[AET] Costumer's Potluck

With Winter coming to an end and Spring approaching, now is the time think ahead to the coming months of gatherings and events. A time to create new garb, add embellishments to old or try a completely new time period. 

Bring your projects and join us in the Shire of Stormsport April 17, 2010 for a Costumer's Potluck at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Erie, Pa. (7180 Perry Highway Rt. 97).  The Event Begins at 10am and ends at 4pm.  The site itself will open at 9:30am closes at 5pm.

Come enjoy the day, share your costume knowledge and projects.  As a highlight, several costume classes are scheduled and will feature teachers from around our fair Kingdom including: Viking, period cloth buttons, 13th Century garb, German garb, 14th Century garb and period headdresses.  A complete list of teachers and classes will be posted on the AE list AND the Shire of Stomsport website.

All are welcome to attend this FREE event although reservations would be appreciated.  Soup, breads, spreads and drinks will be on hand but since this is a potluck, we ask that you please bring something to share and your own feast gear.   Although there will not be organized children activities, there will be an area for children to play but they must be supervised by an adult at all times.  Any questions, concerns or reservations should be directed to your Hostess Countess Ilish O'Donovan  illish_o@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS:  Find your best I-90.  Take Interstate 90 to Exit 27 (old exit 7, Route 97). Take Route 97 North about 0.2 miles. The church entrance will be on your left.  Watch for signs.

Class List
*Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona
The Greenland Gown: the 8 or 10 gore dress from Greenland, history and construction.
The class will cover the discovery of intact garments from the burial grounds of Herjolfsnaes, how they are constructed, and will give directions on how to fit and make your own.

*THBaroness Marsi of Hadley
Oh that Pesky Center Gore...
Having trouble inserting a gore into a flat of fabric? Is there always a hole at the top? Does the top pucker? Does your gore like to tear out after a few wearings? Take this hands on class and learn a nearly fool-proof method of inserting the gore so that you will not have most of those problems. If you have a needle and thread please bring it. If you have an on going project that requires gores or a failed project, bring it as well. Some practice fabric with gores to insert as well as needle and thread will be provided for the first 10 people.

*Lady Esa Baird
The art of making cloth buttons
Enhance your garb with period style cloth buttons.  Hands-on class that teaches to make your own cloth buttons.  Class supplies provide for the first four students.  Auditor’s welcome. 

*Lady Felicity Flußmüllner
An overview of 16th century German styles (men, women and children... hats, underclothes, over clothes, and outerwear).
Including Housebook, Swabian, Swiss, Cranach, Hausfrau, and Landsknecht styles.  We will discuss the differences between these styles and how they fit into German history. Handouts available for free.

*Lady Alianor de Ravenglas
13th c. French & English Clothing
This class is an introduction to the clothing worn in England and France during the 13th century. Working from period illustrations as well as extant garments, we will discuss the garments worn, their structure, how to layer them, how to choose fabrics, and how to accessorize your 13th century look. Handouts addressing construction of the garments will be available.

*Countess Ilish O’Donovan
Hats and headdresses everywhere so put one on your head!
An open discussion on hats and head coverings in the society and how to use headcoverings to enhance your period dress.  We will also look at pictorial examples of headgear.  Many examples of headgear from different time periods will be on hand to try.