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by Louise
Sat May 09, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Documentation! Articles! Guides!
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

Re: Documentation! Articles! Guides!

I've made a start on a camp guide (still only partial and very much in draft) on Google docs.

Let me know if you want to contribute and I'll give access.

If it would help with collaboration, I can post a link for people to view.
by Louise
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: Papers on medieval economics
Replies: 0
Views: 1855

Papers on medieval economics

For general reference, below is a link to a collection of publications and conference papers by Professor John Munro, who was a professor of economics at the University of Toronto. He wrote numerous papers on medieval economics and the effects of that on aspects of life such as the wool trade. http:...
by Louise
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Butter
Replies: 5
Views: 3461

Re: Butter

Making progress towards this being a functional display at Blacktown I have located a good sized jar - 500ml jar left over from pickled onions at Festival. I made butter using it over the weekend and it works quite well. big enough to agitate 300ml of cream, and not so big that it gets hard to hold ...
by Louise
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Butter
Replies: 5
Views: 3461

Re: Butter

Experiment 2 - Shaking in a jar I am pleased to report that butter can be made in a jar, with about 10 mins of shaking by hand. I was somewhat less scientific this time, but the concept has been proven. For this experiment, I put three very generous teaspoon scoops of double cream (I think about 10...
by Louise
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Butter
Replies: 5
Views: 3461

Re: Butter

Thank you, Roxy! I've got a hard copy translation of Menagier of Paris - I hadn't noticed the mentions of salted v fresh butter in the recipes. Nothing in the rest of it telling how to make butter, but thats probably not surprising given it's a middle class man living in a city. Good to know there i...
by Louise
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Butter
Replies: 5
Views: 3461

Butter

After talking about making butter as part of our show, I have finally put my money where my mouth is and started investigating whether it is actually feasible (in terms of time, cost and effort). Experiment 1 – Electric hand mixer I decided to start with making butter with an electric mixer in a bow...
by Louise
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Flax to Linen
Replies: 6
Views: 4414

Re: Flax to Linen

This is amazing, Richard!! Words cannot express how excited this make me. And yes, I am totally happy to do the spinning thing - will be interested to see how the fibres came out. I'll pull out my distaff and get back into practice so I can do it justice. Also really want to have a play with some of...
by Louise
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cosmetics
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Re: Cosmetics

All the current cosmetic concoctions got a workout over Winterfest and Abbey. Here is what I found. If you were a guinea pig, or saw it in action, please add any comments you have. Face powder At home, I tried applying (on back of hand) with a feather (a stiff trimmed feather from Lincraft), a brush...
by Louise
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cosmetics
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Re: Cosmetics

Update: I now have both a myrrh tincture and a mint tincture stewing away. Both are just mint/myrrh in white wine, following a combination of references that show wine being used as the carrier for mouthwashes. The idea will be to try out two variations of mint and myrrh mouthwash, plus a straight m...
by Louise
Mon May 07, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Flax spinning
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Re: Flax spinning

Update: Flax arrived a couple of weeks ago. The stricks are in a very pretty twist arrangement which hopefully will be a nice addition to the craft table. The most surprising bit was the smell - the flax smells a lot like horse/stables/rotting straw. Its a very powerful smell that quickly fills a ro...