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by Elleth
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Cloak hoods .. how did you sew yours?
Replies: 19
Views: 2255

Re: Cloak hoods .. how did you sew yours?

That was to a standard 14th c. pattern you find all over the place: medieval-hood-pattern.gif http://www.theweebsite.com/sewing/hats/hoods.html I made that with a friend from a historical group ages ago - if memory serves we were working from the Medieval Tailor's Assistant. The new edition is at am...
by Elleth
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Fiddling with some leather tooling
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Fiddling with some leather tooling

Oh fun!
What if anything did you use for the background texture on the leather?

Also... what is that wool it's lying on? The stansborough weave?
by Elleth
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Tandy Plainsman Boot pattern
Replies: 25
Views: 2582

Re: Tandy Plainsman Boot pattern

Oh... I love this one! SHOE30.GIF http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/SHOES/SHOE30.HTM That broad idea but knee-ish height is pretty much exactly how I picture the Rangers' footwear. :) I really like the "spine" on the back of Armstreet's ankle boots though, and I think if an...
by Elleth
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Cultural Trinkets/Accents/Accessories
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Cultural Trinkets/Accents/Accessories

Oh! Is that what that is? How clever!

I really love the top. :)
by Elleth
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Tandy Plainsman Boot pattern
Replies: 25
Views: 2582

Re: Tandy Plainsman Boot pattern

Cool! I'm not aware of any pre-Columbian Euro boot patterns that use that construction for the foot, but it's clearly a practical pattern, and it definitely answers to the description "high boots of supple leather." I'd personally be tempted to go with a fairly light vegetable tanned cowhi...
by Elleth
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Finally!

A grand start!

I think you will be more satisfied in the future with a saddle-stitch - and perhaps running the seam line a hair closer to the edge - but that's definitely functional.

Onward! :)
by Elleth
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Wargbiter - Dwarf made fighting knife
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Wargbiter - Dwarf made fighting knife

Oh. Oh my.

That is just jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
And it looks like a horrifyingly effective cleaver!
by Elleth
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most recently Ringulf
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Most recently Ringulf

Oh that is nice... the trimmed coat especially just makes it!

It's no small help of course that your face is developing a great stoic craggy look. :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Gullinbursti did a Dunedain Star
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Gullinbursti did a Dunedain Star

Gulli! It's so good to have you back! That is absolutely fantastic work! I love it - and as Peter notes - your photography as well. As to the star itself I quite agree that simply because it doesn't quite match the description of those worn by the Grey Company we needn't assume someone in Eriador ha...
by Elleth
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Middle-Earth Tool Roll
Replies: 22
Views: 1804

Re: Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Awesome!

I imagine you've narrowed it down based on what you actually use, so I bet any ideas we have you can say "nope, not needed it yet." :)

.... but string for lashing things or boot dubbin?
by Elleth
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The Town Square
Topic: Beorning’s backpack (now with frame!)
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Beorning’s backpack (now with frame!)

That looks fantastic! Otzi's frame pack is one of those "if it didn't exist, it's so cool if should have" things - it seems perfect for Aistan!

I'm mostly jealous over the "comfortable to wear" part though. :)
by Elleth
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Gullinbursti did a Dunedain Star
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Gullinbursti did a Dunedain Star

Oh that's lovely! Naturally our own designs are more to my taste, but I love his approach. The incomplete accent lines in the rays really set it out, as do the manually peened pins on the border. Do you know what stone he used, and why? ... I do wish he'd come back around sometime. His voice - and t...
by Elleth
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: PJ's lack of Preperation
Replies: 18
Views: 2862

Re: PJ's lack of Preperation

Certainly no hard feelings Guillem. :) Though yes, I do think PJ did his best work when he had someone (or rather many someones) reigning in his worst instincts. That's not unique to him - that's a standard facet of humanity, and especially to creative professionals. It can be near irresistible once...
by Elleth
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Dunedain Cultural Responses and ‘Talk’
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: Dunedain Cultural Responses and ‘Talk’

Hunh. I'd not thought of the literacy angle, but it makes sense. Most all our viewpoint characters are of high social standing, so we're certainly getting a skewed view. I follow most all your instincts Udwin.. though if forced to speculate I'd say the literacy rate of Dale was probably about on a p...
by Elleth
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Iodo's Dwarf Kit - Progress and Updates
Replies: 56
Views: 2010

Re: Iodo's Dwarf Kit - Progress and Updates

That is an impressive setup.

You're upholding the dwarves' reputation for craftsmanship Iodo. :)

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