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by Shortie
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Tin Whistle Music?
Replies: 17
Views: 8008

Re: Tin Whistle Music?

To be honest....anything! I do however particularly like the sound of some of the napoleonic and civil war tunes, however they arent time periods i reenact. Ive been learning some irish tunes purely because thats whats in all tin whistle music books :)
by Shortie
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Tin Whistle Music?
Replies: 17
Views: 8008

Tin Whistle Music?

Hi all I've recently bought a tin whistle as I've always wanted to learn how to play an instrument and want to be able to play at events. It's in the key of D and I've learnt the basics of music reading. I'm trying to find sheet music for some historical tunes. I've found a couple of websites but un...
by Shortie
Fri May 06, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th Century Spice Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: 13th Century Spice Trade

Well....I haven't found anything concrete, but looking through the information I have found it appears that rather than trading like for like (ie herbs/spices) the Europeans traded in Gold,Silver,wool and even Saffron for the spices. I've decided to cover the route from Indian, through persia and Ar...
by Shortie
Tue May 03, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th Century Spice Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: 13th Century Spice Trade

Thanks Sally...I'm going to have a deeper look into the route of the spice trail later I have a general idea of what originated where and where the trade route went, but what I've seen so far doesn't say whether its more of a round route as you say....looking at some of the maps it would make sense ...
by Shortie
Tue May 03, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th Century Spice Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

13th Century Spice Trade

Hi I'm currently researching the spice trade between the mediterranean and the arab world in the 13th Century. From what I have found the trade route was still open and Venice had the monopoly on the trade. However....I have found lots of references to the spices/herbs which were traded from the Ara...
by Shortie
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 6218

Re: ladies hair

Though I'm not sure whether they had Directions flamingo pink back then =o) . Its not that colour anymore, its a dark pillarbox red which i dont think would be acceptable either :D You know the directions colour chart well too! lol To be honest I didn't think it would be the done thing anyway but a...
by Shortie
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 6218

Re: ladies hair

Thank you :)
by Shortie
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 6218

ladies hair

hia, does anyone know if ladies cut their hair short in the 13th century? With my impression i'll be wearing a coif most of the time, but it got me thinking about it.
by Shortie
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Candle making and soap making
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: Candle making and soap making

Thanks to everyone who replied, the information is great, thank you very much.

My friend will really find this useful and hopefully I'll end up with some lovely authentic candles at some point :D
by Shortie
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheesemaking?
Replies: 8
Views: 5420

Cheesemaking?

Hi everyone! I'm currently reading up on cheesemaking. Its something I've never done but fancy giving a go. However, I do want to try cheesemaking at home cos I love the stuff. Has anyone tried making cheese? I've seen that some of the softer cheeses are quite easy. I can get the cheesemaking ingred...
by Shortie
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Candle making and soap making
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Candle making and soap making

Hi peeps! I'm new here, had a look round the forum but couldn't see what I was looking for, so apologies if I've duplicated a topic. :wtf: My friend and I are interested in candle-making and soap making in the 13th Century. I've trawled the net for information but can't find much, and all the books ...
by Shortie
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 Civilian groups
Replies: 6
Views: 2730

the link in the post above is the best way. I'm a civilian WW2 re-enactor and do Womens Land Army, Womens Timber Corps and ARP. I do a bit of normal civvy stuff now and again but tend to stick to WTC. If you have any questions ask away. I'm cutting down on WW2 as I reckon I'd prefer 13th Century! :l...
by Shortie
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Drop spinning and carding questions
Replies: 39
Views: 7319

Hi everyone. Thanks for all the tips, I'll make sure I do plenty of research into a type/texture of wool that is as accurate as possible before I use it in re-enactment. In the meantime however...I went to Wingham Wool on Sunday...What an amazing little place. I managed to get a wooden spindle, some...
by Shortie
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Drop spinning and carding questions
Replies: 39
Views: 7319

Found Bedouin Sheep and Syrian sheep.

Will also need to see how available this wool still is.

I found this link which states eastern sheep breeds

http://www.fao.org/docrep/004/X6532E/X6532E05.htm


Would Alpaca be appropriate too?? :?
by Shortie
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Drop spinning and carding questions
Replies: 39
Views: 7319

Sally...thanks for all the advice, I do enjoy peg weaving in my spare time anyway so thats ok :) although I did see a group at Sherwood with some peg looms last year sometime :S I'll take a look at the distaffs you mentioned too! As for the wool, I'll need to be looking at wool available in the holy...
by Shortie
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Drop spinning and carding questions
Replies: 39
Views: 7319

Thank you all very, very much for your help, I will see if the mester will take me to buy nice things on Sunday :lol:

I'll let you know how I get on!

I'm very grateful :D
by Shortie
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Drop spinning and carding questions
Replies: 39
Views: 7319

Drop spinning and carding questions

Hello :) I'm hopefully going to become involved with 13th Century re-enactment next year and so I'm currently trying to do my research. Apologies if this sounds vague, but I'm only just learning about the time period and I'm trying to make a start somewhere. I'm interested in learning about carding ...

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