Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Magda Murdoch of Derhirst
Date: August 24 , 2012 until August, 26 2012
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on August 24th 2012
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on August 26th 2012
Corner of Old Pac. Hwy 99 & Kalama River Road
Kalama, WA 98625
to all: August 24-26 WILLIAM TELL
year’s William Tell is going to be Archery only! Due to low
participation numbers in Equestrian, in the last few years, we have
decided to dedicate our energy and talents to putting on an
outstanding Archery event even larger than we usually do.
More area will be dedicated to the archery range and as we have
been doing, combat archery with the castle will also be included.
Royal Rounds, York Rounds, Novelty Shoots, as well as the
Competition to be our Protector for both Adult and Youth.
Letters of intent to the Seneschale/Stewardess before the
competition is required.
Mountain/River Double Dipping War that was drowned out at Defenders
Tourney and War, will be continued. Fighters come help
defend the honor of the Shire of River’s Bend!!
Weapons of course will be a big part of the event. Classes for
learning how to throw as well as Marshaling.
Tournaments for Women, Men and Children.
range of Classes for Archery and Thrown Weapons as well as
others to have something for a wide range of interest. We will be
able to take care of Marshal promotions as well.
traditional Ladies High Tea will be held Saturday
Unto the Ladies of An Tir, Gashi (Greetings):
The Lady Eglentyne
and I would be honored for all Ladies joining us at William Tell
this year to come and partake of the many
resplendent treats and teas garnered from along the Oriental trade
routes and throughout Europe. Those Ladies who
moved we will again be having prizes for tastiest
treats: tea sandwiches, mouthwatering biscuits,
croissants, cookies, platters of succulent
fruits and vegetables, competition with 4 prizes chosen and
transported from distant lands with care for the master chefs
bakers in our presence.
The Ladies High Tea will be in the afternoon on Saturday, we are so
much looking forward to greeting old and new friends to share
Tea and good company with all who come. A magical cooling box is
available if needed. Please to label your item “Ladies
Ingredient list greatly appreciated.
Your humble servant,
night we will hold a desert potluck around the campfire and bards
are welcomed and encouraged.
morning there will be a Breakfast Scottish Rules Croquet Event!
(bribing the judges with yummy breakfast delights is allowed and
Please contact me with your size needs so that we can make sure
that Merchants row is laid out to the best advantage of the
Merchants and the shoppers! Fee is only a donation to the prize
chest. The Merchant list is growing!!
for William Tell XXVII – August 24-26, 2012
Viking Wire Weave:
In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to
start, weave and finish a piece of wire weaving. Students will
able to walk away with a bracelet or length of wire to hang a
Please bring wire cutters or jewelry pliers with you to
class. Draw plates and mandrels will be available to use and
for an additional $4.
Advanced Wire Weaving:
this 2 hour class we’ll discuss and try double and treble
insertion of beads or stones into weaving, creating
rings and bracelets. Please bring draw plate and mandrel with you
will have some provided if you need them), wire cutters or
pliers. Cost of class is $3.
Loop String Making
Bring your stringless bow or frayed old
string and make yourself a new string. You will learn the
basics of how to make an endless loop string. You will
receive a basic jig for string making.
Condessa Ilaria Veltri degli Ansari
common draw and fire method around the world is the “Asian
Thumbring” style. This used the thumb and index finger to draw
and fire. Some loaner bows will be available. Students should
an ambedextrous bow if available to them.
Malek of Vindrbek
Target Archery Marshaling for future Junior Marshals:
Junior-Marshal Candidates will learn how to set up & run a
Target Archery range as per Society Rules. Students will
participate in running ranges for the Event. In order to be a
warranted TAM, Students must have a current/valid SCA Membership
with waiver on file [a current SCA Blue Card]. Students should
bring a copy of front & back of their blue card if they wish to
be Junior Marshals. The class is also a refresher for those Jr
TAM’s whose marshal authorization(s) have lapsed for more than a
year & need renewing.
Combat Marshal authorization class :
For those wishing to become a Junior Combat Marshal, to
refresh/renew your Combat Marshal status [if your authorization has
lapsed more than 1 year] or to upgrade to full-Senior Combat
Marshal. Marshal-candidates will need to bring a copy of their
current membership card front & back.
of the above classes taught by:Archos Sionaid ine Cullaich,
a Leather Back Quiver
Michael of Salish
Description: Traditional back quiver – just leather, fur
Each member of the class will assemble their own back quiver.
Learn how to hand cut leather lace.
How to layout patterns to get maximum use of the leather.
Working with antler buttons.
Cutting fur with little or no waste.
Pulling or setting fur to leather.
Take home your quiver and your lacing needles.
Need to Bring: eager minds and willing hands – all tools
Size: Minimum – 2 students/Maximum – 15 students
$38.00 without Tail, $48.00 with tail (includes hand punched
hand cut lacing, raccoon fur
choice of tail or no tail], deer antler buttons, brass lacing
deadline: Three weeks before event.
make & take quick class
bracer or armguard is a stiff piece of leather worn in archery
protect your arm from the bowstring. In this class, you will make
simple yet effective leather archery armguard. Please drop in
request to make a bracer on/or near the archery range from
11-3pm Saturday at William Tell. In less than half an hour, you
should have a completed armguard to use on the range. I will have
cut bracers in different sizes in brown leather, lace hooks and
Chicago screws in different colors for you to assemble. I will
provide all necessary tools. You may switch out the hooks for
later on. Cost for supplies of leather and hardware: $6 youth
$10 adult size, $15 for extra long one. To ensure enough pre
supplies please rsvp to Signora Caterina Fortuna at
by August 15th. Youths, please have a parent or guardian
you. Some last minute drop-ins allowed before 2pm. Times may
depending on the tourney
please check in with instructor on site
a multimedia presentation covering the history of heralds and
heraldry, anatomy of a device, how to blazon, the SCA
process, a tour of period armory (bring a 4 gigabyte thumbdrive
copies). Other topics as interest and knowledge meet.
the August Lions Blood meeting: see what happens to a submission
Kingdom. Does it go to Laurel or not? Why? Use this experience
improve your own submissions.
mjǫksiglandi (JdL, WOAW, Golden Estoile)
to Maistreas Anderwyn na Sionain, OP
bend sinister dovetailed sable and vert.
of the beginnings and history of An Tir. Discussion oriented
with a handout. This is a great class to ask questions
the SCA, good for newcomers who want to know how it all began.
Anderwyn na Sionain, OP
Rhobert am y bwa will discuss period
arrows and what we know about them
based on visits to English and French
Museums, finds from the Mary Rose and
archeological evidence. He will
then explain how he makes target and
replica arrows using today’s
available resources, demonstrate the
techniques and how to use various
handy tools. The class will look at
shafts, nocking, cutting fletches and
attaching, whipping (wrapping or
binding) fletching, piles and
The intent is to learn to make your
own period looking arrows for target
shooting and SCA events for about the
same price as you would pay for wood
arrows with plastic nocks and field
points. Each person will get several
handouts so it will not be neccessary
to take notes. But you can if you
In case you need an introduction, I
am Robert ‘Bob’ Chenoweth. I live in
Moscow, Idaho and work for the
National Park Service as a Museum Curator at
Nez Perce National Historical Park
just east of Lewiston, Idaho. I
attended my first SCA event in June
2010, Honor War in Lewiston and am
active with Lyonsmarche. I have
travelled twice to Europe in the past 7
years to research medieval archery,
ship building, and life. My main area
of interest is England and Northern
France (site of most of the fighting
during the 100 Years War). In
that regard I’ve visited York, Leeds (Royal
Armouries), Portsmouth (Mary Rose
Museum), Hastings (and Battle) for Norman
Conquest, Dover, Calais,
Bayeux, Caen, the towns and battlefields of
Cressy and Agincourt, Crepy en
Valois, and various Museums in Paris
including Musee du Moyen Ages.
I also have a keen interest in Nordic
seafaring and trade, and have visited
Viking village and archeological
sites in Sweden, Denmark and Northern
Germany, the Roskilde Viking Ship
Museum and Northern cities associated
with the Hanseatic League.
I have two boys in college, four cats
and two Mini Coopers.
Since this is not a workshop that
produces a product there will not be any
cost. Because we will not be
“working”, I do not want to restrict the size
Magda Murdoch of Derhirst
over 17 – $15 ($5 NMS applies) Day trip $10
12-17 – $8 Day trip $5
under 12 – free Day trip is still free!