Bows and Blades event
This is a blatant "advertisement" for
our event, but given that Duke Steingrim
will be teaching how to make a longbow
(you'll go home with one that only needs
a bit more tillering to be complete),
it might be something many are interested
in. The Three Mountains (Portland,OR)
guild has been making board and stave
longbows, strings, and traditional arrows
for a couple years now and we would like
to pass on what we've learned to others.
You are all cordially invited to attend
the Barony of Three Mountain's newest
educational event: Bows & Blades
(a.k.a. Archery & Rapier Academy).
It will be held August 13-15, 2004 at
the Columbia County Fairgrounds in
St. Helens, Oregon (just off Hwy 30).
There are level, grassy fields for
camping, showers, and an air-conditioned
building where the Virgin Countess Inn
will be serving delicious, inexpensive
meals! There are also electrical hookups
(addit. fee); dogs are allowed on leash,
you can unload on the grass, and discreet
drinking is fine (for those of legal age).
And may we remind you there are showers!
This will be an exciting event with
varied activities, including a catapult
water balloon contest, open ranges for
shooting Royal Rounds, Rapier Tourney, etc.
A sample of the available classes:
* Bow Making Workshop
* Stringmaking (both Flemish & Continuous)
* Longbow versus Armor
* Beginning Archery Instruction
* Rapier ABC's
* Introduction to Capo Ferro
* Novelty Off-Handed Parrying Devices
* Medieval Encampments
* A History of Arms & Armor
* Making a Folding Camp Stool
* Silk Banner Painting
* and many more!
Online class registration has begun.
See the event website listed below for
the link.Pre-registration for classes
is required.Pre-registration is not
required to attend just the event.
Autocrat: Aibinn ingen hui Neill at:
Thank you --- we hope to see you there!