A Brief History of Knitting – Audette la Tricotuese de Saint Denis
This course is a short history of knitting in the SCA timeframe. We start at the earliest Egyptian knitting findings and continue thru to 16th century stockings.
Knitting Roundtable – Audette la Tricoteuse de Saint Denis
Bring your period knitting projects and books for some show and tell and discussion!
Spindles 101 – Markéta z Prahy
Make & take drop spindle, practice, and some historical background. $2 for materials; under 10 accompanied by adult (for assistance)
Tassels & Turk’s Head Knots – Master Edyth Miller
Let’s make some tassels! Let’s make them fancy with some Turk’s Head Knot tops! Materials and handouts supplied.
What is stumpwork embroidery? – THL Elayne Thorne
Description of stumpwork, its history and how a regular embroidery pattern can be changed to 3-D embroidery, students should have a basic knowledge of common embroidery stitches
Beaded Flowers: Daisy – Lady B’Gen Van der Sterren
Make a small Daisy in the manner of 15th/16th Century Venice. If you have needlenose pliers and/or wire cutters, please bring them to class., $2 fee, gentles 16 and over please, 2 hour class.
Apothecary Medicine – Herbal Remedies – Lady Murigheal O’Seannaig
Written history and beyond has passed down many herbal remedies, tinctures, salves and more. Herbs were used for many purposes and as the Apothecaries became more prevalent, so did the remedies. In this class, you will make your own herbal remedy to take home to use. *No Oral Remedies*, Hands on class making an herbal remedy,
A roundtable discussion on Peafowl and Pheasants in Medieval Europe – Forester Robert Thorne
A discussion on the hows and whys peafowl and pheasants made it to Medieval Europe. From Religion to dinner, these birds are everywhere!
Feast-o-Cratting 101 – Baroness Gwenhwyfar fitz Herbert
Basic guidelines on how to prepare a tasty feast that everyone will enjoy. Budget and timetables, as well as helpful hints.
An Elizabethan Guide to Chocolate – Slany bean Uillic
It’s 1600 and you’ve just sat down to try a new delicacy – chocolate. Come for the chocolate, stay for the history, and leave with authentic recipes for your next feast.
Indian Persona Social – Genevieve Chastisse de Vaucresson
Wear your favorite Indian garb, bring your Indian culture-related books and projects, and a mug for some hot chai!
Disability During the Middle Ages – Elisabeta Fischer
A look at how laws and societal perspective during the Middle Ages effected those who were disabled.
Accessibility in the SCA – Elisabeta Fischer
A discussion about how to make an SCA event more accessible for the disabled.
Updating the Midrealm Scribe’s Handbook – Lady Margaret MacLeod, C.W.
A 2-hour discussion to get feedback on what the Kingdom’s Scribes want and need from the Scribes handbook.
Introduction to Pyrography – THL David of Lochmorrow
This class is a basic introduction to the art of Pyrography. We will look at some period sources of surviving pyrographic work and then work on a beginning make and take pyrographic project in the form of a small wooden plaque. There is no fee for the class. We will be using solid point wood burning tools as these are closest to what would have been used in period. I have enough tools for 5 people to use. If you have your own tools and want to come join us you are most welcome. They are easily and economically obtained at local craft and department stores such as Walmart if you wish to purchase them.
Since we will be dealing with extremely hot tools and the art form requires patience, I request that only adults participate please.
Make Your Own Gouache and Shell Gold Paints – Lynette de Warenne
Making your own gouache is quick and easy! Starting with finely ground earth pigments and gum arabic, you can make your own opaque but water-activated pots of gouache and shell gold for artistic works. Some kits will be available for purchase.
Age 13+. Free to make one color and one gold; $1 for additional colors/additional golds; $5 for a starter kit with some tools and materials to take home.
Stamped Pendants – Gunnarr Alfljot
Stamping is the process of impressing a design into a piece of metal by using a steel tool (usually) held against the metal and striking with a hammer to create decorative effects in metal. After a brief demonstration, participants will have the opportunity to create their own stamped pendants.
There is no fee. There is no class size limit for demonstration, though there will be limited handouts. Class size for the creation of the pendants is limited to 8 participants, though more can observe and jump in if there is space/time. Class is 2 hours.
Combat Archery Tubular Ammunition Inspection – Sarah of the Erie Sea, OP
Learn how to inspect Tubular Ammunition for Combat Archery. These inspectors are essential if Combat Archery is going to happen at melee events. This class can be taken as part of the CA MIT process or to see if you want to become one. If you can, go to the 35 Foot Spear website to become familiar with the ammo before class (that makes it easier). If you plan to become a CA MIT, sign up as an MIT on the site as soon as possible. Ages 18 and up. 2 hour class; counts toward CA MIT training.
Combat Archery Fiberglass Ammunition Inspection – Sarah of the Erie Sea, OP
Learn how to inspect Fiberglass Ammunition for Combat Archery. These inspectors are essential if Combat Archery is going to happen at melee events. This class can be taken as part of the CA MIT process or to see if you want to become one. If you can, go to the 35 Foot Spear website to become familiar with the ammo before class (that makes it easier). If you plan to become a CA MIT, sign up as an MIT on the site as soon as possible. Ages 18 and up. 2 hours; counts toward CA MIT training.
Guilds in Period – Brynn Herleifsson
“Guilds” are commonly used in the SCA to identify people sharing an activity or field of interest. But, in period they could be much less collegial. This class is a discussion of how guilds functioned in period, how they developed, and why some people avoided them at all costs.
The Arnegundis Tomb – Catherine of Haga
Using the information from tomb 49 in St. Denis and other grave goods from the time period we will explore several costumes which work for Merovingian Franks or their allies.
Medieval castles – Dorcas the Lost
What castles were used for and build your own castle. Intended for children 5 and up.
Game of goose – Dorcas the Lost and Mwynwen Ysginidd
Children will learn how to play the game and get a game to take home. Intended for children 5 and up. An hour long, fee of $3.
Notty (the game cribbage is based on) – Mwynwen Ysginidd
How to play Notty, rules and documentation of the card game. $1.00 for hand out of rules and scoring board.
Around the Midrealm Gaming Table – Mwynwen Ysginidd
Non-period and period games played at the gaming tables in the Midlands.
In addition, learn about the A&S Display and Laurel Prize Tourney