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by red razors
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Towels?
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

that tub looks a little too small for my backside... :?
by red razors
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making hose
Replies: 21
Views: 3069

yeah, i knew if i just said "hose" it would cause confusion; thought the addition of [the admittedly vague] "stockings" would clarify it a little. have checked out sally's ones and they look great; i just have notions about attempting to make at least one version of stuff i buy :...
by red razors
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making hose
Replies: 21
Views: 3069

all this advice is much appreciated! :) viscountess - for hose, i mean tudor. i'll get some knitted stockings too but i'd like to have some ones i made myself. i'm a bit clueless when it comes to wool types... i know twill -vs- tabby but i couldn't tell you if the wool i have is a melton, worsted, b...
by red razors
Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making hose
Replies: 21
Views: 3069

ah, right. i just have SOOOOO much wool and if i knew what i was to look for it might prevent me having to buy some more. which would be an utter tragedy, as well you know ;)
by red razors
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making hose
Replies: 21
Views: 3069

making hose

just wondering, can anyone who has already made cloth hose [as in stockings] tell me if there's a particular kind of wool that would be best? or do i just need something thin and soft?
by red razors
Mon May 26, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Snide £20s , be aware they are very very good
Replies: 13
Views: 2917

i have no idea if english notes are like this, but old irish notes and the euro ones have it so i imagine the principle holds. if you run a fingernail over the areas that look like woodblock, you should be able to feel ridges. most fakes can't do that.
by red razors
Wed May 14, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To toile, or not to toile.....
Replies: 21
Views: 3021

errrrr, i say wing it lol! i made a toile for my kirtle bodice, and when i cut and pinned the real fabric, it was all wrong :roll:
by red razors
Wed May 07, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more rockingham 08 pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 5269

by red razors
Fri May 02, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you indicate you are ill with an infectious disease?
Replies: 22
Views: 2906

Malvoisin wrote:Could the term "a dose of the clap" as in a STD have it origins in the clapper/bell thing?

computer says no...


[well, wikipedia does anyways. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_clap#Slang_terms]
by red razors
Thu May 01, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you indicate you are ill with an infectious disease?
Replies: 22
Views: 2906

the most i know about bells and clappers is that they weren't just for warning people, they were meant to attract alms too.
by red razors
Thu May 01, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you indicate you are ill with an infectious disease?
Replies: 22
Views: 2906

i can't think of a single witty riposte. sh*t :(
by red razors
Thu May 01, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you indicate you are ill with an infectious disease?
Replies: 22
Views: 2906

and you must shout, "unclean! unclean!" at every opportunity.
by red razors
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone else got sewing angst?
Replies: 31
Views: 4845

i have to [well, want to...] make tudor and landsknecht kit for rockingham. oh, and let out the sides of my viking kit because i have gotten a little too plump for it :oops: i have 9 days [only one of them a complete day, since i work]. i feel several all-nighters coming on...
by red razors
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 7465

exactly. i was actually discussing it recently. i know we are short on reenactors [and such] in general, but surely a bit of investment in clothing and training isn't such a hard thing to do? it's a bit depressing.
by red razors
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 7465

There is a range of public interraction amongst interpreters... Without knowing the policy of that particular site it is a little unfair to criticise. ok, that is a fair point to make. i suppose i am just allergic to first person; it makes me quite uncomfortable. i must also concede that at least t...
by red razors
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 7465

the visitors need to be able to, and be encouraged to, suspend their disbelief. see, i think that was the issue more than anything. she was one of a handful of costumed interpreters we saw during several hours there [the only one we had any real interaction with], and after talking with us for nigh...
by red razors
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 7465

First person makes me cringe on every level. I hate trying to do it and I hate seeing it done. me too. there is something about first person that offends me [if that is the right word]. i do think it has a place, and it works pretty great with kids, showpieces, etc, but i have never seen it done re...
by red razors
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: linen seams
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

linen seams

noone ever told me before i made my first linen underdress that linen ravels so much :) having made several more since, i have never come up with a proper way of dealing with the problem that doesn't involve the seams being turned like 3 times. i'm interested to see has anyone come up with any geniu...
by red razors
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: few more questions about tudor kit...
Replies: 7
Views: 657

thank you, much appreciated!
by red razors
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: few more questions about tudor kit...
Replies: 7
Views: 657

ok, i suppose the thing is i am starting from scratch when it comes to a lot of the tudor stuff. besides the tudor tailor [which i have], are there any books people would recommend for me to start with as regards the social/clothing history? i want to look nice [obviously :)] but do not want to star...
by red razors
Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: few more questions about tudor kit...
Replies: 7
Views: 657

i half-figured the wool was out but i was hoping to get away with it :( i have grey that i can use instead. this is what i mean by high-necked: http://www.elizabethancostume.net/bath/bathsmock2front.jpg nowhere near as fancy, obviously! but the high collar is the bit i am hoping to have.
by red razors
Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: few more questions about tudor kit...
Replies: 7
Views: 657

few more questions about tudor kit...

ok, just a couple of queries about my kit plans if people would be so kind. i don't have enough information readily available before i go cutting it out. 1) i have a tattoo on the back of my neck so i had planned on making a high-necked smock to hide it. i want middling-common; was the high neck ass...
by red razors
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

thanks, me too :)
by red razors
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

oh that's a handy date to have! i am pretty unlearned about much of anything when it comes to tudor; it's a period i've always had a big interest in but have never had the chance to do it.
by red razors
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

thanks guys :) they are just what i was looking for. annis - i was aiming more for common-ish henrician/early elizabethan so i assume the shoes will be ok for that? i don't mind machine-sewn for now, since i am only starting out on this period. tuppence - i will keep plantagenet in mind for later on...
by red razors
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1138

Tudor Shoes

so i'm starting [or planning to at least :)] tudor kit for myself. i have all the pieces in place apart from shoes. i don't want to splash excessive amounts of grade on a pair just yet; i was just wondering where to find a basic bar shoe at a reasonable price? something along the lines of what this ...
by red razors
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Military Orders
Replies: 15
Views: 2750

brendan, hoods are very easy to do! :)
by red razors
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Death to moths!
Replies: 29
Views: 4355

i find random mummified moths in my kit [and my civvies too] all the time but somehow none of it is eaten... i made some "authentic" mothballs last year - lavender oil, rosemary, thyme and cloves knotted up in muslin. when i get some serious cash i will be getting a cedar chest.
by red razors
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: obscure saints
Replies: 53
Views: 10504

One: Belong to either the Catholic, Orthodox or Eithopian Churches as none of the others make saints. technically, the church doesn't make saints, it recognises them ;) i'm pretty sure i read that there are protestant saints recognised by the catholic church, and vice versa; or should i say saints ...
by red razors
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: treating mould
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

obviously this is coming from a completely ignorant place, because i know nothing about book conservation, so feel free to pooh-pooh the idea. but maybe you could sprinkle an anti-fungal treatment like mycil powder on the book too? that might be able to get into the nooks and crannies somewhat bette...

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