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by ceilteach_kitten
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Paint Brushes
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Re: Paint Brushes

Brilliant, thanks. I'll take a look. :)
by ceilteach_kitten
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Paint Brushes
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Paint Brushes

Hi all. I'm trying to improve the authenticity of my medieval calligraphy display and was wondering if anyone can suggest where I can get some decent animal hair paintbrushes from? Please note that I don't want to get into a discussion about authenticity e.g. use of vellum and proper preparation of ...
by ceilteach_kitten
Thu May 22, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 4117

Re: Mint

hi everyone. Thanks for your replies. What everyone has said tallies with the information I've managed to find, so at least I'm along the right tracks. I'll stick with peppermint and spearmint for the time being. :)
Thanks again.
by ceilteach_kitten
Mon May 19, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 4117

Mint

Hi all. I'm doing a herb and spice display and was wondering what type of mint would have been most commonly used during the medieval period? I know the romans brought mint to the UK and I know that they were familiar with many different varieties of mint, but some advice/ thoughts on which mint wou...
by ceilteach_kitten
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55045

Re: Bannockburn 2014

The group I'm a member of also isn't participating. Unfortunately the level of commitment that is demanded is just too much for a group of people with full time jobs!! I'm interested to see how many reenactors ill actually participate over the event!
by ceilteach_kitten
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for Viking - medieval groups in Scotland?
Replies: 5
Views: 2728

Re: looking for Viking - medieval groups in Scotland?

Hi. There are many groups in the wider ayrshire area (although not so sure about argyll). Some that spring to mind are Carrick 800 (girvan), Swords of Dalriada (Kilmarnock) and Glasgow Vikings as previously mentioned. Most of the Scottish groups have members distributed throughout the country. There...
by ceilteach_kitten
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: ideas and contacts please
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: ideas and contacts please

Sorry , wrong thread! Pesky Internet!
by ceilteach_kitten
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: ideas and contacts please
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: ideas and contacts please

Hi. There are many groups in the area. Some that spring to mind are Carrick 800 (girvan), Swords of Dalriada (Kilmarnock) and Glasgow Vikings as previously mentioned. Most of the Scottish groups have members distributed throughout the country. There are too many to list but some of the medieval grou...
by ceilteach_kitten
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Food suppliers
Replies: 3
Views: 3244

Food suppliers

Can anyone recommend suppliers of medieval/ Tudor foods? I'm thinking of putting together hampers as Christmas gifts so looking for suggestions re suppliers (preferably with online shops!) of sweets, cakes, drinks etc.
Thanks!
by ceilteach_kitten
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: medieval fiddle
Replies: 12
Views: 4674

Re: medieval fiddle

It's the strings the instrument came with so I'm not sure to be honest. I suspect they probably are from the cheaper end of the spectrum. Any recommendations for better quality gut string suppliers? Thanks! In response to the original thread, I also have a small (12 string) harp and enjoy playing it...
by ceilteach_kitten
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: medieval fiddle
Replies: 12
Views: 4674

Re: medieval fiddle

I recently bought a rebec and to be honest I'm really struggling with the gut strings. They don't stay in tune, snap easily and are uneven in diameter. They sound lovely but they're such a nightmare that I'm seriously considering re- stringing with modern violin strings. Just a word of warning!
by ceilteach_kitten
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Going Tudor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

Re: Going Tudor?

Thanks for all the tips. I've got a few things in the pipeline now, hopefully I can pass as a semi-authentic Tudor before retreating to my usual time- habitat!
Cheers!
by ceilteach_kitten
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Going Tudor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

Re: Going Tudor?

Thanks for the tips!
The event is Shakespeare orientated, so Elizabethan. To be honest, I'm rubbish at sewing so I'm looking to buy a few items, if you can recommend any useful websites I'd appreciate it. :$
by ceilteach_kitten
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Going Tudor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

Going Tudor?

Hi all. I'm going Tudor for one weekend only so I'm looking for tips on how to "Tudor up" my Medieval kirtle. I know there are some differences in fashion, particularly neckline, but I'm hoping peasant dress hadn't changed too much. Does anyone have any advice on a few (cheap!) ways I can ...
by ceilteach_kitten
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16321

Re: Chimera Costumes

I had paid for an item through Paypal so was able to open a dispute and get a refund that way. Same as everone else- no communication by any method.
CK
by ceilteach_kitten
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Drum beats
Replies: 1
Views: 2681

Drum beats

Hi all. I am part of a group which focuses on the period(s) ranging from 1200- 1400. We occasionally use drums when marching onto the field so I wondered whether there is any rhythm in particular that we should be beating out? At present we tend to make it up as we go along, either doing a simple be...

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