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by Lady Willows Retinue
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon re enacting group in west dorset
Replies: 15
Views: 5111

We originally took up Roman reenactment over a decade ago because of our two boys (one young teen & one under 10). Now they have grown up they no longer join us, but look down on the misbehaviour of their embarrassing parents as we do both Roman & Medieval without them (yippee). Growin old d...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 22836

We have a jig very similar to that made by Lucy. Ours was from another well-known archery product outlet (no adverts) - virtually the same. We only bought that because we didnt know Lucy sold them too. We know they are not entirely authentic, but they are the best product for making arrows with long...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: thick cotton saxon cloak
Replies: 29
Views: 6527

have a look in the yellow pages if there is a petting zoo near you (where the kiddies go & feed the furries & stroke them, but no one eats them), or try somewhere like Cosmeston perhaps. However, having the wool spun & woven will be expensive. As for the leather, as said before you can u...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Ponderosa Battle Of Wakefield 1460
Replies: 13
Views: 3461

Looked like good weather too for once.
Shame we couldn't make it this weekend.
Let's hope the better weather trend lasts for Boddy
by Lady Willows Retinue
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: thick cotton saxon cloak
Replies: 29
Views: 6527

I wold also agree that there would be a possibility, even if you have strong vegan convictions, of getting wool woven from pet sheep, or perhaps from sheep kept at one of the heritage parks (such as Cosmeston perhaps), as these are obviously kept for the purpose of upkeeping ancient breeds & not...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Split unjoined hose pattern
Replies: 11
Views: 2953

Colin Middleton wrote:The groin bends in far too many directions at once!

Is that a boast?
Or perhaps like most men an admission that you have totally no control over that area?
by Lady Willows Retinue
Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6064

Oh... And if you have to use the portaloos, always go for the disabled ones. ....particularly if wearing Roman lorica segmentata. I recall many years ago at Caerleon (when they celebrated the 30 yr anniversary of the ESG combined with an event for the Museum) that a rather large foreign reenactor (...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6064

In view of this discussion, I would also recommend an ample supply of imodium, taken as a precaution, to minimise the possibility of any potty disasters. Also, of an entirely unauthentic camping potty of your own, hidden inside your tent, to avoid the unpleasant experience of a communal protaloo tha...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newby questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3568

Jim Nigels advice re take patterns from old clothes, try out roughs in old/crap material (perhaps even use old sheets) to get patterns. Medieval tailor's Assistant is wrong period, but will give you an idea for making a block to fit you. Sydney Jones library may have a copy, but PM if they dont (I'm...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Shoe Care
Replies: 18
Views: 2871

Thrud wrote:I always sleep in mine as well so they tend to dry out over night if they got wet during the day, also good for emergency toilet trips.


Eeeeeew, That will make them all soggy - it'd be better in an emergency to find a nearby tree.

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