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by GOK
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Craftspeople
Replies: 17
Views: 5400

Re: Craftspeople

The cookery aspect came out of necessity, and recreating the 17th century garden is linked into that, but also because I love growing things (I used to help my grandfather in the veg garden from the age of about 5). The sewing was born from necessity too (I either couldn't afford kit, or was unimpre...
by GOK
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms
Replies: 18
Views: 4418

Re: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms

Colin Middleton wrote:
GOK wrote:Of course Colin, why didn't I think of that?! :lol:


Too simple a solution? :wink:


Very probably - if there's a difficult way around something, I'll find it! :D
by GOK
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Elizabeth Wydeville:the Slandered Queen.
Replies: 9
Views: 2502

Re: Elizabeth Wydeville:the Slandered Queen.

Jim Smith wrote:
Jim Smith wrote:Or would it be like matter and anti-matter - total conversion to energy?


maybe I should keep my copies of the Sun in Splendour and the Princes in the Tower at opposite ends of the bookshelf...


You mean you don't already? Jeez, how've you not had a serious accident? :lol:
by GOK
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms
Replies: 18
Views: 4418

Re: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms

PMed you, Lucy!
by GOK
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms
Replies: 18
Views: 4418

Re: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms

ermm, admitting now my website is pretty far out of date, but it does show the heddles a bit... will be sorted soonish, have just bought a new camera, just need to learn how to use it, plug it into the puter, contact Kate Tiler, having found the pass words book, ( I think I put it in a drawer the l...
by GOK
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Elizabeth Wydeville:the Slandered Queen.
Replies: 9
Views: 2502

Re: Elizabeth Wydeville:the Slandered Queen.

Darn, I saw the title of this and almost got excited....then I read the W word (Weir), and all hopes of an objective and unbiased book were instantly dismissed! Oh well! :roll:
by GOK
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms
Replies: 18
Views: 4418

Re: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms

Do you or anyone else here, have any idea why something which may have been invented so recently has become something to be used in an historical setting? In my head, I cannot get from "This is not C17th century" to "But I'm going to use it and tell people it's historically authentic...
by GOK
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms
Replies: 18
Views: 4418

Re: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms

You are asking people to prove a negative, which is tricky. Not really, I was after evidence that the inkle looms which so many C17th LH-ers are using, were invented in the 1920s (although it seems that they could be late Victorian), and that the weaving sticks I've seen a lot of the same people us...
by GOK
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms
Replies: 18
Views: 4418

Re: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms

What, nobody?! :D
by GOK
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms
Replies: 18
Views: 4418

Weaving Sticks and Inkle Looms

Last year I read somewhere that there is no evidence of weaving sticks being used prior to the 20th century but I cannot for the life of me find the article/text again. Does anyone know of any references (preferably academic), or any articles on the subject? I've also read that the inkle looms we ha...
by GOK
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: help with some dye..
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: help with some dye..

Cool - hope you get it all sorted out! :D
by GOK
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: PayPal for Beginners
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

Re: PayPal for Beginners

http://www.xe.com is your friend when it comes to converting currencies.

Do you have online banking? If so, it makes it much easier to check the deposits which Paychum will put into your account. I believe that until you have those, you won't be able to use your account.
by GOK
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: help with some dye..
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: help with some dye..

lads, ur only stars :) I did think on mixing the two dylons alrite, but with my luck it would go to *rse :s I dont actually know what weld looks like, but I'm sure the missus will and I'll head and check that site rite now :) again, much thanks! Here you are! http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&am...
by GOK
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: help with some dye..
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: help with some dye..

Have you got any weld growing in your area? If not, you can buy it online . If you use it at 100% ratio (so 100g weld to 100g wool), and keep the heat under the dyebath for a couple of hours, you should get the colour you want. I managed to 'accidentally' dye a skein of alum-mordanted wool a mustard...
by GOK
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: A History of the World (BBC) - Alfred the Great
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: A History of the World (BBC) - Alfred the Great

Yep - good to see he's still around. I met him at my very first event back in the late 80s and being terrified of messing up (I'd heard he was a real stickler)! He proved to be a really nice guy! :)

I wonder what he thought of that programme though!
by GOK
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: A History of the World (BBC) - Alfred the Great
Replies: 2
Views: 863

A History of the World (BBC) - Alfred the Great

Anyone see it? Pretty pants throughout really but the real icing on the cake was 20 minutes in when the presenter declared that Alfred took "The Roman city of London in 1886" :o

Bet Victoria wasn't at all amused by that!
by GOK
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Help needed with writing a novel about the English civil war
Replies: 17
Views: 4802

Re: Help needed with writing a novel about the English civil war

Thanks Gok, might take the well-trodden route to the public library first, see if they can get it, and take a look at it before buying it, I've bought quite a few English civil war books already. I only need enough info. about the roads for a few lines of description, or enough for a bit of descrip...
by GOK
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Help needed with writing a novel about the English civil war
Replies: 17
Views: 4802

Re: Help needed with writing a novel about the English civil war

Public Transport in England and Wales 1580–1642 - Robert Morris - £6.

You can buy it directly from Stuart Peachey: http://www.stuart-hmaltd.com/tudor_stua ... ulture.php

Or see if Caliver Books or Paul Meekins has it. :P
by GOK
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Beans
Replies: 15
Views: 6497

Re: Medieval Beans

Do you have any frogs there? :D Something I've been doing is cutting up all my scraps of wool into half inch (or so) squares (as in fabric, not yarn, although that might work as well) and mulching around the base of the brassicas. So far, so good! I also use the hair from my hairbrush and Kevin's ha...
by GOK
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Pillars of the Earth Maxiseries
Replies: 0
Views: 573

Pillars of the Earth Maxiseries

Anyone heard anything about it? http://www.bscreview.com/2010/04/the-pillars-of-the-earth-trailer-from-starz/ I know the book isn't entirely historically accurate (heheh!) but I have a huge fondness for it. I hope the series does it justice....even if it won't do history any! No idea whether we'll g...
by GOK
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Beans
Replies: 15
Views: 6497

Re: Medieval Beans

How wonderful to find this thread! My partner and I are reconstructing a mid-17th century peasant labourer's garden within the grounds of a local stately home. If you're interested, I have a blog: http://gokactually.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-10-15T13:02:00%2B01:00&max-results=7 (it st...
by GOK
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian Ladies Indoor caps
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Would love to see your outfit when it's complete - including the cap!
by GOK
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Wood ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 3680

paul atkin wrote:cheers PP are you by in any chance in need of a bigger pestle :wink:


:shock: :shock: :shock:



:lol:
by GOK
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Geoffrey Richardson The Popinjays
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

I did warn you, Marcus! :lol:
by GOK
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian Ladies Indoor caps
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

If you don't want to wait for a hard copy to become available, you could download a PDF version from here! :P
by GOK
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Digital copies of Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Oohhhh! :P

Grazie!
by GOK
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mid late C15 womens coat?
Replies: 22
Views: 4866

I'm with you Angie, on the chilly morsel front; I got cold on Venice Beach - California...in the middle of the summer! I do have to say however, that with proper underthings, plus overthings made of wool, I'm generally fine. It's all about the layers! Also, if you can keep your hands and tootsies wa...
by GOK
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Lordly Ones
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Ah the Woodvilles are like Millwall FC. Everbody hates us but we don't care.


I have no knowledge of this thing ye call foote-balle! :lol:
by GOK
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Lordly Ones
Replies: 3
Views: 756

I'm going to read the Popinjays soon-I betting he won't like them much. Having known Geoffrey, I can vouch for his loathing of "That Wydeville woman and her ilk"!! And of Margaret Beaufort, John Morton et al (have you read The Deceivers ?)! I've also read his books (well, four of them!) a...
by GOK
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: How on earth did I miss this??
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Pfffttt, I bet none of those beat Evil Aliens! :lol:

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