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  • heatherajp@yahoo.com
    Yes, I m in the Barony of the three mountains in The Kingdom of An Tir.... thank you for your help Heather P Sent from my iPhone ... [Non-text portions of this
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      Yes, I'm in the Barony of the three mountains in
      The Kingdom of An Tir.... thank you for your help
      Heather P

      Sent from my iPhone

      On May 1, 2012, at 9:56 AM, bronwynmgn@... wrote:

      >
      > Heathyr, you'll need to let us know where you are located before we can help you. This is a world-wide list for SCA newcomers.
      >
      > Brangwayna Morgan
      > Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
      > Lancaster PA
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: heatherajp <heatherajp@...>
      > To: scanewcomers <scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com>
      > Cc: scanewcomers <scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tue, May 1, 2012 12:34 pm
      > Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Question for newcomers
      >
      > When & where is the next newcomers meeting.....new to the area but an old member.
      > Thanx Heathyr P
      >
      > Sent from my iPhone
      >
      > On Apr 30, 2012, at 6:07 PM, Alison Choyce <greenfaere@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Great questions! I am a costuming junkie, so I will jump in on this
      > > question. For starting out, it is easiest to go with basics. If you ever
      > > get into doing research yourself on your persona's culture, you may find
      > > more information than you think.
      > >
      > > Try to use linen and wool if you can (not everyone has the funds or a
      > > source, but it was used more than cotton, and in more places and times than
      > > cotton).
      > >
      > > Linen was used for underclothing, veils, coifs, shifts, undershirts,
      > > braies, etc. In the SCA we extend that to some of our outergarments as
      > > well, because it is so comfortable in summer in the US, and has the right
      > > 'drape' for period clothing. Try http://fabrics-store.com/ , they have many
      > > colors, the medium weight is good for most uses, and the 3.5oz or
      > > lightweight is great for lightweight shifts.
      > >
      > > Wool was used much of everything else, gowns, cloaks, stockings, hats, etc.
      > > Wool flannel has a basic tabby weave that used throughout period, and is
      > > available from many sources in a variety of colors. They did have a variety
      > > of interesting weaves in period, but those can be hard to get today,
      > > especially in a cost effective version. Try
      > > http://www.bblackandsons.com/and look under the flannel section.
      > >
      > > Silk was available to those who could afford it. And cotton was available
      > > but was more expensive than silk, and harder to get.
      > >
      > > There are a few books you might want to look into. One is titled Dress in
      > > Ireland by Mairead Dunlevy, and also the Warp Weighted Loom by Marta
      > > Hoffman, which will discuss fabrics that would have been available.
      > >
      > > As to colors, you might want to choose colors that look like they could
      > > have been gotten with a natural dye, florescents are, to my eye, a bit too
      > > bright. Fabric that we would call tartan or plaid today were certainly
      > > woven then, not in the current way of thinking that a certain pattern
      > > belongs to a specific family. Jacquard weaves were not possible until there
      > > significant innovations in looms and weaving around the 14th century. So
      > > tabby or twill (which can have many variations) were the weaves available.
      > >
      > > Good luck!
      > >
      > > Alison Wodehalle
      > >
      > >
      > > On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 4:37 PM, Kathy Fletcher
      > > <kathyfletcher99@...>wrote:
      > >
      > >> **
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Sounds good, I can only add, that being a sort of newbie, I was, and still
      > >> am, looking for info on garb, style of course, but fabric more so. What
      > >> kind is best to make different pieces, can it have a print or stripe, what
      > >> colors are "tabu". How can i be sure it is appropriate? My particular
      > >> persona (I've been playing for a yr and half) is early Irish, so there's no
      > >> "painted" examples like for much later. I can't really tell from statues,
      > >> so where do you go for that kind of info? That may be too detailed, or
      > >> specific, for a 102 class. Has anyone ever done a garb 101 class????
      > >>
      > >> And since I can't go to Pennsic this year, can I get a copy of your
      > >> handout, unless you might do it at WOW?
      > >>
      > >> Thanks, hope I helped a little at least.
      > >>
      > >> YIS,
      > >> Caissene
      > >>
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      > >
      > > --
      > > ~Alison
      > >
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