Artisan & Crafter For the Month of September 

Greetings all, and welcome to our 2022 series, Artisans and Crafters of Bryn Gwlad (and friends).  Monthly we interview populace about what they create, and why they create it or do it ! Now on to the The interview  This month we are chatting with  Honorable Lord Robin de Chantenay Carrot of Bjornborg. He is … Read more

Artisan & Crafter For the Month of August

Greetings all and welcome to our 2022 series, Artisans and Crafters of Bryn Gwlad (and friends).  Monthly we interview populace about what they create, and why they create it or do it ! Now on to the The interview  This month we are chatting with  Magister René Damours He is an amazing and very talented … Read more

Making items for the N/C B&B bags ? Please click and read

Greetings Barony and Friends  I hope you have all had as great a time – creating largess items for the Newcomer bags as I have. What a great feeling knowing these items will be used and I am sure treasured ! I would like to Have all the items turned in to me , Sigrun, … Read more

Artisan & Crafter For the Month of July 

Greetings all and welcome to our 2022 series, Artisans and Crafters of Bryn Gwlad (and friends).  Monthly we interview populace about what they create, and why they create it or do it ! Now on to the The interview  This month we are chatting with Maistreas Meadhbh nī Ruaidh óChonnemara. She is an amazing and … Read more

Artisan & Crafter For the Month of JUNE 

Greetings all and welcome to our series , Artisans and Crafters of Bryn Gwlad (and friends). Monthly we will interview populace about what they create, and why they create it or do it !  Now on to the The interview  This month we are chatting with HL Kassandra de Haas. She is an amazing and … Read more

Artisan and Crafter for the Month of May

Greetings all and welcome to our New series , Artisans and Crafters of Bryn Gwlad (and friends) . Monthly we will interview populace about what they create, and why they create it or do it ! Now on to the The interview ~ This month we are chatting with Sosha Lyons O’Rourk she is an … Read more

Business, Clothing, Crafting, and More!

This week in Bryn Gwlad we will be having our Business meeting in Zoom, Populace at the Park, Clothier’s Guild Meeting in Discord to cover hot-weather garb and an intro to Roman garb, and a maker’s night in North Austin. Check the calendar for details, addresses, and links! See you there!

Offices ~ positions available in the Barony 

Hello Barony we need your help- active play is happening again in our great society ! HUZZAH !! But in order to do all the fun things we must have leaders – to teach , to reach, and to support – please help the Barony you love by volunteering to serve :  These are the … Read more

February ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce you to  The Bryn Gwlad Cooks Guild ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  The Bryn Gwlad Cooks Guild lead is Maestri Meadhbh nī Ruaidh óChonnemara The Cooks Guild is set up and run by populace from … Read more

Monday 7pm CANDLEMAS planning

Tomorrow at 7 pm is the Candlemas meeting. Please join us. There will be a lot of important discussions and we could use all of your input. Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting Thank you Sarah Ulfeior Gunn

December ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce you to  The Bryn Gwlad Moneyer’s Guild ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  The Bryn Gwlad Moneyer’s Guild  Guild lead is  Rüdiger the Moneyer Deputy is Kazimir Liskowicz Wylkowski The Moneyer’s Guild is set up … Read more

Todays YULE reminder

 LIVE STREAMING Vindheim’s Coronet Tourney !! As well as all the fun and wonderful things happening, there will be lots of sitting and visiting with those we choose to enjoy our historical time with. We will also be LIVE STREAMING Vindheim’s Coronet Tourney !! If you cannot travel to see history made, Let us share … Read more

Todays Yule reminder:

There will be Land Court Land is granted based on awards received- Tradition is if someone is wanting more lands or wanting land for specific purposes (guilds), then they must request this from Their Excellencies. Not all requests for additional lands may be approved, i.e. bribery in the form of Largess is common. Populace are … Read more

Todays Yule Reminder

 I will be at pip tonight !! Please bring a roll of holiday wrapping paper, and a package of bows or a roll of tape – all extras will be brought to yule  I also still need garland , any kind, tinsel, green, paper !  Populace In the Park. Every tuesday evening at 7pm Location: … Read more

a&s a&s a&S a&S A&S A&S A&S A&S !

Barony Artisans, Crafters, Weavers, Builders, Cooks, and Creators of all things ! Candlemas is Near and there will be much A&S rejoicing, sharing, teaching and showing !!! If you have been unmotivated in completing your wares, let’s get fired up and get on it !! If you need support, in anyway , please reach out … Read more

Yule Sparklefest 2021

Dec 11th ~ 12 noon to 8pm at Lakeside Pavilion ~ 307 Buena Vista Dr, Marble Falls Tx 78654 Itinerary: 9 -11:30 – Set up, decorate crew 12 – Populace arrives and decorate their tables  1pm – Their excellencies open court  Baronial Business at some time  2-4 – Land coordinator opens – Games Table D&D, Craft … Read more

SPARKLE FEST YULE Barony of Bryn Gwlad, Stronghold of Hellsgate, & Ward of Bardshal

December 11th, noon – 8pm – Lakeside Pavillion in Marble Falls ~ on the lake by the walkway of lights. WINTER IS THE MOST MAGICAL OF TIMES ~ For all humanity & mystical creatures alike.  Let us join together and celebrate! Not the past years of plague and isolation, but the Future and the Now … Read more

Marshalls needed !! For Asgardian Fjord Day

Greetings Barony of Bryn Gwlad and Shire of Shadowlands !  Asgardian Fjord Day is Saturday Nov. 6th at Deanville Hall, Farm to Market 111, Deanville, TX We need at least 3 more Martial’s for the Chivalric Melee  Please help support our Fall event and volunteer! You can contact me on Facebook, messenger, Or by emailing me at … Read more

Call for Completed Charters’

Have you painted and completed charters for the Barony ? Greetings all , we have a glorious event coming up in a few short weeks and we are in need of the lovely charters the Barony and friends have been painting for us !! Thank you all so very much for supporting this Barony in … Read more

Zombie Tournament : Tuesday Oct 26th 7pm – 10pm

@Beverly Sheffield Park Northwest (PIP)  ~ 7000 Ardath St. ~ go around the pool and we set up between the Basketball court and the Tennis court on the greens ~ As the Veil thins We SCA enthusiast will not go undaunted ~ even if it means we fight the Zombie Apocalypse –  Things to do … Read more

October ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce you to The Bryn Gwlad WoodWorkers  Guild ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  The Bryn Gwlad Woodworkers Guild  Guild lead is  Úlfeiðr a Þróndheimi – Deputy is Dafydd de Mortemer The Woodworkers Guild is A New … Read more

Sign up for Zombie tournament

Greetings Barony and friends! Zombie Tournament is a fun mini event that happens at our populace in the park fighter practice on Tuesday October 26th, It is a Garbed and zombified event for fun and to reach out to the community – and lots of fun will be had !! Where is it at: Beverly … Read more

Volunteers needed Click Here !

Greetings Barony ! We have two events ASGARDIAN FIELD DAY & ZOMBIE TOURNAMENT! Asgardian Field day needs gate shifts filled ~ This event will be Nov 6th – This is our Fall Baronial event being held jointly with the Shire of Shadowlands – it will take place at DEANVILLE HALL, Farm to Market rd. 111, … Read more

Oye’ Oye’ Shadowlands and Bryn Gwlad

We are in need of volunteers for our upcoming joint event !! Please sign up using the following sheet !! If you have never done it, thats okay ! We will train you then you can do it everywhere ! Sign up you know you want to ~ If you have questions please contact Lady … Read more

September ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce you to The Bryn Gwlad Fiber Arts Guild ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leader and show what it is all about. The Bryn Gwlad Fiber Arts Guild lead is Master Dafydd de Mortemer The Fiber Arts Guild is set up and run … Read more

Zombie Tournament

Oyez , Oyez ! Bryn Gwlad and friends As the days grow shorter and hopefully cooler. The time draws near to fight the most epic of Battles at our very own populace in the Park – Prowess on the field as well as of the Arts no doubt will earn much word fame ! So … Read more

August ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce to you  The Bryn Gwlad Bardic Guild  The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  Guild lead is Master Thomas of Tenby  The Bardic Guild is set up and run by populace from the Barony of Bryn Gwlad, … Read more

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends

From the Barony MoAS Its August and well things are still weird – but Yay for the SCA and all our friends online !! As well as time to work on all the things – We have events coming up for Kingdom A&S – and the signups are live ! Here is a link to … Read more

Join us virtually for Event Planning and Woodworking – Tonight!

Join us tonight for two virtual activities! #1 Woodworking Our Woodworking Guild will be having a virtual meeting in the Bryn Gwlad Discord Server to talk about projects, tools, and the up-coming in-person meeting! Meet the guild, talk about your projects, or just hang out and enjoy the discussions. #2 Joint Event Planning Meeting Bryn … Read more

July ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce to you ~ The Bryn Gwlad Scribal Guild  ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  The Bryn Gwlad Scribal Guild   Guild lead is Lady Genevieve of Hellsgate   The Scribal Guild is set up and … Read more

June ~ Guild of the Month

Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we introduce you to  The Bryn Gwlad Dance Guild ~ The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about.  The Bryn Gwlad Dance Guild  Guild lead is Lord Tuathal O’Sheils along with Deputy Her Excellency, Mistress Myfanwy Ferch Eifion The Dance Guild … Read more

In-person events are happening! Here is what you need to fill out to participate.

Greetings Bryn Gwlad! In order to comply with society requirements for in person activities, I have created the following form that all participants will need to fill out when attending any local meeting, guild event, practice, or revel. The form asks for your SCA and mundane name as well as a good contact number and … Read more

WOODWORKERS GUILD

CANCELLED for tonight only: The inaugural meeting of the Woodworkers guild is being rescheduled for, Weds June 16th and the 3rd Weds of every month there after – Sorry for the short notice Cancellation but the Guild lead is Ill and we have no deputy yet – please let us know if you are interested … Read more

Woodworkers Guild Meeting

Greetings populace and friends, The first monthly WOODWORKERS GUILD MEETING will take place this Thursday – May 20th at 7pm on Discord ! After this date the meetings will be the 3rd Wednesday of each month – Virtual or place will be determined monthly ! Úlfeiðr a Þróndheimi Looks forward to seeing you all there … Read more

Garb – Constructing all the Things. Links that might help!

Just sharing a few links related to basic construction of clothing and accessories. Happy afternoon! Archaeological Sewing Costuming links – leather and odds and ends Costuming links – hats, embroidery, decorations Having more links you want to share?Post them in the comments below!

Late-Period Construction, Some Examples

In the SCA, “late period” is often used to refer to things dating between 1100 and 1600, though the term varies dramatically depending on what culture or geographic location you’re looking at. Here are some links to examples of late period construction: An Overview of Men’s Clothing in Northern Italy c. 1420 – 1480 Isabella’s … Read more

A & S – reopening Guidelines

Here are general guidelines for A&S activities. These are based on the Marshalate Plan, but there are some modifications. These rules are specifically for A&S classes for SCA participants, not demonstrations for the general public. These only pertain to in-person meetings. Virtual classes, get togethers, etc. are HIGHLY encouraged and unrestricted. No one is required … Read more

Greetings Barony – News from the Cooks Guild

Alas our leader for the Cooks Guild ~Johnathan Blacklock~ is needing to step down. Lord Blacklock has been a driving force for this guild, has moved it forward in the culinary Kingdom and given it LIFE ! He will be greatly missed at the helm , but he is one of us , so I … Read more

Early-Period Clothing! A couple of articles and videos for your afternoon

Generally in the SCA, the term “early period” refers to things dating between 1100 and 1400 or anything earlier than that. (Yes, it’s a vague term and “early” changes depending on what geographic location you’re talking about. But, that’s okay.) Here are a couple of links that focus on early period “viking” construction. Check out … Read more

Research is Hard. Where do you even begin???

This is by no means a comprehensive collection of research starting points. This won’t get you information on all cultures, but hopefully these will give you some starting points, some inspiration, and some educational spaces to explore. These links will take you to external sites. Ancient Origins – “Our goal is to highlight the very latest … Read more

Ansteorran Woven Regalia – Inkle Loom Patterns!

Do you have an inkle loom or another tool that lets you do warp-faced weavings? Looking for small projects to take on? Well, you can satisfy your need to weave and help the Kingdom at the same time! The Kingdom of Ansteorra gives regalia with some awards. It can range from circlets to cloaks, pendants … Read more

Hardened Leather Armour and Resources to Make It

These are a few resources shared y Bryn Gwlad’s own Sir Maelgwyn. These should help you in your quest to make your own leather armour. First, this article at Greaving has good coverage of making greaves! There are seven steps to the grieving process:  shock, pain, anger, depression, hope, reconstruction and acceptance.  Many of these steps … Read more

Want to find people talking about SCA or Period topics? Check out these blogs!

These links will take you to external sites that have no affiliation with Bryn Gwlad. The Realm of Venus Welcome to the Realm of Venus, a site about the clothing and accessories of the men and women of late Renaissance Italy, with a focus on sixteenth century Venice. Whether you are a costumer in the … Read more

Photographer’s Series – #6

Assignment 6: take the best 5 images you created and make them even better!

This is all about post-processing using tools like Capture One, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera RAW or whatever tool you prefer. Use skills you have or ask questions.I can help you with this at almost any skill level—seriously.

If you do not have a tool you like, most have free trials you can download.Capture One even has completely free versions if you use Sony or Fuji cameras.

Maybe Knott
Photographer’s Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress, ask about specific phot-editing tools, and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographers Series – #5

Assignment 5: time to use the skills from 1-4. Create 5 great images of your chosen subject in good light!

So you have worked on finding good angles and perspectives for your subject. You have learned about light angles and how they look on your subject. You have explored how window light works (which contributes a lot to the use of strobes, if you have not tried that yet).

Now take your chosen subject and try to create five distinct images using what you learned in the first assignments.If your subject is a person or pet, how can you get the best or most interesting expressions?

If you are not already using RAW files on your camera, please start doing so. You can set your camera to shoot RAW plus jpeg, so you still have jpegs you might be used to. But, trust me, you will be happier in the future if you get in the habit of shooting RAW now. (Plus, you’ll want RAW files for the next assignment!)

Maybe Knott
Photographer’s Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographer’s Assignment Series – #4

Assignment 4: use a reflector.

This can be combined with assignment three to further explore window light. Or you can use the light-source from assignment two.

Grab something white and something black. A piece of poster board is ideal, but many items can work (hold up a t-shirt, paper, a bed sheet…be creative). Hold up either white or black item near your subject (start with opposite from window and then experiment.

What do you notice? How can you make the shadows lighter or darker? How many different ways can you make your subject look better or worse? Learning what doesn’t work is often as valuable as what does.

Maybe Knott
Photographer’s Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographer’s Assignment Series – #3

Assignment 3: use a window for light

So this is fantastic for people, naturally, but window light is also fantastic for food or almost anything.

The relationship of the light source to the subject, as we learned in the last experiment, makes a difference. So does the angle and distance, as we learned from the first. So keep going as long as patience lasts and find out new things!

Maybe Knott
Photographer’s Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographer’s Guild Series – #2

Assignment 2: Pick a single subject and a light source. Keep the subject and camera in the same place and move your light source to different places.

The light above or at least at the same height is “traditional” since the sun is above, but you should feel free to experiment with it. Play with light behind, change angles around the subject. Change angle up and down. Change the way the light faces if this can be changed. So many options.

Maybe Knott
Photographer’s Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographer’s Guild Assignment Series – #1

Assignment 1: pick a subject and photograph it or them from five distinct angles.

You can be in front, next to, behind, above, below, closer or further away. This could be something you have made, a family member, a pet, garb, armor or anything else.

Maybe Knott
Photography Guild Principal

Check out the Photography Guild Page and Share your progress and join the discussion on the Photographer’s Guild Facebook Group!

Photographer’s Guild Assignment Series

Virus keeping you from going to events? Want to get your camera out and learn, practice, and discuss photography with other people? Well, the Bryn Gwlad Photographer’s Guild has an assignment series for you! Every few days, Maybe Knott (Guild Leader) will be posting assignments to the guild. Look for assignments posted here, and join … Read more