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by hazyma
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Perfect half hose
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Perfect half hose

Ok, so now I have the bit between my teeth and am convinced that rather than cover my tattoo with make up, I need to make the most perfect, definitive pair of half hose ever seen. But I need all the help I can get! My first(and only!) pair were made in a hurry about 20 years ago for a cold weather e...
by hazyma
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: School visit request
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: School visit request

I am a primary teacher in rural Northumberland! I also re enact Wars of the Roses with Rosa Mundi. Do you want to pm me and tell me which school and I'll see if I can do it, bearing in mind that Northumberland is a big county/ I may already have worked there/ I may be working that day/they may not w...
by hazyma
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Kids shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Re: Kids shoes

I believe that recently someone in our group managed to get children's shoes from Pete at Plantagenet Shoes. I don't know if it was a special favour but the twins are definately running around in lovely little shoes!! :D
by hazyma
Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

You're welcome! I'm just constantly amazed and impressesed at the effort that goes into her website. I wish I had the time and the knowledge........ :)
by hazyma
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Long belts made from short lengths of leather?

Presumably you've looked here. I haven't gone through them all but it's always a good place to start :)
http://www.larsdatter.com/belts.htm
by hazyma
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use
Replies: 17
Views: 4638

Re: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use

Sorry to but(!!) in but you really need to check if your butter churn is dry or wet coopered. I am reliably informed by the people that made my churn that soaking a dry coopered churn will make no difference to its water tightness. If you nee more info, pm me and I'll tell you who made mine and you ...
by hazyma
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Noob looking for a group in NE England
Replies: 17
Views: 5242

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Look at Rosa Mundi for medieval or find Oakenshield on here - he has an anglo saxon/norman early medieval group based in Co Durham Check out the societies bit on here and you'll find other groups. Look at them all, try to visit their events and see who appeals and where you think you'll best fit. Ba...
by hazyma
Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The Forme of Cury
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Re: The Forme of Cury

Wasn't this on some time ago? I remember it being quite interesting.....
by hazyma
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Any groups near Middlesborough?
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Yep -Rosa Mundi still floating. Probably one of the few groups with 4 generations of re enactors in it. :lol:
by hazyma
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Garlic, when was it first used
Replies: 26
Views: 7067

The bread oven that I use for the 1480's is a copy of a 16th century german woodcut, which shows pies being taken from the oven. Commonly used while on campaign and known as beehive ovens. still used in many countries.... If you want to see pics or more info pm me Loaf sugar is sugar lumps, but i do...
by hazyma
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian hat for a school mistress
Replies: 2
Views: 659

1880s. Does it change greatly into the early 1890s?
by hazyma
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian hat for a school mistress
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Victorian hat for a school mistress

Where can I get a hat suitable for a school teacher - not a bonnet or a mob cap? The boaters on ebay all look a bit modern!!
by hazyma
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Toile cutting day, Yorkshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Toile/cake cutting day

As i sit here in snowy Northumberland, unable to get to school :o I set to thinking about cake and the fact that i can't make one cos the painter is in my kitchen but I wondered what is the favourite cake of re enactors? I know this should probably be under food but I thought if it's under costume m...
by hazyma
Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Can anyone help with tips for playing a Shawm?
Replies: 12
Views: 2100

I'm sure you're not allowed to advertise but are the "scottish" pipes coming from scotland - just out of interest?! Anyway, the good news is that after contacting the fab piper in the north< I can now get recognisable notes out of my pipes and play a scale!(nothing short of miraculous, I t...
by hazyma
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian blouses
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Victorian blouses

Me first! Me first! :lol:
by hazyma
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian blouses
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Victorian blouse

Have pm'd you
:)
by hazyma
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian blouses
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Victorian blouses

I want to buy a Victorian blouse for a school Christmas performance, so don't want to spend a fortune, but want to look fairly authentic. So far I've drawn a complete blank other than stuff from the States. Can anyone point me in the right direction - it's easier to find medieval stuff....... :roll:
by hazyma
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Can anyone help with tips for playing a Shawm?
Replies: 12
Views: 2100

Aww! Gloucester in February from here? No chance! Why don't they come further north :cry:
by hazyma
Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

Just got back from morpeth and they've all got wellies on tonight - not a plaid in sight!!
by hazyma
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

Yep, friday night in jedburgh - they're all out! :twisted:
by hazyma
Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

OK. Ignorance exposed and accepted! :oops:
Probably the late C16th then cos earlier would be too similar to my medieval kit and i need to explain to the kids how much fashion changed in the busy Borders! :oops:
by hazyma
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

To be honest i haven't got that far -I'll probably look to see when the Hetheringtons were at their dasterdliest(!!) and choose around then! As far as costume goes tho, presumably it isn't too important as things moved slowly up here. Is there a shortage in certain periods -is that why you ask? :?:
by hazyma
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

Oh all right then!!As a member of one of the most authentic medieval groups around, i just don't think it is in me! :wink:
by hazyma
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

I am actually a Hetherington so I guess I'll have to be a farmer's wife and not as posh as Dumfries etc will allow!

Thanks people for all your suggestions (although I have to confess I have a lovely piece of plaid which I would love to use.....) :wink: [/img]
by hazyma
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

But aren't they a bit posh for reiving women?
Honestly I have made dozens of medieval frocks but move me on a 100 years and I go to jelly!!
by hazyma
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

And now how do I make the costume? I've got the Tudor Tailor , done a corset making workshop and bought the material 3 years ago with EH but I have no idea of patterns etc!!
by hazyma
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

Wow -fantastic site! Thanks so much! Believe it or not the piper that I've been recommended to contact even appears on this site. What a small world we live in. On reflection that is a stupid comment -of course the world of the re enactor is small, it's what makes us so special!!
by hazyma
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 2181

Border reiver women

Can anyone point me in the direction of pics of Border reiver women's costume?
I know that Tudor would do but is there any evidence of actually what women up here wore during those times - the Victorians romanticised it-I want authentic!!
by hazyma
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Can anyone help with tips for playing a Shawm?
Replies: 12
Views: 2100

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who buys an instrument and then find it more difficult than I first thought!See my plea regarding the pipes! Anyway I just wanted to wish you luck and say that I hope you get a nicer noise out of them soon! We novices must stick together - I notice Schelmish obviousl...
by hazyma
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval pipes for the clueless
Replies: 9
Views: 3442

medieval pippes for the clueless

Thanks again- I have pmd you

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