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by Random Mumblings
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: ACW muskets
Replies: 2
Views: 2684

Re: ACW muskets

That's great, thanks very much.
by Random Mumblings
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: ACW muskets
Replies: 2
Views: 2684

ACW muskets

Looking for some help in identifying some ACW muskets that may or may not be originals. I have tried to contact polygone as I understand he's THE chap to speak to, via pm, but no luck as yet.
by Random Mumblings
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Board preferences.
Replies: 26
Views: 9665

Re: Board preferences.

Yes, some of the new ones are very funky, but still tough on the eyes. Subsilver2 pleeeeeease. :)
by Random Mumblings
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Board preferences.
Replies: 26
Views: 9665

Board preferences.

Can we have a choice of board formats/skins please? I find this prosilver gives me a splitting headache and eyestrain, sorry. Subsilver2 is my phpBB skin of choice, if we get to choose.

Thanks muchly.
by Random Mumblings
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wide heavyweight canvas?
Replies: 3
Views: 1720

Wide heavyweight canvas?

I'm looking for some wide (need 7ft but just as wide as I can get it) heavyweight unbleached canvas to make a groundsheet for our geteld. Anyone know of a supplier please?
Thanks
by Random Mumblings
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lightweight wool for wimples?
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Sample arrived today and...wow! I'd never believe ti was wool, it's so fine. Would it however be too fine for 10th/11th C? Deb? I'm at least presuming that if it is okay, it would be very rich?
by Random Mumblings
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lightweight wool for wimples?
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Thanks all. Have contacted wolfin who are sending samples. :D
by Random Mumblings
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lightweight wool for wimples?
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Lightweight wool for wimples?

Considering making a (10th-early 11th century) wimple out of wool instead of linen, wondered if there was such a thing as very fine lightweight drapey wool and if so, where to get it from at a reasonable price? Most, if not all, of the wool I've seen at the markets is reasonably heavyweight for our ...
by Random Mumblings
Thu May 15, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To toile, or not to toile.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2843

Don't look on it as a hardship, look at it as a long term investment :lol: Yes, I do know where you are coming from, but the likelihood of me ever having to make another Victorian jacket is pretty remote, considering we are Vike reenactors. :wink: The jacket is for a party. I think I shall probably...
by Random Mumblings
Wed May 14, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To toile, or not to toile.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2843

:roll: I knew you'd bloody say that. I obviously therefore just needed a virtual kick up the botty as I know you're right, but a teensy bit of me hoped you'd all say, "Nah! Feck it, just wing it, you'll be fine!" :lol: Shall go buy cheap stuff tomorrow. (Cheap charity shop stuff?! Tried th...
by Random Mumblings
Wed May 14, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To toile, or not to toile.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2843

To toile, or not to toile.....

....that is the question? I'm making a fairly fitted jacket. Sizing looks about right by eye, but I'm not 100% sure as I've never made one like it before. The actual fabric I'm using isn't *that* expensive. Now I know I *should* make a toile to check the fit, right? BUT I don't have enough of anythi...
by Random Mumblings
Sun May 11, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian sewing patterns?
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Thanks everyone. :D
by Random Mumblings
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone else got sewing angst?
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

I'm guessing her shoes there aren't entirely authenti? :lol: ..." Oh, 15thC costume expert now are you? :wink: Absolutely. For 15thC I'd have gone for pink with white red and YELLOW spots, myself. The green makes them look a bit nearer to late 14thC, in my expert opinion. She is a beautiful li...
by Random Mumblings
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone else got sewing angst?
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

feeling slightly better. That's the three year old just about finnished. Gown and pettycoat done, just need to finish her linens, and short hose, and do her a purse. http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/DaveB14/P4250113.jpg Just a few bits for the baby to do and a new shift for the wife. Dave I'm...
by Random Mumblings
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone else got sewing angst?
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

Tuppence wrote:determined to actually get it done though - have bought some of supplies 8)


Have you? My patterns have come. and I have looked at them, gone "Eek!" and put them on the table for "later." :lol:
by Random Mumblings
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone else got sewing angst?
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

JC Milwr wrote:
I couldn't really do the kids kit too early, as they are 4 and 2, and grow like weeds when you aren't looking!


Mine too, they are 8,7 and 4. I just make them with plenty of growing room. And BIG hems. :lol:
by Random Mumblings
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone else got sewing angst?
Replies: 31
Views: 4719

I've actually done pretty well this year. Only 2 children needed new kit, so made that ages ago. Me and hubby both got full new shiny sets of kit but are all done bar hubby's hose, which are in the planning stage. My dress is 3/4 of the way embroidered now, a full set of kit was made this weekend fo...
by Random Mumblings
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian sewing patterns?
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Victorian sewing patterns?

Am in need of a pattern to make a long Victorian skirt of some sort, and also a pair of knee length knickers. Any ideas? Ebay my best bet?
by Random Mumblings
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: knitting
Replies: 21
Views: 2437

I also struggle with start and end... I'm sure I've never cast on twice in the same way... laura You could try http://www.knittinghelp.com Really helpful site with close up, slow and very detailed video describing and showing how to do loads of knitting stitches and techniques. Even helped me as a ...
by Random Mumblings
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Overstitching thread ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

If you're machining use gutermann's topstitch. It's synthetic, but the strongest thread they do. Pretty much all linen thread won't machine cos it's too brittle and tends towards bumpiness. Hear hear. I bought some linen thread the other day and after about six attempts at sewing one line and havin...
by Random Mumblings
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cloak
Replies: 17
Views: 2843

Sophia wrote:If you mean the Kay Staniland one it is rather gorgeous isn't it.

Soph :D


Ooh, I've just ordered that one. £1.58 from abebooks, which I thought was jolly bargainous, even moreso if it's a good book. :D
by Random Mumblings
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 24734

Dan of Britannia wrote:It never occured to me!

I must be slipping!!!!!! :cry:


There, there. It's not your fault. Blame the compressed rodent based trauma you've experienced today.
by Random Mumblings
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 24734

Ariarnia wrote:You know, I'm really rather starting to regret posting the original question.


Only just starting? :wink:
by Random Mumblings
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 24734

Only real question would be relating to where she found the pictures. I haven't seen some of those. If she is not in the group then she requires some kind of award. knowing rumbly probably on u tube facebook or myspace Yup, got it in one. Facebook pictures of a show at Clitheroe Castle. I'm a demon...
by Random Mumblings
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 24734

Do you have any pictures? I'd be interested in seeing what sort of cotton you have :D Here you go. The BSU in action. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/ukparenting/wang7.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/ukparenting/wang6.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/ukparenting/wang5.jp...
by Random Mumblings
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cheap "silks"
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

Ask Tuppence. She has a link to an Ebay seller who is also a trader on (I think) Leeds market, possibly the same chap. I got some lovely silk from him very reasonably priced and he posted it really quickly too.
by Random Mumblings
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Re-doing viking kit - trying to get it right this time
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

Can you give a bit more info about who you are trying to portray? Which dateline and ethnicity? 9th, 10th, 11th Century? Western/Rus Viking? Living in the UK/Norway/etc etc? What status?
by Random Mumblings
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Locations of Villages
Replies: 9
Views: 2347

lidimy wrote:kael - West Stow is in East Anglia, or are there two? :?

Went on a school trip there when I was 10.... :D


Absolutely right. My eldest is going there in the Summer Term.
by Random Mumblings
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Postal Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 2950

parcel2go have just collected 2 parcels for me today, so will see if their inland is as good as their ineternational. *he he the post office love me :lol: I've used parcels 2 go a few times now tuppence, to send big Ebay items like prams etc and they have always been reliable, collection and delive...
by Random Mumblings
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dye disaster!!!! Mottled kirtle!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2708

As a point of interest, Dylon cold water dyes work in the machine really well. The shade you get depends obviously how much fabric you use. for about 2 metres of fabric I tend to use: 1-2 cold water dyes (you can shade mix with these dyes too very effectively) 300g salt 1 dye fix How I do it is so: ...

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