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by Elleth
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday to Ursus
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Happy Birthday to Ursus

Happy birthday!
by Elleth
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Fantasy Style Pouch
Replies: 15
Views: 669

Re: Fantasy Style Pouch

Oh very nicely done. :)

I quite like the way the head of the closure strap there is a decorative ornament - looks awesome!
by Elleth
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: A couple of Birthday Wishes !
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: A couple of Birthday Wishes !

HAppy Birthday y'all! :)
by Elleth
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 96
Views: 9741

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

For what it's worth, I got some of that hemp sheeting a month or two back to experiment with for a tick: once I got it, I laid it aside as at least in the hand it felt rather light for that duty. ... although I suppose it's possible they sent the wrong stuff. Hrmm. Mine's the weight of - well - a so...
by Elleth
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natural Leather Dye
Replies: 29
Views: 2544

Re: Natural Leather Dye

Thanks guys! :mrgreen: Manv - I prefer to sew, then dye. That means the stitching color matches the leather color. However, sometimes I don't, because either - - time constraints mean I have to take advantage of the sun when I have it, and a project might not be ready. Better to dye on a good day, t...
by Elleth
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mae govannen! A long time lurker's introduction.
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Mae govannen! A long time lurker's introduction.

Welcome Rarnir! A pleasure to meet you!
by Elleth
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Trying to make a Dwarven Tinderbox
Replies: 14
Views: 1736

Re: Trying to make a Dwarven Tinderbox

... also is this meaning that you use a similar tinderbox design? if you do I'd be interested to see pictures and to know how big it is etc... Ah! I haven't used that type, though I'd like to give one a try at some point! In fact, when I posted before I'd just gotten back from a short jaunt where I...
by Elleth
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natural Leather Dye
Replies: 29
Views: 2544

Re: Natural Leather Dye

Just did another run with plain ol' walnut powder, and it worked perfectly in just one cycle! This is the result: merf-walnut-leather-dye-seax.jpg background: vegtan goatskin sheath: ~7oz vegtan, I think Hermann Oak. Dubbined after dyebath, before picture strip and rectangle: ~5-7oz vegtan, I think ...
by Elleth
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: New Boots!
Replies: 48
Views: 20693

Re: New Boots!

Very cool! I'm curious - did the slits lower down make much of a difference in letting in trail cruft? A little anecdote: after our pup chewed out the liners of my modern hiking boots, I just started using my barn muck boots for short woods walks. I was actually surprised how well they actually work...
by Elleth
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Summer 2020 available now!
Replies: 16
Views: 1934

Re: Summer 2020 available now!

WOW. That's laying it on pretty thick. Ha! :mrgreen: And thank you for the notes! Cimrandir: I think once a leather sole is worn in a bit, it does get better. But yeah - there's a hill out back that's just murder no matter what with turnshoes. I wonder if it's just the ground cover there? Or maybe ...
by Elleth
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Summer 2020 available now!
Replies: 16
Views: 1934

Re: Summer 2020 available now!

Ooh! Ooh!

My dear Greg, would you be so kind as to share your hard-won secrets with us?
I should be ever so grateful, and endeavor to be half so well shod as yourself.

:mrgreen:
by Elleth
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Trying to make a Dwarven Tinderbox
Replies: 14
Views: 1736

Re: Trying to make a Dwarven Tinderbox

That looks awesome! I love the filework on the damper lid. :mrgreen: For what it's worth, the solution I've found to the "the lid is loose and rattling" problem is just to keep some extra tow (or whatever) inside as padding. But granted that's maybe easier said than done after you've been ...
by Elleth
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Summer 2020 available now!
Replies: 16
Views: 1934

Re: Summer 2020 available now!

VERY COOL!!! :mrgreen: The article on Dunedain marching I especially liked! And The boot article also comes just in time - I think this might be the year I finally sew up a set. I've been scared off them forever, but the more turnshoes I look at, the more I see they're basically funny-shaped pouches...
by Elleth
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: SierraStrider- Happy Birthday !
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: SierraStrider- Happy Birthday !

Happy Birthday! :)
by Elleth
Sat May 30, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings to you all
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Greetings to you all

Oh that's lovely... I'd be curious to hear what your jeweler says as well, if you don't mind. :) For what it's worth, another gemstone idea is green beryl, as left by Glorfindel on the Last Bridge in FotR. If memory serves, may have been the stone of the Elessar elfstone, and I think has a connectio...

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