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by Kate Tiler
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

I have to totally disagree with Vd'A - dressing the children up in Tudor or medieval gear is all part of my introduction to the day - I ask for volunteers - I always get a huge amount of hands raised to pick from & once the children are dressed - with very little assistance from me, they stay in...
by Kate Tiler
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Financial aid for business's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3049

Martin - pm Lucy the Tudor, I remember her writing something here on the forum about Family Credit & calculating her earnings being self-employed.

Just look on the singles banter thread for her most recent post!
by Kate Tiler
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Teach Yourself Old English
Replies: 14
Views: 3998

Charlie is enjoying working his way through the one we bought from the link - he says it is hard work, but it uses a good choice of texts, with a varied selection. - It uses both religious and secular, historical and poetry - a broad selection from surviving Anglo-Saxon literature. It's a very enjoy...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 6058

I wouldn't let it worry you Lucy - Jack has been dressing kids in Tudor gear & codpieces for years & years & as far as I know no complaints! Mark it down to 'experience' & make a note somewhere to remind you if they ever have you in school again - but in terms of not talking about He...
by Kate Tiler
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Machine embroidery - scallops
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

I know Gracie Tyler has just started creating quite large scale bespoke embroidery projects with a whizzy new machine that she uses to scan in images with - I have just tried searching for her online but must have gotten something wrong as I can't find her! She may even have a web link banner ad by ...
by Kate Tiler
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nettlecloth in Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 2367

Tod - I knew I had some of this somewhere! http://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/fbr_vegetable.php These good people will sell you fine silky fibre that you can spin called Ramie, or Chinese nettle fibre, just in case you want any to show people as part of a living history display. I have a tiny amount t...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Teach Yourself Old English
Replies: 14
Views: 3998

Thanks for posting this link, I went straight online & bought it as well as an old english dictionary & both arrived this morning - very much looking forward to listening to the text read on the CD - will let you know what we think!
by Kate Tiler
Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric of Myth - exhibition in Warwickshire June - Sept 08
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Fabric of Myth - exhibition in Warwickshire June - Sept 08

browsing the Guardian on line in the wee small hours I just found an article about an interesting looking exhibition: http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/visualart/story/0,,2286840,00.html Called 'twisted yarns', by AS Byatt, it is about the themes of myths & of thread, yarn and cloth weaving in myth...
by Kate Tiler
Fri May 30, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 3330

I use http://www.wiserhosting.com/ to host our websites. I've had a website with them & the domain names from http://www.123-reg.co.uk/ for the last 6 years. They have a really simple package with 10 email addresses for about £25 per year. They are based in the UK, in Devon, and always reply to ...
by Kate Tiler
Thu May 29, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: I'm going plastic
Replies: 24
Views: 3162

We use Abbey - their business account is free - but don't whatever you do do what we did - opened a deposit account as well as an ordinary account & then got the paying in books mixed up... their charges for going overdrawn just about cancelled out all the money we had! http://www.anbusiness.com...
by Kate Tiler
Wed May 14, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Turning up....
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Turning up....

Been pondering this one for a week - last Weds night we went to Dudley Castle for the evening in response to a request from a lovely lady called Emma, for a national charity. As many of you might know, I don't trade at shows very often, because I don't tend to do many sales & consider trading at...
by Kate Tiler
Wed May 07, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: That time of year!!
Replies: 4
Views: 938

moved to costumes as more people will see this!
by Kate Tiler
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Dark is Rising - Film - The Seeker
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

The film hasn't tainted the books for me, it became obvious as the film went on that it had very little to do with the books at all! We even went to the extent of finding Susan Cooper's website in order to see what her opinion was, only to find a very conspicuous absence of a mention of the film. Sh...
by Kate Tiler
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Dark is Rising - Film - The Seeker
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

The Dark is Rising - Film - The Seeker

Anyone else here had the misfortune to get this out on DVD? Or even worse I suspect - go & see it at the pictures?! We just sat & watched it tonight & it was awful! Truly bad - not even worth watching for Ian McShane! There are loads of reviews about how awful it is on the interweb - I r...
by Kate Tiler
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 14902

I think that glow in the dark turquoise would be a better match...
by Kate Tiler
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 46420

Bump = blowed if I can figure out how to sticky it Jorge - can you do it as you are a Mod too?!
by Kate Tiler
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Help Argent a lion passant azure a cross crosslet gules
Replies: 3
Views: 942

I've moved this to General History as the Forum help is for techie stuff with the forum itself :)
by Kate Tiler
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 14902

Just caught up with this - I think they were unkind to match the lady's skin tone to her fabric :oops: Truly breath taking!
by Kate Tiler
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading insurance and tent
Replies: 4
Views: 985

National Market Traders Federation - Historic Branch is what you want! 01226 749021 http://www.nmtf.co.uk/ Pete the Pong is branch head - but apply directly & ask to be registered in the historic traders branch. You get £5 million public liability & product liability & they also do a ver...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tyrian Purple - whelk dye
Replies: 19
Views: 3640

Glad that my collection of obscure knowledge that I never use has come in useful for once! My favourite ever book (and I've read & got an awful lot of books...!) is 'Mauve' by Simon Garfield, which is one of those history/story books that came out a few years ago, like the one on Chocolate, or s...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tyrian Purple - whelk dye
Replies: 19
Views: 3640

Th John Edmonds book on Trian purple has some dye samples on silk in it & is a very good book - the Mulberry dyer sells it - he used to sell on ebay & I bought his series, they are excellent! http://www.tmdevents.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=30 Or go to http://www.tmdevent...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Textile conservation crisis
Replies: 27
Views: 4685

Moved to costume area too, so it survives for longer!
by Kate Tiler
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Offer I can't refuse?!
Replies: 18
Views: 3070

ROFLOL! Bless you Nigel, just what I needed!!! I'm finding life a struggle at the moment, even the good stuff is hard work & having people I love at either end of the country with similar illnesses isn't helping - although both are doing OK now I'm still living on my nerves. Daft thing is I coul...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax - Self assessment on line - anyone for a group hug?
Replies: 53
Views: 8757

I'm usually to be found 2am on the morning/night of the 31st of Jan, eyes propped open with matches, at the screen...one year I finally pressed 'send' at 6am of the 1st of February :) This year (06/7) included my big move, so I had two different addresses to claim from, plus storage locker and a lot...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Offer I can't refuse?!
Replies: 18
Views: 3070

Coventry Schools programme? Please find me a copy!
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Offer I can't refuse?!
Replies: 18
Views: 3070

Offer I can't refuse?!

OK am I just being too sensitive (again!) or post-PMT riddled to not want to jump at this request? Just been asked this in an email: I am going as a trader to the tewksbury medeival festival this year & I want to get a few t-shirts printed for some friend's and family to wear while they are ther...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Battle of Towton
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Battle of Towton

http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/28089//Location/Oxbow Blood Red Roses: The Archaeology of a Mass Grave from the Battle of Towton AD 1461, second edition edited by Veronica Fiorato, Anthea Boylston and Christopher Knusel, with a foreword by Robert Hardy The Battle of Towton in North Yorkshi...
by Kate Tiler
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sticky Stuff
Replies: 21
Views: 3613

I can move it to either General History or perhaps Creative Works - you choose! Those are the two most suitable looking areas :) I know what you mean eeyore, sometimes you just want to start with - tell me everything about everything! Because you don't know what you'll later want to discard! Or what...
by Kate Tiler
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sticky Stuff
Replies: 21
Views: 3613

Lots of useful stuff in 'Formulas for Painters' which I have a copy of - never used in anger but is a vital part of my 'might come in useful one day' shelf

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Formulas-Painte ... 214&sr=8-1
by Kate Tiler
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Hidden Roman mosaic covered cave discovered!
Replies: 5
Views: 2705

Hidden Roman mosaic covered cave discovered!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7104330.stm "Italian archaeologists say they have found the long-lost underground grotto where ancient Romans believed a female wolf suckled the city's twin founders. The cave believed to be the Lupercal was found near the ruins of Emperor Augustus' palac...

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