Some weeks go around the twist very quickly. A holiday in the middle didn’t help. We didn’t have an Herbs Workshop and Sewing was just mundanes. Project Day was also quiet, probably because of the holiday. This coming week should be more normal

Project Day is open for in-person meet-ups as well as in the Virtual Realm! Potluck this month will be both Virtual and Real-World. Herbs Workshop and Sewing are ongoing at Ancient Light. Masks required.

Incense sticks and extruder – clearing incense – Frankincense, Copal, Sandalwood, Myrrh (copal is New World, though)
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, doing incense
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Irregularly scheduled. Please ask to join the facebook chat!
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 5pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Potluck – 12/19, 1/16
  • Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – More pages coming!

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:


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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021 AT 10 AM – 8 PMSummits Winter Investiture – Event by Principality of the SummitsShire of Coeur du Val and Jacob Sanchez, Philomath Scout Lodge, – Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Kenric and Dagmar as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs, Viscount Luciano Foscari and Signora Tessina Felice Gianfigliazzi. To the rapier fighters of the Summits, bring your courage and steel for the tournament that decides who will stand with Their Alpine Highnesses as their Captain of Cats.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2022 AT 3 PM – Tymberhavene Yule – Social Gathering – 1225 Ferry Rd, North Bend, OR 97459-3619, United States – Come join Tymberhavene and celebrate our winter festivities!!!
Feast and Socialization! You will need your vaccine card or Negative Test in the last 72 hours and government issued ID, as well as providing contact information. Masks are required.
Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary. See less

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022, 9AM–7PM – Adiantum Mid-Winter’s Feast – The Long Tom Grange – Event by Barony of Adiantum and Nái Martyn
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Naible Martyn
Event site: Long Tom Grange, 25823 Ferguson Junction City, OR 97448
This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Join their Excellencies of Adiantum for a Midwinter Feast & Revel. It has been a long dark winter, but we are in this together. Let there be light, laughter, music and revelry.
All attendees will either show proof of full vaccination or show proof of testing within 72 hours of the activities pursuant to the Society’s Policy dated September 25, 2021.
“Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

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JAN 7, 2022 AT 2 PM – JAN 9, 2022 AT 12 PMAn Tir 12th Night 2022 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport – Tickets – We welcome An Tir and the Known World to the celebration of our Crown and Kingdom. This grand celebration will be hosted by the Baronies of Wyewood and Madrone, on January 7th-9th, 2022 at the Double Tree by Hilton at Seattle Airport.
We are pleased to announce that room reservations are now open for An Tir 12th Night 2022. This grand celebration will be hosted by the baronies of Wyewood and Madrone, on January 7th-9th, at the Double Tree by Hilton at Seattle Airport. Our room rates are available for the 6th and 10th as well should you opt for a longer stay. The parking cost is contracted to be 50% off their daily rate, which at one time was $32 but may change before our event, thus an additional cost of $16/day per vehicle parked. Please understand this is an airport hotel, that dictates the parking market. You may reserve online with this link: may also reserve by phone. Please call toll free (800) 222-8733. Reference the group code: SCR, or the group name: SCA 12th Night

Dance Vids – Turbo medieval dance lesson // The Contessa’s Quickies #short – The Creative Contessa – Part II: Learn the basics of the bransle, a 16th century French line dance enjoyed by commoners.

Classes – 

Putting on a medieval coif // The Contessa’s Quickies #short – The Creative Contessa – How to put on a common 15th century woman’s coif worn in France, Burgundy and the Low Countries by everyone from peasants to the nobility.

Viking Crafts Guide (Ep. 1) | how to make a birch bark container | Viking Tutorial – RAMUNI – Viking Crafts and Living – This video will teach you how to make your own birch bark container for viking reenactment with very simple tools. I strive to only use tools from the viking age. I must admit that my home made pump drill with convertible bits is not based on an authentic vikinge age reconstruction – but it works good for on-the-go projects. I forgot my hand forged viking carving knife on the second part of the trip, so I am using a modern Mora knife as the second best.
Almost everything you see in the video is handmade by me. Knifes, bags, tools, containers, clothing, shoes and so on. And besides the drill and the Mora knife all items are replicas of authentic viking age items.
Birch bark is harvested from birch trees with care and respect for the tree at the right times of the year to prevent damaging the tree. Sadly where I live there are no big birch trees to harvest so I must purchase my sheets from another craftsman.
Birch bark containers in the viking age are know in various shapes and sizes. I am aware of a few with lid and bottom also of bark stitched together. Containers of bend wood shingles also exist throughout the period and in Novgorod (Viking town in modern day Russia) many bark containers is found. In Denmark finds from Bornholm and Lindholm Høje is good examples. The one at Lindholm consists of only 1 thicker layer of bark and is stiched together in a different way. Birch bark has a high content of oils and the bark itself has antiseptic qualities and therefor are particularly good for food storage. Birch bark containers with butter inside is knows far down in history.
Music is Gjallar by Alexander Nakarada open Source Music.

The Vikings’ Slave Trade – Medievalists – From Woven Sails to Slavery: Viking lovers, this episode is for you! Lucie Laumonier meets Sarah Christensen, a PhD student at Brown University who studies the slave trade in the Western Viking world and its intersections with gender. We learn that enslaved women often worked in textile production, weaving the sails Viking men used to propel their ships

Early Week – We were a little crazy here, too much to do in too few hours, so not much was going on. The field peas/pigeon peas showed up on Monday 11/22. <sigh> …and then another batch on 11/29. Go figure!

Cookery – Pretty much everything was leftovers this week. Isabeau and Coleman got the last of the peas-in-a-bag to take home, try, and also feed to Brad, since we’re going to do another batch with the field peas, now that they showed up…

Roast Swan

A 13th-century Scandinavian cookbook: Libellus de arte coquinaria (does contain a link to a translation) –

About Turkey

Medieval Xmas Bites, Part 1: Mini Flaumpeyns – Monk’s Modern Medieval Cuisine – Get the Holiday Season started with 3 Medieval Christmas Bites! In Part 1, I show you how to make my Mini Flaumpeyns, the perfect savoury tartlettes to serve with Christmas bubbly. Based on a recipe in King Richard II’s own cookery book, Fourme of Cury (‘proper method of cookery’), which dates back to about 1390.

2.13 – Menos salsa y más albóndigas – Fogones en la Historia – Receta de albondiguillas de sollo, extraida de un tratado del siglo XVII. – 2.13 – Less sauce and more meatballs – Stoves in History – Recipe for meatballs of sollo, extracted from a seventeenth century treatise.

Tunic in the sewing pile

Sewing – The cutting-out party on Friday was just Loren, Anja, Isabeau and Coleman. I have a new tunic, ready to sew! It’s a pretty beige linen, medium weight. We also discovered that the black tunic that I wear most of the time, has developed a huge worn spot in the elbow, so that’s going to have to be patched.

A bunch of the embroidery this week went into a mundane gift for a friend. A bookmark got finished early-on, and a couple more started during Sewing Workshop.

The prison embroideries of Mary, Queen of Scots –

Natural Dye Workshop at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) – History Science Fiber – Delve into the natural dye workshop Foraging and Dyeing with Plants and Mushrooms taught by Rita Kompst (Musqueam First Nation) and myself at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) in Whistler, BC. We bring together Rita’s perspective, knowledge and wisdom as a First Nations artist as well as western science, as we cover foraging, wildcrafting, sustainability, textiles and conservation. Come join us as we look at how natural dyeing can bring people together as we share knowledge and wonder about our forests and their rainbow of colour within. – (playback disabled except on Youtube)

Getting Dressed in 1500s Florence, Italy – CrowsEyeProductions – A wealthy woman dresses in the fashion of 1500s Florence, Italy.

10th c Jorvik Shoes: How to Look Good From the Ankle Down – Elewys of Finchingefeld – Make a simple pair of turn shoes on a limited budget! I guess I didn’t mention it, but I think I spent less than $25 for all the stuff I need for these shoes; this included my share of a $40 piece of leather, a couple of tools, and some thread.

From making the pattern, sewing, and dyeing the leather, I walk you through my process of making my first pair of medieval shoes, dating from the 10th century, York, England. It was found in the Coppergate excavation. Many thanks to my shoe instructor, HL Athelyna of Oldenfeld, and my foot supermodel, HL Aenor de Pessac.

Sundials, etc. – 

Expedition Monoxylon 2019 arrive to the finish without losing one crew member –

Martine de La Châtre – @ Fleet of the Crusades. – JACQUES COEUR, (born around 1395/1400, in Bourges – November 25, 1456, in the island of Chios) is a French merchant, negotiator, banker and armator.
He was the first Frenchman to establish and maintain followed trade relations with the countries of the Levant. In 1439, King Charles VII was named Grand Argentier of the Kingdom of France. He launches himself into many commercial and industrial enterprises, raising a considerable fortune that allows him to help the sovereign reclaim his territory occupied by the English. But his bursting success leads him to disgraced: by summoning various accusations, his rivals and many debtors, including the king, provoke his fall in 1451. Imprisoned then banned in 1456, he dies in Chios, Greece (island near Turkey) during an expedition against the Turks.
Decree of “bello against turks ruling”. Place of manufacture: Rome (Italy Dating: 15th century, between 1463-1464. Manuscript in Latin illuminated on parchment. National Library of France, Manuscript Department, Manuscript Division, Western Division? 5565 Latin Coat

Incense sticks and extruder – clearing incense – Frankincense, Copal, Sandalwood, Myrrh (copal is New World, though)

Herb Bunch – No Workshop this week because of the holiday. We did find another extruder. Got a few pix of the garden, too.

Project Day – 

Came in before we started to find this from Arlys, “No Project Day for me today–I’ll be hanging out with NIWA, my writers’ group, at Geek The Halls at the Lloyd Center Double Tree in the Exhibit Hall, known fondly to some of us as Merchants Row! A fun show, busy but not crowded, and many of our SCA family are there showing. 10-5 today, no entry fee.”

Anja sat down at the computer with a wad of floss to untangle, then worked on embroidery after tracking down a bunch of links.

Peggy Vlach says, “Got two more scrolls done this weekend and have started two more. This one is for a Kingdom award.”

Isabeau said, “Watched my car be delivered by the tow truck. I guess she didn’t like the screw puncturing the new tire. We’re fine. Just rolling with a limp.” 

MusicCutting: Lute Music – Brilliant Classics – Composer: Francis Cutting – Artist: Domenico Cerasani – The only available album dedicated to a notable musician of Elizabethan England.
By the time of Francis Cutting’s death in 1596 he had become among the best-known of English lutenists, and but by then his reputation as a lutenist and composer had reached far beyond the Howard family of Catholic aristocrats whom he served.
As a lutenist, Cutting was probably an amateur, not a professional musician, but his works show the hand of a skillful musician and composer. His music is characterized by a preference for intricate polyphony, although he also wrote light pieces using simple homophony. In the pavans and galliards we often find a complex interplay between chordal and imitative writing.
Harmonically, Cutting’s music is sometimes forward-looking, with its extensive use of sequences and occasional flashes of harmonic daring.
One or two of his pieces are often encountered in compilations of Elizabethan-era recitals on record. It is much more unusual to find extended sequences of his work, much less a whole album. Yet, when heard in the round, it becomes clear that Cutting’s music belongs with the great names of the Elizabethan golden age. The serious mood of his pavans, the vitality of his galliards, the gaiety of his almains, together with his personal harmonic idiom and his inventiveness in using counterpoint, imitation and sequences, are all sure signs of a gifted and often inspired composer.
Now based in Switzerland as a professor of lute and guitar at the Conservatory of St Gallen, Domenico Cerasani won critical praise for his previous Brilliant Classics album dedicated to the The Raimondo Lute Manuscript of 1601.
‘There is much to enjoy on this CD.’ (Early Music Review) ‘Cerasani has chosen his selection well; his fine technique, musicality and artistic sensitivity invite the listener to transport themselves almost directly into the sound world of a lute connoisseur of the time.’ (Amadeus)
Francis Cutting (1550-1603) was one of the major lute composers of Elizabethan England, yet little is known about his life. He may not even have been a professional composer, as he is referred to as “A gentleman” and his works were not widely circulated like those of his fellow composers.
Cutting’s lute works have been preserved in three manuscripts written by Matthew Holmes and in “A new booke of Tabliture’ published in 1596 in London by William Barley.

Track list:
00:00:00 Francis Cutting: Sir Walter Raleigh’s Galliard
00:01:37 Francis Cutting: The Squirrel’s Toy – Cutting’s Comfort
00:03:34 Francis Cutting: Mrs. Anne Markham’s Pavan
00:08:20 Francis Cutting: Galliard
00:10:08 Francis Cutting: Quadro Pavan
00:12:30 Francis Cutting: My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home (Dowland/Cutting)
00:15:40 Francis Cutting: Galliard (on Go from my Window)
00:17:27 Francis Cutting: Pavana Bray (Byrd/Cutting)
00:22:09 Francis Cutting: Galliard
00:23:55 Francis Cutting: Almain
00:25:19 Francis Cutting: Pavan Sans Per
00:28:36 Francis Cutting: Galliard
00:30:34 Francis Cutting: Greensleeves
00:33:47 Francis Cutting: Galliard
00:35:22 Francis Cutting: Jig – Toy
00:38:00 Francis Cutting: Walsingham
00:40:59 Francis Cutting: Galliard
00:42:50 Francis Cutting: Sir Fulke Greville’s Pavan
00:47:32 Francis Cutting: Galliard
00:49:10 Francis Cutting: Almain
00:51:11 Francis Cutting: Galliard
00:53:07 Francis Cutting: Packington’s Pound

Roman water organ performance – Florin Filimon – Justus Wilberg & Eva Fritz playing a Roman water organ reconstructed from the metal pieces discovered around Budapest. (Römermuseum Haltern am See, 10.06.18)

CAEDMON’S HYMN on the Anglo-Saxon Lyre – Peter Pringle – This is the earliest known poem in the English language, written in the 7th century, in what is called “Old English”. We know very little about the author, whose name was Caedmon, beyond what was said about him by “The Father of English History”, the monk known as The Venerable Bede (672 – 735 A.D.).
The setting for my performance of the hymn is Odda’s Chapel in Gloucestershire, South West England. The chapel is Anglo-Saxon, built a decade before the Norman invasion.
Although we have the words of the hymn, we have no idea what Caedmon’s music sounded like. I wrote the melody myself after being inspired by an excellent workshop given by the wonderful singer and musicologist, Stef Conner, and her fellow musicologist and ancient music historian, Hanna Marti.

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Sketch Bought at Estate Sale for $30 May Be Dürer Drawing Worth $50 Million

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Video Links

Sudeley Castle: The A-Z of Tudor Places – The Tudor Travel Guide – Sudeley Castle: The A-Z of Tudor Places – In this episode of the Tudor Travel Guide’s A-Z of Tudor places, Sarah talks about one of the most popular destinations on any Tudor time traveller’s itinerary: Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. Sudeley is famously known as the last home and final restng place of Ktherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII

New and Updated Pages – Lots of new pix in the food section for the feast! Finally getting into write-ups as trial runs happen….


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Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI = 177 plus 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 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, 48 key bottle openers
Total as a Household = 4238 handed off

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In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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