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Abs



Joined: 12 Nov 2007
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Location: Plymouth

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Pedantic is my middle name. Reply with quote

Having loads of fun making my kit. Now have cap, kerchief and an apron done. Just need to do petticoat and bumroll.

Can anybody help? Not sure what to stuff my bumroll with. I thought Kapok my be best as it at least natural although pobably not widely avaliable in C17th! I'm sure that it doesn't really matter but part of me is shocked that I even thought that polyester toy stuffing would make it washable!!

Would they have used fleece?
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Gruff
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After careful consideration here's my top 5 things you could fill your bum-roll with:

1. Smarties

2. Ferrets

3. Helium

4. Jelly

5. lots and lots of progressively smaller bum-rolls.

No need to thank me...


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Rob Jones



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bum rolls - not something a chap should ever discuss or comment upon (can you imagine the dangers and 'Carry On' style errors that could ensue Confused )

I'll get Liz to post something for you.
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Rachel the Spy



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you blokes liked bumrolls as it gives you something to rest your arm/beer on whilst appearing to your partner to be affectionate.

Of course you could stuff them with all your secret spy messages too.
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Gruff
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that gives me a thought:

Why not fill the bum-roll with beer and install a small tap at the back?

Waiting at the bar could become a thing of the past!
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Rob Jones



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

Liz (who I am encouraging to sign up to the forum) says that rags are the accurate way to stuff a bumroll - borinng but there it is.

I still like Gruff's beer idea; although anyone seeing you accessing it might take a second look!
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Abs



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob, tell Liz thanks. I should have known that, had momentary brain blip.

There is a problem with the beer idea. C17th Bumrolls are far too small, I recon you could only fit 3 maybe 4 pints at most, thats not even 1 round!! There certainly would not be room for a whole ferret! What you want is an early Elizabethan one, before they developed into the stiff Farthingale of the later huge dresses. Probably get 10-15 pints in one of those.

May still use toy stuffing, not sure I have enough rags.
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Gruff
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I stand by my idea and I think it could be a boon for ladies who have greater dimensional curvature, as blokes would go looking for those with a more substantial bum-roll.

I mean, if you were hooked-up with Kate Moss you'd barely get a pint!
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Abs



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have used this Sunday afternoon to produce a bum roll. Have stuffed it with rags!
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