[Sca-cooks] classes, was Water at Pennsic

Kirsten Houseknecht kirsten at fabricdragon.com
Sun Aug 6 08:40:01 PDT 2006

only a few people who take back to back classes?
<cough, choke, whheze>
I would if i didnt have a booth to run

by the by, i am teaching two classes this year:
Fiber Arts: Embroidery
Period Samplers
Fri 8/11 12 noon AS07 Fri8/18 11am AS08

Sewing Basics
Thread and Fabric Materials
($5 materiel fee, free otherwise)
Fri 8/11 11 am AS07  Fri 8/18 10am AS08

so those two classes are EACH back to back......
Kirsten Houseknecht
Fabric Dragon
kirsten at fabricdragon.com

Philadelphia, PA     USA
Trims, Amber, Jet, Jewelry, and more...

Before you leave the house: hat, water, medication if needed
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan li Rous" <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
To: "SCA-Cooks maillist SCA-Cooks" <SCA-Cooks at Ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 2:28 AM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Water at Pennsic

> Jadwiga Zajaczkowa replied to me with:
> <<<
>  > It usually isn't needed. I didn't make Pennsic 24, but I was at a
>  > later one that was hot and that was the one where the waterbearers
>  > were occasionally making the rounds of the tents and/or leaving
>  > bottles of water. Not allowing them to do so thugh... This really
>  > sounds like someone's beauracratic turf building/defending with
>  > little thought to the safety of the regular Pennsic participants.
>  > The ones on the field are not the only ones in need of replenishing
>  > liquids during a very hot Pennsic. And for many people the walk back
>  > to their camps is not a quick little jog away.
> Drinking water is still available at Chirugeon's point, which is
> (thankfully) reasonably close. The availability of water at Chirugeon's
> point is the justification.>>>
> I remember seeing the misting area there and sometimes taken  
> advantage of that. I may have missed the drinking water being  
> available there.
> Are there any paper cups or such to bring the water back to a class  
> tent? I try to remember to bring a mug, but sometimes don't remember.  
> Now to get the teachers to end classes on time, instead of trying to  
> run from one class tent, to the chirugeon's point, get water and get  
> back to my next class, and hopefully get a chair in the shade (or at  
> all) in the two minutes between the classes. Oh well, there are  
> probably only a few of us that schedule two or three classes back to  
> back to back.
> Thanks for someone mentioning the jugs and where they might be  
> filled. Without that info I might have hesitated to try to fill them,  
> not knowing whether they needed to be sanitized or whatever before  
> filling, even if I knew about the water. If it is a hot Pennsic, I  
> will especially keep this in mind and see if they need filling.
> IMHO, the solution to problems like not having enough water jugs to  
> provide water is not to state that you don't have the supplies and  
> manpower to do it, but to solve the original problem. For instance,  
> quite a lot of camps buy pallets of drinking water for their camps.  
> I'm sure some of them could be convinced to drop off their used  
> bottles for use in the class tents or where ever. Sometimes it is a  
> matter of simply getting the word out.
> And a big thank you to those of you who might have been helping with  
> this unofficial effort in the past.
> Stefan
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