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by Ariarnia
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: weaving/loom
Replies: 19
Views: 8080

ok... thanks for the replies. so, with the two beam, the warp is at the top and the fabric rolled onto the bottom. the big stick keeps the fibres apart, what's with the little stick? what holds it in place is it doesn't reach the ends. I understand with the weighted one that the second stick is tied...
by Ariarnia
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: weaving/loom
Replies: 19
Views: 8080

Hi there, I'm really sorry. Your information sounds fantastic, but I don't know what these things are at all. If possible can you describe/ show me what some of these look like? A warp weighted loom is one with weights at the bottom. A treadle loom is one with the two peddles - like the one in sally...
by Ariarnia
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: weaving/loom
Replies: 19
Views: 8080

Thanks sally

That loom looks a mite complex to knock up it also looks like it has more than 4 dimensions... darn medieval people trying to warp time and space!

Paul - ah ha!

does that mean she can tell me how to use it/how it works or that you made it and so can make one/tell me how?
by Ariarnia
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: weaving/loom
Replies: 19
Views: 8080

weaving/loom

Was poking about on the internets and I came across this. I wondered what people thought. It's similar to the iron age one's I've seen being used, and someone used something very similar for an Irish 12th century site they recreated, but I haven't seen and archaeology or illustrations of it. Before ...
by Ariarnia
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pine Tar/Pitch
Replies: 18
Views: 3168

to the best of my knowledge - from a forestry course rather than from historical research - pine was introduced and planted by the Danes during about the 8th century.
by Ariarnia
Sun May 31, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Authenticity of cookware
Replies: 9
Views: 5048

I know I'd be interested in one of the hanging griddles if you made one to fit the fire box I intend to buy from you. I know I'd also be interested in one of the cauldrons if you made one from iron or bronze rather than copper.
by Ariarnia
Sun May 31, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Authenticity of cookware
Replies: 9
Views: 5048

Also, according to Somerset archaeologists, Cast bronze cauldrons were used from the 12th century onwards. Not sure what they're basing it on as I haven't seen any originals, but they give this as an example. http://www.somerset.gov.uk/media/F9D/FA/museums_1_t.jpg http://www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset...
by Ariarnia
Sun May 31, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Authenticity of cookware
Replies: 9
Views: 5048

If you're looking for some authentic items to add from earlier periods, you might find these finds interesting from the mastermyr find. http://www.netlabs.net/~osan/Mastermyr/23-24-Cauldron.jpg Cauldron of copper alloy Pls. 11 and 24: 19 The almost cylindrical cauldron is made from four separate she...
by Ariarnia
Sun May 31, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hose
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

Nope,

I've not been to torm in a few years now, and I haven't spoke to anyone about soft kit outside the society.

I generally research purely LH stuff - buckles and tables and that kinda thing.
by Ariarnia
Sat May 30, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hose
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

I'm not sure how you told us to make them... I personally don't sew, so I've not really discussed it with anyone before. We apparently allow between one and two inches seam allowance on all items and are using the linen from on-line fabrics for most things - we haven't really made more than a few pa...
by Ariarnia
Sat May 30, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hose
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

They just don't seem to have any durability on the seams in the leg or foot.

Kinda figured it was the sweat rotting them or friction with the shoe or something

we use French rolled seams that hold everywhere else.
by Ariarnia
Sat May 30, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hose
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

thanks all, we'll see what we can work out.
by Ariarnia
Fri May 29, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hose
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

Can I ask any tips for making hose out of anything other than wool?

A member has quite sensitive skin condition and we've tried linen hose for her, but they seem to give tear very easily. We're rolling the seams, but I don't know if it's just the nature of the beast.
by Ariarnia
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: jacket
Replies: 15
Views: 2704

With the collar it looks almost stereotypically puritan, but it's not black.

Not my period, but looks smart.
by Ariarnia
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cuir boille (sp) Leather armour help wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2192

From what our group has experimented with, If you pour boiling water, or limit the dip to a few seconds, you end up with water hardened leather that has been less distorted by the boiling. If you leave it too long it gets brittle and warps. If you pour the water you can make up the item first, but t...
by Ariarnia
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Quilting on jacks etc
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Assuming it isn't pre formed, it's the seam that determined the density of the tubes. A looser seam makes for a less compact tube and therefore a more flexable garment.
by Ariarnia
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: undoing rivited maille
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

If you do it carefully you might be able to use them as butted, but I'd expect them to loose a size...
by Ariarnia
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: General History
Topic: archaeological examples of shields?
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

I think I remember somewhere reading about a kite shield that had been chopped off at the top (possibly re-shaped) to a flat section, but I can't remeber where. I think it might have been an oakeshot
by Ariarnia
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4576

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by Ariarnia
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4576

thank you.
by Ariarnia
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4576

So given reds have been described as 'bricky' and blues as 'denim' what colour ranges would be suggested for green? You said grass colour (but possibly unauthentic method) so Grass green? Cucumber green? Tree green? Or lime green and ‘mint’ green? I want to post a colour range, but I know the commen...
by Ariarnia
Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 4576

Agreed - if obtained solely from woad, there'd be little chance of it ever getting the greeny tinge. How does one make green then? (someone was telling me about urine and something making green wool, but I can't say I was very interested at the time and regret it now) What aprox rank/shade would th...
by Ariarnia
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Earrings in the 15th Century
Replies: 11
Views: 2699

My period is the 12th century and so is my research, I was commenting based on the following quotes and I apologise if I were not clear enough. I agree with what has already been said- I think pre 16th century earrings are out unless you're extremely exotic, or a sailor! there are no sources that co...
by Ariarnia
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Group Activities and Publicity
Replies: 10
Views: 2881

walk down the main street in armour. It's what we do, but then again we train on campus and people live in town, so they just walk to the session in kit. We get people asking questions on the way and people following us. We do have to be careful that weapons are well wrapped up. Saying that, do you ...
by Ariarnia
Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Earrings in the 15th Century
Replies: 11
Views: 2699

I'm not sure what you'd call exotic , but there are finds from Europe – I know this doesn’t mean they would be worn in the courts of England, but not exactly exotic to my mind, though possibly that’s a modern outlook. A pair of 12th century earrings from Spain are in the Athens Benaki Museum, a Gold...
by Ariarnia
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: fabric warehouse
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Store details. Basildon SS16 4PR 01268 552224 Cardiff CF5 4SY 02920 670236 Cheltenham GL51 9AH 01242 255959 Grantham NG31 6PG 01476 570022 Hackbridge SM6 7EL 020 8647 3313 Maidstone ME16 0ST 01622 763030 Northampton NN5 5JR 01604 759312 Norwich NR7 8SQ 01603 408454 Poole BH12 4QY 01202 717181 Southa...
by Ariarnia
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen shirts/tunics and dyes
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

^^^ as said, would there be some account for just wearing one layer (of linen) in summer (given that's what peasants seem to be wearing in the fields)
by Ariarnia
Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arms & Armour Imports 1480-81
Replies: 34
Views: 3915

So Corslet means (approximately) upper body covering?
by Ariarnia
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arms & Armour Imports 1480-81
Replies: 34
Views: 3915

Then what are they in Gerald of Wales?

I have always heard them translated in to short chain shirts and given the period they wouldn't likely be plate.

Do you think it a case of same word different item?
by Ariarnia
Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arms & Armour Imports 1480-81
Replies: 34
Views: 3915

Solid metal panels?

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