Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Sextus
Date: December 7 , 2013
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on December 7th 2013
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Kinsmen Hut
4102 Hollywood Street Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4B3

A Hartwood Yule

Join us for Crafts, Carols,
Feasting and Fun


Festive Fashion Contest ·
Game Tourney · Gifting Tree
Dessert Auction — Proceeds to Tir Righ


4102 Hollywood St, Port Alberni
December 7 ~ 9am – 9pm
$20 Adult · $10 Youth · Children Free · No
Reservations: Cunegonda – 250-898-8781 – ac.roolfpot@navebd
or contact Sextus, Halima or Symonne in person. 



9am – Gate Opens

10am – 11am Intro Game Class

11am – 12pm Kumihimo Class with John MacAndrew ($1)  

11am – 12:30pm Tables Game Tourney begins*

*Feel free to bring your own games as well!

12:30 – 1:30pm Picnic Lunch — bring your own, and perhaps
something to share

1:30 – 4:30pm Games tourney resumes

1:30pm – 2:45pm Masques class with Hawa ($5)

2:45pm – 4pm Pomanders and Sachets with Hawa ($2)

4:00pm Court with their Highnesses

5:00pm Dancing, Festive Fashion contest winner decided by
popular vote

6:00pm Dinner served


Winner of the Tables Game Tourney will be announced during
dinner. Our own Hawa will be organizing various crafts. Spontaneous
Carolling may erupt throughout the day!


Gifting Tree and Auction

The gifting tree is a Hartwood tradition. Bring a small,
hand-crafted object to be tied to the tree, and later in the
evening pick something that catches your eye to keep.


This year we’ll be having a dessert auction, proceeds to go to
the Tir Righ Travel Fund. Bring a dessert (if you can) and some
cash (definitely bring the cash), and when the time comes band
together with your table-mates to bid on something to share.


Festive Fashion

Have that Green and Red doublet in the back of a closet
somewhere? A gown with carbuncle embroidery everyone thinks are
snowflakes? Or perhaps you simply enjoy holly-themed accessories?
It’s time to dig out your favourite Yule-tide best, to show off to
the world. Though documentation isn’t required, we’re a curious
bunch and would love to know all about your creation. The winner
will be by popular choice later in the evening.



Introduction to Medieval

10am – 11am

A brief Introduction to dicing, cards and board games including
the tafl, chess and tables (read: backgammon) genres.



11am – noon


Introduction to Kumihimo cord-making with John MacAndrew.
Supplies will be included.



1:30pm – 2:45pm


Hands-on introductory Masque-making using simple masque shapes
made from paper, foam craft board, and/or pre-made masque forms (if
any people wish, they are certainly welcome to bring one of their
own, purchased from a craft store — Michaels has a few). A few
basic templates will be provided, as well as paper, some coloured
construction paper, and some foam board; free-hand forms can also
be created.

*Some* basic decorating items will also be provided: craft
paint, glitter glue, powder glitter, some sequins, white glue, glue
sticks, scissors, chopsticks; one hot glue gun will also be on

Participants are encouraged to bring: your own scissors and glue
sticks, craft knives, etc. Decorative items  like: sequins and
‘jewels’; lace pieces and trims; ribbons; feathers; craft, fabric,
and or/puff paints; cardstock in your chosen colour(s) or pre-made
masque form.

A handout with some quick background and history, plus samples
and images to study will be available for an additional $1, or it
can be emailed to you after the class.


Pomanders and

2:45pm – 4pm


Intro to (Period) Pomanders and Cloven Fruit

Some quick background and history, plus one sample of each:
clove-studded orange and spice-filled sachet. We’ll be doing a
hands-on creation of a ribbon-wrapped clove-studded orange. Also,
for anyone who finishes that in time, grinding fragrant ‘sweet’
spices (with an electric spice grinder, and mortar and pestle) to
fill satin sachets and tie with ribbon.

Oranges, cloves and ribbon will be provided for the pomanders;
satchet bag, spices, and ribbon will also be provided, along with
puncturing tools (skewers), scissors, and straight pins for
anchoring ribbon.



The Tables Tourney will be based on a seven player tables
variant known as ‘Astronomical Tables’. Competitors will be able to
come and go throughout the day, challenging others as they feel
like without interrupting their socializing. If 7 players cannot be
found, the game can be played simply by skipping sections. (Though
7 players is much more fun!) Scores will be based on number of
captured pieces over the day.


If you don’t know how to play, don’t worry! The rules are
simple. Cunegonda will be available to explain the rules at any
time, but additionally there will be an hour long ‘Introduction to
Medieval Games’ class at 10am which will touch on it.


Even if you aren’t participating in the Tourney itself, there
will be plenty of games available for anyone to play — or bring
your own.


Lunch and the Feast

Lunch is a bring-your-own affair, and perhaps a little something
to share with others. Access to the kitchen will be limited,
unfortunately. As always, Tea, Coffee and lemonade will be
available throughout the day.


Dinner will include Coque-au-vin stew, beef roast and winter
veggies. Vegitarians will be accomodated! If you have any other
food allergies or sensitivities, or need to enquire about off-board
tickets, please contact Cunegonda at ac.roolfpot@navebd .

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