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by matilda
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How are you finding trade ?
Replies: 46
Views: 10118

Re: How are you finding trade ?

We haven't been to the new venue, mostly because there is nothing specific we want, and having been spoilt living in Oxford, with blackbird leys and then the move to Warwick, Bruntingthorpe is a step too far, especially when diesel costs are increasing and wages aren't. This means that we don't spen...
by matilda
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for group northants or beds
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: looking for group northants or beds

Glad you found the forum. Might be worth saying which era of medieval you're after and what you'd like to do - do you want to just take part in battles, or do you want to be part of a camp that has a living history element to it, are you interested in sword/pole work or archery. All the best, denise
by matilda
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rings on belts...
Replies: 14
Views: 3392

Re: Rings on belts...

well, they're sold as sword hangers, I have one, but don't use it - because the sword hangs straight down and trips me up (doesn't take much :crazy: ) also if you're battling the weapon falls out......
by matilda
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Canvas Cleaning?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: Canvas Cleaning?!

When we got our tent, it had been left at the bottom of the garden and had rotted through in a couple of places and was badly mildew stained in others. I scrubbed it while it was up, fortunately the bad patches were reachable, with vanish oxi action and then once dry and patched, I stuck patches on ...
by matilda
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval apple and breadcrumb dessert ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3516

Re: Medieval apple and breadcrumb dessert ?

not sure about medieval, but sounds like a pudding of my childhood, we used to call it apple charlotte. Mix suet, breadcrumbs and sugar together, layer in a dish with sliced apples, finishing with the breadcrumbs on top, dot with butter and sprinkle with lemon juice. Can't remember the qauntities of...
by matilda
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women at events
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Women at events

I'd also suggest talking to the MSS, if thats the group you're interested in,
I'm sure they've got guidelines.
by matilda
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Oxford
Replies: 9
Views: 2373

Re: Oxford

Hi Tiddles, we're from Oxford and are in a group called the Companions of the Crow (http://www.carlsprake.co.uk/crows). We practice in crawley near Witney, at the Crawley Inn on a Sunday afternoon - weather and life depending! Mostly we're 14th/15thC, but have a fair bit of flexibility. All the best...
by matilda
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gloves for Gauntlets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Gloves for Gauntlets?

should have said they are a bit short, so I added an extra bit on the cuff.
by matilda
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gloves for Gauntlets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Re: Gloves for Gauntlets?

I use home base gardening gloves, not the really thick suedy ones, but some nice soft leather ones. Not cheap, but fairly easy to sew in, and very comfortable. Ansd I do remove the label :), and they are a nice brown colour and not anything lurid! and the first pair lasted around 4-5 years ( I think!)
by matilda
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton Park 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Re: Tatton Park 2010

Pm'd back :)
by matilda
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton Park 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Re: Tatton Park 2010

Hi Bonnacon, it is! well it was.

Unfortunately Tatton witnessed its demise - a chap stuck his pole axe through it! I knew it was getting a bit soft in the middle.... so now I need a new one - don't suppose you still make them???

So it probably lasted me, what 5/6 years?

not bad!! :)
by matilda
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 18350

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

And look - shes tough! all the guys are in full plate with helms!
by matilda
Tue May 25, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 12350

Re: Period Maille

regarding the mail exhibit at the wallace collection - we were a little disappointed. Just one or two original shirts, several modern reproductions. Didn't tell us anything we didn't know. Sounds like it would be good to talk to the chap that Langley mentioned, but I wouldn't go just for the mail ex...
by matilda
Thu May 06, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: late 13th/ early 14th C surcoat design
Replies: 0
Views: 559

late 13th/ early 14th C surcoat design

Hi All, a query, GoW neeeds a new surcoat - I have the material for a base and once I've dyed it work can begin. I was lazy when I made mine, so I'm not going to have splits up the side like mine, just back and front. Secondly the heraldry, again, when I did mine I just made a small shield shaped de...
by matilda
Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mrs F's new stays
Replies: 22
Views: 3628

Re: Mrs F's new stays

absolutely fantastic! stunning!
by matilda
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making a 13th century surcoat
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Re: making a 13th century surcoat

Just looked at the web site - you can get it in light pink. Do you think he'll go for that?

seriously though - have you tried dyeing in the washing machine?
by matilda
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making a 13th century surcoat
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Re: making a 13th century surcoat

Thanks for that - good to know.

just means I'll have to go to Ikea - not sure where the nearest one to us is!
by matilda
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making a 13th century surcoat
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

making a 13th century surcoat

Ho Guys, Geoffrey of Woodstock needs a new surcoat. So a couple of questions, firstly it needs to be mostly yellow/gold in colour which is the first difficulty, secondly it needs to be pretty tough. He does have a habit of gettinig tangled up with people. What is the best fabric to use? and if need ...
by matilda
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: First try at couching
Replies: 9
Views: 2643

Re: First try at couching

very impressive - how long did it take you?
by matilda
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bonnacon - just for Cat......
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Bonnacon - just for Cat......

my word!

yes - I'll echo Cat's comments - well done! I apologise now, should we be in a muddy field and I walk past - not recognising you!

Denise
by matilda
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Courgettes/marrows- when do we start growing them in Britain
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

yes, sorry - missed that part of the question!
by matilda
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Courgettes/marrows- when do we start growing them in Britain
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

Hi Sally,

I found a cookery site which suggests they were brought over in the 16th Century with the spanish.
by matilda
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton 09
Replies: 43
Views: 8266

fantastic!
by matilda
Fri May 08, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Interesting images on Bodleian - thanks Karen Larsdatter
Replies: 8
Views: 2043

sorry - should be 21. :oops:
by matilda
Fri May 08, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Interesting images on Bodleian - thanks Karen Larsdatter
Replies: 8
Views: 2043

fantastic!

folio 23, bottom right - visored great helms?

We've been musing this for a while now.
by matilda
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Are these shoes ok?
Replies: 59
Views: 8568

Carl used to fight in Pattens! (GoW)

We had to scour the tewkesbury battlefield to find the nail that held the leather together - someone found it!

I wear pattens, because the ground was wearing the leather on my shoes (with no heel) away!
by matilda
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linnen 'Armour' Jack Seams
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Originally I was going to oversew both inside and out, but once I'd done the outside I'd had enough! thicker thread might have been better, buit its worked ok with thinner stuff doubled. I was concerned that where the seams are there is less padding, but it seems to work OK....... If you oversew ins...
by matilda
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linnen 'Armour' Jack Seams
Replies: 4
Views: 857

I though that the seams would be weak if I did it that way - but I've oversewn with small stitches, close together, with double thread ( mine isn't very strong) and I've not had any breakages!

my panels aren't very thick though.

That way you don't get thick seams.
by matilda
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: how do you treat pattens
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

haven't had the need to do anything to mine - the bottom wears away, so it doesn't have time to rot. I wouldn't put anything waxy anywhere near them, as Phil pointed out - the things are slippery enough on wood, smooth slate/concrete and even some tarmac. I seem to recall Fox sliding rather nicely d...
by matilda
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Captain Narcissus of the Vanity
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

very nice!

who would that be then ? :D

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