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so we know about linseed oil / oilcloth / oilskin.... and how at least in the 18th c. the line between "oilcloth" and "painted cloth" seems a bit fuzzy, given the use of linseed-based paints. :mrgreen: But that's apparently (strangely) post-our-period. ... and we know about waxed...
- Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:19 am
- Forum: Human Culture(s)
- Topic: Here's one for the Beornings out there.
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Neat! I've a dim memory of reading some obscure note somewhere that the Westernesse learned the art of iron-working while on Numenor (which fits in w/Udwin's reference about the Numenoreans introducing it to the tribes of Eriador) ... and that the barrow-wight was once a prince of Cardolan, which im...
- Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:21 pm
- Forum: The Prancing Pony
- Topic: A Happy Birthday to the man himself- Peter Remling!
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interesting - I'd never seen that before! I'm gonna have to try one someday. :) Regarding the Sutton Hoo purse: I've always taken it as evidence that belt pouches generally were a thing in that time/place, and the buried person simply had a particularly nice one. Much like for us rich people have ca...
It's the stitched-on top flap that gets my attention. :) I think I started doing things that way after looking at too many 14th c. girdle purses and 18th c. shot pouches. I don't know how "in period" it is for Eriador to stitch on the top flap rather that just make the back and flap one pi...
- Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:33 pm
- Forum: Getting Started
- Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
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It is beautiful!!! How strange to see so much sun! Here in New England the snow is starting to turn to slush, so I imagine you're starting to smell fall on the air? I totally understand your conflict: I had to live in CA for a couple years for work, and as truly beautiful as it was outside of the ci...