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by eaw458
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need Help: simple medieval food
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Need Help: simple medieval food

Frumenty!
by eaw458
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: York City Levy - C15th in Yorkshire & North East England
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

Re: York City Levy - C15th in Yorkshire & North East England

Thanks, guys! If you want to find out what York City Levy will be up to in 2011, have a look at our new map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=111006196529854588821.000495545d5e823364129 If you fancy playing with us, we'd be very happy to welcome you into the group. It doesn't...
by eaw458
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Noob looking for a group in NE England
Replies: 17
Views: 5629

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

York City Levy would be good too. We do late C15th and are based around the Newcastle - Middlesbrough - York area where we do most of our events. I have just PM'd you.

Our web site is at www.yorkcitylevy.com and we're on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yorkcitylevy
by eaw458
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: York City Levy - C15th in Yorkshire & North East England
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

York City Levy - C15th in Yorkshire & North East England

York City Levy http://www.yorkcitylevy.com York City Levy are re-enactment group seeking to portray common men and women from the City of York from the second half of the C15th. We're a friendly and fun group of both individuals and families and pride ourselves on our relaxed and inclusive approach...
by eaw458
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - 13th century dresses - help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1507

Re: 12th - 13th century dresses - help needed

I am very new to this and need a dress for our archery clubs have-a-go events, but I have no idea where to look. I have looked on dozens of fancy dress sites, but want something more authentic. Can anyone recommend any websites or any seamstresses?? Thanks I'll try a short answer... :-) I would alw...
by eaw458
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen or Hemp Canvas wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: Linen or Hemp Canvas wanted

The Iron Dwarf wrote:AFAIK herts specialist fabrics who have a banner here do it


Nah - I've rarely found a decent piece of fabric on his stall... Thx for suggesting it anyway.
by eaw458
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen or Hemp Canvas wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Linen or Hemp Canvas wanted

Hi everyone, I am looking for a suitable supplier of linen or hemp canvas, in a medium to heavy weight and with a tight enough weave to be weatherproof. Think about the cotton canvas that Past Tents use for their tents, but then in either linen or hemp :-) So far, I have requested samples from Whale...
by eaw458
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shaving
Replies: 22
Views: 3304

Re: Shaving

I think it highly unlikely that men would shave themselves. The problem is not a razor sharp blade but a good mirror. Whilst you can have a straight razor shave without a mirror - I have watched my husband do it - he is fairly certain you couldn't learn how to shave without one. Here we go - yet an...
by eaw458
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 4418

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

The interesting thing from the first picture is that it suggests that wearing some sort of working tunic thing is, for these guys, more important than wearing adoublet. If we go for the no hose, then why bother wearing a doublet? Presumably they are wearing shirts, perhaps braes, and with the tunic...
by eaw458
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 4418

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

After further discussion,

(a) appears to be two people who have taken off their hose, but are still wearing canvas gaiters for working the land

(b) would be a doublet with a body from undyed, unbleached wool, and coloured sleeves and neck, designed to be worn under a sleeveless gown
by eaw458
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 4418

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

What's the date and origin of the images? The first image looks more 16th century to my eye. Nope - late C15th, Bruges, so the British Library says Interesting, but If you could post the full info on both images that would be quite useful... Where the images come from and when exactly they were mad...
by eaw458
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 4418

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

zauberdachs wrote:What's the date and origin of the images? The first image looks more 16th century to my eye.


Nope - late C15th, Bruges, so the British Library says
by eaw458
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Any groups near Middlesborough?
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Any groups near Middlesborough?

Or there's the York City Levy - all based in the NE, with most events too. Half a dozen or so events per season, either direct or through Livery and Maintenance. ~25 people of all ages with half a dozen kids or so, very friendly and welcoming. Annual membership £15 and food subs a mere £2.50/day wit...
by eaw458
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 4418

C15th Clothing Conondrums

Been studying farmers and their outfits and noticed quite a few illustrations with the following two things that I am not quite sure about: (1) Rolled down hose http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/eaw458/hose.jpg These type of garmens are frequently shown by people working in a field: (a) bare l...
by eaw458
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1450's women's headdress and short haircut: what works?
Replies: 3
Views: 757

1450's women's headdress and short haircut: what works?

Hi, What's your best bet for a comfy 1450's working class women's coif when you've got really short hair? I've always gone for coifs pinned to a tight fillet (to keep all the bits in) knotted at the back of the head, but am getting a bit fed up with frazzled, very sore, ears at the end of the day. L...

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