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by Teagirl
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 11499

Re: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????

Wool? It wasn't the wool that distracted me...... 8-)
by Teagirl
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????
Replies: 50
Views: 11499

Re: UK costume events - anyone up for it?????

lucy the tudor wrote:I'd like to say I'll miss him, but, well... :wink:
Allow a bit for wind, next time?
by Teagirl
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at Kelmarsh and Tewkesbury 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: Trading at Kelmarsh and Tewkesbury 2012

PM on the way!
by Teagirl
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 35177

Re: Sewing projects

As usual for the forum, you're getting a lot of great advice. I really only want to add that you should be patient with yourself, and remember that if you look at a lot of museum pieces that many of them will have stitiching and finishes that would seem terrible to the modern eye. I'm not advocating...
by Teagirl
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at Kelmarsh and Tewkesbury 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: Trading at Kelmarsh and Tewkesbury 2012

Hi, Frances, It's English Heritage for Kelmarsh. Catherine Miller-Gough was the coordinator this year. It's good to get in touch with them now to get on the list for the applications for next year which come out sometime in January, I think. I don't have the contact info here at home but if someone ...
by Teagirl
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 22580

Re: How Rude!!!

Do you offer discounts and gift wrapping?
by Teagirl
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 22580

Re: How Rude!!!

Fox wrote:
Teagirl wrote:There is a difference between mass-produced items, and individually created one-off items.
Really?
Tell that to the designer of a mass-produced item.
Hand-sewn kirtle is the same as Primark?
by Teagirl
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 22580

Re: How Rude!!!

As for the rude comments, consider them to be honest customer feedback, which most business would give there eye-teeth for. For instance: Idiot: This is a lovely necklace, I think the work is beautiful but I'm simply not prepared to pay that price. ....tells you that there is a potential market for...
by Teagirl
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 22580

Re: How Rude!!!

Tewkesbury this year: Idiot: This is a lovely necklace, I think the work is beautiful but I'm simply not prepared to pay that price. Me: Ok. (thinking to myself 'Put it down, get OUT of my tent before I smack some manners into you') People treat traders (and, I'm sure, re-enactors and LH) as if they...
by Teagirl
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 22580

Re: How Rude!!!

We've also had the 'I'm going to be really cheeky and ask if you'll take £20 for this £45 box' routine... you've got to admire their audacity! Teagirl was telling me about a woman who haggled mercilessly over the price of a set of beads, then reluctantly put down 50p. They were £48!!! :wasntme: I d...
by Teagirl
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: tewky
Replies: 3
Views: 2441

Re: tewky

Our first time there, as traders. We enjoyed it immensely and will be glad to come back.
by Teagirl
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Raglan Medieval Festival 13th & 14th August
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: Raglan Medieval Festival 13th & 14th August

Chatelaine wrote::( I know! This is our first little try out of this thing. Maybe next year we can offer camping then you will be able to join us x :thumbup:
I think you'd get a better response from traders, then! I'll keep an eye out.
by Teagirl
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Raglan Medieval Festival 13th & 14th August
Replies: 11
Views: 2646

Re: Raglan Medieval Festival 13th & 14th August

Hi, Jane,

What provisions for camping in the castle are there for traders, as many of us use our trading tents for sleeping in, too.
by Teagirl
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Historia Originata
Replies: 4
Views: 2174

Re: Historia Originata

Looking forward to it.
by Teagirl
Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury update
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

Re: Tewkesbury update

Got our email too, thanks! We're looking forward to our first Tewkesbury.
by Teagirl
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Vikings @ Kelmarsh 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4509

Re: Vikings @ Kelmarsh 2011

There will be a few traders, I'm sure. We don't classify ourselves as 'Viking' traders as we do a wide range from Iron Age on up, but we might have a few :devil: shiny things for Vikings. Just a few, mind you.
by Teagirl
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Cloth And Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England, AD 450-700
Replies: 8
Views: 3606

Re: Cloth And Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England, AD 450-

Ah. I know the feeling, I live in Yorkshire.

Don't have the book here, sorry. Looks good enough, I might have to order it, though.
by Teagirl
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Christian Jewellery?
Replies: 6
Views: 3725

Re: Christian Jewellery?

Isn't that the Dyrk Ayges?

Besides, what have the Anglo-Saxons ever done for us, huh?
by Teagirl
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Sap & Sawdust
Replies: 3
Views: 3045

Re: Sap & Sawdust

Excellent. I've always loved rocking-horse flies.
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Re: Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded

I had to look away, it was starting to get a bit too addictive!
by Teagirl
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded

Via a link from FaceBook. http://www.elizabethancostume.net/qewu.html From the first page: Few monarchs of the past are as iconographically powerful as Queen Elizabeth I. Gloriana. The Virgin Queen. With her halo of red hair, ropes of jewelry and parade of fabulous gowns, she is defined by her cloth...
by Teagirl
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone else going to pointoise this April 9th / 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 3477

Re: Anyone else going to pointoise this April 9th / 10th

I'll drop him a note, although that many people from the same area together could cause a British implosion.
by Teagirl
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone else going to pointoise this April 9th / 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 3477

Re: Anyone else going to pointoise this April 9th / 10th

We've been confirmed and are on the website as trading, Mike will be there on his own this time so anyone who can keep an eye on him would be very much appreciated.
by Teagirl
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone else going to pointoise this April 9th / 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 3477

Re: Van share to pointoise this April 9th / 10th

Hinny Annie wrote:Yes strict rules apply
Thought that would be the case. We've sent messages but had no reply, so we'll have to try for next year.
by Teagirl
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone else going to pointoise this April 9th / 10th
Replies: 17
Views: 3477

Re: Van share to pointoise this April 9th / 10th

Does the organiser have a say in what is sold on your pitch?
by Teagirl
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 4678

Re: Advice for a new trader

You need to contact the organisers of both the ILHF and TORM, request an application to trade and see what happens. That's what we did when we started out.
by Teagirl
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone going to the York st nicks fair?
Replies: 13
Views: 2734

Re: Anyone going to the York st nicks fair?

We had a stand at both the Barley Hall fair and the new King's Manor fair. Mike was at the King's Manor venue for the weekend and wants to echo what the other traders have said. The organisers made the entire weekend extremely pleasant and went well past the usual efforts to make sure all the trader...