The Company of the Staple are a Sydney-based non-SCA group that are dedicated to activities associated with The Company of the Great Staple at Calais as it was in the year 1376. They are camping this year with Rowany Heights, and are offering a whole programme of classes in their campsite (as well as some in the Artisan's Pavilion and other venues).
You can find out more about the Company of the Staple at http://companyofthestaple.org.au/
Learn useful knots for living history and traditional campingRead more
Learn how to clean, gut, fillet, and bone with a display of techniques and some theory on how to prepare fish and cephalopods for cooking and consumption.
Warning: smelly and graphic.Read more
Learn practical period and somewhat-period solutions to staying clean and fresh while camping. No more queuing for showers, and never hide a washbag again.
Discussion, demonstration and testing of basic products.Read more
Learn the basics of medieval food storage and camp catering. Feed a small group or just yourself.Read more
Learn how to start a camp fire using a flint and steel.
This class is limited to 10 students, and parental supervision is required for children under 12.Read more
An introduction to medieval woodworking toolsRead more
How to store leftover food in a safe, period manner and re-prepare them in a medieval camp kitchenRead more
Would you like to cook a medieval banquet? I'd like to share some of the wisdom passed to me before I took the leap into catering.Read more
If you're getting bored with the basics, get some more advanced fingerloop techniques to make intricate and decorative braids.
If there is time and interest, we may even try some two person braids.
This class is limited to 10 studentsRead more
Learn how to carve a spoon from green woodRead more
How to set up a canvas tent, live happily in it and care for it.Read more