Search found 34 matches

by BrendanGrif
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost

OK, I have an update on some of this in the Irish context. I was recently at a talk in the National libary of Ireland where one of the speakers (Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin, Gaelic Manuscript Production in the Early Modern Period (1300-1600)) Indicated the following about MS production in Ireland in...
by BrendanGrif
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost

well, judging by the faces of some of the professorial types who were at the lecture the news was unwelcome...and arts rather than science probably control that part of the library
by BrendanGrif
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost

Thanks for the detailed response, would have thanked sooner but my head slightly melted Anyway, you have shown me that an assumption I made was wrong (which is great) so I now need to go back a step and look at that whole thing again. On a tangent, I know that the Early Irish (where I am from) monas...
by BrendanGrif
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost

The medieval prices link is cool and answers some questions I had - just not the one I am trying to figure out now! I have the Medieval Craftsmen book, I guess I should read it properly :$ - that is certainly where I got the idea that the pricing models existed, but hadnt remembered that the detail ...
by BrendanGrif
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Medieval Manuscripts - how much did they cost

Hi, I am looking for information on how much it would have cost to commission a manuscript during the early medieval period...actually any medieval period would be good I have seen references indicating that scripts were priced differently and know that different grades of parchment/vellum cost diff...
by BrendanGrif
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Church bells - when did they appear?
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

The National Museum of Ireland has a lot of examples see http://www.askaboutireland.ie/show_asset.do?mb=1&asset_id=2603 for one -though the info provided is less than good. I know that several date to the 10th century at least (and possibly earlier) and most look like the one in the link Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Gambesons - reality or reenactorism
Replies: 19
Views: 6193

like a lot of the descriptions in the Irish sagas which describe things that must be impossible well, now if you had 7 fingers and gouts of flame coming out the side of your head you would be able to wear 24 shirts of waxed iron - never mind cotton! Brendan PS> If you can point to the specific cott...
by BrendanGrif
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Period dye colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2946

This is of no use to anyone, but I have a strange little book in Spanish that I got in the mountains of Peru, it has all the colours used in traditional dyeing techniques; the raw materials and a diagram showing the entire process. A lot of stuff involving beetles. And then to complete it there is a...
by BrendanGrif
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Urineology
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

I just signed up to facebook to look at a uroscopy chart :shock:
...which is cool btw

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

and a very nice reproduction it is...
but the original! ... I guess that well and truely justifies butting in.


Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

well, it took me about 3 weeks to get around to finishing one page so my chances of getting an entire document done are pretty slim :)

Taking over the world though..there is an idea

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

clearer but not clear :)
Thanks!
I will probably settle on making explicit reference to the original on which I based it and tell people that if they have interest in the topic they should definitely buy the book...free advertising should do it :D

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

Copyright

Hi, I recently got my hands on a facsimile copy of the I:33 document (and very nice it is). Anyway, I have 'copied' one of the plates. i.e. I measured a large number of points on the 'original' marked similar points on the page I was using and then joined the dots. After that I have started painting...
by BrendanGrif
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cloak
Replies: 17
Views: 2800

I bought it ...read it... and suddenly (as yet unused) embroidery thread and other related items appeared in my dwelling... :shock:
Cant remember (deny) buying them :!:

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gown (male) Pattern - last half of the 15th century.
Replies: 22
Views: 2498

I will try that technique this evening! :D

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Military Orders
Replies: 15
Views: 2577

yeah, I suppose. I have made lots of hoods, but never been happy with my efforts at making an integral hood. :(
Think that the neck opening or shape may be wrong. or both.

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cloak
Replies: 17
Views: 2800

what height is she?
[edit] and cloth width[/edit]
-presume she wants it ankle length
by BrendanGrif
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Military Orders
Replies: 15
Views: 2577

So,
relatively loose fitting ankle length tunic with side gores (normal for period) = cappa.
Mental block melting. :) Now all I need to get my head around is the integrated hood!
Thanks!

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cloak
Replies: 17
Views: 2800

Panda,
I will see you over the weekend, at which point I will provide you no less than half a dozen patterns for cloaks (just to confuse the matter :) )

It all depends on budget and quantity of cloth available reall...Is this Goth gear or something else?

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Military Orders
Replies: 15
Views: 2577

Hey, would you have any guidelines on how those mantles are constructed?
-They seem to be oversized long tunics without Gores (I cannot see any seams in the photos) - is this correct?

I have never been able to get my head around how they work over maille.

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gown (male) Pattern - last half of the 15th century.
Replies: 22
Views: 2498

I am pretty sure that I have the original pattern pieces... I will try them out and get back to you all with the answer! (This may take some time as I will have to work myself up to doing it again!) Thanks for your help and I hope that Alexander has picked up some useful tips! (sorry for hijacking y...
by BrendanGrif
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gown (male) Pattern - last half of the 15th century.
Replies: 22
Views: 2498

ok...I was pretty sure I had done the selfedge right. If that is the problem it would explain a lot I did use the split out pattern and marked the pieces with chalk and then thread; however it is possible that I put the marks in the wrong place :oops: I will have to double check the grain in the lig...
by BrendanGrif
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shortbow - who makes them ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

As an aside on this the original Durer Watercolour was on display in Dublin a while back - it suggested (to me) that the picture was more a sketch with deliberately exaggerated elements than an attempt to capture reality - the feet in particular were a bit mad.

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gown (male) Pattern - last half of the 15th century.
Replies: 22
Views: 2498

sorry for delay in reading responses... if it was me that you pm'ed then I didnt get it :( If I remember right (and is a while) I put the CF/CB seams on the selfedge edge of the fabric. I was pretty sure that I measured right etc for the pleats (obviously not) but it makes sense that it is a fundame...
by BrendanGrif
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gown (male) Pattern - last half of the 15th century.
Replies: 22
Views: 2498

you make it sound so easy... I have made a gown with the help of the MTA but encountered huge problems in finishing it off: - Teh sleeves and shoulder are fine, though there is more of a gap between the doublet collar and the gown than I wanted; but I cannot get the pleats to work. Essentially, I ha...
by BrendanGrif
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help with clothing
Replies: 17
Views: 2250

I will be down in Cork at the weekend and can go over some of the Hospitaller kit stuff - are you planning on getting kit together as a: -Knight -Sergeant -Chaplain -Sister (yes they did have the equivalent of a nunery, one at least -Devon/Cornwall springs to mind but not sure) -Corrody holder (Ther...
by BrendanGrif
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - 13th century sewing/stitches (or anything period)
Replies: 18
Views: 2048

My reading of these diagrams is that the darker side (in the image) represents the side of the cloth that will be on the inside once the garment is made. Most of the options pictured would result in hidden "folds". I dont know whether the "folds" were ever visible or whether they...
by BrendanGrif
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Hoisting of Knights
Replies: 29
Views: 3679

I have a mental picture of something not that far from a formula one pit stop.... though I cant imagine a sub 10 second time to feed a horse and change its shoes...

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - 13th century sewing/stitches (or anything period)
Replies: 18
Views: 2048

I have found the following site really good: http://www.heatherrosejones.com/archaeologicalsewing/ Having read it *after* lots and lots of hand stitching, I realised what I should have been doing - and it was easier. There is a useful categorisation by time period and references. Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pleating a sleeve for a 15th C doublet
Replies: 15
Views: 2783

I think that I spent about 30 hours (That I will admit to) getting the puffed sleeve bit to work (many itterations and hand sewing)

Brendan

Go to advanced search