Apr. 7th, 2013

Kentwell

Apr. 7th, 2013 08:14 am
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So, as part of my 101 challenges (which I must post about sometime) was going to Kentwell. Kentwell Hall is a Tudor house which hosts recreations, whereby a large number of people wear Tudor clothes and do Tudor activities for periods from a weekend to 3 weeks. Each year they recreate a Tudor year - last year from June 2012 to May 2013 was 1556 in Mary's reign. This year will be 1559, early Elizabeth. School groups attend during the week and the general public at weekends.

We applied to join in, filling in first one form and then another. It was deliberately trying to put us off so they didn't get the shirkers.

I went to the open day in March, which was absolutely freezing. I made some new friends (waves to Anni and had a lovely day.
On 18th March, I got "pre-acceptance". That is to say, they want us (yay!) but haven't decided our station yet. A station is what task we will be recreating. They vary from hovel to gentry, and the clothes vary from lower through middle to elite. I'm hoping to be a teacher, but might be a sutler (making pottage for the workers.)

Until we get acceptance, we can make linens but not really outer clothes because they are very status dependent. However, as I expect to be lower or middle class, I can get started on the children's clothes. Mother came to stay over Easter and so we cracked on.

I have a massive to do list, and shall post it shortly.
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This list is in some form of order of priority. The names reflect the chosen Tudor names. Items marked with a [D] are done, [G] are already got, items marked with a [B] need to bo bought, [O] are ordered.

We need, with items in bold obligatory:
Amys: 2 shifts, kirtle or petticote with short sleeves [O], foresleeves, partlet [O], coif, forehead cloths, jacket or gown [O], 2 aprons, woollen hat, straw hat [G], netherhose, shoes, belt [G], belt knife [G], pocket, inner pocket, bowl [G], spoon [G], mug [G], stool [G], basket [G], second coif, third shift, snips [G].

Hettie: 2 shifts, kirtle or petticote with short sleeves, biggin, gown, 2 aprons, muckinders, clout covers, tights for netherhose [O], shoes, foresleeves, bowl [G], spoon [G], cup [G], basket [G], poppet [D], more aprons/bibs, hat, toys [G], second biggin, 2 more aprons, third shift.

Hal: 2 shirts, sleevless petticote, biggin, cote, 2 aprons, muckinders, tights for netherhose [O], white pants [G], shoes, hat, belt, more aprons bowl [G], spoon [G], cup [G], basket [G], poppet, toys, second biggin, third aprons, third shirt.

General: jugs [G], washing bowl, towels, clouts, bags to put things in, herb soap balls, blankets, sheepskin, plate, linen squares

Station dependent
School (middle class): Amys foresleeeves, frilled collars and cuffs on shifts, counting cloth, jetons, box, measuring sticks, arches, book, ink, quills, ink pot, spectacles, Hettie foresleeves become more important
Cooks (working class): 2 wool aprons, pot holders, plain collar and cuffs on shifts.
Other (working class): plain collar and cuffs on shifts

Sewing to do list, hopefully in rough order of priority, crossed through once absolutely complete:
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