Good Eve to all, my name is David N Yanolatos, and I am new to the SCA. I am looking into both pre 17th century Japan and Ireland for my SCA background. I was
Last week SCA, Inc. released it’s new Social Media Policy. The East Kingdom Webminister’s office has clarified a few things and also offered a few more details in regards the East’s presence on various Social Media outlets in this open letter to the populace.
Filed under: Corporate, Law and Policy Tagged: social media, webminister
DNA analysis has confirned that the skeleton found buried underneath a parking lot in Leicester, England are those of King Richard III. The king, who died in 1485, was demonized in literature and in history as the man who killed two young princes in the Tower of London.
The University of Leicester made the official announcement today that the human remains recovered last September in a car park in Leicester do belong to the English King Richard III.
Please see our article It is Richard III: ‘beyond reasonable doubt’
Other media reports:
BBC - Richard III dig: DNA confirms bones are king's
The Globe and Mail - Experts say Canadian DNA confirms parking lot skeleton is Richard III
Good afternoon, I'd like to make some garb for myself and my husband. It's been a LONG time since I have sewed and I am not that good at it. There seems to
Depends, as with most things, on your period and location. Usually our best guesses are archaeological sources and analysis of fibers found in grave sites,
Greetings from Quintavia! Once again this year we will be hosting Hrim Schola, the East Kingdom’s premier fiber arts learning event. Last year we had ten tracks of five classes on a wide variety of topics sprinkled with guild meetings, and this year we hope to have even more! The event is on March 23rd in a new site in Clinton, MA.
The overall theme for Hrim Schola is the fiber arts, and we usually have classes on spinning, weaving, dyeing, sewing, embroidery, clothing construction, knitting, and more. Every year we have a featured track that usually includes things other than the fiber arts. This year our focus is on Accessories; this could be hats, belts, shoes, jewelry, stockings, laces, really anything that goes with an outfit – and armor is an outfit, right? We will also continue last year’s popular Youth track, so we will have classes for all ages.
If you are interested in teaching at this event, please contact our Chancellor, Rosina von Schaffhausen. We will have space for messy classes in a commercial kitchen, and if you need a huge space and don’t mind the chill, there’s an unheated gym. The site is only partially handicapped accessible, so please mention if you have accessibility needs, and we will organize the class schedule accordingly.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: a&s, fiber arts, Quintavia
Two years ago, the chance discovery of a collection of documents in a cave in Afghanistan gave experts a first ever glimpse of 11th century "religious, cultural and commercial life of the Jewish community in a central location on the trade route between China and the West."
Thanks for all the cool links! I'll definitely follow up on them. Also, I'm a writer/bard in medieval epic poetry. Is that a profession in the SCA?
A Florilegium file in the TEXTILE ARTS section which might be of interest: color-a-fab-bib (11K) 9/17/98 Biblio. from a class on color and fabrics.
Here is a message I've saved, which isn't in the Florilegium. Yet. <<< Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 20:55:05 -0400 (EDT) From: Daniel And elizabeth phelps
<<< Does anybody happen to know about banks in the middle ages? I read that they existed in some form or another. Did people just keep all their gold coin
<<< That sounds like a great book. Do you know of any books that include Ireland, or that cover Ireland specifically? I don't mean the politics but the
<<< I will say this: those who portray serfs, servants, and others with little to no status can get away with owning less garb (and less expensive garb) than
Justin commented: <<< All that being said, if anyone *wishes* to portray a serf, either as an alternate persona or as their main persona, it's not against the
HL Apple, Minister of Youth for the Kingdom of Calontir, is seeking input and instructors for youth and teen classes and actiities of the 2013 Lilies War.
King’s Bardic Champion: Master Matthew Grim (or his alter-ego, Grim the Skald)
There were more than twenty participants in Round One. The field was narrowed by half for Round Two, then five contestants were selected for the third and Final Round, where the challenge was to compose an original performance in about 20 minutes. The other three final competitors were Lady Judith fitz Henry the Uncertain, Lord Martyn de Halliwell and Countess Mega (Marguerite).
More details of the day will be posted as we receive them. Stay tuned…
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: Bardic, bards, King and Queen's Champions
Those interested in Icelandic and Scandanavian textiles will want to watch a video featuring archaeologist and textile expert Michele Hayeur Smith presenting at the Anthropology Distinguished Lecture at Bridgewater State University.
Registration for Pennsic 42 is now officially open. Those wishing to register may do so online