Preliminary class schedule
Aibell ingen Dairmata The Bliaut throughout 12th Century Europe The bliaut, a garment popular for about 50 years during the 12th century, is known for its excessive droopy sleeves and tight waist. Facets of the bliaut can be seen expressed differently in the varied cultures of Europe. This class will take a look at the bliaut across Europe using paintings, sculpture, and recreated garments on Barbie Dolls. 1 hour Mistress Alicia Langland Thorsbjerg Trousers: Pants That Last! Ladies, are you sick and tired of repairing your husband's pants that have ripped in unmentionable places? I was, until I started making these pants for my husband! Based on trousers from a northern European Iron Age burial, these pants are suitable from Iron Age to medieval Irish personae. After a brief introduction to the find, we will discuss suitable fabrics, seams, and the pattern. After class, instructor will be available for one-on-one assistance. If you wish to cut out a full-size pattern to take home, please bring paper or cheap cloth for your pattern, scissors, and a marker. If you want to go home with a finished pair of pants, bring supplies and equipment for sewing (by hand or machine) as well as 3 yards of 45"-wide wool or linen cloth. If you have questions prior to the event, contact Alicia at hutchnsn at bucknell dot edu. 1 hour for overview and discussion. No class limit; $1 fee for handout. Master Bedwyr Danwyn Get to the Point! Bedwyr will demonstrate how to make period points (aiglettes and cord) using common tools and skills. There will also be a guest appearance by Mistress Rhiannon who will show you shortcuts to make aiglettes using mundane materials with commercial cord, ribbon and lucet. Length is one hour, no limit or fee. Lady Brienna Llewellyn Lindsay Working with Flax and Linen This is a round table discuss about working with flax and linen, from spinning to weaving. The main purpose is to exchange ideas, sources and tricks. Class length: 1 hr. No limits or fees. Lady Byrgida Zajacszowa Beginning Fingerloop Braiding Make pretty ropey bits to tie things, for trim, for key chains, for book marks, etc. Handout $1 1 hour, Limit 5 Master Egill the Dane Tying It All Up: The Language of Knots A class of knotting essentials, with an emphasis on knots useful to Scadians. Topics include some history and identification, an ability to describe and duplicate knots. Working with stranded natural fiber rope as well braided rope and cord will be covered. This is for beginners through intermediate ability. Materials are limited to 10 or fewer students. A donation for materials is welcome but not required. 1 Hour Master Egill the Dane Tying One On: Fancy Knots and Rope Continuing with knots, with an emphasis on decorative knots to finish projects, or the ends of rope. Working with natural fiber rope as well braided cord will be covered. This could be called an intermediate to advanced knot practicum. Materials are limited to 10 or fewer students. A donation for materials is welcome but not required. 1 Hour Mistress Euriol of Lothian Decorative Embroidery for Garb Stem stitch, chain stitch and blackwork, Oh my! You have learned many of the basic stitches of embroidery, but now what? This class will be an overview of extant secular embroidered garments in order to determine the pratical application of decorative embroidery to garb 1 hour, $1 for CD of handout (Download free http://casbal.100webspace.net/classes/Decorative_Embroidery.pdf) Mistress Euriol of Lothian Euriol's little Book of Secrets: Creating Reversible Blackwork Blackwork can be a daunting embroidery style just to make look nice on one side, but both? Learn the secrets of creating reversible blackwork 1 hour, $1 for embroidery kit. THLady Fiadnata o Gleann Alainn Flax Preparation: From Grass to Fiber Come get acquainted with flax preparation as a process. We will go from retted stalks (with a discussion on retting in the stream outside) to fibers that should be ready to spin. Be prepared for chaff and dust to fly -- if we get a warm day, we may move outside to save on clean-up mess. 1 hour or more Freifrau Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen Smocking for aprons and shirts Smocking was used for a variety of decorative uses in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Smocked aprons are found in the Lutrell Psalter and German artwork. The collars and cuffs of shirts and chemises were also decorated with smocking. Learn more about this technique with a hands-on class focusing on honeycomb smocking. 1 hour, materials for 10, additional students welcome to attend, no fees Gudrun Thorsteinsdottir Title of class: Sheep Breeds and Their Wool Brief description: Class will cover the range of different types of wool from fine to coarse. Participants will be able to handle many different types of wool as well as some exotic fibers. Also covered will be how to recognize fleeces with damage. 1 hour, no limit, no fee Name: Hrefna fruthikona Thorgrimsdottir Title: An Sampler of "Stem" Stitches Description: Elizabethan and Jacobian sweet bags often depicted ornate embroidered flowers with stems growing from the bottom of the bag. The stitches that created those stems are beautiful and complex. Students will recreate many of these stitches in a small sampler. Bring a hoop, needle, fabric and thread or buy one of a small number of kits for $3. Time: 1.5 hours (or 1 hour if followed by a break) Lantani The SCA for the Thrifty This class is designed to help the budget-conscious learn how to find and re-appropriate materials for a more period appropriate persona. Emphasis is on clothes and accessories with a project handout for ideas. 1 hour, no limit, no fee. Lord Mikael "Kael" McCue Overview of Sprang: Part 1: A discussion of the sprang technique of creating fabric including how it is done, what can be done with it and examples of some period pieces. The class is appropriate for people who have never heard of sprang or for experienced sprangers who are looking for new styles to explore. 1 hour, Handouts: $1 Lord Mikael "Kael" McCue Overview of Sprang: Part 2: Some hands on time to experiment with sprang. Some frames will be set up for students to share or people can use their own. Part 2 is an optional practicum session for students who attended part 1. 1 hour Mistress Marsi of Hadley Basic Beading Techniques Kits will be provided to learn hands on how to beautify the edges of fabric or leather items. A technique of 2-needle applique for couching beads will also be demonstrated. Students may practice this technique as time allows. Bring your bi-focals - these needles are tiny. Class length - 1 hour, limits - kits for 5 people, fees - $5, and special needs (if any) - Bi-focals :-) Mistress Phiala O'Ceallaigh Block Patterns for Tablet Weaving Come learn a new approach to weaving elaborately patterned bands without much if any pre-planning. Hands-on and discussion, suitable for beginner to intermediate tablet weavers. 1 hour, no fee. Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa 14th C. Spinning Wheel Considerations Discussion of the early spinning wheel forms found in Europe in the 14th century with a comparison to wheel forms of the 19th century. Hands on spinning experience/demo - depending on class size. 19th century wheel that fits into compact car will be present for use. Possible inclusion of reproduction wheel based on medieval illustrations as well. Wool spinning using carders. 1 hour, $1 for handout Viscountess Rosalind Ashworthe Tablet Weavers' Round Table No matter what your skill level, bring your projects, and finished pieces for show and tell! We will have a little get together where we can share tips, troubleshoot problems and all enjoy gabbing about one of our favorite subjects, Tablet Weaving! I will have beginner kits available it you have an interest, but have never tried. Don't be shy, we all would love to see what you are working on. Class is 1 hr, no fees, no special needs.