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by Mad Mab
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New re-enactment group in Edinburgh
Replies: 32
Views: 6977

Being in COSM, do we have to convert to the worship of Guthrie? It's just that the moles will object! :shock: mab You can of course form another society, in which guthrie appreciation does not get in the way of mole worship or whatever it is you do. Have I mentioned I think everything should be don...
by Mad Mab
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New re-enactment group in Edinburgh
Replies: 32
Views: 6977

And Sophia? Don't encourage her! Really, she doesn't need it! :wink:
mab
by Mad Mab
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New re-enactment group in Edinburgh
Replies: 32
Views: 6977

Being in COSM, do we have to convert to the worship of Guthrie? It's just that the moles will object! :shock:
mab
by Mad Mab
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: And the dress
Replies: 31
Views: 4253

Bit late but 'wow'!. Beautiful dress (and lovely photo!) :D
mab
by Mad Mab
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Outfit
Replies: 6
Views: 1864

Eric the well read wrote:A Rather expensive reproduction silk damask provenanced 1770's brown/shot blue. That's why we chose the blue embroidered stockings which pick up the blue in certain lights.

Regards
Eric


Well worth it! Very, very nice!
mab
by Mad Mab
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Books about women in the late medieval period (14th/15thc)
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

I have a book at home called Medieval Maidens Something or other which I shall try and remember to get the proper title and whatnot for tonight. It's fairly dry but full of interesting bits and pieces about everyday women. I think there may also be a similar book on Medieaval women. Shall have to ch...
by Mad Mab
Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Thimbles
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Sorry, should have been clearer in that request :oops: (although source for buying good as well and muchly appreciated and shall pm so thank you kindly:) ) I'm actually after evidence type sources for C14th thimbles, pictures, mentions sort of things (although with them being such a little, everyday...
by Mad Mab
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Thimbles
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Thimbles

Hallo,
Would anyone be able to point me towards sources for early C14th thimbles if such things exist. (The sources, that is, not the thimbles. Or possibly the thimbles as well)
Anyhow, thank you muchly,
mab
by Mad Mab
Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Janet Arnold's unfinished works
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Oooh, yes I heard this was happening. (Can't for the life of me recall where I heard it of course :roll:)
If anyone has any idea of dates, that would be fantastic! :D
mab
by Mad Mab
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56395

Ouch! :shock: Decided to rethink Hawaiin Bannockburn costume in light of above statement. Think might stick to the nice, safe 14th century outfit I've worn before - fewer chances of coconut accidents, just looks like I rolled in some raspberries on the way instead! :D In that case, don't go near an...
by Mad Mab
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56395

Ouch! :shock: Decided to rethink Hawaiin Bannockburn costume in light of above statement. Think might stick to the nice, safe 14th century outfit I've worn before - fewer chances of coconut accidents, just looks like I rolled in some raspberries on the way instead! :D In that case, don't go near an...
by Mad Mab
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56395

Actually the only evidence for coconuts in period is being used as knights' horses. I quote MPATHG as source Da*n, just spent lots of money on Ebay on a pair of period coconuts, what do you mean I can't use them? They use them in the film South Pacific! :wink: You can still use them, just don't go ...
by Mad Mab
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56395

At the risk of throwing petrol on the molten lava: Four British soldiers, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Scotsman, and an Englishman, were captured by Al-Qaeda while fighting in Iraq. The leader of their captors said: "We're going to line you up in front of a firing squad and shoot you all in turn...
by Mad Mab
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56395

Well first, to comply with current H&S legislation we'd have to "decommission" the volcano to make it safe for MOPs! :wink: You just know there's going to be some idiot who wanders up to the molten lava shouting back to his fleeing family that it's all done with flickering lights... :...
by Mad Mab
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56395

zauberdachs wrote:
Exactly what I was thinking :) It's not like we're doing a re-enactment of the Falklands for example.


The weather, on the other hand, might be! :wink:
Going away now.........
mab
by Mad Mab
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: To cuff or not to cuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 3283

Tuppence wrote:.

if you don't have a copy I can photocopy the relevant shifty bits and send you them - pm me if you'd like me to.

debs


This sounds very suspicious if you ask me. :wink: :lol:
Sorry, sorry, sorry.......
mab
by Mad Mab
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56395

Lady Wolfshead wrote:
I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country!


If you can promise sun, I'll wear a grass skirt and coconuts!! :wink:


:shock:
mab
by Mad Mab
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56395

zauberdachs wrote:oh great.

So we are going to be washed away again...


Well, it's a step up from the usual blown away with accompanying soaking! :lol:
mab
by Mad Mab
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56395

Mind you, for all the bad memories of various Bannockburns, (the weather, the aggro etc.etc) I will always remember everybody donating money, offers of help and (some might say more importantly) alcohol to those who were in the scots camp the year it got done over by the local neds while everyone wa...
by Mad Mab
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Smallest kit?!
Replies: 270
Views: 20180

Or you could just read the post above mine :lol: (Crossposting :roll: )
mab
by Mad Mab
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Smallest kit?!
Replies: 270
Views: 20180

Not exactly awake at the moment but I'm fairly sure the 'peascod' was the term for the fake, padded beer belly kind of thing that was fashionable in the late C16th. (Only looked remotely good on men with completely flat stomachs, but, fashion being fashion.. :roll: ) Not entirely sure about a plate ...
by Mad Mab
Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Water Carrying Bags?
Replies: 11
Views: 2266

Mind you, one of the advantages of just using plain linen is that you can keep soaking it when you're on the field and it'll keep your bottled water beautifully cool. You just have to make sure you dry it properly afterwards before packing it in anything. (I don't handle the heat well , though, (boy...
by Mad Mab
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor Piccies
Replies: 23
Views: 3004

According to this place, http://www.nspipes.co.uk/nsp/ww3hist.htm The earliest known set is from the 17th century, so whilst I am sure I have seen reference to Northumbrian small pipes from the 16th century somewhere, i would be interested in finding out the references for the bloke in the photos i...
by Mad Mab
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Busks
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Much thanks being aimed in your various directions. Will investigate the sources suggested!
mab
by Mad Mab
Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Busks
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Busks

Hallo, Does anyone know of a source that sells carved wooden busks. In the past I've used the ones from venacava but I'm now after one that I can take out of my stays as a demonstration. I know a lot of people carve their own but, though my grandad was a master carpenter, the talent died with him. I...
by Mad Mab
Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Patterns for Pyrate coats
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Patterns for Pyrate coats

Have you seen the Reconstructing History Golden Age of Piracy Patterns ? Would second this. I've made a couple of items from these patterns and I've found them to be well researched and easy to follow (and I only seriously started making clothes (as opposed to stage costume) a couple of years ago a...
by Mad Mab
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby March (1745 Jacobite event) 2/3 December
Replies: 17
Views: 2647

Just to say thank you to all the organisers. Those of us who made it down from edinburgh had a cracking time. :D
mab
by Mad Mab
Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Annular brooches
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Annular brooches

Hallo,
Does anyone know where I could get hold of a couple of annular brooches for pinning an arisaid. Can find plenty of penannular brooches but no full circles!
mab
by Mad Mab
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Subtleties
Replies: 23
Views: 3419

we had a wonderful subtlety at Kentwell some years ago - a huge grey marchpane rat was carried in by a priest, who spent some time discoursing about how the flesh is full of sin, the body is foul etc etc, but when these are cast forth, the soul is pure - at which point he sliced open the rat to rev...
by Mad Mab
Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Strangest Places ??
Replies: 18
Views: 3586

It's when you're heading back up the motorway late at night after an event. You haven't had the energy or the inclination to change out of your kit so it's 'lived in' to say the least. You stop at one of the services to find that every other group heading your way has had the same idea leading to an...

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