Classes

Bling your belt
His excellency Duncan, Prince of Insualae Draconis:
A look at the various options for decorating belts including an opportunity to handle extant pieces.

General furrier crafts
Christoffer Fjelldal, furrier and fur trader:
General introduction how to pre-work, work, cutting and storing fur.
Get some hand practise on how to work with fur.
max 15 people
material costs 250 SEK/25 euro

Drachenwald liber primus
Mistress Silwa af Swaneholm
Do you want to know more about the project Drachenwald liber primus were Drachenwalders come together to make a book? I will start with a short introduction about the ongoing project. After this there will be a possibility for you to ask questions, volunteer or brainstorm about the project with me.

Cotton in clothing in the Middle Ages
Baroness Aleydis van Vilvoorde
This class discusses the usage of cotton fabric and cotton batting in clothing in medieval Europe. It also covers the production and consumption of cotton for other purposes, but its main focus is clothing.

Dances from Arbeau, Playford’s Country dances and others
Mestari Kareina Talventytär

Dance Amoroso
Lady Elisabeth Nilsdotter
This is my reconstruction of Amoroso based on Guglielo Ebero´s manual, De Practica. This version might be a little bit different than what is usually danced. No previous dance experience is needed.

Dance Rostiboli Gioioso
Lady Elisabeth Nilsdotter
Rostiboli Gioioso is a fun flirty dance for two. No previous dance experience is needed.

Early Tudor Bonnets
Honourable Lady Ragnell Caxtone

Netting for hairnets, purses, or fishing
Lady Eleanor de Arnot
Netting is used throughout the European Middle Ages for rough fishing nets and fine hairnets. We will get hands-on with shuttles and gauges to learn the basic knot, with a focus on netting in the round for hairnets. You can see different types of tools in different materials, and will get a steel shuttle to use in the workshop. If you have a netting needle or shuttle, bring it!
Max 8 people
Cost: 50kr for a plastic shuttle and yarn

The Art of Managing a Team
Baroness Anna Syveken
Dear reader, join my class if you
– have questions about the seemingly overwhelming task of organising an event (hint: it won’t be such a major thing after this class)
– want to know how to get helping hands … and how to make sure that they want to help again
– have any other questions towards event organisation
I’ll let you know about some general stuff, give you insight and hints you can adapt and try for yourself and am available for your questions.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Snareweave: Viking age soumak brocading
Lady Estrid of Huisinis
Having been given a book on the Överhogdal tapestries, I was inspired to recreate them. A little more reading led me to want to find out more about the use of the soumak technique in the viking period, which is more widespread and varied than I had previously thought.
This class will present my research and the samples I have woven as part of my Golden Egg project: the challenges, what I have discovered and some truly unique weaving techniques.

Migration period dress in northern Europe
Herr Matti
The class aims to give participants insight into dress and accessories during the migration period (Ca 350-550 AD) primarily in Northern Europe. Focus will be on the preserved archaeological textiles, both from wetland sacrifices and burials with a secondary look at images and contemporary examples from the Roman Empire.
I will also attempt to give some starting advice to those who are interested in beginning their own migration period project.

Gardens in the Middle Ages/Renaissance
Lady Marit Matsdotter
The history of gardening started thousands of years ago. After briefly touching on early gardening history, this class will focus on medieval and renaissance gardens, especially in Europe, the Middle East and India. The class will include different kinds of gardens and their uses, how they were planned, typical features, and some of the plants that were grown.

Partlets
Countess Isabetta del Verde and Mistress Anna Laresdotter
We will look at partlets of different styles in period images, how they are used and possible constructions. We will also have several examples with us for you to study and try on.

German renaissance headwear – 1500-1550
Herrin Marlein Eberlin
What would a German frau wear on her head? Is it only the common wulsthaube or is there different looks? We will in this class look into the various looks of the headwear of the German renaissance, from 1500-1550, theories on construction and development over the time period.

How to design your first scroll
Lady Anna de Byxe
Want to make a scroll but don’t know where to start? I will give an overview of what to think about and some examples of different materials.

Buttonholes
Mistress Anna Laresdotter
Come and learn how to make beautiful buttonholes, I will show you my secret.

Beginners Needle Lace
Mistress Lia de Thornegge
Bring your needle, linen thread, and snips/scissors and we will learn simple needle lace together and practice the stitching. I will provide a bit of material to practice on, then you can continue on your own project.

How to be an officer
Magister Edricus Filius Offaeus
A workshop on being an officer in the SCA, the whys, whats and hows.
Held by Magister Edricus (OP) former Kingdom Seneshal

Gesso – the real stuff
Mistress Oriane d’Avallon
We will make a batch of Cennini’s gesso – the ”base material” for polished gold leaf, and practise gilding on gesso
Material costs

Tablet weaving – how to read pattern and band
Maisteri Magdalen Yrjänäntytär
In the lecture I will show how to read a tablet weave pattern and a band while weaving it. I try to use examples of several notation styles, but concentrate mostly to the notation method of Maikki Karisto. There will be examples of several different band types, but I am narrowing them to four holes threaded bands.

Who is the Lady with the Forceps?
Honourable Lady Katherina Mornewegh
This class is about the most commonly admired Saints in the 14th and 15th century. You will learn how to distinguish individual Saints by their attributes and learn their legends and, by this, learn things your persona would have known (well, if you have a Christian persona, that ist), but also see some hints why a beautiful picture of a dress might be taken with a grain of salt as a secondary source. You will also have no problems joining a game of Saints ́ Charade, if that’s your inclination.

Cooking beyond the books
Lady Görvel Skote
The class will deal with the parts of cooking not often included in period cookbooks. We will make an attempt at understanding seasonal and regional cooking from a historical perspective.

Improv for SCA Life
Honourable Lady Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh
Improvisation is a useful skill for heralds, bards, and storytellers, as well as royals or persons who need to speak in court. It helps you think on your feet and provide an engaging experience to the populace. We will address basic skills for improv and practice activities that will help with speaking when put on the spot.

Farts Two Ways
Viscountess Niamh of Gisburne
Explore the wonderful world of mutton farts! (Portuguese meatballs in broth, cooked two ways.)​

Medieval Choir
Lord Náttfari Garðarsson
Drinking Songs

Indigo dyeing
Fru Cristina Stolte
Winter is coming and it is time to prepare your wardrobe for colder days. Why not take the time to put some colour in your life!
In this workshop we will dye yarn and smaller fabric pieces with indigo. I will give a short overview of natural dyeing and we will look at and discuss colours used during our time period.
Maximum 8 people
No prior knowledge needed. All materials will be provided. You only pay for the dyed yarn or fabric that you wish to bring home. Please contact me in advance if you wish to bring your own yarn or fabric. Children under 15 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult during the workshop.

Hand cannon shooting
Herr Biorn Stolte
Hand cannon shooting. In this workshop you will learn about hand cannons and black powder before and during the middle ages. We will also talk about Swedish non projectile shooting (salute shooting). You will also have the opportunity to shoot with a 14th century hand cannon.
Minimum age: 18 years old for shooters.
Be aware of loud noise. There will be a limited number of ear protections. If possible, please bring your own.
No more than 10 shootings total (in consideration of neighbours). Unlimited numbers of ”spectators”.