Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates for Stefan's Florilegium for September 2007.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

Here is a copy of my monthly Florilegium article for September.

If you have written some good documentation for an A&S project or a paper for an A&S contest or if you have created a handout for a class, please consider sending them to me for possible inclusion in the Florlegium. If A&S documentation or a class handout can stand alone without the actual project or the class, then it may make a good addition to the Florilegium. My standard policy is that the copyright remains with the author and will take updates at any time. This means, for instance, that you can always replace your documentation with a more polished article later. In the meantime, folks can still be learning from the work you have done.

I have recently added several good handouts that I got at Pennsic classes I attended, after getting permission from the teachers to do so. Since I could only attend a fraction of the classes which were available there, I'm sure there are plenty of other useful, interesting handouts I haven't seen. If you taught a class at Pennsic and provided a handout for your class, I'd like to consider adding your handout as well.

I am still looking for employment as an Electronics Engineer. If you have found the Florilegium useful and think my work on it shows characteristics which you think an employer might also be interested in, please consider linking to me in Linked-In ( and then providing a recommendation. My profile there is at: http://



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past sixteen 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 is on the web and may be accessed by clicking on "original article" below.

I am always interested in new articles. 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.

I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials, editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more details.

THLord Stefan li Rous
stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the ACCESSORIES section:

  • hnd-fan-hist-art - "A Brief History of the Hand Fan" by Lady Drueta de la Rosa.

In the COMBAT secton:

  • Scabbard-Mkng-art - "How to make a Seax Scabbard with a Metal Edge Binding" by Ana Deissler.

In the FOOD-BOOKS section:

  • food-hist-lnks - Links to info on medieval food and cooking by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the FOOD-FRUITS section:

  • Watermelons-art - "Regarding Watermelons" by THL Johnnae llyn Lewis.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

  • Dresng-t-Dish-art - “Beyond the Soeltie: Garnished, Fringed, Dressed and Flourished” by Maestra Serena da Riva.
    (This is an update to this file, rather than being a new file but it has had a substantial amount of new material added)

In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:

  • Iambic-Pent-art - "That Thing Shakespeare Wrote In or iambic pentameter" by Ingeborg Axebreaker.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • forestry-msg - Medieval forestry.
  • fst-entertain-msg - Entertainment at period and SCA feasts.
  • high-table-msg - Setting up and serving the High Table.
  • ice-chests-msg - Using ice chests at SCA events. Disguises.
  • languages-msg - Sources for learning Anglo-Saxon, Latin.
  • Norse-crafts-bib - Bibliographies on Norse crafts.
  • rose-syrup-msg - Making rose syrup. It's uses. Sources.


Copyright 2007, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.


THLord Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris
Austin, Texas

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