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Mists Spring Coronet 2011 Post Mortem

I day-tripped to Mists Coronet. Fearghus has Saturday classes for the next month or so and it’s just easier to day-trip than to all-out camp. I’d be tempted to skip the events.. except that I’m on multiple overlapping courts and I do want to be as helpful as I possibly can be. The day was won by Miles Fitz-Rauf fighting…

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Stumble-upons

Interesting Stumble-upons: The Colorful Iron Age Interesting conclusions about Medieval/Iron Age dyes and mordants. Researchers dyed some wool samples and then simulated aerobic and anaerobic burial conditions. “The dyes included madder, cochineal, Brazilwood, indigo, weld, and walnut, and the mordants included alum, copper, cream of tartar, and tin.” Pleatwork Yahoo Group Nice articles about early 16th century German pleatwork Aprons…

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Living History Podcast

Found mention of a reenactor podcast, “Living History Podcast”, on one of the email lists I follow. I haven’t listened to it yet but I have added it to my downloads.

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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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Fishing Weirs

Primative British fishweirs http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/cbaresrep/pdf/074/07411001.pdf Basket weir http://www.le.ac.uk/ulas/annualreports/ar99-00/hemington/hemington.html Fish weirs on the Tâf, Towy and Gwendraeth estuaries, Carmarthenshire. http://web.onetel.net.uk/~rapanui/Fish_weirs/fish_weirs.htm

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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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Chivalry

Virtues: Temperance Justice Honesty Courage Humility Loyalty Magnanimity Courtesy Largess Franchise Prowess Faith Article of interest: http://www.sca.org.au/chivalry/articles/Inigo_Virtues.html

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Henna

Free howto/patterns for henna: http://www.hennapage.com/henna/what/gallery/index.html Good inspiration for embroidery.

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Written Word

Irish 1100 tale.. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1100derga.html 1400 wills: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/Wills/Lbth/Lbthbook23.htm