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by Teagirl
Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: More Egg Tempera painting!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2492

Re: More Egg Tempera painting!!!

Excellent work!
by Teagirl
Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Mona Lisa recreated!
Replies: 10
Views: 4975

Re: Mona Lisa recreated!

calicocloth wrote:We have now done something similar to the already much parodied 1930's painting American Gothic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvf2hahw-Ig
Superb! An iconic image for me, so well-done. I've sent the link to a bunch of friends in the US.
by Teagirl
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rylands Medieval collection online - manuscripts
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: Rylands Medieval collection online - manuscripts

Very nice!

I was asked to leave the Ryland's Library once, many years ago. Apparently I wasn't 'the right sort', when all I wanted was info on how to get a copy of an article in a publication of theirs.
by Teagirl
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

I have friends in Wisconsin who do early French....In fact,I 'changed sides' last year & now do French Militia myself..... Steve Nice. Do they help you pronounce the more 'interesting' place names? I like Kinnikinnickicnnicick but it's like bananananannanana, I never know when to stop spelling it. ...
by Teagirl
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

It was an on-going thing...A lot of the techniques were tried in the French and Indian War,(my period),having been leant from both the Enemy & the Colonial Rangers.......... Yes, but it seems to have accelerated by the time of 'Rifles', out of necessity, I'm sure. Having learned very little of the ...
by Teagirl
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Only if they swap for beads!

I'm finding it fascinating how much the British army was altered by the circumstances of the nature of the war in the colonies and how the new Continental Army was affected and shaped by the changes in the British army.
by Teagirl
Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Think I made an error when we went to Williamsburg & I cheered for the Redcoats occupying the town............ :wink: Steve Well, it's probably the same reason I don't have a 4th of July party here. :) Have one!...I've got the tin whistle & Drum...We just need the flag............ 'Don't Tread on M...
by Teagirl
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

steve stanley wrote:Think I made an error when we went to Williamsburg & I cheered for the Redcoats occupying the town............ :wink:
Steve
Well, it's probably the same reason I don't have a 4th of July party here. :)
by Teagirl
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

I think Breed's hill is one of the classic 'The side that makes least cock-ups carries the day'.......... Doesn't that apply to most battles, really? Now working my way past the Brandywine. We went to the New England area many ( many, many ) years ago, and during part of the trip, we drove through ...
by Teagirl
Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Thanks.

Just past the battle of Breed's Hill, making note of the issue of friendly fire for the next time someone starts a thread about 'only in America'... oddly, it was IN America but not the Americans, as such.
by Teagirl
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll look for that too.

I'm always interested in good reading that is accurate too.
by Teagirl
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Cheers, Steve. I'm working my way through it, and was pleased to see that much of what is presented there follows what I learned in history in the 1960's, with a lot more detail, of course. Glad to hear it's worth the read and not full of Mel Gibson-isms. Apparently it's set just prior to his book '...
by Teagirl
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2940

'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Bargain price right now everywhere, £4.99, so I thought I'd pick it up and have a read. I can't speak for the accuracy of the research, but the story and the background information is fascinating to me as it has a different approach to the War of Independence (well, we call it that, ok?). Not a lot ...
by Teagirl
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Cambyses army found in Sahara?
Replies: 2
Views: 6916

Re: Cambyses army found in Sahara?

What fascinates me is the scale of the Sahara, that there are so many things out there that could be lost so easily.

I can't find my gown and shoes from the last TORM, wonder if they're out there too. Hm....

And lost socks.... are those out in the Sahara somewhere too?
by Teagirl
Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Unreasonable demands ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

We've supplied beads to several different organisations, each one has given us a form to fill out if we want to receive regular payments via direct deposit (one was a form attached to the cheque), but none of them were as intrusive as the OP's description. Once the details of payment are in the syst...
by Teagirl
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Traders going to the ORM
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

We received our pack today, we've read it carefully. What now?
by Teagirl
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Traders going to the ORM
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

No 'info pack' per se, but not really worried as all the info is there on the site and there's still time. Isn't most of the paperwork done in the vehicle, such as parking permit? I can't really remember much else we got in the post anyway that was relevant. Where does the time go? Seems like we wer...
by Teagirl
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tillerman Beads not at ILHF
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Yup, we'll definitely be at TORM.

Cheers,

-Su
by Teagirl
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tillerman Beads not at ILHF
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Tillerman Beads not at ILHF

Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts and real-life intruding, we are unable to attend the ILHF at the end of the month. We had such an enjoyable time at the first one we attended and we're very sorry to not be able to be there this spring. With luck we'll get a booking for the next one. Thanks ...
by Teagirl
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Simple Blackwork Patterns
Replies: 14
Views: 1942

No, was meant to be early 1530s, so I was thinking more geometric and grid like. I think swirly pea pods and the like may be a bit too advanced for me! Thanks Linn Skinner's blackwork books are very good. m She also offers a copy of Quentel, which was originally published in 1527-1529 so right in y...
by Teagirl
Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Richard 3 and weird fandom
Replies: 31
Views: 4921

Does re-enactment attract a higher % of such people than you'd find in a random sample of the populace? That's what I'm wondering.... I don't think so, really. Re-enactment attracts people with an interest in history or hitting people with shiny swords or dressing funny. People who think they're th...
by Teagirl
Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Richard 3 and weird fandom
Replies: 31
Views: 4921

All things being equal (fat and ginger versus page boy hair do and hunchback), why don't Henry get the stalkers? I blame Sid James. I also think that it's possible that Henry and his 6-pack don't get stalkers in the same quantity as Richard III because Henry's already been trademarked by every sing...
by Teagirl
Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Another want!! Natural (probably)dyed wool yarn?
Replies: 17
Views: 2484

btw - just occurred to me (not being a tablet weavy type - is like knitting - too dull ) maybe the weight of the threads you can use successfully gets lower the better you get at it. steve the weave uses some incredibly fine yarns in his braids. of course, he can do lettering in tablet as well... T...
by Teagirl
Mon May 07, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Calling all Woolly Vikings
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

It is 225mm (approx 9 inches) long and carved actual size. If you grip it in the middle, there's around 2 inches of the 'necks' of the 'animals' that protrude either side of your fist. It does look like yarn should be wound around it, but it would have to be unwound to get it back off; it wouldn't ...
by Teagirl
Mon May 07, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Calling all Woolly Vikings
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

A niddy noddy is designed to allow the wound yarn to come off easily.

That looks more like a reel or holder perhaps for a length of cord for something like fishing or sounding, depending on if they used sounding as a sailing technique.

Is there any indication of the size of the object?

-Su
by Teagirl
Fri May 04, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sword beads?
Replies: 16
Views: 3375

They got there, then? That was unusually quick! Does your postie come down the canal, by speedboat? Sadly, no. She trudges up the hill laden with good things. Homework this weekend then, if I get done early I hope to watch Dr Who on Saturday, though. ;-D We had hoped to head to Coventry for the day...
by Teagirl
Fri May 04, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sword beads?
Replies: 16
Views: 3375

Whoo hoo, something wicked this way came!

Mike now has two things to try making this weekend, sword beads and a surprise.

Now I know how big 'big' is supposed to be.

:lol:

-Su
by Teagirl
Wed May 02, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sword beads?
Replies: 16
Views: 3375

Ayup, and I'm also working on Beads du Lapin as we speak!

-Su
by Teagirl
Wed May 02, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sword beads?
Replies: 16
Views: 3375

Ooooh!

-Su