House Capuchin Shield2Progress on projects was most of this week’s endeavor. A tunic and a tiny doll shawl got finished. More blackwork and sewing happened. Bones took another step toward usefulness. Herbs got worked on. Cookery happened and a cookbook, which is getting revised right away. 

This is potluck week, so a lot of things will point in that direction. With it being a virtual potluck, Anja and Loren tend to cook things all week. 

Lamb/Pork/Cheese pasties just finished

All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm. We’re also doing mini-potlucks, just Anja & Loren and one other “pod” at a time. Let us know if you’re interested!

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Virtual Potluck – 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18
  • No Winter Feast in 2021. We’ll revisit for one in 2022 next spring.

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  and new one here: and number three is here:

12th Night!

After the event getting hit with some kind of spam attack, early on, things went fairly smoothly. The event organizers said they were “playing whack-a- mole” for awhile with that. There were some glitches….to be expected when we’re all learning how to do this kind of event. 

Anja and Arlys both participated in the online challenges for the Embellisher’s Guild, the chit chats and the unofficial meeting.

The courts were a little stilted, but they happened. Merchanting was *very* disappointing. The Bardics were supposedly awesome, but your scribe collapsed long before they started. Lots of people had a great time. Apparently, the idea of the various types of get-togethers worked amazingly!

12th Night Welcome

12th Night Welcome part 2

12th Night Royal Court

Educational Events

Other Good Stuff

Knowne Worlde Entertainment Guide – KWEG – Entertainment List –

Classes – 

Online Class: Beekeeping 102 – How I get Everything Sticky with HL Melissa of Dalmatia

Charcloth, Two Ways – Flint and Steel Firemaking – Elliot Burton – In this video I make charcloth for use with flint and steel using two different methods – one often used by modern bushcrafters, and one described in a text published in 1588.

The Hand Tied Broom (Forging Fireplace Tools, Part Four) – purgatoryironworks – Broom makers! Dont be mad with me, its been a while! In this video I show you how to fasten broom corn (the good stuff), to your hand forged handles to make an awesome sweeper!

Weave Along with Elewys, Ep. 13: Oseberg 21 – Elewys of Finchingefeld – Back to Norway to make another woven piece found at the Oseberg Ship burial mound, and a bit of history on Mary Atwater, the Grand Dame of American Handweaving.

Researching the Rare, Unusual, or Taboo – Royal University of the Midrealm – RUM – Dame Elizabethe Alles discusses strategies and methods to use when doing research on the hard to find.

Rievaulx Abbey & the Brutal Dissolution of the Monasteries – The Tudor Travel Guide – In this episode, Sarah goes on-location to Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, where she meets with Michael Carter, a senior properties historian with English Heritage. Michael is an expert on English monasticism and the Cistercian order. He is our guide as we explore the abbey ruins, its history and the impact of the Dissolution of the Monasteries on places like Rievaulx Abbey. Show notes with images and links (including to the paper mentioned in the recording) can be found here.    We also head over to the TTTG news desk to hear about the formal reception of Anne of Cleves at Blackheath on 3 January 1540. Get all the latest on this event from our intrepid news reporter, Bess Cavendish, who reports ‘live’ from the riverside outside Greenwich Palace.   In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide’s adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog via   This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community.    You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Early Week – Mostly sorting sewing supplies. A lot of the stuff at Anja and Loren’s shop has been stuffed into one area, just stacked up, for a couple of years. Anja has had some small amounts out, or boxed and within reach, but she’s been getting frustrated that some of the materials that she would like to use are buried, so…. that’s getting fixed. It’s going to take awhile. 

The other one was that Ayla had requested some recipes for use in the Adiantum Virtual Mid-Winter Feast. Anja finally got those double-checked and sent out on Thursday. 

Cookery – Mostly was pasties late in the week, but some supply-making happened (cooked wild rice, among other things…) 

Skinny Monk vs Fat Monk: Medieval Rule Breakers – Tasting History with Max Miller

He talks about “perforated tart rings” in the video. He says, “Not cheap”. He’s not kidding. These are used instead of a pan or cup to shape the pastry of the tart. Apparently they work very well and make for a more evenly browned outside without the soggy bottom that tarts often end up with. …and they’re cute! 2 inches? Sounds like a feast dessert. 

The Tudor Christmas kitchenThe Landmark Trust – As the festive season gathers pace, join Mark Griffin and Kathy Hipperson to discover the delights of historical seasonal food. Take inspiration from the Tudor kitchen and try some traditional dishes this Christmas.

Introduction To Drinking – Royal University of the Midrealm – RUM – Baroness Verena Entenwirth teaches about the methods and process of properly tasting cider, wine, and beer.

Sewing – Stitching on snip case and frame pouch. No pix

16th Century Tudor French Hood: Raised or Flat on Your Head? – Lynne Fairchild – When making a French hood for Tudor reenactment, should the hood be raised or flat on your head? Was the hood one solid piece or multiple interchangeable layers? Learn things that I have discovered while going down this current rabbit hole! Also, learn about a few different modern patterns that currently exist for making a French hood. In addition, learn a little bit about kokoshniks and Mennonite prayer caps.

Sundials, etc. – Drying bones. No pix

Herb Bunch – All plant tending, except for one bucket that got more veg ends into it and some alexanders seed. 

Project Day – Was odd for Loren and Anja because we were concentrating on Sasha’s birthday, rather than our projects. We cooked up a big dinner and sent him home with a bunch of things, including a box of marzipan, some more fudge, a baggie of brownies and some of the pasties. 

We spent a lot of the day talking which meant that our hands were full of projects, but we didn’t get photos of anything. 

People chimed in on the Facebook group, later in the day. 

Isabeau – “I’m working a long split shift. I did finish ..(i think) the neckline i was embroidering….. Sorry it’s sideways… lol”

Claire – Spent at least two hours reorganizing the bead and jewelry finding box because I’ve been putting it off. Made the AG doll two new necklaces and I’m working on a Norse festoon. She has little pins made of buttons (shanks cut off) but I accidentally glued one of the pin backs shut so I need to find some acetone.

And blocked this which i finished yesterday. Shawl for my MiL’s doll with leftover yarn from her Christmas shawl. There’s STILL like 100 yards though so maybe tiny doll socks are next? The idea sounds exhausting 🙂

Arlys – Collapsing after Saturday! LOL!

Peggy – “Happy Birthday to Sasha. I worked on a scroll this week…got the design worked out.


Kings & Beggars – Ai Vis Lo Lop

Middle Age music – Guillaume De Machaut (XIV th century – XIVe s.)


From Haggis to Oyster Stew: Medieval Recipes from Liber cure cocorum –

The History of the Color Red: From Ancient Paintings to Louboutin Shoes –


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Largesse Item Count – (includes gifts, prizes, auction items, etc.)

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731
  • ASLII = 304
  • ASLIII – 146
  • ASLIV – 227 plus 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 9 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord

Total as a Household = 4058 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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