Montengarde’s Samhain 2020

Montengarde Samhain (Nov 6-8 2020) class: Making your viking age gear more specific

Montengarde Samhain (Nov 6-8 2020) class: Making your viking age gear more specific

With the SCA needing to cancel all in-person events for North America, a lot of different SCA groups have chosen to move their events online. While Avacal (the SCA kingdom I’m in) ended up cancelling most of their events and not creating virtual versions – they did end up doing an online Grand TUA ( a series of workshops over multiple days) along with a few other online events. Continue reading

Beginner Blackwork class

Beginner blackwork class started with a piece of graph paper

First blackwork embroidery

At Avacal’s September Crown, one of the classes I took was a beginner blackwork class with my Barony’s former Baroness (who also does super-beautiful embroidery!). I haven’t done blackwork before, partially because it looks so complicated, but also because I’ve always thought it was a bit later than any of my main costuming personas.

Our instructor definitely helped clear up that first thought though!

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Turku Medieval Market – block printing

A chance to try your hand at block printing at the Turku Medieval Market

A chance to try your hand at block printing at the Turku Medieval Market

Today I’ll continue sharing highlights from my visit to the Turku Medieval Market, (Keskiaikaiset markkinat) in Turku, Finland.

A few of the blocks available to play with at the Turku Medieval Market

A few of the blocks available to play with at the Turku Medieval Market

There were a number of vendors at the market, demonstrations, and activities. One of the activities that was set up was the chance for people to try their hand at some block printing.

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Historical Sew Fortnightly… delay

If you have followed my posts on the Historical Sew Fortnightly (Monthly) challenges, you might notice that I haven’t posted anything for October – Sewing Secrets yet.  And… I won’t be any time soon either. Likewise, I don’t anticipate meeting the deadline for the November – Silver Screen challenge either. I have a really good reason…. which I’ll share by the end of November or early December I hope.

Viking Age desserts

If you follow Happy Sushi Belly, you’ve already seen this, but I thought I’d cross-post.

For a pot-luck I made two desserts out of the Viking Cookbook (found online). You can see the recipe and photos on Happy Sushi Belly: https://happysushibelly.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/viking-dessert/