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Is there a market for a re-enactment product locater

Poll ended at Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:39 pm

No, what a load of tosh
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Maybe but you need to address the problems stated below
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Postby Drachelis » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:00 pm

Sounds really great

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Postby House of De Clifford » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:12 am

hi all, fab idea, can we add fur/ animal bits!!! to the list?


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Suppliers of ethical fur and hides to Re- enactment, Film, Tv and Theatre.

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Postby Neibelungen » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:10 pm

Extra thoughts on the category list would be to add;

Flags/Banners (though this could subsume under costume)
Alchemy (Chemicals, Soaps/ Dyes etc) (What to describe it other than that?)
Paperwork (Writing/Books/Heraldry)(what to call this too?)

Fur ? (is that part of costume, or fabric or Leather/raw materials? )
Hats (Class under costume) ?

Booksellers might be a seperate category to differentiate from bookbinding

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Postby Shadowcat » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:19 pm

[quote="Neibelungen"]Extra thoughts on the category list would be to add;

Flags/Banners (though this could subsume under costume)

Not necessarily - some of us don't do those.

Fur ? (is that part of costume, or fabric or Leather/raw materials? )

I look for fur under Leather/raw materials, or fabrics.

Hats (Class under costume) ?

I would look under Accessories - sub heading of costume. (I.E. includes purses, gloves, jewellery, belts, hats etc.


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Postby frances » Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:06 pm

Most impressive. One additional major category could be science fiction costumes. You'd be surprised at how many costumers there are who specialise in this area. You may also like to think about a category I have in The Garter - dresses for men. This includes pantomine dames and fantasy, but excludes cross-dressing and fetish.

Can I also suggest that fabrics and haberdashery are two separate categories. There are problems in both of these about allocating dates - is linen only medieval, but shot silk does have definate dates if you are being totally authentic. What about wooden buttons - all sorts of dates!


Postby Guest » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:08 am

I've been lurking on this whole forum with much interest, thanks be to Cal for it, and to those who've been contributing already.

Another catagory that may be useful is one that covers decor/ ornaments/other accessories/commissioned crafts/however it's best phrased ....speaking as a stained glass artist. Similar crafts people may be perhaps banded in that one and all time periods/genres - those who create non-kit-but-period items.


Postby Guest » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:09 am

Damn - forgot to log in, it's Mrs. Babyjuice by the way - maker of natty glass things.


Postby Scraggles » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:45 am

looks a good site so far, have to agree with using a webmaster or youget free entries for whatever spammers can think of and then it gets blocked by schools or anyone with anyone who not like spammers who might think that it is really a spammer site :(

getting the categories right is going to be a pain, such as stained glass covers several centuries, but whilst CTA and the garter are excellent, they are not online and not liklely to be either.

As a punter, I search the net first for suppliers, generally if traders cant be bothered to get online, I cant be bothered to search CTA for them, especially if there is someone online who offers what they do.

Even if it is just an email, eg victor james sells tents, but only via snail mail or phone, may well do so as he is supposed to be good on prices too


Postby Guest » Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:55 pm

Mrs. BJ again,

Yes, Scraggles is correct, catagorizing is going to be a pain, but I feel is worth it if done well and is flexible. Especially for folk like me.

Like Victor James, I too don't have a website yet (wouldn't know where to start, and have no computing skills either!!) My only options are snail mail ,phone,email or PM through here. Being listed would be a big help for us without websites indeed.

Good luck with this idea, I'll be lurking about to see what transpires.

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