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by lucy the tudor
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Hobby horse
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

of course.......

Of course we will be happy to do commissions for stuff, such as boxes, if you know pretty much what you want, we can talk about how much it would cost. We have in the planning stage ideas for smaller work boxes, of good solid construction- a winter job to get them into production and hopefully ready...
by lucy the tudor
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Hobby horse
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Blackwork, I wish.....

Cheers, oh quiet one. I wish I could start the blackwork, but I have a sale to go to at Eastbury Manor at the beginning of December, so have to do some more practical stuff just now (AGAIN). I have to pretend to be a grown up and all responsible or they will realise I am having far too much fun runn...
by lucy the tudor
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Hobby horse
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Thankyou

Thanks for that, I had considered doing a wooden version, it may appeal more to folk who want their kids to play in muddy fields............ 8)
by lucy the tudor
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Collars and cuffs (the sort you find 'pon shifts!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3016

Nice work

Lovely black work, subtle but well proportioned. I look forward to seeing you in it in 1588...... :D
Lucy
by lucy the tudor
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Hobby horse
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Hobby horse

http://www.lucythetudor.co.uk/horse%20ridden%20small.jpg http://www.lucythetudor.co.uk/horse%20front%20small.jpg http://www.lucythetudor.co.uk/horse%20rear%20small.jpg A while ago there was a thread about medieval hobby horses, I had started to make one.......it went wrong and was shelved for a lit...
by lucy the tudor
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7240

But surely........

But surely I am not the only one who will admit to going into the Adults only section of a trader's tent at this year's Rood Fayre! The gentleman had several beautiful wooden carved items and the textual evidence to justify their production. He also had a great knowledge of very rude road and villag...
by lucy the tudor
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: York Memorandum Books
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

wow

What a great source of language and fascinating snippets.....Thankyou :D
Lucy
by lucy the tudor
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Blackwork
Replies: 55
Views: 7737

does that mean.....

Next Friday......does that mean you are coming to the NLHF ?
It will be nice to see you, if you are :D
Lucy
by lucy the tudor
Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Blackwork
Replies: 55
Views: 7737

good stuff

Seriously nice work, oh silent one!
You are making me want to have a go at Blackwork now, which is not fair as I have far too much stuff to do before NLHF to be having fun with a needle....
You may have to be gentry soon, just to show off the pretty thistles.
:D
Lucy
by lucy the tudor
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 14050

logic goes out the window.....

We had a strange one at an event, the lady looking at a leather bag with a bone fastening, asked if it was real bone. Then she looked doubtfully at her daughter, for whom she was considering buying the bag. I asked if the bone was a problem, she nodded sadly, "Is she a vegetarian?", nodded...
by lucy the tudor
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Scary very Scary
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

quite right.....

I know, I know! Really just the late night wanderings of a middle aged housewife with Jack Sparrow yearnings. The thoughtful looking one with the long hair and a kilt led me astray momentarily...........hmmmm. Bikes and loud music too......reminds me of a slightly miss spent youth, I must grow up. (...
by lucy the tudor
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Scary very Scary
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

oooh err!

Good job I am married to a handsome chap with a beard, or a gal might be tempted to move North, well, more North, am a bit North already. :oops:
by lucy the tudor
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What's this hat made of?
Replies: 19
Views: 2668

Zoom great, result aw shucks.....

Oh well, at least I learned about the zoom function! I had only seen a small copy of this picture and had thought it was too smooth to be fur. I agree that in close up it has to be fur.
It will still be an interesting project in felt, and a lot cheaper than ermine.....
:oops:
lucy
by lucy the tudor
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What's this hat made of?
Replies: 19
Views: 2668

Ooh! I'd forgotten this one....

I had thought this would be an interesting felting project, idly once, as you do, then forgotten all about it.
It would be a fun one to make when I should be doing something more easily sold.........
My lad wanted to do some felting this afternoon after school, maybe it's a sign.
:wink:
Lucy
by lucy the tudor
Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 14050

Good point, deviant shrub, but......

I agree that sheep were valuable as wool in distant times, (if not in our present days of low wool values to the poor upland farmers), but it didn't stop people eating them. This would surely have at least fairly often released a whole skin, and indeed bones and horns which we use for other things. ...
by lucy the tudor
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 14050

o.k I give in.......

Ermmm, sorry, not having got into having enough cash for dead animals for floor coverings yet, I have not researched what was used (really fancy a boar skin with hooves to scare the school kids when I can afford it but.....) So, just in case any other innocent also hasn't worked out why not as well,...
by lucy the tudor
Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

photos

Lovely pictures Claire, we didn't get chance to go into the castle so it was lovely to see how gorgeous it is on the inside too. Worrying shot of strange woman playing with your new loom though, vanity is a terrible thing, but I never knew I looked that daft when I'm concentrating, no wonder Rob lau...
by lucy the tudor
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval sewing kit - needles?
Replies: 11
Views: 3855

medieval needles.....

Not one to miss an opportunity.........If you are interested I sell copper alloy (brass that is in modern parlance, easily available sort of copper alloy) hand made needles. Mine have mostly a slightly extended round hole i.e. sort of a slit. As in fact do my bone needles, both of which should be ac...
by lucy the tudor
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: eating knives
Replies: 15
Views: 2596

eating knives

There are lots of pictorial references in the Tudor period to eating knives worn on belts by both sexes,rich and poor. Just to start you off, Lucas Van Leyden "Susannah and the two elders" 1505-8 there is a knife at the belt of the kneeling man, "St. Anne the virgin and the Jesus chil...

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