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by sally
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rush Hats
Replies: 3
Views: 1963

Re: Rush Hats

woven to shape is what you often see around, think a basket, just hat shaped
by sally
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Civil War stockings
Replies: 2
Views: 2493

Re: Civil War stockings

by sally
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Roman' traders tent
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

Re: 'Roman' traders tent

cheers, have pm'd you :)
by sally
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Roman' traders tent
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

'Roman' traders tent

I'm having a moment of extreme stupidity, either that or my google-fu is weak today. Those smallish rectangular ridge tents that open at the front to form an awning and are particularly popular with Roman traders? what are they called and who makes acceptable but budget-end-of-the-price-bracket ones...
by sally
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Stone-Iron Age
Replies: 4
Views: 3681

Re: Stone-Iron Age

Food is a good topic to look at, starting with hunter-gatherers, then first farmers, then how farming develops as you enter the Iron Age/Romano British period. Get them thinking about their 'shopping basket' if they were a person from different periods compared to today, maybe put together a simple ...
by sally
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: TORM
Replies: 8
Views: 3103

Re: TORM

I believe its the same weekend as the National, so 14-16 March
by sally
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Knitting patterns
Replies: 12
Views: 5297

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

:P One very useful one is Maud Nicoll's '70 Useful articles for men in the army and navy'. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources ... y-and-navy
by sally
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Underskirts
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Re: Underskirts

I made my own, you can buy hooped steel and special boning casing from people like Vena Cava that makes it really easy to assemble.
by sally
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cambridge Living History & Vintage Fair
Replies: 9
Views: 6163

Re: Cambridge Living History & Vintage Fair

Am filling out our booking form even now :)
by sally
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: NLHF
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: NLHF

We too had a good show, really busy on the saturday, not so much on the sunday but thats ok. We all know its a venue in progress, and I'm looking forwards to seeing what has altered next spring. :D Thanks everyone for putting up with me sniffling, I'd caught a cold from a school visit on friday :rol...
by sally
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Knitting patterns
Replies: 12
Views: 5297

Re: WW1 Knitting patterns

you all have already found the various free online digitised WW1 knitting books haven't you? There seem to be more and more of them going live every day now. I do love how accessible a lot of this material is becoming nowadays :D
by sally
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Do you pay tax
Replies: 7
Views: 2215

Re: Do you pay tax

it will come right as it goes through the self assessment form at the end of the year. If the have charged you paye and you are under the limit, you'll get a refund. If both of you did the work though, presumably you are splitting it 50:50 for self assessment purposes, or are you working for free an...
by sally
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Suggestions for Medieval food
Replies: 5
Views: 3796

Re: Suggestions for Medieval food

gingerbread?
by sally
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 5836

Re: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

what was the site or group? It doesn't sound like one I've come across so may be worth some wider advertising if its still viable
by sally
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 5836

Re: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

so, do something about it. Start a group, or a facebook community, whatever works in this day and age to get people with the same interests talking to each other. Set it up, then get the various exarc forums to let you put the word out and encourage some of the more academic lot to come in and help ...
by sally
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cleaning a canvas tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

Re: Cleaning a canvas tent?

an mileage in talking to your local small carwash place- the sort that uses a pressure washer and buckets, see if they will do it last thing before their day off and hang it up to dry under the canopy the next day?
by sally
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 5836

Re: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

I suspect some of that is because its a slightly different 'scene' to most re-enactment in the UK. Because its a period with such fragmentary evidence, its always a balancing act between representing things we have hard archaeological evidence for, and best guess, especially when it comes to social ...
by sally
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 5836

Re: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

most of the people doing prehistoric that I know of are solo/family groups. Not aware offhand of any formalised groups doing more organised things. Gareth and I work as a team when we do early stuff (neolithic mostly at the moment), then there are people like James Dilley, John Lord, and all the oth...
by sally
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: accepting card payments at markets
Replies: 6
Views: 2282

Re: accepting card payments at markets

We have just taken delivery of an izettle, which so far looks promising. You get a 'proper' gizmo for the customer to put their card into and enter their pin whilst you put the amount in on our phone linked to it by bluetooth. We havent used it in anger yet, but it looked a good started solution, fe...
by sally
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker
Replies: 15
Views: 3097

Re: Looking for guidance Late 18C male worker

come and see me at ILHF or NLHF and I'll show you some hats and stockings that might be suitable, (I also do knitting patterns if you prefer to make your own)
by sally
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.
Replies: 17
Views: 5881

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

I so wish I had time to join, but please keep me in the loop for updates, I'm regularly looking at items that may be useful and tweaking my own offerings to increase accuracy as more evidence comes up :)
by sally
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor bonnets
Replies: 8
Views: 2305

Re: Tudor bonnets

I haven't been able to find any good evidence for them surviving as far as the Civil War. Agreed that the are still around at the turn of the century, but whilst some styles of hat have a very long life once they appear (thinking things like the Monmouth Labourer's Cap shape), the 'Tudor flat cap' d...
by sally
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Use of Naturally Black Wool in 400 - 1100 CE Britain
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

Re: Use of Naturally Black Wool in 400 - 1100 CE Britain

there are tables showing frequency of wool pigmentation at Coppergate here: http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resour ... uction.pdf its onl something like a third of the angloscandinavian wool was pigmented, and by the medieval period all the samples found were white
by sally
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: early to mid 14c Men's clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 2232

Re: early to mid 14c Men's clothes

have a look at the Luttrell Psalter for a snapshot of ordinary people doing stuff
by sally
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Russians UK
Replies: 8
Views: 3220

Re: The Russians UK

if you spot any refs to anyone else in them please do shout. They were still current issue for Arctic expeditions towards the end of the century (the NARES expedition lists and sketches them) and they pop up in Dickens and in some court references, but I haven't yet been able to work out whether the...
by sally
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Russians UK
Replies: 8
Views: 3220

Re: The Russians UK

this may be of passing interest if you haven't seen it already, I blogged recently about a study I made of a Welsh Wig destined for the Crimean, c1854 http://wickedwoollens.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... -1854.html. Not sure if the style was in use amongst Russian troops or not?
by sally
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Trying to learn fast
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Re: Trying to learn fast

you've had a look at the various booklets Stuart Peachey does? And of course there is http://thegoodwyfe.blogspot.co.uk/
by sally
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Trying to learn fast
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Re: Trying to learn fast

You might find your shift, stays and stockings will do under the new outfit, and possibly under petticoats and aprons. Shape wise though all the outer garments will be rather different
by sally
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a sho
Replies: 22
Views: 4793

Re: What does your pitch fee go to ? does a market improve a

Traders do have to ask themselves whether any given market is right for them. When you add up pitch fee, travel, wear and tear on tentage, any additional accommodation and food costs plus the fact that for the duration of the show and usually the day before and after when you are loading and unloadi...

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