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by lidimy
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

thankoo, that makes a whole lot more sense :)

i still have some other fabric left too that i can use if i am short (the TT said it was ok to use different pieces of material :D)

lidi :)
by lidimy
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

and may be able to set the pattern pieces so as to manage your shift from what you have.
not quite sure what you mean by this!

thanks for the tip, tamsin said that it was best to wash it before doing anything with it too :)

lidi :)
by lidimy
Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

nope, its not mercerised. im pretty sure its not. my mum brought 3 swatches home of 3 types of linen, i recall 2 of them being mercerised, but the one of the 3 i chose, the cotton linen, i dont think was. its roughly 54 inches wide, the TT says it should be 45". does this mean then that it wont need...
by lidimy
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

ok, this could be a whole lot more of a problem now... the stupid fabric shop only had 3m left of the cotton linen, not even together but in a 1m bit and a 2m bit! so my question needs re-iterating, but with a lot more squeak in my voice as i am getting panicky!

lidi :)
by lidimy
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Book Help!!
Replies: 62
Views: 17694

ouch! its a cliff hanger section.... da da daaah! ok, here are my comments. as usual, you dont have to change it if you dont want to! -would he really be asking her those questions? he could not really expect her to know, he would be more likely to ask the physician who makes an unexpectedly swift e...
by lidimy
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

okies, thankee - will i need to buy extra to compensate for any shrinkages?
the TT said to have 3.5m for a smock, will i need extra and how much?

lidi :)
by lidimy
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

just a quicky - does cotton linen have to be shrunk before being chopped up into a shift?

lidi :)
by lidimy
Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Strangest Places ??
Replies: 18
Views: 5207

oh, they sounded more feminine than that to me!

well, ne'er mind :)

lid-o :)
by lidimy
Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Strangest Places ??
Replies: 18
Views: 5207

what are braes? :)

lidi
by lidimy
Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Book Help!!
Replies: 62
Views: 17694

woop annis! fabulous as usual :D

lidi, your honourable proof-reader and 'tudor dictionary' :D
by lidimy
Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: wimple and veil
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

try this site:

http://pages.videotron.com/cadieux3/


lots of sources, i dont know if it will have exactly what you are looking for, but even if not there is plenty in there which i am sure you will find interesting :D

lidi :)
by lidimy
Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: help
Replies: 10
Views: 4737

i tried it on firefox and IE, but neither worked.

the plot thickens....

lids :)
by lidimy
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: help
Replies: 10
Views: 4737

i have had the same problem before, so double help needed :D

lidders
by lidimy
Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Books about Warwick and Clarence.
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

if anyone could recommend reading material, it would be you!

lidi :)
by lidimy
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 23410

'So komisch sind wir eigentlich nicht'

i disagree, we are all pretty strange sophia :D

unless its a complete mis application of the word?

lidi :D
by lidimy
Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Tudor Housewife
Replies: 18
Views: 4545

thanks for the hint :P

i shall snoop around pottergate when i have an afternoon/sunday free, i dont tend to venture up into that area of norwich very often y'see :)

lidi :)
by lidimy
Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 23410

guten tag -
ich kann nicht dir helfen, aber wilkommen.... hier sind wir ein bisschen komisch, aber...


*prepares for onslaught of grammatical mistakes*

lidi :D
by lidimy
Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Pudding.
Replies: 28
Views: 7334

chollah? of course, why didnt i think about that before?!

what a great idea!
having said that, my mum's chollah turns out differently every time, sometimes you can smash a window with it but sometimes it is spot on... yummy! (well, actually, it is spot on most times)

lidi :D
by lidimy
Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: You Might Be a Re-enactor -
Replies: 2
Views: 2158

very funny!

i pass some of them, what a relief...

lidi :)
by lidimy
Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Tudor Housewife
Replies: 18
Views: 4545

ooh, evil waterstones :| i think we have 1 other book shop in norwich then, a grand total of 2.... wow.

lidi :(
by lidimy
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reading old manuscripts?
Replies: 28
Views: 5141

Did I mention authenticity? I didn't even mention medieval.
sorry, just my assumption disease :(

lidi
by lidimy
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reading old manuscripts?
Replies: 28
Views: 5141

well thanks for that info - useful, even though authenticity is by no means my aim in writing with a feather... i found several tail feathers from a male pheasant when out for a walk years ago, picked them up and took them home, then made one into a quill... not for authenticity purposes at all :D i...
by lidimy
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Playing the Lyre or Psaltery
Replies: 10
Views: 4814

but have the time on my hands and enthusiasm to give it a go.
and the money?

lol, sorry! i hope you get going with it :D

lidi :)
by lidimy
Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reading old manuscripts?
Replies: 28
Views: 5141

Sally, have you had a look at this site: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/ Its main focus is on developing the necessary skills to interpret 16th-18thC hand-writing, but it might be helpful? shouldnt have posted that link... now i am spending my evening trying to transcribe tudor tex...
by lidimy
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Pudding.
Replies: 28
Views: 7334

btw, what bread do you suggest for bread and butter pudding? or rather, what bread would have been used? i am very fond of it, i think i am the only one in my family though :D my mum is very fond of 'any remaining fruit, stick it in a dish, cover with crumble and bake' -s. they are yummy. i think th...
by lidimy
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian ladies costume pattern - help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/index.html

one of the sites advertised here on LH, might be useful, i dont know...

lidi :)
by lidimy
Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Spiritual connection
Replies: 26
Views: 5962

i agree, any genuine spiritual feeling is something that i dont get, spirituality for me is something i just dont mix with re-enacting and i think the phrase spirituality is abused a bit... what i do feel is a connection and deep empathy for the people and individuals who lived at that particular ti...
by lidimy
Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Tudor Housewife
Replies: 18
Views: 4545

i love waterstones! it always has a nice book shop -ish feel about it. quite, a slightly musty smell, and loots of books. i love books!

lidi :D
by lidimy
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Tudor Housewife
Replies: 18
Views: 4545

ooh, woop for you annis :D not concerned if it is about rich people, i always knew i was born for something better :P lol! cant remember how much it was... it was at the airport that i saw it! would have bought it there and then but didnt have enough english money on me... from whence did you get it...
by lidimy
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 32786

i love your encouragement annis dearie :D

ah well. i guess it is an inevitibality.

lidi :)