Eisental: Athena's Thimble Class Schedule (fwd)
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> Greetings to all,--
> Here is the list and schedule for the Collegium this weekend. The times are
> subject to slight change, but the classes are all confirmed as of today.
> In addition to this slate of great classes, we will be having an embroidery
> display---so bring all your best work to show off. We'll be taking photos to
> post on the Thimble web site. Also, we will be holding panels for guild
> ranks, so bring your works in progress and pieces you'd like to have
> The event is *FREE* That's right, due to the wonderful generosity of the
> Shire of Eisental, there will be no site/dayboard fee. Even better reason to
> spend the day in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. A sumptuous,
> needleworker-friendly dayboard (no messy stuff to stain the fabric!) will be
> Please forward this announcement to any other SCA lists.
> See you Saturday,
> Mistress Gabrielle D'Outer Mer
> Guildmistress, Athena's Thimble
> Athenas Thimble Collegium
> November 4, 2000
> Schedule and Class Descriptions
> 10 A.M.
> How to Judge a Panel for Athenas Thimble (2 hrs)
> Mistress Anne of Hatfield, guild founder
> This is an overview of how to critique all forms of embroidery for rankings
> in the guild. What to look for, how to evaluate skills, and how to
> diplomatically encourage a needleworker will be discussed. This class is part
> of the requirements for Senior membership in the guild.
> Middle Eastern Embroidery
> This class will discuss late-period Turkish embroidery, appropriate for
> Middle Eastern garb and accessories.
> Spinning Flax with Spindle and Distaff
> Lady AnneLiese Wolkenhaar
> Students will learn how to dress a distaff and spin using an in-the-hand
> spindle technique that was used at least from the 10th-19th centuries.
> Discussion will include the history and processing of flax.
> 11 a.m
> Medieval Smocking Techniques
> Lady Ellesbeth
> This class will discuss the history and techniques of period smocking and
> smocking stithces.
> Beginning Warping and Weaving
> Mistress Brekka
> This class will show the basics of warping and weaving on a 4-harness table
> 12-1 LUNCH
> 1 p.m.
> Documentation and Period Usage
> Mistress Gabrielle DOuter Mer
> Whats period usage? This question comes up all the time, and this class will
> attempt to clarify what it is and how to achieve it through documentation and
> Padded Work
> Lady Rosamund
> This class is an overview of padded work techniques and how to do them.
> Advanced Lucet Cord
> Magdalena van der Brugge
> Learn to make your own cording for embroidery and garb, including advanced
> 2 p.m.
> Designing and Creating Period Embroidery (2 hrs)
> Mistress Katherine Gillesfleur, guild founder
> An intensive look at the steps in designing, researching, and creating period
> Reversible Blackwork: The Holbein Stitch
> Lady Elizabeth Marshall
> Also known as "Double Running Stitch" The double running stitch is commonly
> used to create reversible blackwork for cuffs, collars, cap strings, etc.
> Double running stitch is a counted work stitch. When planned carefully,
> the two way trip through the pattern creates the reversible design. During
> the workshop we will look at analyzing a chart to plan the route, together
> with side trips. Kit will include a booklet with information on planning the
> route, some worksheets for practicing, several nice charts and a list of
> resources for this and
> other needlework. A hands-on class, the kit will also include some fabric,
> floss and a needle. Discussion will include other materials available and
> tips handy for blackwork and other needlework. $3 donation to
> cover cost of kit is requested.
> Sewing with Authentic Threads and Stitches
> Caisin nic Annaidh
> Have you ever had the desire to sew something by hand but didnt know how to
> go about it? Have you wanted to try hand sewing a garment with authentic
> threads but didnt know where to get them? Have you ever tried to sew with
> wool or linen and been frustrated by the thread breaking or snagging? Sewing
> with authenthic materials is quite simple if you use medieval techniques,
> too. In this class, you will learn documentable period stitches from
> Coppergate, York, and London digs as well as a few Irish examples. Youll get
> a chance to try them all with wool and linen thread on swatches of wool,
> linen, and silk. Swatches and thread will be provided. On display will be a
> number of hand-sewn garments of wool, linen, and silk.
> 3 p.m.
> Designing and Creating Period Embroidery (cont)
> Beginning Hardanger (2 hr)
> Lady Elizabeth Marshall
> Hardanger is a counted-stitch open work method. This hands on class will
> cover the very basics: Satin stitch blocks (Klosters), where and how to cut,
> needle wrapping, doves eyes and how to read a chart. Hints and
> tips for Hardanger and for needlework in general will be given. The kit will
> include work book (which will include areas not covered), resource list,
> fabric, thread, and needles. A $4 donation to cover cost of the
> kit is requested.
> Free Time in the Spinning Corner
> 4 p.m
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