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by Melons de Cantilupe
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 14th century flags in England?
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

14th century flags in England?

If I want to make a "flag" (or flags) for an English baron of 1340, an accomplished knight of Edward III's army, what dimensions and shape would I use? Does being a baron imply banneret, or could he just as easily be a batchelor? How would the flag fly/hang? Would there be a cross bar to h...
by Melons de Cantilupe
Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: What I Got Up To Easter Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 2916

Bloody hell Alixx, that's gorgeous.

I'm talking about the churburg... :wink:

So who gets to bash it first on Sunday, and with what implement?

N.
by Melons de Cantilupe
Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From sheep to garment...? Some advice, please
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

There's no worry about experimenting and wasting wool - we've got 40 fleeces to get through! So far, I've only had time to hot-soak one sink full (about a sixth of one sack), then cold-rinsed it, and let it dry in the sun. It seems to have come out OK, not too much crud still mixed in, and still ver...
by Melons de Cantilupe
Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From sheep to garment...? Some advice, please
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Thanks very much ladies, that's been most helpful.
Luckily I'm working from home at the moment, and with the good weather, I'll probably find a long lunch-hour to go through a couple of bags.
ta.
by Melons de Cantilupe
Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From sheep to garment...? Some advice, please
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

From sheep to garment...? Some advice, please

We've just acquired something like 19 freshly shawn fleeces, which were cut about 7 days ago. If anyone can give practical advice from experience, about how best to wash it, first of all, it would be appreciated. I understand I need to wash them soon, before moths, mice and hardening of the lanolin ...
by Melons de Cantilupe
Fri May 12, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury 2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2304

heh heh, OK... "fuller" armour :D I let Clare wear all the heavy armour because...well, she's nuts like that. My shynbaulds were actually having straps repaired on-site by Alan our armourer at the time. AJ Ward has kindly let us add some of her professional photos to our website gallery (well, she i...
by Melons de Cantilupe
Tue May 09, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury 2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2304

Very nice pics, WW. The top 4 are of the Vikings of Middle England. The next four are of Team Falchion. The first couple show - me and Clare in the full armour (I'm in the pig-face visor with Conyers falchion, Clare in the kettle hat), - Dean and Shane Winfield demonstrating speed of hand-and-half f...
by Melons de Cantilupe
Tue May 09, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2005
Replies: 12
Views: 3583

WW, looks like that chap Rob was marshalling, which would explain the very minimal armour.
by Melons de Cantilupe
Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with Shakespeare?
Replies: 20
Views: 6002

Shakespeare is actually a time traveller from the year 2016. He learned his history from TV dramas, then travelled back in time to get a down-at-heels scribe called Francis Bacon to write a series of best-selling historical pot-boilers, with scant regard for real history. He used a battered copy of ...
by Melons de Cantilupe
Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2005
Replies: 12
Views: 3583

Caldicot Saturday tourney photo.

And one of Lord Rochester v Lord Cantilupe.
Well done on winning the tourney, Kyle. I really enjoyed this (first round) fight.
by Melons de Cantilupe
Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2005
Replies: 12
Views: 3583

Here's one of the ladies fighting in the tourney on Saturday.
Although Conan probably won't like being called a lady, she knows what I mean :)
by Melons de Cantilupe
Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 14th century dress showing heraldic devices
Replies: 0
Views: 1484

14th century dress showing heraldic devices

Here's my question. My (well, the original Nicholas de Cantilupe, anyway) colours are pretty complex, and take an age to create in fabric. I've so far done a jupon, and a banner, both double sided, and 2 shields. painting 18 leopard heads on fleur-de-lis isn't a fun job :roll: So, Atilla ( :twisted:...

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