Medieval Village Ithra

The Shire of Shittimwoode is pleased to announce the launching of registration for the Medieval Village Ithra, to be held on September 10-11, 2005 at Goosefoot Mead.

For those of you who were at the event last year, it will be held in the same location (with hopes for MUCH better weather!) and will have a larger schedule of great classes--lots of hands-on classes for people who love dancing, building things, the lives of people and how things were done!

For more detailed information, go to or write to me for a catalog: If you received a catalog at Fiber & Fletchings, there is a small change: Anglo-Saxon History will be at 9 a.m. and Anglo-Saxon Daily Life will be at 11 a.m. (they were reversed). My apologies for the inconvenience!

Short class list:
Saturday 9 a.m.

  • Anglo Saxon History - Meresigha Stonegatta
  • Medieval Slings (rock throwing weapons) - Wilhelm the Far Traveller
  • Weaving a Straw Bee Skep - Linnet Kestrel
  • William de Brailes Invents the Book of Hours - Aelana Cordovera
  • Earth Oven Construction - Ealusaid Mhaolain
  • Persona Development - Mark der Gaukler
Saturday 11 a.m.
  • Anglo Saxon Daily Life - Meresigha Stonegatta & Aedla de Bothe
  • Circlet Making - Wilhelm the Far Traveler
  • Theatre Without Rehearsal - Linnet Kestrel
  • Norse Wire Weaving - Robin of Windspur
  • Basic Dance - Soelig Sweteglee
  • Making the Lund Stool - Gordon Redthorn
Saturday 2 p.m.
  • Medieval Pottery - Gwen Potter
  • Field Fortification - Wilhelm the Far Traveler
  • Painting on Cloth - Linnet Kestrel
  • Limp Parchment Bookbinding - Aelana Cordovera
  • English Country Dance - Soelig Sweteglee
  • Building a One-Board Box - Mark der Gaukler
Saturday 4 p.m.
  • Medieval Battles - Wilhelm the Far Traveler
  • Italian Renaissance Dance - Soelig Sweteglee

Sunday 9 a.m.

  • Cooking in Medieval Pottery - Gwen Potter
  • Survey of Weapons & Armor - Wilhelm the Far Traveler
  • Wildcrafting Herbs - Tanikh bint Farida al Bakim
  • Legend of Mary Magdelene - Aelana Cordovera
  • Life in a Cloister - Godith of Goosefoot Mead
  • Bog Coats - Vivien of Shaftesbury
  • Pewter Casting & Mold Making - Mark der Gaukler
  • Beginning Period Pigments - Linnet Kestrel
Sunday 11 a.m.
  • Flax: From Field to Spindle - Aloise de Pont du Fosse
  • Herbs for the SCA - Tanikh bint Farida al Bakim
  • History of Hildegard of Bingen - Aelana Cordovera
  • Reseach & Documentation - Linnet Kestrel
Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Camp Kitchens - Tanikh bint Farida al Bakim
  • Medieval Knitting - Aelana Cordovera
  • Spinning with a Medieval Twist - Godith of Goosefoot Mead
  • Flirting 101 - Vivien of Shaftesbury
  • Intro to Fiore's Flower of Battles - Mark der Gaukler
  • Glass Tableware - Linnet Kestrel
Sunday 4 p.m.
  • Basic Blackwork - Aelana Cordovera

General Information
The University of Ithra provides a place for those interested in Medieval Arts & Sciences to explore and further their learning. Although SCA membership is not necessary to participate, participants at Ithra must make some attempt at pre-17th century costume. Students must agree to obey all rules and regulations as set forth by the Regents and enforced by the Provost, faculty and staff.

The Matriculation fee, which covers the cost of the Compendium and maintaining the records of classes the student attains, is $2.00 and is only paid the first time the student registers at an Ithra session.

The Registration fee, which covers operating costs, is variable from session to session depending on the various costs. For this session, the fee is $7.00. This fee is in addition to the Matriculation Fee. If fees do not accompany the registration form, you will not be registered. If you register late and the classes are filled, you will receive a refund. Supplies are handled by the instructors.

Class fees are set by the instructor based on cost estimates for handouts and materials and may include travel costs for the instructor. We do not sell handouts-if you would like to obtain a copy of a handout, speak directly to the instructor.

Pre-registration is *required*!! No on-site registration will be allowed. Check out the web site for full details, class lists, and how to register! Select Medieval Village Ithra II from the pull-down menu. Remember, all payment must be received in order to be fully registered--simply clicking on the site doesn't reserve a spot for you! Registration is on a first-paid, first-reserved basis; no registrations will be accepted after Wednesday, Sept. 7th!

There will be a feast on Saturday evening on site--the Leaping Weasle Inn will be hosting the evening's fare for $5 per person. Payment is expected in advance so we can calculate who will be coming. Email the proprietor, Godith of Goosefoot Mead, for further information:

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me:

The Honorable Lady Helene de Navarre
Shittimwoode, GAc, Ac, BC