[Loch-Ruadh] Lughnasad Prize Ideas

Steve K. Rourke steverourke at charter.net
Fri Mar 26 22:03:06 PST 2004

With Lughnasad coming up on us in but as few months, now is the time to start thinking about items for our prizes/prize baskets for the various competitions that will be occurring. Below is but a small list of items that would be appriciated by those who strive to prove that they can hold the field on any given day

Please look over the list for ideas of things that you may be able to help provide. If you are able to assist in this effort, please contact M'Lady Just Laura or myself. If you have any other items that you might wish to provide, please let either of us know.

Mentor and Assistant to the New Prize Reeve M'lady Just Laura

Prize Ideas

Table linens
Period looking coffee mugs
An illuminated page from a period book
hand knitted mittens
necklaces made of semiprecious stones
handmade glass bottles (or store bought w/corks & no labels)
crocheted lap warmers
pouches with tablet-woven edges
a children's activities book about knights
a full apron for a cook
tablet woven trim
magnifying glasses with a nice handles
Damask napkins (Cotton or Linen - no synthetics, if Possible)
Basket cloths
A full set of hand-turned
wooden feast gear
Hand-made tassels,
Champleve' medallions of the Kingdom's arms.
a bag painted with the Kingdom's arms,
big turned wooden
candlesticks from Hobby Lobby,
chip necklaces
handmade paper
a hand made ocarina
long-distance gift cards,
beanie-baby dragons,
silver vases,
sandalwood fans
a soapstone box and candleholders,
boo-boo medicine,
bath salts
painted wall hangings in Celtic motifs or any other (effigies, etc.)
Sewing Kits for emergencies
Honey Mead
Herbal cough remedy
A pair of vambraces
a necklace of coral and bone
yardage of damask brocade
a selection of various trims
wooden chests
napkins painted with the arms,
some really spiffy jewelry
extra long wooden hangers
an extra long garment bag
in kingdom colors
bath oils
little glass jars with various dried/fresh herbs or honey.
hand made cake of hand lotion,
hand made bruise balm
embroidered pouches
dress hand kerchiefs
fresh water pearl
Giving edibles can be a bad idea - they tend to get shut into boxes for travel and forgotten about.
Getting potables is always nice
Hoods in kingdom colors are really cool!
matching goblets.
Battery powered hand-held
fans, socks, 
little chemical hand-warmer packets to go in your gloves on chilly nights,
tiny flashlights, etc....
Canvas tote bags
Material(esp white for veils/shirts)
Feast gear
Artificial sinew
Duct tape
Embroidery floss
Books on art in the Middle Ages
Embroidery hoops
A belt blank
Books on heraldry
Books on armor
A seam-ripper with the little light on the end
Good paper (ask for 'elephant paper' at a paper shop)
A piece of good leather
Paintbrushes (ten bucks can get the good ones rather than the cruddy ones)
A length of trim
A length of lace
A basket
Some ostrich plumes
Some pheasant feathers
A Nine-men Morris game
nice period looking buckles
Rivets for armor
A strap-cutter
A rawhide mallet
A brick of beeswax
A hydrometer
A wine thief
A package of corks
Patterning paper
Books on brewing or vinting
Decks of renaissance style cards
A yeast culture
Period cookbooks
Hooks and eyes
Good thread
Some antler
A cows horn
A yard or two of buckram
Tracing paper
Blank tapes
Brewers logs
Carving linoleum
Some 550 cord
Tent stakes
Banner Poles
Seeds for different herbs
Lamp oil
painted banners and "tapestries"
small binders or booklets in which to list gifts given These binders can have embroidered, painted or leather-worked covers put on them.
period belt findings,
period table ware,
antler buttons,
bone/bronze needles,
hand-spun silk or wool thread,
small yardages of brocade that can be used as trim.
award insignia
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