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by Nigel
Wed May 01, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 55962

Re: Bannockburn 2014

A czech friend has laready asked me about it so perhaps the tentacles are heading that way I told him based on my epereinces not to bother
by Nigel
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Deborah Lough Costumes?
Replies: 12
Views: 5916

Re: Deborah Lough Costumes?

Hi have pmd you
Can you send me details on here and I will look into it.
by Nigel
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Deborah Lough Costumes?
Replies: 12
Views: 5916

Re: Deborah Lough Costumes?

Hi Keiran

dont come here very often

Yes I know it it was sent in January 2013

Assumed you had it
by Nigel
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Skin-tight maille....?
Replies: 15
Views: 3982

Re: Skin-tight maille....?

Things like the depiction of mail have to be taken in the much wider context of 12th century art conventions. For example, the depiction of hose is clearly unrealistic in terms of being impossibly close-fitting: Clearly, the depiction of leg coverings is not to be taken literally and this can be ex...
by Nigel
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Deborah Lough Costumes?
Replies: 12
Views: 5916

Re: Deborah Lough Costumes?

Hi I am sorry you have been having problems reaching us. Could you let me know who you are and what the outstanding order is as I don't recognise the forum login. Once I have the information I'll sort this out. But as far as I am aware everybody who has contacted us by any means recently has been de...
by Nigel
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making my own kit - need some guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: Making my own kit - need some guidance

Have a wander at Battle ina couple of weeks theres bound to be a couple there
by Nigel
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Summer costume for the medieval man?
Replies: 10
Views: 2770

Re: Summer costume for the medieval man?

Stephen I would suggest that any of the makers who make to order would find it an interesting project.
by Nigel
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recycle your remnants and help a school
Replies: 6
Views: 2097

Re: Recycle your remnants and help a school

It would mean going through them and wahts BIG ?
by Nigel
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recycle your remnants and help a school
Replies: 6
Views: 2097

Re: Recycle your remnants and help a school

Damm ou beat me to it having had a productive weekend sans Debs there ar now 8-10 bags full of wool, linens, cottons and some silk bits

You could ahve had the lot :D
by Nigel
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Padded Armour Company - still trading?
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

Re: Padded Armour Company - still trading?

hi I think yours was a blue and white one ~?

Ordered in March so I beleive you were given a November delivery date I'll check your form when I get home providing I dont drown first

Nige
by Nigel
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where to start? UK Reenactment
Replies: 27
Views: 8904

Re: Where to start? UK Reenactment

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Mind you, I'm going so don't get your hopes up too high.


thats it Iam not going :D
by Nigel
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where to start? UK Reenactment
Replies: 27
Views: 8904

Re: Where to start? UK Reenactment

Come to this late been mega busy so far the focus has been on wotr which does domiante the medieval scene BUT there is a pretty lively early medieval scene too An alliance (some would call in unholy :D ) of groups come together to recreate prety good early medieval bashes the highloght so far was th...
by Nigel
Thu May 31, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what can i use insted of silk ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3144

Re: what can i use insted of silk ?

How big is the flag ?

And how much silk would you need ?
by Nigel
Thu May 24, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chillingham Castle August 18th &19th
Replies: 0
Views: 1246

Chillingham Castle August 18th &19th

There are still spaces left for this first event at Chillingham

For details please either contact myself or Stan on here

2012 sees a small scale event with intentions to grow it into a regular programme
by Nigel
Sun May 06, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4096

Re: Newbie Help

aH EXCELLENT bet the price was pleasing too :D
by Nigel
Fri May 04, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felt Hat Blanks
Replies: 10
Views: 4437

Re: Felt Hat Blanks

frances wrote:http://www.thetrimmingcompany.com/c/234870/1/sinamay-straws.html

Very fast service the last time I used them.



From Debs and a number of her co students on her milinary course dont touch these folks with a bargepole.

Baxter Hart and Abraham or Parkins are the better bet
by Nigel
Wed May 02, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 13426

Re: Conquest

The public season begins Following a successful residential training weekend and a fun film shoot that is. We are at COAM this weekend. Then being the workshy fops we are are at ease until Kelmarsh followed by Dover Chillingham an event in Shropshire and of course HASTINGS. A quiet year by choice fo...
by Nigel
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 12897

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

for the mail shirts inside capapie could do it extremely well but you would be £600 as a minimum for two shirts half thigh length. the fabric parts the padded armour company could probably do something. Thanks showed this to Debs and she says it looks like a challenge not insurmountable though. She...
by Nigel
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4096

Re: Newbie Help

Leeds market bm fabrics have a good range of linens from £4.00 a metre well worth a look and very friendly
by Nigel
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4096

Re: Newbie Help

Brill, thanks Jackie - you're only down the road so I shall be putting in the overtime at work and coming to spend up a storm soon. Made some trousers today, the local material shop had an epic sale so I got a few linen remnants quite cheap and managed to put them together without a pattern and mad...
by Nigel
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: ECW - Sashes urgent help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Re: ECW - Sashes urgent help needed

Taffeta silk is the correct for a scarf at least 4 m as you want it to be big

Some traders stock them but mainly in cotton for some reason ???
by Nigel
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: prices and wages
Replies: 6
Views: 2905

Re: prices and wages

Then do the old fashioned thing and go to a library although whats to stop you using the net at home ? I assume because even though you are a volunteer working in the heritage industry you do understand how to research things more than googling them. It may seem harsh but whilst we are happy to assi...
by Nigel
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arrow baskets
Replies: 32
Views: 8340

Re: Arrow baskets

My theory for that its worth arrows bulk transported in baskets inside pipes look at the shape of the basket put two back to back then look at the shape of a pipe then issued to individuals companies etc by the basket then further issued by the man who would pop them in a bag please feel free to hav...
by Nigel
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arrow baskets
Replies: 32
Views: 8340

Re: Arrow baskets

A pipe = a form of barrel narrower at the ends than the middle
by Nigel
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arrow baskets
Replies: 32
Views: 8340

Re: Arrow baskets

My understanding is that the baskets were for transport, to stop the arrows being crushed in waggons or on board ship. ISTR that we took 1,000,000 or thereabouts arrows to Agincourt. So baskets to protect the fletchings seem sensible. Your young boys would probably have found baskets easier to carr...
by Nigel
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: A couple of new pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 4203

Re: A couple of new pieces

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by Nigel
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: A couple of new pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 4203

A couple of new pieces

A couple of more recent pieces from Ms Lough one a commission and the other a college project

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by Nigel
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A portuguese cote armour/gambeson c1385
Replies: 13
Views: 5572

Re: A portuguese cote armour/gambeson c1385

looks like the buttons are right on the edge of the right hand side, pretty typical for the period, with a plastron behind to ensure no gap. Its not really a primary defensive garment so doesn't need to be too chunky. I'm in that neck of the woods late July so might try and pop in. pics if possible ?
by Nigel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A portuguese cote armour/gambeson c1385
Replies: 13
Views: 5572

Re: A portuguese cote armour/gambeson c1385

Mark Griffin wrote:Just found this, worn by King Dom João I in the battle of Aljubarrota (14th August 1385) along with an artists impression.

Niiiiiiiice! never seen this, there is still stuff to discover!



I showed this to Ms Lough who is even now sketching suspect there may be one around soon :D
by Nigel
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Normans in the US.
Replies: 25
Views: 10178

Re: Normans in the US.

Ricardo its simple get a copy of Oakshott all you need is in there You could be a little more specific mate, Ewart Oakeshott must have written or co-authored at least 20 books? Ricardo, "Records of the Medieval Sword" and "The Sword in the Age of Chivalry" are the two essential ...

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