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

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.

Kirtle Patterning Workshop: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Additional 26957   f. 31   Havdalah

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.

Arts & Sciences Summer Updates

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

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

Lady Yzabell Du Pearche’s regular weekly baronial meeting of the Arts & Sciences Project Night in Old Town, Maine will be taking time off this summer so Thursday evening Project Night is cancelled for the rest of the summer. Meetings will resume in the fall.

Please continue being crafty on your own! Lady Yzabell looks forward to hearing of your endeavors for the next A+S report in August. Please don’t hesitate to discuss your A+S projects on the Endewearde facebook group. You can contact Lady Yzabell through email at

Baroness Margaret of Rochester will be holding a Sewing Party at her home in Bangor, Maine on Sunday, June 26, 2016. The party starts at 10 AM until it reaches a natural stopping point. There will be a Garb Exchange from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. Please plan to bring garb that you don’t want to wear, doesn’t fit, are just plain bored of and swap it for something new (to you!). You can contact Baroness Margaret by email to ask for driving direction to her home at


Combat Archery Class: Sunday, May 15, 2016

archer14:00-7:00 PM
Bangor Housing Authority
161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine

Want to do combat archery? Interested? Come learn how! This is class that will teach you the rules of CA, the weapon forms, ammunition requirements and a chance to try using different types of ammo to find what you may be interested in. Lord Speedbump will be teaching and Lord Thomas de Marr’ will assist with this great opportunity to learn. This class will prepare you for authorizing in CA, help you determine which style you might like and give you some hands on practice with the weapons form. We need more archers in the North Tower Infantry and Maine in general. One can easily take this class and prepared to fight CA at this years GNEW. You do not need to be an authorized fighter to take this class.

Learn more through the facebook group Combat Archery Class.

Not sure where combat practice is held each week? Visit the Endewearde website for driving directions.

The original writeup for this class announcement was written by Lord Thomas de Marr’.

Invitation to Unity College Medieval Schola

Image from page 101 of "Mœurs, usages et costumes au moyen âge et à l'époque de la renaissance" (1871).

Image from page 101 of “Mœurs, usages et costumes au moyen âge et à l’époque de la renaissance” (1871).

The Unity College Medieval Club, known as the House of Wintermoor, will be holding a student club run Schola at Unity College on Saturday, April 23, 2016. There will be several instructors from the SCA teaching a wide variety of classes. The student club members have extended an invitation to join them at their schola for a day of shared learning. This college club is located in the Barony of Endewearde’s incipient Canton of Wyndriche and although this is not an official SCA event, we are eager to support their efforts and interests.

Please use the following link to view the Schola schedule and other details:

Garb Workshop: Saturday, March 26, 2016

Harley 4431 f.376 Lover and Lady

Harley 4431 f.376 Lover and Lady

Canton of Basingestoches (incipient)

The workshop will be held at Mount Desert Island High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 in Classroom 132 (next to the theater) from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Bring your sewing machines or even just your fabric! Learn ot make a basic T tunic or work on something more advanced. This will be a potluck luncheon event. Our goal is for those learning to bring fabric and go home with a tunic they made. Also a great place to make gambesons for the fighters out there! Come hang out, learn, teach and encourage.

You can check the facebook event page “Garb Workshop” for updates and discussions related to the upcoming workshop. You may ask questions there or contact the Seneschal of Basingestoches, Lord Thomas de Marr’, by email at

Library Research 101: Sunday, March 20, 2016

British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts Additional 11695 f. 6 Labyrinth

British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Additional 11695 f. 6 Labyrinth

Baroness Margaret of Rochester will be hosting a Library Research 101 workshop from 3:00-4:00 pm at her home in Bangor, Maine on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

She will review the use of on-line catalogs, electronic resources, search strategies, and the like. The goal is to help you if you know there’s more out there, but just can’t find it. The workshop should finish in time for fighter practice which starts at 4 pm in Bangor.

You can contact for more information or for driving directions to her home.


Canton of Basingestoches Project Night Cancellation

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

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

The Project Night gathering that is usually held each Monday in Bar Harbor has been cancelled for Monday, November 16, 2015 due to family illness.

Project Night is still on in Bangor, Maine at 40 Florida Avenue and runs from 6:00-9:00 pm. Please join Lady Yzabel Du Perche for an evening of project mischief.