Banner Making

Greetings Shire Mates!
We are getting close to setting up our banner making day. I’m very excited about it, how about you?
What size banner would you like? A small one the size of your outstretched arm or a larger, grander one?
Do you have a frame? If so, what size?

Please send your answers and details of your needs to Alejandro at by Thursday October 1, 2015 so I can start organizing this. Your participation is greatly appreciated. The date for banner making will be announced shortly.

Yours in Service,

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

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

Questions or more info:
Lady Shoshana –
(Ellen 302-545-7808)
Katrin Daans:

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

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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.