House Capuchin Shield2We had a productive week and then some fun interactions on Project Day this week. There are a lot of the usual links in the report, plus herb stuff, embroidery and sewing, and 3D printing. 

This week is Potluck, so we’ll be concentrating more on food things. We have a duck that we might get a chance to try to do something with and there’s an interesting leek and pork dish, also. 

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!

When will we be able to do these in person? We’ll probably keep right on with the virtual ones side-by-side with the actual. 

  • 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 – 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19
  • No Winter Feast in 2021. We’ll revisit for one in 2022 sometime in the next two months.

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:

Educational Events

 Other Good Stuff

Knowne Worlde Entertainment Guide – KWEG – Entertainment List –

Dance Vids – Medieval Dance Demo: Vito Di Cholino – Rachel Lorenz – The Creative Contessa dances Vito Di Cholino with her Condottiero and Lady-in-Waiting. Vito Di Cholinois by Gaita Medieval Music and can be found on their music release “The Queen of Measures”. The exit music is Principessa by Gaita Medieval Music; it can also be found on their music release “The Queen of Measures”. Both are available via their website at or by email at

Early Week – Not much going on. Moving plants to home and continuing on embroidery. Started a ball. 

Cookery – Starting to think about potluck. We want to do the duck and the rique-manger looks promising. 

Sewing – Started on a ball, finished the seam ripper case, but still needed pictures. 

Dress Historian Recreates Margaret Tudor’s French Hoods – The Welsh Viking – The famous Tudor era French Hood is frequently misunderstood and a challenge for new and experienced costumers alike. Thankfully, we have the amazing, knowledgeable dress historian and historical costume maker Perin from Isabel Northwode Costumes to teach us all about them! Join us for this special edition as she teaches us how these wonderful and mysterious garments developed from earlier medieval hoods, how they could have been made, and why they’re a much easier costuming project than you might have thought – all by looking at new and exciting historical resources from Renaissance Scotland! Dig out your silk velvet and your finest linen (or a tea towel) and get ready!

Herb Bunch – Gradually getting the plants moved an set up. 

Project Day

Before I even got there!

Helen Louise was working on a summer blouse. >>>

Arlys – “Posting early because kids coming later. Currently playing around with one of the emblems from the Oxburgh hangings. This involves some some conjecture and reconstruction, owing to degradation. Also known as playing with colored pencils.”

“I’m working on reconstructing a pattern from one of the Oxburgh Hangings. Parts of this particular one are degraded, so it’s an interesting challenge. Hooray for colored pencils and erasers! One of the really neat things about this particular one is that you can see how Mary did the cruciform edging.”

Anja got a very bad photo of her embroidery stuff and then pulled out the sewing project (buttons on a mundane dress.) 

Isabeau briefly got into chat. “😂🤣🤣🤣 I didn’t know it was live. Daniel took me out for lunch! We have lemon pie!”
She also posted earlier, “I’m working on a black wool hooded mantel with rectangular construction. Sewing the seams with gray wool yarn/thread. I’ll post a picture later today. If I can find a finer darker red, I’ll embellish it.”
Anja posted – “Got handed my Mother’s Day dinner! Take-out….. A lovely crab cake with a poached egg, hash-browns and spinach and then a marvelous sweet that they called, “Momma Triffle”. 🙂 It was meringues, straw and blueberries, sweetened whipped cream with vanilla and a blodge of chocolate ganache. I also ended up with a mimosa, so it’s Happy Mommies’ Day to me!” …and the mimosa eventually finished her off. 🙂 
This is a calibration cube.

Gudrun (edited and used with permission) – “I’d join the project day thing, but I’m mucking about with my printer to get everything perfect before I start making some neat prints that could be displayed with SCA stuffs. I’ve been making calibration cubes with a white PLA lol. I’m -.1-.2mm off on most sides though. 20mm cube lol.
One of the downsides to PLA, is it can’t be out in the sun. It’ll deform. Would make for good jewelry bits for indoor events, but you can’t use it for outdoor. Winter events provided inside PLA should be okay. It just can’t be exposed to sunlight. Well, sunlight behind a window. It makes sense if you think about it. Especially when I’m printing with a nozzle temp of 200c and bed temp at 70c. Exactly the same concept for FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) which is what I’m doing.
3D printing is super neat lol, I love watching it go from a single bit of hot plastic coming out of the nozzle to a completed object. Best part about PLA? Supposedly biodegradable! Biodegradable because it uses corn starch. I’m not sure why warmed filament gives the scent of honey though. Sucrose in the corn starch I’d guess. 


Gudrun – Yeah. Thus indoor is best for it. Once I can get a pretty much perfect cube though, I’ll be printing that Veles model I sent to you a long while back. Fitting with me having named the printer Veles, and could make a nice thing in the background for SCA videos. Once I get an octopi, I’ll start recording videos too, which could be super duper neat. 
It makes sense if you think about it. Especially when I’m printing with a nozzle temp of 200c and bed temp at 70c.
Gudrun – Exactly the same concept for FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) which is what I’m doing. Once I get an octopi, I’ll start recording videos too, which could be super duper neat. It took so long to get this printer too! I did order from Prague, and it was on preorder. 3 months and 6 days, and then 3 days to build it. I had to put it together from a slew of parts. It was a damn investment… 🙂 New tech, so it takes awhile. And it’s precision machining stuff. I did record it singing to me when I printed a little tugboat though! It was so cute!
And that’s the completed object! It’s called a Benchy! That filament is so dang glittery. I also made a whistle as my first print and it is SUPER LOUD. Good for wrangling the littles. I might at some point record a video of how loud the whistle is.. I just wouldn’t give it to little kids/people who I swear are chaos personified. When I blow the whistle, it honestly hurts my ears. I might measure the db level out of it lol. 
I got a chance to measure the db output of my printer. From where both my desk and bed are, it averages at 42!
Anja – Well, that’s the answer…….to life, the universe and everything…. so it makes sense. 🙂
I think the cute li’l song is the steppers modulating, but I LOVE IT. My brother’s printer also does it! There’s even gcodes (what tells the printer what to do) for singing whole songs!
XMA Header Image 3D Printer Plays Music – Harry Potter, Star Wars, AC/DC, Jurassic Park
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3D print a Recorder, an Ocarina or a Kazoo – print a musical instrument!
Pluuuus, wood filaments are a thing! They’re plastic and wood pulp.
I figure when I actually start making 3D printed SCA stuff, I can provide links to STLs and writeups on settings and whatnot to go in the posts! STLs are the model file you have to do what’s called slicing to generate the code to print. It’s a form of engineering lol. 
Other benefit to PLA? Once I figure it out, there’s a form of lost wax casting, using the PLA as molds that you pour resin into! especially for stuff like jewelry and awards, even better. Plus, I recently heard of someone who 3D prints crowns and stuff!


The translation is a bit off, but it’s followable.

Rique-Manger – France, XIV century

– 1 apple
– 2 eggs
– 1 tablespoon butter
– 1/4 tbsp powder fine *
– a pinch of saffron
We peel the apple and cut it into a cube or slices, throw it into the pan, water it with a small amount of water and cook it for a few minutes until the fruit softens slightly, we are draining. (I didn’t pour water, but I poured it into a cup, added a little honey and that way I received an addition to the dish in the form of a delicious compote. ))
We roast apples for a while in the pan to get rid of the leftover water, add butter and fine powder and fry for a few more minutes for the fruits to take root. We stick eggs, add saffron and mix the whole thing until the proteins are cut.
Serving warm, with bread.
Today we have a guest at the Dwarf’s cooks by Agnieszka
* powder fine: 3 tablespoons ginger, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon paradise grain (aframon can be replaced with pepper, just remember this one is less smoking)

Miscellaneous pix

Music –

Troubadours d’Italie, Italian Troubadours – Musica Medievale – Ensemble: Trob’Art Ensemble Album: Canso viva – Les Troubadours d’Italie XIIº et XIIIº siècles Video: Ms. 854

  1.  RAIMBAUT DE VAQUEIRAS, Altas ondas que venez suz la mar
  2.  BONIFACI DE CASTELLANA, Sitot m’es fort gaya la sazos
  3.  RAMBERTI DE BUVALEL, Ges de chantar voill gequir
  4.  En sai la flor plus bella d’autra flor
  5.  BERTRAN D’ALMANON, Un cavaliers si jaza
  6.  SORDEL, Puois trobat ai qi conois et enten
  7.  Ai las e que fan miey huelh
  8.  PEIRE DE LA MULA, Dels Joglars servir mi laisse



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  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731
  • ASLII = 304
  • ASLIII = 146
  • ASLIV&ASLV =230
  • ASLVI = plus 4 puppets, 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, 48 key bottle openers

Total as a Household = 4061 handed off

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