Jan. 7 A&S Basic Weave Structures & Drop Spinning

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, January 7, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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

BASIC WEAVE STRUCTURES
Mistress Hedewigis will be teaching basic weave structures.  Weave structure is the design by which fabric is produced. The great variety of weaves found in the textiles of today are modifications of a few fundamental weaves invented in the earliest times. Basic weaves include plain, twill, and satin.

Basic Weave Structures

DROP SPINNING
Dona Engracia will be teaching drop spinning. The drop spindle is one of the oldest methods for spinning fibers into yarn or thread.

Drop Spinning
A spindle is a straight spike usually made from wood used for spinning, twisting fibers such as wool, flax, hemp, cotton into yarn. It is often weighted at either the bottom, middle, or top, commonly by a disc or spherical object called a whorl (spindle whorls have been found in archaeological digs around the world), however many spindles exist that are not weighted by a whorl, but by thickening their shape towards the bottom.

JOIN US!
Hope to see you there starting the new year learning something new!

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.

Dec. 3 A&S Viking Whipcord & Illuminated Bookmarks

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, December 3, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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

VIKING WHIPCORD
Baroness Hedewigis will teach us how to make Viking Whipcord (with the Bobbins we made last month… or bring your own bobbins).

Viking whipcording is fun, fast, and easy way of braiding to make big, strong and decorative cords.  The Vikings use heavy bobbins to control the ends of the thread, which are attached overhead firmly; and the bobbins are then manipulated to form the cord while the weight of the bobbins controls the threads and keeps tension.

ILLUMINATED BOOKMARKS
Lady Mari will be teach us how to illuminate a bookmark.  An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with decoration including initials, borders, marginalia, and miniature illustrations. Rather than an entire manuscript, we’ll illuminate a smaller piece, a bookmark!

Marginalia unicorn

Hope to see you all 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. 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.

Queens Gown Workshop_2019

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. 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 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 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.

July 2 A&S Night Bookbinding

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, July 2, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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

A few of the books made during A&S Bookbinding workshop.
A few of the awesome books made during A&S Bookbinding workshop!

BOOKLET WORKSHOP
All are welcome!  Come learn basic bookbinding skills from Baroness Mari and make yourself a small booklet that you can use for class notes while you’re at Pennsic War (or any other event where you take classes).

Want to make a book at home? Download the tutorial on making a soft-covered Coptic Book (a handout from a class taught during a past Pennsic War).

WHAT TO BRING
Two options:

1) Learn the basics using a less expensive paper and cardboard booklet ($2 material fee), or

2) Make a small leather book ($12 material fee).  This book takes a bit of time and so your book may not be complete before the end of the workshop.

Note on Tools:  Neither of the material fees include the tools you need make a book.  While we’ll have a few tools to share, you might want to look into purchasing your own tools.  We suggest something like this 15 Piece Bookbinding Starter Tools Kit available from Amazon and other suppliers.

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.

June 9 A&S South – Tunics & Trousers Workshop

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

WHEN
Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 12:00-noon to 9:00 pm.

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

TUNICS & TROUSERS
Join us for a simple tunic and trouser making workshop for “new to sewing” people. BTW ladies, if you make a tunic longer you have a quick and easy dress.

WHAT TO BRING
At least 3 yards of pre-washed fabric for a tunic and the same for a pair of pants (add 1 more yard for each, if you are tall).

PLUS, we’ll talk about ways to make them more interesting, like block printing, trim and more.  These simple treatments can really take your Tunics and Trousers up a notch and don’t cost much of anything at all.

June 4 A&S Drink Concentrates

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, June 4, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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

DRINK CONCENTRATES
All are welcome!  Lord Karl and Baron Mael Eoin will be teaching us how to make some simple syrups to add to our water for natural flavoring.

HOW TO HIDE YOUR MODERN EQUIPMENT!
There will also be a roundtable discussion on ways to make modern camping equipment look less glaringly modern if you are interested in creating a more period looking encampment.

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.

Containers of Lemon and Pomegranate Sekanjabin
Lemon and Pomegranate Sekanjabin

Workshop Handouts

May 7 A&S Night-Glass Beads

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, May 7, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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

INTRODUCTION TO GLASS BEADS
All are welcome!  It’s quite a bit of fun so please stop by if you’ve ever wanted to try it or have done it occasionally and want to do more.  Baroness Amarie and Lady Mairi will have a wide array of colors to use to make and leave with your very own bead(s) at the end of the evening!

Preparing for the class:

  • HAIR:  If you have hair that can (reasonably) be pulled back, please prepare to do so. We don’t want anyone getting an accidental style change!
  • SHOES:  Wear close-toed shoes.
  • CLOTHING:  Wear, if at all possible, natural fibers, and if you have loose sleeves be prepared to tie them down.  They might catch on something otherwise.
  • SAFETY GOGGLES:  If you have safety goggles and can bring them it would be appreciated, although it’s not mandatory.  We will have some to share.

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.

A&S Workshops-South-2017

Greetings to the Shire!
 
There is going to be an A&S Workshop at Lady Laurena’s house on Sunday, in Magnolia, starting around 3:30 p.m. and going until the last person leaves. The address is on the Calendar.
 
This coming Sunday is at Lady Laurena’s. As the Sunday in two weeks time is going to be the day after the Saturday shire meeting and newcomer gathering and wiki work day, and then the Sunday is the Newark Halloween Parade, there will not be one then.
 
Both Lady Laurena and Lady Aoife have agreed to alternately host every other Sunday A&S Workshops. That means the first Sunday A&S Workshop at Lady Aoife’s will be Sunday, November 12, followed by Sunday, November 26, at Lady Laurena’s again.
 
http://caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org/calendar/