A and S — Woven Bracelets — Sunday, September 23rd

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This week we will make seven-strand woven bracelets out of red and white string that can be donated to Her soon-to-be-Majesty Anna Leigh for the children of the Kingdom.

I will have all the materials needed, but if you have your own red and white yarn, bring it along if you want.

Date: Sunday, September 23rd
Time: 1 PM.
Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php

NOTE: Even though the parking lot is full of huge white trailers, there is still quite a lot of space to park. There is also a parking lot up Washington Blvd where the cyclists park, and a path down to our site.

Standard disclaimers here:

We are accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and are a pet-friendly site. Yay!

Bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, wellies, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water so make appropriate preparation.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.

Elss

A and S — Inkle Weaving — Sunday, September 9th

The was MUCH interest in our fiber arts display at the Children’s Museum, so I thought we would get together and discuss weaving on an inkle loom, and other types of fiber-y fun.

===>>  But wait! THLord Kuma has noted that the current forecast is for significant rain on Sunday: 2-3″ of rain on Sunday morning with another 1-2″ in the afternoon and a high chance of flooding. Since the Washington Blvd. site is a flood plane, if this forecast holds, we’ll need to cancel for safety reasons. Please watch these feeds — I will post a message by noon if A&S is cancelled.

Date: September 9, 2018
Time: 1 PM.
Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php

Please stay safe –
Elss

A and S — Cancelled — Sunday, Sep 2

This weekend is the Labor Day holiday weekend, and many of us are celebrating, so there will be no A&S this weekend.

There were so many people interested in fiber arts at the demo at the Children’s Museum, that I will be at Washington Blvd *next* Sunday with an inkle loom and fingerloop braiding, just in case we get visitors. Anyone else doing fiber-y goodness is welcome to join me so we can share our enthusiasm with everyone. I will put out an announcement next week as a reminder.

Meanwhile, have a wonderful Labor Day!
Elss

A and S — Bardic Circle — Sunday, August 26th

Bardic Circle!

Everyone is invited — bards, wanna-be bards, new people, choir members, band members, drummers, I-don’t-know-the-goddamn-words singers, loud singers, cowbell players, yes, you should come too.  Instruments welcome, singers welcome, everybody welcome!

Your hosts this week will be Mistress Gwendolyn the Graceful, and Master Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, Deputy A&S Minister.

Date: August 26, 2018
Time: 1 PM.
Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php

NOTE: Even though the parking lot is full of huge white trailers, there is still quite a lot of space to park. There is also a parking lot up Washington Blvd where the cyclists park, and a path down to our site.

Standard disclaimers here:

We are accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and are a pet-friendly site. Yay!

Bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, wellies, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water so make appropriate preparation.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.

A and S — Pennsic Tale Telling — Sunday, August 19

Clearly, this minstrel is telling a Pennsic story that starts with, “No sh*t, there I was……”

If you went to War, you have a story to tell! Bring your handouts, stories, and notes, and share the fun of Pennsic with all of us; everyone is welcome even if you didn’t go to the war. Living vicariously is perfectly period!

I made a penannular brooch, drove a watch shift, and went to Bartertown — what did you do?

Date: Sunday, August 19
Time: 1:00 PM.  Weather permitting!
Location: Washington Blvd martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php

Standard disclaimers here:

  • We are now accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and a pet-friendly site. Yay!
  • Bring everything you need for your comfort including a *chair*, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, rain boots, scuba suit, etc., etc., etc.
  • Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water should you wish to make appropriate preparation. I will have a table and a jug of water so that you can refill your water bottles or mugs.
  • If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.
  • Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.
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See you on Sunday!
THL Elss of Augsburg

A and S — Upcoming Schedule

Greetings all!

Pennsic is looming, do you think you’ll have questions or need information? Just might need a contact, just in case? Contact me via text (as I will have no internetz when I am on site), and I am happy to help!

I urge all of you to take as many classes as you can. This a great way to learn, and it’s free!

Anyway, here’s what’s up with Barony A&S in the near future:

Jul 22 – No A&S : Personal Pre-Pennsic Panic Day!
Jul 29 – No A&S : Attend classes! Visit bardic circles! Do fun!
Aug 5 – No A&S : Save handouts! Take notes! Make stuff!
Aug 12 – No A&S : Post-Pennsic fall down go boom.

Aug 19 – Pennsic Tale Telling! Bring your handouts, stories, and notes, and share the fun of Pennsic with all of us; everyone is welcome even if you didn’t go to the war. Living vicariously is perfectly period!

I will post a reminder after Pennsic, this list is for your planning pleasure!

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See you at the War!
THL Elss of Augsburg

 

 

A and S — Garb Swap — Sunday, July 15

No, A&S will not “be” the garb swap, but because it is such a fun and exciting and distracting time, there will be no formal class this Sunday. I will be there as usual, weaving or fingerlooping, so feel free to join me. I will have all the stuff needed to braid.

Location: Washington Blvd martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php
Time: 1:00 PM.  Weather permitting!

Standard disclaimers here:

We are now accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and a pet-friendly site. Yay!

However, keep in mind that you should bring everything you need for your comfort including a *chair*, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, rain boots, scuba suit, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water should you wish to make appropriate preparation.

I will have a table and a jug of water so that you can refill your water bottles or mugs.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.

See you on Sunday!
Elss

A and S — Pennsic Gift Basket — Sunday, July 8

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String!

Braiding!

Fingerlooping!

Location: Washington Blvd martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php
Time: 1:00 PM.  Weather permitting!

With Pennsic fast approaching, Their Majesties are in need of items for the gift basket that will be exchanged with the Kingdom of Meridies.

We will be braiding medallion cords or fingerlooping laces out of black and white/silver crochet cotton, and as usual I will have all the stuff needed. However, if you have embroidery thread or other  stuff you would like to use up, please bring it along.

Standard disclaimers here:

We are now accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and a pet-friendly site. Yay!

However, keep in mind that you should bring everything you need for your comfort including a *chair*, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, rain boots, scuba suit, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water should you wish to make appropriate preparation.

I will have a table and a jug of water so that you can refill your water bottles or mugs.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.

See you tomorrow!
Elss

A and S — Christmas in July with A and S!

This Sunday, July 1st, is the Christmas in July martial practice at 14 Quail Run, Allison Park PA 15101. (It’s about 15 minutes from Washington Blvd up Route 28 to the Harmar exit, then west on Route 910). Your host is Jasmine of Tarn Clan, our Barony Youth Combat Marshal.

A & S will be occurring throughout the day:

1 PM — Lady Alicia de Berwic will be teaching us how to cook over a fire. So useful for Pennsic!

4 PM — Mistress Gwendolyn the Graceful will led a bardic circle around the campfire. You’ll be ready for bardic night at Pennsic.

All day — Master Urho Waltterinen will bring his jigs and other gear and *finally* teach his fletching class. Don’t miss it!

You should bring a chair, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, and stuff. There will be plenty of food and beverages to help Fox celebrate his birthday and Christmas in July!

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

See you there!
Elss Augsburg