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by Karen Larsdatter
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: clocks on stockings
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: clocks on stockings

For some reason, I'd figured it to be related to the French cloqué.
by Karen Larsdatter
Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Spoon in a hat
Replies: 18
Views: 5012

Totally agree about absence of evidence not being evidence of absence but wooden spoons survive in good numbers from medieval contexts in mainland Europe, Novgorod, Lubeck etc so why there and not here? http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/secrets/vikinhom.htm http://www.mondes-normands.caen.fr/anglete...
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: doublets
Replies: 27
Views: 4084

Re: 16th Century doublets

The Paston letters do mention fustian, here http://www.larsdatter.com/paston.htm They also mention ⋅ ij elne of worsted for doblettes to happe me this cold wynter ⋅ I wold make my doblet all worsted for worship of Norffolk rather thanne like Gonnores doblet ⋅ a dobelet...
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: General History
Topic: medieval fishing
Replies: 27
Views: 5089

If you are discussing general fishing methods, there are a number of fish traps known from around the coast, dting to the medieval period - basically the remains are shallow v shaped settings of rubble - possibly the base of low dry stone walls - or lines of stakes in the same v-shape layout - prob...
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: General History
Topic: medieval fishing
Replies: 27
Views: 5089

If you're doing late medieval or early modern England, though, you really ought to read A treatyse of fysshynge wyth an Angle (also here or here ) and The archaeology of medieval fishing tackle in addition to these links , though I'll happily point you to http://www.larsdatter.com/fishing.htm too :l...
by Karen Larsdatter
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Plans for 17C lanthorn?
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

Re: Plans for 17C lanthorn?

Some references & images at http://larsdatter.com/lanterns.htm (though that's really up through the end of the 16th century).
by Karen Larsdatter
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What do you eat off
Replies: 24
Views: 3999

The Medieval Cookbook has a 14th century scene of men picnicing with their Lord whilst out hunting. I think it's supposed to be of Henry III or WillIam II but you know how the artists always then dress the painting in a contemprary manner. I suspect from your description that you're talking about t...
by Karen Larsdatter
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What do you eat off
Replies: 24
Views: 3999

Re: What do you eat off

I think it depends on what sort of portrayal the individual members of the retinue are meant to represent, doesn't it? The officers and/or noblemen would have a different sort of eating/serving ware than the men-at-arms (with the additional expectation that the officers/noblemen would actually be se...
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Carders
Replies: 10
Views: 3272

Dunno if it's helpful, but I have a few images of wool carders & combers at http://larsdatter.com/carding.htm too ... :)
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather Gloves
Replies: 10
Views: 1600

Re: Leather Gloves

by Karen Larsdatter
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined hood on late C14, early C15 cloaks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1900

Re: Joined hood on late C14, early C15 cloaks?

Does anyone have any evidence what the mourning cloaks handed out by Florence to the followers of Sir John Hawkwood (d. 1394) would have been? This isn't direct evidence of the mourning-garb/black cloaks of the Hawkwood retinue et al, but I'd collected images and descriptions of mourning clothes fo...
by Karen Larsdatter
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15c calligrapher's pattern book
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: 15c calligrapher's pattern book

Just posted a list of those sorts of model books and pattern sheets too -- for now just at http://larsdatter.com/wordpress/?p=588 but I might set them as a separate linkspage later.


Edited to add: Just posted these as a linkspage -- http://larsdatter.com/modelbooks.htm
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1630's Women's Jackets/Bodices
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Re: 1630's Women's Jackets/Bodices

If you'd like pictures of embroidered jackets from around this period, see http://larsdatter.com/jackets.htm -- there are knit jackets listed at http://larsdatter.com/knit.htm too.

And also (in terms of non-embroidered jackets) there's V&A 188-1900.
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: violin/fiddle
Replies: 18
Views: 5929

lil bob wrote:I am currently learning the fiddle so I can play at events but am stuck as to where to get 17th century music can anyone help please?

Maybe some of these?
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/
http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/ballad_project/
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ballads/music.html
by Karen Larsdatter
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Baskets
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: Baskets

http://larsdatter.com/baskets.htm has a couple of images of baskets from the 13th-14th centuries.
by Karen Larsdatter
Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: General History
Topic: apothercary
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: apothercary

You'll find some useful resources (including some book recommendations) at http://larsdatter.com/apothecaries.htm

Another online book: Mystery and Art of the Apothecary by C.J.S. Thompson.
by Karen Larsdatter
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Silver & goldsmithing tools - research / help needed!
Replies: 21
Views: 5406

Re: Silver & goldsmithing tools - research / help needed

I don't have any images as early as what you're looking for, but maybe the linkspage at http://larsdatter.com/goldsmiths.htm will help -- especially the Alexander of Neckham quote, come to think of it. :)
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3474

On the other hand (back to the original topic), there are pendants like this 15th century pendent reliquary cross , which I suspect was not worn by a member of the clergy. (Well -- it could have been the sort of thing that was given to a church upon the death of the owner, of course. But it seems to...
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3474

Re: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants

Of smal coral aboute hir arm she bar A peire of bedes, gauded al with grene, An theron heng a brooch of gold ful sheene, On which ther was first write a crowned A, And after Amor vincit omnia. (from the description of the Prioress in The Canterbury Tales ) The illustrator of the Ellesmere manuscrip...
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kidney pouch fittings?
Replies: 30
Views: 5902

What material were the purses/ pouches that used the purse bars made of? Leather of fabric? Anyone got any accounts/ wills that might make that clear? Most of the extant examples seem to be made of leather. I wouldn't be surprised to find some with silk fabric, though, or silk embroidery; see this ...
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kidney pouch fittings?
Replies: 30
Views: 5902

We are generally agreed that women didn't wear pouches? Especially not kidney pouches? Women seem to have been more inclined to wear purses (that is, bags with a drawstring closure at the top, generally suspended from the belt rather than attached to the belt); obviously, a few examples at http://l...
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: houppelande (?sp)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Didn't houplands go out in the early 15th? Is it one of those terms that changes it's meaning over time or gets 'confused' a lot by re-enactors, so that we're all talking about different garments? I think the latter's more to the point. Out here, we generally seem to use the term to cover a lot of ...
by Karen Larsdatter
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: houppelande (?sp)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Okay -- roughly what year (or at least what part of the 15th century -- I presume this is for 15th century, right?) are you looking for?
by Karen Larsdatter
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: clogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: clogs

One of my friends out here has been successful at retrofitting the traditional-style Dutch clog into WOTR-era pattens . Is that something you might be interested in? (I can point him at this thread, and see if he can describe the process.) :) As to whether the word was used in the Middle Ages -- see...
by Karen Larsdatter
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: houppelande (?sp)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: houppelande (?sp)

Which style are you looking at doing? (Men's? women's? any particular specifications as to neckline?)
by Karen Larsdatter
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kidney pouch fittings?
Replies: 30
Views: 5902

So what other kind have you seen in illustrations of the period? I can't think of anything else. edited to add: Yes, I know pictures aren't the be all and end all, what about finds? Well, lots -- see http://larsdatter.com/pouches.htm :lol: But for specifically English examples of late medieval pouc...
by Karen Larsdatter
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kidney pouch fittings?
Replies: 30
Views: 5902

Colin Middleton wrote:I've heard rumour that the kidney purses weren't that popular in England and were more of a Burgundian/Flemish thing.
There's the purse at http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/secrets/medtrd.htm -- though it did contain "coins and trading tokens from the continent."
by Karen Larsdatter
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kidney pouch fittings?
Replies: 30
Views: 5902

Does anyone have any provenance for pewter purse fittings apart from buckles? Do you mean pewter specifically, or white metal (presumably silver) in general (that could be re-created as pewter for re-enactors)? In addition to the aforementioned Peter Engelbrecht in The Mérode Altarpiece , there's a...

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