Class title: Early Irish Shoe Pattern
Description: We will learn about period early Irish footwear and how to make a pattern for your own feet based on the Lucas type 1 pattern. Up to 5 people can have a canvas pattern made to transfer to leather.
Class size: 5 hands on pattern making, any number may sit in
Class cost: $5 if doing the take-home canvas pattern, free to sit in
Class time: 90 min
Class title: Stamped Pendants
Description: Stamping is the process of impressing a design into a piece of metal by using a steel tool (usually) held against the metal and striking with a hammer to create decorative effects in metal. After a brief demonstration, participants will have the opportunity to create their own stamped pendants.
There is no fee. There is no class size limit for demonstration, though there will be limited handouts.
Class size for the creation of the pendants is limited to 8 participants, though more can observe and jump in if there is space/time.
Class time: Class is 2 hours.
Note: This class will be loud as hammering will be involved.
Class title: Field Guide to the SCA
Presented by Metressa Alzbeta Michalik
Description: During the first half of this class we will discuss the sumptuary customs of the SCA and Middle Kingdom (what the fancy hats and belts mean). The second half of the class we will go out on "safari", identifying different examples of the various ranks and learning just what it means to hold those ranks.
Class Time: 1 hour
NOTE: Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Class title: The Draken, A Modern Viking Ship
Taught by: Debruska Jekksdottir
Description: The Draken Harald Hårfagre is the largest Viking ship built in modern times. It was built in 2010 based on research of 7th to 9th century Viking Ships. In 2016, she sailed across the Atlantic and ended up in Mystic, CT. Learn about how the ship was built, sailed across the Atlantic, and what new adventures await her.
Class title: Peafowl and Pheasants in Medieval Europe.
Taught by Forester Robert Thorne.
Description: A round table discussion on how and why these beautiful birds arrived in Europe.
Class time: 1 hr "lecture" style
Class title: Blue Skies and Fat Sheep
Presented by: Sarangerel of the Steppes
Description: The nomadic lifestyle of the Mongols is often overlooked when talking about their rise as an Empire. This class will focus on day to day life on the steppes from family structure to hospitality.
Class title: Making an Endless Loop Bow String
Presented by: Forester Robert Thorne
Description: How to make an endless loop bowstring for hand bows or crossbows.