Carpentry, furniture making, woodcutting, wood carving, and similar pursuits
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-11-08 08:41
"Datamancer", as Hieronymus Isambard "Jake" von Slatt is known online, is enthusiastic about packaging modern technology in historically inspired Victorian-era enclosures, an art form known as "steampunk." This time, the project is an exquisitely-crafted and fully-functional laptop computer.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-07 21:03
On July 1, 2007, a crew of 65 men and women set sail from Denmark to Dublin on a reconstructed Viking warship called the Sea Stallion. The project's goal was to recreate the journey of the Viking raiding parties.
Submitted by aleyn on Fri, 2007-07-06 19:09
Tired of being cold and damp at events? Fed up to the teeth with hours of setting up and outfitting your tent? Ever dream of just hitching up the wagon and just trailing to an event ready to go in warmth and civilized comfort but do not want to get exiled to the RV ghetto? Then maybe a Vardo or covered wagon is the thing for you!
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2007-03-31 12:14
The medieval Torre Abbey in Torquay is undergoing the first phase of a UK£6.5 million refurbishment to turn it into an educational facility and tourist attraction.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-14 11:29
Master Danr Ketilsmiðr of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on progress to construct an authentic Viking Faering using period methods.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-21 21:58
Homeowners in Hengoed in Denbighshire, Wales were surprised to learn that a barn on their 21-acre farm contained a secret: the building was originally a rare, 15th medieval hall.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-27 13:03
It started as an idea and has grown into a legend. Alas, all good things come to an end. That's right, Oertha has a new prince and princess and as the summer wanes, it's time for "Who's Afraid of Beowulf 4!"
This will be the last installment of our saga. The great Hrafnafjordr Axe of Might has long carried the spirit of The Beast Grendel within it and has corrupted the shire's Champion. Now the call goes out to find a new hero, one who can defeat the old champion, now turned wicked, and lay waste to the spirit of Grendel himself, freeing the Shire from evil, once and for all....In addition to the championship tourney there will be contests aplenty to celebrate the Viking spirit in all of us including miniature Viking boat building (extra points for authenticity and if it is able to float and hold a small amount of weight), Viking booty call (fashion show) and a good old fashioned beserker contest. As the evening winds down, come over Byfrost to Valhalla, where we will feast with those who died in honorable combat against the monster that day. Bring your own spirits and a good voice to the Bardic fire. This is the LAST BEOWULF!! Be there or be...uh... square! Lord Gunnar's duties call him elsewhere and he has passed the torch on to other shire folk.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-07-26 10:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-20 14:38
An event of Olympic proportion, do you have what it takes to be a top beer maiden in Valhalla? Is your eye-hand coordination lighting fast for combat spud? Come and find out. This one-day event will test your skills with a motto of "for the fun of it".
Selveirgard - for the fun of it
Camping is available on site for those who wish to come out and do so.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-09 18:08
Teri Centner reports that the Germanic National Museum in Nurnburg, Germany will be opening the doors of its famed medieval collection for the first time in many years.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-28 20:05
Christie's withdrew from auction five wooden beams from Cordoba's Great Mosque after questions arose about who rightfully owned them.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-03-10 16:35
Conservation experts are drawing up plans to preserve medieval works of art at a Yorkshire cathedral and display them to a global audience.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2006-01-05 16:23
Medieval Reproductions offers "carefully researched, historically accurate reproductions of medieval arms, armour, and artwork", in time periods from Roman to Renaissance. Their main focus is armour, but they also create costumes, accessories, tapestries, architectural adornments, and furniture.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-07-30 17:04
Fine hardwood drinking vessels, tankards, steins, horns, and now tableware. Vending to the SCA for over 14 years. Cheers!
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2005-07-13 15:27
This museum is a celebration of fascinating devices that don't work. It houses diverse examples of the perverse genius of inventors who refused to let their thinking be intimidated by the laws of nature, remaining optimistic in the face of repeated failures. Watch and be amazed as we bring to life eccentric and even intricate perpetual motion machines that have remained steadfastly unmoving since their inception.
Submitted by Antonio on Wed, 2005-02-09 13:48
The Rusty Rapier is a purveyor of fine handcrafted medieval games and other sundries for the refined medieval enthusiast. They have games ranging from the classic morris family to the little known, like fanorona and surakarta, and they are adding more all the time.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 14:48
Shrewwood sells uniquely carved items with an eye to the past in horn, antler, wood, leather, amber and bone. Designs are influenced by Celtic and Scandinavian Dark Age artifacts.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 14:43
Fettered Cock Pewters sells pewter items, belts and belt fittings, games, fine jewelry in silver and gold, furniture, household goods, dress accessories and more!
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2005-01-07 13:42
Lady Pegleg's Gifts and Crafts offers period game boards and pieces, wood furniture, and ornamental wood carvings (mostly with a Celtic theme).
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2004-09-01 14:58
They almost all qualify as "science" in the proverbial "Does it break glass?" test of art-versus-science. Hardware store dreams abound as Dame Aoife focuses this week on medieval tools used in the trades and in everyday life.
Submitted by Jehan Yves on Mon, 2004-06-28 23:33
Run by Jehan Yves de Chateau Thiery, and his wife, Teofilia Karaszkiewicza, they produce musuem replica and custom furniture and camp goods.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-06-28 09:15
According to this report in Buxton Today, the common image of Vikings as marauding raiders overlooks their many contributions to the gentler arts and sciences.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2004-01-21 15:37
Newsletter editors take note as Dame Aoife shares her sources for information on medieval woodcuts.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2003-05-02 21:37
Camping season is here! Do you have a comfortable place to sleep? Aoife shares sources for Medieval and Renaissance beds in this week's column.