Re: [SCA Newcomers] Scottish and tapestry things
- wow the links are really cool i cant wait to check them out. i have to laugh about 2 scotlans.. the highland, lowlands and the isles. I read almost eveything i can get my hands on about scotland. My ansestors came from the isle of Arran it is called scotland in minature. Right now i am reading a book about it and its history.
And i think i joined the cook's group too.
From: Stefan li Rous <stefanlirous@...>
To: SCA Newcomers list <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 3:45 AM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Scottish and tapestry things
<<< I know what you mean with the name thing, but with me my heart and
soul is Scottish. Although i like the early periods i think the one
that would be best for me in the early 1300.>>>
Be aware that there really were two Scotlands. Lowland Scotland
culture, lifestyle and clothing was much closer to that of England,
than that of the Highland Scots. The kilt was really not worn except
for the last decade or two of the SCA period, and again, wouldn't have
been worn by the Lowland Socts.
A couple of the Florilegium files that might be of interest:
In the CULTURES section:
Scotland-lnks (20K) 10/12/03 Web links to medieval Scotland by Dame
Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
Scotland-msg (70K) 2/15/11 Scottish culture. Who lived where. Medieval
points of interest. The Orkney Islands.
In the CLOTHING section:
cl-Scot-fem-art (14K) 7/ 2/96 Scottish women's clothing.
cl-Scot-male-art (18K) 6/20/96 Scottish men's clothing.
cl-Scotland-msg (114K) 10/31/01 Clothing of Scotland. folding of kilts.
Kilts-1590-art (20K) 2/13/11 "More than you ever wanted to know about
the kilt" by Lord Gregor Mac Beathain.
In the FOOD-BY-REGION section:
fd-Scotland-msg (66K) 8/21/10 Medieval food of Scotland. Recipes.
fd-Scot-11thC-art (45K) 10/16/10 "Food of 11th Century Scotland" by
THL Johnnae llyn Lewis.
<<< One thing on my to do list is to create a small tapersry. Any
suggestion on where i should look or what i should read to learn how
to make one of my own/ >>>
Not really a how-to file, but perhaps a place to start. In the TEXTILE-
ARTS section of the Florilegium:
tapestries-msg (31K) 2/14/01 Medieval and SCA tapestries.
A lot of the "tapestries" in the SCA are actually painted cloth rather
than woven tapestries. So if you are looking for something quicker,
and especially if for outside use, you might look into these. There
are some files in the Florilegium on painting on cloth.
I think you mentioned an interest in food in another message. For
anyone interested in learning about medieval food, I would highly
recommend the SCA-Cooks list. Although hosted on the Ansteorra server,
it is a Known World-wide list with folks from all over the US and
Canada, as well as Europe, Australia, New Zealand and right now,
Chili. There are people of all levels, from those who are still
beginning cooks, much less medieval cooks, to those who have cooked
large SCA feasts for years, to several medieval cookbook authors and
reference librarians. It has at times been high traffic, but it has
really slowed down to just a digest or two a day in the past year or so.
I hope this helps.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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