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by Simon_Diment
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 35305

Tuppence PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:27 pm Quote: Cotton was not a widely available resource as previously mentioned, in Conquest, as far as I am aware, silk is restricted in usage, medium ranks may have some edging while those more senior may have silk items. Whilst not wishing to get into an a...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 35305

GuyofBurgundy PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:03 pm Post subject: I must say some of those pictures immediately make me sigh; some of the NW groups in my absence managed to accumulate the worlds worst kit in a very, very short space of time; which is now being systematically overhauled/retired. Some...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 35305

Ariarnia Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:34 pm Post subject: *shrug* I'm the sister of the Earl of Chester and the wife of the Royal Castellan of Ludlow/Lord of the Marches (period and show dependant) . I have a cotton underdress. GuyofBurgundy Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:34 pm Post subject: -----------...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 35305

*shrug* I'm the sister of the Earl of Chester and the wife of the Royal Castellan of Ludlow/Lord of the Marches (period and show dependant) . I have a cotton underdress. I have a silk undertunic for my very posh kit ( court costume ), otherwise it's linen for me. Rank is based on experience and sup...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 35305

Why the determined stance for cotton when evidence leads us to believe it would be the realm of the rich at the earliest period of importing it into the UK? You are far safer with linens or wool which may be bought at more than reasonable prices from traders such as Herts Fabrics and Bernie the Bolt...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Had To Show Off...
Replies: 36
Views: 8523

Hi Froggy Not a bad start at all matey :D The helm would put you at either the cutting edge of technology for the late C12th or looking slightly dated for the C13th - either way you need to lengthen the sleeves of you hauberk, as a knight if you afford the canines danglies for a helm you can afford ...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Stonewall Jackson
Replies: 13
Views: 4039

Either that's a false beard or you have a very interesting graying process :lol:

Welcome to the madhouse :D
by Simon_Diment
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Norman buckles
Replies: 10
Views: 4424

Kryštof PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:36 pm Post subject: Thank you very much for your answer. P.S.: I am only 15 years old and allas I don't access to history sources of information. Beyond I in Czech republic don't nearly no possibilites find any lowdowns for Normans Smile In which case I wish m...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Norman buckles
Replies: 10
Views: 4424

I think what Nigel was trying to say is that you should first be attempting your own research rather than relying on other peoples hard work, most people are very protective of their own efforts especially traders who earn money as a result. many of us have to trawl through archaeological reports an...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Finished (ish) at last! My new late 12C scabbard
Replies: 15
Views: 3770

Nigel Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:58 am Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Simon_Diment wrote: Congraulations Biro, that's a lovely job well that time spent at Leek doesn't appear to ahve been wasted on him does it Time spent with people w...
by Simon_Diment
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Finished (ish) at last! My new late 12C scabbard
Replies: 15
Views: 3770

Congraulations Biro, that's a lovely job :D
by Simon_Diment
Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Preparing fabric
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

I pre-wash everything before I put a pattern or scissors anywhere near it, then it's ironed ready to lay out on the table for working on.

It's the only time you'll catch me ironing anything unless it's for an interview or funeral etc. :P
by Simon_Diment
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scots DID wear KILTS.. PRE-1600 by a long way
Replies: 95
Views: 21508

Come on guys, surely the best way to act would be to ignore the re-enactor baiting and try to remain open minded :D If Arkadian can find some primary evidence then all well and good, let's face it he shows no signs of going quietly into the night. :shock: btw I know of a well published historian who...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudorbethan suit.
Replies: 35
Views: 5150

gregory23b Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:18 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lid "That last pic makes you look just a bit like Paul Newman." Oh please, any more and he will need an elasticated hat and we will need a large bucket. If anyt...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New re-enactment group in Edinburgh
Replies: 32
Views: 8621

Good luck Guthrie :D

Biro is one of the chaps from Dawn of Chivalry, not sure who Quinch is but I have an idea.

Cheers

Simon
by Simon_Diment
Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Birthday prezzie
Replies: 18
Views: 3575

Malvoisin
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:09 am Post subject:
Oooo. Very pretty! Very Happy

I think "gf" would agree, It'd look even prettier attached to one of these! Wink
That's not funny - she laughed and clapped - you are in imminent danger of pushing your luck matey boy :twisted:
by Simon_Diment
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Birthday prezzie
Replies: 18
Views: 3575

nerf herder
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:54 pm Post subject:
TART!!!
Yep, that's me :D
Nigel
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:05 pm Post subject:
not seen that one yet
'tis the one you saw at Lanark Nige

Thanks Annis, it is 8)
by Simon_Diment
Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Birthday prezzie
Replies: 18
Views: 3575

Birthday prezzie

Thanks to some skullduggery between my fab gf and a certain Toby from Conquest aka Henry Somerset of the Silver Wyvern here is my birthday present :D It's a copy of the C13th original held in the British Museum ( M&ME AF.2683 ) and contains the same gemstones; rubies and sapphires: Isn't it a beauty...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15thc doublet buttons help
Replies: 41
Views: 4751

Nigel Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:26 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- a conquest secret weapon the proprietor of the silver wyvern posts on here as henry somerset And I shall be posting some piccies of his latest creation soon - otherw...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lamellar (sorry if spelt wrong..)
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Armchair armoury do plates for lamellar:

http://www.armchair-armoury.co.uk/plate_scale.htm

Cheers

Simon
by Simon_Diment
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Looking for a Roman re-enactment group around Nottingham
Replies: 12
Views: 5401

Mark GRaves Joined: 03 Oct 2005 Posts: 74 Location: Nottingham Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:27 am Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- University of Nottingham, or Nottingham trent? - the University of Nottingham has a living history society (...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Looking for a Roman re-enactment group around Nottingham
Replies: 12
Views: 5401

Conquest have several members in Nottingham itself with a few more not too far away, Regia have a Norman group based in Notts and a Viking group(s) in Derby. Otherwise you have the Dogs of War and Team Falchion - I'm not aware of any Roman types lurking in the vicinity though sorry.
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Legwear
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Hi Philip Welcome to the madhouse :lol: Depends what you mean by chausses, to most of us that is the term for mail leg armour. If that's the case then you could try get Dressed for Battle or GDFB for short: http://www.gdfb.co.uk/acatalog/Style_code_4.html But on the other hand you mean hose, as in h...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 78758

Templar Order disolved in 1312 btw, just to add my small piece to this. :lol: Most of us take this very seriously as a HOBBY, we don't have to do anything we would prefer not to - it's down to personal choices. A lot of people involved with this hobby spend a great deal of time in personal research ...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: British history 800 -1100AD -books?
Replies: 10
Views: 3939

Ah, in which case these were included in a reading list for one of my modules last year: The Anglo Saxon Chronicles - good if you want to get confused ! Welch, M - English Heritage Book of Anglo-Saxon England. 1992 Wilson, DM- The Northern World: The history and heritage of Northern Europe AD400-110...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: British history 800 -1100AD -books?
Replies: 10
Views: 3939

Try to be a little more specific if you can, are you looking for: A. General books on the period. B. Books on the Late Saxon (Englisc - or however it's spelled :lol: ) period. C. Viking History. D. Foundation of Normandy and expansion. E. All of the above. If you're after general books then I'd try ...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen or linen/cotton suppliers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Herts Fabrics - they're one of the forum banner sponsors, a more helpful and pleasant family you'd be hard to find - tell them what period you're looking at and they'll steer you to the stuff you actually want.
by Simon_Diment
Sat May 12, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historic-shoes.co.uk? Updated
Replies: 34
Views: 5675

PM'd you.

Cheers

Simon
by Simon_Diment
Sat May 12, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 44479

Did I mention that Conquest openly encourage our ladies to shoot as women as part of the demonstration? It's only during mass battles (non-EH) that they have to dress as men.
by Simon_Diment
Fri May 11, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 44479

guthrie PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 5:05 pm Post subject: I'd also suggest asking about whether the bow was made the correct way around. As far as I can recall (And I cant find the book I need to check up) the g reat thing about yew for bows is that, when cut from the correct part of the tree, it ...