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by Wiblick
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing Children into Clothes 19th/20th C
Replies: 1
Views: 1800

Sewing Children into Clothes 19th/20th C

I should probably put this in the 19th C section, but more people look here! I've read a couple of hearsay accounts of sewing children into clothes for the winter (doctors and teachers coming across it up to the 1970s), and there is a reference in _Goodnight Mr Tom_. I wonder does anyone know of any...
by Wiblick
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th Century finery - slubbed dupion silk
Replies: 10
Views: 3066

The highest quality silk is monofilament silk (aka filament silk), but it's rarely used for fabric, and when it is - ouch!!. would it have been used for fabric production in the 15th century do you think? I'm a touch obsessed with noil at the moment. Just wondering what the date would be for its pr...
by Wiblick
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Living History: Tableaux or Presentation
Replies: 10
Views: 2951

Living History: Tableaux or Presentation

Hello all really I'm wondering how to get away from presenting my LH display as though it were a supermarket sample stand but still offer something a bit more than a tableaux which the public might feel excluded from. I was surprised to see that the Limners station at Kentwell (from the DVD) is pres...
by Wiblick
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century hats?
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

the rush hats from The Crafty Beggars are practically compulsory wear!

http://www.tabulae.org/tudor/the-crafty-beggars
by Wiblick
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 18th Century Living History Experiment
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

18th Century Living History Experiment

no telly programme, amazing! But there is a book!

I've only ordered it and reviewing wouldn't be my strong point, but I thought it might be of interest to others.

http://www.saraband.net/environment-nat ... ge-diaries
by Wiblick
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pomanders
Replies: 9
Views: 3035

see this topic

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... =pomanders

and Sally Pointer should be along any moment to help you some more.

Aoife
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Channel 4 Heston's Feasts - Tuesdays & Repeating on Satu
Replies: 29
Views: 6483

I didn't see the Victorian one but read the description on the website, bit of a tit really...
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Channel 4 Heston's Feasts - Tuesdays & Repeating on Satu
Replies: 29
Views: 6483

Channel 4 Heston's Feasts - Tuesdays & Repeating on Satu

http://www.channel4.com/food/on-tv/hest ... 7_p_1.html

last night's was Victorian, repeated 7pm Saturday

next week: Medieval 9pm Tuesday 10th
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Herb Seedlings
Replies: 12
Views: 2672

I think you'd have a great, fabulous and otherwise wonderful stall if you stuck to the raw material with info cards, that way you're not liable for anything anyone might do with the stuff! Seeds, plugs, plants, veg & fruits... at least for the first year until you find your feet. I'm thinking a ...
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Herb Seedlings
Replies: 12
Views: 2672

I would be interested in everything and ANYTHING plant related that was period appropriate. Seeds & seedlings. A one stop shop for period appropriate veg & herbs & fruits and even flowers would be marvellous. Any information/back up you can provide will ensure more sales, but even a broa...
by Wiblick
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lightweight wool for wimples?
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Sample arrived today and...wow! I'd never believe ti was wool, it's so fine. Would it however be too fine for 10th/11th C? Deb? I'm at least presuming that if it is okay, it would be very rich? I know! I have to be very careful about remember it's wool when I go to wash it. Luckily its lovely cream...
by Wiblick
Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lightweight wool for wimples?
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

http://www.wolfintextiles.co.uk/index.p ... &Itemid=11

this is where I bought mine, charming man and a lovely fabric.

Aoife
by Wiblick
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor hens
Replies: 7
Views: 3161

Dorkings will probably be a little 'heavy' (large) for my suburban set up. Bum! But now at least I know where to go from with my research.
by Wiblick
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Chickens
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

many thanks!
by Wiblick
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Chickens
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Medieval Chickens

I probably will just go with what I'm given for the first round of chicken keeping. But can anyoe suggest a nice breed for medieval (15th C- generic medieval into 17th C). I was thinking I'd just get bantams for their smaller egg size...
by Wiblick
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Living it - instead of going to shows
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Hi Sally

I will of course still be hanging around and since I plan to come back with a Still Room & Pomander display you'll be my first port of call!
by Wiblick
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Living it - instead of going to shows
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Living it - instead of going to shows

so this year we're not going to be doing re-enactment - the expense and time has taken its toll after 5 years.

Instead this WILL be the year I plant my vegetable garden, herbs & my latest scheme keeping chickens!

http://www.omlet.co.uk/

(yes I know! Expensive, plastic & garish!)
by Wiblick
Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1795 - 1812 Hideous Empire Line
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

very good! Thanks. Andy Burke does a nice ankle boot that I'll get once our participation in this time period is confirmed. It's on his front page at the moment http://www.andyburke.f2s.com/ or here if that changes http://www.andyburke.f2s.com/c19th.htm I always spend proportionally more on the shoe...
by Wiblick
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1795 - 1812 Hideous Empire Line
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

added to basket, thanks! A newish book, probably why I didn't come across it before.

Still would like any other info people can come up with. Or you know suppliers or whatever.
by Wiblick
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1795 - 1812 Hideous Empire Line
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

1795 - 1812 Hideous Empire Line

Dear all Okay so I actually love the empire line but wtih my bust, forget it, even with the full intention of getting a proper period corset made. But surely everyone wasn't wearing the empire line? What about farm workers etc? (female). Possibility of my doing 1798 here in Ireland for a few shows a...
by Wiblick
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Tales From the Victorian Farm
Replies: 0
Views: 2775

Tales From the Victorian Farm

cannot wait! http://www.petersommer.com/turkey-travel-news/index.php and the book will be available very soon http://www.play.com/Books/Books/-/177/234/-/6063048/Tales-from-the-Victorian-Farm/Product.html?searchtype=genre And from next April you can stay in the labourer's cottage, sigh. http://acton...
by Wiblick
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Late Medieval hats
Replies: 14
Views: 2401

oh god no, you did not just show me that.... I wonder what weight a case of sugar is...
by Wiblick
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Real Fur wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

yup cliffords, or we'll all come and get you.
by Wiblick
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1930s/1940s fabrics
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Wiblick, whats your first event? I have a ton of scarves, sure one would be suitable. All original... K Like for sale?! Not sure when my first event is going to be, depends on when all my WLA stuff comes in as I definitely won't have civvies for this season. So just waiting on either jods & jum...
by Wiblick
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1930s/1940s fabrics
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

You know what would have helped? It would have helped if I'd actually put the link into my first message of the shop I was talking about!

http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/ItemLis ... ric--m-331
by Wiblick
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1930s/1940s fabrics
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Thanks all. Everything has been a great help.

Still trying to get myself down to 2 or 3 scarf choices... Perhaps I'll buy 5 yards of one them and make myself a dress!
by Wiblick
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1930s/1940s fabrics
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

1930s/1940s fabrics

Hey all not really having much luck on my WWII forums making them understand that I don't know what I'm looking for... so can anyone help me here? Would the fabrics here, sold as quilting fabrics be okay for dresses OR head scarfs for a homefront & Women's Land Army impression? http://www.hancoc...
by Wiblick
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Old Town Work Clothes
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

some sources say cream for the short sleeved and fawn/khaki for a long sleeved shirts some women remember being issued, so I think I have a touch of leeway. Also some girls stole their brother's shirts having not gotten any issue shirts. Now that I have stopped being so single minded about getting c...
by Wiblick
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Old Town Work Clothes
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Old Town Work Clothes

You've all been keeping this secret from me haven't you? http://www.old-town.co.uk/index2.htm I've spoken to them and they do what you see, so they are NOT a WWII or anything else re-enactment shop, but wonderfully quirky, just fabulous. I'm in search of cream aertex shirts and stumbled upon them. B...
by Wiblick
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From Toile to Block - A course by Sarah Thursfield
Replies: 5
Views: 978

she'll put you on her mailing list... just email her at

milseam AT btinternet DOT com

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