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by 40/- freeholder
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Source of authentic quill pens
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Source of authentic quill pens

Jorge Kelman, who used to post here as Gregory23b, still makes quill pens for school use as he buys the goose quill feathers from me. Find an old post by him and try a PM. If that gets no response, PM me and I'll give you his email address. I've plenty of quill feathers in stock @ 50p each, if you w...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Jorvik Viking Festival Markets
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Jorvik Viking Festival Markets

It would be very helpful if traders who are going to be attending this event could inform us where they are likely to be situated. Couldn't find people/things I was looking for in Feb only to be told afterwards they were in another venue, not the unsatisfactory marquees with queues to get in and a c...
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Battles Over
Replies: 0
Views: 933

Battles Over

Sunday 11th November.
Tow Law Millennium Green 6pm (Co. Durham, NE England)
Band, Beacon, Readings, Names of Fallen
All Welcome

If you're really keen, there's a piper with fire engine & crew at the War Memorial 6am, proceeding down the main street, A68, to the War Graves in the cemetery.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales
Replies: 7
Views: 4216

Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

Excellent news. Since you're booking Living History, will there be any objection to MOP in appropriate costume? Unsurprisingly, I was much warmer & more comfortable this year in costume than the previous year in modern clothes. Liked the deposit bar glasses with MMITD logo this year, and the opt...
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales
Replies: 7
Views: 4216

Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

This is an event that could do with more reminders on this forum. I went in costume this year, as a MOP, on the Sunday and spent a very happy afternoon between the bar and other free performance areas, listening to superb musicians with no electronic gadgetry playing period music in a castle and hap...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB lamb fleece or sheepskin for scabbard lining
Replies: 1
Views: 1633

Re: WTB lamb fleece or sheepskin for scabbard lining

Have you thought of using an old charity shop sheepskin coat for this job?
I'm sure I've got one tucked away in the attic and could cut out relevant sized piece, price to be decided, if you can give the dimensions required.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felling seams - advice for a newbie, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: Felling seams - advice for a newbie, please.

I think you answered your question in your last sentence. I find I do each garment differently as there just seems to be a natural way to go, depending on the cloth and the garment being made. I was very heartened to see in the "Bumper Book of Vikings" aka the Haithabu/Hedeby site report, ...
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Interacting with MOPS?
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Interacting with MOPS?

I'm happy to talk to MOPS if they initiate the interaction, on an Enquire Within basis. What I don't do, because I don't like being on the receiving end, is the Ancient Mariner approach.
I have eyes to see and a civil tongue in my head, so I expect the same from my audience.
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: These forums - undead, or still twitching?
Replies: 18
Views: 4502

Re: These forums - undead, or still twitching?

Definitely still twitching, both in the alive and bird watching senses. I have a quick browse through the topics daily, though I rarely log in. I've never engaged with Facebook & given the recent revelations about the mis-use of Facebook data, I'm very glad I haven't. So, this site is still a va...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Goose quill feathers
Replies: 0
Views: 1258

FS Goose quill feathers

The geese are moulting so I have fresh primary and secondary quill feathers suitable for pens, fletching, textile tools and all other historic uses of such feathers. Suggest 50p each but open to negotiation for bulk order.
by 40/- freeholder
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Categorising activities
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Categorising activities

Music and dance seem to be lacking.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Roman linen or wool tunica
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Re: Roman linen or wool tunica

I've got at least one I could sell. Please PM for details.
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: dancing partner required
Replies: 0
Views: 2123

dancing partner required

I would like to attend a Playford Ball being proposed for 17th August near Durham. The organisers would like participants in suitable costume and would like unattached ladies to provide themselves with gentlemen dancing partners. They explicitly do not want women dancing together. If there is a gent...
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tanning fur
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Re: Tanning fur

With respect to the good Brother, plenty of smallholders during the "Good Life" revival of the'70's/80's tawed their own skins using the egg & alum method. They can be made very soft and supple, just needs plenty of elbow grease. I still use goat skins I tawed back in the day. If you a...
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for reenactment group in the north east
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Re: Looking for reenactment group in the north east

There'll be some re-enactors at the Morpeth Gathering April 6th-8th. I believe Time Bandits from Newcastle are running the battle on Sat & Sun but there'll be musicians and costume living historians too.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted 15th century Burgundian . Sorted
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: Wanted 15th century Burgundian gow

If all else fails, I've one for hire. Green wool lined with dark green linen. Flower pot henin head dress in matching green with black. Dress is free size. Belt might need extra holes punched through. If you're interested I'll try & find camera for photos.
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Victorian Manuscript cookbooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 5346

Re: Victorian Manuscript cookbooks?

Certainly not dirt common. They crop up fairly regularly in the specialist cookery booksellers catalogues. Give a shout if you put it on Ebay.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Gwen Mitchell
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Re: Gwen Mitchell

Thanks everyone, Gwen has now made contact with her dad.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Gwen Mitchell
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

Re: Gwen Mitchell

Thanks everyone, Gwen has now made contact with her dad.
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Gwen Mitchell
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Gwen Mitchell

I'm not on Facebook and the like, so if anyone knows/knows of Gwen Mitchell could you pass word on that her Dad hasn't had any communication from her for 6 months or so and would appreciate it if she made contact. Gwen is early 30's, possibly in the Vike or Regia, has done weapons training and black...
by 40/- freeholder
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Gwen Mitchell
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

Gwen Mitchell

I've been asked to put a call out for Gwen Mitchell to contact her Dad as he's getting concerned that she hasn't been in communication for 6 months or so. Gwen has been in Viking re-enactment, done weapons training and blacksmithing. Gwen is a well built lady, early 30's and may use a walking stick....
by 40/- freeholder
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Christmas in the Stuart Era
Replies: 1
Views: 1300

Re: Christmas in the Stuart Era

For a late Elizabethan gentleman farmer's Christmas, look at Thomas Tusser's 500 Points of Good Husbandry. There are various modern editions but my favourite is that edited by Dorothy Hartley. Stations of the Sun by Ronald Hutton is a very good summary of the evolution of Christmas, and other annual...
by 40/- freeholder
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need help with Bread
Replies: 34
Views: 13298

Re: Need help with Bread

I've got a Beehive bread oven that's now looking for a new home as it hasn't been used for years. There are photos of it in use on the Rent a Peasant website http://www.rentapeasant.co.uk. It's made wonderful bread, pies, biscuits etc. Offers invited. I can deliver to Co. Durham, N. Yorks, Cumbria, ...
by 40/- freeholder
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From trousers to hose
Replies: 1
Views: 2515

Re: From trousers to hose

This blog on the Oxbow books website might be relevant (www.oxbowbooks.com)
Who wears the trousers? The History, Politics and Culture of Trousers
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Assorted male costume
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: FS Assorted male costume

Here are some half hose in 3 sizes, made from a Copenhagen Museum pattern taken from a Greenland find. Originally made for a Medieval Fair, to go over trousers for men unused to wearing "skirts". In the event, it was a hot day so the men went with shorts and bare legs, so these were never ...
by 40/- freeholder
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Assorted male costume
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: FS Assorted male costume

Apologies, forgot to check Inbox here for PM's. Now replying to enquiries with photos. Hopefully attached are photos of a medieval wool tunic, based on pattern from Bocksten man find, fulled wool, never been worn, has acquired some stains in storage; also wool hose from Bocksten man pattern. These h...
by 40/- freeholder
Wed May 24, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Assorted male costume
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: FS Assorted male costume

Many thanks for all enquiries received so far. Photos currently a problem as I can't find the camera & don't have a mobile, let alone one which takes photos. Will keep everyone posted as and when I find relevant kit/old photos.
by 40/- freeholder
Wed May 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Re: wanted

blue trousers 1.5" hem, 28" inside leg (typo last time) 38" waist
Still looking for camera so no photos as yet
Say £20/pair plus P&P for the lot
by 40/- freeholder
Mon May 22, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bal Maiden Gook
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Re: Bal Maiden Gook

Lesley Bentham of Yes! We Have National Costumes might be able to help. As far as I know, she's not on the web and I don't want to put her address and phone number here. However, her daughter, Tanya Bentham, contributes to this site, she does amazing embroidery & tablet weaving. Might be worth c...
by 40/- freeholder
Sat May 20, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Assorted male costume
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

FS Assorted male costume

Realistically, I've got a lot of kit for former male members of Rent a Peasant that no longer fits anyone and is taking up wardrobe space that could be used for new kit for me. Pictures can be seen on Rent a Peasant website. Eras cover Romano-British to Tudor, all hand made by me, no machine sewing....

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