A&S: Loop-de-Loop

9 Mar
Loop Braiding Illumination

Note: Loop braiding, even at superlative levels, does not cause the formation of halos in our game.

Minister of Arts and Sciences Sheikah Samia al-Kaslaania invites those that plan to attend our next meeting on the evening of March 11 to join her in learning the perfectly period art of finger loop braiding.

String will be provided to learn the technique with so all you need to bring are a minimum of six fingers, so even Frodo could participate!

Crafty Wednesday: Hoods

16 Feb
Hood meme

Not only fashionable, but utilitarian, hoods make a great addition to your mid-period wardrobe. Image courtesy bayeux.datensalat.net

Haul out  fabric and your sewing supplies! Minister of Arts and Sciences Sheikah Samia al-Kaslaania is preparing to lead the meeting group on Wednesday, February 25 in making hoods for your garb. Hoods in various shapes and constructions are documented across a broad swath of medieval Europe, in period.

To assist with visual aids, Lord Crispin Fletcher and Lady Idonea la Lakere will bring an assortment of their own hoods in various styles.

Help Wanted!

9 Feb

Our good lady Seneschal Ivetta reminds the populace that we have three Baronial officers who plan to step down and who are currently seeking their replacements. These roles are:

Please send inquiries about the positions to the pertinent officer. If you wish to apply for any of these roles, you will need to send a letter of interest to the officer and to Their Excellencies Nordskogen.

Remember, having a Seneschal and Herald are kingdom-level requirements in order for our group to remain a Barony. All other required officers positions are filled.

Shall we dance?

6 Feb

Our own Lady Isabetta is looking to determine just that, as she is soliciting statements of interest from those who would see the art taught and practiced within the Barony. Nordskogen has not held a regular practice in some time, since the visit of Terpsichore in 2013.

An image of many people dancing.

Detail, A Wedding Dance in the Open Air, Pieter Brueghal the Elder, 1566

If you would learn dancing in period, or would teach if you are already knowledgeable, please contact the lady via FaceBook either by commenting on her post on the Barony of Nordskogen Discussion group, or by private message. The list of individuals she compiles will be presented at the February Business Meeting.


Bardic Circle Forthcoming

2 Feb

The fabulous and talented Idonea le Lakere will be hosting a bardic circle event at her home on the afternoon of Sunday, February 15, following archery practice!

The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. If you want to tell the stories and sing the songs of your people (or devise them) you are graciously invited to attend. Please contact the lady directly to obtain directions!

Note: There are both feline and canine animals at this residence!

Crafty Wednesday: Tunic Workshop

28 Jan

The Barony Minister of Arts and Sciences, Sheikah Samia al-Kaslaania, invites one and all to work on tunics at this evening’s meeting.

Bring yourself and a measuring tape or bring a favorite tunic you want to copy or bring a tunic that you need help with. Says Samia:

Feel free to bring fabric and scissors if you’re ready to cut. I’ll show you the slow and awesome way to cut tunics while you a passenger headed to an event.

Other tunic-experienced people are welcome to bring their knowledge and tricks.

As well, Samia is willing to walk you through what it takes to enter your tunic into the Kingdom Arts & Sciences competition!