SCA achievements unlocked

A bunch of my friends have been posting a “SCA achievements unlocked” meme and I figured I’d do the same, but instead of posting it as a post on my Facebook, I thought I’d post it here so I could add links, and hopefully come back and update it later.

I’ve also opted instead of just doing yes/no, I’ve also decided to add a mark for things I’d be interested in / open to doing in the future…

SCA achievements unlocked:

The Vikings marketplace at the Royal BC museum

The Vikings marketplace at the Royal BC museum

Martial category
(n) been authorized – heavy
(n) been authorized – rapier
(n) been authorized – equestrian
(n) been authorized – cut-n-thrust
(n) fought in a crown or coronet tournament
(f) fought for in a crown or coronet tournament
(n) won a crown or coronet tournament
(n) your Champion won a crown or coronet tournament
(n) fought in a Kingdom Championship tournament
(n) won a Kingdom Championship tournament
(y) served with a royal court
(f) served as a marshal
(f) served as MoL/ran the list
(n) fought in a war
(y) shot archery
(y) tried thrown weapons
(n) operated a siege engine

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Block printing class May 30

Block printing blocks from Etsy

Block printing blocks from Etsy

As the local A&S (Arts & Science) champion for Montengarde (Calgary) I’m hoping to put together a few A&S related TUA classes over the year at A&S practices and taverns (and some non A&S-related classes too). The first was the Naalbinding class I mentioned previously at May Tavern, and the next is a Block Printing class with Viscountess Morrigan on May 30th, 2016.

You do not need to be a SCA member to attend the class, being held at a private residence for A&S practice. There is no cost to attend. (However if you ARE interested in getting into the SCA, this is a nice low-key way of coming out and meeting some other people involved!)

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Throwback Thursday: Blue satin corset

Back of the blue satin corset

Back of the blue satin corset

I’m calling this a Throwback Thursday because this is actually a corset I made a while ago (so I don’t have any work-in-progress photos either). I made this to sell, back when I was hoping to get commissions for custom work (I’m not looking to do custom work anymore).

A bit about this corset:

This is a crepe-back-satin overbust corset in shades of blue. Crepe-back-satin has a slightly textured finish, it’s not a totally smooth satin, but still has a lovely, elegant shine. The corset is lined in black cotton, and has an internal waist-stay.

The corset is made in three shades of blue:

  • navy blue at the centre front
  • wedgewood blue at the side panels
  • and baby periwinkle blue at the centre back

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German hats – first attempts

Tellerbarret - German platter hat

Tellerbarret – German platter hat

On May 17 I published my entry for the Historical Sew Monthly May 2016 challenge – a pair of German hats (worn together). I’ve been pretty busy with a few different things so I didn’t get to the longer post about these hats until now.

Goldhaube and Tellerbarret worn with a mundane sweater (iphone photo)

Goldhaube and Tellerbarret worn with a mundane sweater (iphone photo)

I was inspired to work on these hats because the the (SCA) Royal Progress is Cologne for Silverwolf 2016. With this in mind, I wanted to attempt to make my first German costume. While I’m strongly attracted to the Cranach-style gowns, I thought that they might be too fitted for me to accomplish right now on short notice (since I would need a hand with the fitting). Instead I opted for the Landsknecht style, which nicely worked with the “holes” theme of the May Historical Sew Monthly challenge.

Like my Byzantine costume, which also had a short deadline and my Istanbul costume (likewise, short deadline) I didn’t do in-depth research for this costume; instead starting with Pinterest.

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Naalbinding class at May Tavern

Naalbound hat with two different stitches (side view)

Naalbound hat with two different stitches (side view)

For those of you who are in Calgary, I’ll be teaching my naalbinding class at the SCA May Tavern on May 25, 2016.
You do NOT need to be a member of the SCA to attend tavern, and if it’s your first tavern, it’s free! (If it’s not, it’s only $3 to attend).

Information about the class:

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