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by Shadowcat
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Another want!! Natural (probably)dyed wool yarn?
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

Try here - I haven't bought yarn but kapok, and the lady was very helpful.

Handweavers Studio

http://www.geocities.com/athens/agora/9814/

S.
by Shadowcat
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Another Medieval silk query....
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Many period silks were woven much narrower than we are used to - 18"-24" being normal for many . If you like the twill, see whether you can't "piece" the pattern you have - this would be very "orfentic" and make it possible to use the twill.

S.
by Shadowcat
Thu May 24, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Good suppliers of wigs and hairpieces?
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Try Derek Easton, who has a huge variety of wigs, including several suitable for Edwardian styles.

www.derekeastonwigs.co.uk

S.
by Shadowcat
Mon May 21, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Feel for me
Replies: 18
Views: 2691

I have about £500.00 worth of silk taffeta, brocade and braid to make a 1620 dress - don't tell anyone, but I have not made this period, exactly, before. I keep putting off the cutting - underwear is all but done - it's cutting into the silk that gets me every time! Deep breath, repeat after me. "I ...
by Shadowcat
Thu May 17, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fustian
Replies: 22
Views: 3017

Martin Frobisher in what could well be chamois - they are certainly Venetians. Sorry for the long link. http://uk.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fuk.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3DMartin%2BFrobisher%26btn%3DSearch%26tab%3DImages%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dmy-vert-img-top&w=1...
by Shadowcat
Sun May 13, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 4273

Have copied this list over to Links and Resources, with a credit to you. Hope you don't mind. Better for future reference than trying to remember the title of the original post.

S.
by Shadowcat
Sun May 13, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Links and Resource Directory
Replies: 27
Views: 24794

Leather suppliers

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cheerfully stolen from Andrew/Neibelungen. Metropolitan leather in Northampton (phone only,no shopping website, but good quality vegtans) Keith Lyons (must be used to the calls these days) If your in London, Batchelors ...
by Shadowcat
Tue May 01, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Request for info on Edwardian servants clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 2517

That's "Costume of Household Servants" but it stops at 1900.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Costume-Househo ... 780&sr=1-7

S.
by Shadowcat
Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Request for info on Edwardian servants clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 2517

Hierarchy would have gone Housekeeper, cook, then general maids and assistant cook all pretty much of a muchness, and the laundry maid, slightly lower still. The general maids would have had an order too! Talk about class system. Who did the main cooking? Was that the Housekeeper? In "big" houses, t...
by Shadowcat
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Request for info on Edwardian servants clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 2517

Thanks Tuppence

I was blowed if I could remember it!

S.
by Shadowcat
Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Request for info on Edwardian servants clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 2517

"Occupational Costume" and another book I can't remember the name of, both by Phillis Cunnington (that is the correct spelling) would be helpful, although probably not in the detail you need. All those servants would wear modified versions of ordinary clothing - including corsets, petticoats etc. De...
by Shadowcat
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for a set of points..
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Try Annie the Pedlar at www.anniethepedlar.com. Or visit the Tudor Market banner ad at the top of one of the pages.

S
by Shadowcat
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What's this stuff called?
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

It might be India tape, or it might be webbing. For haberdashery suppliers, look for the sticky at the top of the page. MacCulloch and Wallis sell various tapes and have an online store.

S.
by Shadowcat
Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Textiles 3
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

This is also published in the U.S. according to another list I am on - advertised, in effect, by Robin Netherton herself.

S.
by Shadowcat
Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gore-y business
Replies: 34
Views: 4016

I have two genuine Worth bodices, one from the early 1860's, the other from the 1890's. The early piece, when Worth himself was in charge, is beautifully finished inside and out. The later piece, probably under the supervision of Worth junior, is badly finished, and I wouldn't sell it to a customer....
by Shadowcat
Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Confused over womens clothing
Replies: 23
Views: 3054

In theatre, green is often considered to be unlucky. And the other fable is that green is the fairies' colour, and not to be worn by humans. Both of these could be myth, and irrelevant, but given our superstitious past, I would give them some credence.

S.
by Shadowcat
Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Totally not historical - I need a spaghetti jar
Replies: 9
Views: 2811

Yep, Google'd and Yahoo'd! The longest I can get is half the length I want! Going to raid John Lewis next time I am in town - and all the decent cooks shops in Shaftesbury avenue. Was just trying to save myself the effort of walking the streets, if you see what I mean!!

S.
by Shadowcat
Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Totally not historical - I need a spaghetti jar
Replies: 9
Views: 2811

Looks wonderful, but none within easy reach of London, without a car, and I don't drive. I'll see if I can find the one in Colchester if I get to the Oyster Faire.

Thanks anyway - will keep my eyes open if we are going anywhere near one.

S.
by Shadowcat
Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Totally not historical - I need a spaghetti jar
Replies: 9
Views: 2811

Aah, right. I avoided science like mad at school, and it's in the dark ages anyway. My daughter-in-law-elect teaches science - I'll see what she can find - thanks for the suggestion.

S.
by Shadowcat
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Totally not historical - I need a spaghetti jar
Replies: 9
Views: 2811

Pardon? I am sorry but I don't know what you mean.

S.
by Shadowcat
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Totally not historical - I need a spaghetti jar
Replies: 9
Views: 2811

Totally not historical - I need a spaghetti jar

I like long spaghetti, and have been trying to find a tall spaghetti jar to keep it in. Any ideas? The jar needs to be at least 50cm/20" tall. I can find loads of short ones, but I like long spaghetti. I have tried Lakeland, John Lewis, The Good Cookshop, and Heal's.

S.
by Shadowcat
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: I'd like to join a madrigal group
Replies: 4
Views: 2205

Thanks so much. I have been invited to join a group run by someone I know, so will see how that goes. If I enjoy it, and can still sing well enough, I'll certainly look into the links you've posted.

S.
by Shadowcat
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 10635

That's the one. I don't know what the information in Richard Rutt's book on knitting http://www.woolery.com/Pages/coversknit/historyhandknit.html says about this period of knitting. If anyone has one it might be worth checking it out, as it was THE book on knitting fairly recently. The interesting t...
by Shadowcat
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: uses for tablet weaving
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Re: uses for tablet weaving

The belt at http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/MI07909d08a.jpg & http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/MI07909d11a.jpg is also tablet-woven (IIRC), but GinaB has also done a version of that ... I think? I do get so confused. :? In any case, the belt itself is silk (the ends are enamelled copper alloy), from F...
by Shadowcat
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: uses for tablet weaving
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

There is a painting of a Virgin reading a book, in the National Gallery, London, by Rogier van der Weyden. She is wearing a green wool gown, and her girdle is dark blue/black looking, made from a length of tablet woven silk is a squared pattern. GinaB can probably give you more information. She made...
by Shadowcat
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 10635

There is a painting of a "Virgin" knitting on four needles, from, I think, the 14th century. Machine knitting was invented, as Annie says, in the 1570's and a pair of machine knit stockings was presented to Elizabeth 1 by ?Sir John Lee? However, because she was keen to protect the livelihoods of the...
by Shadowcat
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: I'd like to join a madrigal group
Replies: 4
Views: 2205

Thanks, but from what I can see, these links are mainly for people playing instruments, and all I play is patience on the PC! However, when I have more time, I'll chase down some more of the links, and see if they can help.

Thanks again.

S.
by Shadowcat
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 10125

And what is it about putting men in leather in the 16th century. Yes I know it was worn, but by everyone?

S.
by Shadowcat
Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A good purchase?
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Yes, it probably is. It is much nearer right for your period. See if you can find "Cut of men's Clothes" by Norah Waugh in a local library, or "Men's 17th and 18th Century Men's Costume, Cut and Fashion" by R.I. Davis as either of these will give you a good idea of what the shape should be.

S.
by Shadowcat
Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A good purchase?
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Very heavy editing needed to make the breeches work. PM me for help if you want - I make a lot of 18th and early 19th century clothing.