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For a quiet week, this was remarkably tiring! We’re still not doing much in-person and only the one workshop has anyone showing up… and that person is a mundane! There was some clipart, a fair amount on sewing and embroidery, a little cookery, and a lot of garden this week.

Herbs in the Garden again this week! We’re still working on finishing up all the planting of starts, and cleaning up of weeds for the spring.

Project Day is now open for in-person meet-ups as well as in the Virtual Realm! Potluck this month will be Virtual and Real-World! Herbs Workshops and Sewing are ongoing. Masks required. When will the rest of these open up in person? We’ll keep right on with the virtual ones side-by-side with the actual. 

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  • 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 – Next Potluck – 3/20, 4/17, 515, 6/19
  • Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – Cookbook coming next!

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:

Misc – Pic of Their Majesties by Alodar Standson

By her hand will she reign! Congratulations and Huzzah to Helga and Hans, Lady and Lord of the Mists!


SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2022 AT 9 AM – 7 PM – Adiantum’s Birthday Bash – 82002 Lost Creek Rd, Dexter, OR 97431-9783, United States
Adiantum’s Baronial Birthday celebration, Archery, Rapier, Cut & Thrust, and Arts & Sciences Championships, Sergentry Trials, and Court. This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted.

APR 22 AT 9 AM – APR 24 AT 3 PM – Bar Gemels – Event by Barony of Terra Pomaria and Lin Dis – Camp Taloali – Bar Gemels will return this year! The tavern is open and will have period games on the tables, musicians playing throughout the hall, a warm fire, and hot food for weary travelers.
The Tavern will provide meals each day for a fee. You may preregister for a meal plan for the weekend for $35. Prices for ala cart meal tickets will be available on the website.
Fighters, both heavy and fencers alike, will be ousted to the field when brawls start to see who will be left standing. The ever-popular Bar Wench Smackdown will occur.
For added fun the thrown weapons range will be and the archery range will be open for you to show your skills.
We will also hold a Silent Auction fundraiser for Camp Taloali, a camp for children who are d/Deaf and or Hard of Hearing community members.
Merchants are welcome for a donation of largess.
Bunks in cabins will be available for a $10 fee.
Please register for RV space in advance. Space is limited.

MAY 27 AT 12 PM – MAY 30 AT 3 PM – Egils 2022 – Adiantum – Event by Barony of Adiantum and Chris Howerton – Lynx Hollow Park
You are invited to join the Barony of Adiantum for a three-day weekend of Medieval Adventure.
Activities to Look forward to:
Heavy Armored combat – Holmgang, Prize Tournaments & Baronial Defender Tournament
Rapier Combat
Cut & Thrust Combat
Bardic Baronial Championship & Performances
Medieval Period Archery Fun Shoots, Competitions & Royal rounds
Thrown Weapons Baronial Championship & Fun Toss
Medieval Court, Pageantry & Ceremony
Norse Trade Blanket
Youth & Family Activities
Medieval Merchants’ Row
Arts & Sciences Village, Full of Classes, Demo’s and Displays

Classes – 

SCA Aila’ntha – Ld. Edric Longfellow Presenting Oil Painting in the Current Middle Ages. Ld. Edric Longfellow is an artist from the desert lands of Atenveldt. Many of his paintings follow SCA themes. He will present what has inspired him over the years, including artists and individual paintings both period and non-period, as well his travels to Europe to see some of the paintings he will discuss. He will touch on techniques. He will also shamelessly show off his paintings, both SCA themed, as well as mundane pieces. This is meant as a discussion, with lively interaction. Come join us for the evening. Bring your paintings and stories too. Let’s talk art!

Battle of Hastings, 1066: Analysis of the Norman victory – Medievalists – The Battle of Hastings is one of the most important battles fought in England. Duke William of Normandy defeated King Harold II, ushering in the Norman Conquest. In this episode of Bow and Blade, Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston analyze the campaign and battle, including how the conflict started, the events of 1066, where the battle took place, and why the Normans were victorious.

Greenwood Working at Winsford Cottage Hospital – The Landmark Trust

Early Week – Anja got to the Adiantum A&S night on Tuesday. She was working on some “dried herbs” for the brewery diorama, plus a small paper model of Neuschwanstein. Also got a few initial letters done including the “F” at the top of this report.

Cookery – First salad harvest of the spring! On Sunday, Anja made a root vegetable stew (chicken broth, parsnip, turnip, onion, garlic, cabbage, mushroom, caraway, oregano, salt). We’re still missing three pictures, although I can’t re-take the mushrooms or the spices. I will get a pic of the finished stew, though, and add it this week.

All of the recorded classes from the Culinary Symposium are up!

Medieval Bread Soup – Historical Italian Cooking – Today we prepare medieval bread soup from the Registrum Coquine by Johannes Bockenheim, written in the 15th century.

spices (black pepper, cinnamon, saffron)

Modern Marvels: The History of Tea (S12, E53) | Full Episode – HISTORY – After water, tea is the second most popular drink in the world. It has been around as a drink for 5000 years, and 6 billion pounds of tea are harvested annually. Find out more in Season 12, Episode 53, “Tea.”

Sewing – One person in for workshop time. …and mundane, but I got to show off Isabeau’s lovely stitching on the napkin hems!

Weave Along with Elewys: Double Face Laurel Leaves Tablet Weaving – Elewys of Finchingefeld – In this video, I am making a pair of silk sock garters for a friend for her elevation to the Laurel, which will be happening this June. This design is a double-sided tablet woven laurel leaf pattern in 20/2 silk.

15th, 16th, and 17th Century Hooks and Eyes for Clothing – Lynne Fairchild – Hooks and eyes for clothing have been around since at least the 15th century. The design and shape of hooks and eyes have changed very little over the centuries, from the medieval period to modern day.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, hooks and eyes could be found as a closure mechanism for collars and such. However, by the 17th century, there was an emergence of large hooks being used on the waistband of men’s breeches.

Sundials, etc. – 

Why Archaeologists Are Brewing Ancient Beers
SAL Evening Lecture: Glass beads of the Anglo-Saxons – The indigenous and the exotic – SocAntiquaries – An Investigation into the beads and techniques of glass beadmakers of the 5th to 7th-centuries CE by Sue Heaser

Herb Bunch – More planting this week, although the seeds didn’t arrive for the starts.

…and some visitors….

Project Day – Isabeau chimed in very early. She’s been busy! …and she says, “I’m recreating mrs. Wesley’s sweater for a customer. Reclaimed supplies.”

Anja worked on soup, finding bits of projects that have gotten scattered and finding a piece of “her” fabric for her tablet case. …plus tracking down, taking and processing photos.

Feast Planning – There’s a poll up on the House Capuchin Facebook group about what to do for this coming year. The options are:

“What should we do for Winter Feast 2023?”

  • Repeat the Norse Foods theme
  • Sumpin’ Different
  • Not bother
  • Go with German Renn again
  • Go with Italian foods
  • Add an option

Go ahead and comment on this blog if you’d like to weigh in!

Miscellaneous pix


Nowell Chimes – Renaissance Players

𝔏𝔢𝔰 𝔐𝔬𝔱𝔢𝔱𝔰, 𝔊𝔲𝔦𝔩𝔩𝔞𝔲𝔪𝔢 𝔡𝔢 𝔐𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔞𝔲𝔱 – ensemble Musica Nova – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢 – Ensemble: Musica Nova – Album: Les Motetsn Guillaume de Machaut – Video: Guillaume de Machaut, ms 1586, XIVth cent. –

In Western classical music, a motet is mainly a vocal musical composition, of highly diverse form and style, from high medieval music to the present. The motet was one of the pre-eminent polyphonic forms of Renaissance music. The late 13th-century theorist Johannes de Grocheo believed that the motet was “not to be celebrated in the presence of common people, because they do not notice its subtlety, nor are they delighted in hearing it, but in the presence of the educated and of those who are seeking out subtleties in the arts”. In the early 20th century, it was generally believed the name came from the Latin movere (to move), though a derivation from the French mot (“word”, or “phrase”) had also been suggested. The Medieval Latin for “motet” is motectum, and the Italian mottetto was also used. If the word is from Latin, the name describes the movement of the different voices against one another. Today, however, the French etymology is favoured by reference books, as the word “motet” in 13th-century French had the sense of “little word”. In fact, the troped clausulas that were the forerunner of the motet were originally called motelli (from the French mot, “word”), soon replaced by the term moteti. The earliest motets arose in the 13th century from the organum tradition exemplified in the Notre-Dame school of Léonin and Pérotin. The motet probably arose from clausula sections in a longer sequence of organum. Clausulae represent brief sections of longer polyphonic settings of chant with a note-against-note texture. In some cases, these sections were composed independently and “substituted” for existing setting. These clausulae could then be “troped,” or given new text in the upper part(s), creating motets. From these first motets arose a medieval tradition of secular motets. These were two- to four-part compositions in which different texts, sometimes in different vernacular languages, were sung simultaneously over a (usually Latin-texted) cantus firmus usually adapted from a passage of Gregorian chant. Later the cantus firmus was instead played on an instrument, marked in the score with a word “mot” to indicate its origin. It is also increasingly argued that the term “motet” could in fact include certain brief single-voice songs. The texts of upper voices include subjects as diverse as courtly love odes, pastoral encounters with shepherdesses, political attacks, and many Christian devotions, especially to the Virgin Mary. Most medieval motets are anonymous compositions and significantly re-use music and text. They are transmitted in a number of contexts, and were most popular in northern France. The largest surviving collection is in the Montpellier Codex. Increasingly in the 14th and 15th centuries, motets made use of repetitive patterns often termed panisorhythmic; that is, they employed repeated rhythmic patterns in all voices—not only the cantus firmus—which did not necessarily coincide with repeating melodic patterns. Philippe de Vitry was one of the earliest composers to use this technique, and his work evidently had an influence on that of Guillaume de Machaut, one of the most famous named composers of late medieval motets (Wikipedia).

1 Motet n°6 – S’il estoit nuls qui pleindre se deüst
2 Motet n°6 – Et gaudebit cor vestrum
3 Motet n°8 – Et non est qui adjuvet
4 Motet n°3 – Fine Amour (instrumental)
5 Motet n°9 – Fera Pessima
6 Motet n°5 – Fiat voluntas tua
7 Motet n°13 – Eins que ma dame
8 Motet n°13 – Tant doucement
9 Motet n°14 – De ma dolour
10 Motet n°14 – Maugré mon cuer
11 Motet n°15 – Vidi dominum
12 Motet n°19 – A christo honoratus
13 Motet n°18 – Bone pastor
14 Motet n°4 – De bon espoir
15 Motet n°7 – Ego moriar pro te
16 Motet n°20 – Je ne suis mie certeins
17 Motet n°17 – Super omnes speciosa (instrumental)
18 Motet n°21 – Tribulatio proxima est
19 Motet n°4 – Puis que la douce rousée
20 Motet n°11 – Fins cuers dous
21 Rondeau (anonyme) – Por coi me bait mes maris?
22 Motet n°16 – Por coi me bait mes maris
23 Motet n°23 – Ad te supiramus gementes et flentes
24 Motet n°20 – Je ne suis mie certeins (instrumental)
25 Motet n°12 – Libera me
26 Motet n°15 – Vidi dominum (diminution instrumentale)
27 Motet n°1 – Amara valde
28 Motet n°2 – Suspiro
29 Motet n°4 – Speravi (instrumental)
30 Motet n°10 – Obediens usque ad mortem
31 Motet n°17 – Super omnes speciosa
32 Motet n°11 – Fins cuers dous (instrumental)
33 Motet n°22 – Apprehende arma et scutum et exurge
34 Motet n°3 – Quare non sum ortuus

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Video Links

Chepstow Castle & The Oldest Door in Europe – The Tudor Travel Guide – Join Sarah on the banks of the River Wye as she explores Chepstow Castle, one of the earliest stone-built castles in Britain, which houses the oldest door in Europe – and it is quite some door!


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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 bookmarks, 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, 23 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, 4 dishcloths
Total as a Household = 4238 handed off

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