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Offline ladyharrogate

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Re: pictures of horse caparisons, what are you wearing?
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2010, 09:34:02 AM »
sorry it took me so long to respond.  I'd been in the hospital when you posted and it's been a little nuts since then.  I have all my own patterns and design my own heraldry based on what the customer is looking for.  There is a lot of symbolism in the emblems so many times if someone isn't sure of what they want then I'll come up with ideas based on their personality, character traits or that of their character.  If you are looking for patterns drop me a private note as I do custom patterning.  I also design heraldry for those that sew their own stuff but need a little extra help with the designing.  I'll write more a little later.  Gotta run lunch to the kids now LOL

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Re: pictures of horse caparisons, what are you wearing?
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2010, 11:48:03 PM »
I just finished a few more projects and thought I'd post.  Gwen, hope you'll post some more pics too, love the historic enterprises stuff!  Are you the one that makes the Caparisons for them?  Love the historical accuracy.  Mine tend to be more theatrical, I try to keep the historical look but with a little theatrical liberty.  I think my next big project is going to be an embroidered saddle pad for my horse.  I'm also working on a couple of modern caparisons, one inspired by NASCAR and another for a team that does more fantasy inspired joust shows. 

A riding cloak I made for an SCA member...


one I've posted when it was lying flat but here's a picture of it on the horse and rider...





while the striped caparison is one of my faves, this last one was kind of my baby...I wanted to mimic horse armor but make it soft so it's easy to travel with, not as hot and heavy on the horse, etc.  There are definitely things I want to change on it and Bill was also wearing it with his biggest horse in this joust so it was extended all the way out leaving more of the horse showing in the middle than I usually like but overall I like the look, kind of like frosting for a horse LOL.  He seemed to get a good response from it too which is always nice to hear.



thanks to Kay Schlump for the pics of Steve Cowan and Bill Burch, taken at the extreme jousting tournament in Bristol WI on July 30,2010

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Re: pictures of horse caparisons, what are you wearing?
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2010, 09:12:58 AM »
Gwen and I own and operate Historic Enterprises. She does the clothing (and designs and builds all the caparisons), and I do the arms and armour. Together we develop the accessories and manage things. We also run WorldJoust Tournaments (worldjoust.com) and produce the Tournament of the Phoenix. I teach jousting and medieval horsemanship (knightschool.us). HE may appear to be a larger company than it is, but it's just the two of us, with our two employees. It's a family business and our full-time occupation.
Cheers,

Jeffrey Hedgecock
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Re: pictures of horse caparisons, what are you wearing?
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2010, 01:17:10 PM »
and I do the arms and armour. Together we develop the accessories and manage things.

Mr. Hedgecock,

Pleased to make your acquaintance.  I am the guy who just ordered the 8 lances, 3 vamplates, and other assorted lance equipment from your website.  I look forward to receiving them!

We are also very interested in attending your "Tournament of the Phoenix" if we are able to clear the time.

Take care,

L. Dale Walter
Director
Knights of Iron
www.knightsofiron.com

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Re: pictures of horse caparisons, what are you wearing?
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2010, 06:20:08 PM »
Gwen and I own and operate Historic Enterprises. She does the clothing (and designs and builds all the caparisons), and I do the arms and armour. Together we develop the accessories and manage things. We also run WorldJoust Tournaments (worldjoust.com) and produce the Tournament of the Phoenix. I teach jousting and medieval horsemanship (knightschool.us). HE may appear to be a larger company than it is, but it's just the two of us, with our two employees. It's a family business and our full-time occupation.

I am the same way, just a single employee and I have a few friends who are wonderful seamstresses who I pay to help if I get seriously swamped which doesn't happen often.  You're work is wonderful.  My friend Hollis speaks highly of you and the business and recommended I friend you on FB the other week.  I love the concept of the knightschool too.  I can imagine you stay pretty busy LOL

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Re: pictures of horse caparisons, what are you wearing?
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2010, 06:24:06 PM »
I just realized the way I worded that sounded funny!  I stay pretty busy but rare that I take on so much as to need to hire help.  Because I put a warrenty on my stuff I prefer to do the work myself so I can make sure it's up to the standards I have for myself.  Not to mention caparisons are not something many people want to make LOL.  My kids are all learning to design and sew so maybe in another 5-10 years it will turn into a family business.

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Re: pictures of horse caparisons, what are you wearing?
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2010, 01:49:44 PM »
and I do the arms and armour. Together we develop the accessories and manage things.

Mr. Hedgecock,

Pleased to make your acquaintance.  I am the guy who just ordered the 8 lances, 3 vamplates, and other assorted lance equipment from your website.  I look forward to receiving them!

We are also very interested in attending your "Tournament of the Phoenix" if we are able to clear the time.

Take care,

L. Dale Walter
Director
Knights of Iron
www.knightsofiron.com

Hi,

Pleased to meet you too. Thanks lots for the order. Really hope you can make it out to our event, I think you'll love it. Some of the most serious competitive jousting and combat going on in the world today. As I understand it, your group is getting into jousting soon, so I think you'd find a lot of value in coming out to see the Tournament of the Phoenix. Please be sure to come by an introduce yourself!

Jeffrey
Cheers,

Jeffrey Hedgecock
WorldJoust Tournaments
Produced by Historic Enterprises, Inc.

 

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