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Welcome to the Inter Kingdom Intensive Needlework Symposium (IKINS) group!

The goal of IKINS is to encourage sharing of expertise, experience, and interest between needleworkers in different geographical locations. We started as a joint venture between the SCA Kingdoms of Caid (Southern California) and the West (Northern California and Nevada) and welcome needleworkers from all areas.

The 2012 Symposium will be held in the Los Angeles area, at Los Coyotes Middle School in La Mirada during the weekend of April 14 - 15, with fieldtrips on Friday April 13. Cost is $10 for SCA members, $15 for non-members, plus class costs for kits and handouts. Register by Jan 31 to get kits for pre-work.

Saturday's Track 1 classes: Elizabethan Metal Thread Stitches (4 hrs / $10) - Eowyn Amberdrake
Elizabethan Masters' Crowns (1 hr/free) - Richenda Elizabeth Coffin
Period Design Panel Discussion (2 hrs/free)

Saturday's Track 2 classes: Klosterstich (2 hrs/ $10) - Sorcha Fhionn inghean ui Ruairc
Pearls and Beads and Metals, oh my! (2 hrs/$10) - Giuseppe da Borgia
Bobbin Lace for Gloves (3 hrs/$10) - Kassandra of Dragon's Laire

Sunday's Track 1 classes: Opus Anglicanum (2 hrs/$10) - Katherine de Langelei
Blue Dalmatic from Royal Workshops of Sicily (2 hrs/$10) - Isela di Bari

Sunday's Track 2 classes: Embroidered gloves of the 16th & 17th Centuries: decoration (1 hr/free) - Iulitta Rowan of Arran
Elizabethan and Early Stuart Gloves Slideshow (1 hr/free) - Alen Elegil
Elizabethan and Early Stuart Glove Construction (2 hrs/free) - Alen Elegil

You may sign up for classes from either track. They are listed above in the order offered, so be careful you don't sign up for two simultaneous classes.

The first IKINS was held in 2008 in Caid. The second in 2009 was in the West Kingdom. This is the third.

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  • Needlecrafts
  • Dec 14, 2007
  • English

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