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by Jackie Phillips
Tue May 20, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: I'm going plastic
Replies: 24
Views: 3241

Adelante's mobile POS is what I use and find it excellent and simple to use. It isn't chip and pin (so customers do not put their pin into a stranger's mobile), but it is secure and I've not had a problem with customers yet, it just takes a moment's explanation. Chip and Pin is more expensive but cu...
by Jackie Phillips
Wed May 07, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Were to buy two surcaots.
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Thank you Lucy, your commission will follow shortly... :D

Shane, I've recently done one like the one below for around £120 fully lined, I can do other styles too.

Pm me if you'd like more details.
by Jackie Phillips
Thu May 01, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ladies Regency Shoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

www.andyburke.co.uk

I highly recommend him.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: insurance for traders
Replies: 2
Views: 762

A lot of us get our insurance through membership of the historic branch of the National Market Traders Federation (http://www.nmtf.co.uk) Cost is currently £76 per year and includes public and employee liability insurance plus a whole host of other benefits and access to enormous discounts on useful...
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gown (male) Pattern - last half of the 15th century.
Replies: 22
Views: 2564

A tip that Dave Rushworth recommends in his books is to cut the shoulders on a slight downwards curve (about 1/2 an inch lower in the centre of the shoulder), clipping the seam allowance. From practice, this forces the pleats to the centre of the panel piece which is about where you want them, rathe...
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: exporting
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

If you have enough time, the Interlibrary Loans service should be able to get you any book or periodical (or section of) to your local library for you to peruse in person.

Speak to your local librarian.
by Jackie Phillips
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone trading at the LARP fair in feb?
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Fox and I will be there, though I've gone soft and we'll be staying at the B&B thirty yards walk away from the venue.

Good fish and chip shop at the top of the hill for evening food, though I take my own grub for Friday night.

See you there.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Devilstick Pete
Replies: 4
Views: 948

He also has a new, more authentic, medieval outfit waiting for him when he comes back to the UK at the end of the month.
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The appearance of hose without actually wearing hose...
Replies: 7
Views: 807

I do joined hose that are self-supporting by means of a full height waist and hidden drawstring - not authentic, but they stay up without pointing. Other than that they are made in the correct manner. Price £60 per pair.

Pm me if you are interested.

Jackie
Cloak'd & Dagger'd
by Jackie Phillips
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mentor Required! 15th Century WoR Costume making
Replies: 5
Views: 649

You're welcome. I'll also be at Ludlow on the last weekend of November if that helps too. If you don't make it, don't worry, we'll get in touch afterwards and find a suitable way of meeting up either you come to me or I'll come to you.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mentor Required! 15th Century WoR Costume making
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Hi, I'm a full time costumer in Cheshire (Winsford) and would be more than happy to donate some time with you helping you to put costume together - it would have to wait until December though as I'm busy with the winter shows right now. If you're coming to the NLHF or TORM, please come and introduce...
by Jackie Phillips
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Beware programme makers
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Beware programme makers

Without wanting to repeat myself - see here for details http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10856 - I've been contacted by this company wanting details of customers who might be willing to take part in this programme. I told her what I thought, but she may continue to try. Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Bernie the Bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Tel no 01480453390

If you have any more problems, pm me and I'll pass on his mobile no.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Caldicot - 8th/9th September 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

That's a very kind offer, David, thank you.

I'll ask around who might be able to collect and get back to you.


Cheers
by Jackie Phillips
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Caldicot - 8th/9th September 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Martin, not a problem. We've just been arranging caterers and we have the German Sausage Company coming as well as Fantastic Crepes - the creperie that were at Cosmeston in May plus the Snack wagon that was at Bodelwyddan this weekend. I'm debating asking the posh coffee truck, what do you think?
by Jackie Phillips
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Caldicot - 8th/9th September 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Just a bump to remind anyone that would like to trade at Caldicot that details are still available. Pitches must be booked in advance and the closing date is looming.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Choosing a sewing machine?
Replies: 34
Views: 3333

...and got some really good advice from the mechanic who services my machines. This is the best tip I can give you. Find a reliable repairer / seller (start by asking local schools who they use) and see what he /she recommends. If they believe in the product they'll look after it when it goes wrong...
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What's in your shoe?
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

I've just picked up a copy of the museum of London book on shoes and pattens and as well as moss, they reckon poulaines were stuffed with hair.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Caldicot - 8th/9th September 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Caldicot - 8th/9th September 2007

Hi All,

The booking form for traders is now available, PM me with an e-mail address to send it to (Word Document) or contact me direct on jackie@cloakedanddaggered.com if you'd like one.

Best wishes

Jackie

www.TheEMA.co.uk
by Jackie Phillips
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Legwear
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Hi Philip,

I have around 30 pairs of single leg hose in stock at the moment in four different sizes and a variety of colours. I also have braies in 3 sizes.

My website is http://www.cloakedanddaggered.com for pictures, contact me for a list of colours.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Shirt Pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Sally's book is excellent. Simple to follow with good illustrations; I recommend it heartily.
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pirates Stuff and such.......
Replies: 20
Views: 2738

Thank you Fluff, very kind of you to say so; Martins is one of many these days. Although I use various of my own patterns now, I believe Dave Rushworth (Petty Chapman) do a good pattern for an early 18thC frock coat. A quick google came up with his website http://www.pettychapman.co.uk/ It's not lis...
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Card Payments and best bank for a new business account ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Alliance and Leicester turned me down flat for a merchant account because I worked from home. Made a stupid mistake with Barclays - I was honest with them. I told them that I take deposits (well, you do on larger orders) and they eventually offered me a deal where money going in on the credit card w...
by Jackie Phillips
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: V&A VISIT: HANDS ON WITH ORIGINAL COSTUME!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1643

Oooh I wish I had the time, I'd love to go. Unfortunately, making stock takes priority.

Know of any future dates?
by Jackie Phillips
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Card Payments and best bank for a new business account ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Martin, Having just got it all set up myself, I would heartily recommend it. I've gone with the mobile phone version to start with - less people are bothered by it than you think. Of the two companies that advertise with the NMTF, I went with Adelante, they actually do both phone and chip and pin te...
by Jackie Phillips
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Divines for Coutil
Replies: 20
Views: 2485

Hi Eric, the database error message just happened again for me, but having just tried again to get you the links I followed, it works fine now.

Confused

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tracking haberdashery shops
Replies: 72
Views: 52271

Ark Traders on Great Ancoats Street in Manchester - the biggest warehouse-full I've ever seen.

There's another one similar up Cheetham Hill, but I can't remember it's name.

If a haberdashery stall were available at events, what would people want to see on it?
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 48611

Mediaeval fridge: Place food items in a deep wooden bowl so that they don't reach the top. Take a piece of white linen (about 24" x 12" as a minimum), dampen it and spread across the top of the bowl. Place one corner of the cloth in a separate bowl of water. The sun dries the cloth, the evaporation ...
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Dealing with a Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 2859

I try to stick to a work schedule - which is not the same as a delivery schedule - and I plan it every time, but it's amazing how much life can get in the way. Like Cheryl, I stick to early-, mid- and late- month deadlines where possible unless the garment is for a specific event, but almost always,...
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bath Museum of costume
Replies: 16
Views: 2900

I've been to the museum in Bath a few times now (well it is only twelve miles away, I ought to have gone more often) and one of the best things about them is that you can book "study days" and view all sorts of non-displayed costumes privately. They have so much stock that they don't have room to pu...

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