Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: A proposal for Authenticity
- I wanted to thank everyone for the input. The idea's that I had or stole
(depending on the idea) were just that, Ideas!
I have heard some people who want a top-down approach while others would
prefer a bottom-up approach. I know that the SCA will never be Regia or
another living history group. However, I do feel that we should make a
strong effort toward improving the overall look of the SCA. Perhaps by
making period patterns for some basic garb easily accessible, then maybe we
will see the overall look of the SCA improve. Most new people seem to want
to do it authentic, it's usually a lack of access to the correct patterns
and materials that get them away from that.
As for things I suggested for the bottom up side, this was mostly as an idea
for people within the shire to get together and do. My shire and I are
working toward providing loaner amor of an authentic style (the last marshal
didn't take care of the armor and most has to be replaced). Also, loaner
armor won't go home with a newcomer. If they want to fight at an event,
then they should get their own kit together. We have armorers here in the
shire so that's something we have over other shires!
I greatly appreciate the input. Are there things that YOU think should be
there? Maybe you have an idea that I haven't heard yet but would work.
PLEASE help me here :o)
I spent to long in the SCA "getting by" like most of the people today. I
want to get away from that while helping OTHERS not get into that.
> >Gee, Despina, don't you want to throw in a couple of hand-sewn courtEEEPPPPP!!!!!!!!! Great! Now I'll never escape! *resigned sigh*
> Elizabethans in there?
> >If Gwendoline reads this, I'm a marked woman and it'll be your fault
> Laurensa. I'm considering doing a couple of Elizabethan skirts and
> doublets for an alternate English persona. *blush*
>I'm reading this late but, I've got you now. <G> I believe you would be
>more comfortable in kirtles and doublets since I will argue the skirt
>issue with you. : )
I'm considering doing this because my laurel is a German who was shipped to
England at a young age in an agreement for his apprenticeship to a jeweler
and painter and his wife is English all the way. I just thought it would
be cool if I surprised them by doing a persona shift to their island for an
outfit or two. *grin*
> > >(And where do you buy goatskin?)Sure, http://nt.bnt.com/talas/menu.html?category=148 is the direct link
> >Talas. It's a beautiful French goatskin that cost me $82 - the last of
> my spare money after I bought my linen
>Do you have the contact info for these people?
to their parchement pages, http://talasonline.com/ puts you at their homepage.