So you want to enter an A&S competition…

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

A&S display at Avacal Sergeant Trials

As I mentioned at the end of July in my post about the dancing class, one of the things I am trying to do as Montengarde’s A&S champion is organize TUA classes. One that is upcoming I’m also teaching, and is:

“So you want to enter an A&S competition…”

This takes place Monday, August 29 at 7:00- 9:00 p.m., and will take place at my house.

Come learn what to expect from A&S competitions, what to watch out for, and how to excel!
This will be a facilitated discussion, so everyone who is interested in competing now or in the future, or those who have competed or judged in the past are invited to give their feedback and ask questions.

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Kingdom Arts & Sciences

My Finnish coil-embellished apron

My Finnish coil-embellished apron

The other day I shared some photos someone else took at Kingdom A&S at Coronation in February, today I’ll share some photos with you that I took from the event.


My three pieces included a pair of naalbound mittens, a necklace in the style of a 11th century Finnish find, and a Finnish Iron Age spiral-embellished apron.

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Beothuk’s photos from Coronation

As mentioned in my previous post, like at Twelfth Night, I wasn’t able to take much in the way of photos at Avacal’s Coronation and the Kingdom Arts & Science Championships because I was swamped trying to do other things. Luckily, one of the local photographers (Beothuk)took MANY amazing photos, and published them publicly online.

All photos are direct links from his Flickr feed – if he removes them, they’ll break here. All copyright his.

My Finnish Iron Age costume

I opted to wear my Finnish Iron Age costume for my presentation (using my early attempts at the coil-embellished apron and necklace while the updated, more accurate versions were on display for the judges to touch and feel). For Court in the evening though, I swapped out and wore the updated versions. Beothuk got a few photos  (I didn’t get any!)
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Court was pretty much hilarious all the way through – I don’t think that there was a single time I wasn’t laughing.

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