Class: Activity List

Class

60 activities:

Nalbinding 1: An Introduction to Flat Nalbinding

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Thursday 11:00 to 13:00

Basic nalbinding (single needle knitting used by the Norse, Anglo-Saxons and other cultures for making mittens and socks) stitches taught using the flat method (rather than around the thumb). Please bring a nalbinding needle or large blunt sewing needle if possible. A gold coin donation is...Read more

Birka Bling and Viking Sparkles

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Thursday 11:00 to 12:00

(A.K.A. Viking Passament) Let's take a look at some of the silver and gold wire clothing decoration found in graves from the Viking settlement of Birka. We will look at the archaeological evidence, and some ways you might be able to make it.

Class is mainly theory with some demonstration...Read more

Scribal Alchemy

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Thursday 14:00 to 15:00

Alchemy in period was not limited to the study of Astronomy or Medicine but had practical applications across all areas of period life. This was also evident in the scribal practices of the day. Come along for a brief insight into these practices; no illumination or painting experience necessary...Read more

Beginning Viking Wire-Weaving

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Thursday 15:00 to 16:00

In this beginners workshop, you will learn the basic stitch for Viking wire weaving, how to add a wire and then how to start the weaving. If you have jewelry pliers or wire cutters, please bring them. Maximum 8 participants.Read more

Performance Skills

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Thursday 16:00 to 17:00

How do you take a piece from successful execution in practice to a successful performance in front of an audience? Whether you're a singer or a storyteller, a dancer or an instrumentalist, some things are consistent across performance types. This class will discuss the skills of getting a piece...Read more

Nalbinding 2: Patterns

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Thursday 16:00 to 17:00

How to make mittens, socks and hats using the stitches you already know. Warning: no stitches will be taught in this class. (If you did not attend class 1, please bring a gold coin donation to cover the cost of the notes.)Read more

A Simple Wrestling Game

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Friday 10:00 to 11:00

Glima is a Scandinavian wrestling sport with a short rule-set and a long claimed history, making it quick to learn and possibly period-ish. It's a good icebreaker when you find yourself surrounded by Vikings and don't know what to talk about. In this class we'll practice some moves which can...Read more

Intermediate Dancing

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Friday 11:00 to 13:00

An introduction to some of the intermediate and harder dances for those who have some dancing experience. Specifics taught will depend on who is present and their experience and needs.Read more

Beginners Heraldic Embroidery

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Friday 14:00 to 15:00
Sunday 15:00 to 16:00

If you can sew in a straight line, that's great! If you can't, that's embroidery! An introduction to embroidery using the colour-filling technique laid-work.

Bring pencil and paper, embroidery thread, hoops, and fabric -  limited supplies are also available. No previous sewing skills...Read more

English Country Chrestomathy

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Friday 15:00 to 16:00

A selection of English Country dances for those wishing an introduction to the language of English Country Dance.

No prior English Country Dance experience necessary. Dances taught depend on numbers and knowledge.

Or to treat as last minute revision for the Country Ball to occur...Read more

Children's Mask Painting

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Friday 18:00 to 22:00

Paint your Venetian Cat Mask

8 to 17 years.

Have some fun and learn a period painting technique on the ever popular Venetian cat mask.

*This class will include using hot glue guns*

This class will be over Friday night dinner so come paint your mask, go for dinner...Read more

The Market Wallet

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Sunday 10:00 to 11:00

An introduction to the market wallet, excellent for carrying a moderate amount of stuff hands free. It resembles a pair of saddle bags, worn over one shoulder. Read more

Making a Bara Tape for 16th Century Costuming

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Sunday 11:00 to 12:00

Have you been interested in making some late 16th century clothing? Do you hanker after a true Juan de Alcega’s outfit? Have you been drooling over Mathew Gnagy modern makers books but not sure where to start? Come along and learn how to make a bara tape. Drafting without maths!
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List Keeping for Beginners

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Sunday 12:00 to 13:00

This class is a basic run down of the most common types of tourney used in the SCA and how to run them, plus some handy tips for how to organise your heralds, marshals, and stewards when necessary.
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Five Staple Embroidery Stitches

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Sunday 12:00 to 13:00

The fabulous five base stitches for most times and periods, I.e. stem stitch, chain stitch, running stitch (including double running stitch), split stitch, and couching. This hands-on class will teach you how to do them with confidence.

Please bring your own embroidery hoop and needles if...Read more

Lacing and Buttons: Clothing Basics

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Sunday 14:00 to 15:00

Practical class on fastening your clothing. How to place your lacing holes, and make them strong and neat. Make a simple and quick lacing cord. And make buttons from your fabric straps to perfectly match your garment.Read more

Lucetting Made Easy

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Sunday 16:00 to 17:00

This class will help to make using your lucet easier with less tangles, frustrations or snapped threads.

Lucet kits will be available for purchase for $20.Read more

Who had Guns When?

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Monday 10:00 to 11:00

Tracing how firearms spread in the world in the years 1200-1600, and which political entities used and made them, with suggestions as to why. Mainly exposition from secondary sources.Read more

Bang for your buck: Impressive potlucks on a budget

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Monday 11:00 to 12:00

Potluck Feasts are intended to be a more simple, casual event as opposed to a labour intensive traditionally organised feast. But they can also be quite intimidating. Time, money and confidence can make them seem like quite the challenge. Let’s get the ideas flowing and look into some options on...Read more

Metalwork Embroidery

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Monday 12:00 to 13:00

Gold and silver embroidery is common across many cultures and periods. This hands-on class would introduce you to metal thread couching, applying purl, and creating padded metal work.

Bring needles and hoops if you have them. Spare hoops and needles will be provided, as will all the other...Read more

Patterning Sleeves

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Monday 14:00 to 15:00

Do you struggle with making your sleeves fit you and your garment? This class will include an overview of how sleeve shapes changed over time, key sleeve measurements, basic sleeve draft, patterning different sleeve shapes and time for questions.Read more

Volunteering and You

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Monday 14:00 to 15:00

Suffering from Burnout or Helium-Hand? This is the class for you! Learn to volunteer without compromising your mental or physical health.

Gold coin donation requested to cover printing costs.

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