Novice 2017 Classes

10:30a Sew a smocking sampler- Baroness Greer Jonsdottir (1 hour)
10:30a Scribal isn't scarey by Thea Glas (2 hours)
11:00a Sekanjabin: It is Not Just a Funny Word by Lady Livia di Samuel (3 hours)
11:45a Everything you need to know about garbing, you learned in kindergarten by Lady Isabella D'Angelo (1 hour)
1:00p Old Norse Poetry by Lady Deirdre O'Bardon (1 hour)
1:00p Viking Wire Weaving by Lord Douglas Morton (1 hour)
2:15p Heraldry 101 by Lady Patricia of Trakai (1 hour)
2:15p SCA Camping Basics - Lady Teleri the Well Prepared (1 hour)
 

Old Norse Poetry by Lady Deirdre O'Bardon

Learn how poetry, skálds and skáldkonur (female poets) fit into Old Norse culture. Discuss alliteration and poetic language specific to Old Norse poetry. Review basic poetic forms used in Eddic and skaldic poetry, including fornyrðislag, málaháttr, ljóðaháttr and dróttkvætt. There is an optional handout which contains the forms for fornyrðislag, málaháttr, ljóðaháttr and dróttkvætt for $1.50 (paid to instructor).

Sekanjabin: It is Not Just a Funny Word by Lady Livia di Samuel

First documented in the 10th century, this drink is still popular today. Come join us for hours of brewing and discussions. Bring fruits and syrups and Lady Livia di Samuele will help you transform it into a drink. She will have sweeteners and vinagers with at least two burners ready discuss and teach anybody who is interested.

SCRIBAL ISN'T SCARY

Ever wonder about the people who make the beautiful awards that are given out at Court and competitions? Ever want to be one of those people? Ever considered becoming a Scribe, but said to yourself, “I could never do that” – or thought that it’s too hard, too time consuming, too expensive? Come and explore the basics of the Scribal Arts – the tools and materials, the tricks of the trade, the possibilities for getting started. This is a chance for those both new to the SCA and new to scribing – calligraphy and illumination - to poke through the “toybox” of the current Kingdom Deputy for New Scribes. If you’ve gotten a start on scribing but have questions, quandaries, and examples of your work so far, do bring them along; one of the best ways to improve your skills is to share with other artisans. And if you have done some scroll blanks already, do consider entering the Bayeaux Tapestry themed scroll competition (see details elsewhere in the event information).

Viking Wire Weaving by Lord Douglas Morton

Are you a Viking? Is normal weaving not hardcore enough for you? Do you dream of doing an awesome A&S project? If you answered "YES!" to any of those questions, this is the class for you. It's an incredibly easy, but fun to do art which can be taught in 15 minutes, but provide hours of entertainment. It's also cheap to practice, which is why I'll be supplying supplies free on a first come basis. Come check it out, and if you want reserve a spot, email s_d_graf[at]msn.com ahead of time.

SCA Camping Basics by Lady Teleri the Well Prepared

An introduction to camping with the SCA. What to expect, what to bring, how to stay (mostly) dry, happy and fed. Contact sca_bard[at]yahoo.com with questions.

Everything you need to know about garbing, you learned in kindergarten by Lady Isabella D'Angelo

This class focuses on the types of fibers and colors that are acceptable to the SCA period. We will look at the variety of dyes and fabrics available in Europe as well as look at simple sewing patterns to make garb. There will be a handout available as well as some textiles to touch and a couple of dyes to see. This class is perfect for beginners but will also help debunk some myths that others may also find of use.

Sew a smocking sampler-Baroness Greer Jonsdottir

A class to learn the basic stitches that combine to make intricate looking embroidery. We will make a sampler size piece that could be used for a pouch. Materials will be provided, and smocking is easy even for very beginning sewers!

Heraldry 101 by Lady Patricia of Trakai

Where do SCA members get the names for their personas? Where do they get the interesting designs on their shields, clothing and banners? And what is a herald anyway? Lady Patricia will explain what heralds do and how heraldry increases the pageantry of the SCA. She will give suggestions for how to choose a name, how to design a heraldic device of your very own, and how to register both name and device with the SCA so that they will belong to you and you alone.