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by aunty rach
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Blackwork
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Re: Blackwork

By hand. I've done a few trials but need a few pointers in taking the next step.
by aunty rach
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Blackwork
Replies: 0
Views: 1283

Blackwork

Does anyone have any experience (or can point me in the direction of any resources) of making up a shift or shirt with blackwork using the Holbein Stitch? I don't want it backed - I want both sides of the blackwork to be visible, but I'd just like to pick someones brains that has done it themselves....
by aunty rach
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Blackwork
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Blackwork

Does anyone have any experience (or can point me in the direction of any resources) of making up a shift or shirt with blackwork using the Holbein Stitch? I don't want it backed - I want both sides of the blackwork to be visible, but I'd just like to pick someones brains that has done it themselves....
by aunty rach
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Tewkesbury Mustard - does anyone still make this?
Replies: 3
Views: 3385

Re: Tewkesbury Mustard - does anyone still make this?

Asda do a Tewkesbury mustard in their Extra Special range.
by aunty rach
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Armour and Mail repair for a Visitors Centre
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Armour and Mail repair for a Visitors Centre

What I'm about to ask is impeded by not knowing anything about armour! I have been asked by the Manager of a borough council owned castle visitor centre in the North Midlands if I can recommend someone who would be able to visit their site to conduct repairs to some of their handling items of armour...
by aunty rach
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Stamford Festival of History
Replies: 6
Views: 1959

Re: Stamford Festival of History

Fantastic photos. I think I'll definitely be using some of then on our website (Buckingham's Retinue), credited of course.
Thanks!
by aunty rach
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Books on History of Tablet Weaving
Replies: 15
Views: 4100

Re: Books on History of Tablet Weaving

I second that hint!
by aunty rach
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Buttermilk
Replies: 13
Views: 3973

Re: Buttermilk

I'd thought about drop scones, but wasn't convinced they're period. Does anyone know better?

Will definitely make some soda bread at home, just want to find some uses at events.
by aunty rach
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Buttermilk
Replies: 13
Views: 3973

Buttermilk

Our late C15th group have just purchased a lovely butter churn (thanks to 6 of 1) so we will be regularly making butter at our events. I'm aware of modern recipes that use the buttermilk but does anyone know of any period recipes or what they would have used buttermilk for? I don't want to see it go...
by aunty rach
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Heath 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4755

Chris, yclept John Barber wrote:
Captain Reech wrote:Some nice ones here as well

http://www.shropshirestar.com/2009/09/2 ... us-battle/


Photo 10: Emma Hamilton? That kit doesn't look very Nelson-era! :D


A father with an evil sense of humour (and a mother who for once didn't notice what he was up to), or so I'm told.
by aunty rach
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Reproducing C15th Household Accounts
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

Thanks for the replies.

I've got what I wanted for now (thanks for the info on layout gregory23b) so shall now see what I can produce....
by aunty rach
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Reproducing C15th Household Accounts
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

That work is very beautiful. I don't think my effort will quite meet those high standards... What I want to produce is a basic set of accounts that would be for the previous year that would include outgoings such as wages and kitchen goods such as spices. As they're for the previous year would I be ...
by aunty rach
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Reproducing C15th Household Accounts
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

Reproducing C15th Household Accounts

I'm looking for some help. I need to produce a set of household accounts for a fairly important Lord in the WOTR period. Can anyone point me in the direction of any online sources for what these should look like? Would they still be a roll, or in book form? Any help on what they would contain would ...
by aunty rach
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tablet Weaving Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Thank you so much for that. I'd come across Peter Collingwood's book, and Anna Neuper's Modelbuch in my searches. Your recommendation confirms my thoughts that these may be the ones to get. I love the Soper Lane website, I had not come across that one, but it's now bookmarked and I'm sure I'll be ba...
by aunty rach
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tablet Weaving Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Tablet Weaving Recommendation

Hi,

I am looking to get a more advanced book on tablet weaving (than the Blue A4 pamphelt by Thorskegga Thorn) and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions?

(It would mainly be for the WOTR period, but sometimes for early Henrican as well)

Thanks
by aunty rach
Thu May 22, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Stanley! A Stanley! (Boaring)
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Tamworths do taste gorgeous. The local farm co-operative where I get all my meat have either Tamworth or Glos Old Spot pigs. I can highly recommend them for eating, if you ever get the chance to try them then do!
by aunty rach
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Teracotta dishes - how horribly wrong are they?
Replies: 15
Views: 4527

Whoops.
by aunty rach
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Teracotta dishes - how horribly wrong are they?
Replies: 15
Views: 4527

Sophia,

I was intriuged by your reference to the Hampton Court vidoes. I've tried to find them but with no success (I assumed that they are online somewhere?). Can you point me in the right direction please?
by aunty rach
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Fugger Almond cake Recipe from about 1500 :D
Replies: 14
Views: 3263

Made this for last weekend. It's gorgeous. Already have requests to make it again.

Thanks for the recipe.

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