The aim is to learn about history by recreating it. We study period techniques and apply them in a modern world (considering things such as cost and availability of materials, safety, and our climate). Accuracy is important and we source a range of documentary evidence, including manuscripts, archaeological finds, paintings and sculptures, as well as stories told by the people that lived in those times.
Most classes are conducted fairly informally, and evolve from one or two members researching a new technique, area of interest, or teaching a class that has been taught to them. We cover everything from making garb (clothing), leatherwork, studying games and music, learning medieval dance, fletching, making armour and weaponcraft, calligraphy, food preparation, heraldic design and display, plus a host of other interesting topics.
If you have a any skills or knowledge you would like to share with others, please feel free to contact Arts & Sciences Officer to arrange a class. Thanks to those who have already come forward to offer classes, support and ideas.
The Arts & Science Journal for the Kingdom of Lochac of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA, Inc.). Cockatrice is an email publication only via subscription with the editor.
The blog website is here.
Here are some articles published by members (past and present), most hand-outs at classes are copyright to the authors.
- Stefans Florilegium Information
- “Medieval Toys You Can Make” by Aelflaed of the Weald / India Ollerenshaw [33kb 2p. .doc]
- Banners, Standards, and Pennons by Lady Femke de Roas [165kb 6p. .pdf]
- Banner Painting. The Lord William of Tosny notes. [231kb 2p. .pdf]
- Documentation by Glynnis Hollinder. [link]
- Documentation by Mynjon du Jardin. [link]
- Documenation Example: Viking Woollen Hat by Dimitrii Borodinskii [14kb 1p. .doc]
- Group Projects – Baronial Court Carpet
Upcoming Classes 2018
All classes held at the hall require payment of $5 Hall fee, plus a per night insurance levee of $5 for non members. Additional material costs as advised on each post. Bringing along projects for help/advice or just to complete them with good company always welcome.
22nd. Martin the Blacksmith’s Hatpin class. Most materials supplied, you will require old clothes and gloves (hot work, so leather gloves preferred) and whatever beads you wish to decorate your pin with. 1.5mm hole preferred. Usual hall and insurance fees apply.
29th. UFO’s and Largesse. (For those confused, UFO is SCAdian for an Un Finished Object – those pesky pieces tucked away and not finished yet or needing some help/advice to get completed. Largesse is gifts. Usually small items made and donated to the Barony or Kingdom to help fill a need.) Usual hall and insurance fees apply.
5th. This month only Calligraphy and Illumination moves from the second week to the first week of the month, and Fibre Arts to second week. Usual hall and insurance fees apply.
12th. Warping a loom with Mistress Gwynhavvyr.
19th. General Meeting night. Welcome to bring projects for help/advice. Usual hall and insurance fees apply.