Hartwood TUTR

 

Event Steward: Halima al-Rakkasa

Hosted By Device of Hartwood
The Shire of Hartwood (Nanaimo, Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni, BC )

Event Summary:

Date: April 12 , 2019 until April, 14 2019
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 12th 2019
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on April 14th 2019

Event site:
Navy League of Canada Hall
750 5th Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 7B4

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The weather warms and it is time for the Spring pilgrimmage (April 12-14, 2019) to the Shire of Hartwood. Immerse yourself in the classes of The University of Tir Righ, sing mightily at the evening revel, and enjoy the warm welcome of the Shire. Milady Sarah Percy has listened to the desires of the populace, and classes are many and varied, with something for mind, body, and soul. May you find here precisely what you seek. 

Key pickup at 4 p.m. Friday; setup begins.

Doors at 5 p.m. Friday; probably still arranging classrooms and tidying.
Actually ready for guests at 7 p.m.

Staff:
– Event Steward is Halima al-Rakkasa.
– Co-Steward is Fionualla Davinsdottir.
– TUTR organizer is Sarah Percy.
– Gatekeeper is Freydis.
– Chief Cook is Giovanna; see details in food section.

Other activities:
– There will be a fund-raiser, garage-sale style; bring money! Organizer is Master John Macandrew.
– There will be an evening potluck revel, and bardic activities will be encouraged by Hartwood Bardic Champion Aspasia Bevilacqua.
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– “Camping” in the hall is permitted, much like a dormitory. Bring a cot or whatever you need to sleep on. There are showers.

 

 


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Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Site fee 25
Potluck Feast only fee (attending potluck only) 15
   
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Meal Information

Lady Giovanna de Sollario is running a concession for breakfast and lunch.
(Note that the kitchen is getting intense usage this time, so breakfast is done in time for the first class, and lunch really and truly is an hour.)

TUCKER INN
Presents the following:

Breakfast – April 13

French Toast and Pork Sausages with Coffee or Juice $5.00
Egg and Toast with Coffee or Juice $2.00
Coffee or Juice By Donation

Lunch – April 13

Chiabatta bun with meat (turkey, ham, beef or cheese) $4.00
with Coffee or Juice
Boiled egg $0.50
Banana Bread slice $1.00
Choc. Chip Cookie $1.00

Breakfast – April 14

3 Pancakes with Coffee or Juice $4.00
Egg and Toast with Coffee or Juice $2.00
Coffee or Juice By Donation

Homemade Lentil Soup and Bun $4.00
with Coffee or Juice

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Lady Giovanna is also organizing the evening potluck. Please go to the Facebook event page to indicate your contribution (or bring what pleases you).

Registration Information

Class schedule is published here (with updates on full class lists), and available on Facebook.

Registration is open from March 12th (7:00 p.m. PST) through March 31st (midnight, PST).

All classes require pre-registration. Note that Registration will be by email to milady Sarah Percy (sarah.percy.sca@gmail.com), but money must be received in advance to confirm registration.

Registration emails should be labelled: “Attention: Hartwood Spring TUTR 2019 Registration –(Your Mundane Name Here).”

In your registration email, please include your mundane name, and SCA name (if you have one). Please list your class choices in numbered order of preference, in case your first choice has filled. In the event that your class has filled, you will be placed on a waiting list for your first choice unless you request otherwise. You will receive an email in reply confirming your registration choices and tuition owed, but your registration is not finalized until funds are received.

Prepayment helps us a great deal with getting students into their classes on time, so your cooperation in this matter is much appreciated. Please make cheques/money orders payable to ‘SCA – Shire of Hartwood’ and mail by March 31st to:

Hartwood TUTR
C/O Linda J. Doerksen
858 Stewart Ave
Courtenay, BC
V9N 3H2

Volunteer Information

Garage Sale Fundraiser – organized by John Macandrew
 
“Garage sale: I will be setting up tables for a garage sale to benefit the Shire coffers (set up to assist with possible cost losses from TUTR). Bring items already price marked. Any items not sold have to go home with the bringer.”

Classes Offered

Here is a class grid. Details below.

Sat Room A Room B Room C Room D Room E
 9-11 

Quill Cutting (1 Hr)

HL Taliesin ap
Hafgan

$4

1-6 people

—————

– FULL – Coptic Book
Binding
– Master

James Llewellyn ap Gruffydd

$6

2-6 people

SCA Structure
(1
hr)

Baron Edward Holgrove

$2

3-10 people


– FULL –
Veils and Braids
(1 hr)

Lady Esa inghean Alasdair

$3

2-6 people

 – FULL –
Introduction to
Wood Carving
(Sat)

HL Kjartan kráka

$4

1-4 people

NO CLASS
(LET PEOPLE SLEEP)
 11-1

FULL
Medieval Games

Master John
Macandrew

$2

2-6 people

– FULL – Uncial Calligraphy

HL Taliesin ap
Hafgan

$7

6-8 people

CANCELLED

16th-century
Supportive Kirtle
Pattern Drafting –
Baroness Letitia
Talbott

$6

1-6 people

Introduction to
Middle Eastern
Hand Drumming

M’lord Dieterich
von Kleinberg

$2

3-10 people

Heavy Fighting Fakes
and Feints (Theory)

Sir Duncan
MacKinnon

$1

2-10 people

1-2 Lunch
2-4

Astrology

M’lady

Juliana
Cuthbertson

$2

1-6 people

 – FULL
Carolingian

Calligraphy

HL

Taliesin ap Hafgan

$7

6-8 people

 – FULL
Iron Age Leather

Shoes

M’lady

Fionualla
Davindottir

$1

1-8 people

– FULL –
Chocolate Truffles


Lord Niall an

Bacach

$16

6-10 people

Heavy Fighting Fakes
and Feints (Practice)

Sir Duncan

MacKinnon

4-6

 – FULL –
Introduction to
Bobbin Lace

Baroness Lucy
Holgrove

$4

1-5 people

No class 4-5


5-6 p.m.
Change
Charter Painting 101 (1 hour) – 
HL Taliesin ap Hafgan

$6

max 8 students

Was: Medieval Eye for Scribes
Halima $3

 – FULL –
Concealing

Electronic Devices

Lady Diamante

da Magenta

$11

1-8 people

 – FULL – Beginner Recorder
(1 hr)

Lady
Loralin of Dinas Bran

$6

3-6 people
___________
No class — Potluck Prep

CANCELLED
Introduction to

Bardic

Master James Llewellyn ap Gruffydd

$2

2-10 people

7-? Potluck and Bardic
           
Sun Room A Room B Room C Room D Room E
 9-11 

Late Period
Highland Men’s
Dress

Baron
Edward Holgrove

$2

3-10 people

 

FULL
Introduction to Lacis (Filet Lace)

Baroness Lucy
Holgrove

$6

1-6 people

Textura Quadrata
(Gothic)
Calligraphy

HL Taliesin ap Hafgan

$7

6-8 people

 – FULL –  Introduction to
Wood Carving
(Sun)

HL Kjartan kráka

$4

1-4 people

NO CLASS
(LET PEOPLE SLEEP)
 11-1

– FULL – Period Embroidery
Sampler

Lady

Diamante da
Magenta

$7

1-6 people

Bowstrings (Flemish
Twist or Continuous )

Master John
Macandrew /
HL Kjartan kráka

$6

2-6 people

Change
Soft Cover Leather
Book Binding

M’lady
Fionualla
Davindottir

$6

1-6 people

Natural Dyeing –
Lady Aspasia
Bevilacqua

$4

3-10 people

 

1-2 Lunch
2-4 All hands on deck for clean-up

 

Class Descriptions (Alphabetical)

Astrology in the Middle Ages – Milady Juliana Cuthbertson
$2
In the 14-1500s, every Doctor knew how to calculate the astrological position of the Moon. Why? At this time people still felt connected to unseen energies, the most prominent of which was the Moon. People believed the observable change in the apprearance of the Moon impacted their health and mental abilities.

If your persona has a birthdate, bring it along. Find out where his or her Moon was at the time of birth. If not, bring your modern birthday (and hopefully, but not necessary, the time of birth) and learn what it means.

Bring: Note taking materials

CANCELLED Bara Tapes – a 16th-century Tailor’s Measuring System (1 hr) – Baroness Letitia Talbott
$5
*** This class is a necessary pre-requisite to the Sixteenth-century Supportive Kirtle Pattern Drafting Class, unless you have taken it before and have your own Bara tapes to use. This course is helpful, but not necessary for those taking the Pants Pattern Drafting course. Registration preference will be given to students in the Kirtle class before registering students in the Pants class. ***
Tailors’ manuals from the 16th century can be readily found in libraries about the world. The patterns in the manuals are covered in letters and symbols … DD, tt, M … what do they mean? Is this a secret language used by tailors?
Learn to make and use Bara tape measures, which are necessary to translate the patterns.

Bring: pencil and eraser

Beginner Recorder (1 hr) – Lady Loralin of Dinas Bran
$6
This is a music class for students interested in learning how to play a C recorder with the goal of achieving competent fingering and sound before going on to anything complicated like duets or trios. Recorders take a fair amount of coordination and a great deal of patience to learn but can sound lovely either singly or together. Considering different levels of interest and ability, we will try to learn just one simple song together and once that is mastered, if there is time we can try to go on to a second song.

Bring: Students should bring soprano recorders if they have them, but there will be a few extra ones available to use. Please bring plastic recorders as they are harder to destroy and keep in tune with less worry about humidity, etc..

Bowstrings (Flemish Twist or Continuous Bowstring) – Master John Macandrew/HL Kjartan kráka.
$6
There will be two instructors so students can pick either continuous loop or Flemish twist as the sting they wish to make. There will be time for one string per student.

This class meets the Hartwood Forester’s Challenge string-making requirement.
Bring: Bows with existing strings.

Carolingian Calligraphy – HL Taliesin ap Hafgan
$7
Carolingian, dating the to 8th century was created by Alcun of York through the patronage of Charlemagne. Charlemagne wanted a standardized script that was easy to read and especially easy to write. Carolingian has genuine ascenders and descenders making it the first real miniscule hand. It was commonly used in the early period manuscripts often with Uncial letterforms used for Capitals where required. As a result of its clarity and beauty it lasted as a primary hand for several centuries before evolving into the compressed, angularized Gothic (Textura Quadrata).

Students will be introduced to the basic Carolingian alphabet and how to form each of the letters of the alphabet.
Suitable for teens through adults. Open to younger youth if they are comfortable writing or printing a basic alphabet. Not recommended for youth under 10 years of age.

Bring: Cost includes all materials, tools and exemplar. For this class the instructor will provide chisel nib felt pens for use in the class. Students are welcome to bring their own pens, ink and paper if they prefer to use a regular nib. A C-2 Speedball nib or its equivalent is recommended.

Charter Painting 101 (1 hour) – HL Taliesin ap Hafgan
$6, max 8 students

Chocolate Truffles – Lord Niall an Bacach
$16
Your instructor will explain how to work with chocolate, the different basic flavors, melting processes, how to add flavoring and how to roll the truffles. Included will be detailed instructions on how to melt and store chocolate. Students will get hands-on experience and get to take away the truffles they make. All supplies are included and there will be handouts.

Bring: This class can get messy, so students might want to bring an apron. Please also bring note taking materials.

Concealing Electronic Devices – Lady Diamante da Magenta
$11
Each student will be provided with a prepared “book” ready to be customized to conceal their cellphone or tablet. Which device they want to conceal must be communicated to the instructor at least a week before the event, with approximate outside measurements (length, width, and depth) so that the blank “book” can be prepared. No refund on course costs. This is a hands-on class.

Bring: sharp x-acto or similar bladed craft knife with new blade.

Coptic Book Binding – Master James Llewellyn ap Gruffydd
$6
This class will introduce students to one of the earliest known, multi-sectioned, unsupported sewn structures for bookbinding. Coptic bindings are suitable for binding a variety of papers into miniature to elephantine sized books. They are sturdy enough for a rough-and-tumble travel journal and elegant enough for a small edition press binding.

We will specifically make a sample of a one-needle coptic sewn along the spine. We will demonstrate basics of bookbinding, and cover, tools, materials, and procedures. No previous bookbinding experience is necessary. All materials needed to make a single book provided.

Dyeing Naturally – Lady Aspasia Bevilacqua
$4
Have you ever wanted to delve into the world of dyeing your fibre with natural dyes? Not sure where to begin? This class will introduce people to the art of dyeing using what nature has given us. Pland and mushroom dyes will be discussed. Plants can be grown and also foraged from the wild to create lovely colours that were used in the Middle Ages. Mushrooms and lichens also create colour and identifying, processing, and colours created will be talked about.

It is hoped that students will be able to walk away with an idea of what is needed to grow or find natural dyes, the colours they produce on different fibres, and how they are processed.

Bring: Note taking materials

Heavy Fighting Fakes and Feints (Theory and Practice) (4 hrs) – Sir Duncan MacKinnon
$1
This class is all about fakes. We’ll discuss what makes a fake work, reading opponents, setting up fakes, and more. I will be going over at least 8 different types of fakes and how and why they work. The first two hours will be classroom discussion, followed by an hour break for lunch and to armour up, then two hours of practice in armour.

Bring: Note taking materials and full heavy armour kit. Students without armour are welcome, but having armour will ensure that you get the most out of this class.

Introduction to Bardic – Master James Llewellyn ap Gruffydd
$2
An introductory course in SCA bardic. What it is, how you could get involved, and how to improve your own bardic skills should you want to.

Introduction to Bobbin Lace – Baroness Lucy Holgrove
$4
Bobbin lace dates from the early 16th century and flourished thereafter. In this class students will learn basic bobbin lace techniques, and work on a short sampler piece in class. All materials will be provided, and lace pillows and bobbins are available to borrow during the class.

Bring: Embroidery scissors. Please let the instructor know ahead of time if you plan on bringing and using your own lace pillow and bobbins.

Introduction to Lacis (Filet Lace) – Baroness Lucy Holgrove
$6
Lacis, also called filet lace, became popular in the 16th century. Mary, Queen of Scots is said to have had over 1000 lacis squares in her possession. In this class, we will touch on history and patterns, and explore the stitches and techniques of lacis embroidery using premade knotted net. All supplies provided.

Bring: Embroidery scissors

Introduction to Medieval Games – Master John Macandrew
$2
An introduction to medieval and SCA games: Wari (Mancala), 9 Man’s Morris, Kono, Tablero, Shut the Box, Tablut, Gluckshaus, Quoits, Boules, and maybe Kubb.

Introduction to Middle Eastern Hand Drumming – M’lord Dieterich von Kleinberg
$2
This is an introduction to Middle Eastern hand drumming rhythms, from how to strike the drum to get a sound to basic rhythms that can be used to play for Middle Eastern bellydancers. Rhythms you will learn include Felehi, Beledi, Walking Maksoun, and others. How many rhythms taught will depend on the speed of learning of the class.

Bring: Your own drum, preferably a Doumbek or Jembai, but anything you can bang a hand on will work. Must be portable.

Introduction to Wood Carving (Sat) – HL Kjartan kráka.
$4
This is a hands on class that will introduce students to carving with an ax and knives. Students will come away with a hand carved spoon and the knowledge to safely carve more.

This class is offered once on Saturday and once on Sunday.

Bring: If students have carving tools and want to learn more about them then they can bring them. This is optional.

Introduction to Wood Carving (Sun) – HL Kjartan kráka.
$4
This is a hands on class that will introduce students to carving with an ax and knives. Students will come away with a hand carved spoon and the knowledge to safely carve more.

This class is offered once on Saturday and once on Sunday.

Bring: If students have carving tools and want to learn more about them then they can bring them. This is optional.

Iron Age Leather Shoes – M’lady Fionualla Davindottir
$1
The shoes make the outfit! In this class you will create a pair of Iron Age shoes as worn by the early Celt and Norse peoples.

Bring: Two matching pieces of leather 2.5-3.0 mm thick, the size of your foot plus 6.5 cm around the circumference. Tools provided.

Late Period Highland Men’s Dress – Baron Edward Holgrove
$2
An in-depth review of available information on male dress in the Highlands of Scotland after 1493. Will include a practical tutorial on the wearing of the belted plaid or Great Kilt.

Bring: pen or pencil for notes, a length of material 150 cm wide and 3-7 m long, a belt, pouch, and cloak pin (preferably a pennanular brooch).

CANCELLED Medieval Eye for Scribes – Maulana Halima al-Rakkasa – Replaced by Charter painting at 5 p.m.

CANCELLED Pants Pattern Drafting – Baron Connall MacLagmayn
*** The Bara Tapes class would be helpful for this class, but it is not a necessary pre-requisite. ***
$6
Learn to draft a pants pattern taken from a late 16th century Spanish tailor’s manual.

Period Embroidery Sampler – Lady Diamante da Magenta
$7
The basic period embroidery stitches will be taught as a “sampler” which students may keep. Fee covers a kit which includes thread, embroidery floss, needles and fabric. A handout will be provided with the kits.

Bring: scissors

Quill Cutting (1 hr) – HL Taliesin ap Hafgan
$4
Prior to the 7th century the reed pen was the predominant writing instrument. With the advent of parchment and its more general use as a writing material, the quill pen came into being as the much smoother surface of parchment allowed for finer, smaller lettering. The quill pen derived from flight feathers. Quill pens were the primary writing tool until the development of the steel nib pen in the 18th century.

Students will learn how to select their feathers, how to season them properly, how to clean and prep and finally cutting the quill. Suitable for teens through adults. Supplies, etc. included.

SCA Structure (1 hr) – Baron Edward Holgrove
$2
How is the SCA organized? What’s the difference between a College and a Shire? How do Barons fit into the world? Come find out in this quick introduction which also doubles as one of the required courses for the NOVUS degree.

Bring: pen or pencil, paper

CANCELLED Sixteenth-century Supportive Kirtle or Pair of Bodies Pattern Drafting – Baroness Letitia Talbott
$5
*** The Bara Tapes class is a necessary pre-requisite to the Sixteenth-century Supportive Kirtle or Pair of Bodies Pattern Drafting Class, unless you have taken that course before and have your own Bara tapes to use. ***

Use bara tapes to draft a pattern for a supportive kirtle or pair of bodies appropriate for the 16th century to the early 17th century.

Soft Cover Leather Book Binding – Maulana Halima al-Rakkasa
$6
One of the lesser known types of bookbinding is also one that, in period, was common: “limp parchment bookbinding.” Also known by other names, it was an intermediary binding for certain larger books, and a permanent binding for books that were expected to be abused.

With soft leather, paper, and thread as ingredients, and needle and scissors as tools, we will each make a small notebook with the bookbinder’s long-stitch and kettle-stitch.

Bring: All supplies included. If desired, students may bring coat- or upholstery-weight leather in their chosen color, waxed perl cotton (chosen color) or other heavy thread, a narrow blunt tapestry needle, stilleto or fine awl, and/or scissors to reduce strain on the instructor. Please bring note-taking materials.

Textura Quadrata (Gothic, Blackletter) Calligraphy – HL Taliesin ap Hafgan
$7
By the early 13th century the Early Gothic forms had evolved into a non-cursive, angular hand known as Blackletter, Textura Quadrata (or Old English). The name indicates the woven appearance of the lines of text, “textura” meaning ‘an even effect in weaving.’

This hand is noteworthy for its lack of letter, word and linear space. All were kept to an absolute minimum creating the overall textural effect for manuscripts and other documents.

One suggestion is that these Gothic hands developed out of necessity because of the increased costs and lack of available paper in Northern Europe (the primary manufacturers and suppliers were located in Italy and other Southern European countries who closely guarded their product and their markets).

Students will be introduced to the basic Textura Quatrada (Gothic) alphabet and how to form each of the letters of the alphabet.

Suitable for teens through adults. Open to younger youth if they are comfortable writing or printing a basic alphabet. Not recommended for youth under 10 years of age.

Bring: Cost includes all materials, tools and exemplar. For this class the instructor will provide chisel nib felt pens for use in the class. Students are welcome to bring their own pens, ink and paper if they prefer to use a regular nib. A C-2 Speedball nib or its equivalent is recommended.

Uncial Calligraphy – HL Taliesin ap Hafgan
$7
Uncials, introduced in the 3rd Century is a majuscule alphabet (upper case only), historically used by monks for the writing of religious books and manuscripts. Uncial’s broad single stroke letters use simple round forms, taking advantage of the newly available parchment and vellum surfaces, as opposed to the angular, multiple stroke letters more suited to the rougher surfaces (papyrus) previously available.

Students will be introduced to the basic Uncial alphabet and how to form each of the letters of the alphabet.
Suitable for teens through adults. Open to younger youth if they are comfortable writing or printing a basic alphabet. Not recommended for youth under 10 years of age.

Bring: Cost includes all materials, tools and exemplar. For this class the instructor will provide chisel nib felt pens for use in the class. Students are welcome to bring their own pens, ink and paper if they prefer to use a regular nib. A C-2 Speedball nib or its equivalent is recommended.

Veils and Braids (1 hr) – Lady Esa inghean Alasdair
$3
Come learn about medieval headwear, veils, and braids. This class will discuss options for wearing a variety of veils and head coverings as well as braid styles using both your own hair and hairpieces. There will be several examples of veils, caps, and hairpieces shown. This class will not be an academic review or exhaustive list of potential headwear, but more of a discussion on how to come up with a look or style that works best with your persona, hair length, or what fabric you are able to obtain.

Bring: Notepad, pen

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