[Elfsea] Fiber Arts Focused Collegium

lizdenpeters@juno.com lizdenpeters at juno.com
Thu Apr 17 20:33:53 PDT 2003

Good Gentles,
The Fiber Arts Collegium will be held April 19, 2003 (This Saturday) at
the home of Mistress Xene Theriane. Classes will begin at 9:00 A.M. We
will have both morning and afternoon classes.
The tentative schedule is listed below. This IS the SCA so all times are
A.M. CLASSES (9:00 A.M.)
Fingerloop Weaving by HL Philip White
Needlepoint by Mistress Xene Theriane
Beginning Knitting by Mistress Morgan Cain
BRIDGE CLASSES (After A.M. Classes end approx. 10-11:00 A.M.)
Beginning Embroidery by HL Suzanna
Sheep to Shawl by Lady Anne
Lunch Break (Starting from 12-1:00 P.M. approximately, for about an hour)
P.M. CLASSES (After Lunch)
Advanced Knitting by Mistress Morgan Cain
Inkle Weaving by Lady Averial Thorhalla (This will be at least a 3 hour
If there is a demand and the teachers are willing, some classes may be
repeated in the afternoon. However, this will be at the discretion of the
Beginning & Advanced Knitting by Mistress Morgan Cain. Beginning Knitting
will be a morning class and is combined with a basic history of knitting.
The Advanced Class will address specific techniques to enable
reproduction of period items. Some of the items needed for the classes
will be available for purchase: a basic ball of yarn and needles for
approximately $1.00 and a higher charge of $2-4.00 for the advanced work.
These costs are approximate as the materials kits and handouts have not
yet been finalized. If you want to bring your own materials, beginners
will need straight needles in size US 6-10 and a ball of smooth yarn in a
light colour. Any fiber will do but it needs to be "worsted" weight or
one that calls for needle sizes you have. Suggestions for yarn include
Sugar 'n' Cream, Red Heart, Wool-Ease, Caron Sayelle, So Soft, Lamb's
Pride, Naturespun, Cotton Classic, Germantown, Galway, Patons Decor, and
Beginning Embroidery by HL Suzanna the Herbalist. The class will cover
basic embroidery stitches; however, there will not be a handout for this
class. Suzanna will bring muslin pieces, assorted floss, & needles. If
you wish to bring your own, that's OK too. You need to bring a hoop,
small sharp scissors, and a thimble, if you use one.
Inkle Weaving by Lady Averial Thorhalla. If you have an inkle loom and
materials for it, bring them for this class. There will be an extra loom
or two available.
Needlepoint by Mistress Xene Theriane. This class will teach needlepoint
techniques. There will be some supplies available to help you get started
on a new fiber addiction
"Sheep to Shawl" Presentation by Lady Anne the Spinster. This is not a
"hands on" class but an informational presentation and no materials are
Finger Loop Weaving by HL Philip White. This is a very portable handcraft
and will enable you to produce period lacing for your garb.
Garb is optional for this event. Please wear whatever you are comfortable
There will be coffee available in the morning. Water, Iced Tea, and
Lemonade will be the libations provided.
There will be the usual potluck lunch. Please bring something to
contribute to the lunch. We request that you bring real food, not just
chips and dips. Suggestions might be sandwiches, cold meats, side dishes
such as slaw, salad, green bean salad, etc., maybe some chips or baked
beans (cold or in a crock pot), pickles and olives, deviled eggs, etc. Of
course, a dessert or two would be nice--a fruit platter is a light option
for dessert. Does that give you a few ideas?
This is a non-smoking site. However, there will be a shaded smoking area
outside with receptacles for cigarette butts & ashes.
There is a limited supply of chairs; however, it wouldn't hurt to throw a
couple in the car. (This is the SCA, after all!)
Please note that this is NOT specifically targeted for either men or
women. It is for anyone with an interest in the fiber arts.
After the classes end (exact time unknown since these things tend to run
on SCA time), Llywelyn and Xene are graciously opening their home for a
mini-revel and barbecue. Those spouses who have dropped of their partners
in the morning for a day of creativity can come join us for an evening of
relaxation, eating, and sharing of our joy of Spring!! Even if you didn't
have a spouse here, please feel welcome to join us. You might want to
bring your camp chairs just in case.
Address & Directions
302 Sweetgum Dr.
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Call (972) 299-9867 if/when you get lost.

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