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59018Re: [Authentic_SCA] use of applique in period banners

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  • Cristal Delamer
    May 16, 2012
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      Contact Baroness Rebecca Mary Robinson, from Caid. She is an expert on
      medieval flags.
      You can contact her at astonhall@...

      Tell her I sent you.

      Mistress Cristal delaMer
      Caid

      On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM, Elizabeth W
      <elizabeth.r.walpole@...>wrote:

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      > Our College could do with a new war banner (as the old one is made of
      > cotton and very faded). The current plan is to appliqu� this design
      > http://lochac.sca.org/LRoA/Emblazons/Saint_Aldhelm_College_of.gif. For
      > the sake of a more colour fast fabric with the right sort of weight I
      > was thinking of probably using silk taffeta, or possibly dupion if it
      > is noticeably cheaper.
      > The articles I can find all seem to be about painted banners but as
      > this is a project that we're hoping to do in short (2 hour) stints
      > during our weekly meetings silk painting is not a very practical
      > option (as what I've read about silk painting suggests that the only
      > way to get relatively even colour across a large area is to make sure
      > it is all painted in one go and allowed to dry flat so the dye won't
      > pool or run).
      > Does anyone know of a good source of information on the use of
      > appliqu� in period banners?
      >
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      > Elizabeth Walpole
      > http://magpiecostumer.wordpress.com/
      > http://magpiecostumer.110mb.com/
      >
      >


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