Posted on December 2, 2012
Greetings and welcome to the Barony of Storvik! I am the Baronial Chatelaine (or newcomer’s officer), and it is my job to answer questions, help you find resources, and otherwise help you get acquainted with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
The SCA is a non-profit educational organization whose members’ research and attempt to recreate various aspects of life during the time period from 600 A.D to 1600 A.D. We try to immerse ourselves in various pursuits that existed pre-seventeenth century. Unlike many re-enactment groups, we do not “re-enact” period occurrences exactly as they happened.
The Barony of Storvik is made up of Washington DC and, in Maryland, Prince Georges County as well as parts of Montgomery County.
If you are interested in getting involved in the SCA please contact me. I also encourage you to check out the Baronial calendar for a list of weekly and monthly gatherings.
I look forward to meeting you!
Baroness Emma West – Chatelaine of Storvik
Posted on October 5, 2014
I am very excited to be teaching an ongoing knitting class. The knitting guild of Atlantia has different levels of mastery. To progress, you need to show mastery of different heels and toes for some socks. We would make socks that show these different methods.
Class name: A Study of Socks
Location: 6313 Jason Street, Cheverly MD
First meeting: March 7th at 7 pm
Next meeting: Will be decided at the first meeting
Description: The Keepers of the Clewe, the Atlantian Knitting Guild, has different levels of expertise (http://knit.atlantia.sca.org/levels.htm). To pass one of the levels you need to demonstrate different heel and toe samples for socks. This class will go through the different types of sock heels and toes, combining them into different socks.
Skills needed: Should know how to knit and pearl. Other techniques will be taught. If you don’t know how to knit or pearl, contact me to see what we can do to accommodate you.
Materials needed: fingering/sock weight yarn and size 2 double pointed needles. There will be 3 copies available of the book Folk Socks by Nancy Bush for $6. Several of the techniques will be taught from this book.
Thank you for letting me share the joy of knitting,
Posted on November 20, 2013
Going to Holiday Faire? Want to go to Holiday Faire but don’t have a ride? Their Excellencies have asked me to find a way to organize carpools that’s a little nicer than everybody emailing everybody else to try to sort out rideshares to events. Here’s a carpool organizing sheet for Holiday Faire, using a service called Group Carpool.
If you have space in your car, please click the “add car” button in the upper left corner of that site and mark down what part of town you’re leaving from and how many spaces you have. You’ll be emailed when someone calls dibs on one of your seats. If you want to dibs a seat, add yourself to a car or a waiting list if there isn’t a car available at the moment.