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by purple peril
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 79755

Ta. You look pretty good in yours too :)
by purple peril
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 79755

Looking quite pleased with new corset last year :)
by purple peril
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: More Lanark 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1946

Excellent. Wish I'd managed to go :(
by purple peril
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Links and Resource Directory
Replies: 27
Views: 26851

by purple peril
Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Divines for Coutil
Replies: 20
Views: 3508

Eric Having trouble getting your website to work at the moment... Libby Hi Libby, I can't spot a problem with it. Try http://www.chimera-costumes.co.uk/home.php Then Haberdashery shop Then choose corsetry components from the menu (top right)& hit 'search' Let me know if you still have difficulty re...
by purple peril
Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo Saxon Costumes
Replies: 18
Views: 3662

ViscontesseD'Asbeau wrote:Tablet woven one with a nice diamond pattern in Peter Collingwood's 'The Techniques of Tablet Weaving'.
Nope, just used for decoration/edging garments I'm afraid :)
by purple peril
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Annular brooches
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Also try George Easton of the Vike. His bling's amazing, he's a lovely chap and he's also willing to discuss what you're after.

http://www.viking-resources.co.uk/sauce ... easton.php
by purple peril
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo Saxon Costumes
Replies: 18
Views: 3662

Hi. Nope, no pm for me :(
by purple peril
Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo Saxon Costumes
Replies: 18
Views: 3662

I use a cloth belt, made of the same fabric as my kirtle. This can be either plain or adorned at the ends with small embroidered panels, depending on status portrayed. I've seen people wearing both leather and tablet braided belts, but for some reason, which I can't remember at this precise moment,...
by purple peril
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hainsworth factory shop, leeds
Replies: 11
Views: 3677

Thanks Debs. Trip to Leeds it is then :roll:
by purple peril
Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Olde but goode.
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

My other half introduced me to DCD when we met and I now enjoy identifying which piece of their music is being used on everything from historical documentaries to travel progs :D Astounding musical talent. Love 'em.
by purple peril
Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: New sit upon
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

OO very nice! Stakes raised, so may paint mine now :wink:
by purple peril
Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: I think I'm turning Japanese
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Hi Joolz! Lovely to meet you on Saturday.
As usual, your work is fab, you clever person! One day Trix says he hopes to commission an entire floor of tiles from you :) Have passed on the sword/fencing request so you should hear something soon.
PP
by purple peril
Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 9783

C17 lined riding coat with two full circle 'tails', scaled up directly from an original pattern, made for Trix to look swashbuckly in. Some swearing may have been involved, but it certainly looks the part with brocade waistcoat :P Oh and stirrup hose are also absolute sods to make!
by purple peril
Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 12947

Phil the Grips wrote:...and why do you think I wore the tricorn at Kelmarsh ;)
Did it work? Certainly suited you anyway :D
by purple peril
Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 12947

When I was a kid, we went on holiday to Scotland most years. One year there was some jousting at a castle nearby-still remember the sheer excitement of it all and it started me wondering then how I could do something like it. The years went by and in my late teens I found myself working in a local ...
by purple peril
Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 900-1300 A.D. Female Dress Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

Hi again Ms Pixie. Lady Cecily knows her stuff, so I hope all the advice helps. If you are interested and able to travel, the Isle of Man Viking show is on again next July and they are keen to get international re-enactors involved. It was a good bash this year, with Vikings from Russia, Poland and...
by purple peril
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 900-1300 A.D. Female Dress Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

Hi. Do you mean you are going to the week-long Viking re-enactment on the Isle of Man which begins this coming weekend? If so, you are really leaving it a bit late asking about costume ;) However, I guess it's just a coincidence and that you are just looking into it for a persona...so if that's the ...
by purple peril
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Mediaeval Tiles
Replies: 17
Views: 4686

Hi Joolz, pm sent :)
by purple peril
Sun May 28, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Mediaeval Tiles
Replies: 17
Views: 4686

I must have met you then, because we came up for a bit to watch the mudlarks! Can't say I remember what you look like tho :)
by purple peril
Fri May 26, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Mediaeval Tiles
Replies: 17
Views: 4686

Hi Joolz, Trixie the Viking and I know Steve and the Brancepeth lot pretty well and have been to many of their Medieval Christmas celebrations over the past few years. Do we know you? We live in Meadowfield. Lovely tiles btw :D
by purple peril
Mon May 22, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 5533

Get well soon....and I still want to employ you full time when I win the lottery :wink:
by purple peril
Thu May 11, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothing
Replies: 42
Views: 10107

Hi Thor. Hope you and the family are well? Give us some more details of your book and I'll post them on the Vike mailing list too.
by purple peril
Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Venetian 14th/15thC silly hats
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Look quite Brian Froud-esque. Very nice :)
by purple peril
Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: silk velvet
Replies: 20
Views: 3667

Luigi Bevilacqua's fabric porn site...mmmmmm.
by purple peril
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Farmers Markets,Food Fayres etc in your area
Replies: 27
Views: 6016

Hi Andy T. Not hijacking, just interested in these familiar locations you've mentioned as Mother comes from Gilberdyke! Cheers, PP.
by purple peril
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I just bought this
Replies: 30
Views: 5840

Hello, yes that arrangement works pretty well for the reasons already stated by Lady C, and if I had double chins it would probably hide them too :shock:

A tip though...pins, lots of pins...particularly when it's windy. Oh, that would be all the time then :?
by purple peril
Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 24574

Speaking as someone largely self-taught, who has never done costume-making on a large scale (and thus have never been any kind of competition for the likes of Dawn/ Debs, et al), I've never been very good at pricing my work to reflect the worth of what's gone into making it all, so this discussion h...
by purple peril
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothing
Replies: 42
Views: 10107