Montengarde Samhain (Nov 6-8 2020) class: Construction of an Iron Age Finnish dress
A while ago I posted about working on the classes and whatnot for the November 6-8, 2020 Montengarde Samhain event. I don’t know that I’ll end up working on another similar online event anytime soon…. but I thought I’d record som
e of my thoughts about working on the event.
This is another one of those “probably only of interest to me” kind of posts.. and I do geek out a bit with statistics and analytics cus that’s my jam…
Lucet cord class at the SCA Festival of the SnowEaters
While pretty much every SCA event has moved online, the upcoming November 7th Samhain event is no different. Oddly (?) for the past few years I haven’t been very involved in the SCA, but with things moving online, all of the accessibility (and other) issues that plagued me with in-person SCA events are mostly gone!
With that in mind, I offered to join the team working to make the event happen. The Baron wanted to focus on classes and Bardic, so I’m putting out a call for volunteer instructors for the classes!
There is no strong theme, so we’re pretty open to any classes that suit the SCA, and are functional with the online medium.
A woman demonstrating the drop spindle. She was one of the demonstrators at the Turku Medieval Market from the SCA group.
However, in order to help some folks folks who have such huge inventories of classes to choose from….
- Our Baron’s main persona is German Renaissance, so I’d like to include German Renaissance related classes
- Our Baroness is Viking, so Viking-related classes would be great
- I’ve felt in the past that culinary is under-represented at TUA and A&S, so would like to include culinary classes
- Likewise, I feel that family activities / youth-centric classes are under-represented, so would like to include classes around family activities or classes specifically for youth to attend online. (Given that many children are doing schooling online, I recognize that they might be online-school’d out however.)
- I’m super excited about the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and would love to included classes in that area – especially around making SCA accessible to people, regardless of wealth, education, physical ability, neuro-diversity, religion, gender identity, race, etc.
- And of course…. anything bardic related – from dance, music, song, performance…. any classes relevant to the bards.
On a personal note, I’d also love to include hat-making and Finnish Iron Age classes as well!
If you’re interested in teaching – please drop me a line on Facebook! The event will be in Mountain Standard Time, and is scheduled for November 7th (though I’m told if there’s enough interest November 8th is an additional option).
Naalbinding class at The Vikings marketplace at the Royal BC museum
There isn’t a Facebook event yet, but one will be coming. In the meantime you can see what’s happening on the Montengarde website calendar – of course I’d love any of my readers to join in too if you’re interested!
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 Beiseker, 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.)
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.
Participants in the Renaissance Hand stitching class at Grand TUA 2018
On April 7, 2018 I attended Grand TUA – The University of Avacal. This is an annual event consisting mostly of classes, though some social aspects, SCA court, and martial activities are also included. This year for the first time the Kingdom A&S (Arts & Sciences) Championship was also included. Continue reading