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FRIDAY
Time KWCS 1 KWCS 2 KWCS 3 KWCS 4 KWCS 5 KWCS 6
6:00pm

Dance Classes


7:00pm





8:00pm





9:00pm

Constantinople to Istanbul: Photos from the city
Mistress Jadi Fatima



 
 
SATURDAY
Time KWCS 1 KWCS 2 KWCS 3 KWCS 4 KWCS 5 KWCS 6
9:00am
Garbing your Body Type
Isabel Sartore
12-13 Century European Costume Accessories
Abbess Katherine von Schlosserwald
Her Wealth Adorns Her: Women's Clothing in Medieval Egypt
Vicountess Leyla ibnat ash-Shamaal
Geometric Construction
Master Jack Banyard
Bobbin Lace
THL Dianora Lizabetta di Vittorio Cellini
Beginner Reticello
Sita
10:00am 16th Century Overdress
Baroness Alaina Blackram
What Not To Wear: 14th Century Sumptuary Laws
Sarai Tindall
Late Period English Embroidery: Mangling Motifs and Project Planning
Vicountess Leyla ibnat ash-Shamaal
Practical Cartridge Pleating
Mistress Julianna Peri de Novellara
Beading - Fun, Simple and Easy
Francesca Del Mar
11:00am Beginner Blackwork
Constanza de Sevilla
Burgundian Men's Clothing 1445-1475
Constanza de Mendoza
Alcaga Decoded
Yamina bint Habib
Tudor Lady's Ensemble
Philippa Montague
The Search For Gold Thread
Mistress Milesent Vibert
12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm



 
Ladies Persian Taj Headdress
Mistress Jadi Fatima
Cothardies
Master Jack Banyard
13th to 15th Century Women's Veils and Other Headcoverings
Sarai Tindall
Heian Costume Overview (Japanese Costume 794-1180)
Jaharana amat al-hafeeza
13-14 Century Mongolian Clothing
Bojei Temur
Advanced Reticello
Sita
2:00pm



 
14th Century Frilled Veils
Eve vanOldebroek
Crafting a Kosode (Japanese Costume 794-1180)
Jaharana amat al-hafeeza
3:00pm



 
Basic Patterning for Central Asian Caftans
Mistress Jadi Fatima
Social Distinction in Dress 1200-1500
Mistress Margaret fitzWilliam and Master Edwin atteBridge
Hanfu: Ancient Chinesse Garb
Lady Phaedra du Vere
How to Wear a Tea Towel on Your Head
Countess Petronella Fitzallen
Bobbin Lace
Gwenllyen
4:00pm Clothing of the Maciejowski Bible - A Statistical Study
Baroness Constanza de Mendoza
Shoes
Seamus
Construction of 13th and 14th C Hair Nets
Giraude Benet
5:00pm Advanced Tailoring for Central Asian Caftans
Mistress Jadi Fatima
Fur, Glorious Fur!
Mistress Margeret fitzWilliam
Discussion with the Society MOAS
Aibhilin Skye
Hats
Mistress Aurelia d'Ouessant
6:00pm

Musician prep




7:00pm





8:00pm

Bardic space




9:00pm





 
 
SUNDAY
Time KWCS 1 KWCS 2 KWCS 3 KWCS 4 KWCS 5 KWCS 6
9:00am Rapier Classes
Rapier Classes


Middle Class Elizabethan Costuming
Lady Margaret Norwood
Bobbin Lace
Gwenllyen
10:00am

Thrift Store Costuming
Lady Margaret Norwood
11:00am








CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Title Instructor Description Fees Youth Friendly
13th-15th-century Women's Veils and Other Head Coverings. Lady Sarai Tindall An overview of different veils and head coverings worn in the later middle ages, by women of all classes. Handout includes a pattern for a women's coif and instructions on how to wear a veil without the aid of a circlet no matter the length of your hair. None All ages are welcome!
16th Century Overdress and its commonality across the continent Baroness Alaina Blackram This is an informational class focusing on the doublet overdress, fabrics, colours and differences seen in wear across the continent.    
Advanced Tailoring for Central Asian Caftans Mistress Jadi Fatima This class follows the basic patterning class, and goes into more detail about fitting and tailoring caftans paying attention to flattering various body types, making garments for different activities such as dancing, fighting, equestrian etc and the changing silhouette over time and space. We will go over making a muslim mock-up and fitting. It is not necessary to have attended the Basic Patterning class but familiarity with geometric patterning methods will help. $2 for handout and patterning kit.  
Basic Patterning for Central Asian Caftans Mistress Jadi Fatima The caftan or coat is the basic garment across Central Asia from Mongolia to Anatolia. These garments are constructed using geometric construction which, while simple, allows for great variation in style and subtle tailoring. We will look at examples from across Central Asia throughout period for both men and women. We will also go over basic construction, variations and ornamentation. I will have kits available to allow you to construct a scale model caftan step by step. Several garments will be available for examination. $2 for handout and patterning kit.  
Beading - Fun, Simple and Easy Lady Francesca del Mar An introductory class into how to bead. What types of beads, how easy the stitch and designs are, and where to place beads. Maximum for hands on would be 10, but others may come and observe. No fees, but donations for materials gladly accepted. My class is for those 10 - 14 with parents, 14+ for non supervised.
Burgundian Men's Clothing 1445-1475 Baronessa Constanza de Mendoza What were the men wearing while the women were swanning around in the pointy princess hats and V-necked dresses? Take this class and find out! We'll be taking a close look at period art to see what it tells us about what they were wearing (and how it might've been made), starting from the underwear, going onto the main body garments and finishing up with the accessories that add bling to his outfit. None Youths are welcome to attend, but it is not geared for youths.
Constantinople to Istanbul

Mistress Jadi Fatima Come view a presentation of photographs from my recent trip to Istanbul/Constantinople. I was able to photograph architecture and artifacts from the ancient world, Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire including the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque, Galata Tower and the Museums of Archeology, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic History and the Museum of Islamic Science and Technology. None  
Clothing in the Maciejowski Bible: A Statistical Study Baronessa Constanza de Mendoza The Maciejowski Bible contains a total of 283 scenes from the Old Testament; although it is a chronicle of the Old Testament (a period more then a thousand years before it was made) it is a superb chronicle of the life and times of mid-13th century France (when the manuscript was actually created). It provides an invaluable source of visual data about a wide cross section of society. In this class, I'll present the results of the survey I've done of both men and women's clothing depicted in this manuscript, including an analysis of statistical frequency of various aspects of dress such as color combinations, and the use of fur cloaks. None Youths are welcome to attend, but it is not geared for youths.
Construction of 13-14th C Hair Nets Giraude Benet Learn the basics of making hand-knotted netting. Students will start a simple netted bag in class. The same techniques are used to make authentic 13th-14th century hair nets and other period netted items. Course fee includes 14-page handout and tools/materials to complete the class project. $3 15 and up
Crafting a Kosode (Japanese Costume 794-1180) THL Jahan Ara bint al-Yehya amat al-Hafeeza al-Sayyidaefendi The Kosode is the base garment of Japanese Costume. During the Heian Era it was both the term used for the 'underwear' layer, however it is also the term for the basic style of robe. In this class you will learn how to construct the basic robe. While this class is geared toward Heian Japanese Costume, the Kosode is the baseline pattern for almost all Japanese costume during SCA period and infact is a pattern still used today. While the details might change from period to period the fundamental design can be applied to costumes from 600 to 1600 c.e. None. I will have a limited number of take-away pattern examples (small scale) first come first serve.  
Fur, Glorious Fur!

Mistress Margaret FitzWilliam of Kent All sorts of stuff about fur in SCA period in Europe--which animals were used, when specific critters were fashionable, ways to use fur in an SCA context, how to sew fur, how to clean and store fur. WARNING TO THE SENSITIVE: This class includes real dead animal skins used as examples, some of them pretty much the way they came off the animal. None Age range: teen and up
Heian Costume Overview (Japanese Costume 794-1180) THL Jahan Ara bint al-Yehya amat al-Hafeeza al-Sayyidaefendi This class will explore the Japanese Heian Era and in particular, the clothing word during this time. We will cover the basics of both men and women's clothing, as well as the cultural revolution in Japan as this time that lead to the development of the clothing. Areas that will be discussed are the influence of nature (in colours and styles), the varriations in adornments and layering of the robes, the importance of class and rank and how it was presented though the chose of costume, as well as how to incorporate these ideas into an SCA persona. None. I will have a limited number of take-away pattern examples (small scale) first come first serve. Children allowed at the discretion of their Parents. There will be a brief discussion on Courtesans in this class as that is necessary to explain some aspects of both the society and clothing customs.
Her Wealth Adorns Her: Women's Clothing in Medieval Egypt Viscountess Leyla, OL A brief survey of women's clothing and jewellery as personal property, as described in wills, marriage contracts, divorce decrees and other legal documents. None Not really, it will probably be really boring for kids. And maybe some adults. :-)
Ladies Persian Taj Headdress Mistress Jadi Fatima Hats and headress are a crucial element of Persian medieval dress. They can be comfortable, regal, beautiful and appropriate to a wide variety of climates. This class includes an overview of Persian hats and headresses for ladies and a hands-on workshop. Each participant will make a silk Taj headress from a kit provided. If you have a basic sewing kit, please bring it. If you have fabric you would like to use or decorative elements, please bring them. Each participant will receive a kit that includes base, padding and cover material to create a unique headdress. Limit 18 kits. Observers are welcome as space allows. Class fee for kit and handout is $10  
Late Period English Embroidery: Mangling Motifs and Project Planning. Viscountess Leyla, OL A survey and "how to" discussion of embroidery styles, techniques, suitable materials, placement on garb/accessories, and the nuts and bolts of deciding what motifs to use and how to modify them for SCA use, with an emphasis on using period sources including pattern books and extant artifacts for inspiration and adaptation. $1 for photocopies to destroy (we will trace as well as physically cutting and pasting) Tweens and teens will enjoy this. Younger kids will find most of this boring.
Middle Class Elizabethan Clothing Lady Margrett Norwoode of Bristol Overview of various aspects of Elizabethan middle class clothing good for everyday wear, including some simpler options that don't require a corset or farthingale. This class primarily features women's clothing though there will be some photographs and limited discussion of men's clothing. None The content will not be targeted toward youth specifically but there will be nothing that is inappropriate for youth.
Overview of 13-14th c. Mongolian Clothing. Bojei Temur Beki This class is an overview of clothing from the Mongolian empire. None  
The Search for Gold Thread Mistress Milesent Vibert There is something about gold which appeals to humans on a very basic level such that ever since we first found the stuff we have been trying to find ways to adorn ourselves with it. This class goes over the problems and probable construction methods of making gold thread for embroidery or weaving with specific interest in the gilt membrane threads popular from about 1100 to 1500 ad.   Well behaved young persons are welcome, though the younger ones may be very bored.
Shoes

Seamus Simple turnshoes for beginners. None  
Social Distinctions in Dress 1200-1500

Mistress Margaret FitzWilliam of Kent and Master Edwin atte Bridge A look at the subtle (and not so subtle) social and economic distinctions in medieval and Renaissance dress with an eye towards practical recreation of social class in the SCA, followed by a look at sumptuary laws and what we can learn from them. Handout donations are appreciation. Class is youth friendly-ish
Thrift Store Costuming Lady Margrett Norwoode of Bristol Ideas to more affordably build a period clothing wardrobe by using secondhand items or converting nonclothing items to other uses by thinking outside the box None The content will not be targeted toward youth specifically but there will be nothing that is inappropriate for youth.
Tudor Lady's Ensemble Lady Philippa Montague This class will provide a show-and-tell of Tudor ladies' clothing, providing an introduction to the various layers and pieces that make up a Tudor outfit. None Appropriate for youths.
What not to wear: 14th-century Sumptuary Laws in an SCA Context Lady Sarai Tindall An overview of 14th century English sumptuary laws and how they can apply to a SCA context. A handout with transcriptions of some of the laws and explanations is included. None All ages are welcome!