[Ansteorra] A&

Alexandria Doyle garbaholic at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 18:16:26 PST 2008

As someone who is compulsive about having something to hand to work
on, a lot of sites just aren't practical to bring your art to, to work
on.  The dust and dirt and wind as well as extremes of temperatures
can make working outdoors - problematic at best.  I have embroidery
and hand sewing that's I've brought along, but there are some things
that just don't travel well. Not all projects are portable in the
working stages, they can be a handful to display once they are done!
I know projects can be planned that are small and portable, but you
know, I don't think I need more busy work. My to-do list is over
hundred items already, and that grows daily.

Also if you are involved in doing some part of the event,( like
fighting, heralding,  water bearings, prepping for feast or gate)
trying to balance your handwork with other activities can get to be a
bit much too.

Some times you really do need down time,
(one of Kasilda's other apprentices...the one that's always working on
something, or have beads in hand so the fingers can stay busy)

On Jan 21, 2008 7:50 PM, L T <ldeerslayer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> for some reason we just don't "bring" our crafts out as much as we used too...
> and that varies greatly from event to event and group to group...
> L DeerSlayer
> Mystique <Mystique at phulesgold.com> wrote: M'Lady,
> there is NOTHING to arrange. It's something people just DO at an event. Bring your leatherwork or sewing or carving or embroidery etc.. with you to work on WHILE you watch the fighting or sitting court. I'm not telling people to give a class while they work.. but I guarentee you, if someone sees you carving or working bone or sewing by hand etc.. when they walk by your campsite or see you at the lists, they will simply come by and admire your work, ask some questions
> and even learn a few things.
"I'm buying this fabric/book now in case I have an emergency...you
know, having to suddenly make presents for everyone, sickness,flood,
injury, mosquito infestations, not enough silk in the house, it's
Friday..."  ;)

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