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Ducal in all its glory

In digging through old entries in Livejournal I found this gem. I wanted to save this so I’m copying it here. – Me in 2019 Ducal occurred. Money was raised. Fun was had by all. Mostly it felt like work. But it was a good kind of work The kind that I’m willing to do. I support the concept of…

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SCA

Hobby in Moderation

In digging through old entries in Livejournal I found this gem. I wanted to save this so I’m copying it here. – Me in 2019 At some point I think I fell out of love with the SCA. I’m still in the relationship.. and I still go through all the motions.. and I even enjoy myself.. but it’s no longer…

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Feasts

Beaconsgate Boar Hunt (2008)

First course: Venison with Furmenty (venison in gravy with a wheat berry side) Capoun in Salome (Chicken in a saffron almond milk sauce) Buttered Wortes (wilted greens in butter) Pies de Payrse (Pork pies with currants, dates and cinnamon) Soppes Dorrey (Onion Soup) Second course: Boublier of fresh Boar (Pork cooked in vinegar with spices (very very flavorful and tender))…

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String

Viking Whipcord

Interlocking or Making a Viking Whip-cord http://genvieve.net/sca/whipcording-howto.html

String

Fiber

Bast fibers Fibers that are extracted from the stem of a plant are called “Bast” fibers. Flax, hemp, ramie and nettle are “soft” bast fibers that were plausibly used in clothing worn in the SCA period(600-1600 CE). Flax The fibers of linen are made from the plant, flax (linum usitatissimum). This plant goes through a complex process that creates soft…

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SCA

The Proposal

For those of you who missed it.. Fearghus proposed to me during first court at 12th night.. and I said yes. I was head of court for Rolf and Aurora and had attendants setup for first court. I was sitting in the audience following along as court progressed (close enough to help if needed but far enough away that the…

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Garb/Clothing

Keeping time

Picture taken by Arganteiline at Mists Fall Investiture, Nov 2006 Necklace fob that’s a watch face. Very nice for keeping time discretely. And if you wear it on a black string.. it can take the place of the ubiquitous black string seen on late period german and italian garb.

Anglo-Saxon

Anglo-Saxon Poetry

My first stab: Rolf, relentless victor, triumph realized on the field, wreathed in laurel leaves, calls forward love. Aurora of shy smile stunned by victory to silence wears rose wreath with pride. Royalty of the West. Three words from a cup: laurel, smile, forward. My first ever Anglo Saxon (ala Beowulf) poem. I don’t like the second half line.. “triumph…

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Waffenrock

Landsknecht Waffenrock

Diary started Jun 26, 2006Outfit Finished on August 25, 2006. Summary landsknecht n.from Landsknecht “servant or soldier of the country or land”: a European mercenary foot soldier of the 16th century, armed with a pike or halberd. Fearghus is on court for TRH Rolf and Aurora. They are stepping up in Germans (Landsknecht) and have requested that their court wear…

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Kampfrau (Trossfrau)

Green and Gold Swiss Gown

Diary started August 1, 2006 Progress: “Finished” 5/30/2010. Dress is now wearable. Still has some finishing work to do on it. Summary So it turns out I look smashing in Germans. Whodathunk? So I’m willing to do it some more. This requires that I have more than one german gown. The Cranach type gown is lovely (see Cranach dress diary)..…

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