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SCA Title: Name - SCA: Kingdom: Class Title: Class Description (Brief - 4 to 5 sentences): Student Experience Level Required:Age. Is there an age restriction, and if so, what is it? Costs. Is there a fee to take the class? If yes, what does that fee cover? Materials. Do students need to bring any supplies and if so, what do they need to bring?Class size. If there is a limit to the number of students you can teach, please post it here.
Baroness, OLEleanor of AshleyMeridies“Thou dost wear a goat, my lady.”History and easy construction of the French/Burgundian Hennin, including undercap, underveil, hennin, and veil. Modeling and variations will be included.Students should have a working knowledge of the topicClass Restrictions: 16 and upClass Cost: $3 to cover interfacing, wire, and hat-grade pvcStudent should bring 1/2 yard of sturdy fabric.
MistressThorkatla HerjolfsdottirMeridies14th Century Hosen: Pattern, Cut, and ConstructionWe will begin with a brief survey of period hosen and fabric properties and then proceed to pattern a live model. Included will be fit, cut, and sewing techniques. After the demonstrations, students are encouraged to try patterning by practicing on a partner. (Please be kind and have clean feet.)Students should have a working knowledge of the topic$15 for 1 yard of muslin and darning egg. No charge for auditing or bringing own supplies.If desired, bring muslin, sharpie, scissors, needle, and thread.12 if participating in the patterning, auditing allowed
MistressPeryn Rose WhytehorseMeridies15th C Italian farsetto construction & finishingPatterning, construction, and finishing of the ubiquitous men's jacket of 15th C Italy. Includes discussion of materials and choosing fabrics.Students should have a working knowledge of the topic12NoNoNone
MistressPeryn Rose WhytehorseMeridies15th C Italian gamurra construction & finishingA deep dive into the construction of the mainstay of 15th c Italian women's fashion. Patterning, layout, assembly, and finishing. We'll also review appropriate materials, fabric patterns, and inner supportive layers.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experience12NoNoNone
MistressAlessandra Fioravanti Meridies 16th century paper applique Hands on class leaning the joys of glue and paper to create beautiful embroidery. Students should have a working knowledge of the topic12 and up 15
BaronessAnna Dokeianina SyrakousinaEastA Survey of Byzantine Dress 300-1453CEThe Byzantine Empire was the longest lasting empire in Christendom, and over the course of its 1000 year history, fashion changed a lot! This class will provide an overview of fashion from the late Roman Empire until the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Patterns will be provided in the handouts.This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requirednone$5, thick handoutNotetaking supplies
Lafy (I do have a GoA, but I don't like Ladyship)Jerusha KilgoreMeridiesA Visual Survey of of EmbroideryThis is a non-chronological survey of embroidery during the SCA period (and just a little past). It looks at the variety of things were embroidered as well as a survey of the major styles that were seen in period. Materials (handout/ bibliography, doc file of the PPT with space for taking notes, and some public domain resources) will be made available electronically before class for the students convenience.This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requirednononono
Honorable LadyOsanna van der Linden Ansteorra Armscyes in Viking ClothingComparison of three different styles of Armscythes, from the Skjoldehamn tunic, The Hedeby, and the Eura Dress. And how to sew them from seamstress's point of view. This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experience12 or oldernoneIf they wish to cut the tunic of their choice, then they need 3 yards of 60" or 4 yards of 45" washed fabric. 15
MasterGeoffrey d'Ayr of MontalbanAtlantiaBasic BlackworkIntroduction to blackwork/Holbein Stitch counted thread embroidery and it's uses in 16th Centiury garbThis is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredNoNoNo - I will supplyAbout 10 - much bigger gets difficult to see what each is doing.
HLadyAdair of MakyswellAtlantiaBead Embroidery CoifBy using a coif ( either printed or plain ) you will learn to use Bead Embroidery and all stitch requirements to put together an elegant coif. Choose a favorite embellished coif and let your imagination soar. The initial coif will need to be constructed before the Symposium and reference materials will be provided.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experience15 and below$15.00 which will include beads-pearls-thread-beading needles- and other sundry beading itemsOne basic completed coif without ties and fabric for ties and lining10
BaronessaDianora Lizabetta di CelliniMeridiesBobbin Lace Beyond the Basics: Working "Wolkenmodel mit XII"This class moves beyond the basic plait and windmill cross to introduce a picot survey and six-pair crossings. After practicing these techniques, we will start working the pattern from The Nuw ModelbuchStudents should have a working knowledge of the topic16 and up for hands-on. No fee if student provides required materials Students should bring a pillow, eight pairs bobbins wound with thread of your choice (not too fine), pins, scissors. Instructor can provide working foam board in place of a pillow for $1, and bobbins for $1/each. Must contact ahead of time for supplies. Limit 6 hands-on; observers welcome.
Daniel RosenClothing a Colonist This class is a breakdown of an entire reconstructed, handmade wardrobe of a colonist, based on surviving lists of recommended clothing designed for coping with America's extreme temperatures and wilderness. The specific items were rooted in the experiences of 16th century mariners, merchants, travelers, and traders who advised on and informed the attire of those who would settle in the land we live now. This class emphasizes how people in the period coped (and didn't cope) with heat and cold and how they protected their bodies while traveling and building new lives in a harsh environment in the 16th-17th centuries. This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceAny
BaronessSarafina Sinclair, OL, OPMiddleConstructing a Supportive 16th Century Kirtle BodiesStudents will make a fitted 16th century English kirtle bodies by hand. Pattern and techniques from the Tudor Tailor book series. Canvas interlining will be provided by the instructor for a fee.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceAs long as a student is not disruptive, there is no restriction on age.$10 - Canvas interliningHand sewing supplies - thread, sharps needles, scissors, pins, pencil or tailor's chalk, and tape measure.20
MasterHagar the BlackAtlantiaCounted Thread Embroidery TechniquesThis class will discuss a variety of things, large and small, that you can do to improve the quality of your needlework. Much of the focus will be on counted thread embroidery, such as blackwork and cross-stitch, but many of the areas discussed will be applicable to any form of needlework. We will cover the entire process, from selecting and preparing materials, through execution and treatment of the finished piece. Students are encouraged to bring their own tips and tricks to share.Students should have a working knowledge of the topicNone, as long as they are old enough not to be disrudtive.NoNoNo
LadyAlisandre de la ChapelleMeridiesCultural Exchange: Islamic Influences in Italian Clothing & Textiles 1400-1600The Italians traded so heavily with the Ottomans that there was a Venetian Quarter in Istanbul. This class covers some of the many ways the Italians and the Ottoman Empire influenced each other in fashion and textiles including Titian & Alcega's "Turkish Robes" and Italian motifs in Ottoman textiles.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experience16 and upnonoThis is a lecture so there is no hard limit to class size. If there are more attendees than handouts, class notes will be available electronically
THLMiri Nader (aka Vadoma) AtlantiaDrawn Thread EmbroideryDrawn thread embroidery is the act of drawing threads out of your fabric and filling the space with beautiful designs. Drawn thread can be found in many different cultures across many different time periods. It is often considered a critical, connecting step from surface embroidery to lace. This class will explore the history of drawn thread embroidery and its many uses. We will spend our remaining time learning how to stitch this stunning embroidery style. Class attendees should bring a good pair of glasses and small scissors. All other materials will be provided in a kit.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceAdult. $3. Kit includes linen, thread, needles, and patternsClass attendees should bring good magnifying glasses (if needed) and embroidery scissors10
Honorable LadyOuyang YingzhaoMeridiesEasy, Breezy, Beautiful - Tang Ladies Fashion for Your Summer SCA NeedsTang Dynasty China (7-8th Century) fashion for court ladies featured flowing skirts and sleeves made of lightweight fabric. It’s a style that flatters a variety of body types and is incredibly comfortable. This class will go over the basic wardrobe pieces, including cutting layouts, construction, and fabric options, as well as accessories to complete the look. This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience required$10 for printed handout (optional; available for free online)
THLChiaretta di FioreEastEnjoy Your Drawers: 16th-C Florentine UnderwearA class about the construction of Italian drawers based on patterns of extant examples, including a patterning demonstration using custom bara measuring tapes. We will also discuss decorating your drawers in period style and having fun with modern decorations. Why not enjoy your drawers?This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredNoNoNoNo
MistressJorunn nic LochlainnAtlantiaFlax to Linen and LoomA beginner class on spinning flax to linen, both drop spindle and wheel. There will be samples of flax and spun linen with a demonstration on a wheel. Information will be presented on how linen was used on a loom. This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredNo feeNone15
LadyCristeane Regan MacNabWest KingdomFrame of Mind: A Primer on Slate Frames for EmbroideryThis class will be part lecture, part workshop. Lecture will cover: the pros and cons of using a slate frame, differences in period slate frames and modern slate frames; use of slate frames for embroidery in both practical use and clothing, and how to actually "frame-up" for embroidery. Students will have a chance to mount their own small frame using modern stretcher bars.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceN/A$15.00Note taking materials, glasses if needed and I suggest Quilter's leather or pioneer thimbles. (Fingertip thimbles will not work.)10
THLChiaretta di FioreEastGarbing A Gentlewoman: 16th-C Florentine FashionAn introduction to mid-16th century lady’s fashion in Florence, Italy. Chiaretta will dress from underpinnings to outerwear while explaining the garments that make up a well-dressed lady’s wardrobe.This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredNoNo.NoNo
LadyCilean StirlingKingdom of the WestGFG: A WorkshopWe have many names for this gown, this is a hands on workshop to create your own mock up for a Gothic Fitted Gown. This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredBasic Sewing Kit, Safety Pins, 2 yards of Linen or Mock up fabric, Markers.10
LadyCicilia VioliMeridies Give It a Whorl, Literally!A hands on exploration of Western European fiber spinning technology from drop spindle to flier spinning wheels. This class will be focusing on sheep wool yarn/thread production. This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredMinimum age of 12NoNo10 for hands-on learning. Others welcome to listen.
Viscountess, OLLeyla al-ManadiliyyaNorthshieldHer Wealth Adorns HerGarb for the Medieval Egyptian LadyThis is an introduction/lecture class - no experience required18 and up$1 fee to cover color printing of handout.A notebook/writing utensil for taking notes or sketching details of garb construction30
ComitessaMarcia Dulcitia, OL, OP, ORTrimarisIn Ancient Rome, You are what you wear: Visual Symbols in the clothing of Roman women c.500BCE - c.300CE. According to the laws of Rome, you are what you wear, especially if you were female. The laws for much of this period dictated the garments to be worn according by gender, rank, and class. Violations could be prosecuted and Roman juries didn't consider clothing to be a form of "self expression". Are the messages you are sending with your Roman garb the right ones? Students should have a working knowledge of the topicThis class is fine for teens and young adults who are interested in the topic, but would not be interesting to most young childrenNo costnothingNone
THLMiri Nader (aka Vadoma)AtlantiaIntroducing Lefkara Lace Lefkara lace is the little, lesser-known, sister of Reticella, which threw out all the rules of cutwork and lace and become a beautiful style that proudly stands on its own. Often confused for Reticella and/or Hardanger, Lefkara has a rich history. This class will explore this history, explain how to recognize it among it among all its cutwork cousins, and provide a short hands-on demonstration of how to achieve its stunning lace borders. Class attendees should bring a good pair of glasses and small scissors. This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredNone, but must be able to sit and focus on actual embroidery. $3. Class kits include: linen, threads, needleMagnifiers if needed and embroidery scissors10
DominaIulia CrispinaEastIntroduction to Historical European DyeingThis lecture class teaches about the dyes that were used in Europe in SCA period, how they were used, and how modern dyers can recreate many of the colors their personae would have had access to. ~15 page handout includes suggested recipes, annotated bibliography, snd list of suppliers. No dye demos are included, but many examples of historically dyed goods will be passed around. The class is free. $15 mini starter dyeing kits will be available.This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredNoNo, but $15 mini starter dyeing kits will be available for $15.No15
MaestraFrancesca la CuriosaAtlantiaIntroduction to Making Bobbin LaceThe student will learn the basic stitches in making period lace. Materials will be loaned to the student during class to practice making the stitches.This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience required14 yoNo Fee.I will bring everything the students will need.6 students maximum
LadyHildegard BergerinAtlantiaMetal Embroidery of Opus AnglicanumExtensive use of gold, or silver, thread is one of the distinguishing features of Opus Anglicanum, often considered the pinnacle of medieval English embroidery. We will examine details, and techniques, seen in images of extant pieces, followed by a hands-on learning opportunity covering the main techniques used in this challenging form of metallic needlework. Students will be provided with real gold and silver plated threads.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceAdults only$10 covers all materials (hoop, fabric, 22kt gold thread, silver plated thread, all other thread, and needles.)Scissors, reading glasses other vision enhancement as needed.10
BaronessPraxilla TaurinaArtemisia Modelbucher: 16th century pattern books. How to find them and how to use themA survey of the 150+ pattern books that were published by a flourishing 16th century printing industry. We will look at a variety of uses the patterns were put to including embroidery, lacemaking, goldsmithing, and beyond. Some background of the development of patterns and their transmission will be discussed. This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredNoNoNote taking supplies are helpful, but i have most of the information available digitally.It is a lecture class, so no real limit
MistressMuirghein inghean RioghainMeridiesNaalbinding simple hatsDescription: Come learn to make a simple hat. Using “Oslo” stitch we will start production on a simple hat, one of two (possibly a third) types. Kit provides wooden needle, stitch markers, yarn, and booklet. Allergy warning: This class uses wool. Class is limited to six participates (due to instructor brain power). Observers welcome. This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience required12 and up$8.00, covers kit including booklet, yarn, wooden needle, and stitch markersNo6, observers welcome
MistressMuirghein inghean RioghainMeridiesNaalbinding: Not just for VikingsMost people who have heard of nalbinding think about it in relation to the Viking era. This is mostly due to the fact that a great many of the extant finds are from the Scandinavian area, the so‐called “Viking” Kingdoms. What many people do not realize is that there are also as many, if not more, finds from other areas and time periods. So, if you have talked yourself out of learning to naalbind because you are not a Viking or have a late period persona then you have denied yourself a wonderful fiber filled learning experience.This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredNoNoNoNo size limit
MistressGrace GambleAtlantiaNeedle lace - Punto en ariaThis class will cover the basic methods and stitches used to create Punto en Aria (literally: stitches in the air in Italian) which is the first needle lace style to be created completely detached from the fabric ground. This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experience$3 for thread, needles, pattern, handoutreading glasses.10
Mistress Wuennemon die Naehrin Meridies Nuances in Iron Age Baltic clothing This class focuses on women’s clothing and ornamentation in the Baltic regions. We will discuss differences in ornamentation styles and patterning for the latagallian, curonian, semigallian, and Selonian regions of ancient Lithuania and Latvia. Religious and regional cultural influences will be analyzed as well as the basics of cut and fabrics. This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceNo age restriction There is a $5 fee for a color handout if desired. No handout - no feeNoNo but will have a limited number of color handouts - 10 - available.
MistressAilleagan nas SeoltaMeridiesPre-7th Century Women's Kentish ClothingWe'll take a look at all five phases of this style of clothing, with emphasis on Phases 3&4. We'll discuss acessories and unique aspects of the garments themselves. Time permitting, we may even cover similarities and differences to continental clothing of the same era!This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requiredNone$2 for handoutNoneNone
MaistresseMarguerite d'HonfleurAethelmearcPutting "Authenticity" in Re-created ClothingThere is a lot of talk in the SCA about creating "authentic" clothing. But what does "authenticity" really mean? A useful answer needs to consider both the time period of the clothing you are re-creating as well as the role that clothing played during this time. This class uses the 15th and 16th centuries as an example to show how to include authenticity and then suggests ways you can make re-created clothing appear more "authentic". This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceNoneNoneNoneNone (it would be nice to have an estimate of what class sizes might be)
Dame Anne of GrenewodeAnne of GrenewodeAtlantiaRedacting Knitted ArtifactsTurning a picture of a knitted artifact into something you can knit, with an eye toward reproducing the original artifact.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceNo age restriction, but children will probably be bored.No FeeNo supplies, but current Works in Progress welcomed.No Limit
LadyCilean StirlingKingdom of the WestRenaissance FabricsIt is often difficult to know what would be a period fabric. We will explore the Renaissace from Italy to England, looking for clues and seeing what exactly is out there for us.This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience required$2.00 for handoutNote taking, camera, cell phone
LordGaius Nautius MaximusMeridiesRoman Ladies' GarbA look at Roman ladies' clothing in the late Republic and early Imperial period. Discussion on making of these garments in period, and in the present middle ages.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experience16+No feeNone24
ComitessaMarcia Dulcitia, OL, OP, ORTrimarisRoman Men's Garb Overview: 8th c. BCE to 4th c. CEMost people assume that "Roman" is, well... "Roman." In reality, Rome existed for over 1,200 years - from the founding of the Kingdom of Rome, through the Republic period and the Empire period to the fall of Rome in 476 CE. Laws changed, attitudes changed, influences changed, and clothing styles changed. This class provides an overview of the way Roman clothing evolved and changed. Students should have a working knowledge of the topicThis class is fine for teens and young adults who are interested in the topic, but would not be interesting to most young childrenNo costNothingNone
MaistresseMarguerite d'HonfleurAethelmearcSeeing the Value of Cloth: Luxury Velvets in the "Renaissance"Explore how to see the VALUE of cloth as it was seen by those in the "Renaissance". To start we will compare our modern perception of cloth's value with that of its perception in the 15th and 16th centuries. As a way to understand the value of cloth, we will explore luxury velvets, learning about the materials and labor that went into these highly valued cloths. This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceNoneNoneNone
THLGenevieve D'ValoisMeridiesStitching the Elizabethan Plaited BraidLearn how to do this complex gold work embroidery technique seen on late Elizabethan clothing items such as coifs & jackets. We’ll use real metal thread, so there will be a $2 material fee. Class limit 8 students.Students should have a working knowledge of the topic12+$2 - Gold Thread/Fabric8
LadyEllisif GydasdottirAtlantiaTablet Woven Brocade in the 12-16th centuriesI will review extant bands as well as documentation of historical bands and techniques. We will discuss materials and tools used in period and compare them to those available today. We will also discuss techniques and troubleshooting. Students who wish to practice these techniques should bring a loom warped up with 24 cards, a shuttle with a thread finer than their warp threads, and a second shuttle with a thicker thread in contrasting color.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experiencenonoA warped loom, two shuttles with thread as listed in the introduction. Students who wish a copy of documentation may bring a flash drive.
Countess, Companion of the Order of the LaurelAlainn Aodhmoira BeanLarrenMeridiesTaking the Veil in the Early Middle Ages ("Dark Ages") This class will address the evolution of female ecclesiastical garments & related accessories in Europe during the "Dark Ages"/Early Middle Ages. What did a nun look like during the 6th century? During the time of Charlemagne? The answers might surprise you. The class will cover archaeological finds, textiles, period art, a brief overview of textile & garb related activities associated with nuns from this period, as well as details drawn from period writings. A substantive handout will be provided.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceNoneNoneNoneNo limit
Magistra (Mistress)Rosemounde of MerciaMeridiesThe Bliaut RevisitedA new perspective on the Bliaut, pattern, cut, and decoration. Also why there has been so much controversy about this garment, and where all the bad information came from.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experiencenononono limit
BaronessAnna Dokeianina SyrakousinaEastThe Care and Feeding of Museum Costume and Textile CollectionsEver wonder what goes on behind closed doors at museums? Think this is the right job for you? Pondering proper storage for your garb but unsure where to start? Baroness Anna has an MA in Museum Studies and a professional designation in collections management for costume and textiles. Let her answer your burning questions on the biz!This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceNoNoNotetaking supplies
Countess, Companion of the Order of the LaurelAlainn Aodhmoira BeanLarrenMeridiesThe Evolution of Ecclesiastical Garments: 3rd c. CE to 1400 CEThis class traces the evolution of Ecclesiastical garments, including related accessories, ritual objects, textiles, & embellishments. Archaeological finds, period descriptions, & period art will be discussed. In addition to the class, a substantive handout & a list of resources will be provided.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceNoneNoneNone
MistressMadhavi of Jaisalmer Co-teacher: Mistress Margavati Bai, OL MeridiesTrimarisThe Patka Project: Mapping the evolution of a garment using modern data toolsHundreds of Mughal and Rajput paintings were produced between 1530 and 1605. The women in these paintings are all wearing variations of a lower garment that we have been puzzling over for more than a decade. We will share our theories of how this garment was constructed and evolved throughout the region, how we mapped our findings using modern data tools, and our conclusions. This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requirednonenonenono limit
Mistress Leda Sand MeridiesThe Statute Cap - 16th century knitted flat capCap knitting was an important domestic industry, restricted to professional guilds, and protected by law. One such law, The Statute of Apparel, passed in 1571, stated that all English citizens above the age of 6, excepting nobility, "had on all Sabbath and Holydays to wear caps of wool manufactured in England." This class teaches how to knit and felt these iconic caps. This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceNo age limit but no noise will be tolerated.No fee required but supply kits will be available for $40 each & will include the materials listed below. Done supply kits will be available for $40/each or bring 400yds of worsted weight wool (Lion brand fisherman's wool is a great choice) and a set of 5 double pointed needles size 8US/5mm10 full participants & 5 observation only
THLEachna of ClonmakateMeridiesThe Tapestries of Mary Queen of ScotsA discussion of the tapestries worked by Mary Queen of Scots during her years of incarceration with The Countess of Shrewsbury. This is a lecture course. We will be looking at many extant pieces.This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceNoNiNoNone
MistressAlicia LanglandAEthelmearcThorsberg Trousers: Pants That Last!Tired of repairing pants that rip in unmentionable places? Then you’ll love these pants, based on trousers from an Iron Age burial! Learn what you’ll need to make them yourself. Lecture/Demo will cover historical background, fabrics, seams, construction, and how to create a pattern. Cameras (still or video) are welcome if students wish to record the process.This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience requirednone$3 for the handoutsomething to write with/on if they wish to take notes; a camera if they wish to take photosI will bring 20 handouts.
Viscountess, OLLeyla al-ManadiliyyaNorthshiedTRY IT: Intro to weavingStudents will learn beginning weaving concepts using a non-period rigid heddle loom. This is the class for anyone who wants to learn to weave but is afraid to try! We'll cover basic weaving vocabulary, dressing a rigid heddle harness, taming tension, and start the weaving process. The instructor will talk about various types of yarn and weaving equipment (inkle and tablet looms, rigid heddles with a backstrap or frame, vertical frame looms and jack looms) depending on students interests. Kit will include a small rigid heddle, yarn, and other necessary bits.This is an introduction/lecture class - no experience required18 and older$5 covers rigid heddle & yarnA scissors might be helpful12
Honorable LadyMariana de Salamanca AnsteorraWomen’s Spanish Clothing Covers clothing of the women of the Iberian peninsula from the 9th to 17th centuries, including Jewsish Christian, and Muslim styles and variations. Extensive black & white handout and color slideshow. This class is appropriate for students with both basic knowledge and experienceChildren only with parents $10NoNone