Century Artifact Study
The talk includes a "White Glove" hands on opportunity
with replicated and original pieces from my personal collection
of predominantly 14th century English pieces. It looks at
the sizes, weights and styles of dress accessories and sewing
tools with modern day comparisons as well as areas of wear
and tear on these domestic items.
The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women
To whom could the medieval woman turn for reliable, up-to-date
advice on matters of sexual health, producing heirs, contraception
and her issues in the martial bed? What kind of advice was
it? This is a candid look at this very private subject and
explores what we know about sex from court documents and other
private historical sources! 45 minute duration.
Please note: Adult themes. Trigger warning.
Sewing Samples Interactive Display
An exciting opportunity for members of the public to see up
close original sewing items from the 14th century and compare
them to todays items and reproductions, including needles,
pins and a selection of thimbles. In addition to this, there
are samples of sewing tools, wools, woolen cloth and finished
items of clothing which all may be handled and examined! A
fun Wool Guessing Game is included for those who think they
can tell what's modern and what's not!
Women and Literacy
Books. We know medieval women owned them and read them, but
who was reading what and why? Who taught women to read and
is this where the romance novel really started? What about
writing. Were medieval women as illiterate as we are told
they are and how do we know?
Medieval Bedroom Trial
A look at what a medieval bedroom trial was and a look at
how it worked. Includes witness statements from women participating
from actual 15th century court records preserved for posterity.
Yourself In The Picture!
A fantastic chance for members of the public to photograph
themselves for free in a medieval dinner setting on their
own device- phone, tablet or camera! The upper class setting
is Hands-On (except for the knives) allowing the pewterware
to be tested for weight and gives the opportunity for questions
about food, cookery and tableware! Food is for display only.
century Cloth Button Making
This is available as a visual presentation and also a Hands-On
workshop. The cloth button-making workshops will give you
the skills needed to create the finishing touches to your
medieval outfit or hood. Easy to follow with the chance to
take home your own button in the workshops. 15-20 minutes
When medieval records talk about lace, they mean the kind
of laces that we use today for shoes. Braid or lace can be
made by fingerlooping or with a lucet.Lucet braid makes a
four-sided square lace instead of a round lace, which I find
to be non-slip for clothing and drawstring pouches- everything
stay firmly laced in! This is a Hands-On workshop.
This talk takes a candid look at medieval medical beliefs
associated with menstruation and explores what medieval woman
did at that certain time of the month. This includes samples
of potential substances used and the results of road-testing
30 minutes duration. Please note: Adult themes.
a Basic Medieval Gown
This presentation is aimed at the novice sewer and shows construction
and making techniques from laying the pattern out on the fabric,
a cutting guide and a slideshow with commentary showing how
to make a basic medieval gown based on the Bockstern finds,
how it goes together, the way to get it to fit well and the
finishing techniques to complete the garment. Display pieces
are available for examination and discussion.
This talk takes a look at the underclothes of the medieval
woman- did she wear a bra, pants, a corset? How about a chastity
belt? It includes information from artworks and archaeological
finds. 30 minutes.
Cut & Colour Paper Dolls
- Male & female figures
- 13th, 14th and 15th century people
- Spare clothes to mix and match
- Suitable for all ages
The dolls come with labelled information on what the items
of clothing are called.
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get your FREE Paper Dolls.
- Male & female figures
- 13th, 14th and 15th century people and couples
- Popular with ages 5 to 8, although suitable for all ages.
to get your FREE Colour-Me-In pictures..