Fibers and Fletching

 

Hosted By Device of Bearwood

The Canton of Bearwood (East Snohomish county, WA )

Event Summary:

Date: August 27 , 2010 until August, 29 2010
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on August 27th 2010
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on August 29th 2010

Event site:
The Solar Dairy and Farm
19330 SR 530 NE Arlington, WA 98223

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Do you want to work on your archery?
Perhaps you want to learn a new
fiber art? Or maybe work on your fighting or cooking skills.
Come to
the Canton of Bearwood’s Fibers and Fletching, where
there will be
workshops and class on Fibers, Fletching, Food, and of
course
Fighting. Come work on your draw arms, embroidering with
style, cook
up a storm, or just having fun beating up on one another!
Merchants are always welcome; (with no fees) please contact
the
autocrat ASAP
Fees: Adults (18+), $15. Youth(12-17), $12. Children(6-11),
$7. Age 5
and under is free. NMS of $5 applies; family cap of $45(not
including
NMS) please make checks payable to “Canton of Bearwood,
SCA Inc.”
Autocrat: Lucia DeMarco (Kadra Stuckel) 14104 Dubuque rd,
Snohomish,
WA, 98290. 425.367.3159.

kadrastuckel@ymail.com
 
Site: Soler Dairy Farm, 19330 SR 530, Arlington, WA 98028
Open for merchants at noon Friday, to general public at 3pm.
Closes
at 6pm on Sunday.
NOTE: road will be blocked at approx. 5pm Friday for the
cows. (Site
is a working dairy.) Please remove your trash. Bring your own
water.
No open flame; fire pans must be 18”+ above
ground.

This is the schedule

Saturday 9 a.m.
Hay Box Cooking (1 hour)
Hoods (2 hours)
Grinding Grains (2 hours)

10 a.m.
Dog Latin (1 hour)

11 a.m.
Bows & Arrows from Pacific NW Flora (2 hours)
History of Brewing (2 hours)
Hand Sewing (1 hour)
Food on Sticks (2 hours)

2 p.m.
Annular Broaches (2 hours)
Foil Repousse (2 hours)
Medieval Hose (2 hours)
Knitting Two-color Socks (3 hours)
Judging Brewing & Vintning (4 hours)

4 p.m.
Outdoor Games (2 hours)
Indian Curries (2 hours)
Embroidery for Beginners (2 hours)

5 p.m.
Lucet Braiding (1 hour)

Sunday
9 a.m.
Knitting Middle Eastern Socks, Toe Up (3 hours)
Period Feasts for Modern Allergies (2 hours)
Spoon Carving (4 hours)
Rose Beads (2 hours)
Doubleface Card Weaving (4 hours)

11 a.m.
Rapier 210:  Case (2
hours)
Embroidery & Embellishment (2 hours)
Needle
Felting
(2 hours)

12 pm
Cloth Buttons (1 hours)

2 p.m.
Dyeing Wool with Kool Aid (2
hours)
Pattern Drafting (2 hours)
Making Rope (2 hours)
Norse
Apron
Dress (2 hours)

These are the class descriptions and
fees. To register for classes, list the classes you
would like to take, the fees for each class, and make a check
payable to “SCA Inc., Canton of Bearwood” for that amount. Send
class list and check or money order to Elewys of
Finchingefeld (Karen Ostheller), 4503 114th Pl SE , Everett , WA
98208 .  Classes are filled on a first-paid basis. 
Registration will be allowed on site also, should you wish to
add a class upon arrival.  Be sure to read the class
descriptions so you will know what materials you may need to
bring (fabric scraps, embroidery
hoops
, etc).

11th—15th c. Hoods for Men
and Women
(2
hours)

Crinoc Donn ui
Laoghaire

Hands-on class in which students will
come away with a hood cut and ready to sew, in one of several
documentable styles (pull-over, button-front, dagged or plain
hem, liripipe).Students should bring a sewing kit (scissors,
safety pins, measuring tape,
etc), table for   laying out pattern and fabric. If
desired, students may bring 2 yds of 45″-wide cloth
(coat-weight wool is best). Instructor will supply paper and
muslin for making and testing patterns.

Cost:  $6.00

Min 1, max 6

 

13-15th c. Cloth Hose for Men and
Women
(2
hours)

Crinoc Donn ui
Laoghaire

Hands-on class in which students will
come away with a pattern for footed hose made from woven
cloth cut on the bias for flexibility. These hose are
custom-made for the wearer and consist of knee-high hose for
women or thigh-high hose for men that are designed to be held
up by garters.  Students should bring scissors,
safety pins, Sharpie or
laundry pen; sturdy chair or bench on which you can stand,
table for laying out pattern and fabric. Clean feet will be
appreciated by your fellow classmates. Wear clothing you can
lift for fitting. Instructor will supply paper and muslin for
making and testing patterns.

Cost:  $7.00

Min 1, max 6

 

14th c. Cloth
Buttons
(1
hour)

Crinoc Donn ui
Laoghaire

Learn how to make fabric self-stuffed
buttons common for 14th century clothing.  Technique
based on extant garments from London and Greenland .  Students
should bring a sewing kit including thread, needle, and
scissors.  Bring fabric scraps to match your project, if
desired.  Instructor will supply practice
materials.

Cost:  $3.00

Min 1, Max 10

 

Basic Hand
Sewing
(1
hour)

Vilda

I will be teaching the basic stitches
used in period garb, as well as going over the tools &
materials used. A small starter sewing kit will be provided
for each student, as well as hand-outs.

Cost:  $3

Min 2, max 10

 

Bows and Arrows from Pacific NW
Flora
(2
hours)

Thorbjorn

Survey of Pacific North West plants
suitable for making reproduction archery equipment
from.  We will consider what the medieval bowyer,
fletcher, etc. would have used and why, and then look at the
locally available equivalents.  Depending upon the site,
we may be able to go out into the woods and harvest some of
these.  Dress appropriately for a little trail blazing
in the local thicket.

Cost:  $.50

Min 3, max 8

 

Dog Latin
(1 hour)

Loki Bruinstone

Learn a few handy phrases, excuses,
& insults for your persona! Learn to say common modern
phrases in Latin! “Dog” Latin is the creation of phrases or
jargon by   translating modern English words into
Latin without using conjugation or declension.  Commonly
used to update Latin for modern terms and words with no Latin
roots.  Found throughout our culture from the US special
forces motto (De
Oppreso Liber
– “to liberate the oppressed”) to
Harvard’s band motto (illegititimun non carborundum 
est
– “Don’t let the bastards get you down”) to
the fictional Addams family (Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos
nuc
, “we gladly feast on those who would subdue
us”) Just a fun way to spend an hour!

Cost:  $ .50

Min 3, max 15

 

Doubleface
Cardweaving

Fiacha MacNeill of
Glencar

The class is an introduction to card
weaving and will cover the basics of setting up a loom,
starting and finishing a project, the mechanics of weaving
with cards, the principles of designing   
patterns for double face and the process of weaving a design.
No prior experience is required. Students will be asked to
create a design and then weave it so bringing a concept will
help. Also bring a pencil with eraser.

Cost:  $12

Min 1, max 6

 

Dyeing Wool with Kool
Aid
(2 hours)

Elewys of
Finchingefeld

How to turn boring white wool into
vibrant colors using a non-toxic method—Kool Aid! 
Fun for all ages!  Instructor will provide all materials
and students will take home a 50 g. hank of yarn dyed with
Kool Aid.  Students should wear a cotton apron to
protect clothing.

Cost:  $5

Min 1, max 10

 

Embroidery-Beginning
(2 hours) 

Louisa Ralston

A piece of fabric, embroidery needle
& some samples of embroidery
floss
are provided to each student so they can
practice the simple beginning stitches demonstrated &
discussed during class. A hand out with additional
information and diagrams are included for the students to
take with them. I have several samples of different ways the
stitches can be used on both plan fabric and patterned
materials.  By the end of the two hours the students
will have a sample of their own handiwork that can be used as
a “favor” or turned into a small “scrip” style
bag.

Cost:  $5

Min 3, max
6

 

Embroidery and
Embellishment
(3
hours)

Louisa Ralston

Students may bring their own projects
for assistance with completing or enhancing the piece.
Material, a needle and floss will be provided for those who
do not have something to work on.  Here we will delve
further into the ways that various stitches can be used to
enhance garb, favors, bags, scrips, blankets, tackle, &
other every day articles in use during “period” cultures.
Spangles, beads, bells, cords, edging, laces, and other
additions will be     included as part of
the samples and examples. A handout with additional material
and examples is included in the price of the class. Samples
of use are available to illustrate discussion during
class.

Cost:  $5

Min 3, max 6

 

Foil Repousse
(2 hours)

Thorbjorn

Embossing patterns in thin sheet metal
is a simple, historically accurate and relatively easy way to
create decorative metal ornaments.  We will look at a
selection of historical examples, and discuss various
applications, and techniques for making the ornaments more
durable, then get some practice making some.  Good hand
strength is a must for doing this
effectively.

Cost:  $.50

Min 3, max 8

 

Food on Sticks
(2 hours)

Fiamma the
Unquenchable

Easy period recipes for foods cooked on
a skewer over fire. We will cook beef rolls, meatballs, toast
cheese and bread and play that “absurd game of cooks”,
Eggs on a Spit. Students get to eat what they make. 
Since we will be cooking over open flame, students should
bring an apron, oven mitt or leather gloves will be handy;
long hair tied back or covered, avoid long trailing
sleeves. Bring a plate and a
beverage or a cup for water.

Cost: $3.00

Min 2, max 6

 

Grinding Grains—So
What’s in Your Quern?
(2
hours)

Alanus of Bunghea

The class presents a discussion of the
types of grain available in Europe between the 8th and 17th centuries
with particular focus on northern Europe . The impact of
rainfall, temperature and climate change on various types of
grain crops will be discussed. Students will grind grain
using a stone quern, taste the various types of grain, and
possibly make flat bread with some of the flour they prepare
in class and/or porridge from the partially processed
grain.

Cost:  $2

Min 2, max 15-20

 

Hay Box
Cooking
(1
hour)

Isabel

How to cook a meal using little fuel in
a Medieval “Crock Pot”.  Students will
prepare a hearty beef stew in
the morning and pick up a fully cooked Saturday’s
dinner.

Cost:  $5

Min 1, Max 6

 

History of
Brewing
(2
hours)

Morrigan Graham

Tired of listening to your brewing
buddy using words you don’t  
understand?  Want to know why beer is the father of
civilization?  This class is for you.  This is not
a hands-on course, but a study of the history of brewing
and   vintning, with explanations of terms and
methodology.  The student will leave with a good
understanding of how beer, wines and meads were made in the
Middle Ages and the meaning
of brewing terms.

Cost:  $3

Min 3, max 20

 

Indian curries
(2 hours)

Isabel

There will be a discussion on spices
and equipment traditionally used in the Indian
kitchens.  Everybody gets to participate in 
cooking a full meal to take back to your camp and
enjoy.  Three dishes (vegetables and chicken) plus
rice.  Bring your own feast gear for carry-away
purposes. 

Cost:  $7

Min 1, max 6

 

Judging Brewing and
Vintning
(4
hours)

Morrigan Graham

(over 21 only, we will be judging
beers, wines, and ales)

How to improve the quality of your
local brews and wines without making your own.  This
course is meant to teach the student what to look for when
judging brewing and vintning contests, how to provide useful
feedback to the brewer, and to prove you with an overview of
the brewing arts from the perspective of a judge, including
how to read recipes.  This is NOT a course in
documentation, although we will discuss it.  Students
must be 21 or over, bring note taking materials and two clear
glasses for sampling.

Cost:  $10

Min 4, max 15

 

Knitting Middle Eastern Socks, From
the Toe Up
(3
hours)

Hroswitha of
Helmsdale

Learn the Middle Eastern cast-on 2 ways
& start your own Turkish socks! Circular knitting with side trips to
magic loop and 2 circulars, and the official method for
turning a heel.  This is an   intermediate
skill level class.  Students should be able to knit and
purl competently.  Bring size 4 DPNs and size 4 circular
needles, 24” – 29”. Instructor provides yarn,
handout, documentation, charts.

Cost:  $7.00

Min 2, max 6

 

Knitting Two
Colors
(3
hours)

Hroswitha of
Helmsdale

We will be learning two-color,
two-fisted Scandinavian knitting.  This is an
intermediate skill level class. Students should be able to
knit and purl competently.  Students should bring size 4
needles, DPNs or circulars.

Cost: 

Min 2, max 6

 

Lucet Braiding
(1 hour)

Vilda

Take string and make cool cords! This
handcraft has been dated firmly back to the Victorian era, somewhat less firmly back
to the Viking era. There is evidence to suggest that
everything from rope to decoration was made in this way. I
will be providing lucets and cording, as well as hand-outs.
Bring cord if you have some you’d like to experiment
with.

Cost:  $1

Min 2, max 6

 

Make an Annular Brooch –
Viking or Medieval Style
(2
hr)

Alanus of Bunghea

Students will make a bronze (brass)
annular brooch in class. The techniques involved include
annealing the metal, shaping it with a hammer, annealing the
metal, decorating the piece with punch work, annealing if
necessary, sanding and finishing the
piece.

Cost: $4.00

Min: 2, Max: 6

 

Making Rope
(2 hours)

Alanus of Bunghea

Make a length of rope with a
traditional rope making machine.  For those with
allergies, the cordage used is hemp with fire retardant added. If those who are
unable to attend during the assigned time slot, rope making
need not be limited to the assigned time
slot.

Cost:  $ 3

Min 1, max 10

 

Needle Felting
(2 hours)

Loki Bruinstone

Hands on class, how to embellish hats,
coats, cloaks, etc. made of felt or wool.  How to
quickly and easily make inexpensive, fantastic trim for your
garb, add your device to your bag or cloak and other
ideas.  Will touch briefly upon how to wash, card,
mordant and dye raw wool for use. 12 years and older only.
Students will be provided with 2 felting needles which they
may keep.  Instructor provides bases for felting on,
felting needles, wool fluff, both raw and colored, foam pads
for projects and a handout. 

Cost:  $4.50

Min 2, max 10

 

Norse Apron
Dress
(2
hours)

Myrun
Bjarnardottir

I will
teach one version of Norse Apron Dress. It is three-panel
dress with gores. I feel that it will flatter any figure and
is my favorite. We will hand sew it in miniature and you will
be measured for your own dress.  Some sewing skills are
needed for this course. I will provide handouts and the
fabric needed for the miniatures. You will need to bring
scissors, needle and thread.  Your measurements and
cutting schedule will be written on your
handouts.

Cost:  $1

Min 1,
max 5

 

Outdoor Games
(2 hours)

Andreu
Recheless—More information
forthcoming!

 

Pattern
Drafting
  (2
hours)

Kathryn Garnett

Learn to make your SCA clothing
without having to buy a pattern.  Learn to draw your
own                   
patterns.  Early and mid-period patterns are easy: just
bring 1) a T-shirt that fits you a little loosely (t-shirt
will not be cut), 2) Men-3 yards and women-5 yards of
fabric, (pre-washed), 3) Matching thread and
sewing needle, and your new
garb is only a short few hours
away.

Cost: 
$0.50 

Min 1, max 10

 

Period Feasts for Modern
Allergies
(2
hours) 

Kathryn Garnett

Learn how to change recipes to
cope with the special needs of those with food allergies.  Bring a
notebook, pen, and menu or recipes to use as
examples. 

Cost: $2

Min 1, Max
10  

 

Rapier 210: 
Case

Morrigan Graham

Students will learn case, how to
fight with it, how to beat it.  Students will need
at least rapier armor and a three weapons mask, if they
have everything to fight, great, bring it all!  But
if not, I will have weapons available, this will be a VERY
hands on course.

Cost:  $1

Min 2, max 6

 

Rose Beads
(2 hours)

Vilda

This is a fun, but messy, class, so
dress appropriately! We will be making a strand of beads from
rose petal clay and essential oils. Hand outs will include
old recipes and modern tips for making these from scratch at
home, but for this class, I will be providing all
materials.

Cost:  $5

Min 2, max 20

 

Spoon Carving
(4 hours)

Thorbjorn

Discussion of history, tools, safety,
suitable wood types and blank geometry for a well crafted
eating spoon. Starting with a prepared blank, we will rough
out a spoon and then discuss and apply finishing techniques
as time allows. Option to buy tools, additional spoon blanks
and more detailed how-to material.  Instructor will
supply handout summarizing theory and techniques. A suitable
wooden spoon blank for students to work on and keep. Carving
tools for use during the class.

Cost:  $2

Min 3, max 8



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