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by BrendanGrif
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wanted joined hose pattern
Replies: 32
Views: 4252

I used the pattern guide in the Medieval Tailors Assistant and it worked well enough - as in I had never made *any* hose before and over the course of the afternoon managed to create a fitted set having first made a toille. Whatever about the pinning the cutting is where it becomes a matter of trust...
by BrendanGrif
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Boots etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 5975

the stepping through time book defines "boots" (or type 95s as they like to call them) as an item of footware "an item of high footwear without a closure" i.e. no laces, buckles etc as a means of fastening, though they are ok for tightening (except for the specific exception already mentioned). As a...
by BrendanGrif
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

the book "Sheaths and Scabbards in England AD400-1100" available from oxbow books might be help - in a tangental sort of way.

It gives a lot of info on the sizes of sheaths and scabbards etc.

Its not an easy read though - very academic.

Brendan
by BrendanGrif
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Boots etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 5975

The "stepping though time" book does list boots from C13 on; including a one off set with 10 buckles(!) which was probably considered vulgar by everyone except the person who owned them. There are some distinctive features that evolved based on timeline and might date the boots. If I remember correc...