Category: Classes

A&S: Head Coverings Across Europe

This will be a survey of head coverings moving east to west across Europe. If you have specific regions or time periods which you would like to investigate, please let me know. Then I can give you a list of materials to work with and bring to class. Date: November 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM …

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A&S: Wire Temple Rings

Learn to make a type of jewelry worn by medieval Rus and Slav women. Students will leave class with at least one pair of temple rings.There will be kits for $5 for at least 10 students. Auditors welcome. Students who have their own wire cutters and round nose pliers are encouraged to bring them. Youth …

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A&S: Leather Masks

Make a leather half-mask (Columbina style ) to wear at the Masque/Revel at the end of this month. Date: October 18 at 8:00 PM Instructor: Master Oliver Stillman Ages: 15+

A&S: Fingerloop Braiding

Do you want to learn how to make an easy fingerloop braid, or practice your skills? Learn this skill and help to make fingerloop braids that will be given to our Legacy VIPs (past royals from Cleftlands) at Regular Event/ 40th Baronial Anniversary. Materials will be provided, but please bring scissors. If you have royal …

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A&S: SCA 101

This class teaches newcomers about the history and structure of the Society for Creative Anachronism. How did the SCA begin? What is a laurel? How many kingdoms are there and why is that guy wearing spurs? Find out the answers to these and many other questions newcomers often ask. Free handout; open to all ages. …

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A&S: Let’s Do Lunch-A How-To & Taste Testing

Running a lunch tavern can be a fun way to help out at an event – after all, everyone loves food! This class is aimed at guiding people through the process of preparing for and running lunch at an SCA event. If you’re thinking about doing lunch for an event, or running an event where …

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A&S: Tabard Making

Learn how to make you own Cleftlands tabard or just a tabard in general. Date: May 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM. Instructor: Baroness Madelaine Bouvier Ages: 12+

A&S: Pennsic University Roundtable

Pennsic University is truly an academic “one of a kind.” It can also be daunting for a newcomer and sometimes something of a coin flip for seasoned alumni. This will be an open discussion on topics such as how to choose classes, how to keep track of schedules during what is always a hectic two …

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A&S: 16th Century Persian Costuming

An overview of clothing for men and women in 16th century Persia, with layers and construction tips. Date: May 10, 2017 at 8 PM Instructor: by Baroness Milesent Vibert Ages: 18+  

Class: Epay System Training

Lady Alays, the deputy kingdom exchequer for for PayPal, has agreed to teach a class at a Cleftlands meeting. This training is required to use the Midrealm Epay (PayPal) system. The group Exchequer and Reservationist (as defined by the Kingdom — whomever is in charge of taking advanced registrations and, more specifically tracking them, whether …

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A&S: Osenstitch Viking Embroidery

This class will feature the Osenstitch and variations that was found in the Birka and Ousegate digs. The class will go over a brief history of the find and area. The embroidery is based off of Anges Geijer’s doctorate thesis on the Birka dig and her sketches of the embroidery stitch. We will also do …

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A&S: Storytelling for Kids

Designed FOR youth, this is designed to bring out the inner ham that resides in nearly every kid. Every kid knows a story. Every kid can tell a story. This is a “Bardic Safe Zone” where the audience is forgiving and encouraging, goofs and flubs and false starts are forgiven, and a few simple tips, …

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A&S: Basic hand sewing

Learn the basics of hand sewing. Which needle to use, tying knots, stitches and more. Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM Instructors: Baroness Madelane, THL Pietro and Baroness Constanza Ages: 12+

A&S: Knife Skills and Safety

Date: April 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM Instructor: Baron Ealdred of Gwyntarian Ages: 12+

A&S: How to live like a viking and dress like a viking

This class will help those who are looking into the Viking persona. From how they actually lived: hunting, housing, etc…  to what they wore. Date: Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM Instructor: Viscountess Isgerdr Gulkarr Ages: 12+

A&S: Making Padded Armor/Gambeson

Are you interested in making padded armor, or a gambeson? Come check out this class! Date: March 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM. Instructor: Lord Ectheo of Cleftlands

A&S: Scribal Gallery

There will be a Scribal Gallery to show off all of the amazing pieces of art the good gentles of our Barony have given away freely. If you have one or a few of these pieces of art made by the hands of someone in our Barony, I invite you to bring your Illuminations to …

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A&S: Making Leather Shoes

This two part class will cover the making of a simple shoe. Part one will cover patterning, measuring, and sewing methods. Part two will cover assembly, soles, and fitting. Please note shoes cannot be completed in the allotted two hours at meeting, so homework will be expected, upwards of 8 hours for the actual construction. …

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A&S: How to speak forsoothely

Add a nice touch to your persona by speaking much like they did in period. A little practice makes a lot of fun. Date: March 8, 2017 Instructor: THL Brendan O Corraidhe

A&S: Sewing Round Table

What is in your traveling sewing kit?  Things that are handy when traveling to and event. Date: Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM Instructor: Baroness Madeleine Bouvier