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by Elleth
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Small stoppered tubes
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Small stoppered tubes

I love the decorative carving. :)
by Elleth
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Dwarven Culture
Topic: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

That looks lovely! Awesome! :)
by Elleth
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Extant bronze age frame pack found
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Extant bronze age frame pack found

I've of course seen reference to the "Otzi pack" for years - but it was also my understanding that the "pack frame" interpretation was still a best-guess, and there was some speculation it might have been a snowshoe frame. But HERE we have unambiguous evidence. Look at this beaut...
by Elleth
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: some help with dyeing wool
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: some help with dyeing wool

I've no meaningful experience with store dyes, but from my little bit of natural dye experience, I *suspect* if you boil the water with the dye packet, let it come down to warm-but-not-boiling temperature, then put in your fabric for a while you'll do fine. Wool seems generally eager to just soak up...
by Elleth
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Autumn 2020 available now!
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Autumn 2020 available now!

Can't wait to read it tonight - thank you guys!
by Elleth
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 185
Views: 30174

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

ooooh.... that mist is just glorious! :)
by Elleth
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yule 2020?
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Yule 2020?

We ARE!
My apologies, we were just talking about that.

Edit - caedmon as said he'll be hosting this year. Wooo! :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wool and Cloaks
Replies: 21
Views: 2673

Re: Where Do You Get Your Wool?

Cool!

... my current "Middle earth" cloak does something similar, but it's stitched in place rather than using clasps.
It's still not perfect, but it's sooooo much better at not turning into a noose the second the wind picks up. :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 185
Views: 30174

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

(incidentally... here's the highway.. :mrgreen: ) merf-forest-highway-highlighted.jpg The giveways are... ... the worn section of the fallen tree in the foreground ... the dark spot where the trail angles to a right a bit in the midground .... the open space (no deadwood) between the sapling and tre...
by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 185
Views: 30174

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

Also - that castle looks fascinating Manv! What a neat thing to have in your backyard! Also... a curious thing I've realized my last few trips out. I have a memory that in my first forest walks aaaages ago things like tracking were a mysterious other-wordly thing, and I couldn't imagine doing it. No...
by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 185
Views: 30174

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

Woo! We have some of that! It looks so festive this time of year!
Almost.... inviting....

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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:)
by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Paging our resident plant lore folks...
Replies: 25
Views: 1881

Re: Paging our resident plant lore folks...

... and found a young dying birch with these on it - anyone know their fungi?

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by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Paging our resident plant lore folks...
Replies: 25
Views: 1881

Re: Paging our resident plant lore folks...

Also, I FINALLY found (I think) an ash - merf-leaves-ash.jpg ... that last leaf is strange though, so I'm not certain. It's a tiny thing though, the tree barely as thick around as a finger. I heard a couple years back our ash in this part the country were just getting decimated, which is a real sham...
by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Paging our resident plant lore folks...
Replies: 25
Views: 1881

Re: Paging our resident plant lore folks...

Found more of that weird pod. I *think* what's happening is there's some kind of grainy seed or something inside, then these little fly things get in, eat it all, and lay eggs. It's the strangest thing...

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by Elleth
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wool and Cloaks
Replies: 21
Views: 2673

Re: Where Do You Get Your Wool?

Oooh... that charcoal stuff does look great! What pattern are you using?

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