Costuming & Textiles: Activity List

Costuming & Textiles

19 activities:

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

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

Practical Fitting Forum

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Thursday 15:00 to 16:00

Need an extra pair of hands to pin you into that cotehardie? Can't quite reach to measure your own arm length? Bring along a costuming project and borrow a spare pair of hands to help you fit it right!

(Note: While this class will be held indoors, it will still be in a public area. Please...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

Rowany Festival Wardrobe Competition

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Friday 11:00 to 13:00

One of the joys of the SCA is being able to pick and choose a time and place in history to suit your style and interest, and maybe to have a different one every day. However, there is also the other end of the SCA scale, choosing a single time and place and doing it well. ​

This...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

Weavers' Chat

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Friday 15:00 to 17:00

Do you like weaving? Come along and swap tips, show your work, and complaining about warping up with us. (Feel free to drop in at any point)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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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

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