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by FionaDowson
Sun May 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: July 2017, Conwy Tudor tutoring
Replies: 0
Views: 629

July 2017, Conwy Tudor tutoring

/www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ty-mawr-wybrnant
by FionaDowson
Wed May 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural Dyes?
Replies: 32
Views: 16633

Re: Natural Dyes?

Nettles give a dirty green and are really easy to obtain. Also makes really good nutirent for the garden
by FionaDowson
Wed May 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: 1940s Event Lowestoft
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: 1940s Event Lowestoft

If anyone needs to advertise events www.wherecanwego.com is very useful. I didn't see this mentioned at the recent 1940s day at the Transport Museum at Carlton Colville. Are you sure this is happening?
by FionaDowson
Sun May 14, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Warp weighted looms
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Warp weighted looms

Which new heritage site???
by FionaDowson
Sun May 14, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Museum of London now till June 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Museum of London now till June 2017

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum ... aling-past

C14 exhibition coming up. Entry is by donation and the cafe does really good cream tea :)
by FionaDowson
Fri May 05, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: First World War Courses May 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 759

First World War Courses May 2017

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses. There are two courses whihc you can start now - just keep scrolling down, past the stuff on antibiotic resistance etc :)
by FionaDowson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tablet Weaving
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Tablet Weaving

https://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/3recipes.html

Taken from the card weaving facebook group. I'm not aware of much tab weaving stuff from this period
by FionaDowson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Warp weighted looms
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Warp weighted looms

http://awanderingelf.weebly.com/blog-my ... ghted-loom

Has anyone tried making one of these?
by FionaDowson
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dig in Jorvik anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Dig in Jorvik anyone?

http://archaeologylive.org

If you fancy some hands on archeology this summer York could be the place
by FionaDowson
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Lundenwic
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Lundenwic

http://www.pre-construct.com/Publications/Lundenwic.htm

Free download PDF about Lundenwic. I particularly like the bit about beekeeping on page ten.
There's a great piece about this in the Museum of London. Well worth visiting
by FionaDowson
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Fleece Sale 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 788

Fleece Sale 2017

RBST Fleece Sale, Sunday 04 June, 10:00 – 15:00 at RBST HQ Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG Huge Selection of sheep fleeces for sale, plus refreshments and advice. RBST is the Rare Breeds Survival Trust so this is an ideal opportunity to pick people's brains about old breeds of sheep For anyone ...
by FionaDowson
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Future Learn
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Future Learn

by FionaDowson
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Purple dye
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Purple dye

The Old English word for purple is fiscdeag - fish dye. Does this mean the Anglo-Saxons could make purple dye?
by FionaDowson
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo Saxon bed burial - make your own bed
Replies: 1
Views: 697

Re: Anglo Saxon bed burial - make your own bed

Apologies, my mistake, times for the bed are 10.00 and 20,44
by FionaDowson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Nalbinding
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Nalbinding

www.en.neulakintaat

Saltdal stitch - taken from the nalbinding FB group. It really is possible to be an anorak about absolutely anything
by FionaDowson
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Future Learn
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Future Learn

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/archaeology

Haven't done any of these myself but they look promising. Currently there's a few courses about WWI and WWII (I think) and Richard III

They are free
by FionaDowson
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Viking outfit
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: Viking outfit

Weapons, fine, but you also need warm clothes. IT does pain me to see people wearing knitted hats and socks when nalbinding is so easy to teach yourself from youtube. I can teach eight year olds to do this! nalbinding needles are readily availabe on etsy or dead easy to make yourself, or cheat and u...
by FionaDowson
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Workshops at Butser Ancient Farm
Replies: 0
Views: 559

Workshops at Butser Ancient Farm

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/adult-workshops/

2017 dates are up on the website - how to do all sorts of things like making your own sword. Cool or what????
by FionaDowson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Left handed nalbinding on youtube
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Left handed nalbinding on youtube

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.en.neulakintaat.fi%2F80&h=ATOVyR5A3EGxJqIHrUNuEAVeBqVXQwW1iXqv8jbe2tZyrdqDlF2f97Yfv2kCLsy8VsPGlS2Ty4f4ZNCh01Hpyd627KqNan2_sK5VylX5DRA4Zcc6w8SsdFrz52YX62yfc9W_p74 Copied this from Facebook - I think you just need the neulakintaat.fi bit. There is a ...
by FionaDowson
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dyeing event
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Natural dyeing event

by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

Re: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"

For anyone wishing to learn OE there's a lovely Canadian chap posting things on youtube under the banner leornende eald englisc. I particularly enjoyed 'how to insult in Old English' :)

https://leornendeealdenglisc.wordpress.com
by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Advertising events
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Advertising events

Free and cheap advertising available at: www.wherecanwego.com. free ads, locanto, gumtree, various county wide facebook groups (Rutland events, that kind of thing)

If you don't tell people, they won't know.....
by FionaDowson
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nalbinding socks
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Nalbinding socks

York stitch works better for socks, being a bit stretchy. Start at the toe, work up the anklethen do the heel last.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7eOlUDyy1Q

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