Throwback Thursday – Viking Knit – my first time using silver

The silver wire chain, once through the smallest drawplate hole, is small enough for a Pandora-style glass bead!

The silver wire chain, once through the smallest drawplate hole, is small enough for a Pandora-style glass bead!

This is another post that I started ages ago, saved as a draft… but forgot to post!

After feeling a lot more comfortable with Viking Knit (Trichinopoly) after a few successful projects in stainless steel and copper wire, I decided to buy some silver wire. (Almost twice the price.)

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Out of Kingdom education

Drifa, Graduate of the Royal University of the MidRealm with an emphasis in SCA and Historic Topics

Drifa, Graduate of the Royal University of the MidRealm with an emphasis in SCA and Historic Topics

One of my favourite things about the SCA is the classes – the opportunity to learn new things (and share things as well). I think it’s a great way for newcommers to both learn about the SCA, as well as gives folks who feel awkward or unsure, or whatever in their first few months… something to DO – its a good way to sort of organize time.

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SCA involvement

Award of Arms

Award of Arms

I understand that part of the SCA involves lots of challenges and commemoration, so I thought I’d try to keep track of things as much as I was able. There’s some things I’ve totally forgotten or never picked up on to begin with at all because I hadn’t even thought of recording it!

This post is really more as a way of recording things for me… and honestly, I doubt anyone else would be interested. It’s also subject to be updated as more information arises. Continue reading

Make a packable hennin

V-neck Burgundian gown worn with a white horned hennin

V-neck Burgundian gown worn with a white horned hennin

I’ve offered to teach a class for Avacal’s Winter Crown on February 15, 2019 in┬áBeiseker, Alberta. I figured I’d share a little bit of information here in case anyone was interested. (You don’t need to be an SCA member to attend the event.)

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A few recent SCA workshops

Leather ornament made at Borealis Yule 2018

Leather ornament made at Borealis Yule 2018

If you’ve seen my Instagram feed, you’ve already seen some of the results of some of the recent workshops I took through the SCA group I’m a part of.

For one of the November Fight Practices, the current Queen, Kora Kendal came down and taught a preview of her workshop on how to make a 14th century sleeveless chemise. This was based on her research for a project she did to compete in Kingdom A&S a few years ago.

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