Garb Get Together (Orono): Sunday, December 3, 2017

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Lady Admiranda Howard will be hosting a garb get together at her home in Orono, Maine on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The workshop will start at 10 AM and will run until 4 PM.

This is an opportunity to work on your new SCA garb or to swing by and get help & inspiration for a new project. With three winter events coming up in 2018 in the Barony of Endewearde, East Kingdom Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) the Feast of Saint Sylvester (Jan. 13) and the Tourney of Love (Feb. 10) there is ample opportunity to dress in your fanciest court garb.

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If you read the Garb Get Together event page on facebook you can ask questions and learn more about the workshop prior to December 3rd.

Metal Casting Techniques Workshop: Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Time: Noon – 3:30 PM
Location: private home, Dedham, Maine
Host: Lord William of Wyndhaven
Instructor: Lord John Fowler

Lord John Fowler will be visiting Lord William of Wyndhaven to offer a a class and workshop on sand casting. Sand casting is good for one-off or small-run casting in silver, bronze, copper, and brass. He has used it for medallions, buckles, sword pommels & brooches.

There will be a talk & show & tell for maybe the first hour or so. The rest of the time will be devoted to playing with the equipment and materials I am bringing up. I think I have enough gear to have maybe three people working at once, so we’ll have to take turns or work in groups. But if all goes well we should be able to do maybe three batches of three small-ish bronze castings (a buckle, medallion, brooch, etc.).

If you already have a model that might work for sandcasting, bring it, and we’ll try to cast it, or tell you why we can’t! The instructor will bring some models, too. For the sake of time and to make sure there are enough materials on hand, let’s try to keep the student pieces on the smaller side (something with the volume of maybe five US quarters or less would seem reasonable – that would come out to an ounce of metal.

Flat-backed is easiest, and there cannot be any undercuts. The model will basically be pressed into moist sand, and will then need to be removed without disturbing the sand. A pewter site token or award medallion from a soapstone casting would be great. Hardened (baked) polymer clay (Sculpey, Fimo, etc.) would be a good modeling material if you want to make something.

We can do silver, but you’ll have to bring your own silver 🙂

The instructor will be handling the molten metal, but you should still bring at least safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. If you want to stand closer, a face shield, hat, gloves, and long sleeves or welding jacket should be added to that list. You could also bring files and/or a rotary tool with cutting and grinding attachments, for cleaning up your castings (BYO safety gear for those things!).

Plain ol’ work clothes. SCA garb not necessary. Bring a chair, if you like.

Molten bronze is quite dangerous so we will have to ask that younger kids not be in the garage for at least some parts of this.

This will all be a bit freeform.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 

You can follow the facebook event link Metal Casting Workshop at William’s to see what questions others are asking about this workshop and to contact the instructor.

 

Metal Casting Techniques: Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Time: Noon – 3:30 PM
Location: private home, Dedham, Maine
Host: Lord William of Wyndhaven
Instructor: Lord John Fowler

Lord John Fowler will be visiting Lord William of Wyndhaven to offer a a class and workshop on sand casting. Sand casting is good for one-off or small-run casting in silver, bronze, copper, and brass. He has used it for medallions, buckles, sword pommels & brooches.

There will be a talk & show & tell for maybe the first hour or so. The rest of the time will be devoted to playing with the equipment and materials I am bringing up. I think I have enough gear to have maybe three people working at once, so we’ll have to take turns or work in groups. But if all goes well we should be able to do maybe three batches of three small-ish bronze castings (a buckle, medallion, brooch, etc.).

If you already have a model that might work for sandcasting, bring it, and we’ll try to cast it, or tell you why we can’t! The instructor will bring some models, too. For the sake of time and to make sure there are enough materials on hand, let’s try to keep the student pieces on the smaller side (something with the volume of maybe five US quarters or less would seem reasonable – that would come out to an ounce of metal.

Flat-backed is easiest, and there cannot be any undercuts. The model will basically be pressed into moist sand, and will then need to be removed without disturbing the sand. A pewter site token or award medallion from a soapstone casting would be great. Hardened (baked) polymer clay (Sculpey, Fimo, etc.) would be a good modeling material if you want to make something.

We can do silver, but you’ll have to bring your own silver 🙂

The instructor will be handling the molten metal, but you should still bring at least safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. If you want to stand closer, a face shield, hat, gloves, and long sleeves or welding jacket should be added to that list. You could also bring files and/or a rotary tool with cutting and grinding attachments, for cleaning up your castings (BYO safety gear for those things!).

Plain ol’ work clothes. SCA garb not necessary. Bring a chair, if you like.

Molten bronze is quite dangerous so we will have to ask that younger kids not be in the garage for at least some parts of this.

This will all be a bit freeform.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 

You can follow the facebook event link Metal Casting Workshop at William’s to see what questions others are asking about this workshop and to contact the instructor.

Updated: 11/22/2017

Garb Get Together: Sunday, December 3, 2017 beginning at 10:00 AM

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There will be a garb get together at the home of Lady Admiranda Howard on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The workshop will start at 10 AM and will be held in Orono, Maine.

Come work on your new SCA garb or swing by and get help & inspiration for a new project.

FOLLOW THIS WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

If you read the Garb Get Together event page on facebook you can ask questions and learn more about the workshop prior to December 3rd.

 

Fingerloop Braiding Workshop: Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Fingerloop Braiding
Taught by Lady Olalla Tristana and FrouvaHalldis Ulfsdottir

Excerpt from fingerloop.org
By Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa & Mistress Azza al-Shirazi

“Fingerloop braids are braids woven using loops (or “bowes”) of string on your fingers. Fingerloop braiding reached a high point in Medieval Europe and England between 1200 and 1600 CE. This braiding technique still survives today in isolated areas of Europe, the Middle East, South America and Japan.
As points, laces or cords, braids have a multitude of uses. They fastened hose, laced bodices, trimmed sleeves, frogged dress fronts, closed purses and held wax seals to parchment. Modern uses include drawstrings for pants, hair ties, shoelaces, and friendship bracelets.”

If people are interested, we would like to try out some of the multi-person braids that are in the 15th century fingerloop braiding manual that will be available for people to peruse.

As a point of clarification, people are also welcome to come to this and work on other projects that are not fingerloop braiding.

This class will be held at the home of Frouva Halldis Ulfsdottir in Bangor, Maine. Please contact her through Endewearde facebook for driving directions to her home.

Full day of SCA activities: Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017 offers a full day of SCA activities.

  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    There will be a SCA Garb Get Together at the home of Lady Admiranda Howard in Orono, Maine. Please note that parking is allowed at Leadbetter’s (Main Street / Rt. 2), on Hamlin Ave. and in Admiranda’s driveway but not on the street in front of her home.
  • Noon – 1:00 PM
    A short thrown weapons practice will be held at the home of Syr Cedric of Thanet in China, Maine (Canton of Wyndriche)
  • 2:00-4:00 PM
    There will be a quarterly Baronial Meeting at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine. This meeting is open to all; attire is everyday casual street clothing.
  • 4:00 PM
    Youth Combat practice will be held at Bangor Housing Authority. If you have a youth who would like to learn more about SCA fighting this is a great opportunity to participate.
  • 4:00-7:00 PM
    Adult Heavy List and Adult Rapier Combat is held as usual at Bangor Housing Authority. Loaner gear is available. Youth fencing is also available starting at 4 PM.

Garb Workshop: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Would you like to learn how to sew your first SCA tunic? There will be a workshop for those who are new to sewing or who would like assistance in making clothing appropriate for the SCA (roughly covering the time period 600-1600).

The workshop runs from 11 AM – 4 PM and will be held at the Bryant E. Moore Community & Conference Center, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, Maine 04605

If you are using GPS for directional help please enter State Street in Ellsworth.

You can learn more about this workshop by viewing the workshop announcement on the Canton of Basingestoches website and by following discussions on the Garb Workshop facebook event page. Plan to bring prewashed material, thread, and clothing that makes it easy to try on your new garment for fittings and adjustments. There will be folks available who will help turn you turn that flat fabric into a new fitted garment!

Plan to bring your own lunch or snacks. This workshop is free and is open to anyone who wants to learn how to make SCA garb.

Queens’ Favor Making Workshop: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Photo of Queen Honig favor; on a black background a teal blue peacock feather embellished with a golden H

Queen Honig favor made by Lady Admiranda Howard

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 Baroness Margaret of Rochester will host a Queen’s Favor Making workshop at her home in Bangor, Maine. There will be supplies provided to embroider and paint favors (your preference). The traditional snack for Queen’s Favor Making in Endewearde is mead and cheesecake. Baroness Margaret will have that, though other delights are encouraged. Master Godric of Hamtun will make breakfast for early arriving folks at 10:00 AM. The full on favor making will begin at noon and continue throughout the afternoon.

You can find the pattern and instructions for making Queen’s Favors at the Queen’s Favors microsite.

Please contact Baroness Margaret on facebook through the Endewearde facebook group if you would like driving directions to her home.

Updated: 4/26/2017

Garb Making Workshop: Sunday, October 16, 2016

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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.

Kirtle Patterning Workshop: Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Additional 26957 f. 31 Havdalah

Workshop Hours: 3:00-6:00 PM

Mistress Agatha Wanderer will be holding a kirtle patterning workshop on Sunday, September 25, 2016 where you will learn how to create your own personal “pattern block”. You can then use the pattern block to make fitted kirtles, gowns, and cotehardies using the draping method.

Participants will leave with a pattern and receive detailed instructions on choosing appropriate fabrics as well as instructions on how to cut out and sew their garments.

The workshop will be held at Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC), 354 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine at the Maine Hall building on campus. Please use the Student Success Center entry–there will be a sign posted on the door. If you refer to the EMCC campus map (pdf) you will see Maine Hall is Building #1 (Johnston Gym Road) just above the green Quad square.

Please bring to the workshop: an old (non-stretchy) sheet or other light woven fabric, fabric scissors, pins, needle and thread. Mistress Agatha Wanderer will provide sharpies for marking fabric, but if you have your own markers please bring them.

You can ask questions and follow the conversation about this workshop by following the social media public facebook page Kirtle Patterning Workshop.