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by ben
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: replica 15th century glasses
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: replica 15th century glasses

thank you

Ben
by ben
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: replica 15th century glasses
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

replica 15th century glasses

Does anyone produce/sell replica 15th Century spectacles, or could anyone recommend someone who does? a colleague of mine is asking.

thank you

Ben
by ben
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pigments
Replies: 21
Views: 2039

Re: pigments

thats the bunny, i wondered if there is any possible link between the porported writing use of squid quills and these implements?
I am still more prepared to belive that it is the shape of them that gives them the name. A possible link to the squid ink maybe, causing some confusion?

Ben
by ben
Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pigments
Replies: 21
Views: 2039

Re: pigments

Although i'm not calligrapher (the idea is almost laughable!) I have seen solid writing impliments, although the uzsually have a spiral appearance, rather like a plastic 'mr. whippy' icecream if you can picture such a thing? The ink, i assume sits in these grooves. How old this is I have no idea.

ben
by ben
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pigments
Replies: 21
Views: 2039

Re: pigments

The book with the ink cap recipe is: 'handbook of larger british Fungi' John Ramsbottom The cover page goes on to say: 'Based on: Guide to Sowerby's Models of British Fungi in the department of Botany, British Museum (natural History) Published 1951 (much later than i thought) by the british museum ...
by ben
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pigments
Replies: 21
Views: 2039

Re: pigments

excellent tip! thanks! Someone should write the 101 things to do with Vodka! Clearly drinking and antifreeze being the top 2! but I shall give this a go for sure!

It's just a shame my writing is so unutterably poor!

Thanks

Ben
by ben
Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pigments
Replies: 21
Views: 2039

Re: pigments

wow! this is amazing! As to the ink gall recipe I got it from a text book on fungi identification that a friend of mine owns. He is 77 and he calls the book old, so i's turn of the last century at least i think, I'll get the details of him at the weekend if I remember! Essentially the recipe is part...
by ben
Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pigments
Replies: 21
Views: 2039

Re: pigments

Excellent! thank you! the marble gall technique is one I want to try, as I have access to loads, and also the deliquescent ink of inkcaps, heated with cloves (apparently according to the recipe I've read this prevents the ink goiong off) not sure if I need to add gum arabic to this though, prolly tr...
by ben
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pigments
Replies: 21
Views: 2039

pigments

I am hoping to make some ink using a couple of different techniques, but i was wonderign where to buy pigments such as vermillion (i think it is!) and lamp black? ferrous sulphate and gum arabic are apparently easily optained (i got some ferrous sulphate from a garden centre)

Thanks

Ben
by ben
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: clogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

thanks for the info!

I may look at the patten idea, as it would still be cheaper than pattens, most likely.
Although I still intend to make my own pattens one day...I just need to get my rear engaged and get out there and find the pre-requistite alder.....

Ben
by ben
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: clogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

no, i got the from torm, didn't know about this chap in Hereford..cool
they are pretty standard stereotypical dutch clogs....
Ben
by ben
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: clogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1634

clogs

I recently bought some clogs (i'm wierd that way) and I'm asking about the authenticity of them for use in the War of the Roses period. I have had a search about and found references throughout the medieval period, but I thought I'd ask here, as you guys know everything!

Ben
by ben
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Jumble/Jumball recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 2897

great thanks! thats brill.
Ben
by ben
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Jumble/Jumball recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 2897

Jumble/Jumball recipe

I was looking for a reasonable striaght forward recipe for jumble/jumball dough. I'm okay in the kitchen but I don't trust myself with the take some of this and some of that style of the recipes I see on the net, apparently taken from 'origional' sources.

Any advice would be great!

Ben
by ben
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Medieval Celebrations book
Replies: 4
Views: 982

thanks for the info folks!
Ben
by ben
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: On the way to Bethlehem
Replies: 3
Views: 686

the black madonna is the business, I loved it.
by ben
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20068

vote flashman

I second the Flashman series, immense fun!

Ben
by ben
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Medieval Celebrations book
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Medieval Celebrations book

Medieval Celebrations: How to Plan Holidays, Weddings, and Reenactments with Recipes, Customs, Costumes, Decorations, Songs, Dances, and Games.

I saw this on amazon, anyone know if it's any good?
thanks Ben
by ben
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: patterns
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

patterns

What wood would you use for wooden patterns for ones feet?
Or does it not matter greatly?
I'm assuming that the woods would be constrained to timber types readily available in the period, but any advice beyond that?
Ben
by ben
Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: the tudors
Replies: 1
Views: 639

the tudors

is there a thread on this?
If not, what does anyone think?
Ben
by ben
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Painting one's helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 518

In that case! thanks be to Greg!

I'll hopefully post a picture if I do a decent job.

thanks again
Ben
by ben
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Painting one's helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Thanks! the link was very useful!
by ben
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Painting one's helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Painting one's helmet

Erm, well, I have recently aquired from a friend a kettle hat, I wanted to paint said kettle hat, as I have seen many nicely painted helmets, and have helmet envy.

What paint/finish should I use for a fairly suitable finish for war of the roses period style?

thanks
Ben

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