All activities take place at our usual practice site at Tikvat Israel on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9:30pm unless otherwise specified.
Attendees must be fully vaccinated as per site rules. A well-fitting mask must be worn over the mouth and nose as long as you are indoors.
August 24th. Skewered Prep. Last minute preparations before Skewered. We will need some people at TI and some at Lady Nyvein’s house to help with last minute feast prep.
August 31st. Discussion: What I Learned at This Pennsic & What I Want to Change for the Next Pennsic
September 7. Reenactors’ Guide to 14th century Iberia taught by Magistra Beatriz.
September 14. Weird Ancient Hats taught by Ollam Lanea
September 21. Hands on learning to nalbind a simple project taught by Lady Helena
September 28. Virtual A&S. Yale Lectures on Arabic and Islamic Medieval History: Mohammed and the Arab Conquests; Islamic Conquests & Civil War; & The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000: The Splendor of the Abbasid Period. The Synctube link will be posted on the Shire Facebook page the day of.
Sunday, October 2. Bonus A&S Apple Picking. Save the date. Details to come.
October 5. Virtual A&S. Shire movie nite: Becket (Peter O’Toole & Richard Burton) 1964. The Synctube link will be posted on the Shire Facebook page the day of.
October 12. How to make spiral veil pins with Ollam Ruaidhri.
October 19. How to take a scribal assignment taught by Lady Kolfinna.
Saturday, October 22. Bonus A&S. Soapmaking demonstration led by Magistra Beatriz. Location: Lucy’s house. PM Lucy for the address.
October 26. Patterning Sideless Surcoats led by Mistress Ysabeau.
November 2. Narrow Bank Weaving Weave-along: Week 1 – The Warpening
November 9. History of crossbows, types, and construction lead by Lady Ava
November 16. Narrow Band Weaving Weave-along: Week 2 – The Weft Strikes Back
November 23. Thanksgiving – No A&S
November 30. Alchemic manuscripts and symbols taught by m’lady Kat Zamboni
Also, September 30 is coronation for the new Queen and King, their first reign. We are working on getting a largess basket together to present at coronation from the Shire. Consider this advance warning if you would like to contribute anything.
Let us know if you have any questions or ideas for future A&S activities!