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by FionaDowson
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Norse stories
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Norse stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZSB1_axKFc&t=298s

For anyone who indulges in a little storytelling

I have also started a Facebook group for Viking Stories

Have fun!
by FionaDowson
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Tablet weaving for children
Replies: 0
Views: 1573

Tablet weaving for children

by FionaDowson
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Vortigern's Tower
Replies: 0
Views: 1931

Vortigern's Tower

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... %27s+tower

This is a really easy story to tell and works well with the public. They like the King Arthur legends even though Francis Prior et al maintain it was all made up by Geoffrey of Monmouth
by FionaDowson
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Hooking a rag rug
Replies: 0
Views: 2851

Hooking a rag rug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqM77YN6NMI&t=6s

For anyone who volunteers at a museum demonstrating rag craft

According to the Heritage Craft Association this is a viable skill
by FionaDowson
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Rag rugs
Replies: 1
Views: 12997

Re: Rag rugs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqM77YN6NMI

I have also made my own rag rug video. Have fun
by FionaDowson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: King Edmund for skalds and scops
Replies: 0
Views: 2228

King Edmund for skalds and scops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5EI2EvBzdU Part of this story was used in the television series The Vikings. Not the bit about the decapitated head talking, obviously. This would probably make a great story for anyone whose character is a skald or scop. There are wolf statues in Bury St Edmunds. Th...
by FionaDowson
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: hay box cooking
Replies: 1
Views: 4082

hay box cooking

Does anyone know anything about soldiers cooking with hay boxes? I have a hay box at home, actually made with sheep's fleece, which I may start to use while camping I have read they were used by soldiers, presumably to avoid lighting a fire for long enough to send out a smoke signal saying 'we're he...
by FionaDowson
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: How old could a story be?
Replies: 6
Views: 11340

Re: How old could a story be?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5EI2EvBzdU

Stories seem to blend fact and fiction, Christian and pagan belief, quite happily. Does anyone else tell the tale of the martydom of King Edmund? On youtube as King Edmund, a wolf and the great heathen army
by FionaDowson
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon Surgery
Replies: 18
Views: 18814

Re: Saxon Surgery

Is there any truth in the tale that arrows were poisoned with monkshood/wolfsbane?
by FionaDowson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Knitting for Tommy
Replies: 0
Views: 4930

Knitting for Tommy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iehPi3Fb_w

It's a bit challenging as needles are small and reading patterns is a bit like reading something written by Mrs Beeton but the results are really worth it
by FionaDowson
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Storytelling
Replies: 1
Views: 4334

Storytelling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImJYIEnmip8&t=2s

Go on, tell this one. I dare you. I double dare you!
by FionaDowson
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Underwear
Replies: 0
Views: 6709

Underwear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzetKdZsyQA

If the link doesn't work check out Dr Kat and Underwear
by FionaDowson
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking music
Replies: 0
Views: 5252

Viking music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je9MyJcCme0

Found this while looking for something about dogs in viking warfare
by FionaDowson
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Weaving
Replies: 0
Views: 7548

Weaving

by FionaDowson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Rag rugs
Replies: 1
Views: 12997

Rag rugs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Im5lXHzc84


Excellent rag rug vid

I buy hessian sack from a coffee seller for less than the price of a coffee

I personally don't use a frame but it probably does make life easier
by FionaDowson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Dyeig
Replies: 0
Views: 16178

Dyeig

/books.google.co.uk/books/about/Medieval_Textile_Dyeing.html?id=kRn4AwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

John Edmonds experimental dyer appeared in Tony Robinson's worst jobs in history, the Royals, the very last bit (on youtube)
by FionaDowson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Archery
Replies: 0
Views: 8014

Archery

/www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOdC3PQ8wPA

If this doesn't work try typing in Campaign: what was life like for a medieval archer?
by FionaDowson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Highlander
Replies: 0
Views: 7307

Highlander

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJxWa6pr8Hw

If the link doesn't work try typing in outdoor survival as a seventeenth century highlander
by FionaDowson
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Welsh Perspective
Replies: 0
Views: 7274

The Welsh Perspective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53bgFpiABKA all good fun with an excellent presenter
by FionaDowson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval costume
Replies: 1
Views: 7556

Medieval costume

http://www.aurora-service.eu/ From 18.00 stuff about costume in medieval England
by FionaDowson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Telly thing you may have missed
Replies: 1
Views: 6692

Re: Telly thing you may have missed

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLVWiFwWMR8 all TerryJones medieval lives are on youtube. Hurrah!!!
by FionaDowson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Telly thing you may have missed
Replies: 1
Views: 6692

Telly thing you may have missed

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMrvE2CwRsQ

There's also a Tony Robinson thing about the peasant's revolt which comes up onyoutube if you type in Tony Robinosn history blah, blah, blah
by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Pottery
Replies: 1
Views: 13441

Re: Pottery

by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Pottery
Replies: 1
Views: 13441

Pottery

by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo saxon potter
Replies: 1
Views: 7678

Anglo saxon potter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqy-SfrDmJE&t=72s

I have tried this and it's more difficult than it looks
by FionaDowson
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Fire of London 1666
Replies: 0
Views: 11160

Fire of London 1666

by FionaDowson
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo-Saxon clothing
Replies: 2
Views: 8777

Anglo-Saxon clothing

http://cunnan.lochac.sca.org/index.php/ ... n_clothing anyone have any thoughts about this???