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by Teagirl
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice on trading displays and presentation standards
Replies: 23
Views: 2911

Thanks! We sell just the beads. At present we have two wooden hanging racks where the sets of beads are wired to individually priced hanging cards (took me months to get those right!) and the rest of the display is loose beads sold individually or jewellery made with the beads. We're planning on lit...
by Teagirl
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice on trading displays and presentation standards
Replies: 23
Views: 2911

Advice on trading displays and presentation standards

Hi, everyone, I'm hoping to get some help in planning our display for use in selling at one or two re-enactor/LH fairs over the next year. We're not involved full-time as many people are, with the LH world, but we do want to be sure that when we come to a market that we're ready with the right sort ...
by Teagirl
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: A little confused..
Replies: 21
Views: 4054

Somewhere in the dim recesses of my mind I've seen the frontlet described as a 'turban' meaning one of those wrap thingys that cross over in the front overlapping like those fabric strap thingys that used to be advertised to hold hair in place when doing makeup or other assorted frippery. Imagine a ...
by Teagirl
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

Edmund and I are thinking of going back out again this year If you DO decide to come over this year, do tell me when! Ive never been to Bristol, and it sounds like quite a faire. Perhaps I should make the Pilgrimage. I do LIKE most of the people in the SCA...I just find the ethos of the heavy fabri...
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

I've had the pleasure of meeting Carolyn before, she's very good friends with the lady to whom I was apprenticed in the SCA. She's generous with her time and knowledge, and is just plain nice.

-Su
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

I threatened to make a whole pavilion out of the stuff and then make everyone who had an outfit made with the fabric stand in front of it for a photo. I would have gone and done it, then claimed it was my livery, and that everyone wearing it was thus my vassal. I myself have OWNED a reversible bodi...
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

my biggest pet peeves of the season bid fair to be: lack of proper undergarments, lack of head covering, and REVERSIBLE BODICES. I know its a bit of costume snobbery on my part, but I really dont like them, especially made in upholstery or quilting novelty fabrics. LOL. Many years ago, my ex came h...
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

Burning, although I could hide a 4-cell Maglight down my bodice in a pinch, Pennsic gets dark at night. I was in the Middle, but don't tell anyone. I remember New Hampshire, we had a holiday once in Maine and went camping in NH. Well I call it a holiday but it mostly was spent avoiding noseeums and ...
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

MedicKitten wrote:oh? were you in America before that? where?


I'm not telling, there's still a group out there somewhere with torches waiting for my return!

:wink:

-Su
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

lidimy wrote:I don't think you have to be a member of the SCA to attend a Ren fair, but there probably is quite a lot of over lapping. :)


And in some cases they don't quite get the edges to meet!

Ok, I'll stop now, I'm on a chocolate high and I may say something I regret.

-Su
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

xactly, Teagirl! I'd probably be in the SCA, if only for some company over here, if my home wasnt in the middle of nowhere so much that the closest barony is over an hour away. Sad. Very sad. You can call me Su, only the husband calls me 'Tea, girl'! Normally followed by the sound of a 'WHAP'. I wa...
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

Someone should organise a LH.co.uk field trip to a genuine American Ren Fair, entact with clip boards and pencils. Could be a laugh! Lidi Bad idea! Clipboards are so 19th century! You need scoreboards like they used to use for the Olympic events. "5.5, 5.4, 5.5 and oh dear, a 3.0 from the judg...
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

Are Ren Fairs the same as SCA? Nope, they're commercial events that purport to present a 'Renaissance' fair, usually complete with jousting, wenches with low-cut bodices, Henry VIII eating turkey legs and throwing the remains over his shoulder. The SCA is joust-free, the wenches are known to wear b...
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

shockingly (or not so shockingly, as I live in America) i've seen MUCH worse at Renfaires. This would be a MAJOR step up for most people, as it would put SOMETHING covering their hair! the depths we sink to...its sad. Its also odd that everyone seems to think French Hoods were VERTICAL in relation ...
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

lidimy wrote:http://www.fynehats.com/free%20stuff.htm

There you go :D

Lidi :D


I'll pay her $15 to NOT send me one!

-Su
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

horrible plastic 'tennis sunshades' now you see they were high fashion, and terribly chic in about 1980something Only if you had really 'big hair', shoulder pads and were willing to play tennis with a guy who wears a pink Lacoste shirt and madras plaid shorts. Now I have to go and wash out my mind'...
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

Even the cover photos are inauthentic Lidi :D LOL. Yeah, well, if I bought books based on the cover pics, I would never have read my first Dorothy Dunnett book when I was 16, as the series then in paperback had the worst cover 'paintings'. The worst part was that I had 'Pawn in Frankincense' which ...
by Teagirl
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

Lol I remember seeing a 'how to' make a French hood (insult to the name) out of a tennis visor. The results were hilarious! Teagirl - I will look out for it. I'm glad I've found an anti- P.Gregory enthusiast too Not only anti-Gregory but very pro-Anne. One of the finest times I ever had was when I ...
by Teagirl
Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

lidimy wrote:
I really do need to stop being so self righteous on the issue of authenticity lol :D



Why?

They need more people who want something that not only entertains but doesn't insult us.

-Su
by Teagirl
Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume for film and TV
Replies: 80
Views: 9573

its ok Lidi...at least they're fully clothed...and have SOMETHING on their heads! Look on the bright side! The something resembles those horrible plastic 'tennis sunshades' you see on people with more money than fashion sense, only worn upside down and decorated for the holidays. I hate it already,...
by Teagirl
Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Blackwork patterns and thread winders
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Blackwork patterns and thread winders

I know that people are familiar with Leon Conrad's blackwork but I'd like to mention someone else who spends time every year here in the UK researching and producing blackwork patterns from original works in the V&A, and also has some pretty nice thread winders and bone needles for sale on her s...
by Teagirl
Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trader's Websites
Replies: 22
Views: 4526

Whoops, I forgot to log in before posting the above. Please excuse the brain-fade!

-Su
by Teagirl
Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trader's Websites
Replies: 22
Views: 4526

Hi, everyone, new here to the forum but with a small amount of experience in producing our own website, I can say that it can be a nightmare to do but persistence pays off. I've helped a few friends get online with simple shops, they have little or no experience with shopping carts and were struggli...