Class Descriptions

Once you have chosen your classes, please see the Class Schedule for times.

A&S Minister Round Table

 

Facilitator- Emelote

1 hr

 

“Period Cooking at Camp: Hacks and Hints”
This roundtable is to discuss how to enable more period cooking at camp, to help things feel more medieval. Ideas for cooking methods, how to set up a more medieval cooking area, or disguise a mundane one, and of course ideas for different foods, preparations, and recipes to have a more period experience without breaking the bank and still keeping the family happy. Perfect for beginners, but experienced perspectives and help welcome.

Facilitator – Frowe Dorothea af Holm

1 hr

 

Royal Ealdormere Guild of Vexillology Moot

Open to anyone interested in Banners, Flags and Standards.

Meet and Greet for the Vexillology guild.  Come and join in a general discussion of all things Flag related and chat with members of the guild about what we do and our future goals and ideas.

Facilitator- Baron Percival

2 hr

 

Beginners Banners

Never done it before?  Want to make a banner for SCA use?  Come and chat with members of the Royal Ealdormere Guild of Vexillology and discuss ideas, talk about what makes a good banner or flag, and what techniques may be best suited to your Persona, Culture, Period and most importantly, skill level.

Facilitator- Baron Percival

2 hr

 

Period Fibre Animals

Discussion about the breeds and variety of fibre animals

Facilitator – Aibhilin fra Skye

1 hr

 

SCA Armour

A discussion on SCA armour, from rapier, cut and thrust, and heavy.  Let’s talk making it, safety, styles and materials!

Facilitator- Nicola Canis

1 hr

 

Natural Dye Round Table

Do you like pretty colours?  Do you like making other things turn pretty colours with the help of plants (and other things)?   Come chat dye with us at the Natural Dye Round table.  All Welcome!

Facilitator – Baroness Lucia de Moranza

1 hr

 

Rapier/Fencing Round Table

Do you miss stabbing your friends? Have you ever wanted to stab your friends but aren’t sure if stabbing is for you? Come join us for a chat about all* things fencing! Your favourite tournament styles, best death tales, questions about protection, how to get started, or just see the friends you haven’t stabbed in too long.

*Note: We can talk about spears in fencing too, but there will also be a round table specifically for that.”

Facilitator- Mistress Eyrny Omarsdottir

1hr

 

Spinning Round Table

All the fibre, all the spindles, all the wheels, tools and techniques.  Discuss spinning with other spinners.

Faciltator –

1 hr – Lady Dwynwen Caerdydd

 

Beekeeping

Discuss beekeeping both how it is done,  how it was done,  and the details.

Facilitator – Joffr Rödson

1 hr

 

Fabric Printing

Discussion group on the topic of Fabric printing.   Beginners to those with a lot of experience are welcome to share their knowledge, successes and questions.

Facilitator – Baroness Matilda of Swynford

1 hr

 

New Hand Sewers

Bring a hand sewing project to show off and brag about with your fellow beginner sewers. Or just come by to talk hand sewing. Or make it a secret cat club meeting. I’m flexible. That said if some more experienced sewers want to show up and provide some advice and support it would be welcome as well.

Facilitator – Herr Matthäus Lindenhayn von Schaffhausen

1 hr

 

Glass Bead Round Table

Come and chat all things molten glass. Everything from Hot Head Torches to Norse bead Kilns. Bring your failures and successes and let’s all share what we have been doing.

 Facilitator- Rufus Of Stamford OL

1 hr

 

Tablet Weaving Round Table

Whether you are just starting out or have been tablet weaving for years, bring your questions, bring your ideas, come and show off what you have been doing.

Facilitator -Yvette Sinclair

1 hr

 

Tool talk round table

For many of our crafts we find ourselves needing to make or modify the tools for the work we want to create. The right tool can make the work a joy to complete, where the wrong one can lead to protracted frustrations.   Come and join us in this round table to learn and share about your favorite tools or bring us your tool troubles, so that we can work together to find a better solution for your craft.

Facilitator- Orla

1hr

 

Vitreous enamels

A round table about the fun and challenges in binding ground glass to metal using live fire or kilns. Most folks who have done glass work or metal work will have the skills to explore this topic, but it can even be accessible with a modest amount of household tools.  If you own or have access to a plumbers torch you are 90% of the way to being able to experiment in this medium.

Facilitator – Orla

1 hr

 

Growing colour

Join into the bright and colourful discussions of encouraging and containing the exuberance of growing dye plants.  Share your successes and let us work together to find ways to get you growing a more diverse crop of colours.  Bring your favorite samples and help brighten the table with your home grown colours.

Facilitator – Orla

1 hr

 

Metal stamp and punch making

Making tools taken down to the smallest scale, we will be talking about how to work to create and modify the tools required for moniers punches and how to build designs from repeating shapes and patterns.  We will talk about tempering and shaping.   Bring a picture of your favorite stamp or bring the ones that are giving you trouble.  Techniques discussed will find application in leather working, chasing and repouse, and even in working horn, bone and clay.

Facilitator- Orla

1hr

 

Medieval Woodworking Round Table

If you’re interested in the look of period style furniture and accessories, we can talk about how to accomplish this with modern tools and materials.  Interested in period techniques , or tools, trades & skills?  We can talk about that too.   If you have designs or plans, or sources to share, bring them.   If you desired advice or information, please ask.

Facilitator- Iohn Spooner

1hr

 

Thrift Store Shopping for the SCA

Facilitator – Baroness Matilda of Swynford

1 hr

 

Blacksmithing Round Table

Penda and Sibylla would like to host a virtual round table about Blacksmithing. The meeting will be presented from our Blacksmith shop, where we can discuss different forge types, tools and techniques. We would be happy to demo some live work if folks are interested in watching that. Please email Penda @ mark.pasley@gmail.com if there is something you would like to talk specifically about.

Baron and Baroness,  Penda and Sibylla

1 hr

 

Spears for Fencing Round Table

Are spears the ultimate social-distancing weapon?

How can I stab someone before they get within 2 meters of me?

Ealdormere has an experiment running to allow using rubber-tipped spears on the fencing field.    Let’s talk about them

Facilitator – Sir Edward the Red

1 hr

 

Armoured Combat Round Table
Fighters normally spend lots of time talking about fighting…
before, after, and sometimes even during a fight.
Lately we haven’t had enough opportunity to do that.
Bring your questions, share stories and tips.

Facilitator- Sir Edward the Red

1 hr

 

Story Craft: Making Magic from the Mundane

While tellers of any experience are welcome, this discussion is designed to encourage curious Gentles by sharing some of the basic skills needed to craft a story that is fit to share with their circles.

Facilitator – Lord Seamus

1 hr

 

Naalbinding

Discuss all things naalbinding

Facilitator – Sir Edward the Red

1 hr

 

 

Ealdormere Eats One Year On

We will discuss the things we learned over year 1 of the plague about hosting a weekly focused topic over Zoom.

Facilitator – Baroness Lucia de Enzinas, OL

1 hr

 

Weaving
Let’s discuss weaving on looms such as floor, table or warp weighted looms.    We can talk about successes, problems, weaving with different fibres, current or past projects.   Questions, getting input on a new project,  a draft giving you trouble, or even just to show off a project you are proud of, or really didn’t work as expected, are all welcome topics.

Facilitators-  Baronesses Lucia de Moranza and Aihibilin fra Skye, OL

1 hr

 

Basketry
An informal session to ask questions and discuss styles, techniques, materials, successes and failures, past and present. Want to know where to start making baskets, where to find supplies, about different period styles of baskets?   Do you have sources for supplies, historical references etc?   This is a good place to share.
 

Facilitators-  Jhone OL, and Emma Danskona OL

1 hr

What is Authentic Viking to you?

A discussion on looking OK vs authentic

Facilitator –  Lyða

1 hr

 

 

Mythical Creatures

 For Kids and the Young at Heart –  All ages.

This round table will be led as “show and tell”.  Each participant that wants to, should come prepared with pictures or stories to share ( commenters and silent watchers and welcome too) – we may do some drawing and colouring too– it is a good way to stay focused while you are waiting for your turn and also good to show what you are talking about when words fail you.  Y

ounger participants will be given priority to share, but everyone is welcome.

Facilitators- Emma and Martin

1 hr

 

 

Weave Something for Us!
All ages – Kids and the young at heart.
Gather a collection of long things from around your house that you are allowed to use.  Grab a parent if you need one.   We will work on weaving something and we will talk about weaving, and where it was used, from clothing to baskets to house walls.
Possible tools:  scissors, large blunt needles, sometimes something sticky like tape or playdough can help hold things together.
You can also use/show off a loom if you have one.
Possible materials: sticks, string, yarnd, cardboard, straws, long grass, old cloth, paper (coloured paper could be fun).  Be Creative!   Younger participants will be given priority to share, but everyone is welcome.

Facilitators- Emma and Jhone

1 hr

 

Embroidery/Surface Decoration

Do you like to make things pretty with thread?  Come discuss period decorative stitching techniques.  Topics include:-early period vs: late period
– what is the purpose: strength/repair vs decoration-materials then and now… And wherever the round table takes us

Facilitator-  Amylye

1 hr

 

Stocking Knitting

Whether you’re an old pro at knitting stockings are just an interested beginner, join us in discussing our favourite methods, patterns and techniques.  Bring your favourite pattern to share while we discuss:-favourite heel and toe shaping, and WHY-favourite materials to work with-shaping on the back, sides or all over?-single colour or colourwork?-guage and needle size?-never mind about period authenticity: knitting method, toe up, knitting machines*While this class is open to beginner knitters, it is recommended that participants be

familiar with basic sock knitting, as this round table is a discussion rather than an instruction

Facilitator- Amylye

1 hr

The Scribal Environment
We will be discussing studio set up- with focus on the scribal studio- front simple/low-cost to elaborate.  Let’s share tricks and inspiration to bring out your best and favourite work

Facilitator- Adnar

1 hr

The Honest Scribe
Discussing mistakes and how to hide them from Titivillus, Patron Demon of Calligraphers.  Be brave and talk about your favourite nightmare!

Facilitator- Adnar

1 hr

 
How to Craft with Bone
Bone has long been used for decoration and tools.  In this round table we can discuss teh best way to create those decorations and tools, and how to use bone as a substitute for other materials like Ivory.  We will also discuss how to treat your bones to be able to use them, and safety concerns regarding
How to Craft with Bone ‘ Bone has long been used for decoration and tools. In this round table we can discuss the best way to create those decorations and tools, and how to use bone as a substitute for other materials like Ivory. We will also discuss how to treat your bones to be able to use them, and safety concerns regarding working with bone.

Facilitator- Cesare Ambrigino di Salvazzi

1 hr

Kumihimo Round Table
Join a discussion on Kumihimo.  Share your successes, failures and latest projects.  Let’s work together to find ways of expanding and moving our skills and knowledge forward.

Faciltator-  Meijin Gwendyon Casgudcath

1 hr

Gardening
Gardening and growing things is full of successes, failures, questions and many solutions.   Let’s talk about our gardens, things we’d like to grow, what different methods were used to grow then and now and more.

Faciltator- Tadc mac Briain

1 hr

SCA New Comers / New to the SCA
Ask questions, share experiences, find resources, groups and activities.

Facilitator – Sciath

1 hr

Moneyers Guild Gathering
Come join the Moneyer’s Guild of Ealdormere as we have our annual general meeting! New moneyers and those simply interested in what we do are welcome to attend. Topics of discussion to include the guild projects, techniques, and guild officer elections.

Facilitator- Sciath

1 hr

 

Medieval Games
A discussion on the games people played – board games, dice games, kids games, ‘sports’, and so on. I have a few types of board games to show off and demonstrate if people want, but anyone can bring a game if they like. We can also talk about various dice games, and physical games like the popularity of tennis and the kinds of pick-up games children might play. Bring your knowledge and your questions!

Faciltator- Frowe Dorothea af Holm

1 hr

 

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