[COLLEGIUM CAIDIS Spring 2008]

Class Descriptions

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Saturday Combat - Unarmored 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Biomechanics Thorfinnr Bjarnason This class will help students develop a greater understanding of the biomechanics involved in period combat.  Please bring an unarmored combat longsword or arming sword simulator  and helmet none
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Saturday Combat - Unarmored 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Introduction To I.33: Sword & Buckler Kolbrandr Kolsson Based on the I.33 manual, this class focuses on the basics of footwork and techniques of the sword and buckler combat. Class will include controlled drills, but no actual combat. Please bring an unarmored combat simulator, buckler (12" or smaller) and helmet if you have them. Sword construction instructions can be  found in the Unarmored Combat Handbook at http://marshal.sca-caid.org/pubs/uc-handbook1.1-20070416.pdf.   none
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Saturday Combat -Armored 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Armored Combat Marshalling 101 Caidan Marshalate Basic Training for Combat Field Workers – Recommended for Marshal’s in Training and Marshals. This class will cover SCA and Caid armored combat marshalling, both on the tourney field, and in war scenarios. Includes combat archery rules and conventions, marshalling techniques and Caid-legal equipment Any age may attend the class, but some positions require you be age 18+ in order to do the job. none
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Saturday Combat - Unarmored 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Intermediate I.33: Binding With Sword & Buckler Kolbrandr Kolsson Based on the I.33 manual, this class focuses on the intermediate techniques of binding and how binding changes the flow and tone of combat. Intro to I.33 or experience with the I.33 manual is recommended. Class will include controlled drills, but no actual combat. Please bring an unarmored combat simulator, buckler (12" or smaller) and helmet if you have them. Sword construction instructions can be found in the Unarmored Combat Handbook at http://marshal.sca-caid.org/pubs/uc-handbook1.1-20070416.pdf.  Please bring an unarmored combat simulator, buckler (12" or smaller) and helmet if you have them. none
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Attendance at "Introduction to I.33" class or experience with the I.33 manual is required for this class.
Sunday Combat - Unarmored 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Sword & Buckler From Marozzo Giacomo Cavalli da Treviso This class will introduce techniques from Achille Marozzo's combat system. This system has one of the longest known lineages, and is one of the most stunning available. Students who already know some of I.33 will find this an interesting & effective counterpoint to that system.  Students should bring armor, swords & bucklers (small shields) appropriate for contact drilling in Unarmoured Combat. none
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Sunday Combat - Unarmored 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Advanced German Longsword Thorfinnr Bjarnason The German Longsword techniques of Johannes Liechtenauer started a tradition that lasted over 200 years.  This class is for advanced students and will focus on crossed sword techniques.  Please bring an unarmored combat longsword simulator and helmet if you have them. Students should have knowledge of German Longsword, or participation in other longsword classes. none
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Saturday Combat - Archery 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Make An Arm Guard Gemma Evangelista Borgia Make a custom arm guard for archery.  Draft a pattern for making an arm guard.  Learn the basics of cutting, fitting and sewing an arm guard. none
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Saturday Combat - Archery 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Steps To Basic Archey Form Aeolwigg Aelfwiggsson & Antoinette Rosaura dela Villaverde This class will cover the 12 basic steps, in detail of the B.E.S.T. method of archery form. We will have handouts to illustrate the steps, with lively discussion expected and encouraged. none
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Saturday Combat - Archery 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Flemish String Making Gemma Evangelista Borgia Learn how to make a flemish string.  Student will be provided with string jigs and materials to make a custom two-color string for their bow.  Students should bring their bow or, at least, a string for their bow to use as a guide in making their string.   none
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Saturday Combat - Archery 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Range Marshals Round Table Allan Bluehood & Christina O'Cleary This is an advanced discussion on Range Marshaling and archery in Caid.  RMiT's are welcome to join the discussion.  Topics will cover running tournaments, keeping events interesting, new novelties, what it takes to be a commanding Range Marshal (presence, voice, control).  This course is geared towards those considering becoming a territorial Range Marshal or a Senior Range Marshal.  For RMiT's, this will provide an opportunity to ask questions to Senior Range Marshals. none
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Sunday Combat - Archery 9:00 AM 12:50 PM 4 Basic Arrow Making Antoinette Rosaura dela Villaverde Students will learn to put together and decorate their arrows, with some instruction on period design and ornamentation. Students can either bring a set of shafts (preferably cedar arrow shafts) or they can purchase an inexpensive set of shafts for their bow from the ones available ($10 per dozen) . Class will include selection of shafts, fletching, nocking (with plastic nocks), use of hot melt glue for setting points, some cresting as time allows. (arrow shafts, nocks, points and feathers will be available as requested  to mermaidx3@sbcglobal.net for minimal costs.).  Unless prearranged with teacher  -- bring 12 shafts, nocks, points (70 to 125 grain) and 36 to 48 feathers(3" to 5").  Students should have a bow you wish to use and know the draw weight of it. none
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1) Have a bow you wish to use. 2)  Know the draw weight of your bow. 
Sunday Combat - Archery 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Feather Dying With Period Pigments Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani  &  Antoinette Rosaura dela Villaverde  The class will work with white feathers to dye them different colors and designs using period pigment. Using the pigments we will paint the feathers as they might have done in period to get the vibrant colors they achieved on some of the arrows we still have in exhistance. none
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Saturday Combat - Rapier 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Mismatched Rapier Weapons Forms Alexander Kallidokos This class will cover appropriate methods for using the standard 6 weapons forms when matched against each different form. 4
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Saturday Combat - Rapier 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Cut & Thrust Rapier For Beginners & Intermediates Lot Ramirez & Giacomo Cavalli da Treviso This class will introduce the rules and concepts fundamental to the Cut & Thrust Rapier Program as well as provide a foundation of new and exciting drills for beginners and experienced C&T rapier fighters who wish to broaden their knowledge of Cut & Thrust techniques.  none
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Saturday Combat - Rapier 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Footwork & Drills For Beginning & Intermediate Rapier Antonius Tesel This class will cover basic footwork and drills for the beginning student, plus some drills and exercises for the intermediate rapier fighter. none
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Saturday Combat - Rapier 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Tourney Fighting, How To Succeed In A Tourney Ian Duncanson We will explore how to focus during a tournament, how to relax and the different mind sets for fighting in a tourney.  We will be holding a mock tourney during class time.  Students should bring rapier armor and weapons. none
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Sunday Combat - Rapier 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Rapier Marshalling 101 Grainne ingen Lasrach Basic introductory rapier marshalling class required for all marshals to get their warrants. none
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Sunday Combat - Rapier 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Rapier Combat Open Forum Grainne ingen Lasrach This session is being offered as an open forum for the Rapier Community in Caid to bring up issues for the Marshallate and to provide suggestions on how to address them. At minimum the KRM will be discussing two issues that have been brought up in recent feedback. 1) Variations in blow calling and calibration in an effort to get everyone back to the same scale and philosophy. 2) Effective and preferred methods of addressing issues when they arise on the field. This includes both the marshals and fighters responsibilities to resolve issues and potential conflicts. none
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Saturday Combat - Armored 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Disabled But Not Defeated Rhys Ravenscroft Nearly every fighter has had the experience: You feel like once you’ve been hit in the legs, the fight is over. Fighting from your knees is an art unto itself – as is fighting against someone who has been “legged,” and fighting one-handed too. Learn how to improve your “disabled” fighting game and prove that losing a leg isn’t the same as losing a fight  
 
 
Saturday Combat - Armored 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Calibration: From Wrist Flicks To Rhinos Patrick O’Malley Much attention is given in the SCA to “honorable acknowledgement” of blows, but quantifying the details of acknowledgement can be a murky process. How do you know when you’ve been hit with a good blow? How do you know when you should honestly call a blow light? What’s the mechanical difference between blows that are light, good and excessive? Come explore the process and criteria for calling a blow “good.”  
 
 
Saturday Combat - Armored 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Rattan & Steel: Lessons Of The Fechtbooks For Fighters Guillaume de Belgique, Kohlbrander Kolsson Studies of medieval fighting manuals prove that you didn’t need to wear armor to fight with a sword and shield. Unarmored fighting techniques can be effective methods of improving armored combat tactics in the SCA too. Come learn what an armored fighter can learn from the unarmored fighting game – and vice-versa!  
 
 
Saturday Combat - Armored 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Stab In The Dark: The Art Of The Thrusting Tip HRM Edric Aaron Hartwood “I have a thrusting tip, but I never use it,” is a comment often heard on the tournament field. Learn how to turn your thrust (often considered a secondary attack) into a fight-winning technique with precision, power and accuracy.  
 
 
Sunday Combat - Armored 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Thrown Weapons Marshalling Ryan of Rickford Review of the Caid Thrown Weapons Handbook regarding the steps to becoming a thrown weapons marshal.  (This is a live steel target thrown weapons, not combat thrown weapons). none
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Sunday Combat - Armored 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Beginning Thrown Weapons Ryan of Rickford Want to throw sharp pointy things and see them stick in a target?  This class will review the state of thrown weapons in Caid and go over how to authorize in this new activity (this is a live steel target thrown weapons, not combat thrown weapons). none
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Saturday Cooking 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Medieval Pampered Chief - Or Period Kitchen Tools  Jamal Damien Marcus This class will review extant cooking tools from the SCA period and learn how to achieve their effect with modern equipment. none
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Saturday Cooking 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Medieval Spanish Cooking Elisheva bat Yisrael Learn about classic and medieval Spanish cooking, as well as how to adapt a modern Spanish recipe for a period meal. This class will address the flavors commonly used in medieval Spanish cuisine, especially from the Moorish and "morisco" population. A few spice and tapa samples will be available, as well as some of my favorite recipes and books. Come to chat, taste, and have fun!  none
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Saturday Cooking 2:00 PM 5:50 PM 4 Redaction - Add "Enow" Spices & Cook Until Done Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia This class is designed as a hands-on experiment in historical cooking.  Students will be given several recipes from various historical sources, and tasked with the preparation of different dishes, all to be enjoyed and critiqued by the rest of the class.  Students should have some familiarity with historical redaction and practical cooking and bring an apron and comfy shoes. none
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some familiarity with historical redaction and practical cooking and bring an apron and comfy shoes.
Sunday Cooking 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2   Jamal Damian Marcus    
 
 
Sunday Cooking 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2   Jamal Damian Marcus    
 
 
Sunday Cooking 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2   Muriahth    
 
 
                 
 
 
Saturday Brewing 9:00 AM 12:50 PM 4 Intermediate To Advanced Brewing Timotheus Zacharia von Schloss Zwilling No basic materials will be covered.  There will be a period of Q & A after we cover a number of specialized topics such as:  Cabernet Sourvignon how to make Champagne, Plum Wine, and Judging Questions.  Students must have brewed for 5-10 years, with over 5 batches a year. none
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Students must have brewed for 5-10 years, with over 5 batches a year.
Saturday Brewing 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Varietal Honey Tasting Tomaso da Barbiano This class will concentrate on cooking period foods with varietal honey. We will taste at least 12  types of honey and discuss how they might affect period dishes. We will also taste some examples of foods made with them. none
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Saturday Brewing 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Early Period Beverages & Brewing Tomaso da Barbiano This class will cover beverages and brewing techniques starting with the Egyptians and Summerians going through the Imperial Roman period. We will discuss all beverages, with and without alcohol, how they were made and how they fit into the culture of the time. none
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Sunday Brewing 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Brewing 101 Donal O’Brien and Reinhardt Medebruer Have you ever wondered what it takes to make your own beer, wine, mead or cordial? Come and see how easy brewing can be. We will be discussing: brewing laws of the mundane world, equipment used in various styles of brewing, sanitation and safety factors involved. This will be a lecture class only - no tasting! none
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Sunday Brewing 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Syrups, Oxymels & Sekanjabins Donal O’Brien Drinks can be made by boiling water and sugar together with flavorings like herbs, spices, flowers, fruit, vegetables and even vinegar.  Come learn how to the make the sweetest of syrups, the tangiest of oxymels and the most refreshing of sekanjabins! none
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Sunday Brewing 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Basic Soda Making Ingilborg Sigmundardottir Learn very basic soda making, using both naturally fermented yeast and artificial carbonation. Soda was known in our period of study and given to children. Today, home soda making is a very economical way to continue this art while maintaining a better control over the ingredients. none
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Saturday Heraldic 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Territorial Heraldy Lachlan of Cromarty The territorial herald is responsible for three main duties within their group:  ceremony/field heraldry, book heraldry/submissions handling, and (as
with any officer) reporting/record-keeping.  This class will explore each of these duties and the kingdom and Society policies regarding each.  Also
discussion on delegation, confidentiality, client service and tips and tricks.
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Saturday Heraldic 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Basic Heraldic Devices Eridana Ambra Dragotta This class will discuss the basic rules and regulations of heraldic design, how to design armory ("your device", the pictorial designs used) that can be registered within the SCA and some of the "in the know" restrictions that knowing will make your submission process easier.  
 
 
Saturday Heraldic 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 How To Choose A Name & Device Eridana Ambra Dragotta You've been to an event (or a lot of events); you've borrowed garb from a friend or taken the time to make something all your own. Now what about a name? And what about those neat designs you see on banners, shields and clothing? This class will discuss the basics of naming practices in period and in the SCA. Books, forms and consulting heralds will be available at the Heraldic Consultation area to help you choose a name and/or armory.  
 
 
Saturday Heraldic 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Court Heraldry Fun & Easy Catrin ferch Dafydd Where does the herald stand during court?  Next to, or behind and between the thrones? Is more than one herald needed at either end of the thrones? How do you get the court herald to be heard at the other end of court and not really annoy their Majesties (or Excellencies)? What's the well dressed herald to wear in court? Come join this class for answers to all of the above questions with practical application and demonstrations (heralds bring your tabards...and handouts will be given).  
 
 
Sunday Heraldic 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Vocal Projection Caid College of Heralds This class is designed to teach and/or reinforce basic breathing and speaking skills for entertainers and field/court heralds. Students will learn about the physiological elements of speech, how they work together to create dynamic sound, and best practices for increasing volume without losing clarity or damaging vocal cords. Expect to spend a short amount of time in introductory lecture and discussion, followed by time putting new skills into practice. The goal is to walk out of the class with a better understanding of how to use your voice and make yourself heard on the stage, field and at court.  
 
 
Sunday Heraldic 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Checking Your Device Submission For Conflicts Caid College of Heralds You've decided what you want to paint on your shield, or make into a nice cloak to wear, or what to mark your everyday SCA items with so they are different from 100 other similar items.  How do you make sure that what you've designed will be yours and doesn't already belong to someone else?  This class will walk you through the process of checking for conflicts (two designs that are too similar will conflict), and very basics on what happens to your device after the Caid heralds have 'approved' it.  
 
 
Sunday Heraldic 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Matching Your Name, Device, & Persona Vivienne de Lemperiere A discussion and demonstration of how to design your name and your "arms" to express your persona and personality.  
 
 
                 
 
 
Saturday Scribal 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Rotunda Hand Thomas Brownwell This calligraphy class will provide a practical workshop on identifying the basic elements of the Rotunda hand and practicing the letter forms.  This is a hands-on class so all students will need to bring their own pen, ink and paper be prepared to write and possibly get ink on their fingers.  Handouts will be provided to show the letter forms and general layout and balance of period documents created using this style of calligraphy.  . none
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Students should have some knowledge of calligraphy and bring a calligraphy pen with medium nib, ink, practice paper, and portable board.
Saturday Scribal 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Cutting Quills Into Pens  Eowyn Amberdrake Learn to cut a bird quill into a pen. Students should bring a sharp pen-knife. This can be a chip-carving knife, a scalpel, a pocket knife, an exacto knife, or even a medieval-style pen-knife.  The blade should be small, thin, and sharp. none
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A sharp pen-knife. This can be a chip-carving knife, a scalpel, a pocket knife, an exacto knife, or even a medieval-style pen-knife.  The blade should be small, thin, and sharp.
Saturday Scribal 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 How To Draw Manuscript Dragons Eowyn Amberdrake Learn the basics of drawing the little dragons that wander through the margins and initial letters of European illuminated manuscripts from the 12th to the 15th c. There will be some examples to trace, if you choose.  For the more confident artist, there will be guidance on how to create your own style of book dragons in the tradition established by historical scribes.  Students should bring paper, pen, pencil, eraser. 3
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Saturday Scribal 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Painting Light & Shadow Lachlan of Cromarty An introduction to thinking about light: the way light plays across objects to give them volume and texture, and strategies for using light in composition of a painted miniature. We will also discuss two Renaissance approaches to rendering highlight and shadow.  Students should bring any brushes that they prefer and wear clothes that can get dirty. none
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Sunday Scribal 9:00 AM 9:50 AM 1 Scribes 101 Medb Renata This class will provide an overview of materials, tools, and techniques needed to create original scrolls for award certificates in Caid.  We'll cover the basic requirements of scroll production from accepting your first assignment, selecting a style and hand, layout, design, incorporating mandatory elements, choosing optional wording, to artistic embellishments and period shortcuts.  This is a lecture class with handouts and some show and tell. Students will be able to see the tools of the trade, and hear about some of the pros and cons of modern vs. period materials.  We will then have Open Scriptorium the rest of the day so everyone is welcome to work on scrolls and practice what they have learned. none
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Sunday Scribal 10:00 AM 10:50 AM 1 Heraldry For Scribes Bran Trefonnen This class will cover the fundamentals of heraldry for Scribes including how to read and understand the blazon and how to represent it visually.  none
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Sunday Scribal 11:00 AM 3:50 PM 4 Scriptorium Caidan College of Scribes This is an open workshop for all the scribes of Caid.  Please come and work on your current scroll assignments or pitch in to help with the assembly-line production of original scrolls from basic layout, rough sketch of design elements, lining for text, and on to calligraphy and painting for the more advanced scribes. We will provide some practical instruction on getting started if you are new so come on by if you need help. We will have a number of reference books that can serve as inspiration for scroll design and period calligraphic hands.  This is a hands-on workshop so be prepared to put pen to paper and get your hands dirty. Please Note: We will not be painting promissories.  Students should bring a scribal kit: portable writing board, paper, T-square, ruler, pencil, calligraphy pen, nibs & ink.   none
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Sribal kit: portable writing board, paper, T-square, ruler, pencil, calligraphy pen, nibs & ink.  Bring what you need to work on scrolls.
                 
 
 
Saturday Heraldic/Scribal 9:00 AM 5:50 PM 8 Heraldic Consultation Caidan College of Heralds Drop in class - No registration needed. This is an open forum in all areas of Heraldry that might interest the student. Heralds will be available for consultation on names and devices of a myriad of time periods and locations. none
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Saturday History 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Horse Usage In The Middle Ages Arabella da Siena This class will look at how horses were used in every day life in the middle ages.  Also explores the ecomonics of horses - care and feeding, outfitting, and the commercial sale and supply of horses. none
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Saturday History 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Muslim Prayer Beads Catharine Hawkwod da Barbiano This class will be a brief historical overview, then making traditional 33-bead Muslim prayer beads.  none
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Saturday History 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Board Games (Almost) Every Persona Should Know Niccolo Genovese Students will learn and play three games suitable for virtually any time and place the Society covers: Shatranj (early chess), All Tables (an ancestor of Backgammon), and Nine Man Morris. none
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Saturday History 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Backgammon Variants Niccolo Genovese Backgammon is the slightly post-period descendant of a large family of games called "Tables." Meet the family. This will be a survey of about two dozen period tables games, with pauses to play a few of them.  Students should be very comfortable with Backgammon or a similar tables game. none
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Students should be very comfortable with Backgammon or a similar tables game.
Sunday History 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Secular Orders Of Chivalry Of The 14th & 15th Centuries Dietrich von Vogelsang This course will cover the foundation, rise, decline, aims and constitution of the "secular" 14th and 15th century Orders of Chivalry. We will discuss such famous institutions as The Order of The Garter, The Order of The Golden Fleece, and The Order of The Star. Besides discussing such "Princely" orders, we will also cover the non princely institutions and those founded by humble confraternities of knights. Students will learn the difference between "curial" orders as opposed to a "device," and how our own SCA Peerage Orders mirror the spirit of the Secular Orders of Chivalry. 3
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Sunday History 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Period Hair & Tools  Lorissa du Griffin An over view of Period Hair Styles and pieces and the tools they used to make them. none
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Sunday History 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Paternoster Prayer Beads Catharine Hawkwod da Barbiano Brief historical overview, then making a medieval paternoster with an open-ended strand of prayer beads (2-3 decades) ending in tassles to hang from your brooch.  none
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Saturday Middle Eastern 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Begininning Middle-Eastern Music Appreciation Randwulf de la Terre d'Ete How to identify different types of Middle Eastern music. Learn the basic differences between Middle Eastern styles of music by listening to the sounds of different instruments and rhythms of various types of music. (Live demonstration of the Oud, Saz, Dumbek, Riqq, Tar, and others) none
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Saturday Middle Eastern 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Beg/Int Mid-Eastern Drumming Randwulf de la Terre d'Ete This class is geared to the Beginning Drummer, there will be a hand out provided so the students can follow along and be able to use as a reference tool  Students should bring drums as the instructor will not have loaners available. none
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Saturday Middle Eastern 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Deciphering Turkish & Persian Miniature Paintings For Costumers Cristobal degli Glicini che Mangia Uome Learn what to look for in Turkish and Persian miniatures in order to more accurately redact historic clothing and accessories from these sources 5
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Saturday Middle Eastern 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Secret Tips On Acquiring Cool Materials For Persian & Turkish Clothing Cristobal degli Glicini che Mangia Uome Mistress Cristobal spills her guts about where she finds fabrics and materials appropriate to Persian and Turkish clothing. We will discuss websites, fabric stores and other vendors. Emphasis will be on selecting appropriate fabric patterns and motifs.  5
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Sunday Middle Eastern 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Near-Eastern Folk Music - Singing The Small Songs Cristobal degli Glicini che Mangia Uome & Iskander al-Jurdj Learn to sing folksongs - one in Armenian and one in Turkish . Special attention will be paid to pronunciation and cultural context, rather than
singing technique. While these songs are not period, they are suitable to be sung for SCA middle-eastern dance performances.
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Sunday Middle Eastern 11:00 AM 3:50 PM 4 Yurts, Kabitkas & Boz Uy - An Introduction To The Lattice-Frame Tent & Their Construction Iskander al-Kurdj (Sasha) Learn about the history, cosmology and construction of the mongol gher, and its relatives. We will cover cultural and religious signifigance, construction and use in the SCA 2
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Saturday Metalwork 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Make a pair of spaulders/Armor repair workshop Torin O'Seaghdha Have some armor that needs re-riviting, leather staps replaced or a pair of spaulders built?   Then bring it to class and we will repair it or construct them in class. 2
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Saturday Metalwork 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Let's Make a needle Liam of Altavia Each student will make a needle to suit their needs; naalbinding, sewing, tapestry, etc. The needles can be from either bone/antler, wood or metal. All materials will be provided.  Please bring a pair of safety glasses. 4
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Saturday Metalwork 2:00 PM 5:50 PM 4 Historically Accurate Lorica Segmentata For Armored Combat Sheridan Ui Neill Students will learn how to pattern and make an historically accurate Lorica Segmentata for Heavy Weapons Combat.  Step by step process from patterning, cutting, shaping with assembly tips and short cuts.  Students will learn to make and shape all necessary armor plates and fittings using hand tools, a process that’s faster than power tools and produces a Segmentata that is not only suitable for SCA combat but will be suitable for display in a museum.  I have made or supervised the construction of 150 Lorica Segmentatas over the last 15 years and am cited in Lorica Segmentata Volume 1 A Handbook of Articulated Roman Plate Armour, M.C. Bishop. 2
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Sunday Metalwork 9:00 AM 12:50 PM 4 Lampwork Beads Courtney of the White Meadow Learn to work molten glass! Each student will make at least one bead during class and possibly more depending upon time. 2
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Sunday Metalwork 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Making Better Rattan Weapons! Lorccán hua Conchobair We will discuss techniques and materials for making rattan weapons that work better, look better, last longer, and make the marshals happy!  Topics will include:  thrusting tips that won't tear off, picking the right rattan, hand & power tools for rattan, balancing a sword, really cool great weapons, shopping for hilts & other goodies, and there is more to life than duct tape!  Bring your ideas and projects! none
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Saturday Perform - Bardic 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Dramatic Bard Caitlin Christiana Wintour The dramatic bard - whether a singer, storyteller, or actor - uses phrasing, expression, and movement to engage the audience and pull them into the heart of your performance.  This is a hands-on coaching workshop where you can learn and build on the dramatic skills that will improve any performance by building a compelling connection with your listeners. none
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Saturday Perform - Bardic 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Shakespeare Reading Party Elva macAskil Brush up on your Shakespeare with the Guild of St. Genesius!  We'll be doing a reading (with scripts!) of a variety of scenes - and not just the old favorites.  Explore new plays, and try your hand at acting in a comfortable, informal setting.  Scenes will be chosen based on interest and number of participants. none
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Saturday Perform - Bardic 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Dramatic Storyteller Caitlin Christiana Wintour The dramatic storyteller uses acting techniques to tell riveting tales. Expand your storytelling skills for both stage and bardic circle by learning how to create compelling stories and characters. none
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Saturday Perform - Bardic 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Bards Of Ireland Cecilia Lightfoot Sing along with Serenissima, as we survey early Irish music, including church music, modal music, folk music, and the history of the professional bardic tradition. none
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Sunday Perform - Bardic 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Second Bardic Primer Thomas Bordeaux  Have you ever wanted to sing, tell a story, share a poem or pose a riddle at an bardic circle? Have you wondered where you can find material, how to do documentation, or what kinds of musical instruments are period? Do you know the difference between period and non period forms and presentations? Are you unsure what "reading the audience" means or how to do it? Are you trying to learn how to write in a period manner? Do you know the difference between "filk" and "contrafait", or if there is any difference at all? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions then this class is for you! none
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Sunday Perform - Bardic 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Period Dramatic Sources: More Than Shakespeare Frederic de Cherbourg This class will provide an overview of period drama with an eye towards finding performable period works.  Discussion of how venues, laws and religion shaped the theatre of multiple cultures and how we really got from Plautus to Shakespeare.  Discussion of what sources were used by period playwrights, themselves.  We will discuss the pros and cons of possible sources, and we will read through excerpts from several representative scripts. 2
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Sunday Perform - Bardic 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Practical Memorization  Sadb ingen Abner ui Lorccain Memorization not only improves a performance, but keeps your brain working better and longer.  In this class, you will learn about the process and benefits of memorization, as well as a variety of strategies to suit different needs.  There will also be some fun, game-like exercises to try out some of the techniques.  The material covered will draw both on performance experience and psychology, and could be useful and interesting to anyone who wishes to improve memorization skills.  none
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Saturday Perform - Dance 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2  Style and Grace in 15th Century Dance  Guiseppe Francesco da Borgia  As Europe emerged from the Dark Ages into a new world of progress, advancement, and a respect for the developments of prior cultures, dance evolved beyond the simple repetition of steps into an art form of style, grace, and complex beauty.  Yet, the execution of the steps is only the beginning to a performance.  The focus of this class is to travel beyond the steps of a dance to focus instead on the overall performance and style of the dancer, based on lessons taught to us from the treatises of the period.  Students should have prior experience and exposure to 15th century dance. none
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Saturday Perform - Dance 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Developing Your Dance Technique: Memory, Measure, & Style Lizbeth Ravensholm “Remember the dances, follow the music, and look good.”  We’ll take a few dances and rehearse them again and again until we know them – and can do the steps with precision and confidence.  2
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Saturday Perform - Dance 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Galliard & Related Moves (Sittin’ Not Much Kickin’) Lizbeth Ravensholm The galliard was the hottest dance of the 16th century.  The figures of this aerobic, athletic dance ranged from simple to difficult, We’ll learn about the existing sources of the galliard/gagliarda/cinque pas/ tordiglione. We’ll try out different styles & sequences of this fashionable dance, including those that are easy on the knees.  Students should wear comfortable shoes. 2
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Sunday Perform - Dance 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Tribal Hair Techniques  Brangwyne di Vitre  Learn how to create those hair falls that make your head a showpiece to complete your tribal dance or Middle Eastern costume! We'll cover four styles: synthetic hair braided falls, yarn dreadfalls, synthetic hair dreadfalls, and those beautiful cowrie shell falls and tassels. Watch a how-to demo, make your own samples in class (bring
your own materials, listed below, for any or all styles you want to try), and receive a step-by-step handout to make each hairpiece style at home.

For braided falls or synthetic hair dreadfalls --Package(s) of long silky synthetic hair such as Tokoyalon Yaki Pony, available online or at beauty supply stores; hair dryer and fine-tooth comb (for synth hair dreadfalls); 1/8" ribbon and/or small ribbon craft rosettes (for braids only, optional).

For yarn dreadfalls --1-2 skeins of interesting yarn such as Colinette Point Five, available at yarn shops or online (best price, $11.50/skein plus shipping at
http://stores.ebay.com/Cucumberpatch-UK).

For cowrie shell falls/tassels -- Cut-back white cowrie shells (typically 60-120 per fall), available at beading stores or online (best price, $4 for about 100 plus shipping at
http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H203666NB); interesting yarn such as Colinette Point Five for fall `tail'; 1-3 dozen wood/ceramic/metal beads with  3/16" center holes (optional).
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Sunday Perform - Dance 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Easy Social Dance Niccolo Genovese Learn and do a variety of easy dances from late period France and England. none
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Sunday Perform - Dance 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Classical Persian Court Dance HRM Faizeh al-Zarqa Learn basic dance of the medieval Persian Courts.  Wear comfortable clothes and flexible shoes, and bring water. 3
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Saturday SCA Interests 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Intro To The Awards Of Caid Baroness Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Ever wondered why all those people are being called up in court and what that award is all about? Why does that person have all those medallions? This class will go through the majority of awards presented in Caid, why they are presented, and how to recognize them. none
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Saturday SCA Interests 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Persona Development Marie de Womwell CANCELLED none
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Saturday SCA Interests 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Surviving Your First Year In The Sca Baroness Bridget Lucia MacKenzie A guide for newcomers on the essentials of being a part of the SCA. What to wear, what to bring to events, who to bow to, etc. none
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Saturday SCA Interests 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 It's A Mock Court Osanna de Fries New to the SCA or just new to attending court?  We will go through what you should expect at court.  Who the essential people are "up there", what are they saying and why, when you get called to court.  After this class you should be ready to attend court with confidence none
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Sunday SCA Interests 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Serving In The Sca Lorissa Du Griffin Want to help but have some questions? A Q&A about being an, Officer, Lady-in-Waiting, Squire, Serving a Banquet, Autocrat… Now is your chance to ask about. none
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Sunday SCA Interests 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 What Else Can I Do? Osanna de Fries There is more to the SCA then costumes and fighting.  Learn what different options are available. none
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Sunday SCA Interests 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Care & Feeding Of A Fighter  Lorissa Du Griffin Being prepared to take care of a fighter both on the tourney field and war field. none
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Saturday SCA Officers 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Pentathlon Roundtable Madelena Hidalgo de Valencia  Question and Answer opportunity for those who are interested in entering Pentathlon. A panel of instructors who have experience in various aspects of Pentathlon, i.e, current and previous Autocrats, judges, and first time entrant are available for and questions. Topics to be discussed include how to document an entry and the care and feeding of the pentathlon entrant.   No experience necessary.  Samples of previous entries, documentation and score sheets will be available for viewing. none
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Saturday SCA Officers 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 How To Run A Tournament List Cassandre Loustaunau This class  will cover all the basics of how to run a tournament list from signing people on the list to filling out your paperwork at the end of the day.  Anyone interested in learning how a list runs is welcome to attend.  This class is required for anyone wishing to be a warrented lists officer none
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Saturday SCA Officers 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Constabulary Training Guy Rand Gallandon This class is for Constables and people thinking of becoming one. Learn the duties before, during and after events, and the paperwork required. Required for territorial Constables. none
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Saturday SCA Officers 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 So You Want To Be A Chirurgeon Alana Buchanan Basics of being a chirurgeon, what is required, how to fill out required paperwork, new information from society level none
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Sunday SCA Officers 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Exchequer Basics Rowen Killian This class is for Exchequers and people thinking of becoming one. Learn the duties before, during and after events, and the paperwork required. none
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Sunday SCA Officers 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Contracts Rowen Killian This clase is for Seneschals and Exchequers to look for pitfalls and issues with todays contracts involving the SCA and sites. none
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Sunday SCA Officers 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 How To Be A Chatelaine Marie de Womwell For all chatelaines and those interested in learning about the job.  We will go through what is required to be an area chatelaine and/or a chatelaine at-large.  We will discuss the basics of talking to people at events, running newcomer classes, loaner clothing programs, demos, and publicity. none
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Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Underclothes For Men & Women Magdalene van den Velde  Semper ubi sub ubi!  The right undergarments serve a purpose in both form and function.  Learn how to make shifts, shirts, and drawers suitable for any persona.  The class will be hands-on, and students will leave with a pattern that is sized to their body so that they can get right to sewing.   none
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Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Making & Decorating The Viking Apron-Dress Ciar ingen Dáire The “apron-dress” and accompanying brooches is the most distinctive Viking woman’s garment. This class will cover the various regional styles of apron-dress, several construction theories, and how to decorate your dress with braid, trim, embroidery, and appliqué . . . or even all of the above! I will also briefly cover styles and construction of the rest of a Viking women’s wardrobe. none
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Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Men's Viking Clothing Thorvald Olafson A look at Viking men's clothing.  Archeological remains will be discussed and various patterns for Tunics, coats, pants and other pieces of clothing will be presented and discussed. Colors and appropriate fabrics will be reviewed as well as clothing decorations (embroidery, trim etc.) 5
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Sunday Textiles - Clothing 1 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Women’s Clothing In Renaissance Florence Caterucia Bice da Ghiacetto This class will provide an overview of Florentine women’s dress in the 15th and 16th centuries.  We will identify and discuss trends in each century by reviewing portraits and pictures of extant garments.  We will also review sources for research. none
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Sunday Textiles - Clothing 1 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Costuming Drop-In Caterucia Bice da Ghiacetto An open session to look at resources, ask questions, or sit 'n stitch. Bring a project you are working on, ask questions about something you want to make or get some advice on a problem. Everyone is welcome! none
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Sunday Textiles - Clothing 1 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Anatomy Of A Dress Diary Caterucia Bice da Ghiacetto This class will discuss the "dress diary" as documentation for garb.  We will talk about the characteristics of a good dress diary and how to prepare documentation for your sewing projects.  none
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Saturday Textiles - Clothing 2 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 11-12th Century Women’s Court Dress - The Norman Bliaut Genevieve du Vent Argent An overview of the development of women’s clothing in the late 11th and early 12th centuries, ending with the 12th century Norman women’s court dress referred to as “the Bliaut”.  Sadly there are no photos of extant garments available to examine, but we will look at depictions in period artwork, and discuss some possible construction theories based on extant garments from just before and after that period.   none
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Saturday Textiles - Clothing 2 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Russian Costuming Overview Soraya Evodia and Liudmila Vladimirova doch Students will be provided with a general history of Russian costuming, covering both early and late periods.  We will go over appropriate fabric choices, and swatches will be available to take home.  Students will have the opportunity to view several garments during class time. none
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Saturday Textiles - Clothing 2 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Advanced Russian Costuming Soraya Evodia and Liudmila Vladimirova doch This is a class geared towards the costumer with experience.  We will cover patterns and construction techniques.  Additionally we will dicuss hat-making and provide embroidery demos.  Students should have a solid foundation of design and construction of garments none
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Sunday Textiles - Clothing 2 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Surcoats Of The 14th Century Ceridwen Killian An overview of surcoats worn during the 14th century.  This class will cover the use of surcoats by both men and women, on and off the battlefield.  This class is suitable for all sewing levels. none
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Sunday Textiles - Clothing 2 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Hollywood & (Costmuing) History Maria Theresa Ipenarrieta We've all seen history as portrayed by the movies; in fact, that is what led some of us to the SCA. The wild armor in Exaclibur to the fanciful dress of Elizabeth to Russell Crowe in not much in Gladiator to the "what was she thinking" hats in A Knights Tale, all have inspired many an SCA piece of garb (or lack thereof). However, the movies are not always (or almost ever) a good source for costume documentation.  This class will show pictures and clips from some      of our favorite historical films and compare them against portraits, illuminations, statues, and pictures of extant garments from the actual time periods portrayed. none
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Sunday Textiles - Clothing 2 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 History & Process Of Blocking Felted Hats Adelheit Schwartzenkatze This class will discuss the history of felted hats in Germany and England.  There will discussion and demonstration of techniques used to block a felted hat. none
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Saturday Textiles - Fiber 1 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Basket Weaving CANCELLED
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 1 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Basket Weaving Part 2 CANCELLED
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 1 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Sprang For Beginners Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy The basics of the ancient fiber art "Sprange".  The class will consist of a short lecture on the history, background and uses of the fabric created, as well as the tools and materials one can use, followed by hands-on experience in the weaving/twisting process.  The class will be making a small drawstring bag as a first piece.  All steps of the process will be demonstrated and models will be available to look over. Previous weaving/fiber knowledge is useful but NO experience necessary. none
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Saturday Textiles - Fiber 1 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Fiber Prep Basics: Wool Combing Astra Christiana Benedict In the middle ages and earlier, wool combing was the main method of preparing wool fibers for spinning.  In this class, we will look at the history and types of wool combs, discuss the types of wool that are best for combing, and work with several differnt types of combs.  The students will learn the joy of spinning with freshly prepared wool top.  Students should already have some experience spinning with wool.  Students must dress appropriately for "grubby work" - no fancy clothes, dangling or poofy sleeves.  Wearing a canvas apron is helpful none
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Sunday Textiles - Fiber 1 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Intermediate Inkle Weaving Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios & Lord Sean Micheal Padraig of Sheep Haven A lecture and discussion class covering intermediate and advanced inkle loom techniques: brocading; pickup work; multiple shuttles; bead work; adding loops, bells, and fringe; more. There will be no hands on activity in the class but there will be descriptive handouts. Students are encouraged to bring finished projects with interesting techniques for show and tell, and to bring problems and questions for a how-to-round table. none
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Sunday Textiles - Fiber 1 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Bobbin Lace Cynthia de Wickersham Students will learn the basic stitches of bobbin lace and the proper set up of the equipment.  Also covered are plaits, picots, and joins in a simple period edge.  No experience necessary.  All Lace making equipment will be provided for use during class.  Students should bring a pair of scissors. none
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Sunday Textiles - Fiber 1 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 6 Basic Embroidery Stitches Mouren Muir In this class I will teach 6 basic embroidery stitches of Running Stitch, Blanket Stitch, Back Stitch, Chain Stitch, Stim Stitch and Herringbone Stitch.  Using these stitch we will decorate and sew together a needle case. none
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Saturday Textiles - Fiber 2 9:00 AM 12:50 PM 4 Dyeing Silk Dance Veils & Scarves Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani No experience, skills or pre-requisites necessary.  Just bring your enthusiasm for creating colorful silks for belly-dance veils, hip wraps, and skirts, as well as for pareos (sarongs)  and everyday wear, for gifts, etc. Class will use ready-made silk scarves as well as silk yardage for belly-dance and other garb.  Since belly-dance is from the Middle East, we can use dye colors that were unknown in Medieval Europe. Due to the use such garb goes through, we will not use natural dyes, because they take a long time to be ready for dyeing and are not as wash-fast as modern dyes. This class will use modern dyes, most like acid (vinegar or citric acid) dyes which do not require steaming.  Students should bring aprons, hair tie-back, sun-screen, hat, water or other beverage. Wear garb and shoes that can get a splash or two of color without stopping the universe. NOTE: Students may bring their own pre-washed and well-rinsed 100% silk fabric, scarf, or garment to dye but not yards and yards of it. If you have a special project, contact me. No other fabrics allowed. Here are some general numbers to play with: Rectangular hip wraps are 12x60” or 20x60”. Wider or half-circle hip scarves are 30x60”. Dance veils are usually 3’x36” wide, but can be much larger and can also be half-circles. Dance skirts are often 13-panels, 38 to 44” long by whatever width is needed for waist fit. Harem pants are usually 38 - 40” long.    none
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Students should bring aprons, hair tie-back, sun-screen, hat, water or other beverage. Wear garb and shoes that can get a splash or two of color without stopping the universe. NOTE: Students may bring their own pre-washed and well-rinsed 100% silk fabric, scarf, or garment to dye but not yards and yards of it. If you have a special project, contact me. No other fabrics allowed. Here are some general numbers to play with: Rectangular hip wraps are 12x60 or 20x60. Wider or half-circle hip scarves are 30x60. Dance veils are usually 3’x36 wide, but can be much larger and can also be half-circles. Dance skirts are often 13-panels, 38 to 44 long by whatever width is needed for waist fit. Harem pants are usually 38 - 40 long.  
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 2 2:00 PM   2 Card Weaving Bridget Lucia MacKenzie, Courtney of the White Meadow, Aldgytha of Ashwood Learn to Speed Warp your loom, rotate the cards and try various patterns. Bring 25 cards, scissors, an inkle or card weaving loom, a shuttle, and yarn (2 spools of a base color and 2 spools of a contrasting color). none
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Saturday Textiles - Fiber 2 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Spin-In Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Bring your spinning wheel, drop spindle, loom or other fiber tools and get some work done on your spinning, weaving, or other fiber project. Bring that new wool you found to show off, or interesting new weaving book to share. If you want to learn or refine these skills in a fun and relaxed environment, join us and we can teach you how to spin, ply single strands together, and prepare your new yarn for knitting or weaving. none
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Sunday Textiles - Fiber 2 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Venetian-Style Beaded Snood Grainne ingen Ebir For those special times when a lady needs to look her most sumptuously dressed, this beaded snood serves as the elegent finishing touch.  Over 900 gold Rocaille beads are crocheted into the burguncy beaded band and attached gold netting.  The crochet stitches used are simple, and the snood is relatively easy to create.  Illustrated instructions are included.  A kit may be purchased which will include a completed beaded band, crochet threat and beads.  Those not purchasing a kit must bring a ball of light weight crochet cotton (such a Coast & Clarks Royale Size 10 Metallic Crochet Threa) and a no. 7 crochet hook.  A plain crocheted band will be included for those not purchasing a kit.  This snood can be made without beads for everyday wear.   none
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COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH LIGHT WEIGHT CROCHET COTTON AND SMALL STEEL CROCHET HOOKS
Sunday Textiles - Fiber 2 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Bayeux Tapestry Embroidery Genevieve du Vent Argent Hands-on class teaching the stitches which were used to embroider the Bayeux Tapestry:  Laid and couched stitch, stem and outline stitches.  Linen fabric, needles and wool embroidery thread will be provided to practice stitches.  Bring an embroidery hoop if you have one, but it is not required.  Kits with designs from the Bayeux Tapestry (to work on during or after class) will be available . none
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Sunday Textiles - Fiber 2 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Silk & Metal Threads Richenda Coffin This class will briefly discuss the properties and handling of various silk and gold embroidery threads, as well as some gold thread techniques including satin stitch, couching, and underside couching techniques.  A design and materials will be provided for pre-registered students to complete using the techniques of their choice. Non-pre-registered students are welcome to come and try out the threads and techniques as well.  Students should be comfortable with basic embroidery skills. 2
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