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by Bevis Gittens
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?
Replies: 10
Views: 4429

Re: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?

Having been to TORM this weekend, I bought a pot of Karl's waterproofing leather food - and jolly good it is too. It comes in a small jam jar sized clay pot, with a linen cover and even a piece of hemp string to hold it on.... très authentique! It is easy to use (I was told once it is best to apply ...
by Bevis Gittens
Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 8401

Re: Breeches and hose

Actually, having just looked a bit closer, it's garbage, ignore me >.< :D The first thing I always do with 'wool' I get is pull a strand for a fraid edge and put a lighter to it.... you soon find out that the beautiful 100% wool you just bought is in fact 50% man made... nasty plastic smell and mol...
by Bevis Gittens
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?
Replies: 10
Views: 4429

Re: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?

Adam the Archer wrote:The mixture you talk of in your first post sounds like the one used by Karl Robinson


That's the fella... yes it was he I was conversing with. Does he sell it?
by Bevis Gittens
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?
Replies: 10
Views: 4429

Re: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?

Tod wrote:Lard and fish oil.


Certainly smell interesting! :sick:
by Bevis Gittens
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?
Replies: 10
Views: 4429

How to authentically waterproof shoes/boots?

Having just re waxed my tudor shoes using a modern waterproofing gunge I thought it would be nice to do it authentically - a nice activity to do in a living history too, it's amazing what the public will stand and watch you do.... Also I have heard that modern stuff can rot linen stitching but not s...
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hooks and Eyes - Where to get good ones
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: Hooks and Eyes - Where to get good ones

Annie's are fine. The key thing is to get them of the right size and gauge of wire for the job they have to do. Ask her if in doubt. Thanks John, I will. :D I need them to close my breeches at the knee - I have left a V' on the inside leg following the venetian pattern in 'The Tudor Tailor' - So I ...
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hooks and Eyes - Where to get good ones
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Hooks and Eyes - Where to get good ones

Can people recommend/comment on suitable brass hooks and eyes for my Elizabethan hose/doublet. A quick search has revealed to me: The Tudor Tailor : http://www.tudortailor.com/hooksandeyesshop.shtml Off TT website: "These hooks and eyes are hand made in England by Juliet Griffin and they are t...
by Bevis Gittens
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Suitable repro Tudor hobs
Replies: 0
Views: 1475

Suitable repro Tudor hobs

I accidentally posted this in the C17th forum, so I am reproducing it here, where I hope I might get a response? :? Can anyone tell me what a Tudor hobnail should look like? So far I have found some hand forged medieval ones at http://www.getdressedforbattle.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh003007.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a...
by Bevis Gittens
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Tudor Hobnails
Replies: 0
Views: 1325

Tudor Hobnails

Can anyone tell me what a Tudor hobnail should look like? So far I have found some hand forged medieval ones at http://www.getdressedforbattle.co.uk/acatalog/Hand_Forged_Hooks__Nails_and_Tools.html#aCK_2f1923010007 I don't want to assume that these are correct for Tudor and was wondering if there ar...
by Bevis Gittens
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 8401

Re: Breeches and hose

So what about hose? I read elsewhere on the site that 'kersey' was used for them, any idea what that is? I'd have thought most poorer people would have had knitted or woven wool. There are lots or different types of wool cloth, meaner sorts would have used russets for summer weight breeches and fri...
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 8401

Re: Breeches and hose

It is worth noting that an order for a couple of hundred coats of a certain colour could well have been then subcontracted out to other tailors by the main supplier. So the range of colours issued as 'uniform' might have been broad: different cloth from different dye houses may well have had been qu...
by Bevis Gittens
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Late Tudor Servants
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

Re: Late Tudor Servants

I have not read this book, it is one of hundreds on my Amazon wish list, but it looks quite interesting and might be the kind of thing you are after? Servants in Husbandry in Early Modern England by Ann Kussmaul Amazon Product Description: Servants in husbandry were unmarried farm workers hired on a...
by Bevis Gittens
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Late Tudor Servants
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

Re: Late Tudor Servants

I am not a member of the Tudor Group but did notice a few nice photos of what look like servat livery suits being worn at Haddon Hall event a few years ago

http://www.tudorgroup.co.uk/Galleries/Haddon_2008.html

Bevis
by Bevis Gittens
Thu May 20, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: "Push of Pike" quotes
Replies: 13
Views: 5851

Re: "Push of Pike" quotes



Perfect just what i was thinking of, I have always admired Julian's thoroughness of research on various subjects.

B
by Bevis Gittens
Tue May 18, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: De Slag Om Grolle 1627
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

De Slag Om Grolle 1627

Just stumbled across the Battle of Grolle event in the Netherlands this October - looks amazing. Sadly it is full (they have the maximum 800 re-enactors they can fit in) Has anyone been to this before? Looks like a great multi national event. Web page: http://www.slagomgrolle.nl/uk/index.html Will h...
by Bevis Gittens
Tue May 18, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: "Push of Pike" quotes
Replies: 13
Views: 5851

"Push of Pike" quotes

I know this is a real can of worms and I don't want to start a what style of pike display - 'point' or 'push' - is best at a re-enactment battle but to try and collect period quotes that actually refer to "push of pike". I believe there are very few contemporary descriptions of how a push ...
by Bevis Gittens
Tue May 04, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Are there any French 'Wars of Religion' groups?
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

Re: Are there any French 'Wars ofReligion' groups?

John Waller wrote:Have a look at this lot http://www.renaissancesoldier.com/about ... roups.html


NIce site, shame they are all in the States! :D
by Bevis Gittens
Tue May 04, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Are there any French 'Wars of Religion' groups?
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

Are there any French 'Wars of Religion' groups?

Don't ask why just a slow day at work that set me wondering.... Is 'Tudor' popular elsewhere in Europe. I have always been interested in the French wars of Religion and would love to know if our Gallic cousins re-enact it en France?

Bevis
by Bevis Gittens
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Brrrr it's a bit cold out there...
Replies: 8
Views: 3334

Re: Brrrr it's a bit cold out there...

Dathi wrote:ONn of his men was shot but uninjured during the attack as the bullet penerated the soldier's coat, jerkin, doublet, waistcoat and 2 shirts and just burnt him.


He must have looked like a Michelin man with that many layers. :D
by Bevis Gittens
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help! How do i finish my thrummed cap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: Help! How do i finish my thrummed cap?

I used undyed jacobs fleece, it has felted already just didn't reduce in size... I will keep giving it a wash and see what happens

Thanks

Bevis..... now I just need to make my sailors frock/cassock :D
by Bevis Gittens
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help! How do i finish my thrummed cap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: Help! How do i finish my thrummed cap?

I got myself a crochet hook and finished the cap off, unfortunatley - even after a 95 degree spin in the washing machine - it is huge! So I will try again with a smaller pattern this time!

Thanks for the reply Foxe

Bevis
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?
Replies: 10
Views: 4404

Re: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?

Sophia wrote:a razor (Tod or Six of One),


Six of One? have they a web site?

Cheers Bevis

PS No Paul I haven't user a cut throat from Peter, or anyone else for that matter...
by Bevis Gittens
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?
Replies: 10
Views: 4404

Re: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?

Peter's rather difficult to navigate web site is at http://groups.google.co.uk/group/crossmancrafts

Bevis
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help! How do i finish my thrummed cap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Help! How do i finish my thrummed cap?

Hi Could somone advise me on the best ways of attaching the thrums on a late C16th/early C17th 'sailors' thrummed cap? I have got a basic shell knitted (OK my mother in law knitted it for me) and now want to attach the loose wool strands but don't know the best way to go about this. Also has anyone ...
by Bevis Gittens
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Brrrr it's a bit cold out there...
Replies: 8
Views: 3334

Re: Brrrr it's a bit cold out there...

These are slightly later (early 17th century) but some great pictures by the Dutch artist Avercamp showing winter scenes on National Gallery's site (chance to magnify and look really close at pics too) http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/hendrick-avercamp Lots of cloaks and coats, and one chap...
by Bevis Gittens
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Brrrr it's a bit cold out there...
Replies: 8
Views: 3334

Re: Brrrr it's a bit cold out there...

Heavy felted frieze and rugg is surprisingly water proof wool. It takes a long time from the wet to penetrate. Same with my felted Monmouth Cap; I have been caught in the heaviest downpours where I have got soaked to the skin but my head was bone dry... though my hat weighted twice as much and took ...
by Bevis Gittens
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Brrrr it's a bit cold out there...
Replies: 8
Views: 3334

Brrrr it's a bit cold out there...

As the majority of the UK is currently under a blanket of snow, I thought it might be appropriate to ask if people can quote sources for cold weather gear in the period? As the re-enactment season is usually over the summer I have not really looked much into cold weather clothing. I know that wools ...
by Bevis Gittens
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Does anyone know of any references to 'slinging' muskets?
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Re: Does anyone know of any references to 'slinging' muskets?

I have vague memories of C16th arquebusiers "slinging" their firearms through their bandoliers or tying a bit of rope around their chest and passing the piece through in the New World (either of the Americas) in order to wade through water. I have no idea where I picked this up from thoug...
by Bevis Gittens
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Does anyone know of any references to 'slinging' muskets?
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Does anyone know of any references to 'slinging' muskets?

I was reading a book about the English colonisation of Providence Island off the coast of Nicaragua in the 1630s and quoted in it is an account of a Spanish attack on the island in 1636. The writer is making a point that the attackers expected little resistance and says "Some of our enemies com...

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