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by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Mercenary Bowmen of England & Wales
Replies: 4
Views: 3505

Re: Mercenary Bowmen of England & Wales

Cheers for that :)
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE LATE 14THEARLY 15TH CENT, DRESS PATTERN
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE LATE 14THEARLY 15TH CENT, DRESS PATTERN

Fairfax wrote:Brilliant thanks so much, exactly the sort of thing I was looking for, think I should be able to GLUE that together(only joking) I meant staple.



Glueing is easier ...lol
my wife used this pattern to make her kirtle it really is a s easy as it looks ... lets see photo of the finished article!!!!
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Mercenary Bowmen of England & Wales
Replies: 4
Views: 3505

Re: Mercenary Bowmen of England & Wales

Do you have a website???
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: scabbard making
Replies: 31
Views: 7294

Re: scabbard making

Glad you kept debate going.... enjoyed reading it. :)
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

You should keep the doublet then - much more Tudor than 14thC no everything to go ... ... going to start totally afresh! Hey - it's your money... :D very much into getting rid of negative things from the past... so a new start and the sale of items will pay for new outfits no problem, possibly seve...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

EnglishArcher wrote:You should keep the doublet then - much more Tudor than 14thC



no everything to go ... ... going to start totally afresh!
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

tudor and might do later as well. much nicer people than last group :)
the books sold and for more than she paid so a bargain and all part and parcel of the greater things in life ..... whatever that might be :)
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

typical ... shes got the book ... very good... but now we have changed to a really nice group and doing a different time period ah well going to sell book in our shop already had some interest, all our medieval gear is going on ebay or private sale have a look on for sale/buy.
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

All the details of this book were on the previous thread where you asked about costume and Alice made some helpful suggestions - it's really good book to start from. Obviously you need also to do some research so you know what to make/and out of what etc but it'll get you most of the way there with...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5021

Re: Caldicot 2009

for me this photo shows three knights looking at an open deck chair and saying 'race you' http://www.poorknights.co.uk/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=16&pos=51 :D :rofl: looking forward to having a :beer: soon steff :thumbup: definaetly an "on your marks...get set ..go" moment lol
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5021

Re: Caldicot 2009

This should never have been posted on here and dealt with excellently, although not sure about the Red Herring comment! our post re others sites having said mentioned photo's was a genuine comment not a red herring the original post was the red herring :) ...... we are happy its all been sorted thou...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: scabbard making
Replies: 31
Views: 7294

Re: scabbard making

There are quite a few sword scabbards described and illustrated in Craft, Industry and Everyday life :Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York, by Quita Mould, most of which are 10-11th century, but include some 12th century pieces, and one 15th century. There is lots of i...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: scabbard making
Replies: 31
Views: 7294

Re: scabbard making

Colin Middleton wrote:Good Lord, Sir Edmund! Your luck has got to turn around soon. Best wishes on everything becomming far less crap in the very near future.



It got better .....
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5021

Re: Caldicot 2009

Hi Guys, Sorry to be the damp squid but i have been contacted by parents of the group noble tails, they have not and will not give permission for any of the photos with their children in to be published within the public domain. If you have a copy of any photos with their children in either in this...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5021

Re: Caldicot 2009

Sampson de Strelley wrote:if she puts it on the ema page only the members that the ema let on sort of thing will see them lol, yeah and the public wot she like lol



we can't find them on facebook ! have you got a link we can link on please.
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

All the details of this book were on the previous thread where you asked about costume and Alice made some helpful suggestions - it's really good book to start from. Obviously you need also to do some research so you know what to make/and out of what etc but it'll get you most of the way there with...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

All the details of this book were on the previous thread where you asked about costume and Alice made some helpful suggestions - it's really good book to start from. Obviously you need also to do some research so you know what to make/and out of what etc but it'll get you most of the way there with...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

May I suggest Sarah Thursfield's "Medieval Tailor's Assistant"? It has several different styles of headwear, both male and female, of most levels of status from about 1200 to 1500. The diagrams are easy to follow and the the instructions clear. If I can be of further help, please don't he...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: scabbard making
Replies: 31
Views: 7294

Re: scabbard making

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUGGESTIONS ... I WILL DO WHAT I CAN .. WHEN I CAN AT PRESENT I HAVE NO TRANSPORT AS TWO CARS BROKEN DOWN IN ONE WEEK THIS YEAR IS NOT GOOD SO FAR ... I FREEZER, BOTTOM FELL OUT OF, WASHING MACHINE BLEW UP, KETTLE KNACKERED AND THEN TWO CARS ......AAAAGH! ANYONE IN AMMANFORD (...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

Intrigued, how do you dress, drink or eat without servants?. First person is where you are the individual in every respect, not acknowlodging aspects of the modern world. Thirld person is where you say "I am Fred Bloggs and I am portraying Sir Edmund Mortimer" and discuss aspects of his l...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

sorry didnt explain that to well did i? we have a couple of servants
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

because our group only does nobility!!! Hi, sorry to hijack your thread but I'm a bit curious as to how that works. It seems that that would rule out any kind of craft/making things type activities and anything to do with cooking, and most manual things like chopping wood. The only things I can thi...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

Nigel wrote:only does nobility which group is that ?


n/t
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Re: Noble hats

Can any one suggest where we may find easy patterns to make our own hats or names of hat makers please, we require a hat for the wife she has a heart shaped hennin but needs something else dating from 1350 - 1420 noble woman i have found Kats hats (amazing hats ) but unfortunaetly to expensive for ...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4411

Noble hats

Can any one suggest where we may find easy patterns to make our own hats or names of hat makers please, we require a hat for the wife she has a heart shaped hennin but needs something else dating from 1350 - 1420 noble woman i have found Kats hats (amazing hats ) but unfortunaetly to expensive for o...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: womens and mens buttons oposite why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: womens and mens buttons oposite why?

One thing to bear in mind about the Internet, a lot of the generic answer sites like Yahoo Ask Jeeves and even to a degree Wikipedia repeat generalised rumour and verification by their own peers. So they become self furfilling prophesises. In short as Shadowcats states there is educated guesswork, ...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: womens and mens buttons oposite why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: womens and mens buttons oposite why?

if you google about button history the servant (maid) theory seems to come up every time...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: womens and mens buttons oposite why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: womens and mens buttons oposite why?

The (very) few articles of female clothing with buttons pre nineteenth century have buttons on the left or right roughly 50% of the time. Its not a cast iron fact that all male garments button on the right some early doublets button on the left. By the mid to late nineteenth century female buttons ...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: womens and mens buttons oposite why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: womens and mens buttons oposite why?

Apparently and I quote from a Yahoo search source; " The first button jackets for men were modeled after the latching designs of armour, which were designed to stop a right-handed opponent from jamming a pike through the seam. The left-side buttons on women's clothes may have been intended to f...
by Sir Edmund Mortimer
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: womens and mens buttons oposite why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2231

Re: womens and mens buttons oposite why?

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:So blind gropers can tell the difference between men and flat chested ladies.



thats what perfume and glassses are for, perfume scent as opposed to aftershave so you know its female and the female wearing glasses so you know which way round they are ..... well thats what i tell the wife :devil:

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