Introductory Sewing Meet Up: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Gold Key / Chatelaine badge: Vert, a key palewise inverted and reversed Or.

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Private Residence, Old Town, Maine
Coordinator: Olalla Tristana

The Company of the White Shield welcomes one and all to join us to learn a bit about sewing, and in doing so also help augment the Barony of Endewearde’s stores of gold key (loaner clothing).

The small projects for the day will be made using a combination of machine and hand stitching. Materials will be provided. Although the plan is for these items to go to gold key, participants with leave with fabric and knowledge to make one project of their own to keep.

Please feel free to join us even if you have never so much as threaded a needle before, it is our utmost hope that you will come away from this with a better understanding and have the foundations to set you on your way to making fabulous garb.The Company of the White Shield welcomes one and all to join us to learn a bit about sewing, and in doing so also help augment Endewearde’s stores of gold key.

Follow discussions or ask questions on Social Media on the public facebook event page Introductory Sewing Meetup. You can contact Olalla Tristana there for additional information or for directions to the private home where this sewing session will be held.


Teachers needed for Endewearde University

Book of Hours by Master of Guillebert de Mets, Master of the Lee Hours, and Master of Wauquelin’s Alexander, Belgium ca. 1450 via J. Paul Getty Museum on Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Button holes, cloth buttons, smocking, weaving, kumihimo, lucet, basic embroidery, hand sewing, bead making, cordials/quick wines, shields/weapons/armor, period foods, period clothing, nalbinding, needle felting, arrow/bow string making, leatherwork, basic blacksmithing, enameling, lace making, heraldry, fighting/fencing basics/footwork, “how to” assistance on research & documentation, wire weaving, block printing, spinning, etc etc. There are LOTS of options for teaching. Come share your knowledge and passion for the things you love to do!

The Barony of Endewearde Arts University will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 and we are seeking volunteer instructors. If you would like to offer a class please complete the Google Docs fillable form Barony of Endewearde Arts University Teacher Form. Please register your class by Friday, April 21st.

Baronial Activities Updates for Sunday, February 12, 2017

Block Printing Workshop

The block printing workshop that was scheduled to run from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority gymnasium in Bangor, Maine has been postponed to a later date (to be announced).

Adult & Youth Combat Practices

All combat practices that are normally held from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority gymnasium have been cancelled for Sunday, February 12, 2017 due to inclement weather.

Adult Combat Practice & Crafts: Sunday, February 5, 2017

Although there is a super popular USA sporting event being held on Sunday evening, February 5, 2017, Adult Heavy List and Rapier Combat practice will be held at the Bangor Housing Authority gymnasium in Bangor from 4:00-7:00 pm. There is plenty of space in the kitchen or in the gym for arts & sciences crafters who would like to gather to share company or learn new skills. Plenty of room for all the things we love to do!

If this is your first visit to the Bangor Housing Authority venue please refer to the driving directions on the Barony of Endewearde website.

Arts & Sciences Project Nights in the Barony: February 2017

Arts & Sciences badge: Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

Here is an update on weekly Arts & Sciences Project Nights being held in the Barony of Endewearde as of February 2017. Official announcements for SCA activities are posted to the Barony of Endewearde website. Unofficial updates and discussions by arts & sciences activities coordinators are posted to several Maine public facebook groups and are listed below to help connect people who share an interest in making medieval crafts.

Washington County, Maine

There is a new group of members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) meeting regularly in Washington County, Maine. They are holding regular weekly get-togethers on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm at the University of Maine Machias campus gymnasium. Some projects nights are run as class sessions where everyone learns a craft and works on it for the evening. Other nights people bring a project they are currently working on and keep company with others who are working on their own projects. This is a great place to come by and learn more about the diverse interests of others interested in medieval craftsmanship. Please feel free to drop by and learn more about the SCA.

Please note that availability of space at the University of Maine Machias may fluctuate during the academic year. Please check the Endewearde Master Calendar and the Washington Co, SCA. Sios Thoir facebook group for possible changes to the weekly meeting schedule or location.

Penobscot County, Maine

Weekly SCA Project Nights are back on Wednesday nights at Lady Yzabell Du Pearche’s home in Old Town from 6:30-9:00 pm starting on February 1, 2017. Bring your project along or stop by to visit with others for inspiration for your next artistic endeavor. You can follow discussions about project nights and other arts & sciences activities on the Barony of Endewearde facebook group.

Hancock County, Maine

Lord Thomas de Marr’ and Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic occasionally hold SCA project nights at their home in Bar Harbor. Right now they are on an irregular meeting schedule. Please check the Endewearde Master Calendar for updates and the Canton of Basingestoches facebook group for meetings being announced with only a few days notice.

Waldo County, Maine

At the moment there are no regular weekly project night meetings being held in the greater Unity area. There are occasional opportunities to coordinate with members of the Unity College Medieval Club to offer classes to the general public at the Unity College campus. Check the Endewearde Master Calendar for updates as well as the Canton of Wyndriche facebook group for announcements about upcoming activities.

Feast of Saint Sylvester Updates

We are one month away from the Feast of Saint Sylvester. Here are some important information updates for the event.

DEADLINES: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The deadline for the Reservations Clerk to receive your payment (via postal mail service) to reserve your seat for the evening feast is Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

The deadline to register and declare your intent to enter the Baronial Arts & Sciences competition is also Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Please email your registration information to Lady Yzabel du Perche at AND Meisterin Agatha Wanderer at with the subject line A&S CHAMPIONS REGISTRATION


Our Exchequer and Reservations Clerk, Master Godric of Hamtun would like to share the status of available seats for the delicious feast as of December 4, 2016.

Good Evening

We have 26 confirmed reservations and 10 more potential reservations (based on email correspondence indicating “the check in is the mail”). Right now we potentially have 36 of our 75 seats reserved.

Reservations for the feast are still being accepted. Please visit the event website for registration fees and the Reservation Clerk’s postal mailing address.


We have an early preview of the feast menu from Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic:

Afternoon Nibbles 

  • Boiled-egg mice – egg, radish, carrot
  • Breads with honey and honey butter
  • Grapes
  • Sliced raw vegetables – carrot, cucumber, radish

Main Feast
First Course

  • Salad of Greens – assorted greens, leek, assorted herbs; separate dressing of olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Hirchones – ground pork, ginger, mace, pepper, salt, pepper, almonds
  • Snow with Pastry – cream, egg white, sugar, rosewater; flour, lard, salt; gluten free will be available

Second Course

  • Salad of Roots – carrots, parsnips, turnips, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Roasted Chicken with Lumbard Mustard – chicken; mustard seed, honey, red wine, red wine vinegar
  • Roast of Beef with Saracen Sauce – beef; rosehips, red wine, almond flour, cinnamon, mace, sugar, rice flour, pomegranate seeds

Third Course

  • Cheeses
  • Strawberry Tart – strawberries, sugar, red wine: flour, lard, salt
  • Candied Horseradish – horseradish, sugar
  • Spanish Candy – sugar syrup leftover from candied horseradish, dried rose petals, rosewater


Meisterin Agatha Wanderer has prepared an aid to help those writing research documentation as follows:

You may download and review the following score sheets (pdf)


  • Specific information about the Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship is found through the Barony of Endewearde website under Barony of Endewearde Arts & Sciences Championship.  Specifics about how who is eligible to enter, how entries are evaluated, score sheets, research aids, and any other information related to how the championship competition will be conducted are presented there.
  • The East Kingdom Calendar event Feast of Saint Sylvester / A&S Championship is an official SCA event announcement but contains an earlier and more concise summary of essential event details. It redirects the reader back to the event webpage on the Canton of Basingestoches website for expanded details.
  • Both the Feast event webpage and the Arts & Sciences competition page cross link to one another as official event pages in the Barony of Endewearde. Both also contain a link to the unofficial facebook event page Feast of Saint Sylvester / A&S Championship which is publicly accessible to those who choose not to join facebook. You may find it useful to refer to the facebook event page for last minute updates.


Pre-registration form now available for Feast of Saint Sylvester

The pre-registration form for the Feast of Saint Sylvester in the Canton of Basingestoches is now available online. The feast is capped at 75 people. This event will also feature Endewearde’s Premiere Arts & Sciences Championship Competition.

Please download and print the pdf form and mail your pre-registration payment to Master Godric of Hamtun.

If you are planning to enter the Arts & Sciences Championship please email both Lady Yzabell du Pearche ( AND Mistress Agatha Wanderer ( with your intention to compete.

Garb Making Workshop: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Arts & Sciences badge: Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

Arts & Sciences badge: Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

Baroness Margaret of Rochester will be hosting a garb making workshop at her home in Bangor, Maine on Sunday, October 16, 2016 between the hours of 10 AM – 4 PM. Bring your ideas, fabric, and/or half made stuff. We’ll make sure that the Barony of Endewearde looks spiffy for upcoming SCA events this winter.

Please contact Baroness Margaret of Rochester for driving directions to her home or for additional information about this workshop. You can find her email contact information on the Garb Making Workshop announcement page.