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10:00 AM -12:00 PM – Beaded Roses by Lady B’Gen Van der Sterren
Make a beaded rose in the style of 16th century Venice
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – The History of Knitted Stockings by Audette la Tricoteuse de Saint Denis
In this class, we will consider the development and history of knitted stockings in the SCA time period. The discussion will include notable finds and have some recreations and experiments passed around.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Gaelic Pronunciation for Bards and Heralds by Lady Líadan Liathán
Many wrongly try to apply English pronunciation rules on Irish and Scottish names and words. With an understanding of some important differences, these strange combinations of vowels and consonants will no longer be daunting obstacles in Court, story or song.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Turkish Cut Pile Carpet Making by Branwen Scholastica, OL
After a brief presentation on the history of cut pile carpets, people will be able to try the traditional Turkish knot on a small cardboard “loom.”
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Leprosy by Baroness Slany bean Uillic
Did the Crusaders bring leprosy to Europe? Why did people bathe the feet of lepers, then drink the water? How could a leper get you into heaven faster? Why should you feed lepers rotten food? Come learn the “facts” that your persona knew about this dread disease.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Introduction to Illumination by THL Margaret MacLeod of Duntulm
Students will learn how to layout a scroll, and receive a starter kit to keep and a couple of blanks to practice on. The New Scribes Booklet will be covered [about 10 minutes]. Students will have a chance to start work on a blank.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Quill Pen Calligraphy by Ukhagatai Ebegei
We will practice cutting quill pens and writing with our new instruments! A selection of metal tip dip pens and different types of ink will be available to try out for comparison and to get a feel for the characteristics of each type of pen.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – How to Run a Crummy Feast! by Lady Zilia degli Giudici
Everyone tells you what you should do, what to do and what you can do as a head feast steward/feast-o-crat. In fact, you get more advice than what you really want or need sometimes. Maybe you just want to fly be free, but you do not know how to just say no to people. This class is designed to assist you in planning your first feast or maybe you have done a feast or two or twenty before and you would like to see things from a fresh perspective or gain some insight on what the newbs are thinking.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Field Guide to the SCA by Metressa Alzbeta Michalik
In the first half of this class we will discuss the sumptuary customs of the Midrealm (what all the shiny hats and colored belts mean). In the second half we will go on “safari”, looking for examples and learning what the different titles mean.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Doom! Anglo Saxon Laws by Oswyn of Baðon
A look at the collection of Anglo Saxon Laws. We start with it costs you 3 shillings to punch someone in the nose and go from there.
1:00 PM – The Draken – A Modern Viking Ship by Debruska Jekksdottir
1:15 PM – Burnt History: Pre-17th Century Pokerwork/Pyrography by THL David of Lochmorrow