• Fletcher

    Maker of Arrows. Read More
  • Cord or Point Maker

    Ties that bind.   Read More
  • Scrivener

    Skills with Quills. Read More
  • Rush Weaver

    Weaving rushes. Read More
  • Rushlight Maker

    The earliest form of medieval lighting. Read More
  • Seamstress

    Making and repairing our clothes. Read More
  • Leather Worker

    Trader of hides and maker of goods. Read More
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  • Cook

    Authentic medieval recipes. Read More
  • Tavern Keeper

    Refreshment anyone? Read More
  • Medieval Children

    Our youngest members. Read More
  • Friar

    Medieval pastoral care. Read More
  • The Hound

    Woody is our Rat Catcher and Truffle tracker. Read More
  • Man at Arms

    Ready for a fight? Read More
  • Archer

    Skilled English longbowman. Read More
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Ties that bind.  

Using a simple wooden tool, known as a lucet, our cord or point maker braids lengths of wool, linen or silk to create a strong, four-sided cord that has a multitude of uses. Their primary function is to fasten clothing. Although belts were used for pouches and knives they weren't used to keep trousers up! So these clothing ties become incredibly important in fastening hoes to upper garments like porpoints. The ties are also used to fasten kirtles or on bags as handles.

Small cones of brass, known as aiglets, are fastened to the end of the cords to tranform them into 'Points'. This simple addition ensures that the ties can easily move through small holes in both fabric and armour.

Woolen points were used solely for clothing ties but linen points are much stronger, stronger still if dipped in melted beeswax to create a mouldable point. These waxed points were essential when tying armour onto arming jacks. The waxed linen points won't shift when a knot is tied, giving the knight or Man at arms maximum mobility, ensuring they are not at a disadvantage to their opponents in battle.