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

Vigil of Luceta di Cosimo — September 29

On the 29th day of September, at the celebration of the Coronation of Anna Leigh and Harvest Raid XXV, a vigil shall occur so that THLady Luceta di Cosimo may prepare her answer to Our Majesties’ royal order that she contemplate elevation to the most noble Order of the Laurel.

We are seeking sustenance and refreshment for those offering to her their counsel and guidance. Any who would be pleased to create a food or beverage contribution, here is the information you need:

There will be cookies:
Luceta has requested a cookie table for her reception & vigil. If you are interested in contributing cookies, please contact THLady Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill at muirgheall@gmail.com. If you are able, please email her or pm her with your recipe so that she is able to have the ingredients listed on the table. Luceta would like to add your recipe to her vigil book; you may enter them or she would be happy to have them added for you! Please keep in mind that *nuts* *flowers* *seafood* are not welcome as ingredients, as Luceta is allergic.
Thank you from Muirgheal!

 

There will be food:
As I’m sure many of you already know, our wonderful Luceta DiCosimo will be sitting vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel at Harvest Raids the weekend of the 28th. In addition to a cookie table, coordinated by  Muirgheal, there will also be lots of non-cookie things to eat. I, Lady Kattera Doplerin, have a few specific things I’ll be making, and I will be coordinating the non-cookie offerings. There will be a gluten-free table as well. If you would like to contribute food, hands, or anything else related to consumption (the action, not the illness), please send me an email! I can be reached at LegbasCrossroad@gmail.com. Please keep in mind that *nuts* *flowers* *seafood* are not welcome as ingredients, as Luceta is allergic.
Thank you from Kattera!

If there are any who are not staying onsite, but wish to stay in the area, some are getting rooms at Hampton Inn & Suites Jamestown, 4 West Oak Hill Road, Jamestown, New York, 14701 1-716-484-7829.

For any who wish to help celebrate Luceta’s many arts by contributing aid and assistance, please contact the coordinator, that’s me, Elss of Augsburg at elss.of.augsburg@gmail.com. As we know, Luceta has many friends near and far, so please feel free to forward or share this missive as needed. Your contribution and assistance is greatly appreciated.

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In service,
THL Elss of Augsburg
Vigil Coordinator

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.

Larder Re-Org Day – Saturday, Aug 25

Next Saturday, August 25, is Fix the Larder Day!!!

If you have enjoyed the delicious food served at events, then please come and help organize our massive collection of cooking gear.

Any person can do this, of any age or ability — we will be carrying, sorting, organizing, putting things in boxes, counting, listing, photographing, and otherwise taking stock. (See what I did there?) If you are a new cook or wannabe cook or experienced cook, this is a great way to learn what equipment is available for your use.

Work will start at 9:30 am at the home of THLady Michelina Cenomani da Trento, whose address is in the Dark Pages (https://sites.google.com/site/ariannaofwynthrope/). We will be working in the garage, so wear your grubbies. Bring a chair if you need one.

If you have questions or concerns or need the address sent to you privately, email me at elss.of.augsburg at gmail dot com, find me on FB as Elss Augsburg, or call/text to 724-759-3333.

As always, many hands make light work. Any amount of time you can help will be deeply appreciated.

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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

 

 

Demo — August 30 — Save the Date!

Dear friends —

Save the date! I know everyone is super busy with Pennsic prep, but I wanted to let everyone know that we were invited to demo at the Children’s Museum Medieval Maker night on Thursday, August 30, from 6:30 to 9:30.

This is a 21 + event, so no clearances are required. They are looking for 20-25 demonstrators, and are looking for fiber artists (weavers, nalbinders, knitters, dyers, enbroiderers, and all the rest), calligraphers, illuminators, equestrians, fighters, fencers, siege engineers, musicians, singers, dancers, royalty – you name it!

i Genesii has been the first to step up, they will be running a play date and getting spectators involved! Who else will be there?

We had several makeshop demos with them, and they really like working with the SCA. They are very flexible and accommodating, so if you want to be a part of it, let me know!

More details to follow. It will be awesome!

THL Luceta di Cosimo

Find contact info on the award-winning Barony website, under the Resources drop-down, in the Dark Pages.

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