A&S 2: Activity List

A&S 2

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

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

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

Teens Retreat

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Thursday 19:30 to 22:00
Saturday 19:30 to 22:00
Sunday 19:30 to 22:00
Monday 19:30 to 22:00

The Teens Retreat is an alcohol-free alternative to the Tavern for teenagers to hang out in during the evenings. Bring games, A&S projects, or other entertainment (plus a light-source and something to sit on, if you can).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

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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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

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

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