Finished bead hanger
One of the artisans in my SCA Barony offered to teach a bronze casting class in early November. His offer was to cast either an early or later-period sword pommel, but then also offered that students could cast another reasonably flat object if they wouldn’t use a pommel.
One student asked about a penannular brooch, but I had something different in mind – bead hangers in the style of a 9th century Finnish find.
Different parts of the hat are flared to different amounts
At the SCA event Yule in the barony of Borealis (mundanely Edmonton) I’ve offered to teach a class on pattern drafting for millinery (hats).
The event takes place December 9-10, 2017. The Facebook event for more information is here.
Handspun wool yarn and thread, and 8-ply cord, all used to weave and sew a hood
Just a few photos for today’s post. During Harvest Feast, the SCA shire of Bitter End held multiple competitions to find their defenders in different disciplines for the next year. There were two competitors, one of them a youth who also entered last year!
Dressing a cone-shaped distaff with flax
While at Avacal September Crown (a SCA event) I took a class on using a distaff for suspended spinning. I didn’t quite get the idea behind suspended spinning (it kind of made my hand hurt pretty quickly) but I did enjoy using the distaff to control the fibre for spinning.
Two mounted combatants. These ladies put on an excellent show, trying to knock the ornament off the other’s helm.
On July 22, 2017, the SCA group in Calgary took part in “Warhorse” at the Military Museums.
“Horses have been a key part of the Military from ancient times to the modern day. We have some participants bringing horses to show off the medieval horse in various eras.”