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by Kate Tiler
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Romano British costume links please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Romano British costume links please!

I've managed to end up with a week to make us both some vague Romano British outfits to wear into school, - has anyone got some links to sites where I might find an idea of how to make Charlie some Roman trousers & me & him a tunic each? I spoke to Steve Wagstaff's lovely missus & she he...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pine Tar/Pitch
Replies: 18
Views: 3169

Mad Jack nearly asphixiated us both in a small building by distilling small pine wood chips! Only a couple of handfuls of bits of pine wood in a glass alembic, over a small flame, gave off so much gas! Very explosive - be careful!
by Kate Tiler
Sat May 16, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Scotland's Festival of History ~ trading invitation
Replies: 1
Views: 984

This is our favourite event of the year! xxxx
by Kate Tiler
Thu May 14, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Website Links
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Fascinating Lawrence - it doesn't pick up the banner adverts from here, nor being a trader at TORM....

I hope you spotted our link to you on our web page of links:

http://www.companyofartisans.co.uk/page15.html
by Kate Tiler
Wed May 13, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Contemporary War artist
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Thanks Jenn - a long time ago I did my degree dissertation about women war artists of the second world war and I am always interested to see how contemporary artists tackle a very difficult subject.
by Kate Tiler
Wed May 13, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Contemporary War artist
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Contemporary War artist

Just watched an interesting slide show with commentary of a War artist commissioned to depict the soldiers in Iraq:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8044225.stm

Very well made and some lovely work.
by Kate Tiler
Thu May 07, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Grisset pan
Replies: 15
Views: 4617

I'd like it to make rushlights with :) please :)
by Kate Tiler
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: MEDATS Henry VIII day
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

I've moved this to the costume area but left a 'shadow' of it in Events, as I'd missed this & I think costume people are more likely to spot it here!
by Kate Tiler
Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Unreasonable demands ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1894

They're just trying to make sure that they aren't liable for employer's tax & N.I. !

I know how you feel though - some of the people I work for for a day know more about me than my Mother!
by Kate Tiler
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17313

Women's breasts hanging out like a 'pick & mix' pudding aisle. There is one woman in her 40's who has worked a few of the same events as us and she is so 'out there' she is an embarrassment to be associated with! She's over-weight, haggard faced, sullen looking and practically naked from the wai...
by Kate Tiler
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: British History on line - loads of stuff!
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

British History on line - loads of stuff!

Bit of a general one this! Just found this site: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/Default.aspx apologies if everyone else has already found it, but it is new to me - anyway - it has the transcripts of loads & loads of books, documents, even some maps although they are displayed annoyingly small ...
by Kate Tiler
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Baskets
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

From the Tabulae website:

http://www.gerrytherope.co.uk/contact

Gerry's contact details from his website :)
by Kate Tiler
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Prado art via google earth - closeups
Replies: 0
Views: 1267

Prado art via google earth - closeups

The prado has combined with google earth images to take close ups of some of the paintings: http://www.museodelprado.es/en/paginas-sueltas/obras-maestras/ with a list here that you can keep clicking on to each of the pictures through: http://www.museodelprado.es/en/paginas-sueltas/google-earth/lista...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Finally Finished the website!
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Thanks for the comments! I have two banner ads now, one for Kate Tiler & a new one for Company of Artisans - I still get a lot of work & enquiries through the Kate Tiler site - and until the new site overtakes that I can't afford to stop running it! Besides which it doesn't help to be over-e...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Web Site Domain Names
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

If you are looking for hosting you could try wiser hosting - they are based in the UK and have always been very helpful to me when I phone up in a confused state!

http://www.wiserhosting.com/

starts at £25 a year, and you can easily transfer a site there from 123reg
by Kate Tiler
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Finally Finished the website!
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Finally Finished the website!

Hurrah! I've finally finished & uploaded our website! http://www.companyofartisans.co.uk Only a month or so after Cal created our banner for us, so for those who are curious, take a look - be gentle with me it's only the second one I've ever made & I'm happy with it! I do really welcome any ...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: General History
Topic: making a needle
Replies: 12
Views: 3223

Hi Jason - I've moved this to General History as the Forums Help & advice is for help with the forum itself, rather than LH topics.
by Kate Tiler
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:25 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting stall holders for new events
Replies: 64
Views: 8648

I've edited my last post because I am feeling a bit more positive and don't want to leave such a personally written episode on public view. Thanks to everyone for your kind words & PMs - I hope people know me well enough to realise that I don't usually get in such a bad state & thanks for yo...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting stall holders for new events
Replies: 64
Views: 8648

Medieval events - you aren't stressing or upsetting me, it's just my own over-reaction because of everything else that I'm dealing with at the moment, and I'm sorry for making you think that I'm having a row with you. Thanks AnnieP & Lucy. Think I'd better do what I need to do when I get stuck i...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting stall holders for new events
Replies: 64
Views: 8648

I'm sorry for wingeing too - it's not often I winge, I'm usually the bouncy, smiley one, talking the hind legs off donkeys and hugging everyone.

I'm just tired, events & stresses of the past two years have accumulated and I think I just need a break.
by Kate Tiler
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting stall holders for new events
Replies: 64
Views: 8648

Yes I'd like to know which are ridiculous too! I demonstrate. I trade at a very few events - only LHF in March and November, last March I was invited & went to TORM and for family & personal reasons I can't attend this November. I also traded at an event this May which was at a new location,...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recommended Reading
Replies: 17
Views: 20232

Link to image called 'Sedentary occupations of the peasants' taken from Holbein, of 1552, showing a man and a woman spinning with distaffs, with a child holding a wool-winder:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10940/10 ... fig065.png
by Kate Tiler
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Elizabeth Eames 1918 - 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 999

Elizabeth Eames 1918 - 2008

I read the obituary today of Elizabeth Eames, the author and scholar, whose work at the British Museum on medieval tiles was the reason I became a tile maker. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/sep/30/museums She sounds like she was a wonderful person, I didn't realise that she was still livin...
by Kate Tiler
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Yes, sadly too busy trying to see the kids, as well as helping out some friends on their farm - I've learned how to milk! We met at our church & they are lovely, we've been helped for two weeks when they needed to get the harvest in. I've been feeding calves, baby pigs, big pigs and milking 60 a...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

That's all right my love, I told Jack about the thread & asked if I could tell you about his solution & he agrees with me, he thinks you are great! He said 'Oh yes I know her, she's good isn't she?' (That's more praise than I've had from him in 19 years...!) I just realised I still owe you a...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Oh & just because we have all 'seen clothes done to death' - for every child we visit, it is the first & probably only time they will experience this.
by Kate Tiler
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

Glad I came back to check how this was going - last Tuesday I was at Jack's & needed some scrap paper - he uses the backs of all the hundreds of kids 'thankyou' letters he gets - unusually for him he showed me one that he had decided to keep, from a school visit last week - when I have time I wi...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Dairy query
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Don't know the provenance but we always used a large, flat horn spoon without a handle - looks a bit like a scallop shell, dished, with a stubby bit out the back to hold it with. This was in the cott at Kentwell. If you look at the thread about grating cheese, there are some illustrations there of k...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: C14th Cookbook to go online
Replies: 8
Views: 2307

C14th Cookbook to go online

A rare medieval cookbook is to be digitally photographed page by page and the results uploaded to the internet for gourmands around the globe to study. Forme of Cury, a recipe book compiled by King Richard II's master cooks in 1390, details around 205 dishes cooked in the royal household and sheds l...
by Kate Tiler
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Help with an hourly rate question
Replies: 16
Views: 3274

Sophia I've PM'ed you :)

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