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by Duvan
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen shirts/tunics and dyes
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

Linen for undertunics and underdresses, no problem at all (there is an extant example of the latter from mainland europe, though I think it's 14th century offhand). For outerwear, the only evidence comes from southern europe - probably something to do with the warmer climes, and you're probably bet...
by Duvan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen shirts/tunics and dyes
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

Alright, so basically most evidence is scandinavian... which is not a problem for me since I live in those regions :)

Anyway, the Scandinavian linen tunics/shirt could be knee-length, or very much tunic like eh?
by Duvan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen shirts/tunics and dyes
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

Linen shirts/tunics and dyes

Is there any evidence of (preferably early medieval) tunics made out of linen? I know of this at least: http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/Viborg/VIBORG.HTM But I'm wondering about the length of it... were typical linen shirts/tunics also like knee-length or something? Also, dyed linen is qu...
by Duvan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4592

I'm in no group. :)
Just on my own... the 13th century is just what interests me the most for some reason/s.
by Duvan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4592

I don't know if it's historically correct Nigel... just seen it on people's clothes :P Anyway, is having different colored neck lines a bad idea too? Like this: http://home.swipnet.se/cybtex/sy/kjortel3.jpg Thinking about making my neck either the dark blue or the dark red... but both are noble colo...
by Duvan
Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4592

Thanks again. I found the red cloth in a better picture. Here it is. Also behind is to the right is some very dark blue... I don't know if you can call that dark navy blue? Looked like this link: http://www.lolli-reincarnation.com/images/colors/navy%20blue%20silk.jpg Would that one be any good or is...
by Duvan
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4592

Thanks for the great answers. But one more (preferably quick because I'm in a hurry :()) would be very appreciated! I went to the shop and took a picture of it just to be sure I can't use it... It's looks more gray in the picture, and almost no green at all (and not much blue either) than it is in r...
by Duvan
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medeival wool textures (weaves)
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Thanks for the good information!

Can I still ask, would there be a general guideline for the pre 14th century europe... That is 1100-1250 A.D. or something like that.
by Duvan
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medeival wool textures (weaves)
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Medeival wool textures (weaves)

I have no idea about that myself... but when buying wool for making medieval clothes should you look for some kind of particular texture/weave? I notice some of them have a soft side and a harder (back side?) side. Some also have "lines", real textures in it and are harder, while others ar...
by Duvan
Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4592

Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?

Like is it historically accurate for somebody, not for a nobleman only :), to have a woolen tunic made of a color like the one in the picture below in the Middle Ages (preferably pre 14th century). It's sort of light blue/(green), quite close to white. I also thought about making the neck line and t...
by Duvan
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Period dye colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2940

Thanks.

But the... International Living History Fayre.
I'm not going to travel abroad just to get a sample of colors, even if I sure could need it :)

I guess that fayre is in the UK or somewhere far from Finland where I live.
by Duvan
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Period dye colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2940

Okay, but let's assume I'm okay with modern dyed cloth... just would like the actual colors to resemlble something that you could make from natural dyes too. Any site out there with colors? Computer monitors and photos make it look different I know, but at this point I don't think I want to make my ...
by Duvan
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Period dye colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2940

Period dye colors?

Is there any good website out there that really explains all the colors that could have been in use during the Middle Ages (preferably pre 14th century)? They seldom seem to explain just what kind of colors they are talking about... The best thing would of course be if there actually were pictures o...
by Duvan
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - 13th century sewing/stitches (or anything period)
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

I'm still all confused here after Colin's post. Does he really mean the cloth is folded on the outside, making it look like an edge on many of those seams... And which ones are, which ones aren't on the inside or outside? I would think, a linen cloth that was folded on the right side, or connected i...
by Duvan
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - 13th century sewing/stitches (or anything period)
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Mm. But are you talking about hems that are on the outside of the clothes... not only the fact that when you sew, some stitches are going to appear on the outside?

Well, but if so, how do you know from that website, which were used on the outside and inside?
by Duvan
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - 13th century sewing/stitches (or anything period)
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Thanks. Glad to see somebody actually understood what I meant. :)
by Duvan
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - 13th century sewing/stitches (or anything period)
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Thanks for the links guys! Really appreciated, just what I wanted. But I'm a bit confused about some of the pictures: http://heatherrosejones.com/archaeologicalsewing/wool.html#WSFelled A couple of the folds are identical on both sides as it seems, but for the other ones, like the butted one for exa...
by Duvan
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - 13th century sewing/stitches (or anything period)
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

12th - 13th century sewing/stitches (or anything period)

What are the basic types of stitches used in Western Europe or Scandinavia during about that period? I'm hand sewing of course. Pictures would be nice too... I've tried to search on google, but I haven't been able to find anything better than beginner articles to tunics and the likes, that don't rea...

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