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by rowana
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 7228

Re: ladies hair

That's okay- I am not a expert by any means and my period if war of the roses so later in the medieval period, I believe there was a use of fake hair in the 13th century in order to make bigger buns and braids under headresses. Ask you group for advice as they will have better infomation than me :)
by rowana
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 7228

Re: ladies hair

I am pretty sure from what I have read, ladies never cut their hair, bar extreme illness.

But as you say, you will have a coifor headdress of some kind and a woman would not show her hair anyway so it won't matter :)
by rowana
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Piercings throughout history.
Replies: 11
Views: 3090

Re: Piercings throughout history.

I believe it was known to have a single loop in your ear sometimes, as a way of carrying your wealth.

But I am sure more learned than me can advise you further.
by rowana
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 6631

Re: Kelmarsh 2010

KedlestonCraig wrote:
rowana wrote:here are ours, lots of the parade!
ignore the first few which are of our new tent and our dog!

why - isn't it a real dog? :wink:


No, he is made of wood and works on a pulley system- so realistic though isn't he! He loves to sit by the pretend fire! :wink:
by rowana
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 6631

Re: Kelmarsh 2010

here are ours, lots of the parade!

http://s277.photobucket.com/albums/kk69 ... arsh%2010/

ignore the first few which are of our new tent and our dog!
by rowana
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group
Replies: 29
Views: 7707

Re: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group

Well in medieval WOTR (as an example) there is always plenty to do in the living history camp- crafts, cooking, or just sitting and chatting, then at some events there is the shopping... When I first joined a group I was lucky as I have two very good friends already in the group- but even so I turne...
by rowana
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group
Replies: 29
Views: 7707

Re: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group

Dogs are allowed :)

Most event sites allow dogs that are on leads :)
by rowana
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group
Replies: 29
Views: 7707

Re: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group

Go round and talk to different groups, I am sure they would be happy to talk to you and share their experiences with you. Maybe also just watch them a little in the living history camp- do they look like they are having a good time with each other? It might give you an insight into how to group are ...
by rowana
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: taking credit cards by phone at shows?
Replies: 19
Views: 3513

Re: taking credit cards by phone at shows?

well I just thought I would throw the paypal thing out there as I know people that do it :)
by rowana
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mrs F's new stays
Replies: 22
Views: 3647

Re: Mrs F's new stays

stunning work and such neat embroidery!
by rowana
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: taking credit cards by phone at shows?
Replies: 19
Views: 3513

Re: taking credit cards by phone at shows?

I am not sure if this is any help at all, but friends of mine who trade use their iphone to connect to paypal, allowing a customer to log in to pay them by paypal- it is an option that obviously has no set up costs- only invloces you getting a paypal account if you don't have one- yes it is not as v...
by rowana
Sat May 22, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wooden Pattens
Replies: 18
Views: 3456

Re: Wooden Pattens

I think these would be great with a hinge- I have hinged ones with a back strap.

I love the design of these ones, personally I don't think I could walk in ones without a hinge.
by rowana
Sun May 02, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 11373

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Is it online? if so, please link the ad, I would like to see it!
by rowana
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron
Replies: 18
Views: 3736

Re: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron

Flemish coifs are great - if you are flemish. Fashion was much more insular nationally than we experience today. If you are english, dress in the english style and look like an englishwoman, if French etc etc etc. As said, ask your group before making anything- I try to make stuff that I have seen ...
by rowana
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron
Replies: 18
Views: 3736

Re: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron

How long is your hair? How about two plaits at the sid eof your head, bring them up over your head and criss cross back down, pinning them as you go? Or a french pleat and curl the length at the nape of the neck and pin? Once your headcovering is on, it will secure it in place as you are not touchin...
by rowana
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron
Replies: 18
Views: 3736

Re: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron

Of course! Why not braid is and pin it to your head? I personally make lots of little twists in my hair and pin them to my head. It keeps my hair secure and in the evening I have some curls as effectively I have pin curled it all day. Seek the advice of your group regarding your hair, they may be ha...
by rowana
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron
Replies: 18
Views: 3736

Re: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron

get hold of Sarah Thursfield's 'Medieval Tailor' well worth the money- patterns for everything you need. As for your hair ebing uncovered, braided...how old are you? It is unlikely anyone would ahve had their hair uncovered unelss they were a very young maiden, remember girls married off very young ...
by rowana
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax. Are you registered?
Replies: 30
Views: 4757

Re: Tax. Are you registered?

When I ran a small business (not in this field) I registered- I even received a rebate one year because I made a loss. The downside can be awful if you don't, it really isn't worth it. There is also a lot you can ofset , like travel ,tickets, stall prices, accomodation, food... The forms are not tha...
by rowana
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Kedleston - The Derby Re-enactment Group
Replies: 23
Views: 5703

Re: Kedleston - The Derby Re-enactment Group

Well well, on my doorstep and I never knew! Please advertise if you do any events in Derby and we might pop along! We have just got into Reenactment with another group for WOTR :)
by rowana
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing thread question -15th Century
Replies: 33
Views: 5754

well I am going to TORM so I will hunt the stall down :) thanks again for links and information :)
by rowana
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing thread question -15th Century
Replies: 33
Views: 5754

thank you for all your advice :) I have ordered some from Texere Yarn.

On a question of needles, am I right in assuming brass needles are okay?

thanks in advance!
by rowana
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing thread question -15th Century
Replies: 33
Views: 5754

thank you everyone...going to look at hobbycraft online...
by rowana
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing thread question -15th Century
Replies: 33
Views: 5754

as in just tease the material and pull threads off? Interesting idea thank you!

I did look at ebay but is hard to tell how thick the tread is.
by rowana
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing thread question -15th Century
Replies: 33
Views: 5754

Sewing thread question -15th Century

I am looking to start sewing late 15th century clothing. I *think* I am right in saying linen thread is used for sewing? I wanted to ask, do you use linen thread or just normal cotton? Do you save linen thread just 'for the field'? If linen thread is usually used- where can you get thin linen thread...
by rowana
Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Lutterall Psalter on DVD and Macclesfield Psalter on CD
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

I would be insterested to know if anyone has actually purchased this? If so, does it use the language of it ? I teach the history of the English Language and it is always great to make things 'come alive' for my A leel students. I might see if I can sneak a copy on the English Department budget! tha...

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