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by Hraefn
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 23926

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Plus the production company decided that Tudor codpieces would upset the rubes so 'banned' them =o/
by Hraefn
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archery - Cock feathers in different colours ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4440

Re: Archery - Cock feathers in different colours ?

That nice Mr Ascham wrote about them too
"...surelye it standeth with good reaso to have the cocke fether black or greye, as it were to gyue a man warning to noche right."
by Hraefn
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need help with Bread
Replies: 34
Views: 12430

Re: Need help with Bread

Manchet doesn't turn up on any of the assizes of bread and ale afaik so isn't a commercially produced and regulated bread sold by bakers, but there are about eleventythree types that are from varying grades and grinds. Peter's refs re manchet are mostly early 16thC Percy Household accounts, first re...
by Hraefn
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Share Some Work Fun :)
Replies: 51
Views: 10004

Re: Share Some Work Fun :)

Jolynn wrote: sperm banks in America are refusing donations from gingers!!!! :o Obviously have no taste!



Er...should I go for the obvious? ..........then.....um....spit ? I'll get my coat, see myself out.
by Hraefn
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: MEDATS Conference Oct 22nd, British Museum.
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: MEDATS Conference Oct 22nd, British Museum.

Gidlow......really!? That should be...erm....'interesting'.
by Hraefn
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 10774

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

One of the re-enactorisms is that of the pleating of the plaid - that it has to be done "just so" and hang "like this". There are some fantastic contemporary drawings which show the plaid being worn in many divers ways. On that very point I've noticed in numerous paintings, etch...
by Hraefn
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early male tudor costume
Replies: 12
Views: 4871

Re: Early male tudor costume

If you don't draft your own patterns the Reconstructing History do some Henrican and Landskneckt patterns in their renaissance section

http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/t/historic-patterns
by Hraefn
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval needles???
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Medieval needles???

Got me a couple of the Quatermasterie needles and a dozen pins at TORM. The needles are superbe, very fine and with a nice smooth eye that doesn't abrade the thread, just finished buttonholing an 18thC workshirt with one. The pins are very well made too, not cheap but top quality.
by Hraefn
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Waterproofing a Tricorn hat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Waterproofing a Tricorn hat?

Tar or thinned bitumen paint, but it stinks and takes ages to cure. Talk to Kittyhats they've done some tarred titfers albeit later ones.
by Hraefn
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fox tails
Replies: 20
Views: 3077

Re: Fox tails

Pritheee nuncle tis to show that ye art cunning as reynard the fox when testing thy mettall in syngal combat :roll:

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by Hraefn
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Improvements to the Medieval Tailors Assistant
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Improvements to the Medieval Tailors Assistant

What, THE Rick Lewis?
by Hraefn
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Trader
Replies: 34
Views: 5374

Re: New Trader

Hmmmmmmmmmmm
by Hraefn
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fitzjames Horse for Lace Wars
Replies: 19
Views: 5053

Re: Fitzjames Horse for Lace Wars

Zhenya wrote:All these people in Lace Wars all wanting to portray Irish soldiers. Yet offer them an all expenses paid trip to Ireland to come to an event.......


Are there any Government redcoats left or have they all gone or going feral? Sorry that last word should've read Irish, French or dodgy mancs.
by Hraefn
Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 7118

I think they are just the muddyevil equivilent of a dumdum, nasty ripping tearing things.
by Hraefn
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 7118

Like "So when did we (meaning humans) start keeping chickens then?"
That made me think....
by Hraefn
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 14315

Fox wrote:
Hobbitstomper wrote:cows are not arrow proof

Neither is steel, so I'm not sure I follow that logic.


Depends how thick the steel is surely, that's if we're going off on a prove it thang again a la le arsespermyfarte discussion.
by Hraefn
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Recent project
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Meh...............







=oÞ
by Hraefn
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Short beer
Replies: 9
Views: 2315

Lady Cecily wrote:I have come across a description of Beer being Liquid Bread and Bread as Liquid Beer. The two things are very linked.


nononono they didn't think of beer as food(Tongue in cheek) they only drank it coz the water was kak..........now I'm sure I've heard that round here somewhere...........
by Hraefn
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pipe Smoking
Replies: 20
Views: 7096

Ember tongs for picking up small pieces of glowing coal from an existing fire. Flint and steel caught on a small piece of charred punk or tinder fungus or one of these mebbe http://www.firepiston.com/ click on one of the demos.
by Hraefn
Sat May 09, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Livery Colours
Replies: 26
Views: 12305

The sorta blue they use in heraldry
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by Hraefn
Fri May 08, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Interesting images on Bodleian - thanks Karen Larsdatter
Replies: 8
Views: 1800

[tongue firmly in cheek]But they're all wearing lippy, are they all women? Must be I s'pose as paintings don't lie.[/tongue firmly in cheek]
by Hraefn
Wed May 06, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Livery Colours
Replies: 26
Views: 12305

WARS OF THE ROSES: death dates as marked Edward Neville, Lord Abergavenny [d.1476] - green and white William Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel [d.1487] - red and white John Touchet, Lord Audley [d.1490] - yellow and red John, Viscount Beaumont [d.1460] - white William, 7th Lord Berkeley [active until at lea...
by Hraefn
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 6009

No carry on Jorge, get all the spite bile and whatever else out of your system on here so's you're a fluffy wee (flatulent) bunny at the weekend.
by Hraefn
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: doublets
Replies: 27
Views: 2786

"shara thursfeild told me that infact a doublet shouldent be made of wool "
"she was recomending cotton moleskin"

!?

Reenactment rule 23a
For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert.
by Hraefn
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What do you eat off
Replies: 24
Views: 3566

Big communal bowl of stooooooooo and a spoon each for the plebs, like in one of the pewter badges that they found in Southwark.
by Hraefn
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Are these shoes ok?
Replies: 59
Views: 7421

Both illustrating the same (biblical)story
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by Hraefn
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: doublets
Replies: 27
Views: 2786

Anyone else?
by Hraefn
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Polishing horn
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

A peg for your nose, a face mask and do it outside, it stinks like sheeeite.

Started by scraping with a knife then worked down from course to fine papers and finished with t-cut.
by Hraefn
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: doublets
Replies: 27
Views: 2786

Anyone make 'fustian' any more?

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