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Postby Ellen Gethin » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:45 pm

Help needed please - I'm making Saxon tunics for Hastings this year and I'd like to know if a fur collar would be authentic on a wool overtunic.
I just happen to have this narrow fur stole I could use. It would look good, but would it look right?


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Postby PaulMurphy » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:32 pm

In a word, no.

The guides at http://hastings.vikingsonline.org.uk/H2006/ suggest embroidery or braid decoration. While fur may have been used to trim cloaks, there is no evidence for it being used on tunics, to my knowledge. The Hastings mailing list is probably a better place for this sort of question - see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hastings_2006/

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Postby Ellen Gethin » Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:37 pm

Bother!

Thanks, though - time to look out for some decent braid, then.


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Postby Alice the Huswyf » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:52 am

Try Ali at Herts Specialist Fabrics - www.hertsfabrics.co.uk - not shown on his website is the small selection of tablet-woven braids at £10 + a length.

or look on ebay - search under 'tablet weaving all categories' (or 'crafts'); there are a couple of women who sell there from time to time - some with metallic or unsuitable threads , some without. At present

Viking/Asatru/SCA/Reenactor/Tablet/Card/ Weaving//Trim
1 " wide/ShetlandWool/Good Viking/Saxon Style Pattern Item number: 160004247433

Viking/Medieval/SCA/Reenactor/Tablet/Card/Weaving/Trim
linen-Cotton Thread/Single Diamond Pattern/1/2 inch w Item number: 160004541681

Viking/Medieval/SCA/Tablet /Card/Weaving/Reenactor/Trim
Handwoven/Diamond Pattern/ REAL SILK-WOOL Thread! Item number: 160005564461

Viking/Medieval/SCA/Reenactor/Tablet/Card/Weaving/Trim
Shetland Wool/Double Diamond Pattern/3/4 inch wide Item number: 8434772955

Viking/Asatru/SCA/Reenactor/Tablet/Card/Weaving/Trim
Linen-Cotton Blend//Double Wide Pattern!/1 1/8 th inch! Item number: 8433185572



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Postby Dingo8MyBaby » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:15 pm

Steve the Weave does a large reage of tablet woven brades in wool and silk if you require finder finishes. For 1066 I'd suggest his fine wool brades. pm me and I can send you his email address. If he's not got the colour mix you want in stock he can usually make it for you in a few days - obviously depending on what other work he's got on.

Having purchased from him for the past 20 years I can't reccomend him highly enough.



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Postby Tuppence » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:26 pm

Got to second Steve the Weave - his tablet braid is quite simply the best there is - he thoroughly deserves the nickname.

And not only that, but his prices are some of the best around.

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Postby Shadowcat » Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:18 pm

Address? Web site? Pictures? More info please, for someone who doesn't get out much!!



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Postby Ellen Gethin » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:05 pm

Gosh, thanks for all the info!


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