Re: [SCA Newcomers] Hello!
- On Monday 01 December 2003 17:56, a new member wrote:
> I am glad to be part of the group... what kingdoms are here?Good morning, and welcome to the list.
I'm Justin, from the Oaken Region of the Middle Kingdom (in the modern
world, Oaken is Ohio and Kentucky; I live in Canton OH).
I've been in the SCA since about 1991 and am currently one of the moderators
of this list. We're glad you've joined us here!
Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
Gules, on a bezant a fleam sable, on a chief dovetailed Or, two keys
fesswise reversed sable.
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio) http://4th.com/sca/justin/
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- On 10 Mar 2014, at 11:34 PM, LishLish <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You mentioned Caidan award cords. I looked at the site and followed it around, but didn't really see what was asked... who would be best for me to ask about that?Yeah, I couldn’t find it on the site either. So I googled “Caid award cords” and this is what I found. http://wiki.caid-commons.org/index.php/Award_Cords At the bottom of the page there’s a link to Bridget’s weaving patterns for making the cords. Bridget is now Her Royal Highness, and is an accomplished weaver. I must say, I’m totally looking forward to seeing what she’ll be wearing during her reign.
> <<It’s not necessary at all to use period tools or materials, though it’s of course encouraged...An astute and accurate observation. It’s one reason I admire those who do good documentation, and really understand when someone says they’d rather not do that themselves. ;)
> ...Sometimes what you’ll want to try is a technique>>
> At the moment I haven't necessarily tried to "recreate" a specific extant example, as much as trying to learn how tablet weaving works. It sounds like documentation is as much as skill as the things we're trying to recreate, though!
Like I mentioned, but probably not with enough emphasis, you CAN attempt to perfectly replicate period artifacts. Or, you can attempt to reinterpret them (“it’s a Book of Hours based on the X book found at Y site, except I did it as a set of prayers devoted to the Norse gods instead of the Christian one…” or maybe “I wanted it to be almost exactly like the X garment found at Y site, except that I’m much taller and thinner than the original wearer must have been, so I altered the measurements to fit me”). It’s up to you. That’s the beauty of the SCA. ANYTHING that was done in the Middle Ages, someone among us is probably attempting to do it, too. And anything that was done by one human being could have been done in another way by another person, so we’re probably trying that out, too. ;)
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