A 16th century Venetian gown in the making

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2019-5-15

Those who follow this blog on facebook have probably seen that I have been working on a 16th century Venetian gown. That is actually one of the very few European fashions from the period 1000-1600 that I haven't made previously, but I always knew


Kallelse till Årsmöte

Aros on 2019-5-14

De närmsta dagarna bör alla medlemmar i SKA Aros få kallelse till årsmöte. Agenda finns nu på ett eget evenemang här på hemsidan. Väl mött för föreningens framtid!


Mystery Monday: Wexbert

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-5-13

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, … Continue


Recreating blessed Isabelle de France’s auqueton

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2019-5-13

In the latest issue of The Dragon's Tale, the Kingdom newsletter of Drachenwald I have an article about my recreation of blessed Isabelle de France’s auqueton. For those of you who are not members of either Drachenwald, or SCA in general, who can


Random Acts of Poetry, Part III (13 May 2019)

An American Reenactor Abroad on 2019-5-13

Another reign has come and gone, and as chronicled in the past (not once but twice) I was called upon to write an introductory sonnet for a couple competing in the tourney to determine the


Archie and Harrison: Royal baby names?!

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-5-9

Whether or not you’re a fan of the British monarchy, if you’re a fan of names, it’s hard not to get excited about the announcement of the name of the Queen’s new great-grandson. But when the news came out yesterday … Continue reading


Not only clothing

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2019-5-9

Thee weeks ago I arranged a sewing meeting for my local SCA group: Gotvik. I have sewign meetings every other Thursday at my place, and has had them for over four years, but some people have trouble coming on a weekday, so we thought that a whole


Summer plans for 2019

Handcrafted History on 2019-5-8

It feels like the Summer Season has started now, and I am sewing, planning market tours and writing on new workshops and lectures. Weekends are mostly planned with market visits. Have my hands full, more or less. As many of … Continue reading


Fler goda nyheter från Majgreve

Aros on 2019-5-5

Holmrikes årliga evenemang för att avgöra vem som blir årets Majgreve skedde i helgen och där kallades vår egen Birna upp för att motta ett välförtjänt Sköldebrev! Ännu en värdefull medlem som kan titulera sig. För Fru Birna –


A rose by any other name would ..taste? as sweet

Órlaith Chaomhánach on 2019-5-3

I’ve spent quite a lot of hours on making flowers for a wedding cake, and the practice of making real world items in sugar is most definitely a medieval one so I get to cheat and include them here. This is another not exactly SCA post, more interest


Busy days

Anna Syveken on 2019-5-2

Das war eine sehr volle Woche bisher. Freitag – Sonntag: Arts in April. Muß ich später mehr dazu schreiben. Sonntag: nach der Übergabe der Site ging es direkt zur Musicalprobe und danach ins Bett. Man, war ich platt. Montag: wollte ich ins Büro,


Curriculum: Class 4

Close Fighting on 2019-5-2

Spring is far enough in Ireland that we were able to move our practice outside, to the schoolyard, where we like to train during the brighter part of the year. We have lots and lots more space there, part of which is covered, so it's possible for us


Golden egg project - The presentation

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2019-4-29

In the end of mars my challenge for The Society of the Golden egg got accepted. The Society of the Golden Egg is a challenge household for the arts and sciences in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, within the Society for Creative Anachronism. The aim of


Post event thoughts

Magdalena's kitchen on 2019-4-29

Arts in April iv is complete (OK I still have receipts to do but that is the last thing, promise).It is always a pleasure to work with Anna and on this particular event it was a lot of just her and I hashing things out and making decisions.  It is


Mystery Monday: Valdrus

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-4-29

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, … Continue


PCS for Wilhelm von Scharfenstein

Scriptura et Pictura. on 2019-4-27

The morning of the event, Arts in April, the king and queen realised they needed an unplanned scroll, and wanted to have it made on the day. Luckily, the event was full of scribes! But the queen came to two in particular, one who was teaching a


Curriculum: Class 3

Close Fighting on 2019-4-27

By the time of writing this, Class 3 of the Curriculum was two weeks ago, and annoyingly I'm struggling a bit to remember what we did. I was pleased that all three newbies were still present, and displayed every sign of being keen to continue. One


Easy ways to make your medieval clothing last longer

Handcrafted History on 2019-4-26

I really love historical clothing, and fabrics, and sewing and trying out new things… But I also think it is important to care for what you have, and make your historical garments last long and look the part. This is … Continue reading


Cruinniú - Lough Devnaree Fight Camp

Close Fighting on 2019-4-24

Some time the year before last I got sick of the lack of dedicated fighting events in the Isles, and decided to have my own. Thus was born Cruinniú - which in Irish means gathering, meeting, assembly, the participants on a sports field. In January


Mystery Monday: Uliana

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-4-22

Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, … Continue


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