Siobhan replied to my request with:
<<< stefan.. My name is Siobhan. I am a crewman to the Free Ship
Briar Rose, Wolf of Shadow Legion, and Member of the Gleann Abhann
Brewers Guild. I will see what I can come up with. I am fairly new
( only been playing 5 years) and I would like to pass on some knoledge
of what I have learned. >>>
Wonderful! "Fairly new" is playing for 5 years? Lol. I can remember a
Rialto discussion years ago about "When are you no longer a
newcomer?". There wasn't a concensus then, either. :-)
I have been a bit longer now, since I joined in 1988, but I'm not
completely sure what a "Ship" is? Is it just a nautically oriented
household? Or something more/else? And what makes it "free"? It's too
rundown to sell? :-)
<<< Right now a friend and I are doing an A&S project about fiber arts
called From Sheep to Garb. We are raising our own sheep for wool,
going to dye it , spin it ,weeve it and sew it. going to take years to
complete.. it is going to be fun..>>>
That's hardly a short file for beginners. :-) But yes, I would
eventually like to have an article or series of articles on this.
More on your personal experiences and what you learn along the way as
I do have a few files on various aspects of what you are likely to be
getting yourself info. If you haven't looked at them, they might be of
If you decide to give up on this project early, see this file: :-)
lamb-mutton-msg (160K) 7/15/11 Medieval lamb and mutton. Recipes.
There are several files in the TEXTILE ARTS section which might let
you learn from other's mistakes and successes.
wool-clean-msg (26K) 4/ 7/08 Cleaning wool before spinning.
wool-combing-msg (12K) 4/15/10 Wool carding and combing. History.
There are also some files on dyeing and spinning as well.
I have heard of "sheep to shawl" competitions done at various large
SCA events, although I've never had the patience or been willing to
spend that much of my time at a single event on even watching such a
<<< Anyway. I will write some stuff about what i have learned in the
Your project is a good example of the different kinds of things one
can do in the SCA, even in just a small corner of what we do.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
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