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 ( 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 ( 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 ( Please contact her prior to feast for alternatives.

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.

$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)

Co-Event Steward:
Simeon de Alcacar (Seth Tolbert)

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

Other Contact Information:
Bardic Competition Registration
Simeon de Alcacar (Seth Tolbert)

Food Questions:
Lady Shoshana Gryffyth (Ellen Weiner)

East Kingdom Event Calendar:

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


Thursday, December 11, at 6:30pm


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: 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?

Quick Report by Lady Shoshana

A quick report for the next few weeks…
I will be sending all the updates out in separate posts to make it easier to reply to that specific thread. Please feel free to make suggestions and ask questions!

Email Shoshana

We have two demos set up for this month and need to know who will be available and in what capacity as soon as possible. I apologize that these are both so last minute, we have a begun outlining a new demo policy, and will send that out. (And post it to the website soon)

A&S Nights:
We will have cup covers taught with a veil stitch next month, and will set up the following month’s schedule. Please claim your month if you would like to teach something.

Silk Painting:
This will be broken into two parts, and a makeup time created later if you were not able to join us for planning or painting.

We have a bid for Winter Bardic Blast, this will be voted on at the beginning of the next meeting.

***If you are interested in running Spring Thynge, we will need the bid in by November 1st. please ask for assistance with filling out the form before that date. We will be able to use the site at Black Bird State Forest.

Newark Community Days Sunday September 21st!

This Weekend we have the Newark Demo.
This demo consists of a display table and a fighting display. Please bring something to work on, or a display to show during the event, and a chair.

Period displays of heraldry are truly encouraged.

Roger has more details and will post them online on the Facebook page.

Who will be able to join us? Please contact as soon as possible!