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by steven pole
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather trousers....
Replies: 10
Views: 12545

Re: Leather trousers....

I have a pair of thick leather biker jeans I could sell. They are 30" leg and 35" waist.
by steven pole
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cleaning a canvas tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 4963

Re: Cleaning a canvas tent?

I've not tried it myself, but i recon it would work. i'd avoid soap etc though.
by steven pole
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cleaning a canvas tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 4963

Re: Cleaning a canvas tent?

Could you use a Kercher pressure washer and then paint the re waxing stuff onto it?
by steven pole
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: replica 15th century glasses
Replies: 4
Views: 2960

Re: replica 15th century glasses

Hi there. I make leather framed spectacles :) They can be glazed by the purchaser, or I can fit the lenses you send to me. (Need to be 2" round)
by steven pole
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15 century furniture
Replies: 4
Views: 3209

Re: 15 century furniture

by steven pole
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pinning bones and files
Replies: 7
Views: 3930

Re: Pinning bones and files

Red Dog Forge is a decent chap to talk with about tools.
by steven pole
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What does the public see?
Replies: 37
Views: 11842

Re: What does the public see?

A good article. I found that I couldn't look authentic 15th century whilst wearing my modern specs. I tried contacts but in the middle of a field was not the best place to change them. I opted to make my own leather frames based on some that I had seen before and they are very comfy, plus they flex ...
by steven pole
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What wool fabric for medieval joined hose?
Replies: 21
Views: 12777

Re: What wool fabric for medieval joined hose?

Hi there. I have a friend who is selling some new footed hose made by Black Swan. They are 38 waist 32 leg and royal blue.https://www.facebook.com/darren.warrilow
by steven pole
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Not for those with weak stomachs....
Replies: 43
Views: 21368

Re: Not for those with weak stomachs....

Gadzooks! And all I do at events is occasionally stab my finger with a sewing awl.
by steven pole
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Two Wheel Medieval Hand Cart
Replies: 8
Views: 5968

Re: Two Wheel Medieval Hand Cart

I'd make a cart like yours but I don't know if Neil would be ok towing it behind his car?
by steven pole
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Two Wheel Medieval Hand Cart
Replies: 8
Views: 5968

Re: Two Wheel Medieval Hand Cart

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I have a bell hanging from the stick I walk with, this usually gets attention.
by steven pole
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Two Wheel Medieval Hand Cart
Replies: 8
Views: 5968

Re: Two Wheel Medieval Hand Cart

Truly stunning chap! I do something similar with just a basket backpack.
by steven pole
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: A lovely pair
Replies: 6
Views: 10550

Re: A lovely pair

Tidy bit of leatherwork there chap.
by steven pole
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Summer costume for the medieval man?
Replies: 10
Views: 4151

Re: Summer costume for the medieval man?

I've seen paintings of workers with their doublet undone and the arms tied around their waist, so that the hose are still held up. I'd like to get a linen/canvas doublet made sometime if I can find a reputable person to make one.
by steven pole
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at Bosworth
Replies: 5
Views: 3536

Re: Trading at Bosworth

Hi Stan. Thank you for the offer, but it's way to far for me to go. Being part time employed and earning a little from my leatherwork, I can't afford the travel.
Thank you Vic James for your info, I'll email and ask about my idea :-)
by steven pole
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at Bosworth
Replies: 5
Views: 3536

Re: Trading at Bosworth

I would be selling my leatherwork that would be hanging from my authentic backpack, so space not a problem. I'm not expecting to sell much but I don't want people getting grumpy with me.
by steven pole
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at Bosworth
Replies: 5
Views: 3536

Trading at Bosworth

Hi Chaps.
Could someone tell me who to contact recarding trading at Bosworth this year please?
Thank you
Steven Pole
by steven pole
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My burgundian kit
Replies: 9
Views: 7862

Re: My burgundian kit

Excellent kit sir. I know what you mean about Sterckshof (Antwerpen, Belgium), I was there for the medieval event last year and I was wishing I had a linen doublet.
by steven pole
Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 32936

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

I'd like a linen doublet making for me. Cooler in warm weather.
by steven pole
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 32936

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

So everyone who wears a wool doublet is wrong then and we should all be wearing linen?
by steven pole
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Has trading spoiled your reenacting?
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: Has trading spoiled your reenacting?

Hmm. I enjoy leatherwork as a hobby that pays for itself. I started by making 15th century kit that I couldn't afford to buy, the rest is history.
by steven pole
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armourial Knights
Replies: 19
Views: 11058

Re: Armourial Knights

I should be at Tutbury all being well.
by steven pole
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury next week
Replies: 1
Views: 2077

Re: Tewkesbury next week

I need a lift there from Leicester, I think my chances are slim.
by steven pole
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Bodkins........and things
Replies: 9
Views: 5292

Re: Bodkins........and things

Good work Richard. Don't go loosing them into any straw bosses. ;-)
by steven pole
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: BOOT CLEANING EMERGANCY HELP!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4630

Re: BOOT CLEANING EMERGANCY HELP!!!!

You could try dipping them in diluted bleach to kill the mould.
by steven pole
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: shoulder width on a doublet
Replies: 16
Views: 6254

Re: shoulder width on a doublet

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My Doublet at the moment. A bit baggy on the shoulders.
by steven pole
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: shoulder width on a doublet
Replies: 16
Views: 6254

Re: shoulder width on a doublet

Thank you all for the good advice. I now need to decide whether it's worth altering the doublet I already have, or get another one made for me. Anyone know how much a tailor made doublet would cost me?
by steven pole
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: shoulder width on a doublet
Replies: 16
Views: 6254

Re: shoulder width on a doublet

I'll have to be brave and plan how to adjust my present doublet if possible, or get a new one made for me.