Hosted in-person by
The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR )
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Yseult of Broceliande
Date: May 27 , 2022 until May, 30 2022
Site opens at: 12:00 PM on May 27th 2022
Site closes at: 3:00 PM on May 30th 2022
Lynx Hollow State Park 80998 Davisson Rd. Creswell, OR 97426
Please read carefully – this information has changed and is now current as of May 23, 2022
If you are bringing minors to the event, each person under 18 will need a signed minor waiver. You can download them here:
Minor waiver, one child https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/chldwaiv.pdf
Minor waiver for families with 2+ children
If you are bringing a minor to the event who is not your child, the minor needs to have two copies of the Minor Medical waiver, one to turn in to gate registration and one to stay on the child. https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/treatminor.pdf
Medical waivers do not need to be notarized in Oregon.
Fire regulations for Egil’s Tourney 46
Wood fires are allowed provided they are in above ground fire pans or something similar, contained, and high enough off the ground that there is no scorching underneath. Charcoal barbeques are ok. Propane fire rings and/or cooking devices are allowed.
Folks should plan on bringing their own firewood if they are local, or purchase firewood nearby if they are coming from a longer distance. This helps reduce the spread of pests in firewood.
No tiki torches or similar items using oil. These can tip and spill easily spreading flames. Candles are ok.
The Park ranger will arrange to have some galvinized ash cans available for fire debris. Do not dump your coals or ashes on the ground or put them in the dumpster – we don’t want anything catching on fire!
Merchants – Lady McLavender
Camping pre-reg – Arnóra Durinsdottir
Gate – Ceridwen ferch Morgan
Gold Key – Helen Gaskyn
Chatelaine – Johanna Trewpeny
A&S – Aila’ntha of William’s Keep
Archery – Saoirse Inghean Ui Ruaic
Thrown Weapons – William Cristofore
Heavy Marshal – Táti Sigrudsson
Steel Marshal – Victor de Guers
Lists – Acacia Griffin
Field Heralds & Town Cry – Marya Kargashina
Courts – Ayla Roth
Set up / take down – Durin Oldenmoor
Information / Volunteer Point & Auction– Durin Oldenmoor
Parking – Brynjarr Olfus
Garb Exchange – Morrghain O’Siodhachain
Memorial for the Departed – Ayla Roth
This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Summits
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)
Add all events from Adiantum to your personal calendar (ical format)
This is a Level 1: Other (Branch primary events of regional or Kingdom interest) event.
12:00 PM3:00 PM
Pre-Registration for designated land reservations is now closed. If you wish to camp, there will be open camping areas scattered throughout the site. Please ask as you sign in at gate.
There will be a Landmaster at gate and several out among the campsites on Friday, May 27, to help you locate your reserved campsite or find an open camping site. Check in with them after you complete your site registration.
All fees will be collected at gate, payable in cash or a check made out to “SCA, Inc. – Barony of Adiantum”.
Our Landmasters are
Jacob Redbourne email@example.com and
Morgan MacPhearson firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact them if you have changes in your camping arrangements. The Landmasters will contact the camp coordinators in the next week or two and provide the total amount of square footage each camp has accrued.
If you are contacting the Landmasters and you are camping with a group, please include the name of your camp and the camp master in your message. It is important that we know how many people are actually camping with your group because the total amount of land allotted to each group is dependent on the number of individual preregistrations that were submitted with the same group camp name listed. The total land allotment will be calculated to include the total individual square footage, plus an additional “group” allotment based on group size. This additional space is meant to allow for a communal area or shared kitchen space so that it does not have to be accounted for as part of everyone’s personal allotment.
If you are the Camp Master, you have already
There is limited handicapped parking and very limited RV parking – this is an unimproved, bare-land state park. If you have questions about access and camping, please contact the Landmasters Jacob Redbourne email@example.com and Morgan MacPhearson firstname.lastname@example.org
|Site fee for the weekend for age 18 and over||$30|
|Age 17 and under||free|
|One day only, age 18 and over, no camping
Age 17 and under, one day only, no camping
|*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above. Must show current card.|
We will have two food vendors on Merchants Row. Attendees must make arrangements for their own hydration and nutrition needs. Please plan accordingly.
Potable water will be available from a potable water truck on site. We have planned on 3.5 gallons per person per day. If you will be doing a lot of cooking and dish washing and/or wish to shower in your encampment, please be considerate of your fellow campers and supplement with your own water. WE ARE NOT RATIONING WATER [rumor kill]. This is the same rule of thumb we have used for years to figure out how much water to order, and we have never run out of water at Egil’s Tourney. There will be one truck this year with the possibility of a prompt refill should we need it. Too many water trucks are contracted to construction and firefighting crews for us to have two trucks this year.
Words from Her Excellency Ayla Roth, Baronin of Adiantum:, regarding the Baronial Championship Tournament and Competitions to be held at Egil’s Tourney:
All members of Summits may enter any of Adiantum’s Championships. Those outside of Summits who wish to vie, must beg a boon of the Baronin. All those who wish to enter the Championships must declare their intent to the Baronin before Opening Court. All Champions must be paid members of the SCA. Anyone under legal age must have an adult parent or guardian who is willing to take responsibility for the largesse.
ARCHERY Championship – Sunday, 2 pm
Archery Championship will be embedded in the Fun Shoot. All those who wish to be considered for the Championship must declare it to the Lists before the beginning of the tournament.
There will be Three Challenges:
Round 1 – The Challenge of Patience:
The first round will be 3 targets at varied range, with 6 arrows total, in 3 minutes, scoring at 1, 2, and 3 points, at 20, 30, and 40 yards respectively. Archers may choose any of the three targets, each shot. One must only hit the bale to score, though there will be a target on the bail to help one visually key-in their shot, as well as for their own personal accomplishment, and the cheers of the crowd.
Round 2 – The Challenge of Speed:
The second round will be a timed “Royal Round of One Minute,” at 30 yards. Multiple shooters per minute, with the first arrow allowed to be nocked and pulled “at the ready.”
Round 3 – The Challenge of Accuracy:
The third round will be a 1 vs 1 game of “Tic-Tac-Toe,” with 6 arrows per contestant. Each square counts as only as “1 point,” with the first arrow in that square taking that point, so two shots to the same square do not give each person a point, or the same archer a second point–first hit takes the point. Two arrows can, however, be used in the same square by separate archers to complete a line–example; the center square may be used by both archers. A line completion gives 3 points, regardless of any other arrow occupying the space.
The lowest scoring person from the first two rounds (point total) are to choose their opponent and take the first shot. Next round, next lowest contestant who has not shot repeats the process.
Split lines will be determined immediately after the shot, if needed, with arrow placing in the square it is closest to.
If there is an odd number of contestants, someone will shoot as a destructive bye.
If there is a tie, there will be a shoot-off, one arrow each at the furthest target, 40 yards. Best shot wins–with a bulls-eye target on the bail. If no one scores, it moves to the second target, 30 yards, same process, and repeats until someone scores best shot, closest to center.
BARDIC Championship – Saturday, 8 pm
Those vying for the Bardic Championship should come prepared with three individual pieces. Everyone will present two pieces to the Judges. The two contestants with the highest score will then present their third prepared piece to determine the Champion.
THROWN WEAPONS Championship – Saturday, 3 pm
Standard royal round with a Twist!
Twenty throws each, axe, knife and spear.
However, the 20th spear throw will be different.
The target for the 20th throw will still have 1-, 2-, and 3-point rings, but will also have some tiny outlying targets that will actually be multipliers. Some multipliers will aid you (i.e. 1.3×), while others will handicap you(i.e. 0.9×).
HEAVY ARMORED COMBAT Championship – Sunday, 9 am
The Heavy Championship will be embedded into the Double Elimination tournament. All those who wish to be considered for the Championship must declare it to the Lists before the beginning of the tournament.
Whoever finishes highest in the Lists will be declared Champion. If there is an instance where the two (or more) final fighters vying for the Championship go out at the same time, those finalists will fight each other to determine the winner.
List sign up and armor inspection 1/2 hour before each tourney at the Marshals pavilion on the list field.
Round Robin Rapier Tourney, Friday, 9 pm , sponsored by Durin Oldenmore. A double round robin, bring your best style tournament. Prize: custom made tourney chest by Durin. Armor inspection 8:30
Street Duels — Her Excellency will be giving out personal favors at Opening Court (9 Sat.) to all who wish to compete. Throughout the weekend, all the way up to Sunday Evening Court, challenge each other for the favors. Each combatant MUST come to the duel with a second. The second’s job is to act as safety marshal. Any legal style, any legal format, any safe place is allowed so long as both parties agree and the populace is safe. At the end of the weekend, those Top Five who have collected the most of my favors will be acknowledged and welcomed into her Personal Guard.
Never-won-a-Tourney Tourney, Saturday 10:30 am: This tourney is for authorized rapier fighters who have yet to win an official tourney at an event (practice tourneys don’t count). Style dependent on number of entrants: a few = round robin, larger number = double elimination. Prize: Custom mug from Reannag Teine and athol brose. armor inspection Saturday, 10 am.
Rapier Double Elimination Tourney, Sunday, 1pm.: This is the premier tourney for authorized rapier fighters at Egil’s. Prize: a double set of pewter dishes. Armor inspection Sunday, 12:30 pm
Cut & Thrust Activities
An Tir Inaugural Cut & Thrust Tourney, Saturday, 3 pm. A double elimination tourney. Prize: an illuminated scroll by Thorholfr and memento by HAH Tessina. Armor inspection, 2:30 pm.
Egil’s Sword Master Tournament, Sunday, 2:30 pm: This will be three round robins –Long Sword, Sword and Defensive, and Single Sword. They will use the greater blow / 3 points / race to five formats respectively. Prize: “From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Practice: The Longsword Techniques of Fiore die Liberi,” transl. by Guy Winston donated by Yseult + a jeweled bracelet made by Jacob Redbourne. Armor inspection, 2 pm.
Heavy Armored Combat
Never-Won-a-Tourney Tourney, Saturday 10:30: If you’ve never been the overall victor of a heavy fighting tournament, this is for you! Come face off with other fighters for a chance to be banned from this tournament forever. Round robin format. Prize: stainless steel shield boss from Brynjarr Olfus and knee cops from Tati Sigrudsson. Armor inspection 10 am.
Holmgang Ice Flow Tourney, Saturday 1:30 pm: Hold your “ice flow” for as long as you can, keeping your wounds. There will be a circle inside each list field, and if either fighter steps out, they lose the fight and go to the back of the line. There will be a 40 minute round and a 30 minute round with a 15 minute break in between. Round lengths subject to change based on weather. Prize: shield by Sir Ulfgar. Armor inspection Saturday, 1 pm.
Egil Skallagrímsson Memorial Tournament, Sunday, 10 – noon (armor inspection at 9): This year the Adiantum Heavy Championship will be run within the usual double elimination prize tourney. All those who wish to be considered for the Championship must declare it to the Lists before the beginning of the tournament. The first round will be a 10 minute Holmgang for the Championship contenders who will then be seeded for the second round when the prize tourney begins. Whoever finishes highest in the Lists wins the prize. Whoever among the declared contenders finishes highest in the Lists will be declared Champion – it could be the same person. If there is an instance where the two (or more) final fighters vying for the Championship go out at the same time, those finalists will fight each other to determine the winner. Prize: seax by Brynjarr Olfus.
Egil’s 6th Annual Introduction to Period Archery Challenge, Sunday 10am
This year we have a period royal round, with a modified and handicapped score. The first portion
of the contest is a royal round score, divided by ten and rounded. Example: You shoot a score of 67. Sixty seven divided by ten yields 6.7, which is rounded up to 7. This score will be further modified by a handicap or bonus, based on the rank of the archer:
Ludicrous Bowmen and Grand Master Bowmen shall have a handicap of -3.
Master Bowmen shall have a handicap of -2
•Bowmen shall have a handicap of -1
•Archers shall have a bonus of +1.
•Novices shall have a bonus of +2
•Un-ranked archers and Tyros shall have a bonus of +3.
In the event of one or more ties, there will be additional ends loosed, at progressively longer ranges, until a victor emerges. Example: Ralph FitzWarren, the Lady Jessica, and Tom Fletcher all end the round with modified scores of 8. They loose 6 arrows at twenty yards. Ralph and Jessica score 16 each, and Tom scores a 12. Tom is now out of the competition, and Ralph and Jessica then loose 6 more arrows, this time at thirty yards. If they tie again, they then go to forty yards, then back to twenty, and so on, until there is one winner. The handicaps and/or bonuses will only apply to the initial Period Royal Round score, however. Prize: period style bow contributed by John Wayland.
Arts & Sciences contests will be judged using the An Tir A&S Judging Forms for objects and/or processes. They can be found at http://arts.antir.org/forms/judging-forms/ Please familiarize yourself with the criteria; they can be very useful in guiding you through your preparation. If you would like more explanation of how these judging forms can be used, please see the discussion about them on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HfFzikkkVY
While we have no organized YAFA activities, there are many activities of interest to children. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Stop by the Chatelain’s pavilion for a Discovery Quest activity. Look for classes and demos in the Arts & Sciences area or open range and instructional times in the Archery and Thrown Weapons areas, or watch the Bardic Championship Competition and the ongoing pageantry of Court and the fighting on the lists fields.
This is a large event, with many moving parts. There are NEVER enough Volunteers. Can you give an hour, or more? Contact Durin Oldinmore (email@example.com) prior to the event, or, once you arrive, sign up under the Information/Volunteer banner at the Big Green pavilion on the list fields.
Have an idea of something you would like to do? Let the Event Steward Team know at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be thank yous for all our volunteers in a raffle-style give away after Egil’s Prize Court on Sunday afternoon.
Merchant’s Row at Egil’s Tourney is now full. It will include . . .
Demar Leather Craft
Halfcocked Leather Works
Spell Books and Scrolls
Cheviot Hill Farm (food)
Any additional questions or concerns regarding merchanting at Egil’s 2022 should be directed to our Merchant Coordinator, Tasha Dodge, at 541-979-6348 or email@example.com
The Arts & Sciences area at Egil’s Tourney will offer dozens of classes, geek sessions, demos and contests on Saturday and Sunday.
Come learn things, win prizes, bring your current project and hang out, meet people who share your interests!
We will also have a sales area offering the complete collection of the 31 issues of The Elf Hill Times + indexes (a mere $30), knit hats and pouches, Egils T-shirts and towels, etc., etc. to benefit the Barony.
You can sign up for classes on Friday from 3 to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm at the large blue Arts & Sciences pavilion by the list fields.
Siabhean is offering classes in herbalism, salves, and distilling essential oils with an alembic at her booth on Merchant’s Row, Atheist Witch. Please check there for the class times. She is setting up a brick cook oven on Friday afternoon and evening and would be happy to show you how it is done.
Introduction to Field Heraldry, 10-10:30 Sat. Marya Kargashina. Learn how to announce combat on the list field. 30 minutes.
Beginning Calligraphy, 10:30-12, Sat. Gillian FitzGilbert. A 90 minute introduction to Medieval calligraphy using the half-uncial script. The versatile uncial family of scripts is one of the oldest we have and has persisted in use through most of the SCA period. We will practice the letter forms and will cover basic calligraphy terms and equipment, and will also spend some time examining the unique aesthetic of the uncial family. Bring seating.
Tile Painting, 11-1 Sat., Elsbeth Cameron and Sarre Greyhand. See several different cultures’ tile work and create one of your own on a pre-bisqued tile; tile underglazes and brushes provided. Tiles will be painted on-site but fired off-site, to be returned to their owners at a later event or via the mail. Result will be a finished tile, usable as a trivet or installing in a tile treatment. Bring a pencil (preferably mechanical), a good eraser, and any source of art you wish, such as your device, and seating. Held in the Reannag Teine merchant booth. Age 3 years and up (under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Cost: $5 (plus shipping if needed). Limit 10 people. Class will also be offered 12-2 Sunday. 2 hours.
Shut the Box: History and Play Time, 11:30-12 Sat. Diana de Winterton. Are you bored? Need a new game to play? Shut the Box may be exactly what you need. This 12th century game began in Normandy and was a favorite of sailors and fishermen. It can be played as a learning tool, a gambling game, or to just pass the time. We will learn the history of the game and play at least one variation. Warning: this game is addictive! Ages: Anyone who can count to 12. Youth with parent or guardian. 30 minutes.
Bead Weaving, 12-1 Sat., Katherine of the Lakes. Beginners class for up to 12 people. Bring your own seating. A kit will be provided that includes beads in container, thread, beading needle, needle threader, in a linen drawstring bag. Fee $5.00. Age: 12 and older.
Polish Cross Cutting for Stick and Steel, 12-1 Sat., Samwell Langdon. Taught on the list fields. This class will cover a brief look at the historical Polish style of swordsmanship known as Cross Cutting, traditional stick fighting known as Palcaty, and how to apply this style to both SCA Cut & Thrust and Heavy Combat. We will be covering: Basic cuts and proper cutting mechanics
Footwork and offline steps; The use of deflecting parries with both edges of the sword; The use of feints; Combinations and partner drills. This is a class to not only learn about Polish style swordsmanship, but also a great way to add new skills to your single-sword fighting repertoire and encourage dialogue between the steel and heavy community. No cost for materials, but please bring your own Cut&Thrust legal sword, Heavy Stick, or any hardwood stick around 36″ long, as well as head and hand protection. Age 14 and older. Limit: 15. 1 hour
Making of Oak Gall Ink, 12:30-2:30 Sat., Taliesin ap Hafgan. Using oak galls students will learn (a very hands on experience) how to process galls to make a periodesque ink, using a period recipe. At the end of the class each student will have oak gall ink to take home with them. Bring rubber gloves, two 1-quart canning jars with lids and seals, a hammer or mallet to crush the galls, note pad, pen. Cost: $10 for materials, handouts. Age 12 and older; teens should be accompanied by an adult. Limit: 6 students. 2 hours.
Documentation Basics: Don’t Panic! It’s Easier Than You Think, 12:30-1:30 Sat., Magistra Raven Qara ton. “What is documentation, and why should I do it? How and when do I document my project? Why didn’t my entry win that contest? What do judges actually want? What does authenticity mean in the SCA? Where do I look for research sources, and how do I use them? How can I tell a good source from a bad one?” If you’ve ever asked these questions, or if the whole concept of documentation scares you, this friendly class can help demystify the process. Learn how you too can create more authentic projects, score better in competitions, and share your knowledge. One hour. Bring: seating; note-taking materials optional. Handouts for 10; unlimited observers welcome. For adults & teens.
How to Win and Learn: Understanding the An Tir A&S Judging Rubrics and How to Use them to Improve your Own Work, 1:30-3 Sat., Yseult of Broceliande. A presentation of the An Tir A&S Judging Rubrics for Object (and Process)– how it works, what it’s looking for, how you can use it as a guideline for your own skill and knowledge development. The aim here is to decrease anxiety and increase understanding about competitions and help competitors get more out of their participation. Cost $1 for printing or bring your own copy of the Primer for Judging and the Object judging form. Handouts for 10; unlimited observers welcome. For adults & teens. Bring seating. 1.5 hour.
Basics of Roman Garb, or You Too can be Roman, 1-2 Sat., Julia Sempronia 1 hr, no limit, 12 and up, Free, (links to online handouts available). Have you always envied those cool confident, imperial Romans? Well you too can be Roman! Learn the basics of Roman garb, what to look for in fabrics, and simple ways to measure yourself to construct your own.
Basic Embroidery, 2-4 Sat., Mistresses Katherine de Langeles and Melisande de Frayne. Basic embroidery stitches in period (we will start with stem and split stitch. Open to ages 6 and up, no prior embroidery experience necessary. (Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian). Bring a chair and a pair of scissors. Pre registration required so we have enough supplies for everyone. Class size limited to 10 people. No cost to participants and you can take your hoop, linen, needle, and thread home with you. 2 hours.
Archer’s Cap, 2;30-3:30 Sat. Helen Gaskyn. Taught at the Gold Key pavilion. The Archer’s hat, known as a Bycocket or chapeau à bec, was a style of hat that was fashionable for both men and women in western Europe from the 13th to the 16th century. This class will help you cut out a pattern to fit you and demo how to construct the hat. You will leave with a pattern and written instructions to construct a hat of your own. 1 hour. No cost. Bring seating. Repeats at 10 and 1:30 Sunday.
CANCELLED Coptic Bookbinding Part 1, 3-5 Sat., Alan Bowyer. This is a series of two two-hour classes, one Saturday, one Sunday. Class 1, You CAN Judge a book by its cover! Learn how to make your own covers for hand made books. Class 2: Sewing the pages inside. For anyone 12 and older. Limit: 6. 2 hours each.
Late Roman / Dark Ages Scale and Lamellar Armor, Class, 3-4 Sat., opens up to a geek session from 4-5. Sir Alail Horsefriend. Learn how to make Roman / ‘Dark Ages’ scale and lamellar armor. 1 hour. Bring seating.
Norse Wire Weaving, 3-4 Sat., Katherine of the Lakes Beginners class for up to 10 people Bring your own seating. Fee $5.00 A kit will be provided including weaving dowel, draw block, wire, and linen drawstring carry bag. Age: 12 and older. 1 hr.
Introduction to SCA Archery, 3-4:30 Sat., Tymme Lytefelow. . Taught in the archery area. An introduction to SCA archery from a master bowman: What equipment we use, who’s who on an SCA archery range, basics of shooting. Can be tailored to the audience. No cost for the handout. Appropriate for teens, adults and older kids. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 2 hours or less, depending on students.
Wildl Inks, 10-11 Sun., Katie Kelm. Discover how inks and paints were made for historical manuscripts (and which we avoid today!) Materials provided for 12 ($3 cost), observers welcome. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Bring seating. 1 hour.
Cardboard Loom Project, 10-12 Sun., Mistress Melisande and her lovely assistant Alyssia. Class kit will include a small cardboard loom, a plastic needle and yarn suitable for making a small pouch for personal use or largesse. No prior weaving experience necessary; this is a great introduction to the basics of weaving. Age: 6 and up (but minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). No cost for the class, but class size is limited to 10 participants, so please pre register. You will get to take your kit home to finish your project. 2 hours.
Frisian Hats, 10-11 Sun., Yseult of Broceliande. We will look at photos and reproductions of six hats from the 7-9th centuries found in Frisia (Northern Netherlands), and you will get the info you need to make them for yourself, plus various ways to sew and finish seems from this period. Comprehensive handout provided. Cost $1 for printing. Handouts available for 12; unlimited observers welcome. Bring seating. 1 hour
Archer’s Cap, 10-11 Sun., Helen Gaskyn. Taught at the Gold Key pavilion. The Archer’s hat, known as a Bycocket or chapeau à bec, was a style of hat that was fashionable for both men and women in western Europe from the 13th to the 16th century. This class will help you cut out a pattern to fit you and demo how to construct the hat. You will leave with a pattern and written instructions to construct a hat of your own. 1 hour. No cost. Bring seating. Repeats at 1:30 Sunday.
Frisian Embroidery Stitches, 11-12 Sun., Yseult of Broceliande. Learn how to do four decorative stitches found on Frisian hats of the 7-9th centuries. These stitches also show up in Anglo-Saxon and Viking contexts. Bring seating, snips/scissors if you have them. Cost $1 for printing, thread, and needles. Handouts available for 12; unlimited observers welcome. 1 hour.
Archery Equipment Inspection (not just for marshals), 11-1 Sun., Tymme Lytefelow, . Taught in the archery area. Learn how to inspect archery equipment for safety. Please bring your bows and arrows. The teacher is travelling from the middle of WA, so he will rely on local equipment plus his crossbows for teaching. Appropriate for teens, adults and older kids. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 2 hours or less, depending on students
Basic Color and Shading for Scrolls, 11:30-12:30 Sun., Raven Qara ton. Learn how to make color work for you and create medieval effects with paint. Discover how to choose primary colors to prevent muddy mixtures, then try your hand at shading, whitework, and diapering (geometric background patterns) to enliven painted charters and scrolls. Bring seating. Optional to bring: note-taking materials, small brushes if you have any. Instructor will provide paper, paint, small brushes, rulers, pencils, and palettes to use. Wear clothes you can paint in. Maximum: 8 people. For adults and teens. Materials fee: $6 (includes handout). 2 hours.
Tile Painting, 12-2 Sun., Elsbeth Cameron and Sarre Greyhand. See several different cultures’ tile work and create one of your own on a pre-bisqued tile; tile underglazes and brushes provided. Tiles will be painted on-site but fired off-site, to be returned to their owners at a later event or via the mail. Result will be a finished tile, usable as a trivet or installing in a tile treatment. Bring a pencil (preferably mechanical), a good eraser, and any source of art you wish, such as your device, and seating. Held in the Reannag Teine merchant booth. Age 3 years and up (under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Cost: $5 (plus shipping if needed). Limit 10 people.
Embellishing with the Bayeux Tapestry stitch, 12-1 Sun., Diana de Winterton. Have you ever wanted to add embellishment to your garb? Have grand ideas but not the skill? In an hour we can have you coloring with thread. By the end of the day you can have a finished piece. The Bayeux Tapestry was sewn to commemorate William the Conqueror’s victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The simple style is designed to be durable and utilize the smallest amount of material for the largest visual impact. Bring a simple design you enjoy, and you will learn how to duplicate it in embroidered form. Examples of completed pieces will be on display for inspiration. Size: 30. Age: anyone who can hold a needle. Youth only with parent or guardian also participating in the class. Materials will be provided, donations accepted but not necessary. 1 hour. Bring seating.
Make a Flemish Bowstring, 1-2 Sun., Alan Bowyer. Taught in the archery area. Learn how to make your own bowstring with a simple jig. For anyone 12 and older. Limit: 6. 1 hour
Anglo-Saxon Leather Pouches, 1-2 Sun., Yseult of Broceliande. Learn how to make three types of leather pouches from Anglo-Saxon culture about 600 CE: a ring bag, a belt pouch reconstructed from Sutton Hoo, and a holder for an eating pick and knife. Cost $1 for handout. Handouts available for 12; unlimited observers welcome. Bring seating. 1/1.5? hour. Bring seating.
Archer’s Cap, 1:30-2:30 Sun., Helen Gaskyn. Taught at the Gold Key pavilion. The Archer’s hat, known as a Bycocket or chapeau à bec, was a style of hat that was fashionable for both men and women in western Europe from the 13th to the 16th century. This class will help you cut out a pattern to fit you and demo how to construct the hat. You will leave with a pattern and written instructions to construct a hat of your own. 1 hour. No cost. Bring seating.
Native Plant Identification, 2-4 Sun., Seamus O’Caellaigh, Walk around the woods on site and meet interesting plants. Meet at the picnic table in the A&S area.
Kumihimo for Beginners, 3-4 Sun., Katherine of the Lakes.Learn how to do this Japanese craft. A kit will be provided including a kumihimo disk, floss, weights and bobbins in a muslin drawstring bag. Limit: 12. Fee: $5 Please bring seating. Age: 8 and older. Children need an accompanying adult. 1 hour.
CANCELLED Coptic Bookbinding Part 2:30-4:30 Sun., Alan Bowyer. (Pre-requisite – Class 1) Sewing the pages inside your book covers. For anyone 12 and older. Limit: 6. 2 hours.
A geek session involves the organizer showing up with materials, books, examples, skills, and enthusiasm. You show up with enthusiasm and curiosity and conversations begin . . .
Geek Out With Instruments, 10-12 Saturday. Your host, Lady Zulaikha al-Zarqa’, is bringing her instruments to Egils: hammer dulcimer, santoor (Persian dulcimer), oud, lyre, zils, flute, hurdy gurdy, tamborine, and a Greek baglama. Come see them, touch them, play them, bring your own to ogle over! No restrictions on Eras/Cultures, modern instruments welcome. Children welcome with adult supervision. 2 hours.
Gardening Geek Session & Seed/Plant Swap, 1-3 Saturday., Eleanor de Bolton. All are invited to come geek about gardening. Share stories of your gardening adventures, ask questions, and dream of gardens to come. All levels and interests are welcome. There will also be an informal seed & plant swap. If you have seeds or plants to share, please label them clearly and do your best to ensure healthy and disease/pest free seeds & plants. Modern & Historical, Veggie & Ornamental all welcome. 2 hours.
Weaving All the Things, 1-4 Saturday., AInslee Goldheart. An open session, all levels of weaving knowledge and skill welcome. People can come to hang out, to work on current projects, get ideas for new projects, and/or learn about something new. Very free-flowing format. I intend to invite weavers of other levels and styles to share their knowledge as well. I will have some patterns and handouts available to take as well as some books that people can look through. All ages; children must be with an adult. 3 hours.
Women and Gender Minority Fighting Forum, 3-5 Saturday, Taran of House Honey Badger, Marcello Fornarius, Arnora Durinsdottir, Vesta. You want to armor up but you don’t know where to start? Got your kit but too nervous to put it on? There’s this one piece of aarmor that never works well? Combat archery sounds cool, but oyu’re not sure how it works? Is it true that hormones change everything about fighting? We can answer those questions – and others! Free flowing discussion with experiences female and gender minority fighters from all disciplines: heavy, combat archery, cut-n-thrust, and rapier. 2 hours.
Late Roman / Dark Ages Scale and Lamellar Armor, 4-5 Saturday, Alail Horsefriend. Geek about early period armor. Follows directly after the armor building class (3-4). Bring seating.
Hair Archaeology, 10-12 Sunday, Mauera Cethin. Have you ever looked at a portrait or a sculpture and wondered – “How did they do that to their hair?” Let’s get together and see if we can figure it out. Bring a printed image of the hair you’d like to recreate and, if possible, a hair model (someone we can work on or a wig and stand). If not possible, we’ll work with what we have. If you want to try to maintain a hairstyle on yourself, bring whatever fasteners you might need. 2 hours.
Heraldic Shenanigans, 1-3 Sunday, Elisabetta Tommaso di Carduci. Come and geek out about heraldic submissions (and all heraldry really) with the Pelican Queen of Arms. Basically a social gathering for those interested in heraldry. Age 18+ please. 2 hours.
Block Printing, 1-3 Sunday, Ursul Lindenhayn. See how block printing on fabric is done and try your hand at it. 2 hours.
Anglo-Saxon Stuff, 2-4 Sunday. Aelflaed will bring clothing and other Anglo-Saxon items. Come ask questions, share your experiences making Anglo-Saxon stuff, learn things! 2 hours
Come watch people do their thing and ask them questions.
Build a Brick Oven, Siabhean (at the Atheist Witch booth on Merchant’s Row). Help build a brick cook-oven Friday afternoon and evening.
Glass lampwork bead making , 10-11 Sat. & 1-2 Sun., Katherine of the Lakes. See how glass beads are made. Space for up to 12 people. Bring seating.
Spinning & Processing Fiber for Weaving, 10-12 Saturday, Kat Perry. See how it’s done.
Maille Making, 10-12 Saturday, John Wayland. See how chain maille is made.
Runes, 10-12 Sat. & 12-2 Sunday, Thorgeirr Eikenskjaldi. Runes changed over time frame and district. Learn how to spell your name in runes and perhaps even carve it on a popsicle stick.
CANCELLED Using Traditional Hand Tools, 12:30-2:30 Saturday, Alan Bowyer. Woodworking with traditional hand tools. Think you need a table saw to make SCA equipment? Come watch what can be done using hand tools.
Hand Coiled Pottery, 2-3 Sunday, Ainsley Emrick. See how pottery was made before the invention of the pottery wheel. Come learn about the process and the wide variety of forms you can make.
You can sign up for the contests on Friday from 3 to 8 pm and from 9 am to one hour before the contest on Saturday and Sunday. Please come to the A&S large blue pavilion about 10 minutes before the contest starts to check in. Contestants will be interviewed by the judges on a first come, first served basis. Contests will all be judged using the An Tir A&S Judging Forms for objects and/or processes. They can be found at http://arts.antir.org/forms/judging-forms/ All items entered in a contest must be present, although process pictures could be helpful.
Costume Contest – 11:30 Saturday. One Item of Period Garb made since last Egil’s Tourney (May 31, 2019) Bring documentation of its historical accuracy. There will be two prizes. Everyone is eligible to win 5 yards of unbleached linen and 5 yards of woven cotton trim from Lady Aila’ntha of William’s Keep. The highest score among those who have never won an A&S competition wins a period sewing kit made by Helen Gaskyn.
Decorated Useful Object Contest – 2 pm Saturday. Your entry can be any useful period thing that you have decorated since last Egil’s Tourney (May 31, 2019) – carved, painted, embroidered, chased, etc., etc. Bring documentation of its historical accuracy. Bonus points for having made the thing as well. There will be two prizes. Everyone is eligible to win a hand crafted Norse Birka style bag. The highest score among those who have never won an A&S competition wins a knitted 14th century bag, both made by Yseult of Broceliande.
Cooking Tourney Food Contest, 11 am Sunday. Entrants need to 1) provide the period source of their recipe, 2) provide a copy of their recipe, 3) prepare and cook the recipe on site. Bring your creation for the judges to sample. Prize: end grain maple cutting board, mineral oil finish, from Alan Bowyer and 6 filled spice jars from Theresa of Adiantim.
Two Scribal Contests, 1 pm Sunday:
A charter painted since last Egil’s Tourney (May 31, 2019). This could be a charter you painted in the last couple of years, or we will have Adiantum charters that you can paint on site on Saturday to enter. Bring your paints and brushes if you want to paint on site. Prize: box painted by the late Antonia Crivelli with bottles of oak gall ink from Lady Aila’ntha of William’s Keep.
A charter designed since last Egil’s Tourney (May 31, 2019). Bring your design; it does not have to be painted. Prize: set of pen nibs with a wood holder from HAH Tessina Felice Gianfigliazzi.
Brewing Beer from a Period Recipe, 3 pm Sunday. Entrants need to 1) provide the source of the recipe, 2) provide a copy of the recipe, 3) bring your beer! Prize: decorated drinking horn with leather belt hanger from Lady Aila’ntha of William’s Keep.
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