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by the_weaker_vessel
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: linen seams
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

Per piece, yes. So if clothes are made with each piece completed and only then sewn together the term does seem to fit. More research to do ... :P
by the_weaker_vessel
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: linen seams
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

That is close to how I do my seems, but the other ay around. I turn the edges in first, with an inter lining if needed, then whipstitch the seam. For a stiffened bodice I'd add a lining to each piece then whipstich the finished pieces (is this where the term 'piece work' came from?) http://i188.phot...
by the_weaker_vessel
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1904 dated pillowcase
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Don't have time to do anything with it for a while, so it's not gone yet. I didn't expect any interest, but I guess it is Easter. I don't seem to have stopped running since last week - holiday? what holiday??

It will go back into my material box for now.
by the_weaker_vessel
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1904 dated pillowcase
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

OK, not useful then. It will soon become something more 17th Century like cuffs or a collar.

Thread can be killed or closed.
by the_weaker_vessel
Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1904 dated pillowcase
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

1904 dated pillowcase

Hi all,

I almost cut it up before I spotted a machine embroidered letter W and the date 1904. It's only a single pillowcase, very soft linen with I think cotton lace about 2" wide.

Would it be useful to anyone?
by the_weaker_vessel
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Herringbone weave, boiled wool, and flannel
Replies: 28
Views: 3305

The hook holes in the selvage are made as the material comes off the loom, the finished material is pulled along a flat table by pins or hooks until it's next process or it is ultimatly rolled as finished fabric. The material on the table is right side up, so material should have a neat row of pin h...
by the_weaker_vessel
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Who have I upset?
Replies: 6
Views: 3051

We've got about a dozen pending accounts just now, people who have registered but not let us know who they are. I think Graham must have got rid of the pending 2007 accounts, our pending list goes back to Jan 08 now. Nothing personal, honest. Register again and let us know which regiment you're in a...
by the_weaker_vessel
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Tod - do your worst
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

After next friday, yes.
by the_weaker_vessel
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Tod - do your worst
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

Hi Tod :D I have a horn pin, but the weave is too close (or the pin too blunt) to go through, so I'll need to sew some holes for it. I'll have a look at willow baskets, I'll need to be able to carry stuff for when we're not at our LH base, remember I need to carry food for Ross (Coeliac) and I'm alw...
by the_weaker_vessel
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Tod - do your worst
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

I'm thinking about the space I'll have inside a folded up Arisaid, long soldiers snapsac shapes would seen to fit the bill. I imagine that a number of smaller bags would get squashed/fall out the side etc, which is no good when I'm carrying food for Ross. I'm open th suggestions though, don't know a...
by the_weaker_vessel
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Tod - do your worst
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

Just tried the Kertch tied round the back and not wrapped back over, that works, I'll do that thanks, the rabbit ears explanation I had before must have been for something else. I can put stuff in the 'pockets', I'll try it although I'll need to make material sausage shaped bags to put things in. Wh...
by the_weaker_vessel
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Tod - do your worst
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

OK, I tried to knot a Kertch round the back of my head before, but the material was so bulky where the first cross over is - at the back under the point - it didn't feel right. I tried folding the long edge over and then the bulk was over my forehead as well. To tie the Kertch back under my head the...
by the_weaker_vessel
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Tod - do your worst
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

Tod - do your worst

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2568/nantwichsmallca6.jpg OK, I'll take a deep breath and ask Tod and anyone else interested in Scots kit to offer constructive criticism. On me please, Mick has on his posh kit as I'm still working on his Dungivan jacket. Ross would only wear that hat and refused ...
by the_weaker_vessel
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Court Shoes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2280

Dylon do a satin shoe dye http://www.dylon.co.uk/colourcentre/shoecolo/satinchart.htm I also used Dylon's free service years ago to make a dye to match material I sent to them, it only cost me the price of the dye (normal price for one bottle) and postage. If they still do it that would be your best...
by the_weaker_vessel
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: FANY ATS
Replies: 2
Views: 418

I did some research on this while I was with Waller's (SK) I found that there were no patterns for the earlier riding habit, FANY members were usually very affluent and provided all their uniform, usually horses and sometimes cars too. There is some statement that the early FANY were refused by the ...
by the_weaker_vessel
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arisaid - where to pin
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

OK, that sounds good, the weave is fairly close (I havn't counted it) and the horn pin I have is wide and will do this - that's why I am worried, I can sew permenant eyelets in. Now I just have to decide where, I'll have to wear it around the house with a few pegs first I think.

thanks
by the_weaker_vessel
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arisaid - where to pin
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Arisaid - where to pin

Hi and Happy New Year, I have my Arisaid, made to about 2.5m squ and dyed a touch darker as recommended by Tod. It looks and feels great, I also have a horn pin (not a brooch), but fastening it is not as easy as I thought. The pin will have to go through 4 layers from what I can see and I think it w...
by the_weaker_vessel
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Athentic bread with gluten free flour
Replies: 19
Views: 3933

I've never added that to bread, what sort of quantities do you add (in relation to flour please). I've discovered recently that Ross can have a small amount of Codex, which is wheat flour with the gluten washed out. It makes almost normal things although I've kept it for special treats. As he gets b...
by the_weaker_vessel
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Frieze
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Would old wool blankets be close enough? They are usually available in charity shops and take dye relatively well. They are usually so old and well used these days that they have matted down nicely.
by the_weaker_vessel
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help cleaning leather
Replies: 2
Views: 450

OK, I'll probably go down the freezer route anyway, I want to make sure they really are clear of it. They were left in the garage to air and dry - not this year !

Thanks

PS. Milton only takes 15 minutes these days, so although it's a bit drastic, it's not the end of the world.
by the_weaker_vessel
Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help cleaning leather
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Help cleaning leather

I've just pulled my Latchets from the garage and found that since I wore them 2 months ago they are developing some lovely mildue. It's on the outside and is only just starting to grow so is not a big problem yet. Before I re-wax them, they already have a lot of wax and I'd like to kill the mildue f...
by the_weaker_vessel
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Details for short 'doublet' found on bog body please
Replies: 26
Views: 5149

Yeah. The Dungiven doublet has a four panel body if memory serves, where as I have a "hunch" that this one has a three panel body. The Dungivan Jacket has only one panel from the web sites I've seen, and I'm itching to make one. I'm goint to use one of my many woollen blankets, and make i...
by the_weaker_vessel
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Details for short 'doublet' found on bog body please
Replies: 26
Views: 5149

I'll ask the Cutator again, she is getting fed up of me by now I think. I would think by the look of the waist and the fitted sleeves etc that there was a seam somewhere, but I would not want to assume.
by the_weaker_vessel
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mistreating Worsted
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Note to self: remember to zig-zag the strip before washing next time. :oops: The strip of worsted wool was washed on a 'quick' wash at 30, with an 800 spin speed. It has lightened in colour slightly, the weave is now more obvious and there is now a little nap, just slightly fuzzy. Apart from that th...
by the_weaker_vessel
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Women's riding boots? (1730 - 1760)
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Just found this thread, Tod are you still looking for info? I did research for ECW sidesaddle riding, so not so relevant for your period but I can say though that shoes would not have been suitable from my point if view, for two reasons. 1. One one stirup is used, so light shoes would not be easy to...
by the_weaker_vessel
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mistreating Worsted
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Mistreating Worsted

Hi, I have been diven some lovely Worsted suiting. It's the right colour, but far too smooth and shiny for summer weight clothes (breeches etc) I thought about washing it but wondered if it needs some heat too - will heat shrink it too much or will it already be shrunk. Normally I'd handwash or wash...
by the_weaker_vessel
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Details for short 'doublet' found on bog body please
Replies: 26
Views: 5149

Ah - ha. The colours on the jacket are lovely today, and it looks so clean. I guess pink is not everyones taste, also would cream with pink and green all be 'woman's' colours? ie pale colours not dark enough for camoflague. Possibly for a boy and not yet a man, anyway as you said very distictive. I ...
by the_weaker_vessel
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Details for short 'doublet' found on bog body please
Replies: 26
Views: 5149

I thought it might have been a 17th century jacket, and it looks like it might go well with a plaid. Lynn, do you have any idea if the body had any other garments than the jacket? Cheers, Henrik Nothing else is mentioned on the blurb, although there is a photo of a 'suit' which looks like a shirt a...
by the_weaker_vessel
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1745 Highlanders - what not to wear
Replies: 50
Views: 9001

Anular (Penanular??) brooches. Scraps of tartan wrapped arround the leg instead of hose. So can you clarify this by (I think) Edward Burt 1754: If they [the ordinary girls] wear stockings, which is very rare, they lay them in plaits one above the other from the ankle up to the calf, to make their l...
by the_weaker_vessel
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Details for short 'doublet' found on bog body please
Replies: 26
Views: 5149

I've just had this back from the curator: Short-waisted doublet of wool, light brown check in ginger-brown, found in 1975 on the skeleton of a young man aged about seventeen in a peat bank at Clayton Hill, Keiss, Caithness, c. 1650 – 1660 ... All of the above items are currently displayed in the Mus...

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