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by Grymm
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Authentic Rope
Replies: 12
Views: 3045

Re: Authentic Rope

Cable laid hemp's yer man. Jute is 19thCas is sisal.

I just thought, jute is what's used to make hessian. Does that mean that jute rope is invisible too?
by Grymm
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted: decent piccy of Catesbys coat
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: Wanted: decent piccy of Catesbys coat

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/lookandlearn-preview/XB/XB053/XB053349.jpg And a description here, http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=s93bifR6Fj0C&pg=PA203&lpg=PA203&dq=catesby+argent+two+lions+passant+in+pale+sable+ducally&source=bl&ots=b43oPkW36U&sig=59L4W9L_ypUALnxuuaBL...
by Grymm
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Z's and gravestones???
Replies: 9
Views: 3421

Re: Z's and gravestones???

Like it says in the text.....
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by Grymm
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Broad brimed hats?
Replies: 13
Views: 2651

Re: Broad brimed hats?

And if you get a hi res version and zoom in the pattern on the hat looks very much like it's made from sewn straw-plait. http://i33.tinypic.com/2vdl4eu.jpg Nother big version that wouldn't fit on the board but when you zoom you can see the pattern better. http://www.art-wallpaper.com/8016/Van+Eyck+J...
by Grymm
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 10087

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

Not sure if it's relevant Circa 1660 from a map of Aberdeen by James Gordon http://www.tartansauthority.com/assets/images/dress/Ancient/Scotia%20Antiqua.jpg Could be a wee kilt, equally could be petticoat breeches like wot later sailors wear. Petticoat breeches fFrench 1660-1670 from the V&A htt...
by Grymm
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?
Replies: 40
Views: 13435

Re: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?

No you did read it right, it was just my usual random and disjointed musing plus someone has to ask the 'stupid' questions =o) but I wasn't suggesting it was completely 'indirect' shooting with some bloke waving an arm at where he thought the French should be saying '"Somewhere overthere chaps,...
by Grymm
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?
Replies: 40
Views: 13435

Re: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?

To fully draw a bow, loose, and see where the arrow hits takes about 8 - 10 seconds. There doesn't seem much reason to loose arrows (especially when they are a limited resource!) without looking to see if you've actually hit something. There is absolutely NO practical application to plinking arrows...
by Grymm
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 10087

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

Porridge sett? Wouldn't that look like a greyish beige tweed?
by Grymm
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Loom
Replies: 28
Views: 8626

Re: Peg Loom

Does it have to be textile based coz if not I'll raise you both 'slapcock'.
by Grymm
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Babywearing/slings
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Babywearing/slings

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20670&hilit=didymos backpack carry 'could' be what two of the women in Hogarth's March To Finchley are using Black hat facing away to the left of the Grannydear and his moll and far right child reaching for gin http://www.maximiliangenea...
by Grymm
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Early Lace Making bobbins
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: Early Lace Making bobbins

Lady Jane Rochester wrote:Apparently the nearest to early bobbins would be the current Bucks Thumper,



South Bucks Thumper surely, they people gets a bit unkid once y'leaves the chalk ;o)
by Grymm
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Loom
Replies: 28
Views: 8626

Re: Peg Loom

How about the influx of what looks like the Japanese kumihimo (? however it's spelled!) disc braiding? I've seen a lot of it about recently, from Viking to modern, and I was wondering is it actually authentic for any of it? Used to do it as a kid back in the 60s wusing a cotton reel with panel pins...
by Grymm
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Loom
Replies: 28
Views: 8626

Re: Peg Loom

A previous discussion on the peg looms with some links http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11305&start=0
Not orfentick unless you do Arts and Crafts Movement it seems
by Grymm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 14580

Re: How Rude!!!

Some knowitallgobsh1te wot gets worshipped as a font of all knowledge by some in the 'nactment world took upon herself to come and loudly slag off some of the Mems stock, then got all huffy when I did the same to some of her dubious 'I'm the expert* therefore mines right' gear. I know I shouldn't've...
by Grymm
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Vinegar
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: Vinegar

Chef re-invents of malt-vinegar, a recipe lost in the mists of time :roll: .....or possibly an attempt to become a 'celebrity chef'? http://gulfnews.com/life-style/people/celebrity-chef-reinvents-a-long-lost-medieval-recipe-1.850324?localLinksEnabled=false&utm_source=Feeds&utm_medium=RSS&...
by Grymm
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 27344

Re: Sewing projects

Projects WIP Lace 10x buttonholes on CB vent of Black 1730/40 frock coat Buttonholes and pocket flaps on 1740s sailors waistcoat Ditto 2x Civilian waistcoats, one sleeved one not. Split and 'pointhole' lace CB on 1740's waistcoat that seems to have 'shrunk' over the last year. Reblock sailors tricor...
by Grymm
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 27344

Re: Sewing projects

ladydetemps wrote: What is a 'gore', and what is 'burgundian'?


Burgundian =o)
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by Grymm
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early-Mid 18thC Women's Costume
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

Re: Early-Mid 18thC Women's Costume

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18cWoman/ The Dress of the People by John Styles ISBN-10: 0300121199 ISBN-13: 978-0300121193 Most of the others deal with posh kit. Trawling through Hogarth (I've stuck the URL in too as the pics are large and don't autosize here like on other boards) http://www.britis...
by Grymm
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Smoking !
Replies: 11
Views: 2040

Re: Smoking !

Make up the name I mean.
by Grymm
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Smoking !
Replies: 11
Views: 2040

Re: Smoking !

Medicus Matt wrote:
Grymm wrote:
Pliny the Elder, the Reg Smeeton of the classical world.


Except that Pliny probably knew about the popliteal fossa.



Even if he didn't Pliny would've made a name up for it....or mebbe he did?
by Grymm
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Smoking !
Replies: 11
Views: 2040

Re: Smoking !

Medicus Matt wrote:
Bad Viking wrote: Pliny also recommended burning dried cow dung and inhaling the smoke through a reed as a cure for TB.



Pliny the Elder, the Reg Smeeton of the classical world.
by Grymm
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Vegetairian through choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 3949

Re: Vegetairian through choice?

Thomas Tryon wrote the first English veggitarian cookbook late 17thC but, reading his many many self improvement books, he was an 'odd fellow'.
by Grymm
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: gaitery spatterdashy things
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: gaitery spatterdashy things

Ta for the pointers, off to track some down.
by Grymm
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: gaitery spatterdashy things
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: gaitery spatterdashy things

Ta, thought just to be occard I was thinking more for civilian usage like farmers or builders rather than soldiers. but any pointers to civilian OR military usage especially images would be dead handy.
by Grymm
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: gaitery spatterdashy things
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

gaitery spatterdashy things

Any pic or refs to gaiters (Button up) or summat similar being worn in the last half of the 17thC?
by Grymm
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Light Dragoon
Replies: 14
Views: 3670

Re: Light Dragoon

No, most agree that it is Green and Black, like the chocolate, for the dragoons although a few say green and red.
http://www.mersey.ca/tarletonslegion.html

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by Grymm
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval cookery books?
Replies: 14
Views: 3636

Re: Medieval cookery books?

b**ger posted this on the vinager thread rather than here....nurse nurse he's out of bed again.... Forme of Cury turns up in google book (The 18thC reprint) also here http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/foc/ Two fifteenth century cookbooks is worth looking for. I'm not a fan of modern redactions of historic...
by Grymm
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval cookery books?
Replies: 14
Views: 3636

Re: Medieval cookery books?

Humour? Pah! Abominable muck and not enough of it! So I shouldn't start on the P word as well then :wink: Use banquet if y'like that way the punters'll understand and have a visual image* of what you're talking about, 's just me playing history food nerd......but it can be a handy discussion point t...
by Grymm
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Vinegar
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: Vinegar

Where did that one come from?
by Grymm
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Vinegar
Replies: 14
Views: 4357

Re: Vinegar

Forme of Cury turns up in google book (The 18thC reprint) also here http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/foc/ Two fifteenth century cookbooks is worth looking for. I'm not a fan of modern redactions of historic recipes best read the originals and wing it from there, much more fun and with specialist spice an...

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