The Schedule for Winter Arts

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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 winterarts@calafia.org.

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 http://www.animalcenter.org/donate/goods.aspx. 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!

 

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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 arts@tanwayour.org 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!    

Winter Arts is coming, December 5th, 2015

 

bodl_douce93_roll163b_frame14b Greetings, good Gentles. Barony of Calafia’s Winter Arts is coming, December 5, 2015. Winter Arts is a wonderful opportunity to see all that the artisans and creators of the fair Barony of Calafia have been toiling over for the past year. This event is also when we will choose our Baronial Arts Champion, Children’s Arts Champion, and the Baronial Bardic Champion!

Join the Barony of Calafia to celebrate artistry and friendship at Winter Arts! It’s the Yuletide season and we will be bringing the warmth of the holiday to our annual arts event. Our event is indoors, so the populace may don their most festive revel attire! We will be holding Yule themed activities alongside the Arts and Bardic activities and competitions, and the Provisioners Guild will be hosting a sausage competition (details to TBA)! The guilds of Calafia will also be setting up displays.

Interested in competing for the Arts Champion or Children’s Arts Champion of Calafia? The Calafia Arts Champion is a compilation of all period appropriate works completed in 2015 by one individual. The Children’s Arts Champion is the competition for the younger folks in our Barony. Anyone ages 16 and under can compete for the Children’s Champion.

DSC07718.ARWGlass displayPlease contact Lady Grainne ingen Tomais at winterarts@calafia.org to reserve arts display or competition space. The deadline for reserving space in any of the Competitions is November 30th. You must have a reservation to compete.

Planning on competing to be Bard of Calafia? Each bard will be asked to present two pieces of their choosing. In keeping with the theme of the day’s event, one piece shall be on the theme of Yule Traditions. The second piece is performer’s choice. If you wish to compete this year, please submit a letter of intent including your society name, and the name and performance times of your pieces before December 1st, 2015 to bardofcalafia@calafia.org for scheduling purposes.

Lunch will be provided by Don Avenel. Pricing and menu will be announced. (Red and purple drinks are not allowed on site).image

There will be no merchants at this site.

Site: Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Directions: Take Interstate 5 to Encinitas Boulevard exit and go east about 1.4 miles
Right at the light for Balour Drive for a long block
Left on Oakcrest Park Drive
Community Center will be on the left

Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm. We must be offsite by then.

Site member fee is $7 for adults, $3 for ages 10-16, children 9 and younger are guests of the Barony; a $5 surcharge is in effect for non-members. Checks may be payable to SCA Inc., Barony of Calafia.

Steward: Lady Euginia in rau∂a
Arts Displays/Competition Coordinator: Lady Grainne ingen Tomais
Bardic Performance/ Competition Coordinator: Lady Isolde de Fetherestan

For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact winterarts@calafia.org

Calafia Scrapbook Quilt: First competition installment at Winter Arts

There is a new competition going on in Calafia: The Calafia Scrapbook Quilt competition! It is an ongoing competition for 2015 and will consist of 9 different images. These will be available throughout the year, starting at Calafia Anniversary 2014. Each of the designs will reflect either the event of the day, or something of our beautiful Barony. Participants will be able to pick up a design at a particular event, which will be announced  prior to the day. Once the designs are picked up, the participants will have until a following event to complete the embroidery, which will be announced that day. There will be a minimum of several weeks to complete the design.

When the day of the competition comes, those that have completed their designs will bring them to the event, and turn them into Arts and Sciences Point. The embroideries will be on display for the day so that the populace can vote on and choose the top two designs that will make it into the quilt!

For Calafia Anniversary, a design of our populace badge was chosen. The Calafia Sea Serpent was the perfect image to start off our competition.

The serpent of Calafia.

Our first design: the serpent of Calafia.

There were 30 designs available, and all were picked up!

The finished serpents were due at Winter Arts. There were several finished embroideries that made it back and placed on the table for everyone to vote on.  There were two that were chosen to become part of the Scrapbook Quilt.

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1st place embroidery by Katherine Bedford.

2nd place embroidery by Tanikawa no Reishi.

2nd place embroidery by Tanikawa no Reishi.

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The winning embroideries highlight some of the talent that we have in Calafia!

The next design was one that will hopefully reflect Winter Arts and the coming holidays that fill the end of our year; a branch of holly made up the design for Winter Arts.

The branch of holly to represent Winter Arts.

Our second design: the branch of holly to represent Winter Arts.

Again, all of the available embroidery squares were picked up by members of the populace. Participants will have until St. Isadore’s Anniversary in February to complete the design. At St. Isadore’s, the finished pieces will once again be displayed and the populace may vote on the best two.

Good luck to all of the participants and we will see you at St. Isadore’s Anniversary!!