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by lucy the tudor
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 14th century re-enactment group Wellingborough\Northampton
Replies: 19
Views: 7113

Re: 14th century re-enactment group Wellingborough\Northampt

The first posting was waiting for approval- the human spam filter, you are good to go now. Welcome to the Forum, Lucy (mod)
by lucy the tudor
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2816

Re: 1400 buttons

Most welcome Sir, lovely to meet you.
We had a most useful show, thanks, bank account healthier and all that.
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm really ready for the season to start now, I want to be out in the fields with some campfires and a beer tent ASAP, it has felt like a long Winter.
by lucy the tudor
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 12716

Re: Leeds armouries question

Biro wrote:Oo - what's going on at the Leeds Armoury?

I was thinking of having a day out over there sometime over the spring.....




http://www.royalarmouries.org/events/ev ...

Look at April

Should get you there.
by lucy the tudor
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Declaration of a Republic of North East Victoria
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

Re: Declaration of a Republic of North East Victoria

We're not really a genealagy site per se, but we do have a lot of people who know lots of useful stuff, so you never know...
Welcome to the forum.
by lucy the tudor
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 12716

Re: Leeds armouries question

I'm sure we could mobilise some of the people who aren't at a show already, and they are advertising a jousting tournament, which should bring in the tourists. I must admit I wouldn't want to do a show of this kind every Easter, as Easters at Kentwell are one of the most magical times- I usually wor...
by lucy the tudor
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 12716

Re: Leeds armouries question

Drat, just checked the booking for the name of the Travelodge, and it's a Premier Inn ( they're all the same, aren't they?) Leeds City West, Premier Inn. Worked out a good price for us, and the parking is free when you're there, it's just still worth our taking the parking in town as four of us on t...
by lucy the tudor
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 12716

Re: Leeds armouries question

We're doing it, and have booked a travelodge a few miles away for the weekend, to save parking costs we'll probably get set up early on the Saturday morning, so if you wanted to stay at the same one we could give two people a lift in our bus on Saturday and Sunday, meaning only needing to park in to...
by lucy the tudor
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Tobacconalia
Replies: 10
Views: 6934

Re: Tobacconalia

They are absolutely beautiful work, well done that man! 8-)
by lucy the tudor
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: anglo-saxon bone working
Replies: 8
Views: 4106

Re: anglo-saxon bone working

Just ordered a copy, thanks Medicus for the tip- the original is currently £220 second hand on Amazon, so the Ashmolean offer is well worth knowing about.
by lucy the tudor
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: anglo-saxon bone working
Replies: 8
Views: 4106

Re: anglo-saxon bone working

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=working+with+bone+

Sorry I just love that site...
by lucy the tudor
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2816

Re: 1400 buttons

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by lucy the tudor
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2816

Re: 1400 buttons

:angel: :wink:
by lucy the tudor
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2816

Re: 1400 buttons

Cloth ball buttons are so easy to make, if a little time consuming, you could offer to make the buttons for your costumier, if you weren't making the whole garment, as a cost saving exercise. Whilst not everyone can make a full cote beautifully, almost anyone with working fingers and eyes can get go...
by lucy the tudor
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Plantagenet Events NEW event
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: Plantagenet Events NEW event

We will look to our schedules...
by lucy the tudor
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Getting 'properly' into it
Replies: 36
Views: 7984

Re: Getting 'properly' into it

Hmmm,
Learn how to make arrows, your fellows will love you, the visitors will be fascinated, and if you get really good at it, you will be run off your feet?
by lucy the tudor
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th c washing up
Replies: 9
Views: 2549

Re: 15th c washing up

Wood ash on it's own cuts the grease, and is often used at Kentwell for washing out the big cauldrons on the sotlers stations. Mare's tails also used a lot, one of our number used small pine cones too- very effective at getting the lumpy bits off...
by lucy the tudor
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Victorians Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 4377

Re: Victorians Wanted

Morning Lucy, moved your topic to societies, where people look for joining groups etc, reenactors wanted is mainly for offering work to people. Have left you a shadow there, to redirect.
Lucy (mod)
by lucy the tudor
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16278

Re: Chimera Costumes

I would say, the main issue people seem to have, is that more orders were taken on, and monies taken for them, when things were already in crisis. This was a gamble on the trader in question being able to get back up to speed. No one is doubting that the lady has hit a crisis in her life, and that i...
by lucy the tudor
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rivetting Points
Replies: 21
Views: 5166

Re: Rivetting Points

Oddly enough, lots of people given the choice of woven, for a comparatively small difference in price considering the time difference in the making, still choose the lucetted.
by lucy the tudor
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16278

Re: Chimera Costumes

That's a shame, no one wins when it ends that way.
by lucy the tudor
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan ruff suppliers UK?
Replies: 10
Views: 4445

Re: Elizabethan ruff suppliers UK?

I have been known to make them, what style are you going for? ( full width "head on a plate" with pinned ruffles and with or without lace/blackwork, full width as before but with stitched ruffles, narrower, modern cheat with fishing line to stiffen the ruffles? Or of course any variation i...
by lucy the tudor
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tatton
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

Re: Tatton

We'd like to come and play again, please. 8-)
Always a highlight of our year.
by lucy the tudor
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My Norman wedding
Replies: 5
Views: 2677

Re: My Norman wedding

You look beautiful, really jolly flowers and a gentle smile- a fine combination. 8-)
by lucy the tudor
Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden Ram Rod type things
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Wooden Ram Rod type things

Is it something you would like with a handle, or some such, in ash dowel, for a little more flex?
If you want some specially made, pm me the details of what they should be and I will make some up on approval. Always glad to add a new line, stops life getting boring.
by lucy the tudor
Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing Leather
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Sewing Leather

The Identity Store are a good source of leather needles and linen thread.
I use an awl to make the holes for the stitching first too, it will make your life easier, they don't cost more than a few quid for a starter version.

http://www.theidentitystore.co.uk/
by lucy the tudor
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Venetian breeches
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Re: Venetian breeches

I wholeheartedly agree re the toile- not cutting Mr Peachey wools until you are sure is a wise thing.
They are lovely, and well worth the time getting the end result just right. 8-)
by lucy the tudor
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Venetian breeches
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Re: Venetian breeches

Hi Adam, I think it would probably be fair to say people are reticent about answering because it helps so much to see you in the kit, and see how it moves to see where this problem lies. It may be that you haven't allowed enough room in the crotch area to let the venetians move with you ( now that's...
by lucy the tudor
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 18866

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Ah, but the gentleman in question is such a floozy, so has to limit the number of places he stands for his debauchery, or he'd never get round the market.
He looks all innocent in those tweeds, but I don't believe it for a moment.
by lucy the tudor
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 18866

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

You could have lingered after molesting me from behind on Saturday. As it was, I was left feeling distinctly...used. I would willingly have stayed and pestered you more, but the other man was stuck on the stall, and I had been gone for at least half an hour. One has to balance debauchery with pract...
by lucy the tudor
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 18866

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Blimey, good firm buttocks, and he's brilliant with brasswork...

That is beautiful.

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