We will, as always, offer an extensive schedule of classes at this year's Masque of Courtly Love.

Class Descriptions

Brendoken Seneschal's office hours
Giles fitz Alan (
1 Hour

Masque Making Workshop
Maerwynn of Warwick (
An informal hands on workshop for mask making. Mask forms as well as embellishments will be provided. Stop by to chat or to make a mask. Limit of one mask per person until forms run out.
1/2 hour to 1 hour

“Yes Virginia there are period female pirates."
Elizabetta of the Confraternity of St. Eve (Chrystal Lee Mcgregor) (
There have been pirates since the beginning of time.  And since then there have been females amongst the crew and sometimes at the helm.  We will discuss the lives of three such women who influenced their world politically, economically, socially and culturally.
No limit on class size, about 10 copies of the handout available. No fee.
1 Hour

Soap 101: Lady Aelfwyn's Soap-making Basics
Lady Aelfwyn Elswith of the Confraternity of St. Eve (
Yep, it's THAT class. Never put lye to oils? This class is for you.  Examines common misconceptions about soap-making, what you'll need to get started, and how you can develop your own recipes.  This will be a demo class. Class & handouts limited to 32.
2 hours

Beginning Kumihimo
Lady Aelfwyn Elswith of the Confraternity of St. Eve (
Need a portable craft with usable results? Tired of lugging huge looms to events? Try Kumihimo. This Japanese cord making art is easy and fun. This class will get you started making cords for awards, draw strings, favors, in the colors of your arms, your household, your kingdom. You'll get everything you need for a starter project along with instructions for larger projects later on. Handouts can be for as many as attend and are $1.00, kits are currently limited to 5 and are $2.00
1 Hour

Weaving & Spinning
Rowan Spiritwalker (
Rowan Spiritwalker teaches an open, informal class and discussion on handspinning and weaving, touching on the various stages of preparation, production and finishing. Topics include (but are not limited to) the various fibers available during the period of 900 to 1600 A.D., protein (animal) fibers versus cellulose (plant) fibers, and silk; preparation (washing, combing, retting, etc), spinning on a wheel, plying, and weaving on an upright MasterWeaver II loom. Questions and other topics within the scope of the class are welcomed, gladly answered and discussed.
Four one hour segments

Ryuzoji-dono Kenshin (
This class will look briefly at the history of Haiku, as well as some of the notable poets. Most of the class will be directed toward writing haiku using various techniques, with the goal of capturing a moment of time in 17 syllables.
1 Hour

Recruiting for your SCA group
Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy (
Topics include: Identifying target populations, running effective demos, networking/public relations in your community, retaining new members, and encouraging past members to play with your group again.
2 Hours

Basic Calligraphy
Baroness Milesent (
An overview of the history of calligraphy and introduction to various pens and inks; calligraphy is one art that is cheaper when you are authentic! We will examine the basic strokes needed to master most letter forms. Auditors are welcome; may be dull for children unless they are particularly advanced, no un-attended minors please.
1 Hour

M.O.A.S. Meet & Greet
Cliodhna of Scone (
1/2 Hour

Kingdom Scribe's office hours
1-1/2 Hours