Classes and Discussions

2015 Class List

Contact the Honorable Lady Reyni-Hrefna (email) if you have any questions.

Silk Banner Workshop
Baroness Epona Brodin
Room 407 10:00 – 2:00
We will be making banners for their majesties gulf wars banner project.

Field Guide to the SCA
Baronowa Alzbeta Michalik
Room 317 11:00 – 12:00
During the first half of this class we will discuss the sumptuary customs of the SCA and Middle Kingdom (what the fancy hats and belts mean). The second half of the class we will go out on “safari”, identifying different examples of the various ranks and learning just what it means to hold those ranks.
Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Optional $2 fee for handout.

The basics of hand sewing: make your own drawstring bag
Lady Muriel Zimmermannin
Room 209 11:00 – 12:00
Come and learn a few basic hand sewing stitches to begin with. You will have an opportunity to make your own drawstring bag to take with you. Everything will be provided to make this bag but if you do have scissors please bring them with you. You will also be given a brief hand out of directions to make the bag and one on the basic stitches. Come learn a new skill.
Everyone Welcome.

Midrealm Exchequer Doomsday Reporting
Banbharun Briana Morgan of the Valley
Room 211 11:00 – 12:00 (Can stay later if needed)
Office hours to help the Exchequers of the Middle Kingdom complete the year end report for the office of the Exchequer. All are welcome.

Warp and Weave on a Warp Weighted Loom
THL Reyni-Hrefna
Room 406
11:00 – 1:00
Come and help me warp a warp-weighted loom, and then do some weaving on it. It is not a full sized loom and it will be the first time it is warped.

Guilds in Period
Lord Brynn Herleifsson
Room 317
12:00 – 1:00
What and how guilds operated, where, who joined them, what all they did.

Aethelflaed – Lady of the Mercians
Lord Oswyn of Badon
Room 317 1:00 – 1:30
A quick look at the life and accomplishments of Athelflaed, daughter of Alfred the Great.

Introduction to the Harp
THL Breddelwyn ap Taliesin
Room 408 1:00 – 2:30
In this class I will introduce the harp through a little history of the harp, demonstrate the beginning techniques of playing a harp, and invite participants to play a harp. If those interested own a harp and do not know how to play it, bring their harps. I will have a couple of extra harps with me.

Bayeux Tapestry Panel by Panel
Lord Oswyn of Badon
Room 317 1:30 – 3:00
Panel by panel, a presentation looking at each and every panel of the Tapestry.

Dance Classes
Mistress Alphia
Room 407 2:00 – 5:00

Midlands MoAS Meet & Greet
THL Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina
Room 406 2:00 – 3:00
Informal meeting for MoAS officers in the Midlands. Let’s meet, connect faces to names, and possibly talk shop.

Sewing Q&A
Lady Muriel Zimmermannin
Room 209 2:00 – 3:00
Finish up your project from the sewing class. Or bring your sewing questions. Or come and ask any questions you have about hand-sewing. Or just come and sew with us!

How to enter A&S
THL Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina
Lounge near A&S display 3:00 – 4:00
Thinking of entering the A&S Faire? Wondering how to write documentation? This is a class for those who are new to the A&S faire circuit. Learn how entries are judged, judging criteria, strategies for writing your documentation, and more.

Introduction to Spinning
Lady Metylda of Ravenslake
Room 209 3:00 – 4:00
Want to learn to spin wool into yarn? We’ll look at the basics of how to spin, most likely with side comments of different sheep breeds, different types of spindles, and any other fiber related topics.
Limit 10
Teens and above
If you wish to take a spindle and fiber, a donation of $15 would be appreciated. If you wish to simply come and learn there is no fee.

The ames lettering guide and it’s uses in calligraphy and illumination: Lines and numbers and dots Oh My!
THL Corasande of Starrhill
Room 317 3:00 – 4:00
How to Use the Ames Lettering guide in calligraphy and illumination

Midlands Regional Seneschal Meet and Greet
THL Roana Aldinoch
Room 408 3:00 – 4:00
This is an opportunity for the Seneschals and Deputy Seneschals to come together to get to know one another face-to-face. Hopefully, this will encourage more cooperation between the group leaders on events, issues, and goals. Nothing deep and serious, just a meet and greet, and possibly a few snacks.
Midlands Seneschals and Deputy Seneschals only

Fighter Support
Lady Johara
Room 217 4:00 – 5:00
Fighter support 101, do’s and dont’s