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  • A Brief Discussion Of Period Sweets

    Teacher
    Lady Sigridr Ranglatr
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    We will briefly discuss the role of candies and sweetmeats in period cooking. Some topics will include common ingredients, their place in period cuisines, and their various uses. I will bring various sweets for taste testing and demonstration purposes.

  • An Introduction To Drawn Threadwork

    Teacher
    HL Eleanor Bonwicke
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    14+
    Fee
    No

    This technique has been used since the Renaissance to embellish shirt, apron, and tablecloth fabrics. In drawn threadwork threads running in one direction in the fabric are cut and removed, while the remaining threads are decoratively knotted. We will focus on the simplest form - the hemstitch - and use it to decorate a linen handkerchief.

  • An Introduction To Sewing

    Teacher
    Lady Katerine Anne De Wulf
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    10+
    Fee
    No

    Participants will learn how to make beginner stitches, and create a pouch by the end of the hour class. We will also discuss time appropriate fabrics and trims.

  • Archery 101: Everything You Should Know About Archery Before You Go To The Store

    Teacher
    Master, OP / Arc D'Or Sebastian Frobishire
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    50
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    10+
    Fee
    No

    We will cover the different types of bows, arrows, armguards, shooting gloves, arrowheads, nocks, fletch, quivers etc. We will discuss Archers Paradox, spine weight and the draw weight of a bow and why most of us do not pull the weight marked on the bow.

  • Basket Weaving – An Egg Basket

    Teacher
    Baroness Ekaterina Kharlampieva Iadorovna
    Length
    Four Hours
    Max Participants
    6
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    12+ w/ parent
    Fee
    $7.00

    Interested in finding another art? Like something that finishes in a day? An egg basket is a period style basket that can be found in almost every culture. We'll make a basket and talk a little history. You will need the entire 4 hours to complete your basket. Please plan accordingly. The dyes from the reed can bleed to your clothes, so dress in something that can be washed or bring an apron.

  • Beaded Veils

    Teacher
    Duchess/Cadet Antigone and Elizabeth
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    8+ w/ parent
    Fee
    No

    An introductory class on embellishing veils with beads. We will cover beaded veils in period, various applications of beading, and SCA trends in beaded veils. Materials for the on hands tutorial will be provided. Please note you should know at a minimum how to thread a needle and tie a knot for a threaded needle.

  • Beginning Tapestry Weaving

    Teacher
    Mistress Vigdis Grafeldr
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    8+
    Fee
    $3.00

    Learn the basics of tapestry weaving in this hands-on class. We will make a small sampler and talk about projects you can make at home. Looms, tools, and yarn will be provided; you may also bring yarn if you like.

  • Coffee

    Teacher
    HL Sosha Lyons O'rourke
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    10+
    Fee
    No

    Ever wondered how this enlivening elixir came about? How it was traded? How it was made? Ever wonder "Hey, can I actually drink this for my period Persona?!" Come to the class and learn those answers!

  • Creating Awesome Event Ads

    Teacher
    HL Lillias MacGuffin
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    Every group needs Event Ads for their event. Come learn how to design and layout eye-catching, functional Event Ads that also meet the Kingdom and Known World requirements for Black Star publication! We will cover all the things that must go in them, items that are a good idea, and what makes for a fantastic Ad.

  • Curved Armscyths In Early Norse Clothing

    Teacher
    HL Osanna van der Linden
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    How to cut, sew, and pattern curved armsyths for Norse clothing. Comparison of the flat gored sleeve and the curved sleeve.

  • Discussion: Competing At Dry Locations As A Brewer

    Teacher
    Lord Guðbrandr Njalsson
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    35
    Max Attendees
    35
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    A growing trend in the Society is that A&S competitions are increasingly behind held at dry locations. This presents an interesting challenge for our makers of mead, wine, and beer. I want to bring our brewers together to discuss the different formats of A&S Competitions, and how we can strengthen our ties to the A&S community through competing.

  • Domesday Office Hours

    Teacher
    Baroness Sabine Lefevre
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    18+
    Fee
    No

    Open office hours for any exchequer having issues or questions regarding reports. If you wish to discuss a specific report, please bring a copy of it either electronically on USB or hard copy. You may also email the report in advance of the event to domesday@treasurer.ansteorra.org.

  • Early Germanic Worldview: Understanding The Germanic Mindset For Persona Development, Art, And Bardic.

    Teacher
    Lord Wihtric Wihtmunding
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    A lecture/slash discussion class for understanding the Early Period Germanic worldview for persona development, fighting, arts and sciences, and bardic. Topics such as view of time, how language shapes the world, societal forms, religious views (pagan, syncretic, and early Christian), and more as topics are raised and questions asked. Note: All religious discussion will reflect period, not modern incarnations in reconstructed forms.

  • Eating Right For Your Type With The Four Humours

    Teacher
    HL Marie de Girau
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    25
    Max Attendees
    25
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    Learn about the medical theory of The Four Humours! Learn which humours rule your constitution and which foods will create the ideal balance of the humours for long-term health!

  • Embroidery Design Transfer: Prick And Pounce

    Teacher
    Lady Gwenllian verch Madyn
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    8
    Max Attendees
    8
    Age Limit
    16+
    Fee
    $5.00

    This class answers the number one question that embroiderers ask. "How do I apply my design on to dark fabric?" During this class we will discuss the period way of transferring a design onto fabric. You will leave with hands on experience by applying a design onto black fabric and get to leave with the kit that you used in class so you can use your new knowledge and skills on your future embroidery endeavors. NOTE: We will be working with Cuttlefish bone, those allergic to shellfish may have (should be prepared for) a negative reaction.

  • European Court Dance

    Teacher
    Lady & Lady Angelina Francesca De Nardi And Stynken
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    Come and learn one of the great courtly graces of the Renaissance. Glide gracefully across the floor while exchanging flirty glances or perhaps join in a rowdy circle dance.  Dances may include: Maltese Bransle, Ruffty Tufty, Heart's Ease, Gathering Peacods, Geolisa, and others. No partner required! No experience necessary. Low impact. All ages welcome.

  • Falconry In Period

    Teacher
    Lord Kazimir Lyszkowycz Wylkowski
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    15
    Max Attendees
    15
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    This is a survey class that looks at the importance and practice of falconry in Europe across the SCA's period, with a greater focus toward the end of our period. The aim is for students to leave understanding what falconry is, how it was practiced, and why it would have been important to their persona.

  • Food Preservation And Storage In Viking Age Iceland

    Teacher
    HL Wilhelm Meis
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    We will examine documented methods of preserving and storing food in early Icelandic history. We will discuss the Viking Age diet, known food sources in Iceland, and the surprising variety of methods of preserving and storing food in that period. There may also be some edible samples available for those bold enough to try!

  • French Batarde 1450

    Teacher
    HL Ian the Green
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    14+
    Fee
    No

    A study in French Batarde circa 1450 - 1499. This advanced calligraphy class we will analyze a batarde hand from a book of hours from Tours, France. The manuscript is found at the Lilly Library shelfmark Medieval and Renaissance 29

  • Getting Started In Old English And Other Germanic Languages

    Teacher
    Lord Wihtric Wihtmunding
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    This will be an introduction to method of studying and learning Old English and other languages, for translation and/or composition. Examples of hardcopy and online grammars, glosses, dictionaries, and other learning aides will be shown and discussed. In addition, learning strategies based on learning styles and needs will be discussed. We will some hands on pieces and methods. No languages background is necessary, but if you know a little German, a little redneck, and some Yoda, you will do well.

  • Gilding On Clay Bole And Painting With Egg Tempera

    Teacher
    Mistress Deanna della Penna
    Length
    Three Hours
    Max Participants
    12
    Max Attendees
    12
    Age Limit
    18+
    Fee
    $10.00

    Bring your palette, a jar of rinse water, and assorted round brushes. If you have a burnisher, bring that, too! Make sure your sleeves won't get in the way. Each student will receive a 4x4 piece of Claybord. Due to time restraints, an image will already have been drawn, and the clay bole will already have been applied and will have dried. The student will sand the clay bole smooth multiple times with multiple grits, then will apply gold leaf and burnish it. After that, the student will have the opportunity to paint the image with pigments and egg tempera.

  • Glaive – Beginner To Intermediate

    Teacher
    Baron Aldric de Kerr
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    18+
    Fee
    No

    I will be hosting a class on how to fight with a glaive. This will go over the techniques that I have learned. Participants should bring armor, glaive, gauntlets if they have them. Depending on time, we will try to do some actual fighting to practice what we go over.

  • Gluttony Without Gluten!

    Teacher
    HL Marie de Girau
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    12
    Max Attendees
    25
    Age Limit
    12+
    Fee
    $2.00

    Adapting medieval and renaissance recipes to be Gluten-Free. A class for anyone with Gluten-intolerance or Celiac Disease, and the Feast Stewards who cook for them! Food samples will be available for tasting.

  • Handmade Candles

    Teacher
    HL Madalena de Orozco
    Length
    Three Hours
    Max Participants
    50
    Max Attendees
    50
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    *KIDS CLASS* Come learn the art of making wax candles. Please make sure your hands are washed and if you're younger than 13, you have an adult present. We will be working with hot wax, but have safety measures in place. Each student will leave with a pair of handmade candles. This is a come and go workshop setup, a 3 hour block of time to participate in this project.

  • Historical Cosmetics And Toiletries

    Teacher
    HL Mariana de Salamanca
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    14+
    Fee
    $10.00

    A brief lecture on the most popular sources and recipes, a show and tell of my redactions of many recipes, and a make & take of a scented water and scented soap. This class is messy. Your hands will get covered in the soft soap so be prepared for that.

  • Historical Fabric Overview

    Teacher
    HL Mariana de Salamanca
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    18+
    Fee
    $15.00

    An overview of the composition and characteristics of each fabric type and an EXTENSIVE swatch card handout listing what currently available fabrics are most and least appropriate for SCA use.

  • History Of Beekeeping

    Teacher
    HL Wilhelm Meis
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    We will discuss honey gathering and beekeeping throughout history, including the evolution of beehives and various beekeeping practices, some advantages and disadvantages to each, and how understanding historical beekeeping practices may inform practical beekeeping today. Examples of reproduction and modern equipment will be available for hands-on display (sorry, no live bees though).

  • How Do You Even Prize Scroll?

    Teacher
    HL Osanna van der Linden
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    Introduction to original scribal works in the SCA. We will go over the process of creating them, where to get supplies, and arm you with all the knowledge you need to succeed.

  • How To Be A Better Writer, A Class For Beginners

    Teacher
    Baroness Ekaterina Kharlampieva Iadorovna
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    15
    Age Limit
    12+
    Fee
    No

    A comment frequently heard about A&S competitions is that documentation is hard to write especially if you have bad writing skills. In this class, we will discuss why you feel that you're a bad writer and get beyond your anxiety. Tips, hints, and suggestions from teachers and others will help move ahead and be the writer you were always meant to be.

  • How To Make Citations And Bibliographies Painless

    Teacher
    Don Martin Malone
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    30
    Max Attendees
    30
    Age Limit
    12+ w/ parent
    Fee
    No

    Citations got you down?Is it the pits when you need to add a footnote to the middle of a document? Don't you wish Bibliographies were easy to create And where did you see that great fact that just made your research sing again anyways? If managing resources, bibliographies and citations are painful and holding you back, then this class is for you.. The topic may sound dull but with a few key tips and tricks your documentation and research skills will skyrocket.

  • Internet References Are Not A Dirty Thing

    Teacher
    Don Martin Malone
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    30
    Max Attendees
    30
    Age Limit
    12+ w/ parent
    Fee
    No

    We don’t all have time or access to great libraries, however we likely all have access to the greatest repository of human knowledge in the history of man. But, just because it’s on the Internet doesn’t make it true. In this class we will break down strategies to find solid referenceable work on the internet and then how to validate the quality of the reference. Many of these techniques are not just for digital content, these methods of source location and source validation are equally important in physical media too. The class will start with about 30 minutes of presentation and then will open up for everyone to share how they approach doing quality research in the medieval digital age.

  • Intro To Ansteorra

    Teacher
    HL Ivo Blackhawk
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    This is an hour and a half long discussion of the basic "nuts and bolts" of how the kingdom of Ansteorra works. New members, or recent transplants are welcomed to come and learn the framework of kingdom administration, royal rule, awards and award recommendations, and basic SCA and kingdom history. This class is intended help new members understand the basic terms and reference points that will let them make the most out of their first year or so in the SCA.

  • Intro To Bara Drafting – Part 1

    Teacher
    HL Simona della Luna
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    8+ w/ parent
    Fee
    No

    Learn what the historic bara system is, how it was used by late-period tailors, and how it is useful to flat-draft sewing patterns. We will make a set of proportionate tapes, so know someone’s chest, waist, and center back measurements.

  • Intro To Bara Drafting – Part 2

    Teacher
    HL Simona della Luna
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    12+ w/ parent
    Fee
    No

    We will use our proportionate tapes (made in class part 1) to flat draft a doublet pattern. You must either have taken class part 1, or be generally familiar with bara drafting and have your own set of tapes.

  • Introduction To Counted Thread Blackwork Embroidery

    Teacher
    Lady Beatrix Funteyn
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    15
    Max Attendees
    40
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    Counted thread blackwork embroidery was a popular embellishment to garments in 16th Century England, Germany, and Spain. Using relatively basic stitches, it can add dramatic decoration to simple garments. This class will include a brief introduction to this technique and opportunities to choose a period pattern and try it out. Students are encouraged to bring their own materials (needle, silk or cotton embroidery thread, embroidery frame or hoop, linen or cotton fabric) if they so wish, but scraps of linen, lengths of silk thread, and needles will be available on a limited bases (see class participation limit).

  • Introduction To Meadmaking

    Teacher
    Lord Guðbrandr Njalsson
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    21+
    Fee
    No

    An overview on Brewing Equipment, the basics of making mead, and the varieties of mead. We will discuss the impact of monofloral and polyfloral honey, with samples of different honey to show the differences in flavor; and discuss some of the "controversies" in brewing from both sides.

  • Introduction To Meadmaking

    Teacher
    Lord Guðbrandr Njalsson
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    21+
    Fee
    No

    An overview on Brewing Equipment, the basics of making mead, and the varieties of mead. We will discuss the impact of monofloral and polyfloral honey, with samples of different honey to show the differences in flavor; and discuss some of the "controversies" in brewing from both sides.

  • Jus Gentium And Henry V: The Law Of War In The Late Middle Ages And Early Renaissance.

    Teacher
    Lord Kazimir Lyszkowycz Wylkowski
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    15
    Max Attendees
    15
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    A look at the laws concerning warfare from the 13th century onward. A times incidents from the Shakespeare play Henry V will be used to illustrate particular points.

  • Kitchen Dyeing

    Teacher
    HL Jennifer Aghassibake
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    15
    Max Attendees
    15
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    *KIDS WELCOME* Learn what dyes are safe to use with your kitchen cooking pots! Not all dye stuffs are toxic. Wear something that you don't mind getting stained. We will be dyeing swatches of cotton fabric, which can go home with the students after class.

  • Laying The Paint: Learning To Paint In Gouache

    Teacher
    HL Osanna van der Linden
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    8+
    Fee
    $5.00

    Learn how to lay paint, use washes, white work and blending techniques.

  • Leatherworking – Beginner To Intermediate

    Teacher
    Baron Aldric de Kerr
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    18+
    Fee
    No

    This will be a class on the methods that I use to do leather working. We will start with "beginner level" items where I'll go over how to layout patterns for the leather, how to transfer a drawing to the leather, and how to begin tooling the leather. Then we will work into "intermediate" levels where I'll show how to do greater detailing, etc.

  • Local Herald Boot Camp

    Teacher
    HL Ivo Blackhawk
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    12
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    16+
    Fee
    No

    Interested parties are welcomed to join us for this test run of an intensive two hour course intended to thoroughly prepare prospective local heralds for the demands of the job. We will cover the structure of the college of heralds, submission policy, the names, titles, contact information of up-lines, as well as the fundamentals of heraldry consulting, referrals, record keeping, and reports. Feedback is always welcome. There will be handouts available.

  • Machine Appliqué: Modern Methods For Period Clothing

    Teacher
    HL Osanna van der Linden
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    Overview of three different styles of applique, how to do them step by step, and what to use them for.

  • Medieval Toys And Games

    Teacher
    HL Wilhelm Meis
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    This class in an overview of toys and games in medieval Europe, meant to inspire each of us to bring period toys and games into our SCA experience and share the joy of medieval toys with each other. We will introduce board and table games, such as chess, hnefatafl, nine man Morris, tric-trac, and fox and geese; as well as gambling games such as knucklebones and Gluck Haus; more athletic games of skill as racing, wrestling and tug-of-war games; and medieval toys such as hobby horses, scopperels, tops, dolls and puppets. All ages welcome!

  • Middle Eastern Preserves

    Teacher
    HL Sosha Lyons O'rourke
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    How were lemons preserved? How were pears? Plums? Eggs? Come and see what tasty treats await from the land of spices and trade.

  • Nuremburg Spectacles

    Teacher
    HL Aurelia Yverneau
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    14+
    Fee
    $5.00

    Learn to make a Medieval/Renaissance version of wire framed readingglasses. We will discuss, briefly, the history and use of spectacles and then students will make their own pair of readers. Poor eyesight or metal working skills not required.

  • Painting With Pigments And Egg Tempera

    Teacher
    Mistress Deanna della Penna
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    12
    Max Attendees
    12
    Age Limit
    21+
    Fee
    $5.00

    Bring your palette, a round brush, a jar for rinse water, and make sure your sleeves won't get in the way! I'll have assorted pigments on hand. I'll show you how to make egg emulsion, how to measure out pigment into your palette, and how to mix it together to form paint. After that, we'll go through our colors and experiment with how it goes down in full strength, diluted strength, and tinted with varying amounts of white. At the end of our session, you'll have made some charts that will give you an idea of how different pigments look, as well as the experience of feeling how different colors handle. As you know, many of these pigments are toxic, including some lead-based colors. Always treat the pigments with respect, whether toxic or non-toxic.

  • Pewter Casting With Soapstone Molds

    Teacher
    Master, OP Sebastian Frobishire
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    14+
    Fee
    No

    We will cover tools and techniques for carving soapstone molds to make pewter castings and how to cast the pewter. Sources and types of tools and materials.

  • Project Management For Artisans

    Teacher
    HL Simona della Luna
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    An introduction to some basic tools of project management, with a focus on how to make them useful in our hobby, rather than a business environment. No prior experience required. Learn methods to budget time and resources more effectively.

  • Runes And Persona: Aligning Rune Usage With Your Persona And Time Period

    Teacher
    Lord Wihtric Wihtmunding
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    In this class, we will first go over the various futharks, their times and respective cultures, and how the period usage can boost persona play and crafting. The second half will be hands on with transcription of various languages as practices as well as discussion about phonetic and orthographic issues as they crop up. Bring a few favorite period phrases in elder Germanic languages, or text and examples will be provided.

  • Sca Etiquette For New And Not-so-new

    Teacher
    HL Etienett de Bitche
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    30
    Max Attendees
    30
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    I will discuss forms of address. How to identify ranks by insignia. How to conduct ones self in court, at feast, around the lyst field, in a bardic circle, etc. Question and answer session.

  • Self-stuffing Fabric Buttons

    Teacher
    Lady Beatrix Funteyn
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    50
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    Finding period-appropriate buttons can be a challenge, especially for 14th century garments. (So many buttons!) Use this period technique to create lots of buttons that perfectly match your garment while requiring only thread and the scrap material leftover from garment construction. Students are welcome to bring their own materials (needle, thread, fabric scraps) if they have a project in mind, but practice materials will be available for anyone who needs them.

  • Shoe Covers For Beginners

    Teacher
    Duke Sven Randullsson
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    12
    Max Attendees
    12
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    In this class we go over how to cover a mundane shoe to give it the appearance of a Jorvik three-toggle or Baltic Viking boot. I have several examples to look over and give a demonstration of each step.

  • Spanish Women’s Clothing

    Teacher
    HL Mariana de Salamanca
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    15
    Max Attendees
    15
    Age Limit
    14+
    Fee
    $5.00

    Learn about women’s clothing in Spain throughout the SCA period. Class covers mostly Christian dress but also includes information on Jewish and Muslim styles. A long black & white handout with line drawings and a full color slideshow of period images.

  • Spinning In The Hand : Medieval Style Spindle Spinning

    Teacher
    Mistress Vigdis Grafeldr
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    8
    Max Attendees
    15
    Age Limit
    8+
    Fee
    No

    This hands-on class will introduce you to spinning with a belt distaff and spindle as seen in medieval paintings. Distaff, spindle, and wool will be provided.

  • Stewardship

    Teacher
    HL Calena Di Rosa Nero
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    18+
    Fee
    No

    To help those wanting to autocratic but not sure where or how to start. Also a discussion group for special types of events autocratting needs.

  • Strategies Of Defense With A Single Sword

    Teacher
    Don Martin Malone
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    14+ w/ parent
    Fee
    0

    New to fencing, never picked up a sword, or interested in the ideas of applying period techniques to how you fight rapier this class is for you. We will be covering some of the most crucial and historically well supported ideas on how one handles a single rapier. This class will be based on the content from the manual/Research paper "The Strategies of Defense with a Single Sword" which you can download from https://goo.gl/7vXCB5. Optionally, 10 copies will also be available to take home for $5/piece

  • Tall Hats

    Teacher
    HL Aurelia Yverneau
    Length
    Two Hours
    Max Participants
    6
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    16+
    Fee
    No

    This class will focus on the methodologies to make an Elizabethan Tall hat or similar style. we will cover materials, patterns and construction. Bring 2 yards fabric, and needle and tread to start your hat with. Other foundation materials provided.

  • Tempo And Measure For Rapier 101

    Teacher
    Lady & Lord Angelina Francesca De Nardi And Marcus Von Furth
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    8+ w/ parent
    Fee
    No

    This is a beginning Rapier class aimed at those who have been fencing for under a year.  We will cover the importance measure or the distance between the end of your sword and your opponent and the various types of measure. We will also discuss the importance of timing during a bout and the various types of tempos.  We will cover the importance measure or the distance between the end of your sword and your opponent and the various types of measure. We will also discuss the importance of timing during a bout and the various types of tempos.  You will leave with handouts and drills to practice at home. Please bring gloves and a rapier if you have them. Loaner blades will be provided to those who need them.

  • The Courts Of Premodern Europe

    Teacher
    Baron Detlef von Marburg
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    14+
    Fee
    No

    An introduction to courts in period, compared with SCA courts and modern law courts. A list of sources will be provided.

  • The Legal Profession In 16th Century England

    Teacher
    Lord Kazimir Lyszkowycz Wylkowski
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    15
    Max Attendees
    15
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    Who became lawyers in 16th century England? How were they trained? What practice tools did they have access to? What was the practice of law actually like?

  • The One Dish To Rule Them All!

    Teacher
    HL Sosha Lyons O'rourke
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    Come talk about Subtleties. Even if you and subtle are barely ships passing in the night, let your food do the talking for you. A bold bright lively statement to show that you to can have the subtleties if you want! We'll be discussing ideas, preparation, cost, displaying and research tips along with documentation!

  • Vinegars

    Teacher
    Lord Guðbrandr Njalsson
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    30
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    From cooking ingredient to cleaning agent, Vinegar has been one of the superstars of the kitchen. In this class, we're going to discuss how you can make your own vinegar (and some of the pitfalls you may encounter along the way), talk about a brief history of vinegar, and a few of the period uses. Several homemade varieties will be available to sample.

  • Wild Yeast Starter (sourdough) – Same Today As Yesterday?

    Teacher
    Mistress Melisenda de Barcelona
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    15
    Max Attendees
    15
    Age Limit
    16+
    Fee
    No

    Is the wild Yeast Starter the same type of starter that our ancestors used? This class will cover that question plus go into detail about capturing your own wild yeast, how to keep it healthy and active, how to store it, when and how to bake or cook with it and more. If you bring a small container you can also take a starter home. Surprise samples will be available.

  • Youth Combat Marshalling And Holding Practices

    Teacher
    Lady Muireen Chiethernag
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    20
    Max Attendees
    20
    Age Limit
    16+ w/ parent
    Fee
    No

    Authorizations class and a round table discussion on how to make youth combat a success in your area. Workshopping ideas for fun tournament or melee scenarios. Networking for Marshals and future Marshals.

  • Youth Rapier Marshal Class

    Teacher
    Lady Elspeth Monypenny
    Length
    One Hour
    Max Participants
    10
    Max Attendees
    10
    Age Limit
    No Age Limit
    Fee
    No

    This class is intended for those who wish to re-authorize or authorize as a youth rapier marshal in Ansteorra.