2015 11 18: Arts and Sciences Meeting

posted Nov 23, 2015, 8:20 PM by Freydis Egilsdottir   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 9:43 AM by Mikhail H- ]
Normally this would have been held at Lord Almaric's home but due to renovations it was relocated to Mikhail and Freydis's home instead.

Seven adults attended, with six children. Mikhail gave a tour of his workshop in the basement and we discussed what projects people wanted to work on in the near future. It was agreed that some form of group shelter would be good; Almaric volunteered some cloth he had for it. He will measure it out and let us know how much there is of it.

Also Mikhail and Freydis's armour bits were pulled out and tried on; several armouring bits were shown including gauntlets for lady fighters (or gentlemen with very small hands), as well as shield bosses for Norse round shields. It was decided that the first armouring projects for new fighters would be to make shields and swords so slow work could begin as it isn't the same to do the motions without the equipment in hand.

A lot of people wanted to make garb, several not having any yet, so it was decided that a group goal would be to get everyone into at least one set of garb for Baronial Twelfth Night in the middle of January.

Our Arts and Sciences Mistress also suggested that, as Twelfth Night is an A&S competition, we each try to have an entry in it. This was met with acclaim.

Several books with decent pictures of Medieval garb were brought forth to aid in choosing periods for some people and perused with interest.

It was agreed that some sort of sewing bee ought to happen soon. It was also suggested that it would be fun to have a Stronghold Christmas feast, say around mid-December, both as a fun social activity, and also in order to give our feast garb, feast gear, and feast manners a dress rehearsal before Twelfth Night. Ulrich and his lady volunteered their home in Berwick, saying they had a table that could seat twelve. This was also met with acclaim.