Saturday All Day — Fiber Arts Salon
Bring your weaving projects, sewing, spinning, fabric to be burn tested, or just come and geek out with us! (Salon may be closed during classes at teacher's discretion.)
9:00AM-10:00AM — Class Cabin #1
Protocol and precedence
Who's that in the pointy hat?
10:00AM-11:00AM — Main Hall Irish Brown Bread
Baroness Lote Winterborn A demo and discussion on how to make a simple loaf of Irish brown bread. Samples of the finished product provided. No class fee or limit.
10:00AM-11:00AM — Fiber Arts Salon
Stop, drop, and spin
A beginner's introduction into drop spinning. Learn terminology, see a variety of fibers, and begin practicing on your own take home drop spindle! Class limited to 8 spots. $10 includes a wooden drop spindle and 1oz of sheep’s wool roving. Bamboo silk can be provided for those with wool allergies.
10:00AM-11:00AM — Class Cabin #2
Basic Costume Construction and Care
Baroness Xanthe Yfantes
Basic construction, seam finishing, and laundering care suggestions for beginner garb sewing. This is a lecture class for beginners. No limit, no fees
11:00AM-12:00PM —Class Cabin #1
A brief history of stencils with instruction and hands on time. Materials will be provided.
11:00AM-12:00PM — Fiber Arts Salon
Basic Continental Knitting
Lady Sakurai Sukeko
A very basic, hands on beginners class on continental knitting with no tension. Depending on interest & class size, we will learn the long tail cast on, knit, perl, garter and stockinette stitches. Materials provided, limit 5. Bring your own needles, unlimited.
1:00PM-2:00PM — Fiber Arts Salon
Stick Weaving For All Ages
Hands on beginners class for all ages. Children under 8 should have an adult with them for assistance. $5 fee to keep materials, or you can borrow them for class, limit 6. Bring your own sticks, unlimited.
1:00-2:00PM — Class Cabin #2
Improving on Your Norse Costume
Historic Dress versus SCA Trend (and how to make it all work for you.) 1 hour. An overview of SCA trends in Norse fashion, and how they compare to what we know based on archaeology and anthropology.
1:00PM-3:00PM — Class Cabin #1
Basic, Basic Tunic Construction
Mistress Gwenith ferch Arthur
Sewing a basic tunic with neck facing. Everyone will go home with their own neck facing pattern and a sample doll-sized tunic for reference. Please bring a pair of scissors. Limit 15.
2:00PM-4:00PM — Fiber Arts Salon
Inkle Weaving Mistress Fionnabhair. Students will learn the basics of warping and weaving on an inkle loom. Bring you inkle loom or just come watch. Yarn will be provided. 1 hour, ages 8 and up, no charge for materials. Located at the Textile Salon.
2:00PM-3:00PM — Main Hall
Bardic: Round Robin Performances
THL Celeste Alienor Courtenay De Montmorency
When you're in front of an audience with them all facing you, it's fairly easy to engage the audience, but how do you engage a circle? You can stay in one spot and perform, but you're going to lose the people behind you. How do you engage an audience in the round? This class is designed to give you some ideas on how to perform in a circle.
2:00PM-3:00PM — Class Cabin #2
Henna for Hair
Baroness Xanthe Yfantes
This is a lecture class with a little show and tell. No limit no fees. I will not do hair, this is strictly information and discussion encouraged in both classes.
3:00PM-4:00PM — Main Hall
Rise to the Challenge: A Bardic Improvisation Salon
Oloye Kehinde Opo
A brief discussion on SCA-compatible improvisation and bardic challenges followed by a blind challenge to create an original piece within a time limit and perform it for the group.