Search found 91 matches

by red razors
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Suppliers
Replies: 64
Views: 33417

Re: Fabric Suppliers

found this just now when i was googling dutch chintzes:
www.craftybaba.co.uk
haberdashery too. haven't looked through thoroughly but they have some nice stuff.
by red razors
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor hierarchy - or perhaps just Kentwell
Replies: 8
Views: 3595

Re: Tudor hierarchy - or perhaps just Kentwell

common women did not generally make their family's clothing, just their linens. in fact, the women of most households would make the family linens. anne boleyn lost the plot over the fact that katherine of aragon still made henry's shirts for him after he had put her aside - that was her duty as his...
by red razors
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng
Replies: 17
Views: 3675

Re: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng

Thanks jorge :) so far i have a bank of exemplars i have scavenged from the internet - letters, notarial documents, etc - and have gone through dianne's and the national archives palaeography websites for further info. A book will be the next step i think. If i post an image of my current practice p...
by red razors
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng
Replies: 17
Views: 3675

Re: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng

i have quills, that 2-finger thing could be worth trying though; i just use my normal pen grip.
by red razors
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng
Replies: 17
Views: 3675

Re: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng

i'm sure some of the more learned posters here will correct me if i'm wrong, but basically there was no such thing as standardised spelling - the same words were often spelled differently even in the same piece of writing. spellings were generally phonetic; they were spelled as the writer believed t...
by red razors
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng
Replies: 17
Views: 3675

Re: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng

Hi again everyone :) as a sort of tangent to this thread, i have a query about my hand. i've been practicing away, and i'm in a good place at the moment with it, but am paranoid that my hand still looks too modern, or too like my actual handwriting. any tips on how best to alter the appearance, asid...
by red razors
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: meat fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 2052

Re: meat fruit

thanks for pimping out my limited cooking abilities, lucy :D i actually got the notion to do pommes dorys after seeing jorge making them at HCP. i used spinach to colour mine rather than parsley though, partially macerated then wrapped in a cloth and squeezed. i thought the batter turned out a littl...
by red razors
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Mass and Re-Enactment
Replies: 148
Views: 15601

length of mass depends a lot on the type of mass [ie, a special holy day, christmas, easter] and on the priest. a slow priest can bring it to the hour mark. on average though you're looking at half an hour to 40 minutes. i can see why a proper mass not given by a proper priest could be considered of...
by red razors
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Channel 4 Heston's Feasts - Tuesdays & Repeating on Satu
Replies: 29
Views: 4516

i thought he did the concept of illusion foods very well.
by red razors
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Channel 4 Heston's Feasts - Tuesdays & Repeating on Satu
Replies: 29
Views: 4516

just watched the tudor one. think i may have been distracted by the nice tattoos as he is definitely not as good-looking as i remember! :shock: either that or the ratty tache is making him look insipid.
interesting programme though, i found it very entertaining.
by red razors
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Channel 4 Heston's Feasts - Tuesdays & Repeating on Satu
Replies: 29
Views: 4516

gregory23b wrote:But not as hot as the oh so hot Tudor cooks, AHEM!!!! 8)

of course not!!! a chef in whites [even if he is hot and tattooed, sigh] versus cooks in doublets; there is no competition. doublets and pynade ftw :)
by red razors
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Channel 4 Heston's Feasts - Tuesdays & Repeating on Satu
Replies: 29
Views: 4516

has he put pomme dorys onto his menu yet? the day we visited HCP his seriously hot sous-chef was there learning how to make them.
by red razors
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tattoos
Replies: 22
Views: 9914

the scythian chieftain also has some tasty pieces
Image
Image
by red razors
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tattoos
Replies: 22
Views: 9914

that sounds really good, something for the library methinks.
by red razors
Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early Tudor Cap
Replies: 27
Views: 2244

sally - glad to hear you will be at ILHF; i'll be there. expect to see me!
by red razors
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Transitional hoods.
Replies: 41
Views: 3599

oh, i always liked those hoods! that whole mid-1520s look is just gorgeous.
this is a nicer image; in colour, and you can see a little more detail than in the photocopied one.
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/holbein/images/works/holbein_cecilyheron.jpg
by red razors
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

well it depends who you are as regards names - if you are Irish and obviously so it's a bit daft to deny it so ..an irish name might be good but then you'd need to know why you're there too. that's what i was angling towards. it is definitely obvious that i am irish :) i have been rather vaguely th...
by red razors
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

authentic english or authentic irish? ;)
by red razors
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Devils Whore
Replies: 20
Views: 1965

mentioned it in the oliver cromwell thread in F&G last week. sunday times culture did a feature. starts wednesday coming.
by red razors
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

Yes!!! sh!t. i will have to lash on the factor 50 so. i want my bosoms to still look fresh and plump and as unlike a leather bag as possible when i am 40. actually, can i ask one question about doing kentwell? not sure if this is secret or not. do they make up a name for you or can you bring your o...
by red razors
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

hmmm, i don't fancy the idea of my pale d├ęcolletage open to the sun! does it have to be wide-necked?!?
by red razors
Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

yes but it has a collar with ruffling on it, which is too late for 1535. isn't it?
by red razors
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

i need to start back into my kirtle. and make a new shirt. and a coif.
by red razors
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hooded Tunic
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

panda, will you be home for christmas??

hoods are dead easy, honest; once you have the neck hole and the hood the same size as each other.
by red razors
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

ah!! well i am quite biased toward mid-1520s to 1550s anyways so i am actually rather pleased.
by red razors
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

Jenn wrote:yup 1535 I was hoping it would be earlier but ho hum.

is this almost official, definitely official, or an informed opinion?!?
by red razors
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

it works now, thanks!
by red razors
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

hmmmm, lidi i just tried the link and it's not working... i only get an empty page.
by red razors
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Great War Picture
Replies: 30
Views: 2635

i only just scrolled the whole way across :oops: before that i thought it was an unknown someone's hand coming out of a tent!
by red razors
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 5371

that's what i wanted to know too when i was reading it :|

Go to advanced search