Merchants

Merchants offering goods and services of likely interest to SCAtoday.net readers

Historic Workshop LLC

The Historic Workshop is small group of people dedicated to using authentic historical methods to create high quality arts, crafts, and supplies, for collectors and re-enactors for a variety of time periods. While they specialize in Medieval and Middle Ages crafts, they have many items that are also appropriate for later time periods and re-enactment groups such as Civil War and Muzzleloading. They offer furniture, ironwork, blown glass, jewelry & leather mounts, juggling supplies, hand-bound books, and various craft, knitting, and sewing supplies.

Raj Tents

Based in India, Raj Tents manufactures elaborately-decorated pergolas, pavilions, tents, and other shelters in sizes up to 34x40 feet (10.3x12.2 meters). They offer rectangular and octagonal shelters of canvas, as well as cloth liners that can be used to dress up modern vinyl tents. The company also offers a selection of furnishings, accessories, and lighting fixtures in an Indian or Middle Eastern style.

Rozani Designs

Rozani Designs provides period styles with an original flair. Specialties include Renaissance garb for Lords and Ladies, Smalls and Pleasant Peasants. From Pirate and Wench Wear to clasps and pattern guides, there are goods for the newbie SCAer or advanced seamstress. Choose from masquerade accessories and plumes for designing your own creations. And for dragon and jester enthusiasts, there are staves and more.

Class Act Fabrics (a.k.a. Dragon's Magic)

Class Act Fabrics, also known as Dragon’s Magic at the Pennsic War, provides high quality modern couture fabrics, which are selected for period-appropriate use in medieval and renaissance costuming.

Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop has been selling used and rare books since 1985 and are members of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association. They specialize in books on Medieval and Renaissance History, British Isles, Costuming and Textiles, Illumination, Art, and Architecture.

A Market Day A Birka

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The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to the XVIII annual Market Day at Birka. It will be held this year on January 26-27, 2007 at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.

With last year's great success on Friday night, we will again open the Gates that evening from 7 – 10pm for check in. There will be shopping and a Pre-Revel then in addition to our usual Saturday schedule of events. Merchants, in the Exposition Center side, are offered the opportunity to open for business. Merchants, Friday is not required. Detailed information for merchants regarding this will be available on the web site (). Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester, New Hampshire)

Building a cardboard castle

Mr. McGroovy's website has plans to build a large, cardboard castle from refrigerator boxes. It's guaranteed to brighten the day of any SCAdian child!

Midrealm armorer prides himself on period look and feel

Several years ago Midrealm subject and machinist Ben Scheiner learned he would need armor to take part in SCA fighting in the Barony of the Fenix. Now he has parlayed the hobby and his flair of metalworking into a fulltime job as an armorer. The Cincinnati Enquirer has the story.

Farthingales LA

Farthingales LA corset shop sells quality corset making supplies, quality ready-made corsets and offers the opportunity to purchase custom-made corsets. Quality corset supplies are an important investment for any corset maker or costumer. Why invest the time required to build a garment, if you're not using the quality products that will make that garment survive time and wear? If you value your work, use products that will make your techniques and your workmanship stand out from others.

Merchanting at Canterbury Faire

Lord Bartholomew has posted information regarding merchanting at the upcoming Canterbury Faire in the Barony of Southron Gaard (New Zealand). The Faire takes place February 1-6, 2007.

MacGregor Historic Games

MacGregor Historic Games offers a variety of board, dice and card games from the past. They have added a discounted, downloadable version of the complete collection of rules they have compiled for the historic games that they sell. Each one includes a little history of the game as well.

Deadline Approaches for Estrella Gatebook

The deadline to submit articles for publication in the Estrella XXIII Gatebook is rapidly approaching. All material must be received by November 26, 2006.

Medieval Marketplace

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Oyez, Oyez! Unto the Populace of the Kingdom of Caid does the Shire of Heatherwyne send greetings!!! We beg your indulgence to allow us to remind you that there are only 54 shopping days left until Yule and only 15 more days until Medieval Marketplace this Kingdom's newest excuse to SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP and FIGHT 'TIL YOU FLOP..brought to you by your very own local group of fighting and shopping enablers, the Shire of Heatherwyne. This year Medieval Marketplace will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2007 at beautiful Kun's Park in La Verne. Location:
Shire of Heatherwyne (La Verne, California)

"Yellow pages" directory for Drachenwalders

Freiherr Agilmar von Sevelingen and Herrin Anna von Silvenhain have started a small, non-official wiki - a "Yellow pages" directory for Drachenwalders.

Pennsic DVD to be Available Soon

Thomas M Gofton of Lynnvander Productions has announced that the comprehensive DVD that was filmed at Pennsic XXXV will soon be available.

Craftsman's Carnival Badges to be Featured in Playboy

Eleanor Cadfan of Fettered Cock Pewters has announced that some "slightly naughty" Carnival Badges created by her will be featured in a short article in the January 2007 issue of Playboy Magazine.

MacFarlane Swords and Accessories, LLC

MacFarlane Swords and Accessories, LLC, is a low-price provider of swords, knives, axes, helms, pouches, and accessories. They invite inquiries about items not listed in their catalog and are willing to try to find hard-to-locate specialty items.

MacFarlane Swords and Accessories also creates custom leather items upon request, with each item being individually priced according to difficulty

Renaissance Store Offers Articles Archive

The Renaissance Store (AKA Chivalry Sports) has created an archive page of articles from past electronic newsletters covering such topics as games, recipes, courtly love, children, and the renaissance community's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stonekeep Armory Suffers Setback

Michael Spiers, the proprietor and chief armorer of Stonekeeper Amory, has undergone emergency spine surgery, and his assistant has announced that current orders will be delayed.

Holiday Faire

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The wars are over for the year. It has been a profitable year for all. The fighters are returning home after hard fought battles and they return with bounty. Now is the time to celebrate with festivities. Come one, come all to the Barony of Stierbach Holiday Faire where shopping is the main activity of the day. There will be merchants aplenty. Great time to stock up for Twelfth Night presents.

Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Manassas, Virginia)

Dragon Fire Design

Dragon Fire Design is a small craftshold specializing in custom silver and gemstone jewelry, goblets, tiaras, enamels, hand carved wooden staves, and fantasy art. They have a catalog with some ready-made items, but their specialty is custom artistic designs created for the individual purchaser.

Rabbit's Foot Meadery

Rabbit's Foot Meadery produces fine hand-crafted mead, honey wine, cyser and braggots. Their recipes and methods have been perfected over a period of more than fourteen years and combine the latest in fermentation technology with historical recipes to create unique meads in a style that is like no other. All of their mead, ciders and braggots are produced using the finest honey available without the addition of preservatives or other additives and contain no added sulfites.

Barony Wars & Bazaar

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Long have The Barony of the Endless Hills and the Barony of Delftwood been peaceful allies, with minor offenses in protocol overlooked, and friendship blooming.  No hint of unease, no glimmer of unhappiness in their relationship...Until now.  Recently there have been rumors of growing hostility, tensions are beginning to run high.  All is not lost, These two mighty Baronies have agreed to meet in Neutral Ground, within the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle's Borders on the weekend of June 9th to the 11th (Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number listed), Windsor, NY).  Rest assured that peaceful negotiations will prevail, and that the rumors of martial recruitment are false. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Windsor, New York)

Pennsic Merchant Rebuilds After Fire

Your Innner Vagabond, the Pennsic merchant which recently suffered a devastating fire, will be selling online gift certificates to be redeemed at Pennsic in order to raise money to rebuild their business.

Scottish Silver Archives

The Compendium of Scottish Silver, an extensive resource for metalsmiths and others interested in Scottish silversmithing, is available online in a fully-searchable format, free of charge from Cornell University's DSpace project. Written by Rodney and Janice Dietert, the 551-page book is also available as a print-on-demand download for a fee.

Athena's Grove

Athena's Grove, Inc., provides gorgeous trims that will make your garb dazzling. They have Celtic, European and Middle Eastern styles and many other beautiful designs. They also carry many Pagan and new age items including Amy Brown pendants and earrings and tarot decks. Mention that you saw them listed on SCAtoday.net, and they offer a discount.

Photos of Inner Vagabond---pre and post fire

The owners of the Inner Vagabond, destroyed by fire a few days ago, have posted pictures of their building before and after the catastrophe that struck this Pennsic food merchant.

Inner Vagabond destroyed by fire.

From a report from the Owners, AJ & Andrew, it appears that the Inner Vagabond, a migratory middle-eastern styled coffee house, jewelry and household goods shop, was destroyed by fire on Mother's Day. There was no loss of life, only personal goods.

A Grand Thing

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The Barony of Stromgard and the Village of Bjorgvin would like the invite you all to A Grand Thing. This will be a period event, focusing on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking Era, with fighting, contests, games, and a grand feast! There will be a multi-weapons tournament, A Viking raiders tournament of ships, and a monastery raid where you get to keep all the booty you can escape with.

Location:
Barony of Stromgard (Stevenson, Washington)

Athena's Grove Inc.

Athena’s Grove provides the historical re-enactment community with gorgeous trims that make your clothing really stand out and get noticed. Also to be found are many high-quality sterling silver jewelry items, tarot decks and other ritual items and relaxation CDs.