50265Artisans gallery at Kalamazoo
- May 1, 2005If anyone's going to be at the International Congress on Medieval
Studies at Kalamazoo this coming week, I wanted to mention that
DISTAFF (the group that sponsors textile sessions) will be holding an
open "Artisans' gallery" at Kalamazoo this year. This is (cribbing
shamelessly from the program) "an exhibition of reproduction textile
and dress items, handmade using medieval methods and materials. Items
will include textiles, decorative treatments, dress accessories, and
a working reproduction of a Viking loom. Exhibitors will demonstrate
techniques and be available to discuss the use of historic evidence
in reproducing artifacts of material culture."
The display will be open to the public starting at 5:45 on Friday in
Fetzer 1045, the room adjacent to DISTAFF's last Friday session.
I will, alas, not be there personally this year, but my reproduction
rosaries will: fourteen of them, with documentation, pictures and
notes, including one from Alanus de Rupe's 1492 rosary manual.
Everyone is also, of course, warmly invited to the four DISTAFF
sessions: Friday at 10:00AM, 1:30 and 3:30PM, and Sunday at 8:30AM.
The only SCA presenter whose name I immediately recognize this year
is Constance Fairfax (Katherine Terlep), who has a paper in the 3:30
session on "Clothes Make the Man: The Transition from Juvenile to
Adult Clothing in the Paintings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder," but
there may be others whose names I don't know. (About half the people
I've met through DISTAFF turn out to be SCA Laurels :)
The complete Congress schedule is at:
O (Lady) Christian de Holacombe , Shire of Windy Meads
+ Chris Laning <claning@...>
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