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by ValTarrant
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Pillars of the Earth
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

lidimy wrote:What errors are there? (just so I don't make an idiot of myself sometime in the future!)


I don't know if there are any in this particular book. The second sentence of my post was more of a waffley general statement.

Val
by ValTarrant
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Pillars of the Earth
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

I've read it and enjoyed it (several times) but I'm not irritated by errors in the general history if the story is engaging.

Val
by ValTarrant
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Finished dress :)
Replies: 25
Views: 3327

Nice woolly thing - definitely! It will be very handy when you go to the Medieval Fair (fayre?) in Norwich Cathedral to keep you warm! Val Yehhh! That's why I wanted to make it ASAP! :D You going to be there..? I will but I'm going on Friday and not in costume. I really don't want to do "park ...
by ValTarrant
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Finished dress :)
Replies: 25
Views: 3327

Nice woolly thing - definitely!

It will be very handy when you go to the Medieval Fair (fayre?) in Norwich Cathedral to keep you warm!

Val
by ValTarrant
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Vintage shop in Saffron Walden
Replies: 5
Views: 2048

Re: Vintage shop in Saffron Walden

I heard over the weekend that there is a great shop in Saffron Walden that sells a lot of vintage stuff such as stockings and compact powders. Does anyone know what the shop is called? All I know is that it's down a side lane near the Barclays Bank! Thanks Annis Hi Annis I eventually went to Saffro...
by ValTarrant
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Vintage shop in Saffron Walden
Replies: 5
Views: 2048

Re: Vintage shop in Saffron Walden

I heard over the weekend that there is a great shop in Saffron Walden that sells a lot of vintage stuff such as stockings and compact powders. Does anyone know what the shop is called? All I know is that it's down a side lane near the Barclays Bank! Thanks Annis Hi Annis What a shame I was in Saffr...
by ValTarrant
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Offcuts amnesty
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Excuse me resurrecting this thread but I have been "forced" to clear out my craft cupboard (actually the entire wardrobe in the spare bedroom!) Are you still collecting bits of material? I have decided that there are too many bits and pieces of all sorts of material that I will never use. ...
by ValTarrant
Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From Toile to Block - A course by Sarah Thursfield
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Jim wrote:For some reason I thought this thread was gonna be about the history of lavatories :?


Good thing I got the spaces in the right places!
by ValTarrant
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From Toile to Block - A course by Sarah Thursfield
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

From Toile to Block - A course by Sarah Thursfield

I've just come back from the course above and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it and how useful it was for me. I've come away with a much better idea of making a block for someone and also a personal block. Also some ideas about how to turn this into a pattern for a variety of kirtles and ...
by ValTarrant
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Official Website Piccys - Herstmonseaux Castle 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

I looked through all the picturs and there is not one of me! :(
by ValTarrant
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It - Dorothy Hartley
Replies: 18
Views: 1944

Annis wrote:Yes, there is that too, but it's quite expensive on Amazon (and I expect hard to find in shops).


I ordered a copy through my library and renewed it a couple of times.

Val
by ValTarrant
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: points ????
Replies: 22
Views: 2674

Re: points ????

Can anyone tell us were we can buy points from? we cant seem to get our hands on any. any kinds are welcome brass, leather,fabric cheers Is this what you are looking for? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Medieval-Lucette-ties-Re-enactment-LARP-reenactors_W0QQitemZ280152645390QQihZ018QQcategoryZ1552QQssPageNam...
by ValTarrant
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Tales From The Green Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 2498

Auntiedom wrote:Yup indeedy, DVD and VHS due for release on December 27th.

Check out the link below. You can also pre-order it from Amazon for under £19.

http://www.britishdrama.org.uk/greenvalley.html


Now at the bargain price of £10.97 and, yes, I have ordered it!

Val
by ValTarrant
Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Water Carrying Bags?
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

You can buy waterproofing for jackets that is designed to go in the washing machine. No problems with the washing machine.

Regards

Val
by ValTarrant
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: for all you tea drinkers
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

These lyrics have moved me ( toward the kettle if nothing else!) May I have permission to perform them in public?

Regards

Val
by ValTarrant
Mon May 14, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More beginner's questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Thanks for the responses and suggestions - the reasurances about the running stitch are great. RE the tailed cap: Thanks for the suggestions. I've tried various ways of wearing a square and a rectangular piece of cloth round my head but I don't like how I look with no hair showing round my face. I'm...
by ValTarrant
Mon May 14, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More beginner's questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

More beginner's questions...

Hi I've been lurking for sometime but now I have my shift cut out and ready to sew and would like to ask about seams. I'm planning to sew the shift by hand and thought I would use a run and fell seam. I am working from the Medieval Tailor's Assistant and the book suggests that you use a running stit...

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