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
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
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
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
It’s been a hot minute since Orazio and I (kolfinna) have hosted a crafting night, and we’re finally doing it again on Monday, 2 August 2021 from 7-9pm! What is it? Open crafting night at our house. Join in-person or virtually! Bring projects, get help with patterns for your first set of garb, spar in … Read more
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
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
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
Our Minister of Arts and Sciences, Sigrun de Birca, is asking for people to display their A&S works at our upcoming Midsummer Revel! We want to showcase your work! There will be a table (or tables) set up to display works in progress finished projects documentation samples (if you have them handy) If you will … Read more
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
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
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
Greetings Bryn Gwlad and Friends, Today we start a monthly segment for the Barony and friends called ~ Guild of the month; The purpose is to Highlight the guild and its leaders and show what it is all about. Our first Guild of the month is Clothiers Guild The Guild lead is Drika van … Read more
Join us for virtual and in-person activities in Bryn Gwlad this week!Tuesday is our busiest night. 7PM – Tuesday 4 May 2021 – Virtual Populace Hangout in Discord 7PM – Tuesday 4 May 2021 – In-Person Rapier Practice at Beverly Sheffield Park Restrictions apply. Read the in-person activity status page or the calendar description for … Read more
We are planning to have a SCA class watch party! Join us as we watch a class given by kolfinna inn kyrra during Candlemas 2021! In this class we will learn the basic of weaving wire! kolfinna will be available for questions before, during, and after! What: Wire Weaving; YouTube Watch PartyWhen: Tuesday, 27 April … Read more
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!
Tomorrow evening we are planning to have a SCA class watch party! Join us as we watch a class given by Anne von Weise during Candlemas 2021! We are planning to have a SCA class watch party! Join us as we watch a class given by Anne von Weise during Candlemas 2021! In this class … Read more
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
What: Monthly Scribal and Illumination Guild MeetingWhen: Thursday, 1 April 2021Time: 7pm – 9pm CDTWhere: Bryn Gwlad Discord Server Sync the details from our calendar to yours! This is our scribal guild’s monthly meeting! Pull out your latest scribal project and chat with the guild. New folks are always welcome! People of all skill levels … Read more
Hey are you a New member of the Barony pages? Oldie but goodie ? Maybe you’ve just been stalking around for awhile not sure what or where to go !! Well I want to let everyone know that we have so many wonderful Guilds in our Barony and so many things going on ! Sometimes … Read more
What: Monthly Clothier’s Guild MeetingWhen: Thursday, 25 March 2021Time: 6pm – 9pm CDTWhere: Bryn Gwlad Discord Server, guild-meeting voice channel Sync the details from our calendar to yours! Join the clothier’s guild for an evening of socializing, demos, and more! The guild will be gathering via discord. Each week will have a different theme or … Read more
Tomorrow evening we are planning to have a SCA class watch party! Join us as we watch a class given by Magistra Osana van der Linden during Candlemas 2021! In this class we will explore the history and techniques for an illumination piece from 1490-1550 Burgundy! What: Burgundy Gone Dutch; YouTube Watch PartyWhen: Tuesday, 23 … Read more
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
That’s right! Join us via Zoom on Saturday as Ambrogio and Jean teach us how to make Mead without Equipment! What: Virtual Class on Mead-MakingWhen: Saturday, 20 March 2021Time: 3pm CDTWhere: Zoom! Get the link from our Baronial Calendar Sync the details from our calendar to yours! Hear what the instructors have to say about … Read more
We are doing something different this Tuesday! The instructors from our Candlemas Event are planning to hop into Discord at 7pm on Tuesday, 9 March 2021, to watch Escarlata Leticia Itzel de Granada’s class on Funeary Feasting through history! The Discord will be available for chat before, during, and after. What: Watch party of “Eating … Read more
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
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
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
Clothiers Guild Meeting will be happening this Thursday! Tomorrow, 28 January 2021, 7pm CST! Dig out your projects. Talk to people about making clothing! Or just hop in to hang out. See all the latest activities on the Bryn Gwlad Calendar
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
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
Dig out a project, hop into voice, and hang out with us! 7pm CST, Bryn Gwlad Discord Server Last week we had folks working on scribal projects, stitching, and some event prep for Candlemas! Snap pictures of you projects and share them on Instagram! @bgwlad
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
We have two fun virtual activities coming up this week in the baronial discord! Virtual project night in Discord! Join kolfinna and Sigrun as we embrioder, work on projects and chat. Tuesday, 5 Jan, 7pm, Baronial Discord Scribal night in Discord! Join the scribal guild and work on projects, ask questions, and more. Rumor has … Read more
This Tuesday, we will be having a craft and chat night in the Bryn Gwlad Discord Server! Have a project you started a while back? Pull it out and chat with us while we work on our own! Stop by for a minute, stop by to chat, or grab a project and stay for as … Read more
That’s right, we have a few fun things in the pipeline this week! We will be having our usual virtual populace hangout (PiP) in Discord starting at 7pm on Tuesday. Bring a snack, bring a drink, chat, and hang out! This Tuesday we should also have our Local Herald at PiP. Sigrun will be available … Read more
Greetings Barony and Friends; The SCA has extended the “No in Person Covid rule” till May 2021 so we need to make sure we are working on our virtual classes – We have 3 WONDERFUL instructors bringing us a Fabulous selection of information- but we still need at least 2 more and 2 alternates (just … Read more
Have you marked your calendar for Yule Revel? Want to take an Introduction to Wire Weaving Class? Want to weave along with me using your own starter kit? Sign up now! There will be 15 kits available for this offering of the class (if there is sufficient interest, I’ll hold another one some time after … Read more
Join us for virtual and in-person activities in Bryn Gwlad this week! Tuesday is our busiest night. If you’d like to see different activities or things on different days, don’t hesitate to reach out to our officers by email or to chime in via one of our social media platforms. 7PM – Tuesday 10 Nov … Read more
Bryn Gwlad has several activities lined up this week. Some are virtual, some are on different platforms, and one is an in-person activity. Check out the details below and see what activities you can attend! 7pm Tuesday, 3 Nov — Populace in the Virtual Park! Virtual hangout in the Baronial Discord Come, chat, geek out … Read more
That’s right! Our Clothier’s Guild Principal, Drika, will be hosting another guild meeting! Do you have questions about clothing, making it, wearing it, finding it, buying it? Want to start on your first set of garb for the SCA? Want to make something new? This is a great place to start! What: Clothier’s Guild Meeting … Read more
That’s right! It’s time for our monthly scribal guild meeting. Anyone is welcome to join. 7pm – 9pm CDT in the Baronial Discord Server!(https://ansteorra.org/bryn-gwlad/resources/bryn-gwlad-discord-server/)
We’ve got an event coming up in 8 DAYS! It’s right around the corner, and it’s going to be held in Discord. Some folks are new to Discord and might be nervous about trying it out. We want to help you with that. There are EIGHT opportunities between now and the event to join discord … Read more
What: Clothier’s Guild MeetingWhen: 24 SeptemberTime: 6pm – 9pmWhere: BG Discord Server, #guild-meetings channel Join us in Discord for our monthly Clothiers Guild meeting! Theme is most useful accessory: fancy or plain, made or bought. Show and tell your purse, hat, belt, ruff, garter, veil, hair-lacing, sewing kit, partlet, hood… Or just come on by … Read more
Join us tonight for a virtual populace hangout in Discord! https://discord.gg/kCT4fRu Introduce yourself if you are new to the server Join the “populace” voice channel Want to brush the rust off your rapier muscles? Join us for an hour-long (come and go as you like) session with warm up, stretches, and rapier strengthening drills https://discord.gg/kCT4fRu … Read more
Looking for some SCA time tonight? There are a few things you can jump into! Things happening tonight, 4 August 2020: Bryn Gwlad’s Virtual Populace Hangout starting around 7pm — hop into Discord for text, voice, and video chat New to discord? Check out these guides and join the Bryn Gwlad server here! Heraldic Consultation … Read more
Hello fellow brewers! I have recently gotten back into brewing and would like to hold an informal tasting over zoom if anyone would be interested. This is for The Austin area. Nicaize and Elen will be getting the supplies from me and passing them out to those interested. The zoom get together would be for … Read more
Greetings unto the friends and populace of Bryn Gwlad! Tomorrow, Saturday the 13th of June, is Kings College! Kings College is a class-focused event where you can attend discussions and demonstrations ranging from studies of historical events to how-to guides for historical candies to round tables discussing running events in the SCA. There are 12 … Read more
Good morrow to the Barony! We have a few activities that have been added to the calendar I want to draw your attention to. Check them out below! 19 May (tonight) – Populace in the Virtual Park1900 – 2100 CSTVoice/video chat in the Baronial Discord Server 24 May – Flameworks Guild Watch Party1400 – 1530 … Read more
This class will be virtual and will be available to view after, so if you can’t make it, no worries!
Atholl Brose (or Athol Brose, Athole Brose) is a Scottish drink made by mixing oatmeal, honey, whisky, and sometimes cream (particularly on festive occasions). This class will go over how to make this delicious drink and the different variations.
What you need for the class: – Whiskey – Oatmeal (preferably plain but whatever you have will work) – Honey – Secret Ingredient – Silver Spoon (optional)
The April Clothier’s Guild Meeting will be held this Thursday — 23 April — via Discord from 6 to 9pm CST. Join the chat with other guild members, stay for a short time or the entire meeting, and look forward to live streams! Join the Discord server and introduce yourself! kolfinna inn kyrra OtarsdottirActing Bryn … Read more
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.
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!)
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.
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!
Attention! Morina O’Donovan, from the Shire of the Shadowlands, will be hosting Embroidery 101 online via Discord, on Thursday March 26 at 7pm CST! Check out the announcement below. If you want to join, hop over to the #fiber channel in the Shadowlands Discord server. I will be hosting an Embroidery 101 class on Thursday … Read more
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.
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
Heads up to those who were interested or planning to attend the Scribal night on 23 Jan. That activity night has been cancelled. Keep an eye on the calendar or for announcements for upcoming scribal nights!