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by duster
Sun May 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bal Maiden Gook
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Bal Maiden Gook

Thanks Steve ill let her know,
by duster
Sun May 21, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bal Maiden Gook
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Bal Maiden Gook

My wife is looking to make a Bal Maiden costume (ladies that worked above ground in Cornish tin mines - 1800s). she has found a lot of images, but does anyone know of any patterns available? especially for the Gook (bonnet)? She also needs some leather clogs with wooden soles, any idea for suppliers?
by duster
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng
Replies: 17
Views: 4500

Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng

Hello all,
im looking for some info (for a change)
does any one know the most common style/font that would be used by a scribe/clerk in late 14th early 15th century England?
Many thanks.
by duster
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pilgrims Routes in England
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Re: Pilgrims Routes in England

Thank you, a very interesting and informative site.
by duster
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pilgrims Routes in England
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Re: Pilgrims Routes in England

Thank you Marcus, found the thread, a great help.
by duster
Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pilgrims Routes in England
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Pilgrims Routes in England

We are planning to walk the St Michaels Way in Cornwall, which is part of the Santiago de Compostella way. We are doing this in kit. It starts at St Uny in Lelant. The beginning is a very indirect route, in fact it seems to double back on itself. the rest of the way seems more direct. would anyone k...
by duster
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: looking for De Campo
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

looking for De Campo

wondering if anyone can help? i have traced my family back to Thoried De Campo Born 1100 possibly France or Italy,this is as much info as i can find on him!! when the family gets to 1235, Norman De Campo takes on his wife Amilas name of Kempe. does anyone know a reason why a man would do this back t...
by duster
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather gauntlets
Replies: 7
Views: 2318

Re: leather gauntlets

Thank you both, ill check them out (although if i do try to make my own they will be all thumbs!) :worried:
by duster
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather gauntlets
Replies: 7
Views: 2318

leather gauntlets

Hi all,wondering if anyone can help? im looking for a supplier of red leather gauntlets, ive looked all over the tinternet and am stumped so if anyone has any ideas id be most grateful. many thanks.
by duster
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A question of Maille
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: A question of Maille

Thank you all, helpful as always, :thumbup:
by duster
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A question of Maille
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

A question of Maille

Hello everyone. what i want to know is 'what would you call someone who makes chain maille' is it a maille maker, a mailler, does anyone know???
by duster
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mint sauce question
Replies: 2
Views: 2601

Mint sauce question

Cant remember where i heard this but is it true that a law was passed in the middle ages in England that lamb/mutton had to be eaten with mint sauce as this would stop people eating it??
by duster
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon shield
Replies: 9
Views: 4834

Re: saxon shield

Thank you both , you have been a great help. i dare say ,ill be back to pick your brains sometime soon.
by duster
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon shield
Replies: 9
Views: 4834

saxon shield

Hi all
i apologise if this question has been asked and answered before on here, im after some information.
what was the composition and construction of a typical saxon shield? also how was it held? and what would it have been called?
Thanks for any help and i hope the questions not too stupid.
by duster
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making rivetted maille
Replies: 18
Views: 4702

Re: Making rivetted maille

thanks for the tips everyone, ill source some adapted pliers. I know the cost and time involved as i spent ages making my butted hauberk, buying 2mm galvenised wire in 15kg rolls making the rings myself then learning from my mistakes. Took a while and was a real labour of love, i have also made an a...
by duster
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making rivetted maille
Replies: 18
Views: 4702

Making rivetted maille

I have made a butted maille halberk and am interested in making a rivetted one. I have been on some sites that sell rings. could anyone suggest the best to get. domed or wedge rivetted? also, could anyone tell me if i need one of the special tools that they keep advertising (it looks like a pair or ...
by duster
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: pots n stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Re: pots n stuff

thank you sally, excellent help as always :D
by duster
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: pots n stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

pots n stuff

Hi all, im looking for images of 14c glazed and unglazed pottery, bowls, jugs , drinking vessels etc. especially a pottery cooking skillet, Any information ie stone ware, earthen ware, sizes or dimensions would be really helpful too. im not having much luck googleing images. many thanks. p.s was goi...
by duster
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Advice on Swords.
Replies: 30
Views: 13886

Re: Advice on Swords.

i have a st george armoury hand and a half tournament blade, excellent value and craftsmanship used for sparring in w.m.a would recomend them to anyone.
by duster
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: tobacco anyone????
Replies: 9
Views: 2414

tobacco anyone????

hello all, this may seem a silly question but is there any evidence of herbs or such like being smoked in england in the 14c for medicinal reasons as im sure i read something about it in a book on witchcraft years ago and i cant for the life of me remember the title. thanks for any help.. :|
by duster
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: medieval knitting???
Replies: 7
Views: 2966

medieval knitting???

Can anyone tell me whether knitting, as in knit 1 purl 1, existed in medieval - tudor times? and if so, what items of clothing would have been knitted? Thanks
by duster
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: shawls for children
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

shawls for children

Could anyone please help me with my daughters costume. i copied the pattern for her dress from the Tailors Assistant but i cannot find any references to a child wearing a shawl. The time period i am looking at is 1350 onwards. Summertime will be ok for her, but what would she do in the winter? thank...
by duster
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ailettes
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: ailettes

thank you both for your replies, as always sound advice from the people on this site. well there goes my defensive theory lol.
by duster
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ailettes
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

ailettes

hello all , i have a question on ailettes (sorry if this has been discussed before) are they defensive in nature as i believe, or purely a heraldic device as i read somewhere that some worn in tournements were made of parchment, also how do they attach to the maille many thanks..steve
by duster
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: shieldsplus
Replies: 1
Views: 741

shieldsplus

If anyone from shieldsplus is reading this, could you please reply. I have been trying to purchase a shield from you, without success, i have emailed you my number, but as of yet, have had no response. Are you still trading? Many thanks.
by duster
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Latchet Shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Latchet Shoes

Can anyone help? Im looking for a pair of ladies latchet shoes, size 8, medieval to early tudor. Ive been on several sites but with no luck.
by duster
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 4024

Re: aventail

thanks again all, will give it my best shot,
by duster
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: aventail
Replies: 11
Views: 4024

aventail

hello all , i need some help and i think you guys are the experts. how does an aventail attach to a basinet. ive looked every where i can think of and am still none the wiser. is the mail permanently attached as some articles suggest or is it removeable and held on by a leather thong as another sour...
by duster
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: newbury coat
Replies: 1
Views: 744

newbury coat

can anybody tell me about the newbury coat, thanks
by duster
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: spinning with spindles
Replies: 12
Views: 2542

Re: spinning with spindles

thanks for the info most helpful , i have a flint whorl found in a ploughed field in berkshire and a stone one found in madron cornwall.

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