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by dragonskie2000
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothes Suppler Needed.
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

Re: Viking Clothes Suppler Needed.

http://www.historicenterprises.com - shipping isn't too pricy either.
Although if your a member of a society I'd check first with your AO before purchasing anything from anyone.
by dragonskie2000
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Viking Kit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: Viking Kit?

Phil beat me too it - was going to suggest Historic Enterprises. Gwen should be at TORM (normally is)
by dragonskie2000
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cheques
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Cheques

Has anyone else had this (or taken) on their new cheque books? On the back of each cheque it now says: "Please note: This cheque is not to be used in conjunction with a cheque guarantee card" The bank (Santander) tells me it's because they are fazing out cheques..... OK, but will you still...
by dragonskie2000
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Started my off season jobs ALREADY!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Speaking from experience don't leave the raw hide untreated - varnish, paint whatever is suitable for you/your society. When the raw hide gets damp or wet it becomes instantly irresistable to a number of animals....mostly four legged. Sometimes it doesn't even have to get damp (remembers teething pu...
by dragonskie2000
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: NEW Horsies!!
Replies: 40
Views: 8944

Strider if your new to selling your work then ideally you need to join some local art societies that have exhibitions. All the work (unless it's portfolio) will need to be framed properly - this is easy so you can do it yourself. Pricing has to be reasonable - minimum cost guidelines are three times...
by dragonskie2000
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: saxon ladies
Replies: 3
Views: 852

It's a collection of rectangles and triangles - dependent on your prefered pattern or the prefered pattern of your society. Exciting eh....

Don't think you can access the Regia handbook if your a non-member.

The patterns are easy PM me and I'll reply with details on how to cut one out.
by dragonskie2000
Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Anyone know how to set up/work a Harris Table Loom?
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Contact your nearest Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Guild - they are also likely to run courses.

http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/meparker/guilds.htm
by dragonskie2000
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: web hosting
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

I'd deffinately move

Mine is with Webage but they are a bit pricy so we will be moving to Orpheus where OH webpage is. Not had any problems with either and they are really good with the support - especially since they have to deal with me :shock:
by dragonskie2000
Wed May 16, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 3965

I spoke to Ana yesterday and she did say she had off the peg (machine sewn) shoes available.
by dragonskie2000
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Interpretation of the Hangerok
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

This rather depends on the one you think is more accurate. There is a style that is sort of like an overcoat only with straps that has a separate front pannel. This gives an all-round garment with a detachable front for when it gets grubby. Or there is this one http://www.silverdor.org/viking/viking...
by dragonskie2000
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Big Plunge Off the Deep end!
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

It is possible on your own - lot easier with help though. I used to do large craft fairs on my own (selling pottery - not re-enactment stuff though). That required large shelving units to be moved as well as boxes and boxes of stock. Didn't have a tent to contend with as the fairs were in covered ma...
by dragonskie2000
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gold Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2427

*LOL* I've only done 6-7 cm of this one and it's already driven me to chocolate.

I think the file is too large to post - can I PM you the pic so far. I'm not good with anything much more technical than a pencil.
by dragonskie2000
Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gold Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2427

I use a lot of spun gold thread in my tabletweaving (brocade). I usually use the thicker stuff for embroidery though. Also have some spare, PM if you are interested. It works differently from the fake gold (not as flexible but can be "pinched" for corners) and has a better result. I *think...
by dragonskie2000
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gold thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1846

I use the real stuff, spun or flat (can be a pain to work with). The *pretend* gold thread may be OK for practice but does not give the effect either in colour or weight. Items, tabletweave or embroidery, becomes so much stiffer and heavier when worked in real gold.
by dragonskie2000
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Long haired types - how do you get your hair to stay tied?
Replies: 26
Views: 3321

I have very long thick hair too and weave a bit of narrow tabletweave in with the plait as I go down and then tie it off at the end.
by dragonskie2000
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo Saxon Costumes
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

I'm sorry as a tabletweaver I really must disagree. To make a leather belt requires the leather (ie: cow) to be grown to a suitable size (we are talking years here), killed, tanned (a skilled process) and then cut up - all of this takes considerably longer than weaving from scratch. To weave a beat ...
by dragonskie2000
Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tent Hangings
Replies: 26
Views: 2871

Well having done some hangings for similar reasons in our AS tent some tips I'd suggest are: 1) make sure that the hangings can overlap if there is a centre parting (ours are tab topped and slotted onto the ridge pole as it goes up - the centre ones overlap each other and then there's one at the ver...
by dragonskie2000
Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Clay, and what to do with it
Replies: 18
Views: 2885

Don't know if they are still period for you, but coil pots are realy easy as are pinch pots. The two styles can be used together. It would be relatively simple to make some small jars/pots. Unfortunately I have no idea when certain techniques of pottery fell in or out of favour after 11th century. :?
by dragonskie2000
Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting yourself known
Replies: 10
Views: 2154

Make sure that it's your name people repeat when refering to embroidery. Topnotch quality and aftercare. Photograph everything you do or have done - the shirt on your website is a good example. But you'll need more (people can be unimaginative sometimes and need to be inspired....preferably to buy) ...
by dragonskie2000
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: erm... is this what I think it is?
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Check out the seller via goofbay they have recently (last 30 days) bid on a EFTIS masterpiece decorated medieval sword 1400 AD that went for just over two grand, also been bidding on other old swords. They haven't sold anything for 30 days and this sword is their only listing. With the lack of detai...
by dragonskie2000
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th c Burgundian gown - belt options
Replies: 26
Views: 4945

With reference to the German girdle refered to. On the website it's tabletwoven in silk. Having experimented with wide girdles I would say that having a woven fabric with a bit of give is a very sensible idea. If it needs to be firm then a gold brocade (using real spun gold, not the fake stuff) will...
by dragonskie2000
Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Paging Hazel Uzzell --- message for Hazel Uzzell
Replies: 9
Views: 2114

Roger if you still have no joy, email me via the PM button and I'll forward it to her on her private email address.
by dragonskie2000
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: recipe for paint
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Don't know if this will help but Hazel Uzzell has compiled a booklet on Shield Paints which contains information on pigments, bases, carriers and varnish. Has apparently a colour plate of authentic paints on wood and contains recipies for making paint and varnish etc. It was 4.50UKP plus postage - b...
by dragonskie2000
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Short Sleeved Tunics.
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Seem to recall something for Hiberno-Norse types (poss, Iceland...) and Russian stuff - worn as a second layer not as a first. Can't remember and can't seem to find the references...so could well have imagined it all. However, that should be a good place for you to start - def no shortsleeved tunics...
by dragonskie2000
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Crossbows in this period
Replies: 39
Views: 14719

Yes, there were crossbows. A friend of mine did the research for them - mostly trawling through manuscripts and wills. Hopefully it will at some point be written up...but it's with someone else at the mo while she goes of searching for her latest interest :lol: oops, I've just pressed the wrong butt...
by dragonskie2000
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo Saxon Embroidery patterns
Replies: 31
Views: 10101

Typical Anglo-Saxon style is a bit like having the Changing Rooms team, several bottles of Vino Collapso, a historical department store and left with the instructions: off you go have fun. They had a definate pick and mix approach to style. By tracing the styles back, you can see that they quite che...
by dragonskie2000
Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo Saxon Embroidery patterns
Replies: 31
Views: 10101

The British Museum Pattern Book - Early Medieval Designs by Eva Willson. Contains lots and lots of line drawings ranging from early 6th century to 13th century. Most of it is carvings and manuscripts but I'm sure they could be transposed to embroidery. Or there is the Llan-gores textile which is Byz...
by dragonskie2000
Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Braiding
Replies: 45
Views: 7994

Hi, I'm new so sorry for jumping in...

I go to this site for TW - http://www.beggars-workshop.co.uk

mind you lot more expensive than many posted here.

Devers do good silk, plus they sell in bulk. :)

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