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by lawrence
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Museum of London Roman Event, Spring 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Re: Museum of London Roman Event, Spring 2017

Which one is it? I can see loads of different events but nothing about a Roman one.
by lawrence
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century armour
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: 13th century armour

Thanks for that reply, an interesting point but it does make me wonder though if they would have them widely used, not just the cost but the way the mosaicists would have learnt their trade. Like the Islamic geometric tile mosaicists I would have thought a lot of the patterns would have been in thei...
by lawrence
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century armour
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: 13th century armour

Thanks for the info. I doubt these were done from a pattern book, I think these were done off the cuff. There are different opinions about the possibility of patterns books in use, there's no hard evidence that I now of, though there were individual plans.
by lawrence
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century armour
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: 13th century armour

Yes, definitely the economy end of the market! Are there mail shirts that go that low?
by lawrence
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century armour
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: 13th century armour

I did wonder about that, I would say the mosaicists (and I use the term loosely!) were showing mail that went down to the ankles as you can see the difference between that and the tunics.
by lawrence
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century armour
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

13th century armour

These rather 'basic' mosaics are from Ravenna, Italy and have been dated to 13th century. I'm really just fishing for some facts about the shields, armour etc. Is there anything about those that would date it positively in your minds?
Ta
by lawrence
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Video to sell on a website
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: Video to sell on a website

Thanks for that Kate, that's just the sort of thing I mean. I was wondering too how many people buying online look at videos there? That website is a very good example of showing the whole process. Thanks for the link to Pinterest, I'll try that out.
by lawrence
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Video to sell on a website
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Video to sell on a website

How many people who have websites where they sell supplies use videos? Do you have the odd one or two embedded or do you have say, a certain tool then a video on how to use it, another video explaining the different variations on something you sell (this would be as well as any text explanations)? I...
by lawrence
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Online sales, suspect countries?
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Online sales, suspect countries?

I'm just setting up the postage system on my new shop and was wondering, is there anyone here with an online shop that has certain countries they won't take orders from or require other confirmation from them, ie fax? Not sure that you can lump everyone in a certain country as 'suspect' and I have p...
by lawrence
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: November Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 3601

Re: November Newsletter

Just says not available when I click on it.
:eh:
by lawrence
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Dead?
Replies: 25
Views: 15516

Re: Dead?

I check in here every so often to look at the trading/events stuff and I agree that most Roman things go on on RAT but I'll make sure I drop in now. Mostly this site does seem to be medievil (y'know medievil, about 600AD - 1700 and you can have anything you like as long as it's brown :wink: ) i've n...
by lawrence
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Alembic and pipkin?
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Re: Alembic and pipkin?

Try Hinnie Annie as she gets glassware from Eva in Belgium who has made these before, in glass. The prices aren't too bad either.
by lawrence
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Romans in the West Country
Replies: 3
Views: 4568

Re: Romans in the West Country

The company that seems to crop up the most for that sort of thing is http://www.armamentaria.com I'm sure there are a few other traders as well for pointy stuff.
by lawrence
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Villa rebuilt
Replies: 5
Views: 4957

Re: Roman Villa rebuilt

I must confess I've not seen any examples or mentions of wheelbarrows. For me the whole thing falls down on the lack of manpower. It just seems daft the 'expert' jumping up and down about authenticity then having only 6 workers on site. The cart makes sense but why have someone learning how to make ...
by lawrence
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Villa rebuilt
Replies: 5
Views: 4957

Roman Villa rebuilt

If you weren't aware here's the link for the programme on Channel 4 at the mo where they've got 6 modern builders building a Roman Villa using only ancient materials and methods. It's interesting..... :wink: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/rome-wasnt-b...in-a-day/4od#3154408
by lawrence
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Sutlers Stores
Replies: 8
Views: 3012

Re: Sutlers Stores

Neibelungen, Very good overview there of how things can easily get complicated very quickly even though it seems great when you get more orders coming in. I did look at getting an apprentice but apparently as well as the privilage of doing your work for you they also expect you to pay them :o :wink:
by lawrence
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chester Roman Festival 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Re: Chester Roman Festival 2011

I've been in touch and am on the mailing list, looking forward to it. :D
by lawrence
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Discounts for students
Replies: 13
Views: 1795

Re: Discounts for students

Thanks for the information everyone, I didn't realise that there were different organisations. I think what I'm going to do is just ask people to bring along some type of student iD to the workshop. I think it will just have to be run on trust, after all if someone is a student but genuinly forgets ...
by lawrence
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Website Video
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Website Video

I think you're refering to Flash Intro, where the whole page is taken up with nice pretty graphics which, like yourself get ignored by 99.9% of the population who hit the Skip Intro button :wink: What I mean is where you have your normal Home page but part of it has a video. That way visitors to you...
by lawrence
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Website Video
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Website Video

I was wondering if anyone else here uses video on their website? I have one on my 'Buy Tools' page showing how to use some marble cutting tools. Another good idea I saw was to have one on the Homepage just introducing the company and teeling people what's on the site. It does seem that people are us...
by lawrence
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Discounts for students
Replies: 13
Views: 1795

Re: Discounts for students

Thanks, I'll have to find out what these actually look like that way if somebody presents me with a piece of paper with;

'I am a student and i lik lerning stuff''

written on in crayon I'll think, haaaang on that doesn't look right. :wink:
by lawrence
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Discounts for students
Replies: 13
Views: 1795

Re: Discounts for students

Thanks Annie, this is the first time I've heard of the enrollment letter, I'll look into that.
by lawrence
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Discounts for students
Replies: 13
Views: 1795

Discounts for students

Hi,

I'm looking at giving discounts for students who want to book on my Roman mosaic workshops and just wondered what I should do to verify they are students?
Do you just take it on trust? Also if you do offer a discount how do you calculate it, as a percentage?

Cheers
by lawrence
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trade Pitch discounts idea
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: Trade Pitch discounts idea

I'd be interested too, it does of course depend on how many are suitable for a Roman trader :wink:
by lawrence
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Zeugma mosaics
Replies: 0
Views: 2799

Zeugma mosaics

Just found this on Google video, http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 226590901# It's the Horizon programme from 2002 about the mosaics found at Zeugma, Turkey and the work to save as many as possible before the valley was flooded as part of the Euphrates dam project. There are some beautiful...
by lawrence
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Ancient History/Archaeology magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 4589

Re: Ancient History/Archaeology magazines

Thanks Graham,
I'll get in touch with Jasper about that.
by lawrence
Thu May 14, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Website Links
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Website Links

If you want to know who's put a link to your website take a look at http://www.linkpopularity.com
You put in your website and it lists who has your link as they appear through Google, Yahoo, MSN.

Lawrence
by lawrence
Fri May 08, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Online Course in Roman Mosaics
Replies: 1
Views: 3142

Online Course in Roman Mosaics

As I was getting a number of enquiries about the workshops from overseas and people were finding some dates difficult over here I’ve created a unique Online Course in Roman Mosaics – what I cover in the 1 Day workshops is now down in writing. Take a look: http://www.romanmosaicworkshops.com/OnlineCo...
by lawrence
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Free stationary for groups & traders
Replies: 2
Views: 1913

I think you'll find that now they've even done away with the extra charge for advanced editing.

Lawrence
by lawrence
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Ok give me some grief.... I want good critism
Replies: 31
Views: 5624

Yes, I get the Plough Gaskets too, I didn't know ploughs needed gaskets :o

Lawrence

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