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by sally
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dye kits, a question
Replies: 17
Views: 4684

Oh yeah- linen on the whole doesnt take dye fantastically well (there are some exceptions but usually everything comes out paler on linen), so for lining you are almost as well to stick to the natural linen colour. I have met people with a knack for dyeing linen, who manage to get colours everyone e...
by sally
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dye kits, a question
Replies: 17
Views: 4684

You've got my super basic guide to woad, weld and madder in the felting booklet I think? Otherwise collar me at the fair and I'll talk dye with you. Its a lot of fun and doesnt have to be traumatic, its more picking eth right dye and the fight fibre for the right period, then being brave and it usua...
by sally
Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dye kits, a question
Replies: 17
Views: 4684

There was someone doing sample sets, so you could compare a natural dyed swatch of wool to any fabric you were buying. Is that what you were thinking of? What were you after? I may have some dyes kicking around, though there will also be at least a couple of people at teh fair selling dyestuffs I'm ...
by sally
Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Wedding
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

You might want to have a look at the booklets on medieval food by Gareth the Baker, he also does a Banquet-in-a-box service, but you may be a bit too far away to take advantage of that. However, his recipes might give you some ideas, he's done loads of banquets over the years. You can find them on t...
by sally
Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 5619

Only part of it dear :lol:
by sally
Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 5619

Sally is that knitted open then stiched up or is it done on one of those weird round needle thingy wots-its? WW 8) Done on 5 needles (which is very simple to do, it only looks complicated. You just use plain knitting throughout)- I'm working these up for a kit, will probably be £10 for needles, eno...
by sally
Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 5619

Not a great pic, but this is the prototype hat I'd been working on
by sally
Sun Sep 25, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 5619

That does look as if its 5 panels, the knitted version I've been working on is more snug to the head, and effectively four panels, though knitted in the round. Will try to dig out a pic of the efforts so far
by sally
Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Painting of woman combing her hair?
Replies: 1
Views: 2029

Painting of woman combing her hair?

I can see it in my minds eye- late tudor or seventeenth century sort of date, she's standing with her corset showing and she's combing her hair. Its a really well known painting and I just can't pin it down. Someone put me out of my misery and remind me who it is?
by sally
Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Free 1940s knitting patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 2988

Mohan de.Elder wrote:I wonder if they have patterns for a cricket jumper. If so have you any wool in a sand colour?
Might do- it will be a 4ply shetland wool if I do, how much do you need, I'll have a rummage
by sally
Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Folksongs are your friends...
Replies: 3
Views: 2035

Folksongs are your friends...

http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/ar ... 06448.html

All together now, "All around my..."
by sally
Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Free 1940s knitting patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 2988

Thought some of them looked rather fun. I've also got a job lot (ex shop stock) of pure wool knitting yarn coming- hopefully in time for the NLHF, and I believe a lot of it is the right colours for the 1940s chaps. Don't think it actually dates back quite that far, but its a good knitting weight for...
by sally
Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Free 1940s knitting patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 2988

Free 1940s knitting patterns

The nice people at the V&A have a selection of original 1940s knitting patterns online, anyone for a nice cosy balaclava?
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashio ... index.html
by sally
Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Non- food related recipes
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

Drat, I'm fresh out of newts...

Wonderful recipes though.
by sally
Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Non- food related recipes
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

Just for the record, can we have the full bibliographic citation for the manuscript. The soap recipe looks perfectly do-able by the way, will be trying that one out in due course :D
by sally
Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Non- food related recipes
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

I can probably have a go at the second recipe without too much difficulty. Will add it to my list of experiments waiting to happen!