Arts and Sciences (A&S) Evenings are the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. at Baroness Hedewigis’ home in Hockessin, DE (directions) Contact Baroness Hedewigis 302.239.9787 for more information.
A& S Evenings are an opportunity to work on various A&S projects in good company. Trying an new stitch? Need help marking a hem? Need tasters for your new recipe? Light refreshments will be available.
The following topics* will be covered in the next months:
December 14, 2015 – Make your own four-panel Viking fur hat
January 11, 2016 – Songs that everyone should know
February 5, 2016 – Event prep for ‘Shire in the Schola’ (Feb. 13)
March 14, 2016 – Garb Night
April 11, 2016 – Make a Butter bar
May 9, 2016 – Recipes for Pennsic
June 13, 2016 – Glass bead making
July 11, 2016 – Pennsic Prep
September 12, 2016 – Pennsic class review
October 10, 2016 – Planning for 2017
*Subject to change
If there is a date change or cancellation, the Google Calendar will be updated to reflect this.
- Mistress Marcele’s research, primarily 14th century stuff, fitted dresses, arming cotes, elbow hinge, alms purses: http://cottesimple.com/
- 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
- 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.
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