January 23, 2021 from 9:00am (CST) to 5:00pm (CST)

No matter your age or experience, there is always more to learn!

This is a FREE EVENT

All classes will be taught via Zoom. The class links will be posted on the Class Schedule the day of the event. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, see the Zoom Basics tab below.

We invite all who are interested to join us. You don’t have to be an SCA member to participate. While pre-17th century clothing is appreciated, it is not required.

Event Stewards:
Jehanne de Montauban (Joanna Morton)
Perrin de Beaujeu (Matt Morton)
Event email: northkeep.winterkingdom@gmail.com

wInterkingdom Morning Court

Warning: there is an opinionated cockatoo starting at 1:18



Audio Site Token

Audio Site Token Performed by HL Toinette de Cambrai and HL Karl Thorgeirsson
wInterkingdom Downloadable Audio Site Token – Saint Martins from Playford (1651)

8:30am CST Morning Court (posted here and on Facebook)

9:00am CST Classes begin, see Class Schedule for all info

12:00pm CST Break for Lunch

1:00pm CST Classes Resume, see Class Schedule for all info

2:00pm CST Populace Voting ends for Largesse Derby

5:00pm CST Classes end

5:30pm CST Royal & Baronial Court streamed to Facebook

After Court wInterkingdom After Party on Zoom

You’ll learn hands-on basics of working amber and copal by means of wet/dry sand paper and “elbow grease”. You’ll need a shallow pan like a pie pan, a small amount of water and a lot of elbow grease and patience. You’ll want a good magnifying class or, if you happen to have one, a jeweler’s loupe.  Mine is a 10 power. This is extremely helpful to check your progress.

If you are going to be providing your own supplies, you will want wet/dry sandpaper with grits of 200, 350, 400, 600, 800, 1000 and 1500. These can be found at Steve’s Wholesale in Tulsa or to a degree in Walmart or at a car repair shop.  Baking soda is my very expensive, rare polishing compound and can probably be obtained out of your very own kitchen cabinet (or even refrigerator).  If you don’t have or can’t obtain raw amber or copal, there are other options such as turquoise, serpentine, rhodochrosite, malachite or opal.  You will not find this method practical for petrified wood or other harder materials like jasper or agate.  Definitely NOT granite.  (Ask me how I know.)

Instructor: HL Debroa bat Yosef

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Pharos of Alexandria

Meeting ID: 816 7932 2565
Passcode: WK2021

Five songs every new Bard should know! And every old one too!

Instructor: Lady Elspeth Bhoruma inghean Ui Bhrian Mistress Biatrichi Canzionari Di Palermo

Classroom: Statue of Zeus at Olympus

Meeting ID: 942 2505 4799
Passcode: WK2021

Finger Weaving is a warp faced weave that does not need a loom. Stripes, chevron and diamonds are just some of the patterns that can be woven.

Instructor: Lady Serena Calandra

Classroom: Colossus of Rhodes

Meeting ID: 843 9688 2011
Passcode: WK2021

Scribal supplies run the gamut in both price and quality. Come see how easy it can be to build a basic scribal kit, where to get the most bang for your buck, and the many ways to carry it all. Bring your questions about anything and everything scribal!

Instructor: HL Safiyya bint Khalid ibn Hamdun

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Great Pyramid of Giza

Meeting ID: 870 4022 2899
Passcode: WK2021

How to plan and carry out a group meal plan. Learn about how much food is needed, different ways to handle the responsibilities in the group and tips on making sure you’re not chained to the kitchen.

Instructor: Lady Crescentia Fuggerin

Classroom: Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Meeting ID: 958 6563 5942
Passcode: WK2021

A beginner’s lesson on tablet weaving including a brief overview of loom types, how to speed warp a circular warp loom, some terminology, and starting to weave a basic pattern.

Instructor: Lady Éadaoin inghean Chionaodha

Classroom: Temple of Artemis

Meeting ID: 918 613 5649
Passcode: WK2021

How did medieval surgeons treat the wounded? Was medieval surgery inevitably a brutal, painful, ordeal likely ending in death? Were medieval surgeons little better than butchers? What the heck is a crossbow doing in the surgeon’s kit? This class answers these questions and explores the healing options available to surgeons in the 14th century.

Instructor: Master Etienne de Montagu

Classroom: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Meeting ID: 879 3391 5049
Passcode: WK2021

An introduction to Apothecary Class, that covers the tools, storage containers, and shops.

Instructor: Master Seamus O’Caellaigh

Classroom: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Meeting ID: 879 3391 5049
Passcode: WK2021

An overview of the principles, plays, and techniques to win chivalric battles.

Instructor: Centurion Wulfgard Martel

Classroom: Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Meeting ID: 958 6563 5942
Passcode: WK2021

Learn some alternate ways to decorate your garb. This is an interactive lecture class with color slides.

Instructor: Mistress Heahburh aet Niwecastel

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Self-hosted

Meeting ID: 868 2904 1047
Passcode: WK2021

This course goes over several extant manuscripts from East Asia and reviews how to make East Asian Scrolls in the SCA context and general guidelines.

Instructor: Lady Min Soo Yun

Classroom: Great Pyramid of Giza

Meeting ID: 870 4022 2899
Passcode: WK2021

This class will discuss medicinal wines and use a tonic recipe as an example of medicinal wines.

Instructor: HL Goldweard of St. Golias

Classroom: Statue of Zeus at Olympus

Meeting ID: 942 2505 4799
Passcode: WK2021

I’d like to focus on dances I generally don’t see taught in northern Ansteorra. Given the limitations of Covid, the bulk of the dances will likely include circle dances and bransles as they can typically be performed solo, though I hope to include others. The class is scheduled for one hour, but I’m happy to teach extra dances if there is enough interest.

Instructor: Don Cornelius Meriläinen

Classroom: Self-hosted

Meeting ID: 965 2608 9504
Passcode: 99478191

This class will be about how to nålbind a hat using Korgen stitch (Finnish 1+2)from a round start with a top-down configuration. Students will need a large needle, a tapestry needle (if using a non-felting fibre), a skein of yarn, and a scissors. Instruction on two methods of joining yarn will be covered: one method for wool, the other for non-felting fibres.

Instructor: Lady Stormig av Sandkrok

Classroom: Colossus of Rhodes

Meeting ID: 843 9688 2011
Passcode: WK2021

Sericulture is a production process of raw silk by means of raising caterpillars (larvae), particularly those of the domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori). The production of silk generally involves two processes: 1) Care of the silkworm from the egg stage through completion of the cocoon. 2) Production of mulberry trees that provide leaves upon which the worms feed. This session will cover my previous experiment between June 18 and December 10, 2020.

Please note: Not for the squeamish

Instructor: HL Masina Da Ferrara

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Pharos of Alexandria

Meeting ID: 816 7932 2565
Passcode: WK2021

Braids are a common part of historical hairstyles in many times and places throughout pre-1600 time periods. In this class we’ll focus on the grooming tools and techniques used to create them throughout Europe and in the ancient Mediterranean world. I will discuss recreating historical recipes for everything from basic hygiene to high end cosmetics. Simple chemistry tricks to wash your hair, practical conjectures on how keep your braids looking perfect, perfumed powders and unguents. Bring your hair grooming tools of choice to see how they stack up against historical tools. I’ll finish up answering your questions about how you can get started taking your historical hairstyles truly skin deep. All gender identities wore braids historically, and all gender identities are welcome in this class modernly.

Instructor: Lady Gwlados Vachan

Classroom: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Meeting ID: 879 3391 5049
Passcode: WK2021

To often we reach a goal in the SCA and we forget how we actually got there. The class is to try and help you put effort into understanding the entire path you are on. I will also share my thoughts, ideas, and philosophies to use if you ever get stuck on “what to I do now?” times.

Instructor: Baron Raven Mayne

Classroom: Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Meeting ID: 958 6563 5942
Passcode: WK2021

Having a codified plan to follow will allow you to diagnose “the plan.” If you are unhappy with your training results and you have no plan, you have no reliable method for adjusting your training.

Throughout history the most successful armies and warriors had several things in common. A cause they believed in, good leadership and a methodical approach to winning. Since the time of ancient Greece it was rarely the largest army or the strongest warrior that won the day. More often it was the ones who were most confident in their cause and the best trained that won.

We’ll show fighters (rapier, chivalric, other) how to develop a training regimen using the 5 elements of training and Guy Windsor’s 7 principles of Mastery.

Instructor: Master Orlando Giovanni

Classroom: Self-hosted

Meeting ID: 935 4769 6548

We will explore a few different ways to make a newsletter. This can be used for local or Kingdom newsletters.

Instructor: HL Aubrey Ericsdatter

Classroom: Great Pyramid of Giza

Meeting ID: 870 4022 2899
Passcode: WK2021

The plucked psaltery (or lap harp) is a fun and simple musical instrument that was very popular in a variety of forms during the Middle Ages. We will go into a little historical background as well as a lot of practical tips on how to create historical music on this very accessible instrument.

Instructor: Lady Ysabel de Picard

Classroom: Statue of Zeus at Olympus

Meeting ID: 942 2505 4799
Passcode: WK2021

Learn the basic terminology, tools and techniques for metal clay. I will demonstrate the basics of working with metal clay.

Instructor: Mistress Beatrix Alfray

Classroom: Temple of Artemis

Meeting ID: 918 613 5649
Passcode: WK2021

More songs that every new and old Bard should know!

Instructor: Lady Elspeth Bhoruma inghean Ui Bhrian

Classroom: Statue of Zeus at Olympus

Meeting ID: 821 3124 9317
Passcode: WK2021

With information drawn from the last decade of her own experience and coursework as well as guidelines of the American Herbalist’s Guild, Megan will review basic legal considerations that have recently come into focus, regarding sharing herbs, labeling, and the language around describing herbal offerings.

Instructor: Viscountess Megan Andoniel of Glengalen

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Self-hosted

Meeting ID: 825 1050 8934

Fingerloop braiding techniques were commonly used in the 15th century for making cords and laces. You are welcome to work along in this session if you have sewing silk threads, gold or silver metallic threads, or cotton embroidery floss at home.

Instructor: HL Masina Da Ferrara

Classroom: Colossus of Rhodes

Meeting ID: 843 9688 2011
Passcode: WK2021

No, I’m not talking about coffee grounds. I am referring to ground bass; also known in Elizabethan England as Grounds; the musical basis for a lot of the instrumental music of the Renaissance and Later period. In this class, you can learn about how grounds are distinct from other bass part in period, how were they used in period music and what different kinds of grounds were used during the late period. I hope to see you there.

Instructor: Lord Robin Carrot

Classroom: Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Meeting ID: 958 6563 5942
Passcode: WK2021

This class goes over the basics of historical Korean architecture, looking at various types of buildings to include temples and palaces.

Instructor: Lady Min Soo Yun

Classroom: Great Pyramid of Giza

Meeting ID: 870 4022 2899
Passcode: WK2021

This is a safety overview, tools and basic technique overview.

Instructor: Mistress Beatrix Alfray

Classroom: Temple of Artemis

Meeting ID: 918 613 5649
Passcode: WK2021

In 2019, when Lady Ela first began experimenting with natural dyeing, she decided that she wanted to do a colorfastness/fade test of dyes before investing in dyeing full garments. The dyes tested were weld, madder, indigo, and cochineal, alone and in combination. Never one to do things by halves, she decided to test the amount of fading for one week, one month, three months, six months, and one year (the entirety of 2020). On December 31, 2020, the experiment was complete, and… well, you’ll have to come to the class! Ela will discuss (and share lots of pictures of!) the process and results of this year-long experiment. She will also discuss ways to employ natural dyes while caring for dyed goods.

Instructor: Lady Ealawynn Maeru (alias Ela)

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Pharos of Alexandria

Meeting ID: 816 7932 2565
Passcode: WK2021

This class discusses medieval European hygiene, self care routines, cosmetics, beauty ideals and how to enrich our dream by bringing this knowledge into the present. Try safe, modern recreations of period recipes, give yourself a full medieval makeover, or just take a look, no pressure! Discover the ways that medieval people thought very differently about these things but in some ways used similar products. And I will reveal the shocking secret of why cold cream was originally created for men!

Instructor: Lady Gwlados Vachan

Classroom: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Meeting ID: 879 3391 5049
Passcode: WK2021

This class serves to cover the basics of rapier combat. I note this class as “expanded” as it is my goal not only to cover the basic 101 class as it was originally taught to me, but to expand upon elements I’ve learned through the years that could potentially be covered in a basic class but (in my experience) typically are not. This class is primarily intended for beginners, both those new to fencing and those with limited experience would would like to teach basic fencing to their local groups. I intend to note when I’m including expanded elements so as not to overwhelm new fighters.

Instructor: Don Cornelius Meriläinen

Classroom: Self-hosted

Meeting ID: 955 7029 6826
Passcode: 04649370

A look at 1300s to 1600s era brewing, equipment, and volume. And how hops changed the world!

Instructor: Lady Roscha Georgette

Class Handout: https://ansteorra.org/northkeep/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2021/01/Ale-class.pdf

Classroom: Statue of Zeus at Olympus

Meeting ID: 821 3124 9317
Passcode: WK2021

Come and experience how fighters during the medieval era took care of themselves to fight again another day. Basic everyman’s knowledge of medical theory will be explained along with (safe) medical treatments for health and well-being.

Instructor: Lady Gwlados Vachan

Classroom: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Meeting ID: 879 3391 5049
Passcode: WK2021

Learn how to pull stringer, twisties, and how to apply frit to your beads.

Instructor: Mistress Beatrix Alfray

Classroom: Temple of Artemis

Meeting ID: 918 613 5649
Passcode: WK2021

In Vitalist Herbalism, the sensory experience of plants can reveal their actions, constraints, and uses. Megan will share the fundamental aspects of Organoleptics as a guide to how to learn more about the nature of any given herb and its actions.

To make the class richer, it would be best if you came with a tea, a leaf or other piece of plant, or a tincture to experience the process with.

Instructor: Viscountess Megan Andoniel of Glengalen

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Self-hosted

Meeting ID: 867 1128 2006

This class will go through supplies, fabric preparation, design conception, design and paint Application, and some history.

Instructor: Baron Raven Mayne

Classroom: Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Meeting ID: 958 6563 5942
Passcode: WK2021

Discussing early Ansteorra and how we started from nothing. Techniques that worked and technique that didn’t worked. How do you keep people involved when you only have a few people interested that activity. The expanded duties of officers and the duties of the populace. How persona played a part in keeping smaller groups together. Or how our “legends” fell on their noses.

Instructor: Duchess Willow de Wisp

Classroom: Pharos of Alexandria

Meeting ID: 816 7932 2565
Passcode: WK2021

Come explore the development of pie through the Middle Ages. We will discuss how pie changed over time. Also, we will discuss tips for modern pie baking.

Instructor: HL Aubrey Ericsdattir

Classroom: Great Pyramid of Giza

Meeting ID: 870 4022 2899
Passcode: WK2021

Lady Diana will walk Chroniclers (or anyone interested) through how to set up an easy and sharp looking Newsletter, where to find free HD images to use, and how to keep everything organized for future Chroniclers. If there’s enough interest, there might be a quick walkthrough of how to design HD flyers for events as well.

Instructor: Lady Diana de Blyth

Classroom: Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Meeting ID: 958 6563 5942
Passcode: WK2021

This will be a roundtable discussion about how to get exercise during a pandemic without having to go to a gym.

Instructor: HL Karl Thorgeirsson

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Statue of Zeus at Olympus

Meeting ID: 821 3124 9317
Passcode: WK2021

This class will describe how to make gouache paints from pigments, chalk, gum Arabic, wine, and honey. Discussion about how to do this on a budget will be included.

Instructor: Baroness Eleanor of Bonwicke

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Great Pyramid of Giza

Meeting ID: 870 4022 2899
Passcode: WK2021

Learn how to make the medieval equivalent of plastic wrap, waxed linen. Instructor will demonstrate how to make a waxed linen mug cover (handy for keeping the bees out of your mead or the bugs out of your mug at outdoor events), and also larger pieces of waxed linen for covering and wrapping food.

Instructor: Mistress Giraude Benet

Classroom: Colossus of Rhodes

Meeting ID: 843 9688 2011
Passcode: WK2021

Learn how to build a basic murrini like those found in ancient and modern glass beads.

Instructor: Mistress Beatrix Alfray

Classroom: Temple of Artemis

Meeting ID: 918 613 5649
Passcode: WK2021

This class is a presentation and discussion of the hidden resources and possibilities of finding Knowledge of the Arts and Sciences of the past. I am going to take you on a journey to discover new well springs of Knowledge without leaving your home or comfortable armchair. Come with me and discover gems of the past.

Instructor: HL Caitilin inghean Ronain ui Cheallaigh

Classroom: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Meeting ID: 879 3391 5049
Passcode: WK2021

Patterns, Resources and Descriptions of Inkle Woven Insignia for Ansteorran Level awards.

Instructor: Baroness Muirenn Chernaig

Classroom: Pharos of Alexandria

Meeting ID: 816 7932 2565
Passcode: WK2021

To whom could the medieval woman turn for reliable, up-to-date advice on matters of sexual health, producing heirs, contraception and her issues in the martial bed? What kind of advice was it? This is a candid look at this very private subject and explores what we know about sex from court documents and other private historical sources!

Please note: Adult themes.

Instructor: Rosalie Gilbert

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Classroom: Great Pyramid of Giza

Meeting ID: 870 4022 2899
Passcode: WK2021

In this class, we’ll take a look at introductory embossing – We’ll be using aluminum drink cans as our medium and will cover simple beginning steps to get started.

Instructor: Mistress Adalia VondemBerg

Classroom: Colossus of Rhodes

Meeting ID: 843 9688 2011
Passcode: WK2021

A basic introduction to cordial/liqueur making, including a discussion of how it would have been done in period as well as modern methods.

Instructor: Lord Thomas de Groet

Classroom: Statue of Zeus at Olympus

Meeting ID: 821 3124 9317
Passcode: WK2021

We’ll talk about research for those who haven’t done a lot of it before: where to look, types of sources, making sure you don’t get fooled, and organizing your finds.

Instructor: Baroness Aline Swynbroke

Classroom: Pharos of Alexandria

Meeting ID: 816 7932 2565
Passcode: WK2021

In this class we will be discussing historical European dental hygiene. You’ll be making crushed sage and salt tooth powder to keep for yourself while we discuss other methods of seeing to oral health. Learn about the pearl-studded ‘grills’ of Elizabethans and find out why they were all the rage in the time of Shakespeare.

To follow along, you will need fresh sage leaves and salt (preferably sea salt or kosher salt), and dried cloves and cinnamon. To make the mouth washes discussed you will also need white wine and dried mint. Equipment needed is a mortar and pestle. An electric grinder can be used for some portions but some need an m&p.

Instructor: Lady Gwlados Vachan

Classroom: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Meeting ID: 879 3391 5049
Passcode: WK2021

Come learn how to make sausages. We will make some using period methods and then make some using modern methods.

Instructor: HL Aubrey Ericsdatter

Classroom: Temple of Artemis

Meeting ID: 918 613 5649
Passcode: WK2021

For classrooms, times and handouts, see the Class Schedule tab.

You’ll learn hands-on basics of working amber and copal by means of wet/dry sand paper and “elbow grease”. You’ll need a shallow pan like a pie pan, a small amount of water and a lot of elbow grease and patience. You’ll want a good magnifying class or, if you happen to have one, a jeweler’s loupe.  Mine is a 10 power. This is extremely helpful to check your progress.

If you are going to be providing your own supplies, you will want wet/dry sandpaper with grits of 200, 350, 400, 600, 800, 1000 and 1500. These can be found at Steve’s Wholesale in Tulsa or to a degree in Walmart or at a car repair shop.  Baking soda is my very expensive, rare polishing compound and can probably be obtained out of your very own kitchen cabinet (or even refrigerator).  If you don’t have or can’t obtain raw amber or copal, there are other options such as turquoise, serpentine, rhodochrosite, malachite or opal.  You will not find this method practical for petrified wood or other harder materials like jasper or agate.  Definitely NOT granite.  (Ask me how I know.)

Instructor: HL Debroa bat Yosef

Five songs every new Bard should know! And every old one too!

Instructor: Lady Elspeth Bhoruma inghean Ui Bhrian Mistress Biatrichi Canzionari Di Palermo

More songs that every new and old Bard should know!

Instructor: Lady Elspeth Bhoruma inghean Ui Bhrian

An introduction to Apothecary Class, that covers the tools, storage containers, and shops.

Instructor: Master Seamus O’Caellaigh

With information drawn from the last decade of her own experience and coursework as well as guidelines of the American Herbalist’s Guild, Megan will review basic legal considerations that have recently come into focus, regarding sharing herbs, labeling, and the language around describing herbal offerings.

Instructor: Viscountess Megan Andoniel of Glengalen

Finger Weaving is a warp faced weave that does not need a loom. Stripes, chevron and diamonds are just some of the patterns that can be woven.

Instructor: Lady Serena Calandra

To whom could the medieval woman turn for reliable, up-to-date advice on matters of sexual health, producing heirs, contraception and her issues in the martial bed? What kind of advice was it? This is a candid look at this very private subject and explores what we know about sex from court documents and other private historical sources! Please note: Adult themes.

Instructor: Rosalie Gilbert

Braids are a common part of historical hairstyles in many times and places throughout pre-1600 time periods. In this class we’ll focus on the grooming tools and techniques used to create them throughout Europe and in the ancient Mediterranean world. I will discuss recreating historical recipes for everything from basic hygiene to high end cosmetics. Simple chemistry tricks to wash your hair, practical conjectures on how keep your braids looking perfect, perfumed powders and unguents. Bring your hair grooming tools of choice to see how they stack up against historical tools. I’ll finish up answering your questions about how you can get started taking your historical hairstyles truly skin deep. All gender identities wore braids historically, and all gender identities are welcome in this class modernly.

Instructor: Lady Gwlados Vachan

Scribal supplies run the gamut in both price and quality. Come see how easy it can be to build a basic scribal kit, where to get the most bang for your buck, and the many ways to carry it all. Bring your questions about anything and everything scribal!

Instructor: HL Safiyya bint Khalid ibn Hamdun

An overview of the principles, plays, and techniques to win chivalric battles.

Instructor: Centurion Wulfgard Martel

Learn some alternate ways to decorate your garb. This is an interactive lecture class with color slides.

Instructor: Mistress Heahburh aet Niwecastel

To often we reach a goal in the SCA and we forget how we actually got there. The class is to try and help you put effort into understanding the entire path you are on. I will also share my thoughts, ideas, and philosophies to use if you ever get stuck on “what to I do now?” times.

Instructor: Baron Raven Mayne

Having a codified plan to follow will allow you to diagnose “the plan.” If you are unhappy with your training results and you have no plan, you have no reliable method for adjusting your training.

Throughout history the most successful armies and warriors had several things in common. A cause they believed in, good leadership and a methodical approach to winning. Since the time of ancient Greece it was rarely the largest army or the strongest warrior that won the day. More often it was the ones who were most confident in their cause and the best trained that won.

We’ll show fighters (rapier, chivalric, other) how to develop a training regimen using the 5 elements of training and Guy Windsor’s 7 principles of Mastery.

Instructor: Master Orlando Giovanni

A look at 1300s to 1600s era brewing, equipment, and volume. And how hops changed the world!

Instructor: Lady Roscha Georgette

Lady Diana will walk Chroniclers (or anyone interested) through how to set up an easy and sharp looking Newsletter, where to find free HD images to use, and how to keep everything organized for future Chroniclers. If there’s enough interest, there might be a quick walkthrough of how to design HD flyers for events as well.

Instructor: Lady Diana de Blyth

In this class, we’ll take a look at introductory embossing – We’ll be using aluminum drink cans as our medium and will cover simple beginning steps to get started.

Instructor: Mistress Adalia VondemBerg

Discussion about how to get exercise during a pandemic without having to go to a gym.

Instructor: HL Karl Thorgeirsson

Come and experience how fighters during the medieval era took care of themselves to fight again another day. Basic everyman’s knowledge of medical theory will be explained along with (safe) medical treatments for health and well-being.

Instructor: Lady Gwlados Vachan

Fingerloop braiding techniques were commonly used in the 15th century for making cords and laces.

Instructor: HL Masina Da Ferrara

No, I’m not talking about coffee grounds. I am referring to ground bass; also known in Elizabethan England as Grounds; the musical basis for a lot of the instrumental music of the Renaissance and Later period. In this class, you can learn about how grounds are distinct from other bass part in period, how were they used in period music and what different kinds of grounds were used during the late period. I hope to see you there.

Instructor: Lord Robin Carrot

We will explore a few different ways to make a newsletter. This can be used for local or Kingdom newsletters.

Instructor: HL Aubrey Ericsdatter

This class will describe how to make gouache paints from pigments, chalk, gum Arabic, wine, and honey. Discussion about how to do this on a budget will be included.

Instructor: Baroness Eleanor of Bonwicke

Learn how to make the medieval equivalent of plastic wrap, waxed linen. Instructor will demonstrate how to make a waxed linen mug cover (handy for keeping the bees out of your mead or the bugs out of your mug at outdoor events), and also larger pieces of waxed linen for covering and wrapping food.

Instructor: Mistress Giraude Benet

How to plan and carry out a group meal plan. Learn about how much food is needed, different ways to handle the responsibilities in the group and tips on making sure you’re not chained to the kitchen.

Instructor: Lady Crescentia Fuggerin

The plucked psaltery (or lap harp) is a fun and simple musical instrument that was very popular in a variety of forms during the Middle Ages. We will go into a little historical background as well as a lot of practical tips on how to create historical music on this very accessible instrument.

Instructor: Lady Ysabel de Picard

A beginner’s lesson on tablet weaving including a brief overview of loom types, how to speed warp a circular warp loom, some terminology, and starting to weave a basic pattern.

Instructor: Lady Éadaoin inghean Chionaodha

A basic introduction to cordial/liqueur making, including a discussion of how it would have been done in period as well as modern methods.

Instructor: Lord Thomas de Groet

This course goes over several extant manuscripts from East Asia and reviews how to make East Asian Scrolls in the SCA context and general guidelines.

Instructor: Lady Min Soo Yun

This class goes over the basics of historical Korean architecture, looking at various types of buildings to include temples and palaces.

Instructor: Lady Min Soo Yun

We’ll talk about research for those who haven’t done a lot of it before: where to look, types of sources, making sure you don’t get fooled, and organizing your finds.

Instructor: Baroness Aline Swynbroke

This is a safety overview, tools and basic technique overview.

Instructor: Mistress Beatrix Alfray

Learn how to pull stringer, twisties, and how to apply frit to your beads.

Instructor: Mistress Beatrix Alfray

Learn how to build a basic murrini like those found in ancient and modern glass beads.

Instructor: Mistress Beatrix Alfray

In 2019, when Lady Ela first began experimenting with natural dyeing, she decided that she wanted to do a colorfastness/fade test of dyes before investing in dyeing full garments. The dyes tested were weld, madder, indigo, and cochineal, alone and in combination. Never one to do things by halves, she decided to test the amount of fading for one week, one month, three months, six months, and one year (the entirety of 2020). On December 31, 2020, the experiment was complete, and… well, you’ll have to come to the class! Ela will discuss (and share lots of pictures of!) the process and results of this year-long experiment. She will also discuss ways to employ natural dyes while caring for dyed goods.

Instructor: Lady Ealawynn Maeru (alias Ela)

In this class we will be discussing historical European dental hygiene. You’ll be making crushed sage and salt tooth powder to keep for yourself while we discuss other methods of seeing to oral health. Learn about the pearl-studded ‘grills’ of Elizabethans and find out why they were all the rage in the time of Shakespeare.

To follow along, you will need fresh sage leaves and salt (preferably sea salt or kosher salt), and dried cloves and cinnamon. To make the mouth washes discussed you will also need white wine and dried mint. Equipment needed is a mortar and pestle. An electric grinder can be used for some portions but some need an m&p.

Instructor: Lady Gwlados Vachan

This class will discuss medicinal wines and use a tonic recipe as an example of medicinal wines.

Instructor: HL Goldweard of St. Golias

I’d like to focus on dances I generally don’t see taught in northern Ansteorra. Given the limitations of Covid, the bulk of the dances will likely include circle dances and bransles as they can typically be performed solo, though I hope to include others. The class is scheduled for one hour, but I’m happy to teach extra dances if there is enough interest.

Instructor: Don Cornelius Meriläinen

This class discusses medieval European hygiene, self care routines, cosmetics, beauty ideals and how to enrich our dream by bringing this knowledge into the present. Try safe, modern recreations of period recipes, give yourself a full medieval makeover, or just take a look, no pressure! Discover the ways that medieval people thought very differently about these things but in some ways used similar products. And I will reveal the shocking secret of why cold cream was originally created for men!

Instructor: Lady Gwlados Vachan

Learn the basic terminology, tools and techniques for metal clay. I will demonstrate the basics of working with metal clay.

Instructor: Mistress Beatrix Alfray

This class will be about how to nålbind a hat using Korgen stitch (Finnish 1+2)from a round start with a top-down configuration. Students will need a large needle, a tapestry needle (if using a non-felting fibre), a skein of yarn, and a scissors. Instruction on two methods of joining yarn will be covered: one method for wool, the other for non-felting fibres.

Instructor: Lady Stormig av Sandkrok

In Vitalist Herbalism, the sensory experience of plants can reveal their actions, constraints, and uses. Megan will share the fundamental aspects of Organoleptics as a guide to how to learn more about the nature of any given herb and its actions.

To make the class richer, it would be best if you came with a tea, a leaf or other piece of plant, or a tincture to experience the process with.

Instructor: Viscountess Megan Andoniel of Glengalen

Class will not be recorded.

This class will go through supplies, fabric preparation, design conception, design and paint Application, and some history.

Instructor: Baron Raven Mayne

This class serves to cover the basics of rapier combat. I note this class as “expanded” as it is my goal not only to cover the basic 101 class as it was originally taught to me, but to expand upon elements I’ve learned through the years that could potentially be covered in a basic class but (in my experience) typically are not. This class is primarily intended for beginners, both those new to fencing and those with limited experience would would like to teach basic fencing to their local groups. I intend to note when I’m including expanded elements so as not to overwhelm new fighters.

Instructor: Don Cornelius Meriläinen

Discussing early Ansteorra and how we started from nothing. Techniques that worked and technique that didn’t worked. How do you keep people involved when you only have a few people interested that activity. The expanded duties of officers and the duties of the populace. How persona played a part in keeping smaller groups together. Or how our “legends” fell on their noses.

Instructor: Duchess Willow de Wisp

Come learn how to make sausages. We will make some using period methods and then make some using modern methods.

Instructor: HL Aubrey Ericsdatter

This class is a presentation and discussion of the hidden resources and possibilities of finding Knowledge of the Arts and Sciences of the past. I am going to take you on a journey to discover new well springs of Knowledge without leaving your home or comfortable armchair. Come with me and discover gems of the past.

Instructor: HL Caitilin inghean Ronain ui Cheallaigh

Sericulture is a production process of raw silk by means of raising caterpillars (larvae), particularly those of the domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori). The production of silk generally involves two processes: 1) Care of the silkworm from the egg stage through completion of the cocoon. 2) Production of mulberry trees that provide leaves upon which the worms feed. This session will cover my previous experiment between June 18 and December 10, 2020.

Instructor: HL Masina Da Ferrara

Come explore the development of pie through the Middle Ages. We will discuss how pie changed over time. Also, we will discuss tips for modern pie baking.

Instructor: HL Aubrey Ericsdattir

How did medieval surgeons treat the wounded? Was medieval surgery inevitably a brutal, painful, ordeal likely ending in death? Were medieval surgeons little better than butchers? What the heck is a crossbow doing in the surgeon’s kit? This class answers these questions and explores the healing options available to surgeons in the 14th century.

Instructor: Master Etienne de Montagu

Patterns, Resources and Descriptions of Inkle Woven Insignia for Ansteorran Level awards.

Instructor: Baroness Muirenn Chernaig

Largesse Derby

Each entrant has contributed 6 items. The winner of our Largesse Derby will get one item from each entry; the remaining items will be gifted to Their Excellencies. Populace voting will be open on Saturday until 2 pm. The winner will be announced in Court!

Populace Voting Form link below

https://forms.gle/K56haK4TyJ2GTcDh8

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