When Duration Where Name Instructor Description
07-28
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wool Spinning on Many Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. Keep the wool on the distaff, not on you!!!! Spinsters often find the evenness of their yarn improves when mounted on a distaff. And if you walk around a lot…. 'porting your distaff with spindle tucked into the cross lacing is so easy. Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com"
07-28
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Medievalist Abroad: What to See in Italy THL Vincenzo da Brescia Medieval Italy is sadly neglected by tourism bureaus that emphasize classical and Renaissance attractions. This class will highlight some of Italy's many medieval glories, financed by a golden age of profiteering from the crusades and crusaders.
07-28
13:00
1.0 A&S 13 Heavy Metal Embroidery: Finnish Style! Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin A brief history about Finnish Iron Age Bronze Spirals and how to create the decorations yourself.
07-28
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
07-28
15:00
1.5 A&S 8 Making a Glastonbury "Lite" Chair Baron Eick der Rotnacken Tired of the look and limited life span of Coleman chairs? Learn the tips and techniques you need to make a wooden folding chair with Glastonbury-style arms. It folds to 6" thick, holds up to 300 lbs. (my wife and I tested it), and can be decorated.
07-29
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Small Silk Banner, 10" x 10" Cynthia du Pont Learn how to make a small silk banner using the Serti ('corral' the dye) style. There will be handouts, including a material list so you can make more banners/standards when you get home. Limit of 12 participants. Others may watch.
07-29
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 What Knights Worried About Duke Finnvarr deTaahe In 1350, Geoffroi de Charny took the demoralized knights of France to school. See what Charny thought knights needed to re-learn about chivalry.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 1 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Tatting is a type of lacemaking. Supplies can be found at most craft stores. Learn a craft that fits in a Ziploc bag, and can be done in the car or at court! I will focus on learning how to make both parts of the double stitch flip every time, forming the double stitch and making a ring of double stitches.
07-29
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 10th-17th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-17th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type), and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 16th-17th century also used in England. Some examples different than last year will be available to test and to buy. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own and some wool to spin if we run out. I have just produced some YouTube videos on medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
07-29
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
07-29
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
07-29
19:00
1.0 A&S 2 Stone Spinning Whorls Made with Simple Supplies Master Bedwyr Danwyn The most common 11th-14th-century Anglo-Norse spindle whorls were made of various types of soft stone with a tapered, centered hole. While stone appears intimidating to work with, choosing the correct stone makes it fairly simple to do. This class will reveal the secrets to making stone whorls with standard hardware store stone and tools! As a spindle spinner, making your own whorls allows you to produce various weights and sizes.
07-29
20:00
1.0 A&S 2 Carving Your Own Spindle Stick Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo and lecture on carving a wooden medieval spindle stick with simple tools. In period, at least half of spindle sticks found have been hand-carved, not lathe-turned. You'll learn how to assess straight grain in wood, the best method of using a carving knife, alternative methods using a draw shave or spokeshave. Difference between 'round' wood, riven wood and sawn lumber. How to choose a store-bought dowel and avoid the bad ones. Different weights of spindle sticks and their spinning properties with size of yarns made. Choose designs for top and bottoms of spindle sticks.
07-30
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
07-30
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Viking Era Wool: Its Production and Use Lady Álfrún ketta This class will be a mix of discussion and demonstration, and will include hands-on components. Discussion will cover the evolution of wool, wool types (to aid in understanding archaeological texts) as well as sheep breeds descended from animals spread across Northern Europe by the Vikings. Following the discussion there will be a demonstration portion of the class showing how wool was processed and manufactured in the Viking age. During this time students will get to handle many different types of wool. The last hour of the class will offer the opportunity to try to comb, spin or weave fibers. There will be combs and spindles to test out different types of wool as well as a miniature warp-weighted loom for weaving.
07-30
09:00
1.75 A&S 5 So... You Want to Be Mayor? Viscount Edward Zifran of Gendy In-depth discussion of the requirements, needs, and time commitment for the position of Mayor of Pennsic War.
07-30
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Beginning Tatting, Part 2 Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Part 2 will review the double stitch, learn how to use the picot as decorative element, and as a way to join rings. Time and energy permitting, we'll advance on to making chains between rings. Attendees from previous years are always welcome to come and refresh their memory.
07-30
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography. How the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
07-30
10:00
1.0 A&S 13 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
07-30
11:00
1.0 A&S 5 Very Basic Hand-Stitching Lady Muriel Zimmermannin I will show some of the very basic stitches of hand-sewing: running stitch and whip stitch among others. With this, you should be able to finally start that hand-sewing project you have always dreamed about. I will provide material for up to 50 people per class to have something to practice on.
07-30
12:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained and less-experienced commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
07-30
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Top Ten Ancient Egyptian Myths & Misconceptions Lord Lucas Livingston Who really built the pyramids and what are their hidden secrets? Why were the Egyptians obsessed with death? And was Cleopatra black or white? With a nod to the venerable Top Ten list and a hearty dose of scholastic irreverence, we'll tackle some of the most popular myths perpetuated today about ancient Egyptian civilization and explore some of the ways this ancient culture has lived on through late antiquity, into the medieval era and beyond. Adapted by the author from a series of Ancient Art Podcast episodes.
07-30
20:00
1.0 A&S 10 Medieval Oil Lamps Master Bedwyr Danwyn Oils were used to light lamps by all cultures throughout the Middle Ages. Learn how easy, inexpensive, compact and, best of all, safe oil lamps still are! Learn how to light your camp with just one bottle of cooking oil. New this year: a brief mention of 'fat' lamps will be included.
07-31
08:00
2.5 Chirurgeons' Point 3rd Annual Unofficial Pennsic Half-Marathon Thora Heri The estimated 13-mile course (it is medievally inexact!) will consist of three loops around the entire Pennsic campground, plus one smaller loop around the Serengeti. Runners will meet in front of Chirurgeons' Point at 8 a.m. Water is available from the chirurgeons, but runners are encouraged to supply their own water/sports drink/snack needs. We will pass the Chirurgeons' Point three times, at roughly 4.5-mile intervals. Note: this is a group run, not a race. No times will be kept, though there will be some participant awards. The goal is fitness as part of the SCAdian lifestyle. All are welcome. Wearing medieval-style tunics instead of modern running clothing is encouraged.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Drawstring Bag Lady Muriel Zimmermannin Using period stitches, you will learn to hand sew your own drawstring bag. All materials will be provided for you as well as a handout with instructions. If you have scissors, please bring them to the class. I will provide enough materials for up to 50 people per session.
07-31
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Lengberg Bras: Current Research and Roundtable Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Current research on the 15th-century bras found in the Lengberg Castle in Austria; discuss what it can tell us about construction methods. Bring your experiments for the roundtable portion. We'd love to see how people have tackled this garment.
07-31
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Periodness of the Pennsic Homes Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Many people love to see the Pennsic homes - those houses built on trailers - but how "period correct" are they? Did anything even remotely similar exist in the pre-17th-century world? Yes, it did. Handouts will be given showing various depictions of homes on wheels in illuminations.
07-31
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Reasons for Armory Returns and How to Avoid Them Brunissende Dragonette It is always disappointing to see a heraldic submission returned. A few common problems are the cause for 90% of the armory returns. We will see what these frequent problems are in order to avoid them. For heralds and non-heralds.
07-31
11:00
2.0 A&S 8 Grooming: Medieval-Style THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
07-31
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Binging with Bacchus or How to Be an Ass in Athens Lord Lucas Livingston Raise your rhyton to the ancient art and culture of beer and wine from the sands of Ancient Egypt to the salty shores of Classical Greece. See how the ancient culture of drink left its mark on medieval and modern times. We'll delve into the ancient processes of brewing and vintning, and explore exquisite works of ancient art celebrating the drinking culture from King Tut's tomb, Agamemnon's Mycenae, Plato's Athens, and more. BYOB & enjoy a tasting of some new selections this year of various ancient-inspired, home-brewed, mad fermentations! Note: Over 21 only.
08-01
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Orient Express: Did Byzantines wear Persian? Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina Did the Byzantines actually wear Persian garments? YES! Follow the Silk Road from the Far East into Byzantium where Steppe Streetwear became Constantinople Couture, where the caftan may have ruled the courts more than we think.
08-01
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life THL Edward fitzRanaul Seasons and Cycles of Medieval Life, or "The Rhythm Method", examines the cycles which drove medieval life: the seasons, the agricultural year, the church year, light and dark, to show the broad outline of life in the medieval world.
08-01
14:00
1.0 A&S 11 Period Mustards THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval mustards. There will be a tasting of various medieval mustards, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple mustard.
08-01
15:00
1.0 A&S 11 Some Simple Period Sauces THL Edward fitzRanaul A brief class on the theory and practice of making and using medieval sauces, with particular emphasis on the vinegar- and breadcrumb-based sauces. There will be a tasting of various sauces, and a hands-on demonstration on how to make a simple sauce.
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 8 Wool Spinning on Many Distaffs: Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Learn the use of the iconic distaff. Distaffs are not just for flax! To a spinster, a distaff functions as a third hand, holding a large quantity of fiber in orderly condition as she pulls down fiber to fill her spindle. Come and learn about several types of distaff designs and how to mount wool prepared in various ways on them. Great for hot, sticky or windy weather. Keep the wool on the distaff, not on you!!!! Spinsters often find the evenness of their yarn improves when mounted on a distaff. And if you walk around a lot…. 'porting your distaff with spindle tucked into the cross lacing is so easy. Improve your Pennsic spinning experience. Loaner spindles and distaffs are available for students who don't wish to purchase them. I have just produced some YouTube videos on Medieval Spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". Discussion of medieval spinning info is on my blog here: "missingspindle.blogspot.com"
08-02
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 5 How Not to Make a 14th-Century Dress Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some common mistakes in making a 14th-century fitted dress, and how to avoid them. Students are invited to contribute stories and suggestions from their own experience as well.
08-02
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Business Practices Mistress Briony of Chatham The most basic accounting techniques used by businesses worldwide today had their start in 12th- and 13th-century Europe, and continued being refined throughout the Renaissance. This class teaches about the sweeping changes in trade that made this evolution necessary...and also changed the face of Europe.
08-02
10:00
2.0 A&S 8 Roman Wire and Bead Jewelry THL Elizabethe Alles Examine Roman jewelry artifacts that can be recreated by using simple materials and tools. Kits and handouts available. Students encouraged to bring needle-nose pliers and wire cutters.
08-02
11:00
1.0 A&S 7 How to Run a Successful Event Mistress Giovanna Adimari Whether you are brand new to running SCA events, or have already run a variety of events, this class will help you plan more effectively to make your event a success and keep you from losing your mind! Topics that will be discussed will including budgets, staffing, sites, and Royalty, as well creating a Vision for your event, and creating meaningful and exciting activities.
08-02
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-02
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Art of Making the Medieval Bed THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Coverlets, foot sheets--how do these items make a proper medieval bed? This class will examine the pieces and let you practice on a scale model.
08-03
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Poetry Day Artisans Row Knowne World Poetry Competition. Demonstrations of styles of poetry used within our time period.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 5 A Discussion on the Pierogi THL Zofia Kowalewska Open discussion on some origin theories, history of and recipe versions of the pierogi (Polish dumpling). It's a standard Polish food deeply rooted in the culture of Poland and its proud people.
08-03
09:00
1.0 A&S 7 Livery Collars Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann An exploration of this elite accessory, with a focus on earlier examples and historical significance, plus a discussion of how to adapt to SCA use. Some new information from previous years' classes.
08-03
10:00
2.0 A&S 6 10th-17th-C. Spindle Sticks and Whorls, Hands-On Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Hands-on spinning includes a selection of re-created Anglo Norse spindle sticks from Coppergate, Viking spindles from Norse settlements of the 10th-17th centuries (including North Atlantic Saga type), and Netherlandish spindles/Raeren whorls from the 16th-17th century also used in England. Some examples different than last year will be available to test and to buy. Instructor will teach 'tuning' whorls to spindle sticks and is particularly interested in the spinability of surviving spindle sticks with the 'belly bump' on the shaft. Tapered whorl holes that match tapered spindle sticks will be explored. Students will spin wool (provided) on these re-creations in class. All levels welcome, though this is not a beginners' class. Note that this class has 'loaner' spindle sticks available for those who don't want to purchase them, or bring your own and some wool to spin if we run out. I have just produced some YouTube videos on medieval spinning that you might enjoy before coming to Pennsic, but it is not required! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U, or just search YouTube for "missingspindle". And a blog on Viking /medieval spinning here: missingspindle.blogspot.com.
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-03
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 Children's Garb Roundtable Lady Tilla Chandler Join a discussion on how to make inexpensive garb for your child as they grow, that will grow with them. Share your tips, ideas and questions. Bring samples of your favorite go-to garb for your child. The handout will include ideas, websites, pictures that have been gleaned over the years. I will be including a Teen Edition as mine have gotten to that point.
08-03
11:00
1.0 A&S 8 Spaces, Architecture, and Western City Planning Mistress Thorkatla Herjolfsdottir A discussion of city development in the medieval period, including building designs, locations, spaces, and the rise of Western cities.
08-03
12:00
1.0 A&S 1 Silent Heraldry: Why Are You Waving Your Hands? Lady Kateline Eliot The purpose of this class is to introduce individuals to Silent/Sign Heraldry including what we do and our role, where we provide services, and how to get started. Some SCA-specific signs will be discussed and demonstrated.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 1 Silent Heralds' Roundtable Lady Kateline Eliot This will be an opportunity for Silent Heralds across the Known World to gather, make new acquaintances, and renew friendships. During this gathering of Silent Heralds and people interested in Silent Heraldry, we will discuss topics important to providing services to the populace. Topics may include, but are not limited to, how to get started in Silent Heraldry, what our purpose is, appropriate conduct and etiquette.
08-03
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Death in the Middle Ages Mistress Giovanna Adimari This introductory course will discuss the impact of death on the lives of those personas that we portray. Topics will include burial practices, the plague, reliquaries and saints.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters THL Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass or bone paternoster.
08-03
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Street Smarts Mistress Morwenna Trevethan What's in a name? A folkloric history of Pennsic geography. How the streets and areas of Pennsic came by their distinctive designations.
08-03
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Cubic and Quartic Equations (Islamic Version) Master William the Alchymist A look at solving the cubic and quartic equations in the Islamic world.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 5 Very Basic Hand-Stitching Lady Muriel Zimmermannin I will show some of the very basic stitches of hand-sewing: running stitch and whip stitch among others. With this, you should be able to finally start that hand-sewing project you have always dreamed about. I will provide material for up to 50 people per class to have something to practice on.
08-03
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Cubic and Quartic Equations (European Version) Master William the Alchymist A look at how equations of the third and fourth degree were solved in 16th-century Italy.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-03
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 2 Stone Spinning Whorls Made with Simple Supplies Master Bedwyr Danwyn The most common 11th-14th-century Anglo-Norse spindle whorls were made of various types of soft stone with a tapered, centered hole. While stone appears intimidating to work with, choosing the correct stone makes it fairly simple to do. This class will reveal the secrets to making stone whorls with standard hardware store stone and tools! As a spindle spinner, making your own whorls allows you to produce various weights and sizes.
08-03
19:00
1.0 A&S 5 The Poor Man's Bible Lady Tilla Chandler Find out why stained glass windows were sometimes called the Poor Man's Bible. A pictorial look at how the Bible and the Roman Catholic Church influenced the making and evolution of stained glass windows during the medieval period. Stained glass windows were a reflection of the community and also conveyed the political, social, and religious views of the time.
08-03
20:00
1.0 A&S 2 Carving Your Own Spindle Stick Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa Demo and lecture on carving a wooden medieval spindle stick with simple tools. In period, at least half of spindle sticks found have been hand-carved, not lathe-turned. You'll learn how to assess straight grain in wood, the best method of using a carving knife, alternative methods using a draw shave or spokeshave. Difference between 'round' wood, riven wood and sawn lumber. How to choose a store-bought dowel and avoid the bad ones. Different weights of spindle sticks and their spinning properties with size of yarns made. Choose designs for top and bottoms of spindle sticks.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row A Embroidery Day Artisans Row All things designed and wrought with a needle: embroidery, whitework, blackwork, tapestry, stump work and more. Displays, demonstrations and teaching. Day organized by Lady Jaqueline de Molières.
08-04
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Paternoster Day Artisans Row Explore this interesting art. Paternosters and prayer beads exist in most cultures and yet take very different forms. See the variety and make one.
08-04
09:00
3.0 A&S 4 Viking Era Wool: Its Production and Use Lady Álfrún ketta This class will be a mix of discussion and demonstration, and will include hands-on components. Discussion will cover the evolution of wool, wool types (to aid in understanding archaeological texts) as well as sheep breeds descended from animals spread across Northern Europe by the Vikings. Following the discussion there will be a demonstration portion of the class showing how wool was processed and manufactured in the Viking age. During this time students will get to handle many different types of wool. The last hour of the class will offer the opportunity to try to comb, spin or weave fibers. There will be combs and spindles to test out different types of wool as well as a miniature warp-weighted loom for weaving.
08-04
09:00
1.0 A&S 12 Medieval Pinwheels Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Based on illuminations, pinwheels were a common toy of the 15th and 16th centuries. We will examine the various styles of pinwheels and make one to take home. Fun for adults and children. Children should be accompanied based on their tool-using skills.
08-04
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 Chatelain Roundtable Mistress Giovanna Adimari Sharing ideas regarding recruitment and membership retention is important for our continued success as a Society. As Chatelains, we are marketers, recruiters - and our product is the SCA. Let's talk about different strategies and techniques that work and how to make our recruiting efforts more successful!
08-04
10:00
1.0 A&S 8 YHQL YLGL YLFL: Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Master William the Alchymist Need to keep information secret? Use a cipher! A look at period methods of making and breaking codes.
08-04
11:00
1.0 A&S 2 Commenting on Letter of Intent Brunissende Dragonette Commenting on letters of intent: How I learned to stop worrying and love heraldry. Heraldic letters of intent (in and out of kingdoms) can always benefit from both trained and less-experienced commenters. We will discuss how to provide helpful commentary. For heralds or aspiring heralds.
08-04
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 Membership Retention Mistress Giovanna Adimari The "care and feeding" of volunteers is vital if we are going to keep our membership involved and excited about the Society. This class will talk about strategies for successful volunteer management and retention including event planning, proper training of volunteers, awards and recognition and so forth!
08-04
13:00
2.0 A&S 8 Baltic-style Patterned Warp-faced Weaving Lady Kateline Eliot This class will focus on learning how to create a pattern using the techniques and materials specific to this type of patterned weaving and how to warp it onto a loom of any type. Graph paper and pencils/colored pencils will be provided for creating patterns. Participants should bring a loom (inkle loom, tape loom, box loom, small rigid heddle, belt loom) to practice on.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 5 Reproduce Glass Beads Using Archeological Reports Lady Elysabeth Underhill Learn how to find and use archaeological reports to reproduce glass beads (and other early period items) found in graves at excavation sites. These reports provide a wealth of information that is not available from museum or other websites. The focus of this presentation will be on Anglo-Saxon excavation reports and how I have used those reports to reproduce historic glass beads and necklaces. However, artisans interested in other early period items and crafts should find this presentation valuable.
08-04
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Bridging the SCA Generation Gap Mistress Othindisa Bykona Are you new to navigating the SCA waters? Have you been around awhile and lost some of your SCA shine? Learn how the generations can help each other. This class is for any person looking to find their path or enjoy again the path they are on.
08-04
15:00
2.0 A&S 5 Known World Embroiderers' Meet and Greet Mistress Briony of Chatham This year marks the 30th year of existence for the East Kingdom's needlework guild: the Keepers of Athena's Thimble. To mark this milestone, we are looking to celebrate our guild and embroidery in the SCA as a whole. We would like to invite all embroiderers of the Known World to come and share our appreciation of our art. Come just to chat, or bring items to display, questions to ask, or resources to share. Light beverages and desserts/snacks to share are welcome, but not necessary.
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-04
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 Poland: Queen Jadwiga - Her Life and Times Lady Katarzyna Witkowska Explore Queen Jadwiga's place in Polish History--in arts, politics and education.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Researching Poland Lady Katarzyna Witkowska This class will focus on sharing of resources and bibliographies to facilitate the research of Polish culture, arts and persona. Please bring any resources or bibliographies you may have to share. All are welcome.
08-04
16:00
1.0 A&S 13 Heavy Metal Embroidery: Finnish Style! Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin A brief history about Finnish Iron Age Bronze Spirals and how to create the decorations yourself.
08-04
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-04
17:00
2.0 A&S 8 Grooming: Medieval-Style THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Want to enhance your SCA experience? Try some period grooming recipes. This class gives you an opportunity to try period beauty/hygiene products.
08-05
09:00
7.0 Artisan's Row C Leatherwork Day Artisans Row Leatherwork Day is a place for leather workers of all skill levels to meet and share knowledge and work on projects, as well as a great learning opportunity for novices. Stop by any time to look around, ask questions, or just hang out and work on your own projects. We plan on being there from 9 to 5.
08-05
09:00
3.0 A&S 11 Small Silk Banner, 10" x 10" Cynthia du Pont Learn how to make a small silk banner using the Serti ('corral' the dye) style. There will be handouts, including a material list so you can make more banners/standards when you get home. Limit of 12 participants. Others may watch.
08-05
10:00
2.0 A&S 7 The Lengberg Bras: Current Research and Roundtable Mistress Sigrid Briansdotter Current research on the 15th-century bras found in the Lengberg Castle in Austria; discuss what it can tell us about construction methods. Bring your experiments for the roundtable portion. We'd love to see how people have tackled this garment.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 5 Introduction to Combat Archery Baron Friderich Swartzwalder Have you ever wanted to be a part of the action on the battlefield, but didn't want to swing a sword? Have you ever wanted to shoot back at that pesky archer who keeps killing you? Give combat archery a try. The class will cover the basics of combat archery: what equipment you need, the rules, and basic tactics.
08-05
12:00
1.0 A&S 7 Scented Waters: Early Perfumes You Can Make THL Heodez Di Talento Minottoi Explores the various scented waters found in Renaissance cosmetics handbooks. Here you can learn to make perfumes for a variety of uses.
08-05
13:00
1.0 A&S 5 What Knights Worried About Duke Finnvarr deTaahe In 1350, Geoffroi de Charny took the demoralized knights of France to school. See what Charny thought knights needed to re-learn about chivalry.
08-05
13:00
2.0 A&S 6 Medicine, Physick, and Surgery Lord Erich von Kleinfeld An overview of the three "official" branches of healthcare (physicians, surgeons, apothecaries), with a look at other trades such as midwife, herbalist, et cetera.
08-05
15:00
1.5 A&S 7 Knitting in the 16th Century: An Overview Baroness Camilla de la Reynarde Not only is hand-knitting period, the 16th century has a wealth of items to choose from. We'll look at a wide range of caps, gloves, and hosen. Interested in Eleanora of Toledo's stockings? I wrote the pattern!
08-05
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 Evolution of Black Powder Arms from 1320-1600 Lord Erich von Kleinfeld History and development of black powder arms from 1320-1600. This is a non-shooting lecture/discussion class covering period firearm technology.
08-05
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-06
10:00
1.0 A&S 7 Share the Love: Tokens of Appreciation THL Elizabethe Alles Share ideas for tokens/largesse to give to those who inspire you. Students encouraged to bring examples of tokens they have given or received.
08-06
12:00
1.0 A&S 8 Event Finances: Before, During and After Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann From budget to gate to the event report: A practical discussion of event finances, based on Chapter 9 of the Local Exchequer Handbook.
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 7 The Very New Persona Master Ulric von der Insel You're brand, spanking new, and you don't know who or what you want to be? No worries! I'll talk through common considerations and good starting points for information. After we go through the basics, we just chat about our thoughts. Relax! It's not supposed to be work!
08-06
13:00
1.0 A&S 8 The Oxburgh Hangings Mistress Briony of Chatham The Oxburgh Hangings, embroidered by two of the most exciting women in Elizabethan-era England, provide a rich and detailed glimpse into their lives and the culture of the day. But they also offer an enigmatic mystery regarding their creation. Whether you are interested in embroidery, Elizabethan culture, or doing historical detective work, this class has something for you!
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 7 Ministerials: AoA for Service Master Ulric von der Insel Many assume that one received and held noble rank because of their use in war, or for holding lands. Not necessarily true! The ministerials were Holy Roman folks who got and held arms by virtue of their usefulness as administrators of empires, duchies and all. Learn more about these overlooked folks and how a non-combatant SCAdian can be just as fitting and proper as a noble as any fighter.
08-06
14:00
1.0 A&S 8 Sisters in Arms: Women in Combat in Late Period Lady Katerin ferch Gwenllian Learn about some of the many women who took up arms in the 14th and 15th centuries -- their roles, their reasons, and their styles.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 7 Medieval Beekeeper's Year Mistress Othindisa Bykona What did the medieval beekeeper need to do in order to maintain their apiaries? This is a survey class about preparation, tending, harvesting, and overwintering bees in period. Handout is calendar.
08-06
15:00
1.0 A&S 8 How to Create a 16th-Century Venetian Dress Lady Isabella Mea Caterina D'Angelo Want to learn different ways to create a period-looking early 16th-century Italian dress? I will show how to drape your own pattern as well as explain how to use some popular commercial patterns to achieve the 1500's Venetian look.
08-06
16:00
2.0 A&S 5 Make Your Own Drawstring Bag Lady Muriel Zimmermannin Using period stitches, you will learn to hand sew your own drawstring bag. All materials will be provided for you as well as a handout with instructions. If you have scissors, please bring them to the class. I will provide enough materials for up to 50 people per session.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 6 thing.pennsicuniversity.org: Hiss & Purr Lord Griffin de Willingeham Third year! Everyone, instructor or not, come say what you liked, disliked, and would like to see in this system for next year.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 7 Beehives in Period Mistress Othindisa Bykona Did you know there are seven documented styles of hives? Learn about straw, cork, wicker, and four styles of wood hives. This is a survey class. Extensive color handout.
08-06
16:00
1.0 A&S 8 Planning a Feast Duchess Melisande de Belvoir How to design a menu, figure out how much to cook, plan logistics, and everything else you need to consider to ensure a successful feast.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 7 Arabic 101 Al Asad To have knowledge on the very basic foundations of the Arabic language.
08-06
17:00
1.0 A&S 8 Reinventing the Wheel Duchess Melisande de Belvoir Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the "Creative" part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!
08-06
20:00
1.5 A&S 5 English Rosaries and Paternosters (with Slideshow) THL Elizabethe Alles This class and slideshow focus on prayer beads (paternosters) in England from the 11th to 16th centuries, especially the impact of the English Reformation.

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