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by lucy the tudor
Thu May 31, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I need 13th Century hairpins
Replies: 8
Views: 3234

Re: I need 13th Century hairpins

Thanks Jackie. My pins come in three thicknesses, from "really thin- authenty but bendy" through "normally thin- bit stronger, minimal hole in cloth" to thick as a bit more thick thing- bends less, bigger hole in your linens". All at £1 each. Either with the bald coil of bra...
by lucy the tudor
Sun May 27, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 4 and 20 Blackbirds May Day at Holkham
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

Re: 4 and 20 Blackbirds May Day at Holkham

Looking good!
Rather atmospheric. 8-)
by lucy the tudor
Sun May 27, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Family's first run out :)
Replies: 6
Views: 2399

Re: Family's first run out :)

There's mischief in that pretty little lady's eyes... :D
You all look lovely, well done with the kit.
by lucy the tudor
Wed May 23, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: knitting
Replies: 6
Views: 2252

Re: knitting

No crochet, or "nun's work" in this time period, as far as the books I have read on the subject go, knitting fine though, lovely book being " A history of hand knitting ", by Richard rutt, Bishop of Leicester. This shows a lovely polyptich of Our Lady Knitting, painted by Thomas ...
by lucy the tudor
Mon May 21, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 3968

Re: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)

That will be fine. 8-) Thanks
by lucy the tudor
Mon May 21, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 3968

Re: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)

Yes please, if you could add lucythetudor@gmail.com it would be a blessing, as my website still links to the old email address, guiltily I have been thinking of it as an initiative test- if they really want me, they use the phone number, which is still right, but I'm fairly sure this isn't a good bu...
by lucy the tudor
Mon May 21, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 3968

Re: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)

I do have a web address, but due to rank inefficiency on my part, it is not something I wish people to link to...hasn't been maintained in four years, and doesn't reflect what I do now. :$
by lucy the tudor
Mon May 21, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: from good to worse
Replies: 9
Views: 2736

Re: from good to worse

Sometimes referred to as "over egging the bacon". You have my sypmathy. I've done this so often in real life, thankfully I'm sooo dreadful at sewing, etc. that my kit doesn't get too much chance of "improvement" either way. And can anyone tell me why it's "over egging the b...
by lucy the tudor
Sat May 19, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 3968

Re: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)

The Lord and Master says "Yes", so we'd like to trade just on the Sunday, please.
by lucy the tudor
Fri May 18, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: building a bronze age boat for Time Team
Replies: 13
Views: 10070

Re: building a bronze age boat for Time Team

I bet the first one the people made all those years ago had some teething problems too, she looks absolutely beautiful, and a lot learned from the project too.
Well done, now then,after a few weeks to sleep it off, what tweaks needed to keep the beauty afloat?
by lucy the tudor
Wed May 09, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Female headcoverings
Replies: 4
Views: 3127

Re: Female headcoverings

According to Sara Thursfield, in the Medieval tailor's assistant,for the simplest versions to do,you would want either a knotted kerchief- either 70cm square, knot the two adjacent corners at the back of the head and allow the rest to fall back over the knot ( can pin to hair), or 70 cm by 120 cm kn...
by lucy the tudor
Tue May 01, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies
Replies: 15
Views: 8660

Re: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies

As far as I'm aware, teasels were used to comb over fulled woven wool cloth,to give the smooth look, this was then trimmed or shaved for a fine finish. Actually doing the same de tangling with teasels has proved very difficult when I tried it- they disintegrate even when fresh, if strained too much....
by lucy the tudor
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies
Replies: 15
Views: 8660

Re: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies

Not at all intelligent, I'm afraid... Sorry. Approx three mm thick, when I do them in beech, if you like them thinner I can take them down to around two mm, but there is a subsequent loss of strength, so you have to handle them a little more carefully- ie not sit on them... I have nice tight grained...
by lucy the tudor
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies
Replies: 15
Views: 8660

Re: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies

Wingham are good indeed, saw them yesterday at Wonderwool, in Wales, nice people, quality kit. Most of us do use the kind of modern carders they sell, and their style of wooden drop spindles are nice for beginners to spin on too. They had not got any tablet weaving stuff on display yesterday, nor na...
by lucy the tudor
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies
Replies: 15
Views: 8660

Re: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies

There's quite a few of us do wooden tablets , drop spindles and nalebinding needles. my email address is lucythetudor@gmail.com I make tablets of ash or beech, for 50p each, drop spindles of wood for £5 and nalebinding needles in bone or box wood for £2 Carders are a bit harder to find, Daegrad do s...
by lucy the tudor
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15thC Bras.
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: 15thC Bras.

Yep, they either clash with a big market, or a "compulsory attendance" at Kentwell date.
We'd love to go... :(
by lucy the tudor
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Riveted mail
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

Re: Riveted mail

Cap a Pie does really make nice stuff... 8-)
by lucy the tudor
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Riveted mail
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

Re: Riveted mail

You could try a posting in Buy and sell, as wanted, giving your size, and see if anyone maille they could be gently parted from. In general, good, rivetted, doesn't come cheap- it takes a lot of stuff to make, and a goodly amount of time and skill, but nothing ventured, nothing gained, it's worth a ...
by lucy the tudor
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 3968

Re: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)

lovely, thanks, will have a word with the Lord and Master before confirming properly- poor chap thought he was getting away with an actual weekend off... :angel:
by lucy the tudor
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 3968

Re: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)

Hmmm, will be coming back that way from a family wedding on the Sunday...
How would it be if we traded Sunday only?
by lucy the tudor
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 12706

Re: Leeds armouries question

Either Friday pm or Saturday from 7am. Opens at 10.
If you haven't heard anything yet, it may well be worth giving Kate Humble a call on 0113 2201996, just to check nothing has gone astray.
Tall vehicles need special parking arrangements, etc.
Look forward to seeing you there, Sir!
by lucy the tudor
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Going Tudor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2631

Re: Going Tudor?

I make and sell all those items, but how quickly did you need them- my order book is healthy just now...?
by lucy the tudor
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Going Tudor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2631

Re: Going Tudor?

Seconding Sally, apron ,coif and partlet will make all the difference. All use minimal fabric and sewing.
What rough date are you aiming for with the Tudor? ( t'was only a minute or two between the end of one, and the start of the other, so clothes didn't change immediately...)
by lucy the tudor
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 12706

Re: Leeds armouries question

Teagirl wrote:Disco? Isn't that illegal, now?


If it isn't it should be- encouraging children to dress up in odd clothing and do things in public that died out long ago...
Wouldn't catch me getting my kids involved in any embarrassing hobbies like that :?
by lucy the tudor
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: anglo-saxon bone working
Replies: 8
Views: 4106

Re: anglo-saxon bone working

'Tis now already my precious.
Taa. 8-)
by lucy the tudor
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 12706

Re: Leeds armouries question

I've got first dibs on the elephant.
by lucy the tudor
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C pliers
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Re: 15th C pliers

Try

http://www.wielandforge.co.uk/index.php/site/

it is working for me OK, and perfectly happy to be asked Bydand, Jason is a friend, and a brilliant craftsman, happy to send anyone his way for both reasons.
by lucy the tudor
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 12706

Re: Leeds armouries question

I'm thinking they are doing their best, if people don't come it will not be their fault...
I think it will just be a market for MOPs more than reenactors, with some locals who aren't booked for a show popping in. That is not always a bad thing, and the museum itself is fabulous.
by lucy the tudor
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C pliers
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Re: 15th C pliers

Jason from Wieland also makes nice ones
by lucy the tudor
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 12706

Re: Leeds armouries question

Though I suspect you may well be right, I very much hope you are wrong. I have booked and paid for the show, and the hotel. I am planning on making a greater preponderance of those things which sell well to MOPs, than I do usually. Of course it does mean, if none of the rest of you turn up, I get fi...

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