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Postby Tony Tolliday » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:30 pm

my youngest daughter has decided that her new dress for the coming season is going to be pink. igot her away from the idea of bright pink going for more dull pink.
i was wondering how accurate this is for our period (early 14th C to mid 15th C) after all isnt pink just faded red?
thanks for any help offered
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Postby Karen Larsdatter » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:38 pm

There was a thread on this topic last spring: http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3534



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Postby gregory23b » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:23 am



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Isabela on G23b "...somehow more approachable in real life"

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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:07 pm

See I told you all that pink was this seasons green.


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Postby Quayn » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:55 am

My only opinion is triple check with the more experienced cloth/dye people. after nearly a year of hunting for pink I've found only one sure thing, someone somewhere will say it's wrong.

It's one of those room dividers sort of like who likes marmite, as to what is and isn't a good pink colour, so just make sure with the people who know what they're doing. :D

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Postby chrisanson » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:29 pm

pink marmite???
you have got to be kidding!!!! :shock:
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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:06 pm

I go with you Quayn. I really like my pink hose but they do seem to attract and repel with equal measure. And yes everyone tells me you could not find pink as a colour though they were happy to accept my bright red hose.


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Postby frances » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:34 am

Of course they used pink. Madder (a plant) gives pink, and red, and rose, and pale pink etc etc. The poorer quality fabric, the cheaper, the more likely it would have been to be paler and/or fade in sunlight. So we all try to have deeper and strong colours if we are the posher sort of folk, and the more wishy-washy colours if we are the more peasanty types. Children could have been more likely to have hand-me-downs, so their colours would be less strong.



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Postby Quayn » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:23 am

Well I simply run everything past head of the group I'm in.... if it's good enough for them then I'm happy :D

Only reason I love pink for re-enactment is I can't wear it any other time... well not without getting strange looks.

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Postby gregory23b » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:56 am

Quayn
"My only opinion is triple check with the more experienced cloth/dye people."

Absolutely right. Ideally get a sample swatch off them to make some sort of comparison.


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Isabela on G23b "...somehow more approachable in real life"

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Postby Sledge » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:38 pm

Pete has got hose which are pastel pink and custard yellow - and a very nice pink linen shirt to go with them.................... 8)


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Postby frances » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:48 pm

Well, I think I like the sound of Pete!!



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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:28 pm

Clearly pink is not the exclusive colour I thought it was, time to go lilac I think.


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Postby MedicKitten » Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:52 pm

its not the shade that lends exclusivity, Marcus, its what ungodly combinations you can make with it! (think pink with screaming acid green and madder piping)


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Postby Quayn » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:10 pm

I bought pink wool.... can't wait to find out how many people say it's wrong....lol

Seriously nice shade not too bright not too dark not too.... barbie.

I'll sort out a pic.
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Postby Sledge » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:16 pm

For the record Pete is 6ft 4ins tall, and first wore pink and sage green hose at Tewkesbury some years ago - in the hopes of getting good scrap - sadly at the time it had the reverse effect!!!

But - he certainly does have a 'thing' about pink! :lol:


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Postby Quayn » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:37 pm

I've found in my experience that 6ft 4 men tend to be able to wear whatever the hell they like :lol:

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Postby MedicKitten » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:38 pm

6ft 4 men tend to be able to wear whatever the hell they like


That does NOT mean that it's attractive!


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Postby frances » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:14 pm

OOoo ...... 6' 4" wearing pretty colours!!
I've always said that someone should run a re-enactment introduction agency. (e-giggle)



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Postby Sledge » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:32 pm

Lol! :lol: I'll let Pete know!! :twisted:

Sadly I don't have a piccy to hand of his colourful clothing. BTW - this pink attire doesn't only apply to re-enactment - over the past couple of weeks he has acquired a very nice Stade Francais rugby shirt with pink lillies on it (which is very odd as he's a Tigers fan), and a rather fetching pink linen (modern) shirt. :wink:

He also had some nice 'dark pink' boots for re-enactment, until they fell prey to the neatsfoot oil and they are now a decent shade of plum! 8)


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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:35 am

I have an old Juve shirt which was pink. I also find that not too many people pass coments upon supposed conotaions regarding men wearing pink (which would not bother me at all because I have a wife and three children to back me up if I ever felt the need to defend my sexuality) when I am carrying a sword or a halberd. Funny that.


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Postby sisterwulfe69* » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:23 am

As francis rightly said depending on temperature madder will give several shades of pink as well as red. Other plant's will also give pinks including blaeberries, brambles and elder I believe. :)




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