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by Wynflaed
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Edwardian women's hairstyles
Replies: 4
Views: 2758

Re: Edwardian women's hairstyles

Unfortunately I live in Oxford, so east Yorks would be a bit of a long trip, but thanks for the offer :D

Will check out you tube - if I find anything particularly good I'll come back here and post the link(s). Cheers!
by Wynflaed
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Edwardian women's hairstyles
Replies: 4
Views: 2758

Edwardian women's hairstyles

Could anyone recommend a good online resource with instructions for doing Edwardian hairstyles? The other half and I are having a Victorian/Edwardian theme for our wedding and I'd love to do an authentic(ish) up 'do.' I've found lots of good pictures online, but nothing with a description of how to ...
by Wynflaed
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Yet another sword post from me!
Replies: 17
Views: 5708

Re: Yet another sword post from me!

AFAIK Paul is spot on. Also - and this might be a "teaching your grandmother to suck eggs" post, in which case I apologise - don't forget that if you want a nicely-balanced sword, the optimal length will depend on the weight of the hilt fittings as well as the length of the grip.
by Wynflaed
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Hanwei Viking Sword
Replies: 10
Views: 4093

Re: Hanwei Viking Sword

I think that's a great idea. You should be able to get a pretty axe head and a serviceable spun helmet for not much more than the price of a Hanwei sword.
by Wynflaed
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Hanwei Viking Sword
Replies: 10
Views: 4093

Re: Hanwei Viking Sword

There was quite a long discussion about sword quality vs. price a while back - might be helpful?

But in short I'd echo Bad Viking and say a big "no" (and possibly an "ick") to a Hanwei. Your best bet is to go to one of the markets and compare some swords in the flesh.
by Wynflaed
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Crossbows in this period
Replies: 39
Views: 10954

Re: Crossbows in this period

AFAIK Egfroth is right about crossbows at Hastings. The main dictionary of Old English, Bosworth & Toller, has an entry for "gelocen boge" meaning crossbow, but it doesn't say where in the corpus the phrase was recorded. I think the safest bet is to assume they were post-Conquest only.
by Wynflaed
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: How to go about Dyeing wool
Replies: 5
Views: 2934

Re: How to go about Dyeing wool

Wychwood has a brief introduction to dyeing here:
http://wychwood.wikidot.com/kit-dyeing
(It is dark age-oriented, but mainly transferable).

Sally, I'd also be interested your booklet :D

Edited to add: Aha, I found it on your website.
by Wynflaed
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Under Armer.
Replies: 33
Views: 8585

Re: Viking Under Armer.

My understanding was that maille stopped glancing blows with a blade by preventing the edge biting, not stabs, thrusts or blunt force trauma. Has anyone tried sticking maille on a pig and attacking it? (Preferably one that's dead already, far less morally dubious and less likely to splash). I've see...
by Wynflaed
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Wanted: tent / advice on tent buying
Replies: 9
Views: 2609

Re: Wanted: tent / advice on tent buying

I've ordered a tent from Vic James. Now I can get on with deciding what designs I'm going to paint on it :D
by Wynflaed
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early c11th English women's clothing advice, please!
Replies: 18
Views: 2407

Re: foreigner need a help.

Hello Brisk-Ann,

The best book for this is probably Gale Owen-Crocker's 'Dress in Anglo-Saxon England' (e.g. from Amazon).

Wychwood also have a lot of info and links (including patterns) on our wiki, this page has a general overview of female clothing.

Hope this helps!
by Wynflaed
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Wanted: tent / advice on tent buying
Replies: 9
Views: 2609

Re: Wanted: tent / advice on tent buying

Thanks guys. I hadn't heard of Vic James, but three recommendations gives me a good incentive to ring him and see what he can do. Out of interest Matt, which Poles are you buying from?
by Wynflaed
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Wanted: tent / advice on tent buying
Replies: 9
Views: 2609

Wanted: tent / advice on tent buying

Good folk, lend me your ears... and your experiences of buying authenti-tents. I'm in the market for a Saxon/Viking era A-frame tent (suitable for 2 people, preferably with side opening). It's a biggish investment so, before I spend my cash, does anyone want to share their opinions of tent suppliers...
by Wynflaed
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anglo-Saxon book
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Anglo-Saxon book

Cheers :) The wife had some scraps left over from his previous experiments with illuminated letters, so I used those (came from TORM/ILHF but not sure which trader). Now I have proof of concept, as it were, I'm planning to get a skin from Cowley's and work on a more decorative book in the near future.
by Wynflaed
Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anglo-Saxon book
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Anglo-Saxon book

In response to requests to see photos of the book I was making when I asked about parchment suppliers - here's the finished article! http://wychwood.wdfiles.com/local--files/kit-books/7_finishedbook.jpg It's bound using 3mm plywood and sheep's leather and contains mainly remedies from Bald's Leechbo...
by Wynflaed
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Oxford
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: Oxford

PM sent!
by Wynflaed
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Oxford
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: Oxford

Hi Tiddles, The Wychwood Warriors are a dark age group and we train in central Oxford. Our first practice of the season, aimed at new members, is on Sunday 10th October. Might be a bit early for you, but if you fancy trying out a different period you'd be very welcome to come along. We charge an ann...
by Wynflaed
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 13977

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Lady Jane Rochester wrote:women gladiators - any takers?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/herefordand ... 780862.stm

Lady "no, I'm Spartacus" Rochester :D :D


Plenty of evidence for gladiatrixes!
by Wynflaed
Tue May 25, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Advice on Swords.
Replies: 30
Views: 13207

Re: Advice on Swords.

Wow, I'm impressed that Albion tell you the centre of gravity of their blades - I've never seen that on a web shop before.
by Wynflaed
Tue May 18, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Ribbons
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: Ribbons

Would you class lengths of fine tablet weaving as ribbons?
by Wynflaed
Tue May 18, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Advice on Swords.
Replies: 30
Views: 13207

Re: Advice on Swords.

Binns every time, no contest! I'd say that Armour Class swords vary in usability. The problem with them is that they don't match the hilt/pommel to the blade size - so while their narrower, lighter blades have a good balance, if you want a wider blade you'll end up with a very end-heavy weapon. That...
by Wynflaed
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 9388

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

... this is why I've never quite belived the commonly-stated view that Anglo-Saxon and Viking women went commando. IIRC there are a few remedies for amenorrhea and irregular periods in Bald's Leechbook, but beyond a few people on t'internet asserting that Anglo-Saxon women fashioned sanitary towels ...

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