Classes

Classes will be scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday (7 to 8 tracks) and from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday (4 tracks).All classes must be approved through the Class Coordintor, Master Mordak , and approved teachers will receive a discount on site cost.

Class listings and scheduling are subject to changes and additions. (Updated 2004-09-22)

Novice-Track Classes
Saturday
9:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Beginner's Sprang: Not Just for Vikings!
Bantiarna Medb ingen Dungaile

Sprang is a fabric making process that has been in use since at least 1500-1100 BCE. This hands-on class will cover the basic steps to start and complete a small piece of sprang. (Class limit 10, auditing is welcomed.)

Saturday
9:00 a.m.
1 hr
An Introduction to Silk and Your Persona
Lord Vladyslav de Jaffa, APF, Esq.
Saturday
11:15 a.m.
1 hr
Commercial Pattern Alteration
Lady Elisee du Lyonnais, CT (Calontir), APF (Midrealm)

An introduction to the "Pivot and Slide" method of pattern fitting for those gentles not a perfect size 6. This knowledge applies to both historic and mundane commercial patterns.

Saturday
2:45 p.m.
1 hr
Sewing Machine TLC
Lady Elisee du Lyonnais, CT (Calontir), APF (Midrealm)

An introduction to basic sewing machine maintenance and repair; sewing Machine TLC refers to not only tender loving care for your machine, but Tension, Lubrication and Cleaning.

Sunday
9:30 a.m.
2 hrs
Garment Finishing: How to Know When It's Done
Juliana Peri da Novellara, OL

This is a class on scheduling projects as well as how to recognize finishing techniques.

Sunday
12:00 p.m.
2 hrs
A Medieval Myth Buster Meeting
Juliana Peri da Novellara, OL

What do we know, and what don't we know, about the periods of history that we are recreating? This is a discussion on how we are researching our clothing, or "What do you mean, 'period mind set'?"

Sunday
2:00 p.m.
1 hr
How to Buy a Sewing Machine
Mistress LLyrydwyl Merewenna

She has had experience selling new machines and collecting old machines, as well as using both, and exploiting the many stitches available these days. She plans to include sergers, commercial machines, and embroidery machines in her lecture as well.

Expert-Track Classes
Saturday
9:00 a.m.
1 hr
Not So Commonplace: The Printed Book as Inspiration for Needlework
THL Johnnae llyn Lewis

Identification and location of copies of period texts, interpretation of decorative references in text and incorporation of those images into modern recreations, utilizing EEBO.

Saturday
9:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Regional Differences in German Late Period Female Clothing
Dame Elisabeth Johhanna von der Flosenburg, OL

Regional differences in female clothing as reflected in portraiture by Durer, Holbien and Cranach focusing on areas in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Saturday
9:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Advanced Sewing Techniques: How To Make It Look Like That
Lady Hrosvitha von Celle

An examination of period portraits, with discussion and hands on sewing to achieve desired results utilizing modern tools along side period techniques.

Saturday
11:15 a.m.
2 hrs
Finishing Your 14th Century Look: Embellishments and Accessories for Mid-1300s Clothing
Baroness Artemesia Grimaldi

The presentation will cover various ways to add the finishing touches to mid-14th Century clothing. Clothing construction will not be discussed.

Saturday
11:15 a.m.
1 hr
Presenting Costume Research: Articles and Conferences
Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, OL

Tips and advice on writing costume specific articles for publication and/or presentation in various venues, including the SCA from the local to Society level, and in professional, academic and historical conferences, such as the International Conference on Medieval Studies, in different media, including websites, magazines and journals. Handouts available.

Saturday
1:45 p.m.
2 hrs
Elizabethan Corseting II: The Workshop
Dame Drea di Pelligrini, OL

Drafting a custom corset pattern, adjunct class to Elizabethan Corseting lecture. 15 person class size limit, $3 for materials.

Sunday
10:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Elizabethan Corseting II: The Workshop
Dame Drea di Pelligrini, OL

(Repeated — See Saturday 1:45 p.m.)

Western European Costuming
Saturday
9:00 a.m.
1 hr
Toward a Unified Theory of Hats: 15th century Vertical Headdresses
Lady Lyonnete Vibert

A survey of the development and styles of northern European headdresses from the late 14th century to the 15th century, with discussion about construction, techniques and historical recreations of vertical late gothic styles.

Saturday
9:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Tudor Fashions From the Reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547)
Dame Tangwystl, OL

Ladies fashions, including discussion of appropriate period fabric patterns and colors for men and women, with an emphasis on clothing patterns and cautionary construction tips. Slides, recreated garments and overheads will be used.

Saturday
10:15 a.m.
1 hr
Not Just A T-Tunic — Early Period
Maegstre Audrey Aedelicia

For the early period persona, you may think you have a simple choice of garb, the T-tunic, but there is much more. This class explores the various other options available to early period Western European personas.

Saturday
10:15 a.m.
2 hrs
Elizabethan Corseting I
Dame Drea di Pelligrini, OL

History of the 16th century corset, including construction, materials and a step by step demonstration of basic corset construction.

Saturday
12:30 p.m.
2 hrs
How To Make A German A La Cranach Gown
Dame Elisabeth Johhanna von der Flosenburg, OL

Survey of Cranach portraiture as it pertains to creating a period German renaissance gown, with analysis and construction techniques utilized in period.

Saturday
12:30 p.m.
2 hrs
Burgundian Costume: A Survey of Northern European Courtly Dress in the Latter 15th Century
Lady Lyonnete Vibert

Construction techniques and theories, with an extensive handout. Discussion about period fabrics, colors, garment styles and regional dress, both men's and women's garments.

Saturday
1:30 p.m.
1 hr
Costumes of al-Andulus: the Umayyad Caliphate
Lady Violante de Sant Sebastian

Literary and pictorial sources from 929 to 1031 AD, with a special emphasis on how the influences from Christian Spain and the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad helped shape the costume of this period in Spain.

Saturday
2:45 p.m.
2 hrs
Florentine Bodice Construction
THL Alaina Blackram

Survey and construction techniques needed to accurately recreate a bodice typical of Renaissance Florence.

Saturday
2:45 p.m.
2 hrs
16th Century Irish and Scottish Costuming
Kass McGann

Based upon extant garments at the National Museum of Ireland (Dublin) and the Ulster Museum (Belfast), this Tudor period discussion features replicas of many famous outfits and accessories on display for examination, including the Shinerone gown, men's and womens leintes, the Kilcommon and the Dungiven outfits. $1 for handouts.

Sunday
12:45 p.m.
1 hr
Albrecht Durer's Lady: Reconstructing 1495 Venetian Women's Dress
Asa Gormsdottir

Research and comments on pattern drafting, fabric choice and accessories for Durer's Venetian lady. Pure silk handsewn dresses and handmade cork and velvet chopines will be on display.

Specialty Costuming
Saturday
11:30 a.m.
1 hr
Children's Costuming: A Practical Guide for the Harried Parent
Dame Odette d'Amboise, OL

An overview of child-appropriate clothing for the harried parent with little extra time but a desire to clothe their child or children in practical, rugged medieval clothing.

Saturday
4:00 p.m.
1 hr
Clothing the Handicapped
Co-moderators: Baroness Margarite Isabeau du Battlehelm and THL Johnnae llyn Lewis

A roundtable discussion on the challenges and workable solutions to medieval costuming for the aging segment of SCA membership.

Eastern Costuming
Saturday
11:15 a.m.
2 hrs
16th Century Polish Costuming
Kass McGann

An overview of Polish and related Slavic clothing from the 16th and early 17th Centuries, based upon period art and extant examples. Items to be discussed include coats, gowns, cloaks, hats and a myriad of accessories. $1 for handouts.

Saturday
1:30 p.m.
1 hr
Survey of Chinese and Central Asian Clothing
Mistress Gwyneth Banfhidhleir, OL

This class discusses sources of Chinese and Central asian clothing through the 9th through the 14th century (T'ang-Yuan dynasties). Books from several museum exhibitions will be available, as well as patterns.

Saturday
2:45 p.m.
2 hrs
Shibori: Japanese Resist Dying
Lady Hrosvitha von Celle

An overview of Shibori techniques with examples. Students will have the opportunity to try the techniques discussed on a silk scarf to take home. Class limit 20.

Sunday
10:00 a.m.
1 hr
Basic Persian Costuming
Lady Zillah bint Uways al Qahir

The basics of Persian costuming for men and women with an emphasis on late period styles and sources.

Sunday
2:00 p.m.
1 hr
Beginning Chinese Garb for Women
Lady Zillah bint Uways al Qahir

Teaches the basics of Chinese garb for women.

Accessories Track
Saturday
10:15 a.m.
1.5 hrs
An Overview of a Pomander (not the fruit & clove version)
Lady Harley

With a main focus on the making of a pomander using the combination of recipes from 1606, 1611, & 1649. We will be creating a pomander which will be divided. Class limit of 10 for handouts $4 (5 or more of which may take home small pomander for an extra $2). The more the merrier.

Saturday
12:00 p.m.
2 hrs
Period Netting: The Construction of an Historically Accurate Hairnet
THL Emmelyne de Marksbury

Construction techniques, period materials and designs will be discussed utilizing photos of extant medieval artifacts in conjunction with recreated examples.

Saturday
12:30 p.m.
1 hr
Jewelry Interpretation in the 15th and 16th Centuries
Baroness Rosamund Beauvisage, OL, OP

An informative discussion about the role of jewelry in determining wealth, class status and personal beliefs of the wearer in medieval and renaissance life.

Saturday
12:45 p.m.
2 hrs
Introduction to Elizabethan Bobbin Lace
Lady Katerine vander Brugghe

Learn basic techniques of plaits and joins which are the basis of Elizabethan bobbin lace, with discussion of period resources and uses. Class limit: 8. $5.00 material fee, includes in class equipment use.

Saturday
2:15 p.m.
2 hrs
Making Hinged Wooden Pattens
Baron Conal O'hAirt

This class will look quickly at the three types of pattens worn during the 12th to 15th centuries in Europe. Then we will turn our attention to hinged wooden pattens If you bring a pair of turn shoes (or similar types of shoes) you can leave the class with a pattern to make your own pattens with a few simple-to-use tools. We will walk though the process of making a pair of pattens, doing some of the work on-site where possible. 10 person limit (auditing class is possible) no class fee.

Saturday
3:00 p.m.
2 hrs
Silk Is Your Friend: Introductory Finger Loop Braiding and Double Faced Tablet Weaving
Meagstre Branwen Scholastica, branwenscholastica@yahoo.com

Finger loop braiding to make the most common two-color pattern. Tablet weaving to warp an easy fourteenth century pattern. Class participation mandatory. Class limit: 12. No fee; handout and silk provided. Tablet weavers need to bring a loom and 23 or 29 tablets.

Saturday
4:00 p.m.
1 hr
Popular Hats of 16th Century Noblewomen in England
THL Sarafina Sinclair

This course explores the evolution of 16th century hat styles for English noblewomen in the Tudor Period. No construction techniques will be described. $4 for color handout.

Sunday
11:00 a.m.
2 hrs
Beginning Blackwork
Mistress LLyrydwyl Merewenna

Using a hands-on approach with patterns in color that make will help make learning easier. (fees for materials)

Sunday
11:30 a.m.
1 hr
Northern Italian Renaissance Female Headdresses and Hairstyles Between 1460 and 1510
Lady Lucrezia del Belcoure

This class examines portraiture and sculpture from the late quattrocentro of appropriate hairstyles and headdresses to complement Italian Renaissance dress styles.

Sunday
1:00 p.m.
1 hr
Beginning Knitting in the Round
Mistress Rose Otter

The period way to knit utilizing double pointed needles to make items such as hats, gloves and socks. Class limit 5.

Sunday
2:00 p.m.
1 hr
Fillets, Wimples, Barbettes, and Veils — 13th and 14th century women's headwear
Mistress Arwenna of Kelsey, OP

This course includes a look at some of the variations of headcoverings worn with cotehardies and surcoats with a focus on fabric fillets. Two methods of stiffening fabric fillets will be shown (without resorting to plastic!). Types of materials, both period and modern equivalents, will be discussed, and patterns will be available to copy.

(Time TBD)
1 hr
Late 15th Century Venitian Cork Chopines
Asa Gormsdottir

"Chopine" or chapiney is a European term for a range of heeled shoes variously called zoccoli, pianelli and calcagnetti. This class teaches about the chopines and how they were made.