A&S Classes

Here is a rough record for the various A&S classes I have taught in the past, and I’ll try to put upcoming classes I’m going to teach up here as they are confirmed.

Any requests for subjects you’d like me to teach are most welcome.

July 2009 – Split stitch for the Baronial Embroidery Project (cushions for the Royal gift) in Politarchopolis. (1)

March 2010 – Embroidery Sampler Class (detached buttonhole stitch, Pekinese stitch, klosterstich, Bayeaux stitch and Osenstich) in Politarchopolis. (2)

~May 2010 – Introduction to various embroidery stitches in the College of St Aldhelm. (3)

Festival, ~ April 2010 – Embroidery Sampler Class (detached buttonhole stitch, Pekinese stitch, klosterstich, Bayeaux stitch and Osenstich) in Rowany. (4)

Nathan’s Birthday Bash, March 2011 – How to make lucet cord in Aneala. (5)

– Taught ad hoc embroidery stitches, including Klosterstich. (6)

Great Northern War, June 2011 – Introduction to 16th century Irish womens attire in the Northern Reaches. (7)

Okewaite Revel, August 2011 – How to make your own 16th century decorated coifs/cauls in Okewaite. (8)

Fields of Gold, December 2011 – Goldwork embroidery in Politarchopolis. (9)

– Introduction to gold leaf in Politarchopolis. (10)

Festival 2012 – How to make your own 16th century decorated coifs/cauls in Rowany (17 attendees!). (11)

Great Northern War, June 2012 – How to make your own 16th century decorated coifs/cauls in the Northern Reaches. (12)

Festival 2013 – thread woven buttons class in Rowany. (13)

Great Northern War, June 2013 – thread woven buttons class in the Northern Reaches (approximately 5ish attendees). (14)

Politarchopolis Arts and Sciences Collegia, August 2013 – thread woven buttons class in Politarchopolis. (11 attendees). (15)
– How to make your own 16th century decorated coifs/cauls in Politarchopolis (11 attendees). (16)

Great Southern Gathering, Innilgard, September 2013 – Introduction to Needle Lace: Detached Buttonhole Stitch (17)
– Goldwork Embroidery Sampler: Basics of a Range of Goldwork Embroidery Stitches (18)

Rowany Festival, Rowany, April 2014 – Discussion on Elizabethan Sweet Bags (19)

College of St Aldhelms Meeting, Politarchopolis, May 2014 – Introduction to embroidery, sharing of links to resources online and the teaching of the basics of Bayeaux stitch, chain stitch and stem stitch. (20)

Great Northern War, Northern Reaches, June 2014 – Discussion of techniques, materials, background, etc and show and tell on Elizabethan Sweet Bags (21)

A&S Collegia, Politarchopolis, August 2014 – Presentation and discussion on 16th century Irish womens attire (22)
– How to make your own 16th century decorated caul (English/Italian and German/Saxon variations) (23)
– Broad introduction to blackwork embroidery (including how to do split stitch, stem stitch and Holbein stitch) (24)

College of St Aldhelms Meeting, Politarchopolis, September 2014 – Assisted the collegians to make up a badge for their College pouches and went over the technique and materials for filling the badge in Bayeaux Stitch. (25)

Canterbury Faire, Southron Gaard, January 2015 – Embroidery circle (including discussions of pattern transfers on different fabrics and teaching stem stitch) (26)

– thread woven buttons class (27)

College of St Andronicus Meeting, Politarchopolis, January 2015 – Taught an introduction to various forms of embroidery, including hands on for Holbein stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, and couched gold. Also demonstraited how Bayeaux stitch and klosterstich were types of couching (and how they worked), and went through how most of these stitches can be found from 6th to 16th century (7 attendees). (28)

Rowany Festival, Rowany, April 2015 – Embroidery circle (29)
– Embroidery pattern inspirations across the SCA period (30)

Pennsic War 44, AEthelmearc (USA), August 2015 – Embroidery circle (31)
– Thread-wrapped Buttons (32)

Great Southern Gathering VII, Krae Glas, October 2015 – Overview of the resources for, and images of, male and female Irish attire from the 16th century (slideshow and handouts), with 12 rather interested attendees (33)

<<hiatus from teaching to co-steward Great Northern War 2016, and to run the Lochac SCA 50 Year Displays for Rowany Festival 2016 and the SCA 50 Year Celebrations event>>

SCA 50 Year Celebrations, Kingdom of the Middle, June 2016 – Introduction to Needlelace (punto in aria), with 23 attendees (34)
– Overview of the resources for, and images of, male and female Irish attire from the 16th century (slideshow presentation), with over 20 really interested and engaged attendees (35)

Politarchopolis University, Politarchopolis, August 2016 – Overview of the resources for, and images of, male and female Irish attire from the 16th century (slideshow presentation, handouts, manikin with my town maiden costume on display), approximately 10 enthusiastic attendees with much active discussion (36)

Lochac November Crown, River Haven, November 2016 – An overview of bronze coil decorations, Head Wreaths, and how to make them. I had my Head Wreath at the class for people to play with, I gave a live demonstration of making coils with my coiling jig, and made a short slideshow presentation with some notes/references in handouts. (37)

Fields of Gold VI, Politarchopolis, November 2016 – An overview of bronze coil decorations, Head Wreaths, and how to make them. I had my Head Wreath at the class for people to play with, I gave a live demonstration of making coils with my coiling jig, and made a short slideshow presentation with some notes/references in handouts. (38)

Great Northern War, St Florian, June 2017 – embroidery circle (6) (39)
– Worshipful Company of Broiderers Guild Meeting (8) (40)

Upcoming Classes

Pennsic War, AEthelmearc, Jul/Aug 2017 – Overview of the resources for, and images of, male and female Irish attire from the 16th century (slideshow presentation)

Politarchopolis University, Politarchopolis, ~August 2017 – An overview on the history of Lochac from birth to current times.

One thought on “A&S Classes

  1. Please don’t forget to add the amount of documentation you have provided to peeps, who in turn have taught a class they were given by you. Your notes are so easy to follow, and are readily available on request! Thank you!

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