I recommend signing up for the Yahoo groups SCA Creative Frugality and
cheapandeasygarb. Be sure to check out the files and links section on the
home pages for both groups. SCA Garb might be another group to consider
joining. And you might want to do a Yahoo group search for SCA group(s)
that cover the time/culture you are interested in.
Good luck and welcome back to the SCA!
Sebhdann ingen Cinaedha
Shire of Wyewood, An Tir
*mka Sue V.*
Move Your Feet to a Marching Drum
We'll win the war and pay the toll,
We'll Fight as One in Heart and Soul
--'The March of Cambreadth'--Heather Alexander
On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Phoebe Gleeson <feebeeglee@...>wrote:
> Greetings all-
> I have just started getting back into the SCA after a 21 year (!)
> absence. When I was involved before, I was a teenager and largely
> unconcerned with anything beyond an "attempt" at authenticity. I had
> fold and trace T-Tunics made from cotton and an acrylic-wool cloak
> from a modern pattern. I had a great time! But now I want to be as
> authentic as my budget will allow.
> In the interim I've gone and married a nice guy and had six of his
> kids, so I have E-I-G-H-T people to garb. *thud* On an adjunct
> professor's salary. *double thud*.
> Can we share authenticity-on-the-ridiculously-cheap ideas? We're going
> with 9th century Ireland but I welcome tips from anytime in period.
> One nice thing so far is I can easily justify buying wool by the
> bolt... "12 yards? Heck, that's not even all of us!" and getting a
> nice cut on the price. But SHOES, people. And these kids, their feet
> still GROW.
> Phoebe, mother of a half-dozen
> "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things
> with great love."
> -Mother Teresa
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