The Schedule for Winter Arts


We have a  schedule for the day for Winter Arts! This schedule, as always, is subject to change and we will adjust it for activities as they change.  For any questions, please contact

Schedule of the day:

8:00 am- Doors open
8:30 am- Open for set-up: Competitor and Display set up is open
10:00 am- Opening Court and Welcome to Winter Arts
11:00 am- Opening performances and Morning Classes open
12:00 am- Dancing- Performance by European Dance Guild, followed by Open Populace Dancing; Sausage Competition

1:00 pm- Lunch provided by Don Avenel- $8
2:00-3:30 pm- Bardic Competition and Afternoon Classes
3:30 pm- Court
5:00 pm- Off site

Lunch (There will be 50 lunches available; cost is $8)

cold peas in vinaigrette
cold asparagus tips in orange vinaigrette

vegan Chickpea soup
chicken and fennel soup

cheese stuffed beef roulades
turkey and currant meatballs
baked eggplant with herbs and garlic
fried crookneck squash with hazelnut basil sauce

raisin custard tarts
pumpkin ricotta tarts
vegan and gluten free apple, almond, and pine nut tarts

Happening during the event:

**Our yearly fundraiser! We are accepting donations for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. For a wish list, please visit We are having a friendly little competition to see if the Cat People or Dog People are more generous! The most donations for Cats or Dogs, will have an extra bag of food donated to their respective species!

**It’s time to turn in the very last design for the Calafia Scrapbook Quilt Competition! There will be a display of all of the past winners and the populace will be able to vote on the last piece, picked up at Leif Erickson, before they are all whisked away to become a beautiful quilt.

**The Provisioner’s Guild is hosting a Sausage Competition!

The details are as follows:

There will be a sausage competition at Winter Arts on Dec. 5th, hosted by the Provisioners guild. If you are interested in competing, please bring 3 to 4 links or patties along with your recipe to the event and sign up with Christoffer Decshel (I’ll mostly be in or near the kitchen). The “lysts” will close 15 minutes after the opening announcements. When you sign up, you will be told when you will be alloted space to prepare your entry. There is only one entry allowed per person. There are no requirements as far as size, casing, or variety. Your goal is simply to put your best sausage forward.

Your judges are Baron Guy (Michael Bilderback) , Parlane of Glenord (Maxwell Adam Diamond), and a mystery judge recruited by the Baron (honestly, I just forgot who it was).

Classes will be held at Winter Arts!



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 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!    

Largesse Project Day: April 12th

Sundays are the perfect day to craft! The Baronial office of Arts and Sciences is hosting Largesse Project days to help bolster the coffers of our Baronial largesse. Sunday, April 12 at 2pm is our next Largesse Project Day.

If you have largesse you would like to work on, you are welcome to bring your materials and join us. No ideas of what to make, but you would like to help out? There will be muslin, needle and thread for making bags. Have a project you need to work on and you want company while you do it? Come join us.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and let’s craft!

We will meet at 2488 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 160, SD, CA, 92106 at 2 pm.

We hope to see you there!

Canton of Tanwayour A&S Open House- Jan. 20, 2015

Hi everyone!

Just your friendly reminder that the Canton of Tanwayour’s 3rd Tuesday A&S Open House is this coming Tuesday. If anyone has any questions, please let me know.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 5-8 p.m,

at the Rancho San Diego Library’s community room. The street address is

11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019.

As always, it is an open house- come when you like, and stay as long as you like!

It’s time to vote on the second design for the Scrapbook Quilt Competition!

Good Gentles of Calafia! St. Isadore’s Anniversary will be here in two weeks, which means it’s almost time to vote on the Scrapbook Quilt embroidery designs that were available at Winter Arts.

The branch of holly to represent Winter Arts.

The branch of holly to represent Winter Arts.


We were lucky to have all of the holly branch designs that designated Winter Arts picked up, so we expect to see quite a wonderful assortment of embroideries! Please remember that if you picked up a hand drawn design, this is an official competition entry and we are looking foward to seeing your piece returned! It doesn’t matter if you are attempting embroidery for the first time, or this was your 1,000th piece, your embroidery could be chosen for the Scrapbook Quilt of Calafia!


When you arrive at St. Isadore’s Anniversary, come find Arts and Sciences Point to turn in your finished Winter Arts design. You will be signed in and the voting via People’s Choice will begin approximately 30 minutes after court. If you have any questions, please contact

Until St. Isadore’s Anniversary, Happy Stitching!

Welcome to the Arts and Sciences of Calafia!


Welcome to the Arts and Sciences of Calafia! This website will be a wonderful place to find out all of the Arts and Sciences events and happenings in the beautiful Barony of Calafia.

For the upcoming 2015 year, there are many activities going on! If you attend an event in the Barony of Calafia, look for Arts and Sciences Point. We welcome the populace, and any newcomers, to spend the day under our shade! Have an interest in the Arts and Sciences? Bring your projects, ideas, knowledge, and techniques, and come craft a while. We welcome any and all levels of talent to pass the day with us. We will be hosting different Guilds at various events throughout the year so that we may get to see what they have to offer, as well as holding classes, competitions, and displays. If you don’t have projects to bring, not to worry! Arts and Sciences Point is a wonderful place to talk arts and sciences, and get to know creative individuals, ask about classes, find teachers, and surround yourself with knowledgeable folks. We have an ongoing embroidery competition, the Calafia Scrapbook Quilt, that will wrap up at 2015 Calafia Anniversary, a variety of guilds that do many different classes and workshops throughout the year, as well as meetups for A&S hosted by the Barony’s Ministers of Arts and Sciences.

For questions, comments, or concerns, please email We can’t wait to see you at our next event!