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by Random Mumblings
Mon May 21, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Feel for me
Replies: 18
Views: 2427

I feel for you when you tie up so much money into an item. I recently bought some new gold plating solution in. One tiny little pot, about the size of a small pill container containing enough gold for 2 litre of solution set me back nearly £700. It's a bit unnerving when you come to mix the solutio...
by Random Mumblings
Sun May 20, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

I've finally got round to making the kids shoes. Made turnshoes for eldest boy, found it hard going for the little ones as their feet are so small so ended up making a sort of "hash it up DIY job shoe" for them. They will all fasten with some leather thonging. Dyed them too, now waiting fo...
by Random Mumblings
Wed May 16, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

dragonskie2000 wrote:I spoke to Ana yesterday and she did say she had off the peg (machine sewn) shoes available.


Yes, thanks, I've been in contact and ordered the shoes for me and OH. They'll be about a week or so.
by Random Mumblings
Tue May 15, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

will try and find a leather supplier to make the kids some. Le Prevo leather, they do vegetan but also have a look in their sale section, often they will have smaller pieces in acceptable weights and shades that are great for kids shoes and small items like pouches etc, do take some advice on what ...
by Random Mumblings
Tue May 15, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Saxon headcovering dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Saxon headcovering dimensions

Another question -sorry! For a 10th century saxon woman of lowerish class, married, what sort of head covering would I need, and what size piece of fabric to do it? I'm presuming that some form of long piece of cloth wrapped over my head and then around will be the kind of thing? Could SKS measure t...
by Random Mumblings
Tue May 15, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Chess in circa 900AD?
Replies: 18
Views: 4011

Phil the Grips wrote:Found it-

http://www.gothicgreenoak.co.uk/


Top banana that man. Perfick. Have emailed them to place a little order.
by Random Mumblings
Tue May 15, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Chess in circa 900AD?
Replies: 18
Views: 4011

Unlikely but not entirely impossible, but the evidence is both scant and distant. The games which were definitely known to be around at that time (nine mens morris, tafl, and fox and geese, to name a few) have very much more evidence for their existence, and so it is unlikely that any of the UK-bas...
by Random Mumblings
Tue May 15, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Chess in circa 900AD?
Replies: 18
Views: 4011

Chess in circa 900AD?

Could chess have been played in 10th Century Britain? Found this http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2155916.stm which indicates it might.
by Random Mumblings
Mon May 14, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Probably a very silly question, sorry.
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Lady Cecily wrote:Random, I have PM'd you. Please check.


Grr, didn't get a notification, will go check now.
by Random Mumblings
Mon May 14, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Probably a very silly question, sorry.
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

That's right. It's very comfy. In practice I do taper my sleeves towards the wrist. On my last pattern they were 9" deep at the shoulder (cut straight, not curved, and set to a straight edge on the body), about 6" at the elbow, and 4" at the wrist. I have also ( :shock: ) cut the bod...
by Random Mumblings
Mon May 14, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Probably a very silly question, sorry.
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Hiya Random M I'm in the Vike. The kit guide is out of date on the underarm gussets: latest advice (from Georgia, Chloe &c) is not to have these at all as all surviving examples are later than our period. Re hem length: the overkirtle as long as the underkirtle so that the underkirtle is not vi...
by Random Mumblings
Mon May 14, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Probably a very silly question, sorry.
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

As to the wing and a prayer thang - I now take a pattern off anything I make after it is cut out - saves loads of time later, as you never kow what you need later and in how little time. Leftover cheap christmas wrapping paper from the january sales is the best to use for economy, lack of print tra...
by Random Mumblings
Mon May 14, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Probably a very silly question, sorry.
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Thanks ladies. Another question, the guidelines I have say nothing about sleeve and hem length for womens clothing. For the mens Regia say under tunic shorter than over tunic, Vike say the opposite -we'll go with the regs of the group we are joining for that one, but for womans it doesn't say so sho...
by Random Mumblings
Mon May 14, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

The Identity Store aren't the cheapest, but they are a really nice couple and seemed very keen to help. They also have occasional leather sales where you can pick up cheaper pieces of 'seconds quality' leather. You may also be luckly enough to have a leather place near you who can help. Have a look...
by Random Mumblings
Mon May 14, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Probably a very silly question, sorry.
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Thanks Alice. I've made the two under-thingies with the sleeve gussets, was just wondering if I could do it the other way for the over-thingies, but that's fine, I'll stick with the sleeve gussets. I've been dressmaking for some years so it's not too bad, just on a wing and a prayer at times without...
by Random Mumblings
Mon May 14, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Probably a very silly question, sorry.
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Probably a very silly question, sorry.

I'm making some Saxon/late Viking clothing. I've been using the guidelines issued by Regia/The Vike (which are practically identical) and they show you how to do it pretty basically. Rectangular piece for the body, hole for head, two pieces for sleeves etc. Is this how they were originally made? I'd...
by Random Mumblings
Sun May 13, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

sales.ana.users.btopenworld.com If I recall youa re doing viking stuff annas machined at the botom of the page the ones you mnetion I would simply burn if anybosy turned up with them in my group oh and they are wrong for vike as unfortunately are morgans I think Thanks Nige. And everyone else who h...
by Random Mumblings
Sat May 12, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

If you can sew, Dave Rushworth does a booklet on making turnshoes - we made the children's shoes for the first couple of seasons from this leaflet on a sewing machine, using soft hand bag type leather , with a sheepskin inner sole for warmth and well dubbinsed. . I've had a google but the website I...
by Random Mumblings
Sat May 12, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated

http://www.historic-shoes.co.uk/ Has anyone bought from these people? Have our entire family (5 of us) to kit out and they are cheap. I don't mind if they only last this season, we are new to re-enactment and don't want to spend more than necessary in the first instance IYKWIM? Thanks
by Random Mumblings
Sat May 12, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking/saxon shoe makers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2629

Shhhh. I need to come somewhere for serious conversation. What? WHAT! We are betrayed! Betrayedddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd I'm sorry, do I know you? I've never seen this man before in my life, perhaps I have an interweb stalker or something. I am a serious, responsible grown up who woul...
by Random Mumblings
Sat May 12, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking/saxon shoe makers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2629

Nigel wrote:would suggest anna for her off the peg ones cheap as chips in standard sizes

google for anna period shoes


Thank you, will google.

They look fine, what about this place?:
http://www.historic-shoes.co.uk/ Kids shoes there are really reasonably priced.
by Random Mumblings
Sat May 12, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking/saxon shoe makers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2629

chrisanson wrote:allo Random,
you found this place then?
:wink:


Shhhh. I need to come somewhere for serious conversation.
by Random Mumblings
Sat May 12, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking/saxon shoe makers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2629

Viking/saxon shoe makers?

Hi. Newbie here, wannabe saxon/vike. Can anyone help with online vike/saxon shoemaker person? Our first season so don't want to spend fortunes, especially as have 5 people to kit out.

Ta
Random.

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