August Updates of Stefan's Florilegium

THLord Stefan li Rous has updated the Stefan's Florilegium website with new entries covering such topics as Animals, Crafts, Cooking and Travel. THL Stefan writes:

Greetings Everyone,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for August detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

As I have for the past few months, I've included some information about the Florilegium Tile Project. We still have one display event left: the Known World A&S Collegium in Phoenix. There is still time to complete and enter a tile. You can enter a tile up to the day of the display.

If you are not making a tile, please consider coming by and taking a look at the display and see the wide range of medieval arts that others do in the SCA. Please feel free to leave some largess, especially Nobles and Peers on the tiles that impress you the most. Remember that even if you don't go to Pennsic you can still get a look at the tiles on the website because pictures of the tiles will be posted there after the event.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past thirteen years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a series of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.

The Florilegium can be found on the web by clicking above.

In April I had my harddisk distroy itself. Things are almost back to normal, however the formatting of the new and updated files is still a bit rough. Please bear with me while I get the specialized reformatting programs required for a cleaner output rewritten.

If you have sent me an article for the Florilegium and have not seen it appear on the website, could you please send a copy to me again, for alas, I may have now lost it.

I am always interested in new articles. Especially now. :-) If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. Contact me for more details.

THLord Stefan li Rous

Here are the new files for this month:


coursing-SCA-msg - Coursing dogs in the SCA.


p-lathes-bib - Bibliography on period lathes and turned objects by Master Magnus Malleus.


Tarot-Crd-Ruls-art - A reconstruction of the rules for the game
of Tarot by James D. Wickson.


meatballs-msg - Period dishes with meatballs.


p-travl-guides-msg - Period travel guides.

And two of the updated files include:

cheesemaking-msg - Comments and info. on cheesemaking. Recipes.
sugar-paste-msg Making sugar paste sotelties.

Looking for a fun summer time project? Want to try a new art form, but haven't gotten the courage to plunge into it? Want to show off a period art to those around you but don't like the usual SCA A&S competitions?

Well, consider entering an item in the Florilegium Tile Project. This is a Known World wide project and have or will be held at three of the major SCA events this summer. We had the first display event for the project in June at the War of the Lilies in Calontir, Pennsic in August will be the next event and the then the Known World A&S Collegium in September in Atenveldt. You don't have to be present to enter, if you can find someone else to bring your tile to the event.

The basic premise is to make an 8 x 8 inch or a 4 x 4 inch tile using any art form done during the SCA period, whether it was used then for tiles or not. Perhaps a carved wood or ivory tile or a parchment tile of calligraphy or a tile of marzipan or metal tile. You could even make one of ceramic. No, no solid chocolate tiles. It has to be a material known in period.

The design on the tile is up to the artist. At each of the display events we will be arranging these tiles into a large gridded pattern. At the event you will be able to get a listing showing which tile was at which location so you can identify the tiles in your photographs later.

More details can be found on the website: We even have a maillist for those who would like to discuss tile ideas, resources or ask questions.

Folks, especially Nobles, are encouraged to give largesse to the entries which impress them the most.


Copyright 2003, Mark S. Harris.
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