A and S — Coronation Gifts — April 19

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Thursday, April 19th is once again A&S time!

The Coronation of Sven and Siobhan is at hand, and as always, our Baron and Baroness will be presenting the newly crowned royals with a basket of gifts from the Barony. This week, I will have my sewing machine, box of threads, scissors, fabric, and other bits needed to make items to fill the basket. Show the generosity of our people with the contribution of your time and effort.

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

A and S — Sew Easy Garb — April 12

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Thursday, April 12th is once again A&S time!

Whether you are going to the Coronation of Sven and Siobhan or not, you might want to make some Finnish garb. This Thursday, Ihala Auvinen will help us create an underdress and an overdress. You’ll find documentation here: https://ravencrosspress.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/eura-underdress-the-family-look-pt-1/ .

To make an underdress, bring 2 yards of 60″ wide fabric (linen, faux-linen, wool, cotton). This is a zero waste pattern with no gussets or gores! WASH and DRY your fabric to pre-shrink it.

To make an overdress, bring enough fabric to wrap around your body comfortably. Also, bring a woven belt and brooches or pins for the shoulders.

I will have my sewing machine, box of threads, and scissors. Bring anything else you think you’ll need, such as paper and pencil to take notes or make diagrams.

Want to read more?  http://www.katajahovi.org/en/costumes.html

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

A and S — Make and Take and Be Warm — April 5

Tomorrow, Thursday April 5th is once again A&S time!

Ever been to War Practice? This year, it is May 17-20, 2018 at Cooper’s Lake, and you can expect the weather to be dry, sunny, calm, and warm. Or….possibly not.

If you would stay warm, come to Make and Take to construct your very own Bag of (Heat) Holding  to keep you toasty all day long! Need a photo? Here you go:

In addition, drawstring bags can be quite handy: they hide your cell phone or inhaler, contain your loose change, hold a project-in-progress.

 

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

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A and S — Is Moving in MAY!!

Greetings!

Eventually, spring will be here, and we all need to be out in the sunshine, so A&S will be too! Not in April, because the weather is too uncertain, but in May, A&S will move to the Washington Boulevard practice site on Sundays at 1 PM.

http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/ is where you will find the times for all the martial practices and a link to the site directions.

A  HUGE and heartfelt THANK YOU to Victory Pointe for hosting our A&S evenings for the last year and a half! We will see you in the fall when the weather gets too cold outside.

Send your questions or comments to ansminister at debatablelands.org

In service to the Barony —
Elss of Augsburg, Minister of Arts and Sciences
Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, Deputy Minister of Arts and Sciences

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A and S — Viking Whipcord — March 29

Thursday March 29th is once again A&S time!

Welcome to THLady Rufina Saavedra who will come to teach Viking whipcord braiding. Yep, we are making string *again*!

You *need* to learn how to make your own dress lacing, pouch ties, neckline closings, package ties, medallion and necklace strings. This is an very easy way to up your garb game to another level.

I don’t care much for Pinterest, but there are some nice photos here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/176484879119330457/

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

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A and S — Fingerloop – March 22

Tomorrow, Thursday March 22nd, is once again A&S time!

Welcome to Lady Cynewyn Æthelweardesdohter who will visit us to teach fingerloop braiding. You *need* to learn how to make your own dress lacings, pouch ties, neckline closings, package ties, medallion and necklace strings. This is an very easy way to up your garb game to another level.

Check out this fabulous site http://fingerloop.org/ — it is an online version of an excellent but out-of-print SCA publication!

NOTE: yes, the weather is bad today. If the weather is bad tomorrow, please be safe. If necessary, we can reschedule.

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

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See you there! Elss Augsburg

How Do I Get There From Here?

In the near future, there are two events that will be held at different locations — this weekend’s Barony Meeting will be at fighter practice (See http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/), and the Enhanced Archery Practice on April 22nd will be held at the Castle.

There is a good chance that if you don’t have a car, these will be difficult to get to. However, many fighters, fencers, archers, and other folks will be coming from all around the area to attend these meetings. So why not catch a ride?

If you are on Facebook, then you can subscribe to the BMDL Ride Board at https://www.facebook.com/groups/138059386320162/ and post there to see if anyone near you will be able to give you a ride. Of course, you can always post to the Unofficial Populace Discussion Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DebatableLands/) or send an email to Sca-bmdl@lists.andrew.cmu.edu .

Give it a try, we’d love to see you!

 

A and S — Elizabethan Fairies – March 15

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Greetings to the Debatable Lands!

Tomorrow, Thursday March 15th, is once again A&S in BMDL!

THL Luceta DiCosimo will tell us about her findings on Elizabethan Fairies. These creatures are not what I expected, will you be surprised too?

Standard reminders here:
Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

See you there!
Elss Augsburg

A and S — Free Fun Time – March 1

Greetings to the Debatable Lands!

Tomorrow, Thursday March 1st, is once again A&S in BMDL!

Got a project you’re working on? Got an inkle loom you can’t get under control? Need embroidery info? Need help with sewing up some garb? Get some help, work on a thing, or just talk about what you’d like to see in the future.

We will be at Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room, at 1113 Carson Street on the South Side, starting at 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Be sure to park safely — feed the meter if needed. They ticket like crazy on the South Side. I think the best place is across the street in the bank par! king lot.

See you there!
Elss Augsburg

A&S BMDL – Weaving Anywhere – Thursday, Nov 9th

Greetings to the Debatable Lands!

Thursday is A&S in BMDL, and we will be continuing our fiber-fun trend with a class on Weaving Anywhere taught by Mahin Banu Tabrizi. We will build our own looms out of string and small sticks, and weave on them. This is an easy-peasy way to have fun with string!

We will be at Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room, at 1113 Carson Street on the South Side, starting at 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not Accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me, (724-759-3333).

Be sure to park safely — feed the meter if needed. They ticket like crazy on the South Side. I think the best place is across the street in the bank parking lot.

See you there!
Elss Augsburg