Three Links – Garb and Stitches by Mari

  1. Mistress Marcele’s research, primarily 14th century stuff, fitted dresses, arming cotes, elbow hinge, alms purses: http://cottesimple.com/
  2. Hand stitches found in extant garments, which stitch would have been common in which time and place: http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/cloth/stitches.htm
  3. Great book regarding period embroidered book bindings: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17585/17585-h/17585-h.htm

Lady Mari Clock van Hoorne, Chatelaine 


The “Three Links in a Chain” project is sponsored by the Officers of the Shire of Caer Adamant in an effort to highlight, share and explore all the wonderful resources available online.  We choose a topic, regarding the medieval period and/or the SCA, and share three websites which we have used in our own research, game play or just think others would enjoy. Have three links to share? Comments or questions? Email Dionise O’Towie, Webminister, for more information.

 

Three Links in a Chain – Vikings by Shoshana

I’m excited to start sharing some of my research!

My journey started in the best of ways, with other fellow SCAdians: http://vikinganswerlady.com/
The Viking Answer Lady has an awesome page, and introduced me to many great jumping off points!

I’ve noticed a lot of talk on what Vikings wore, and am curious about the smocked front being shown by many re-enactors. Why do we think there is pleating on Viking apron dresses? I found the words “Kostrup Viking Apron Dress,” on Pinterest- and started searching from there. This is a fantastic research paper that I am eager to learn more about! http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html

Color! I’m the worst at choosing fabric, so I’ve been looking into appropriate dyes. This page is where I started researching. It’s great to read what other people have learned. It’s definitely helping me choose my next fabric purchase. Perhaps one day I’ll dye my own. https://sites.google.com/site/zoemcdonell/naturaldyeing

Lady Shoshana Gryffyth, Seneschal



The “Three Links in a Chain” project is sponsored by the Officers of the Shire of Caer Adamant in an effort to highlight, share and explore all the wonderful resources available online.  We choose a topic, regarding the medieval period and/or the SCA, and share three websites which we have used in our own research, game play or just think others would enjoy. Have three links to share? Comments or questions? Email Dionise O’Towie, Webminister, for more information.

Winter Bardic Blast and Feast II March 7, 2015

Winter Bardic Blast and Feast II
Hosted by The Shire of Caer-Adamant
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Wilmington, Delaware 

Join us from afternoon through evening for stories and song and food as we celebrate our second Winter Bardic Blast and Feast.

Simeon de Alcacar will coordinate a populace choice bardic competition for those who are inclined toward the art of entertaining. All performances should be under 10 minutes in length, and include an archery theme (bows and arrows optional.) Contact Simeon (tolbert.setht@gmail.com) to register for the bardic competition.

For those with other inclinations, we will also have a table setting competition, hosted by Lady Shoshana Gryffyth. An archery theme is encouraged, but not required.

Lady Veronica Rosso will hold a silent auction to benefit the archery programs.

The site fee includes a delicious feast presented by Lady Shoshana Gryffyth and her kitchen crew. There will be offerings to please the carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, and gluten-intolerant. Food-related questions should be directed to Lady Shoshana (Auntyd@gmail.com). The site is “discreetly wet, in period containers.”

Menu for Feast

Vegetarian = VG  Gluten-free = GF

First Course – Mediterranean

♦ Seasoned dipping oils with flat breads, salt on the table (VG)
♦ Olives and Tronchón cheese (or alternate semi soft goat/sheep cheese) (GF/VG)
♦ Hot Couscous and Rice with roasted carrots and raisins (GF/VG)
♦ Assorted Sauces (GF/VG)
♦ Sweet stewed chunks of lamb – beef with honey and almonds (GF)

Cheese Course

♦ Toasted Cheese with Good Bread (GF/VG)
♦ Vegetables (GF/VG)
♦ Braised Turnips (GF/VG)

Second Course – English

♦ Beefstew Pie wrapped in bacon (GF/VG available*)
♦ Nest of Eggs: A ring of Greens and sliced hard boiled then fried eggs (Split Nuns) (GF/VG)
♦ Assorted Dressings (GF/VG)
♦ Hot basil lemon chicken meatballs with a lemon white wine sauce on the side  (GF)
♦ A carrot pudding with dates & currants (GF/VG)

Desert Table

♦ Warm Peach/Plum Compote with spices (GF/VG)
♦ Unsweetened Whipped Cream (GF/VG)
♦ Medieval Cheese Cake with Small Curd Cheese and Apricots (GF/VG)

*Food-related questions should be directed to Lady Shoshana (Auntyd@gmail.com) Please contact her prior to feast for alternatives.

Location:
First Unitarian Church of Wilmington (Delaware)
730 Halstead Road Wilmington, DE 19803

Site Opens: 3pm

Site Closes: 9pm

Pre-registered (fee includes the feast):
$17.00 adult members ($22.00 adult non-members includes the NMS)
$15.00 youth (15 – 17)
$13.00 youth (14 and younger)
Note: Site fee includes the feast. Feast seats are capped at 80, so pre-register to avoid disappointment at the door.

Non-pre-registered:
$21.00 adult members ($26.00 non-members, includes NMS)
$19.00 youth (15 – 17)
$17.00 youth (14 and younger)
Feast: Feast is included in the site fee, so there is no additional cost.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc. – Shire of Caer Adamant

Contact Information

Event Steward:
Hedewigis Ockenfussin (Linda Brizendine)
hedewigis@gmail.com

Co-Event Steward:
Simeon de Alcacar (Seth Tolbert)
tolbert.setht@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:
Hope Mick
40 Fairway Road 3C
Newark, DE 19711

Other Contact Information:
Bardic Competition Registration
Simeon de Alcacar (Seth Tolbert)
tolbert.setht@gmail.com

Food Questions:
Lady Shoshana Gryffyth (Ellen Weiner)
Auntyd@gmail.com

East Kingdom Event Calendar:
http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2751