West AnTir 2012 A&S Class Listing
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Class TitleClass DescriptionTeacher name(s) What to bringClass FeeClass Limit/age limit
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Schedule is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlfKIWTpiNXVdGFnRFlScHNYVE1ZYUYyZ2s0eFBxOHc#gid=0"
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Merovingian Women's ClothingTheory and context spanning the 5th to 7th centuries.Viscountess Suvia filia HerebertiEnthusiasm $315
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Beginning KumihimoLearn 7 string kumihimo to make a chord for a medalion or to hold your glasses. Youths as young as 10 can attend if accompanied by their parents. Materials will be supplied.Baroness Marina Zanne, OP
Barony of Naevehjem, Kingdom of Caid
20 minute attention spannone8 participants, age 10 and up
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THE LITTLE POT AROUND YOUR NECK SMELLS GOOD I will demonstrate-teach how to make a violet out of porcelain clay. In days of old there was no under arm deodorant, we didn't take baths as often as we do now. In those days I'm sure we were use to the smells around us..So most wore something around the neck so you couldn't smell others and themselves.This is what I will teach how to make a violet, little pot around your neck..The little pot around your neck smell good....

.I will show how to make this little pot for around the neck that smells so good out of porcelain to anyone who wants to learn. I will be bring 25 pounds of clay with me for this class, it only takes two pitches of clay to make one little pot.
Lady Lodema the Pottera chair, a cloth for the lap,a pencil$10No limit, but no small children under 10.
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Fidget Projects (never leave home without one)
This class teaches a few short projects one can do while sitting or standing around waiting for something to start, or while watching fighters at practice or while in court. The idea is to keep our hands busy.

Fidget Projects to be demonstrated:
-Lacet Cord
-Knitting Hats or scarves (basic stuff)
-Beaded cup covers
Lady Kalista of CrystalMist Shire... also known as... Fiva Kalista Belozerova (but that got rejected by the heralds) or Kalista Kulinova (that may pass) but if you just stick with Kalista you'll be safeonly if they have something they would like to sharenono age limit... I've taught all my kids how to do these things... my four year old can knit
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volunteering 101 (it's easier then you think)This will be more of an idea sharing time and introduction for newcomers or shy people on how to get more involved in events. Things like volunteering at gate, as water bearers, as a list Paige, with the heralds, with the Paige school.. Really volunteering is easier then you think and very fun.Lady Kalista of CrystalMist Shirenonono age limit. Kids are welcome
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Henna and it's HistoryThis is a two hour and a half hour class. The first half an hour, or so, will cover the history of henna and the regions it came from. During the second half hour there will be a henna safety and mixology session where finding good henna powder will be discussed as well as how to mix, and the best things to make your paste with. The last part will be hands on, doing very basic designs either on fellow class mates or on paper. Hand outs and henna will be provided, every student will leave with a henna cone.Domina Anastasia Komnene, JdLNote taking materials$15Note - this class will be held in the merchant booth - check the A&S pavilion for exact location
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Gaijin's Guide to Medieval JapanWhen Portuguese traders arrived in Japan in 1543, they behaved so poorly that they received the nickname "southern barbarians." You, however, can do much better! In one hour, we'll give you a brief overview of Japanese history, social structure, names, terms of address, and etiquette, and you'll know just enough to blend into medieval Japan like a native.Ishida no Kentarou MitsumasaOnly something to sit on.No fee30
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Japanese Clothing from 800 to 1600We'll show you what medieval Japanese clothing looked like and how it evolved throughout SCA period, then show you how it works by dressing volunteers up in basic Japanese outfits.Saionji no Hana OL, Ishida no Kentarou MitsumasaEnthusiasm and something to sit on.No fee30
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BEGINNER TAIKO
BEGINNER TAIKO
Class Description: Explore the rhythms of Japan, used for centuries for rituals, dance and festive celebrations. This is a hands-on drumming workshop. If interest and demand warrants, the class will be offered as a double period.

Class limit (if any): Four (4)
What students should bring: Wear comfortable garb and footwear and bring something to drink from. Taiko is an active art.
Special needs (scheduling, facilities, etc.): Shade would be good.
Saionji no Hana, OLSee aboveNoFour. Children 5 and up welcome
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Introduction to Needle LaceAn opportunity to see examples of, and experiment with 15th-16th century Italian reticella lace making techniques. Includes hemstitching and handanger embroidery. Materials provided. Level of instruction can be adjusted depending on students' experience.Antonia Crivelliembroidery scissors if you have them$3 materials6. Youth OK, not suitable for under 10.
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Introduction to Fingerloop braidingFingerloop braiding is one form of the technique of loop manipulation, which can be used to make laces of all sizes and complexities.Fingerloop braids found in digs in London have been dated to as early as the 12th century. These examples are purse strings, edgings for hairnets, and loose braids (possibly laces or hat laces).Come and learn how to make a standard round lace, a brode lace, if time permits, a lace baston. Our patterns are taken from a manual of fingerloop braiding dated to 1475.Baroness Sylvie la chardonnièreAll supplies provided in kit$1 for kit and handoutMax of 15 kits available. Auditors welcome. 12 yrs+
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