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by Grymm
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A Fruggan (sp)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

Re: A Fruggan (sp)?

Afaik fruggan/forgon(e)/furgen is a 16thC onwards dialect(Lincs, Yorks, NEast) term for either the fork for putting the bundles of brush into and moving them around the oven or the T or L shaped bit of iron for dragging the embers out, look for ember/oven/fire rake. 'S from the Frenchie lingo for po...
by Grymm
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Welsh costume in the 14th century
Replies: 18
Views: 6154

Re: Welsh costume in the 14th century

A bit early but Chapter House liber A circa 1295 has these two as Welsh Soldiers http://www.alamy.com/thumbs/6/%7B2AAD31D5-E4E8-4187-8D1C-EE34DB33E5C1%7D/BPPFWY.jpg From a couple of years later a 'modernised' description of Welsh in Edward I's service 'in the very depth of winter they were running a...
by Grymm
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Musical knives ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2796

Musical knives ...

Whilst looking for Tudor cooking knives and knife cases I chanced upon this early 16thC serving knife with a Grace and musical notation for said Grace writ upon the blade; http://media.vam.ac.uk/vamembed/media/uploads/new_images/2009bx3033_notation_knife.jpg Links to the page in case the pic doesn't...
by Grymm
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Fletchings
Replies: 9
Views: 2784

Re: Fletchings

My fletcher mate Tony always held that having a cock feather of a different colour was something for beginners. I use fletchings all of one colour but I also put an identifying mark on arrows so I can easily recognise mine and I put that - a simple black dot, behind the cock feather and that helps ...
by Grymm
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NO "charcloth" Fire Lighting.
Replies: 5
Views: 3585

Re: NO "charcloth" Fire Lighting.

Punk is my fav, but then living in the Chilterns with woodland all around it's dead easy to find. Using your nose helps, the fallen trunks that smell 'blue cheesey' and crumble easy (Almost poetic eh?) pull off small lumps which, when dryed, will catch a spark. I hold it on top of the flint (In my l...
by Grymm
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Portable Hearth
Replies: 1
Views: 2718

Portable Hearth

A real period ones not the modern metal fire tray stands.

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by Grymm
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black cloth 17th and 18th century.
Replies: 7
Views: 2222

Re: Black cloth 17th and 18th century.

Muddyevil prob'ly, by the 18thc not so much, but prob'ly not the solid black black, blackkkkk, my eyes like pies, your eyes tell liesssssss, black like the deepest chasm of hell, a cell a where they feed me pins. whats for breakfast mother? Shadows and lies... Sorry where was I? Erm ... solid colour...
by Grymm
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: c.1800 Leather Cartridge Bag, help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 3525

Re: c.1800 Leather Cartridge Bag, help needed

Are you sure it's military? I used to have GR and crown leather boxes and bags when I worked for BT, all stuff left over from the GPO. It could be postie or a (telephone) linemans bag or kit from one of the other essential services that belonged to the country afore Maggie flogged them all off.
by Grymm
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What wool fabric for medieval joined hose?
Replies: 21
Views: 5970

Re: What wool fabric for medieval joined hose?

When I machined I found that machines tended to make the cb leg seam too rigid. You could try with a loose zig zag, but I always hand sew hose leg seams with a 'robust' back stitch.
by Grymm
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sugar nippers
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Re: Sugar nippers

gregory23b wrote:Grymm, you are not a b**ger to work with.


Aaah, cheers mate. 'S not true what they say 'bout you either, you are fit to live with pigs. :D
by Grymm
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sugar nippers
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Re: Sugar nippers

When has the actual historical research EVER stopped a TV company spouting utter BS. It's why I don't get much TV work coz I won't fib for them ... That and I'm pig ugly and a right bugger to work with =o)
by Grymm
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sugar nippers
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Re: Sugar nippers

Late 17thC mebbe definately 18thC, NOT Tudorbeathan or Jacothingy afaik. Their appearance seems to be tied into the drop in sugar price that comes in the 17thc and the introduction of tea, coffee and chocolate. Afore then hammer & bolster followed by mortar & pestle and seived if you need a ...
by Grymm
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII Luftwaffe
Replies: 14
Views: 6574

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Dint some of the Italian POWs in Scotland manage to tunnel out of their camp?
by Grymm
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 10776

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

Tudor Group are t'wasps nipples when it comes to Tudorbeathan stuff. They're playing in Haddon Hall 22nd September.
by Grymm
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Horn reinforced bracer
Replies: 19
Views: 3321

Re: Horn reinforced bracer

Gutter shaped ivory bracer found on Mary Rose was lashed on as are the heavily scrimshawed ivory ones in Pitt Rivers museun, I would post pics but stupid board keeps telling me I need to be signed in to post even when I am, but only when I try and post the ivory bracer pics here :? Do a google image...
by Grymm
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden Drinking Vessels
Replies: 11
Views: 3796

Re: Wooden Drinking Vessels

I do use my period treen/pot/glass at home as well as at work so it gets lots of tlc =o)
by Grymm
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden Drinking Vessels
Replies: 11
Views: 3796

Re: Wooden Drinking Vessels

Use the right wood and they shouldn't need any treatments, just using frequently.
by Grymm
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 16470

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Fox wrote:[I also note that using "worsted whech is almost like silk" is not the same using silk itself]


But implies that it's not like a wool cloth =o)
by Grymm
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 16470

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

I picked up some very nice 60" wide 100% cotton moleskin from Truro Fabrics whilst we were down in Cornwall. They had it in several colours (beige, dk brown, dk green, burgandy and dk blue).
by Grymm
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Paints
Replies: 18
Views: 2738

Re: Medieval Paints

Speak to Mr Gregory23b, colours, painting and the like are (one of) his thang(s).
by Grymm
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Corn Dollies
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Re: Corn Dollies

Okay from an 18thC translation of 'Paul Hentzer's Travels in England During The Reign of Queen Elizabeth, circa 1598 "As we were retuning to our inn, we happened to meet some country people celebrating their harvest-home; their last load of corn they crown with flowers, having besides an image ...
by Grymm
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Corn Dollies
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Re: Corn Dollies

Can't even find any records of the puritan types during the Commonwealth banning them, they banned or vocally disapproved of everything else that smacked of heresy, idolism etc b u gger! b u gger! b u gger! S looking more and more like it's a Victorian reboot of Merrie Olde England stuffe ... I've c...
by Grymm
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Corn Dollies
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Corn Dollies

Neopagan BS aside can anyone point me towards any actual pre Victorian sources for the production of corn dollies?
by Grymm
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 16470

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Coz worsted* is carded and combed it reduces the halo of sticky out free ends and gives a finer denser schmooover yarn.


*worsted here is used to mean the type of yarn NOT the American habit of appling it to a size of yarn
by Grymm
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 16470

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Fox wrote:[I swear you two are baiting me.]


:wasntme:
by Grymm
Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 16470

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Don't get me wrong I'm still rocking woollen doublet for medieval, Tudor and 'Lizzy, not the same one but they are all wool lined in linen but trawling through the records it's looking to me like it may be at worst completely wrong and at best hideously over represented =o/ I feel it's a 'nactorism ...
by Grymm
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 16470

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

guthrie wrote:Ah, in that case you could ask them, I'm sure they would answer soon enough.

re. 15th century, are there not examples of letters asking for wool for doublets and the like?



Asking for doublet cloths, ie a piece big enough to make a doublet, yes, but I've not seed any that specify a woollen cloth.
by Grymm
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 16470

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Turning that on it's head, does anyone have primary sources for woollen doublets in the 15th & 16thC? I believe "The Kings servants" has such things for the early Henrician period. It was a line from that book that made me ask the question, I quote,"It is noteworthy that woollen ...
by Grymm
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 16470

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Turning that on it's head, does anyone have primary sources for woollen doublets in the 15th & 16thC?
by Grymm
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sausages
Replies: 14
Views: 2928

Re: Sausages

Which reminds me, still got one home made 'pudding of a Nox' (Black pudding) left in the freezer, that's brekkie tomorrow sorted =o)

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