Nov. 24 A&S South – Queen’s Gown Work Shop (The Project Board)

Greetings!  Join us for this monthly, informal gathering where we work on A & S projects together.  Come with your own project or learn something new!  Dress is modern.

WHEN
Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Lady Laurena Mouchot, 204 Autumn Terrace, Magnolia, DE 19962.  There are dogs and cats in our home, so do the needful before arriving.  Plenty of free, on-street parking available.  If you need help with directions, text Lady Laurena (Lorraine Padgett) at (302) 399-7183.

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QUEEN’S GOWN
We have been given the opportunity to create an outfit for the Queen to wear at Queen’s Bardic Championship on February 22.  Let’s showcase all the amazing work people in the Shire do and make the project a collaborative effort (a bit of inspiration shown here).

I would like to try to get everyone hands on it no matter how new they are.

If your art is something that you might not immediately associate with making a dress, like glass making, metal work, wood carving, or scribal… I have ideas on ways to incorporate these types of things into the overall project.

So, come on out!

Nov. 17th Shire Meeting

EVERYONE is welcome to attend and participate!  Dress is modern (no garb please).

WHEN
Sunday, November 17, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

WHERE
Route 9 Library & Innovation Center, 3022 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720

CALL FOR EVEN-YEAR OFFICE CANDIDATES
Pursuant to the Bylaws of Caer Adamant, the offices of Seneschal, Chatelaine, Minister of A&S and Chronicler for the 2020-2021 terms are open.

  • Letters of intent must be received by the Seneschal prior to the scheduled start of the January business meeting.  Letters of intent should include: member’s modern name; SCA name, if applicable; membership number and expiration date and a few lines describing the request.
  • For more information, refer to the Shire Bylaws, which can be found on the Shire website.

SOCIAL (lunch before)
We may gather to socialize over food before the meeting.  Our Shire Facebook page is the best resource for up-to-the-minute information.

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON?
Join online via Google Meet (check the Shire Facebook event page for the link).

MEETING NOTES
Located on the Caer Adamant website under The Shire tab, Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or text to (302) 722-5982.

Nov. 5 A&S Viking Whipcord Bobbins

Greetings!  Join us for this monthly, informal gathering where we work on A & S projects together.  Come with your own project or learn something new!  Dress is modern.

WHEN
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Baroness Hedewigis, 1604 Old Wilmington Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.

WHIPCORD BOBBINS
Baroness Hedewigis will teach us how to make Viking Whipcord Bobbins.

Viking whipcording (or interlocking, slyngyng, or even spoon tossing) is fun, fast, and easy way of braiding cords to make big, strong and more decorative cords.  The Vikings use heavy bobbins to control the ends of the thread. The beginning of the cord is attached overhead firmly and the bobbins are manipulated to form the cord while the weight of the bobbins controls the threads and keeps tension.

COST
There is a cost for this class of around $12. If you don’t wish to take part in the class you are welcome to bring a project of your own to work on while you’re there.

EVERY MONTH
Baroness Hedewigis hosts an A&S Night on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 7:00 pm.  Contact Baroness Hedewigis 302-239-9787 if you have trouble getting to her home, which is a modified red barn.  Carpooling to the site is highly encouraged.

Nov. 2 What to do with your Herbs

Herbs in Jars

WHEN
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Debbie Bishop, 17468 Oakridge Drive, Milford, DE 19963.

POTLUCK DINNER (5:00 pm)
There will be a potluck dinner, so please bring a dish to share if you can.  Debbie will be providing a roasted chicken and pita bread; and Neal is bringing green beans. If you are planning to participate in the dinner, please let us know on our Shire Facebook event page.

HERB CLASS (6:00 pm)
We will learn how to make herbal remedies. This will be a hands-on, make and take type class where the participants will make and take home an infused oil and an herbal tincture.

The infused oil will be with plantain and the tincture will be a “Sleepy-Time” type with a Valerian Root base.  Handouts will be available.

Oct. 20th Shire Meeting

EVERYONE is welcome to attend and participate!  Dress is modern (no garb please).

WHEN
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

WHERE
Dover Public Library, 35 E Loockerman St., Dover, DE 19901-7327

SOCIAL (before)
Join those who are planning to gather for the buffet lunch at 11:30 at Flavor of India (http://www.flavorofindiade.com/) to socialize over food.  The plan is to leave the restaurant by 12:45 to be at the 1:00 meeting at the library on time.  Contact Ellie Wood to say you’ll be there so we can reserve seating at the restaurant.  Our Shire Facebook page is the best resource for up-to-the-minute information.

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON?
Join online via Google Meet (check our Shire Facebook page for the event link)

MEETING NOTES
Find all of them on Caer Adamant/Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or text to (302) 722-5982.

Oct 26 Winter Nights & Bardic Banshee

WINTER NIGHTS
A winter’s night is made better by entertaining each other!  Please join us for Winter Nights, where performers (storytellers, poets, singers, instrumentalists, dancers, etc.) will perform and set performance challenges for each other.  Performers are encouraged to evoke the time and place where their story is told; and new performers are encouraged to participate.  All are welcome! 

Audience members are highly encouraged to attend!  Hosted by the East Kingdom College of Performers.  Visit the event on the East Kingdom calendar for performance and other information.

BARDIC BANSHEE
Join the Shire of Caer Adamant for an evening meal around the fire singing songs with the banshee.  Please keep your bardic contributions family friendly as we will have youth in attendance.

PUMPKIN CARVING!
Also planned is pumpkin carving!  Bring a pumpkin and some carving tools; and, if possible, some method of cooking the seeds over the fire?

WHEN
Saturday, October 26, 2019

Event Schedule (subject to change based on the number of participants):

10:00 am Site opens
11:00 am Round 1 Winter Nights
  1:00 pm Dayboard (lunch)
  2:00 pm Round 2 Winter Nights
  4:00 pm Round 3 Winter Nights
  6:00 pm Potluck Feast (dinner)
  7:00 pm Bardic Banshee
10:00 pm Site Closes

WHERE
Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm, 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. 

NOTE:  The small parking lot directly in front of the Mill is reserved to accommodate those with accessibility/mobility needs.  Those who do not require accessibility/mobility accommodation are asked to park in the lot next door.  We will have folks on site to guide you.

Things to bring:
-Your seat (a chair)
-Snacks, drinks and feast gear (plate, cup and utensils)
-Potluck Feast contribution (and ingredient list)

FOOD

  • A DAYBOARD lunch is being coordinated by Lord Martyn de Halliwell, who can be reached at 181171@members.eastkingdom.org for assistance with dietary concerns.
  • A POTLUCK FEAST is planned.  If you’re coming from afar and are unable to bring a contribution, monetary donations to order take out or delivery are welcome.

REGISTRATION FEE
This is a Donation Only Event. 

Troll/gate will have the SCA Harassment Policy posting and participation Waivers on hand as well as a Donation Box.

EVENT LISTING ON EK WEBSITE
https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3491

Oct. 1 A&S Beginning Lucet

Greetings!  Join us for this monthly, informal gathering where we work on A & S projects together.  Come with your own project or learn something new!  Dress is modern.

WHEN
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Baroness Hedewigis, 1604 Old Wilmington Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.

BEGINNING LUCET
Lady Kateline Hicch will teach beginning lucet.

A lucet is a horn shaped, handheld tool, often made of wood, which is believed to date back to the Viking and Medieval periods.  Lucets were in common use throughout Europe until the 16th century. A cord made by lucet is exceptionally strong and slightly springy.  It can be useful in period garb, for use as the lacing of a bodice, for example.

Lady Kateline will have two types of lucets with her for class as well as some embroidery thread and yarn to use while learning.  If you would like to bring your own lucet and supplies, please do. There is no charge for this class; however, a lucet can be purchased for $5.

EVERY MONTH|
Baroness Hedewigis hosts an A&S Night on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 7:00 pm.  Contact Baroness Hedewigis 302-239-9787 if you have trouble getting to her home, which is a modified red barn.  Carpooling to the site is highly encouraged.

Sept. 29 Fallen Stag Tourney

Fallen Stag Tourney

CALL TO ARMS!
As the fall winds start to blow and the leaves of the trees begin to collect on the ground this time of year, the hunt begins to prepare for the winter.  As is our tradition, the Shire of Care Adamant hunts for their new Shire Champion.

This event rounds out a Weekend of Free Events in the Shire, preceded by the Benedicta Vita Arma at Greenbank Mills in Wilmington, DE.

Come, all ye armored fighters, show your skills at arms and fending in the Ninth Annual Tournament of the Fallen Stag in the Shire of Caer Adamant on Sunday, September 29th in Newark, Delaware.  Gather your weapons and arrive prepared to fight in a Bear Pit style, timed, 90-minute points tournament for official bragging rights!  The tournament will be divided into two 45-minute periods with a short break in between.

WHEN
Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE
Glasgow Regional Park, 2275 Pulaski Hwy, Pavilion #4, Newark, DE 19702.  The site, a public park, is very dry.  Restrooms, located in the pavilion, will be open.

SPECTATORS
All are welcome and encouraged to watch the chivalrous efforts of the combatants and the wearing of pre-17th century garb is encouraged.  The Shire will have its Gold Key (period clothing that can be borrowed, free of charge, for the day) on hand and available for those who wish to take advantage of it.  Remember to bring your favorite seat!

REGISTRATION FEES
Continuing Shire tradition, this event is free.  (Entry to the tournament is gained by the donation of one bag of unexpired, nonperishable food items.)

POTLUCK DAYBOARD (there is no feast)
All are invited to contribute to and partake of the Potluck Dayboard. Water and bread will be provided by the Shire.

See full listing on EK website.

Sept. 28 Benedicta Vita Arma

Benedicta Vita Arma (Blessed The Life In Harness)

Put on your finest court garb and join us for a day of pomp and pageantry!  The day will begin with the ‘Gallery of Inspiration’, where combatants will select their champion based on heraldic display.  This will be followed by a formal tournament and deed of arms.  All combatants will be required to meet armor standards.  Your kit should also fully represent your persona and time period; no modern materials may be visible.

WHEN
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

WHERE
Greenbank Mills and Phillips Farm, 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.  There’s plenty of free, on-site parking. Valet service is available, if needed.

REGISTRATION FEES
This is a free event, although Donations are highly encouraged.  Pre-registration closes September 21, 2019.

FEAST
Feast fee is $5.00 and is limited to the first 30 reservations.  This will be a high court feast. Wear your best Garb, bring your best table setting.  Feast pre-registration closes September 14, 2019.

See full listing on the EK website.

Thrown Weapons Practice!

Greetings!  Honorable Lord Mikael Melrakki McCue is going to begin holding thrown weapons practice on certain Sunday mornings starting Sept. 22!

Thrown weapons practices are open to anyone ages 5 and up.  Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Instruction may be given.

SCHEDULE
Honorable Lord Mikael will be hosting these from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the Sundays the Barony of Buckland Cross is not holding practice:

  • September 22, 29
  • October 6, 20
  • November 3, 17
  • After will depend on weather and attendance.

WHERE
The home of Honorable Lord Mikael, 320 North Avenue, Secane PA 19018.  (However, depending on the app being used, the address may be shown in Upper Darby, Clifton Heights, Morton or Springfield.  Also, traveling down North Avenue from Baltimore Pike, the house numbers suddenly drop from the 1000s to the 300s.)  There is plenty of free, on-site parking behind the house, just follow the driveway around.

FOOTWEAR
Although not required, closed toe shoes are strongly recommended.

LOANER EQUIPMENT
Plenty of loaner equipment will be available.  Note:  If you borrow axes with wooden handles and stick an axe in the target, do not throw any more weapons until the stuck axe has been removed.  If you do and irreparably damage a handle, you will be asked to pay for a new handle.  (There is no charge for a broken handle on a throw at an empty target.  If that happens it’s usually the handles fault.)  Because hitting one axe with another is an avoidable situation that is when you will be asked to provide compensation.  Of course, what you do with your own equipment is your decision.

UPDATES & CANCELLATIONS
As life and weather are always happening, be sure to check our Calendar and / or Facebook page for activity updates (for purpose, date, time or location changes) and cancellations.

Sept. 22 – Demo & Fighter Practice (A&S Welcome!)

The Shire of Caer Adamant has been invited by the Town of Whitehall and Revelation Beer Garden to hold a demo in their common area. Fighters, fencers, arts and sciences all welcome for this fun day of doing what we love best!

WHEN
Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

WHERE
Hosted by Magnus Wolfhunte (Mark Schroy) and Lady Motte (Ellie Wood) at Mark’s home located at 514 Wheelmen Street, Middletown, DE 19709.

SCHEDULE
1:00 This “start time” allows for arrival, set up, and general fooling around.
3:00 The demo is set for a “soft start”.

A&S DISPLAYS & DEMOS
All welcome (please bring any table and chair you might need).

LUNCH
Bring your own lunch as well as snacks and drinks.

POTLUCK DINNER
Please bring something to share (and your ingredient list).

Our Shire Facebook page is the best resource for up-to-the-minute information (including who is bringing what to the potluck).

Sept 15 Southern Region Scribal Work Day!

Hello Sparkly Scribes!  Following the success of similar work days up north, Lady Maryna is hosting a Southern Region work day with the goal of completing backlog scrolls (and/or scroll blanks) for the East Kingdom.

If you cannot come to the work day but are interested in wordsmithing ahead of the event, please contact Lady Maryna.

Let’s get some scrolls done!!!

WHEN
Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12:00 – 8:00 pm.  Dress is modern (no garb please).

You do not have to commit to the entire time. The Caer Adamant business meeting will be taking place at the same location from 12:00 to 1:00 pm; and we will kick into work mode following that.

WHERE
Brandywine Town Community Center, 4050 Brandywine Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19803. Google Maps. The Community Center is located in the Brandywine Town Center campus (1000 Brandywine Pkwy off Concord Pike) and is the round building with the blueish roof situated across the lake from the Red Robin Restaurant.

WHAT TO BRING
This is NOT a workshop as there will not be any formal teaching.  However, scribes of all skill levels are welcome to join in and help.  Loaner equipment will be available.

Bring your scribal kit and supplies, including any reference books/materials you may need or want to share. Water will be provided.

Feel free to bring non-messy snacks to share (nothing that requires power/heat, please). We may go out for dinner somewhere nearby depending on interest.

Feel free to invite anyone who might be interested!

QUESTIONS?
Contact Lady Maryna Borowska (Blueberry Emily Keller) on Facebook or by email to 244887@members.eastkingdom.org.

Sept. 15th Shire Meeting

ALL are welcome to attend and participate!  Dress is modern (no garb please).

WHEN
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

WHERE
Brandywine Town Community Center, 4050 Brandywine Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19803. Google Maps. The Community Center is located in the Brandywine Town Center campus (1000 Brandywine Pkwy off Concord Pike) and is the round building with the blueish roof situated across the lake from the Red Robin Restaurant.

SOCIAL (before, at 11:00 am)
If you can, join us for a quick lunch BEFORE to socialize over food
before the meeting at the Brandywine Town Center Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews (located across the water from the Community Center).  Our Shire Facebook page is the best resource for up-to-the-minute information.

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON?
Join online via Google Meet (check our Shire Facebook page for the event link)

MEETING NOTES
Located on Caer Adamant/Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or text to (302) 722-5982.

Sept 14 Garb Workshop!

Greetings!  Folks looking for assistance (or just want company while) making some fancy garb for the Shire’s Benedicta Vita Arma and other events are meeting up to get that done!  Dress is modern.

WHEN
Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Buffy and Terry Gerald, 21 Egret Lane, Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934.  There are dogs, so do the needful before arriving.  Their home is on the corner and the driveway is accessed from Putter Way.  There is also plenty of free, on-street parking.

GARB WORKSHOP
Bring your garb concept, which might be a picture, sketch or idea … and your pre-washed fabric; pattern, if you’re using one; sewing machine; scissors, pins, needle and thread; trim, beads or cord … and any other tool or resource you might need to start working on or to make progress on your fancy garb!

There is plenty of table space to set up your sewing machine as well as tables for cutting, chairs to sit in and 2 irons and ironing boards to use.

POTLUCK LUNCHEON
There will be a potluck luncheon, so please bring a snack to share if you can.

Sept 3 A&S Pennsic Handout / Plan Next Year

Greetings!  Join us for this monthly, informal gathering where we work on A & S projects together.  Come with your own project or learn something new!  Dress is modern.

WHEN
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Baroness Hedewigis, 1604 Old Wilmington Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.

SHARE YOUR PENNSIC HANDOUTS
If you took a great class at Pennsic and would like to share the information – bring your handouts.

PLANNING A&S WORKSHOPS FOR NEXT YEAR
Also, we will be planning A&S workshops for next year.
Want to teach a class? Let us know.
Want to see a class taught? Let us know and we will see if we have a teacher.
Bring your ideas!

CAN’T MAKE IT TO THIS GATHERING?
If you cannot make it – please contact Lady Kateline Hicch (Terri Hitch).  She can be reached on FB or at depn-moas@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org.

EVERY MONTH
Baroness Hedewigis hosts an A&S Night on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 7:00 pm.  Contact Baroness Hedewigis 302-239-9787 if you have trouble getting to her home, which is a red barn.  Carpooling to the site is highly encouraged.