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by Kajte
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times
Replies: 23
Views: 6553

Re: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times

To continue the cuba, and share the hound love, another vote for adopting an ex racer here! Our Irish Greyhound came to us with the usual baldy bum, tum, thighs and tail, a bag of skin and bones, covered in scars and a few bits and bobs missing. From this lost and lonely little boy http://img.photob...
by Kajte
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How are you finding trade ?
Replies: 46
Views: 10279

Re: How are you finding trade ?

81 miles away. Got offered £100. Only just covers diesel for the return trip. let alone things like my insurance. K Sorry for a blatant thread hijack, but, yikes, £100 only just covers your diesel? I have a fairly small car, and get 500 miles for just under £60, I was thinking of going larger, our ...
by Kajte
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Helmet Suppliers on Ebay?
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: Helmet Suppliers on Ebay?

There are probably many shops on ebay, selling helmets of varying quality. If your group have specifically recommended a seller, it would probably be best to get in touch with someone from your group to ensure your purchase meets the saftey standards required by your group. Not worth risking your he...
by Kajte
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Yorkshire dressmaker
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: Yorkshire dressmaker

Silly question, but did you leave messages for them on their voicemail?

Due to the nature of their work, sometimes they can't just stop and answer the phone. They could be beneath many yards of fabric or measuring a client.
by Kajte
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone got advice on how to air...
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: Anyone got advice on how to air...

Ooh sounds lovely. Is it real or synthetic astrakhan? I just picked up a tip about using bran to revive a "greasy" fur coat that we have in the shop. It apparently works like dry shampoos for hair, so potentially could remove smells too. But no idea if it really works, maybe hang on till I...
by Kajte
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early Tudor Cap
Replies: 27
Views: 2861

http://newlanarkshop.co.uk/shop.php?view=page&page=43

Very good prices too in my opinion.

Def do a test swatch first! Mine shrank from a 4"x4" square to 3.5" across and 3" down.

Had to do some maths solving that I hadnt done since GCSEs!!
by Kajte
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early Tudor Cap
Replies: 27
Views: 2861

Thank you, I'll keep an eye out.

If you ever need any patterns test knitting, give me a yell.
by Kajte
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early Tudor Cap
Replies: 27
Views: 2861

Phil, is now drooling over this hat!

Will you be selling the pattern on ravelry at any point?
by Kajte
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early Tudor Cap
Replies: 27
Views: 2861

When I knitted the scots bonnet, i was very good and knit and felted a swatch first and from that worked out how large I had to knit! Was very concerned when i finished knitting as it was bigger than the bag I'd been carrying it in! When it went in the machine I did make a small prayer to the knitti...
by Kajte
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early Tudor Cap
Replies: 27
Views: 2861

Wonderful!

Its always a bit of a worry at the felting stage tho isnt it? Or maybe thats just me, I'm 'lazy' and use the washing machine, but have always been very very lucky!

Do you hand felt Sally?
by Kajte
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Scots Bonnet
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Thank you, a compliment indeed from a fellow knitter

It was a hybrid of 2 pattens i found on the net, one free, one not. Something I often end up doing, especially with socks! Am very set in my ways with heels and toes, never follow a pattern 100%.
by Kajte
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Scots Bonnet
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Scots Bonnet

Here's my first attempt at 18th Century knitting. Knitted, then felted, its now bombproof!! Please excuse the model, not enough tea that day!! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/kajteuk/MIsc/CIMG0772-1-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/kajteuk/MIsc/CIMG0773-1-1.jpg And especially for ...
by Kajte
Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 7975

Thank you

Think I will need about 5 metres, depending on the width

:)
by Kajte
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 7975

Frances,

Do you have any dark green cotton velvet in your stash?

K
by Kajte
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pretty colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

I couldnt make it to ILHF, only Torm this year :(

I was hoping to see you at Torm, tho i was a bit rushed when I got there and couldn't find a stall I had walked past three times, so wasnt 100% sure if you werent there or I had missed you.

Will you be at the spring ILHF?
by Kajte
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pretty colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

They are beautiful colours Sally!

Do you spin the silk yourself? What weight is it? I have been looking for some aran weight silk to knit with, but with not much success without the need for a new mortgage :wink:
by Kajte
Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1750s suit
Replies: 33
Views: 4217

Phil the Grips wrote:Bum- if she reads this I'll have to get a third job to pay for that frock!

Be worth it though...and I know just the longarm to go with it.
Image


:D :D mmmmmmm very, very pretty!!!
by Kajte
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C14 style knitted hood with Lirripipe
Replies: 10
Views: 1426

Hello noramunro, great tosee you on here! I'm sorry if my post was misconstrued, I love the hood, and am going to knit myself one regardless :D Evidence for this kind of thing is so hard to find, due to the nature of the materials, there is nothing to be found as opposed to metal or pottery items! T...
by Kajte
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C14 style knitted hood with Lirripipe
Replies: 10
Views: 1426

Thanks Sally, I thought as much! May still make one, could be fun for chilly evenings after the public are off site :) And can make it in some lovely purple wool i have lol I love knitting in the round and do as much as i can that way to avoid seams on tops etc :wink: but mainly i knit socks (never ...
by Kajte
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C14 style knitted hood with Lirripipe
Replies: 10
Views: 1426

C14 style knitted hood with Lirripipe

Hello All, esp fellow knitters. While scouring the internet for new and interesting things to knit I came across this :- http://hometown.aol.com/noramunro/Wardrobe/14chood.htm It looks like a very interesting knit, however she can provide no real evidence for it :(, and after some brief research nor...
by Kajte
Mon May 05, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: For the knitters.... Ravelry, anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Yes im a member and love it!!! Very handy if you get stuck with anything, as there is nearly always someone with a solution or explanation!!! I joined the waiting list and thought i would have to wait for ever, but got invited to join surprisingly quickly! Kate (curently knitting and constructing 5 ...
by Kajte
Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Slippy soles
Replies: 16
Views: 2191

Someone told me that cutting a raw potato in half and rubbing the cut side accross new leather soles works, but i have never tried it!

Kate

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