<<< Then I was rummaging around in the pattern draws at Joann's one
day while out of town and ran into 2 very friendly SCA members for
that area. They invited me to events and were very nice. I'm
actually considering making the 5 hour round trip to join their group
instead of my local group. Sad but it's worth it to do what I love
and feel welcome. >>>
Yes, sometimes you will find an SCA group other than your local group
that fits your interests or personality better than your local group.
The bigger groups, such as baronies, are likely to have a larger
variety of people and interests simply because of having more members.
Depending on the geography of an area, sometimes there will be a bunch
of groups clustered together, sometimes the distance to the other
closest groups can be measured in hours. The latter used to be
particularly true in the earlier days of the Society.
What types of sewing do you do? Do you just sew for yourself or are
you willing to sew outfits for others? Many people, such as myself,
have minimal sewing skills and welcome garb from others or will
commission it to be made. This is a way to give back and perhaps
develop some friendships.
You mentioned looking in the pattern drawers at Joann's. Perhaps this
file in the CLOTHING section of the Florilegium might be of interest
patterns-msg (115K) 4/19/10 Sources for clothing patterns. Altering
I don't know which types of clothing are of interest to you, but there
are also a number of files in that same section on different types of
clothing for different cultures and times.
Do you using a sewing machine or sew by hand? The TEXTILE ARTS section
has some files on both. Are you interested in other needlework? There
are some files in that section on naalbinding, knitting etc as well as
files on period fabrics and dyeing.
sewing-msg (80K) 4/ 8/08 Sewing ideas and stitches.
sewing-tools-msg (70K) 1/19/08 Medieval sewing tools, needles, thimbles.
sewng-machnes-msg (31K) 6/17/05 Comments on sewing machines for SCA use.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org