Through the Woods aka Spring Thynge – May 9th, 2015

Through the Woods on May 9th, 2015
Hosted by Shire of Caer Adamant

Updated as of 5/5/15 8:32am

Brigands have broken into the Royal Menagerie in an attempt to steal the animals!

A call goes out to all Archers to come and stop the Brigands, and to protect the local populace from the more dangerous of the animals. Due to the seriousness of this threat, there is also a call for thrown weapons specialists and armored fighters.

Come join us for a spirited day of fun!

Throughout the day the roving range will be open for the archery tournament with prizes awarded during the evening feast! We will also have a range for Royal rounds, and would be appreciative of anyone who would like to volunteer a few hours to assist with Marshalling.

The thrown weapons field will be available throughout the day for all levels of skill and will also have a tournament with prizes to be presented at the evening potluck feast.

Armored combat will feature a two handed sword tournament with prizes! (Any sword able to be wielded two handed)

Swamp Sale!

Bring your gently used garb, feast gear or other SCA related items to sell and never look at them again! The Shire will help you declutter those outgrown gowns, those plates you replaced with newer, those do-dads and thingy-ma-bobs that you aren’t using but that someone else might love… Bring your items to Lady Mairi and she’ll do the rest; you’ll get 50% of the final sale price for your items and the rest will go towards future Shire endeavors. We’ll have a hanging rack for clothes, and a table for the assorted sundry items. Monies will be tracked and distributed at 3:oo pm when the sale closes. Have questions? Email us!

Refreshments!

An amazing dayboard will be prepared by “The Cross and the Crescent” camp kitchen duo.

The evening feast will be a pot luck with bread and meat provided by The Shire.

Please bring a side dish or a desert to contribute to the Pot Luck Feast. You are responsible for keeping hot foods hot, and cold foods cold.

(Please reach out to the autocrat by email with any dietary or health restrictions so that we can help accommodate) ajgensel@gmail.com

Event Location and Information

Blackbird State Forest
1968 Harvey Straughn Road
Townsend, DE 19977
Directions:
1968 Harvey Straughn Rd., Townsend address listed is for GPS/mapping purposes only and is actually a private home on the corner of Twin Meadows and Harvey Straughn and so don’t stop there!  Continue very slowly (else said private residents will complain) on Twin Meadows until it ends in small parking area for the camp site.  We will have signs posted.  Park where you can.

The site is primitive; leashed animals are allowed; porta-castles will be available.

Site Opens: 10:00 am
Site Closes: 9:00 pm (troll closes 4:00pm)

Event Fees

Adult $12.00
Minor Age 7-18 $5.00

$5.00 surcharge needed for each attendee over 18 who is not a paid member of the Society.

Family Cap – Fee for 2 Adults and 1 Minor

Feast: There is no feast, but please contact the Autocrats if you would like to participate in the Potluck dinner. The Shire will provide the meat of the meal and we ask that attendees provide sides and desserts. Period dishes not required.

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

Contact Information

Event Stewards:
Adam Gensel
Lord Alexi Gensel
129 Paladin Drive
Wilmington DE 19802
302-545-7808  ajgensel@gmail.com

Marietta Messina
Lady Mari Clock van Hoorne
138 Holly Ridge Drive
Smyrna, DE 19977 Marietta.sca@gmail.com

Send Reservations to:
Marietta Messina
ATTN: Spring Thynge
138 Holly Ridge Drive
Smyrna, DE 19977

Shire Officer Updates

Friends,

I want to express my thanks to the outgoing officers of The Shire. Wulf and Sean both stepped up two years ago to take positions as Knight Marshal, and Herald, respectively. Both positions required a lot of work. Wulf dedicated himself every week to answering emails, and making sure that Sunday practice continued. Sean promoted all aspects of Heraldry throughout his term, and encouraged many others to continue their personal journey of seeking more information on the subject.

It is so very important that we recognize Sybilla, who not only completed her first term as Exchanger, but volunteered to take on another one. Stepping into a new roll brings a steep learning curve, and with an additional term comes a great amount of knowledge and security.

This month Alexi was voted in as the new Knight Marshal, and Simeon as our new Herald. Thank you both for stepping up into these rolls. Make sure to ask a lot of questions. 😉 I am so excited to see what you will both bring to the table!

A very big thanks to the whole staff who keep the Shire running. You guys are great!
With Respect,
Lady Shoshana

Felt Booklets for Largress Project – 3/15/15

Join us for a special project to add to the Treasure Chest we are giving to the Royals for Pennsic – Felt note booklets for with crayons for the younglings, or pencils for the Marshals.

*Please note: Shire meeting will take place prior to this event at the Brandywine Towne Center.

When: Sunday, 3/15/15 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Brandywine Towne Center
1000 Brandywine Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19803, United States


Please bring the following with you if you have it. If not, we will have some to share:

• Needle and thread       • Scissors

Optional:
• Felt in various colors    • Unused/new Crayons    • “Golf” or “Bridge” pencils   • Sewing machine (with extension cord)

Questions or more info:
Lady Shoshana – seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org
(Ellen 302-545-7808)
or
Katrin Daans: anotherinspiration@gmail.com

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

Make a Medieval Textile Belt Purse on Dec. 11, 2014

purse 2Join us for a special project that would be ideal for your garb, to be given as a present or just to learn how to do it! We will be making a Medieval Textile Belt Purse based on those worn in the 13th-16th centuries. It can be easily worn by women or men, depending on the fabric and embellishments, either over garb or under the top layer.

Instructions can be found here. We won’t have time to complete the entire bag in one night, so we will be preparing the fabric, making the tassels and giving instructions on hand stitches and assembly as needed.

Please bring the following with you if you have it.  If not, we will have some to share:

  • Suitable exterior fabric – extant bags ranged from basic linen to elaborate embroidered silks and wools, so you can choose what suits you best. You’ll need 8″x14″ for this pattern. We will have extra linen for those that need it.
  • Lining fabric – linen or silk, same size to be trimmed down. We will have some linen on hand for this.
  • Scissors, thread, needles for hand-sewing
  • Wool yarn or embroidery thread for the trim and tassels


When:

Thursday, December 11, at 6:30pm

Where:

Veronica’s house at 101 McMullen Cir, Bear, DE 19701, USA  Google Map

*Please Park in back of housing development or in the shopping center, all spaces in front of houses are reserved for those houses.

RSVP or for more information:

Marietta: marietta.sca@gmail.com or the Shire’s Facebook page under this post

purse 1

Completed purse from Katafalk

A&S Nights

It’s that time of year again when we set up the schedule for the next 10 months.

A&S night will continue to be at Baroness Hedewigis’, Hockessin, Delaware home. We will also have some scattered A&S events throughout the year at different places and times as we find teachers and sites. Also, remember that Mondays nights at Bhakail are a great time to learn something new, or work on a project.

Next month, (October) I will be teaching “The 60 second Veil Stitch” and we will be making cup covers. Some materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring Fabric, Beads, Thread and Needles. Handouts will be provided.

Classes offered, to be scheduled, include: Black work pincushions, Bread, Embroidery, Basic Brewing, Felting, Wool Workings, Appliqué, Sewing with Patterns, Cup Covers, Non Period glass bottle holders.

Classes we are interested in, and looking for teachers: Glass Beads, 14th Century Hood Fitting, Soap, Curing/Dying/Tanning Leatherwork, Divination, Spinning, Basket making, Basic garb, Needle Lace, Basic Pennsic Prep, Herringbone Caps.

Please contact Lady Katrin if you would be interested in volunteering to teach any classes.

Banner Painting!

Banners will be done in two parts!
Part One will be on September 21st and costs $5.
We will go over banner design, map out our banners on large graph paper, and set up our frames. We will also have the opportunity to do a small silk painting in an embroidery hoop. Please bring full or half page printouts of your heraldry elements if you have them, to assist in your design.

Part Two will be on October 5th and will cost $10. Here we will finish marking out the silk, and will pant the banners.

Please contact Lady Shoshana if you are interested in attending!

Kranz Hill Farm at White Clay Creek Demo

Saturday September 27th at 930 am. 616 New London rd Newark DE 19711
This looks like a really fun event, check out THIS LINK!

It’s everything I like in a fall festival. Tyler is looking to have two demos during this event, dancing and fighting. We would like to know who is available to do either? Please reply to the Facebook Page if you are available, and Tyler will have more information. Many Thanks!

Who will be able to join us?