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by Vez
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: looking for book
Replies: 16
Views: 2300

Cheers guys, Like Sally says, there does seem to be some confussion as to wether the book actually came out. Lots of sites have it listed but 'out of stock' some sites say they will search for it. I tried emailing the publishers but heard nothing, if I get a chance to ring them and speak directly I ...
by Vez
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: looking for book
Replies: 16
Views: 2300

looking for book

Plucked, Shaved & Braided: Medieval and Renaissance Beauty and Grooming Practices 1000-1600 Authors: Daniela Turudich, Laurie J. Welch Format: Paperback, 198 pages Publication Date: June 2003 Publisher: Streamline Pr ISBN-10: 193006408X ISBN-13: 9781930064089 Ive been searching for this book for...
by Vez
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Another Medieval silk query....
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Thanks for replying. I like the twill, and it does have a nice sheen, but only being 36" wide I dont think its wide enough as I believe the dress is made from just 2 pieces, to get a full skirt I'm going to have to go for a 54" width satin. ahhh good old compromise.
by Vez
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Another Medieval silk query....
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Another Medieval silk query....

....Sorry I know this has been gone over again and again but I'm hoping 'Tuppence' & 'And so to bed' amoungst others can make sure I get it right. Ive had some samples from this place of all their heaviest weight silks. http://www.beckfordsilk.co.uk/browse_28 Twill, crepe back satin, habotai, si...
by Vez
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: General History
Topic: natural pigments & minerals
Replies: 9
Views: 2240

Thanks for the tips. If you dont mind parting with a bit of brazil pink powder I would be grateful. I'll Def. come and find you for advice as I'm new to all this pigments malarky ! No doubt Allen will know you , he seems to know every one!
by Vez
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: natural pigments & minerals
Replies: 9
Views: 2240

Lamp black it is then! I'll get hold of some brazil wood to make liquid rouge then rather than the red ochre for powder rouge. :D Wonder if Cleggy & Allen will let me paint their faces red & black for teh Battle :lol: I'm doing the Cooking at Colchester at well, lord knows how I'll fit it al...
by Vez
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: General History
Topic: natural pigments & minerals
Replies: 9
Views: 2240

That would be great. I'm hoping to do a demostration at Colchester, I'll be there with the Bucks. Which house hold are you? I'll definately swing by for a chat. I am actually making beauty products as described in Sally's book. I was toying with making lampblack there but Sally said it was quite mes...
by Vez
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: General History
Topic: need information medieval makup & hair styles
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

I too am planning on being a medieval Avon lady , its something for the ladies to look at while the male MOP's oohh & ahhh over the armour. Hence the post Ive made in trying to source cosmetic grade minerals & pigments, I'm trying to recreate the recipes in Sally's book !
by Vez
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: General History
Topic: natural pigments & minerals
Replies: 9
Views: 2240

Cheers, sorry , should have said it is cosmetic grade I need.

Was hoping to make some medieval cosmetics up for an event at Colchester but the dead line gets ever closer.......
by Vez
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: General History
Topic: natural pigments & minerals
Replies: 9
Views: 2240

natural pigments & minerals

Does any one know of a supplier in the uk to get pigments etc from? I'm particuarly after red ochre, black iron oxide or lamp black. Ive spent 2 days looking for suppliers but can only find them in the US, where the items cost me $18 (£ 10) but the shipping is costing $77 (£ 40) and takes a month to...
by Vez
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wedding dress fabric, what to choose.
Replies: 5
Views: 577

"As for cloth for my gowne, I can non gete in this town better than that is þat I send yow an exsample of, whiche me thynkyth to symple bothe of colowr and of cloth; wherfore I pray yow þat ye woll vouchesauf to do bey for me iij yerdys and j quarter of seche as it pleasith yow þat I shuld hav...
by Vez
Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wedding dress fabric, what to choose.
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Wedding dress fabric, what to choose.

As an excuse to get some top notch kit, my partner and I are getting married.! Seeing as though we met by joining the Buckinghams we are having the obligatory medieval wedding. He's sorted, and has ordered his gown, I however am just deciding what fabric to use and could use a bit of advice. We want...

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