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by Kate Tiler
Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: medieval drums
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Lord High Everything else/Will Styles/Dave Hewitt has medieval style simple drums for sale usually:

http://www.tudortimes.org/PRODUCTS.htm

or you can contact him through this site
by Kate Tiler
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: websites etc
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

Haven't quite figured out how to use it but here is an electronic Beowulf:

http://www.uky.edu/~kiernan/eBeowulf/guide.htm

it may just be an online help, but there are some images...
by Kate Tiler
Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading through the winter months
Replies: 9
Views: 1650

I've moved this to the traders area as I think more of us traders will spot it! If its a problem then sqeak & I'll move it back... I still think the answer is to diversify & try to get work as an evening speaker, or to try other markets such as in your case, the alternative health & heal...
by Kate Tiler
Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Folk song sites
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Another good looking site i have just found:

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/tradi ... /index.htm

Divided up into tabulature, traditional folk etc.
by Kate Tiler
Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: websites etc
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

This is a great page with various early manuscripts:

http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/insular/wo ... rison.html

it allows you to see several on one page without keep flicking over.
by Kate Tiler
Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Strawhead - can anyone help me find their music?
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Jim I think I might have one album on 'long term loan' downstairs, I'll go & look!
by Kate Tiler
Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 14th century wooden bucket with lid - who can make one?
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Cesar was posting lots in the for sale section, have a look there, or for medieval buckets try Victor James, in derbyshire who also makes tents. If you search for Victor James tents I'm sure you'll find him.
by Kate Tiler
Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone out there making medieval drawknives?
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

You want Geoff:

Eceniron – G. Pieters, IP28 8JA 01638 721954 Iron Age Work

his email is geoffrey@pieters dot fsworld dot co dot uk

just substitute . for every dot

wonderful tools, lovely man :)
by Kate Tiler
Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for my son (Robin Hood era)
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

What a lovely idea Sally! I chopped up an old blanket last year to make a quick tabard style over top for my nephew to visit the RH festival, only to find that after 2 minutes of wearing it his eyes were streaming - he's allergic to wool! My sister didn't know as he'd obviously never worn wool befor...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: New sit upon
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

What a lovely project! brilliant way of making sure no-one else runs off with it at the end of an event, or squabbling over whose is whose!

Must have been so satisfying - how long did it take you?
by Kate Tiler
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 10990

So it's sort of a bet? I bet you 4 times some money that you are going to take that much money and if I'm right you pay me more & if I'm wrong I keep the money?! Sounds like a good bet! I think the system or people running it has just caused some people some grief this year & they will proba...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 10990

I've just edited this as on reflection I may not be in my in my best 'posting' frame of mind, sorry.
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From sheep to garment...? Some advice, please
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

I got a small progress report from Conan when I saw her! http://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/carders_and_combs.htm Is where I'd recommend to get carders from, if you have handy peeps who can do woodworking, a cheaper way to get lots of pairs of carders is to buy the card cloth - ie just the prickly bit...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7284

Hi Gail! http://www.syonpark.co.uk/news.asp?#21 Their website has "July 2006 - Sunday 9th " Domestic Monastic Life in Tudor times at Syon Abbey" - Demonstrations, re-enactments and children's activities" 11.00 to 17.00 hours (last entry 16.15 hours) I think I cover all 3 things! They had a (Time tea...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7284

Lol :)

My Dad was a coppicer & still a handy man to know if you want any wood :) I can see me ending up with a portable hovel that needs a pantechnican to move it if I get him involved!
by Kate Tiler
Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7284

I'll just pull up a bar stool here as I won't be at Tewkesbury either (working at an event at Syon Park instead...) The best that I've seen the 'family unit' working so far was last year at Harewood House, at one of the Leeds Armouries events - a couple and their two children called 'The Crafty Begg...
by Kate Tiler
Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 2691

Gosh that's impressive! Is it taken from a medieval Crime Watch line up?!

I bet a real one would look splendid on you :)
by Kate Tiler
Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Stuart Peachy - where are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Thanks John! Yes Stuart will be at Tewkesbury with books, fleeces etc.
by Kate Tiler
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Folk song sites
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Folk song sites

Just a place to jot down some good sources of folk songs online: http://www.ifred.ca/stanrogers/songs.html Stan Rogers is someone whose songs I was introduced to shortly after he was tragically killed, a brilliant songwriter, one of my favourites is 'Field behind the plough'. http://songs-with-music...
by Kate Tiler
Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wearing of Livery Badges
Replies: 8
Views: 2866

Moved to the costume area as we don't have a football area yet...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Food safe approval
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Just realised that you might be wanting early Anglo-saxon style unglazed pottery, which is another kettle of fish! Make sure that the clay body you use is fired to it's full maturation rate or slightly higher, which will get it into it's natural vitrification point. This will help it to be less poro...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Food safe approval
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

You don't! There are no legal 'trading standards' type guidelines for pottery - all you can do if you really, really want to is to submit examples of it for chemical analysis testing, which gets done quite a lot in the states, not so much here. glazes which aren't approved for food use are usually t...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 5114

OK - final, final last word! As I mentioned earlier - I'm now doing talks, in the evenings mainly to W.I groups but I have had a couple of very well paid ones during the day. Each county W.I has a 'speakers book', NB they are just coming up to finalising details for the 2007 one - I have bookings al...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 5114

And my final word on the subject for a while (thank heavens says M...) - when reading people's suggestions, just notice how you react to them. If there is anything you feel very resistant to & really negative towards, sometimes that can be more useful & interesting than getting a positive re...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Stained glass panel
Replies: 4
Views: 2482

Wow! Mrs B that is gorgeous! Really atmospheric and a great use of colour, I bet it is wonderful when the sunlight hits it? When in the day does the sun get onto it - morning or evening?

Just the sort of thing a bard will use it for inspiration - you'll have a story written based on it soon I bet!
by Kate Tiler
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From sheep to garment...? Some advice, please
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Yah! I got advice right :) Makes me want to rush out & get more fleece! Its very addictive stuff, especially because you always have the excuse (when you arrivce back to the words 'Oh No! Not Another Fleece!?') of having diferent brands of sheep - oh this is a Shetland, its Completely Different!...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Event:- Tudor Weekend 1st-2nd July Eastbury Manor, Barking
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Hi Michelle - thanks very much for inviting me via your letter but I'm already booked that weekend, otherwise it would have been great! I really hope it all goes well for you & if you are really stuck for contacts, there is an events organiser/agent who books me & several other people for Tu...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 5114

Agree totally with his Lordship on that one! Very good advice also from Debs & Steve, especially about looking to see why is your business not profitable - i.e look at how much you would have to make/sell to turn a profit & or break even - sometime horrifying but worth doing! I think that yo...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 5114

((((Hugs)))) Sorry you are down today - you are usually so up! The only thing that I can say is that you have to have many strings to your bow - I couldn't & don't make a living from selling stock, even from home, let alone going places to trade which cost me money. It's an age old problem - Jon...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From sheep to garment...? Some advice, please
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Hi Nick! Panic not!!! It all depends on whether you want your fleece 'in the grease', which is easier to spin but yellow & smelly & then you wash the skeins of thread once they are plyed together, or whether you want to wash it clean & then add oil back into it it before you spin it. Per...

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