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by Manveruon
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Do You Get Your Wool?
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: Where Do You Get Your Wool?

OKAY! Quick update! I received both pieces of wool, and I’m excited to start in on some new cloaks! First I received the very tightly woven olive green twill/gabardine/whipcord I initially posted about above. As you may recall, it was listed as 80% wool, 20% poly. This stuff really is VERY tightly w...
by Manveruon
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: How to dress an Elf?
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: How to dress an Elf?

All other specific reference to primary sources from Tolkien’s writings aside, I have always felt that it makes sense for the elves to wear a really streamlined mixture of functional and decorative clothing - and wherever possible, to combine form and function so that the form IS the function, if th...
by Manveruon
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: How to dress an Elf?
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: How to dress an Elf?

Figured I’d throw in this discussion from a while back, too, which Darnokthemage started:

http://www.middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=4320&start=30
by Manveruon
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Dunedain Marriage Prospects
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Dunedain Marriage Prospects

This whole thing is fascinating to me! It also makes me wonder what a Dúnedain wedding/marriage might actually entail (similar to my previous musings on burial rites: http://www.middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3691&p=41580 ). I wonder what sorts of rituals or traditions they...
by Manveruon
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Let's Talk about Legs!
Replies: 67
Views: 36342

Re: Let's Talk about Legs!

Not to derail the current discussion, because I think it’s heading in an interesting direction and I’m curious to see what Cimrandir arrives at, buuuuut... A few weeks back on Facebook there was a gentleman who posted A fairly detailed breakdown of his Ithilien Ranger kit to a Tolkien cosplay group,...
by Manveruon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: More new stuff! Glove-Edition!
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: More new stuff! Glove-Edition!

That looks amazing :P and the lacing is a nice touch Thanks! The whole design, including the lacing, is based heavily on the glove Aragorn wore in the movies, which I replicated a few years back as closely as possible, and have worn quite a bit since. I have found it to be an extremely practical de...
by Manveruon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 161
Views: 22683

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

Also! Some lovely bright-red autumn poison ivy! Haha!
by Manveruon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 161
Views: 22683

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

I was planning a hike/photo-shoot for this coming week to finally get some good shots with all my new kit items on, but honestly the last several days have been some of the worst in recent memory, so I’m afraid a full trek/shoot is straight out for me for the foreseeable future. That being said, I d...
by Manveruon
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: New fire striker from Odigan
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: New fire striker from Odigan

OOOOOHHHHHH WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW :o

DANG I love Odigan’s work!
by Manveruon
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: More new stuff! Glove-Edition!
Replies: 5
Views: 139

More new stuff! Glove-Edition!

So continuing the theme of making ALL THE THINGS lately, I decided I needed a new pair of gloves! And okay... so I only finished one, but hey, it’s better than nothing! :lol: I may try to make a matching one for my right hand, but for the moment I already do have the glove from my Aragorn cosplay, w...
by Manveruon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Today I learned a thing...
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Today I learned a thing...

Hah! That’s fantastic information! The thing about sheepskin is particularly interesting, because I have found that to be extremely true myself! Sheepskin can be soft and beautiful and luxurious, but BOY it tears easily, and just straight-up isn’t nearly as durable as most other leathers I’ve worked...
by Manveruon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: New Knife Sheath
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: New Knife Sheath

That looks great! I'm going to be in the same boat soon as a friend just gifted a new knife to me sans sheath. I figure making a sheath would be a good re-entry into the ol' leatherworking. I just might "borrow" a few ideas from you. Very nicely done! Thanks! Borrow away, good sir! I eage...
by Manveruon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grumble, grumble, gripe.
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Grumble, grumble, gripe.

HAH, I mean... yeah, makes sense :lol:

What is it this time?
by Manveruon
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Today I learned a thing...
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Today I learned a thing...

- after using a heavy cow leather belt pouch, I went back to a lighter weight goatskin one: realized I quite liked it. Because it was so soft, it flexed more as I fished for things in it, so it felt "bigger" than it actually was. Tradeoffs though: it's less secure I think I've started to ...
by Manveruon
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: New bow!
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: New bow!

Wow! That is just fantastic! I went ahead and looked them up, and I have to say I am FLOORED with how affordable their bows are! I’ve never even heard of a comparable yew bow being sold for less than about 7 or 8 hundred - but mostly upwards of a grand! I may very well have to put one on my “to-buy”...

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