As an educational organization, we do presentations for the general public, known as a “demos.” We do demos for schools and scouting groups; cons and cultural events. The types of demonstrations may depend on the venue, but generally can include, but are not limited to, medieval martial arts (armored combat, rapier combat), calligraphy & illumination, fiber arts, music & dance, heraldry, clothing, everyday objects and more.

Below are just some of the things you might see at a demo, all made by our local members. The projects below are not items for sale, however, we would love to help you learn how to make them! If you are interested in learning more about what we do, or if you would like to request a demo, please email You can also like our Facebook Page to be notified of upcoming events and activities.

Viking Boasting Necklace. Made of handmade lampwork beads, semi-precious gemstones, commercial metal beads and pendants.
Replica of Roman glass bead necklace, circa 2nd Century BCE

Lampwork Beads

by Baroness Zubeydah al-Badawiyyah

Geoffrey de Gournay’s Court Barony Scroll
Detail of scroll header, inspired by several of the beautiful illuminations in ‘The Khamsah of Nizami’ 1539-1543
A bull paying homage to Mevlana, Ottoman miniature, 16th century.
Detail from The Khamsah of Nizami’ 1539-1543

Court Barony Scroll

by Lady Francesca di Lucca

Inspired primarily from two pieces, the first,”A bull paying homage to Mevlana” an Ottoman miniature from Mevlana Rumi’s Memoirs (The Bright Stars of Legendary Life Stories) by Sevakib-I Menakib, manuscript, Turkey 16th Century.  This piece was initially suggested because our King at the time had an Ottoman persona and Sir Geoffrey’s arms included a bull. Once that became the centerpiece of the scroll I began searching for other Turkish or Ottoman pieces to inspire the rest of the decoration.  I found ‘The Khamsah of Nizami’ 1539-1543.  There are many beautiful illuminations in this book, and I pulled several of those together to create this piece.  The piece was done with gouche, gold leaf, ink, pencil and bristol paper.  I spent approximately 50 hours creating the piece from research to completion.  Thomas de Groet did the calligraphy in a faux arabic script.

Queen’s Blade of Honor scroll created for Her Majesty Christyana Lambrecht.
Inspiration page from ‘The London Hours of William Lord Hastings’ circa 1480
Initial sketch
Calligraphy by Lord Thomas de Groet in a batarde script.
Painting in process

Queen’s Blade of Honor scroll

by Francesca di Lucca

This piece was created for Her Majesty Christyana Lambrecht, and based off of ‘The London Hours of William Lord Hastings’ circa 1480. A book of hours contains the prayers traditionally said at the canonical hours of the day, and was especially popular during the Middle Ages.  These books provide lots of great inspiration for artists  as they usually contain lots of illuminations.  The piece was done with gouche, shell gold, ink, pencil and bristol paper.  I spent approximately 40 hours creating the piece from research to completion.  Thomas de Groet did the calligraphy in a batarde script. 

Late medieval embroidered linen pouch
Butterfly detail
Flower detail
Flower detail

Embroidered Medieval Pouch

by Lady Antonia Valsolani

This embroidery project is a pouch made using tent stitch and plaited braid stitch. The embroidered fabric is light green linen, and the back of the pouch is dark blue linen. The lining of the pouch is blue silk. The tent stitched flowers and butterfly are done in 2 strands of cotton embroidery floss. The plaited braid stems are worked in faux gold thread. Inspiration for the motifs was drawn from later period extant examples of embroidered pouches and pin cushions.

Full-circle shawl made entirely from handspun yarn, dubbed by its maker as “The Beast”
Worn as a shawl, front.
Worn as a shawl, back
Close-up of the stitches.
Examples of carding and spinning through history
Weaving, Spinning & Combing Flax – French 15C
La Fileuse by John Waterhouse
Carder – Luttrell Psalter circa 1320–1340
 Elamite Woman Spinning
Unwinding thread form drop spindle & making skein – French 15C
Portrait of a Lady with a Spindle & Distaff – Maerten Jacobsz van Heemskerck

Handspun Wool Scarf

by Honorable Lady Debroa bat Yosef

Creating fabric by Nalbinding is a technique that predates knitting and crochet.  Instead of a hook or pair of needles, it uses a long triangular needle and wool yarn.  Because of the fact that relatively short lengths of yarn are used, it’s almost necessary that the yarn be of wool since wool felts, which is the method utilized for connecting the lengths of yarn in order to continue working.  The technique for creating fabric is normally associated with the Norse but has also been found in ruins of other cultures.  The good thing about the way that fabric is created is that should a thread get broken, it will not ravel.  The bad thing about Nalbinding is that should a mistake be made in the pattern, it will not ravel.

The Beast started off as a practice piece when I first learned the Coptic stitch of Nalbinding at an SCA event.  It’s a full-circle shawl, beginning with the white medallion in the center.  I started off using small skeins of wool created when taking workshops and trying different wools.  When I ran out of tiny skeins I began pulling out from my stash the small skeins from spinning and dyeing workshops.  Before long I was digging out small orphan skeins.  When I ran out of small orphan skeins, I started having to pull out from my stash the larger orphan skeins.  Before long I was scrounging for more skeins and other colors.   As the years progressed (4 in total), I had used up the orphans and was searching for small batches of yarns.  There are natural colors and dyed yarns of natural colors and dyes obtained from other sources, including the overdye from a fabric used to make a court dress.  The four years involved in making the Beast does not include the time involved in processing the wools, the spinning or dyeing.  The Beast has been one of my most practical items, used for many purposes including shawl, blanket, booster seat, chair cover and cushion.

Sterling silver and chalcedony cordial cup inspired by several examples across Western Europe sixth through eighth centuries.


by Master Beorhtlic Folcwineson

Combination of Roman “egg and snail “spoons, sterling silver. Also a variety of necklace pendants formed of lampworked glass beads (also by Beorhtlic) in the style of viking age north sea burial findings
Sixteen oz. capacity cup, 12th century inspiration. Sterling silver, bronze, iolite and jet. Foot is pewter filled for ballast.
Cover for the cup
Top view of cover
Project in progress

Ivory Pelican medallion

by Master Beorhtlic Folcwinesone

Carving in the style of the Bambug Casket dating to about 975 CE. Material used was recovered elephant ivory, carved with a rotary tool.

Icon of Logos Emmanuel

by Lord Matthew MacGilleFhaoláin 

Egg tempera and gilding on wood panel.  This icon was painted using traditional methods and materials that date back to the first century.  This style of art, known to medieval Europeans as the “maniera greca”, or “Greek Style”,  dominated western Europe from the 5th-15th century.

Crossbow made of Bocote wood.

Woodworking Projects

by Honorable Lord Karl Thorgierson

This mug is made of mahogany and maple, turned on a lathe.