Re: [h-cost] Roman drawers, was Medieval quote on underwear

2006-01-11 Thread Kate M Bunting
Kate Bunting Librarian and 17th century reenactor [EMAIL PROTECTED] 11/01/2006 05:36 wrote: For men, toileting is done differently from women at least half the time, which changes the mechanical considerations. It's interesting to note that in tunic-wearing periods, men often had shorter

[h-cost] Where to Go In London

2006-01-11 Thread Joy Shillaker
Hi All, this might seem like a strange request from a brit but I'm having a day to myself in London tommorow and i wondered if anyone has any ideas of where to go that's costume related? My original plan was 'Handweavers Studio then the museum of childhood, but just discovered museum is closed

Re: [h-cost] Re: Italian Underwear

2006-01-11 Thread michael tartaglio
Now that's reenactment that I can get into...Whoohoo! Mike T. I found it hard to believe that women used not to wear drawers until I saw Rowlandson's Exhibition Stare-Case - admittedly not 16th century, but... http://www.wisc.edu/english/tkelley/NASSR/images/2Rowlandsonstare2.jpg Kate

[h-cost] Linen burn testing

2006-01-11 Thread Dawn Luckham
Use your microscope and have a look at your fibers under 250x to 500x magnification. Flax fibers (linen) have a somewhat bamboo looking shape. You get the bamboo like segments and when viewed in cross section there is actually a dark looking (hollow?) centre like bamboo has. Cotton fibers on

Re: AW: [h-cost] Christmas Santa Swap

2006-01-11 Thread Dawn
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I did not get mine either. I am in Germany. Michaela, Your exchange partner says she's been ill, but will be able to mail it this week. Dawn ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com

Re: AW: [h-cost] Christmas Santa Swap

2006-01-11 Thread Dawn
And one of these days I'll remember to check before sending private email to the list. Sorry. Dawn ___ h-costume mailing list h-costume@mail.indra.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Linen burn testing

2006-01-11 Thread Robin Netherton
On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Dawn Luckham wrote: Use your microscope and have a look at your fibers under 250x to 500x magnification. Flax fibers (linen) have a somewhat bamboo looking shape. You get the bamboo like segments and when viewed in cross section there is actually a dark looking

[h-cost] Delicate Subject

2006-01-11 Thread Joy Shillaker
http://www.mum.org/ fascinating website. Quite a bit of evidence that for some women nothing was used! With regard to sanitary protection, for some women perhaps they didn't need protection that often anyway. A combination of pregnancy and full breast feeding could mean only a fraction of the

Re: [h-cost] Delicate Subject

2006-01-11 Thread Cynthia Virtue
Joy Shillaker wrote: A combination of pregnancy and full breast feeding could mean only a fraction of the periods modern women experience. I myself experienced almost 3 blissful years with the pregnancy and feeding of my youngest! On the other hand, even nursing twins, my period was back in

[h-cost] Re: Delicate Subject

2006-01-11 Thread P. Ekin
Average length of amenorrhea for mothers who are exclusively breastfeeding is 14 months. A nice phase to be in! I don't doubt that it works for some women, but I'd be reluctant to assume it was this way for a majority., Polly -- ___ h-costume

Re: [h-cost] Where to Go In London

2006-01-11 Thread Bjarne og Leif Drews
Hi Joy, Kensington Pallace. The entrance is at Notting Hill Station, and trough the gateway into the park. They usually have exhibition about court wear, and last i was there, there was a tailors shop with mens tailoring for the 18th century. Gorgeous embroidered suits!! Bjarne -

[h-cost] re: knit stockings

2006-01-11 Thread KELLY
May i ask where did you buy your knitted material. I dont think i would be able to get it here in Denmark. There is a pattern in Costume Closeup from Colonial Williamsburg i could use. Bjarne I have found cotton knit at any of the lower end fabric stores here in the States, especially in the

Re: [h-cost] att. Bjarne

2006-01-11 Thread Bjarne og Leif Drews
Dear Tania, Yes i have found out of this. This was a surprise to me two, because this quality is simply the finest i have ever seen. It would be lovely for fine chemises and mens shirts, and also for chemise a la reine with laces. But thanks for thinking of me! Also for trimmings it would be

[h-cost] Re: Mother Ginger

2006-01-11 Thread Mary
Hi Becky, My daughter's ballet school does Nutcracker every year. They have a M Ginger dress that is large enough to hide about a dozen kids under it. You said your's is for a play, but it seems like the construction could be similar. They used the white plastic PVC pipe used for

Re: [h-cost] re: knit stockings

2006-01-11 Thread Bjarne og Leif Drews
Dear Kelly, Thanks for this Ill go looking at my fabric stores here in Copenhagen. Bjarne - Original Message - From: KELLY [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: h-costume@mail.indra.com Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 4:32 PM Subject: [h-cost] re: knit stockings May i ask

Re: [h-cost] This year's calendar selection: cows in costumes

2006-01-11 Thread Cynthia Virtue
To satisfy my calendar urge, I ended up getting the new calendar from Chick-Fil-A, which is medieval and renaissance cows. The reticulated hennin one isn't too bad. Cows in shining armor

Re: [h-cost] Re: Mother Ginger

2006-01-11 Thread Becky
I would appreciate seeing other costumes for Mother Ginger. We want to put it on wheels as well. maybe I can tell from the pictures. Thanks for the offer. - Original Message - From: Mary [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:55 AM Subject:

Re: [h-cost] Re: Mother Ginger

2006-01-11 Thread Becky
Where did you see the ballet last year? Maybe I can contact the company for ideas on the costume. If you don't mind telling me that is. - Original Message - From: Mary [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:55 AM Subject: [h-cost] Re: Mother Ginger

[h-cost] linen testing / cross section

2006-01-11 Thread Dawn Luckham
[How do you get the cross-section in a nonprofessional setup? I have used my microscope on fibers, but have never figured out how to see anything but the side view.} LOL! Truth be told, I don't often manage it myself. :P I try to cut very short, fragmented pieces of fiber (almost like dicing

[h-cost] re: knit stockings

2006-01-11 Thread KELLY
Mid-19th century is different than 18thC. From what I can tell, stockings cut from knit yardgoods were only in use for a short time. If you have infrmation about this for 19thC, I am very .curious! From what I can tell, cut and sewn was not at all common for the 19thC. From The employments of

[h-cost] Underwear

2006-01-11 Thread Marc Carlson
Just a couple of bits. First, it's unlikely that any Herjofsnes garments were found with linen pads of any sort (linen has not survived in the conditions at Herjofsnes). What may be being remembered is the polar bear breeches from Angmagssalik (now called Tasiilaq), and may not be even

[h-cost] Re: h-costume Digest, Vol 5, Issue 28

2006-01-11 Thread Gianetta
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 19:11:46 -0600 From: E House [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [h-cost] linen burn test other tests To: Historical Costume [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=iso-8859-1; reply-type=original

microscopy of fibers (was Re: [h-cost] linen testing / cross section

2006-01-11 Thread Susan B. Farmer
Quoting Dawn Luckham [EMAIL PROTECTED]: LOL! Truth be told, I don't often manage it myself. :P I try to cut very short, fragmented pieces of fiber (almost like dicing an onion). Every once in a while one or two pieces of fiber end up in the right position on the microscope slide to be

[h-cost] please send me old digests

2006-01-11 Thread katherine sanders
Hello could someone please send me (OFF LIST) digests 22 to 27 - if they have them? My in box has just not collected them for some reason, although I've had 28 and 29. It's weird to come into conversations half way through! many thanks, Katherine S. A positive attitude may not solve all of

Re: [h-cost] Where to Go In London

2006-01-11 Thread Michaela Feudtner
If you really have some hours, I would like to suggest Kenwood House which is in Hampstead. A country manor in London! Lots of wonderful furniture and paintings. It has been a while since I've been there but I seem to remember they had some clothing as well (not much, but still...). Anyway have

Re: [h-cost] OT: Nursing and menses

2006-01-11 Thread Susan B. Farmer
Quoting Robin Netherton [EMAIL PROTECTED]: On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, Marc Carlson wrote: I could have sworn that back in anthropology 101 they taught us that extended breastfeeding was used to make a woman less likely to get pregnant, not that it stopped menstruation. It does both.

Re: [h-cost] OT: Nursing and menses

2006-01-11 Thread Wendy
On the non-physical side, having a small child forever attatched to you makes it difficult to get the chance to get pregnant. Wendy --- On Wed 01/11, Robin Netherton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Robin Netherton [mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006

[h-cost] Re: feminine protection

2006-01-11 Thread Gail Scott Finke
Caroline wrote: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you are unlikely to have monthly cycles. Admitted women who are not sexually active won't be pregnant much but once you take nuns out of the equasion most women wouldn't need sanitary protection much during their life. This is not exactly

Re: [h-cost] Linen burn testing

2006-01-11 Thread AnnBWass
In a message dated 1/11/2006 7:30:13 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Flax fibers (linen) have a somewhat bamboo looking shape. You get the bamboo like segments and when viewed in cross section there is actually a dark looking (hollow?) centre like bamboo has.

Re: [h-cost] OT: Nursing and menses

2006-01-11 Thread AnnBWass
In a message dated 1/11/2006 11:38:14 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: could have sworn that back in anthropology 101 they taught us that extended breastfeeding was used to make a woman less likely to get pregnant, not that it stopped menstruation. The two kind

[h-cost] re:knit stockings

2006-01-11 Thread KELLY
Mid-19th century is different than 18thC. From what I can tell, stockings cut from knit yardgoods were only in use for a short time. If you have infrmation about this for 19thC, I am very .curious! From what I can tell, cut and sewn was not at all common for the 19thC. From The employments of

[h-cost] Thanks

2006-01-11 Thread Joy Shillaker
Thankyou Michaela and Sunny for your suggestions. looks like I need another trip up to London! Fortunately I only live in Portsmouth and the mega Bus gets me up there for £2.50 return! (About the same cost for me to go to portsmouth Dockyard and the historic ships!) And thankyou, Robin for

[h-cost] RE: Underwear

2006-01-11 Thread Marc Carlson
From: Robin Netherton [EMAIL PROTECTED] Marc, I'm the one who brought up the sealskin belt/pad arrangement from Herjolfsnes. There were a few fragments of bast fibers (some pieces of cloth, some microscopic fibers) found in various spots at Herjolfsnes... I know that we'd discussed this one in

RE: [h-cost] att. Bjarne

2006-01-11 Thread otsisto
Roughly what is that in American dollars and inches. :) Actually, how do you get to the site with the linens? De -Original Message- You can get it at Broderi Antik for 399 dkr a meter. it is about 140 cm wide. Hope you can use this info Tania

Re: [h-cost] OT: Nursing and menses

2006-01-11 Thread Elizabeth Lear
According to advice from La Leche League (breastfeeding support and promotion group), for breastfeeding to be really effective in holding off your cycles, you need to be nursing during the night. I considered night-weaning my toddler because we wanted to start trying for another, but I managed to

Re: [h-cost] att. Bjarne

2006-01-11 Thread Catherine Olanich Raymond
On Wednesday 11 January 2006 6:15 pm, otsisto wrote: Roughly what is that in American dollars and inches. :) Actually, how do you get to the site with the linens? www.xe.com will convert the Danish kroner to US dollars (or just about any other currency) for you. -- Cathy Raymond [EMAIL

RE: [h-cost] OT: Nursing and menses

2006-01-11 Thread Sharon at Collierfam.com
I remember that whenever my husband and I tried to start something, the baby would wake up, even though he/she was in the next room (and, yes, we were being very quiet. ESP at work. Built in birth control. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

[h-cost] margo pattern question

2006-01-11 Thread A J Garden
Does anyone here have Margos Elizabethan gentlemens pattern? I've asked on Margos list but can't get an answer - I'm pretty sure there is a correction that needs to be done to the neck of the mens doublet but I haven't got that page - can anyone here enlighten me? Thanks in advance, Aylwen

Re: [h-cost] Re: drawers

2006-01-11 Thread Robin Netherton
On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, Gail Scott Finke wrote: Robin wrote: Just as one data point, I routinely go without underwear when in costume, Too much information!! Too much information!! I prefer not to know who is going commando in my vicinity. Sorry -- given the topic (whether cold

RE: [h-cost] Re: Italian Underwear

2006-01-11 Thread Danielle Nunn-Weinberg
Well, the only reference I have ever seen to women's menses or the items associated with it, was in Philip Stubbes Anatomy of Abuses (can't remember the page # off the top of my head) when he referred to someone as a menstrous clout. I would hazard a guess that there might be other references

Re: [h-cost] medieval quote on underwear

2006-01-11 Thread Danielle Nunn-Weinberg
Well, I certainly am not in any position to debate the validity of the mini Ice Age theory but, I have spent the weekend at an event in an English castle and I can tell you they are still damp. As for cold I still hold that it is a matter of perspective I grew up in Ottawa, Canada and to me