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by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Attaching fur trim on gown
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Re: Attaching fur trim on gown

by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Working class lady - Clothing layers
Replies: 10
Views: 4910

Re: Working class lady - Clothing layers

I had a little trouble with the front gapping (hook n eye) not sure how to solve it. Maybe I can cover with trim? Well, I typically do the front of that kind of gown so that I can overlap them just a tiny bit and pin them closed (rather than going with hook-and-eye closure). I'd suggest maybe creat...
by Karen Larsdatter
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Working class lady - Clothing layers
Replies: 10
Views: 4910

Re: Working class lady - Clothing layers

The short gown's neckline does appear to be a tad high, but if you're more comfortable with it up there, it's not a deal-breaker. http://larsdatter.com/18c/shortgowns.html has a few extant examples (although the links are hideously out of date -- the CW links no longer go to the right place, you'll ...
by Karen Larsdatter
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: medieval coat hangers
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: medieval coat hangers

IIRC, there are a couple at either http://larsdatter.com/sewingkits.htm (especially the images of tailors) and http://larsdatter.com/merchantstalls.htm (or possibly http://larsdatter.com/merchantbooths.htm instead). Some examples that are springing to mind - http://www.nuernberger-hausbuecher.de/75-...
by Karen Larsdatter
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th C. Farm
Replies: 59
Views: 10993

Re: 13th C. Farm

While it's a bit later than your period of interest, there are a lot of interesting details of rural life in the Luttrell Psalter (c. 1325-1340); you can see some modern interpretations/recreations of the illustrations in the Luttrell Psalter Film, which is online at http://youtu.be/O0AnUM1tt54
by Karen Larsdatter
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Ink recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 3596

Re: Ink recipes

Oh, final question, what sort of bottles would is store the ink in authentically speaking? :arrow: http://www.larsdatter.com/inkwells.htm There's not a lot of extant Western examples from c. 900-1200, but there's this inkhorn and this stoneware inkwell , for example. As an illuminator, you may find...
by Karen Larsdatter
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: how low are braies ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3618

Re: how low are braies ?

The length of braies varies over time -- see http://www.larsdatter.com/breeches.htm -- although, really, there are very few points when knights seem to be wandering around in public with their braies showing. Farm-workers & laborers, sure, or naughty boys or wicked men in the process of being pu...
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: folding canvas stools
Replies: 7
Views: 3302

Re: folding canvas stools

I've been doing some research into chairs and stools (WoTR). Having looked at loads of images of lots of different classes of people (posh people dining, all the way through different trades to milkmaids) I haven't seen anything that looks like the folding stools that are so very popular. Are these...
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Female headcoverings
Replies: 4
Views: 2889

Re: Female headcoverings

Some more possibilities for you, depending on what sort of portrayal you typically do - a goffered (frilled) veil for a particularly well-to-do lady, or this simple cap which would work well for a working woman. You could also consider a hood . These links can help you figure out some different comb...
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: earrings in the 15th century
Replies: 13
Views: 2529

Re: earrings in the 15th century

Okeydokey - linkspage developed! http://www.larsdatter.com/tailed-coifs.htm This little white linen cap would cover her ears, as well as keeping modern hairstyles (including fringe) covered up. There are a few different patterns for this style of cap, including a few experimental re-creations by var...
by Karen Larsdatter
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sausages
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

Re: Sausages

Here's some 14th century English recipes (taken from Forme of Cury):
http://forum.sausagemaking.org/viewtopi ... 2337e31d20
by Karen Larsdatter
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: earrings in the 15th century
Replies: 13
Views: 2529

Re: earrings in the 15th century

Earrings would have been highly unusual for a woman in 15th century England or in western Europe in general (see http://larsdatter.com/earrings.htm of course). I agree with Dave B; rather than try to find a "period" pair (I suspect there are plenty of jewelers willing to sell gaudy earring...
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leather covered chests
Replies: 11
Views: 2595

Re: Leather covered chests

Colin Middleton wrote:Does anyone know if the same style was used in the 15th Century? Are there any surviving coffers from that period?

:arrow: http://larsdatter.com/boxes-leather.htm :rock:
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century jeweller
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: 15th century jeweller

You may want to see http://larsdatter.com/goldsmiths.htm for some images of jewellers at work; this will give you some more ideas as to tools and techniques. Some of the images will also help suggest what clothing might have been worn by jewellers, but obviously, some of the images of St. Eligius ar...
by Karen Larsdatter
Wed May 25, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Cloth Merchants
Replies: 8
Views: 3074

Re: Medieval Cloth Merchants

More images of cloth merchants (drapers) at http://larsdatter.com/drapers.htm too.
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Sport
Replies: 12
Views: 3194

Re: Medieval Sport

i would also be interested if anyone can think of any other medieval games that mops can take part in :arrow: http://larsdatter.com/games.htm :D Another game that's not really linked from there (or its subpages) is a medieval balance game involving two players and (often) a stick. I don't know the ...
by Karen Larsdatter
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Treadle Operated Sharpening stone
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: Treadle Operated Sharpening stone

Dunno if it'd help (it is a fairly random assortment) but http://www.larsdatter.com/grindstone.htm has a few examples of this, I think.
by Karen Larsdatter
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early c11th English women's clothing advice, please!
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Re: foreigner needs a help.

Do you know is it possible to find this book as e-book?(Gale Owen-Crocker's 'Dress in Anglo-Saxon England'). It's available as a preview at http://books.google.com/books?id=45RJYhTGZiUC&pg=PP1 There's also some links online at http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&am...
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: medieval knitting???
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

Re: medieval knitting???

I've just finished knitting MooseAbuse a pair of lobster mittens (thumb and two big fingers). Karen's fab site has some pictures of them FWIW -- the "lobster mittens" (nice term for them!) :) are at http://larsdatter.com/gloves.htm -- in the "THREE-FINGERED GLOVES (aka SPLIT MITTENS)...
by Karen Larsdatter
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 6201

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

There's several hand-pavises at http://larsdatter.com/painted-shields.htm but they seem to all be German or Austrian -- even the two with pictures of St. George. There's also a description of pavises in use during a battle from the Wars of the Roses (it's in the second gray square on that page) but ...
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tentage images
Replies: 16
Views: 4052

Re: Tentage images

Working on a new page now, actually -- http://larsdatter.com/pavilion-heraldry.htm
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Piercings throughout history.
Replies: 11
Views: 2683

Re: Piercings throughout history.

This is one of those "it depends" questions ... for a 14th century English archer, probably not; but for a 16th century English noblewoman, sure. Check out http://larsdatter.com/earrings.htm for a bunch of examples. As regards the Bosch image above, and other images in 15th century norther...
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chairs and the use of illustrations from abroad
Replies: 1
Views: 744

Re: Chairs and the use of illustrations from abroad

(Yes, I Know about Larsdatter.com, but the majority of illustrations there are continental, so not worthless, but obviously care should be exercised in using them as exemplars) Well, to be honest, I'm not sure how much of the Mendel Housebook can really be held up as an exemplar of typical stuff fo...
by Karen Larsdatter
Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lining of hoods
Replies: 32
Views: 5061

Re: Lining of hoods

Karen knows I am a devotee, but she would agree that the visual record is not enough to make judgements on prevalance. :o blasphemer! :@ :wink: No, you're right, and that's one of the things I point out on that page. I haven't found visual evidence of a woman in a dagged hood, and thought that migh...
by Karen Larsdatter
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lining of hoods
Replies: 32
Views: 5061

Re: Lining of hoods

Actually, this is one of these items I want to do more research into, so perhaps someone can help me out here. In my experience women's hoods tend to be open with very short (almost vestigial) gorgets/cape. Do anyone have any evidence of women wearing hoods with deep (over shoulder length) gorgets?...
by Karen Larsdatter
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 6016

Re: ladies hair

Diverging the subject a bit more, didn't women used to colour their hair back in the 15th C? Here's a recipe from my translation of the Manual de mugeres : Lye to turn hair blond Take four celemines of vine-shoot ash, and one pound of ash of the lees of white wine. And add in a pot of rainwater, an...
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing
Replies: 88
Views: 9927

Re: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing

Tod wrote:Karen Larsdatter's pages are excellent you can find a link around here some where.

:arrow: http://www.larsdatter.com :angel:

http://larsdatter.com/hose.htm deals with a lot of the conversation in this thread, I think. :ugeek:
by Karen Larsdatter
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: What would they have eaten in an 18th c banqueting house??
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Re: What would they have eaten in an 18th c banqueting house??

I know this is an old posting, but I've assembled a list of links to 18th century (mostly English) cookbooks at http://larsdatter.com/18c/cookbooks.html which may help in your search. 8-)
by Karen Larsdatter
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New section of larsdatter.com
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Re: New section of larsdatter.com

Thanks, everybody! :$ Just added a new feature (which I may end up adding to the medieval/renaissance section of larsdatter.com too, at some point) -- it's got an RSS feed getting you to the newest pages, so users can subscribe to it and find out what I've added, since it's growing at about a page a...

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