There will be classes! If you are interested in classes, please contact Dame Madrun, as she is in charge of setting up the classes
and class schedule.
We are going to have an A&S corner at Yule, starting after lunch. Bring your
project, yourself, an idea, whatever. We want to see what you are doing, what
ideas you have, and want to provide an area to share inspiration, resources,
skills... you name it! Magistra Aelianora will be facilitating this, so contact her for more information!
Arts and Sciences Display! If you have something to display bring it! Dame Gwen writes: Do you have a project in process or finished
that you would love to share? Bring it to Yule! All you need to do is fill out a little card describing what it is. We love to see what the Barony
is working on!
Just bring your items along, and we will make room for as many displays as
we can fit in. (Info sent to the Dragon's Laire Email List by Dame Gwen on 11/18/2016)
And... There will be games on hand and a craft for the children.
11am - 12:30pm:
Cutting Reed and Quill Pens
THL Ela Pennayth y Ynis Dewi
All materials provided, fee for quill pen only.
Writing an elegant script starts with a beautiful yet functional writing tool. I will teach the basics of cutting a primitive writing
implement from both softwood and feather. Class includes free reed materials and handout, a $5 charge for goose or turkey feather. Demonstration
of proper use of tools, tempering feather to cut quill and ink bar to try your hand. I will have script ductus and arabesque design samples with
sized calligraphy paper.
1-3pm: Beginning Knitting and Knitting in the round
HL Elen m'Maredudd
This is a beginning knitting class for two separate levels of knitter.
If you have never knitted, or have forgotten what you did, this is beginning knitting. You will learn to cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease,
and cast off.
Students should bring: knitting needles: size 7 or 8 or 9 or 10, preferably wood or plastic and a skein of medium weight, smooth, not black yarn.
Red Heart is suggested.
Knitting in the round: Using five double pointed needles, knitting continuously to form a tubular piece. This is the technique used for socks and
hats. You will need yarn as above, and a set of needles size 6 or up to size 10. This will cover casting on and joining, ribbing, distributing
stitches, increasing and decreasing evenly, and binding off or knitting off. I will have directions for a simple scarf and a basic hat for you,
as well as some reminder notes to take home.
Students should bring: yarn as above, plus a set (5) double pointed needles size 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10.
1-3pm: Medieval Cookery--Getting Started
Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol, OL, OP
This will be an introduction to extant cooking manuscripts from various times and places, and how to create a workable recipe using them. We
will cover period cooking practices (how big is a gobbet?), common ingredients and materials (what is powder douce anyway?), and the impact of new
foods from the New World (you might be surprised.)
There will be a practicum with hands-on experience in making a medieval dish from an original recipe.
A handout will be provided, with bibliography and where to find things like grains of paradise.
1-4pm: Painting on Cloth
Linnet Kestrel, OL
Materials fee: $3
A brief discussion of painted cloth in period (no, not everything was embroidered) and Current Middle Ages uses for a cheap, fast, and long-lasting
decorating method. Followed by a hands-on session, where students will each design and paint a small banner or hanging on canvas with acrylic
All materials supplied.
Wear clothing that allows your sleeves to be rolled or tied back, and an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes.
Arontius of Biggleswade, OP
A beginners class on dancing for enjoyment in the SCA. We will cover a range of dances and styles, from slow to fast, to give the novice dancer
some exposure into the dances often seen around An Tir. This will include positioning, reverence, basic steps and alternate styles. Dances will
include Pavanne, Bransle, Alleman, English Country, and 'SCA Perioid' dances.
Due to the great success of the Dessert Auction last year, we have been encouraged to continue the tradition.
A recent study has shown that nearly a quarter of all of the homeless in Kitsap County are children and the goal of Kitsap Rescue Mission has been
to provide these people with hot nutritious meals. We wish to help support their valiant effort and the proceeds of this year's auction will go
entirely towards feeding those in need.
All funds raised will be donated in memory our dearly loved Lady Anya.
To do this, we request donations of your favorite desserts to be auctioned off at the event by our very own Sir Cedric Wolfraven.
For the sake and safety of our participants, please include a card listing ingredients for allergy concerns! We look forward to battling for the
honor of tasting your delicious treats!