Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It - Dorothy Hartley

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Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It - Dorothy Hartley

Postby Annis » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:36 am

Has anyone used this book for the making of their kit? Is it good/useful/easy to read/understandable etc etc.

Hm...this may need to appear in the costume thread too...


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Postby Annis » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:03 am

Yes, there is that too, but it's quite expensive on Amazon (and I expect hard to find in shops).


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Postby Annis » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:04 am

Oh, and if I go to NLHF, I'll keep an eye out for it.


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Postby Annis » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:13 am

ooh thanks! Ill take a look!

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Postby Handbag » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:43 am

Personally i found Dorothy hartleys book a bit fantastical.
it didnt really help me much when i started out as i wanted 14th century patterns and from what i could see the ideas in this book were either too late or too early or a little bit made up.

medieval tailors assistant or if your going to NHLF there is always traders that sell patterns at good prices!!



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Postby ValTarrant » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:30 am

Annis wrote:Yes, there is that too, but it's quite expensive on Amazon (and I expect hard to find in shops).


I ordered a copy through my library and renewed it a couple of times.

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Postby Theotherone » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:44 pm

Ah, but you've gotta love the guys in the costumes - especially the fishmonger :twisted:


Because there would have to be three of them.

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Postby Annis » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:51 pm

hmm....so not a great book for a 'newbie' then?

NLHF it is then.


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Postby Mad Mab » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:32 am

As the Otherone says, worth it for the photo's alone. One of my personal favourites is the hunter. :lol:
On the whole, has a couple of useful hints in it but there are more useful books available. (When you have the money, however, buy it for the photo's!)
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Postby zauberdachs » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:57 pm

Aye, as the above also. I found it useful once I'd read around the subject a bit first.


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Postby Theotherone » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:47 pm

[quote="Mad Mab"]One of my personal favourites is the hunter. :lol:

I'm fond of that one too, but the fishmongers hair and pout JUST swing it :D


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Postby Annis » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:53 pm

ooooh :( I want to see!! :x


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Postby Mad Mab » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:53 pm

Theotherone wrote:
Mad Mab wrote:One of my personal favourites is the hunter. :lol:

I'm fond of that one too, but the fishmongers hair and pout JUST swing it :D


I'm going to have to go and flip through it again. I also have vague memories of the old woman who looks like she's trying to escape and a physician who looks about 12.....
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Postby Ellen Gethin » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:07 pm

It's true, the physician does look about 12!
It was first published in 1931, and it struck me as being more for stage use originally, possibly - but there is quite a bit of useful stuff in it, I thought.

Now, Dorothy Hartley's Food in England is truly wonderful.


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Postby Annis » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:08 pm

Ellen Gethin wrote:Now, Dorothy Hartley's Food in England is truly wonderful.


ooh, i think my mum has that!


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Postby robin wood » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:06 am

just reading hartley's life and work of the people of england 1000-1500 which is a fantastic introduction with one of the best collections of manuscript illustrations I have seen published together. Her "made in England" is a classic scholarly study of traditional craft skills.

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Postby Hraefn » Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:18 am

"Now, Dorothy Hartley's Food in England is truly wonderful."

Treat in the same way that you treat her book on cossie, good as an intro but...... :?


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