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by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help me clothe my Saxon family please!
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Help me clothe my Saxon family please!

Hello How did you get on with making your Saxon costume? I know it's the dark ages but I feel I shouldn't be this much in the dark! Is it allowed to buy commercial fabric from an ordinary shop? Is that what you did? I've had a look at the Reglia BRit stuff and it looks pretty straightforward, I just...
by FionaDowson
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tarot
Replies: 7
Views: 2503


Has anyone ever seen a tarot reader at a living history event? There really isn't much known about the history of tarot but it's a fair guess that there were fortune tellers at fairs I thought I could present myself as a kind of Hilta Goatfinder in Equal Rites Experience of working events is that ta...
by FionaDowson
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Do you pay tax
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Do you pay tax

I'm intrigued by the idea of being paid to demonstrate anything. I just seem to get people asking me read runes or demonstrate spinning to raise money for their charity. I happily teach brownies etc to knit with (obviously) no charge but I do feel let down when people ask me to do my day job (divina...
by FionaDowson
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Nalbinding
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: Nalbinding

That really begs the question of how old knitting is. The usual argument is that knitting superseded nalbinding because it's quicker. I have read that there is evidence of knitting in Ancient Egypt but have yet to find a reference for this, or a definition of what constitutes knitting. If an archeol...
by FionaDowson
Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: NLHF
Replies: 3
Views: 1151


Excuse the ignorance but what is NLHF? So far I've only traded through etsy, having given up on ebay. Do people find that actual events work better? With my tarot (my day job) I've found that working at events is great fun and a brilliant way of meeting people but not necessarily very lucrative. Fio...

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