Current class list:
11:00 am-12:00 pm- Lady Ariana Verch Gwenllian- Heraldric Display
The class is on heraldic display (banners and beyond). This will be a visual presentation with handouts and is open to all. Free to attend.
11:00 am-12:00 pm- Lady Agnes Wurtman- Viking Wire Weaving
Learn how to make a wire jewelry-making technique used to weave sculptural chains from fine-gauge metal wire. Viking or Norse wire weaving (also called trichinopoly), as suggested by the name, dates back to the Viking era.
Materials provided, optional donation to cover costs. Children must have adult supervision (because sharp ends, sharp tools). Limited enrollment; contact email@example.com to reserve a place.
11:00 am-1:00 pm- THLady Gemma Evangelista Borgia- Candlemaking
Learn a brief history of medieval candle making and how to make a candle from beeswax. Students must be aware that we will be working with hot wax and open flame. Wear clothes appropriate to working with hot wax (e.g., no flowing sleeves or open-toed shoes.) If a student would like to try and use wool, linen, or silk wicking, they may bring their own and try it. Instructor will provide wick, sticks, beeswax, heat, and containers for wax. Students should bring protective eyewear and gloves. Class fee is $2 for the kit. Ages 18 and up. 10 students maximum.
11:00 am-1:00 pm- THLord Sheridan Ui Neill- “Life of a Roman soldier in the late 1st early 2nd C AD”. also : “A Roman medicus.”
Both as open discussions .
11:00 am-12:00 pm- THLord Ketill rauðskeggr- Learning the Lucet
This class will focus on making a single strand cord. String will be provided, and there will be about 5 lucets to loan. If you have your own lucet, feel free to bring it. If you have a particular project, plan on having 12 inches of string for each inch of finished cord you want to make. For those who are already familiar with a single strand cord, once people are up and running I will show you how to make a cord with two strands/colours. If someone owns a double lucet, I can teach that as well. (I only have two, and one will be on display.)
12:00-1:00 pm- Lady Siobhan Chantoiseau- Spinning on a Drop Spindle
Learn the age old art of making yarn. Come try your hand at spinning on a drop spindle. Everything provided by instructor. No fee. Ages 10 and up.
2:00- 3:00 pm THLord Curteis FitzOsbern- Rope Walk/Demo
Learn how to make rope!