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Starkhafn Calendar of Events

Click Here for Collegium of the Desert 2016 Event Information.



Upcoming Events

Click Here for the Next Upcoming Event's Information.

Starkhafn's 2016 event dates (as available) are listed below. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please contact the and or the and .

If you are interested helping with an event that already has an event steward listed, please contact them via the email links listed below, as help is always appreciated.

2016 Events email contacts
Kingdom event: Caid Coronation/12th Night/Queen's Champion
- January 23, 2016 (Event Steward: )
- April 8-10, 2016 (Event Steward: Lady Alexandra Sinclair & THL Asleif Hrafnsdottir)
- August 13, 2016 (Event Steward: Lady Sidney Eileen of Starkhafn)
- September 24-25, 2016 (Event Steward: Lady Blissot Larke and Lady Lucia Traveler)
- October 2016 (Event Steward: )
- December 17, 2016 (Event Steward: Lady Jade of Starkhafn)

See the Starkhafn Links page for Event Steward Handbook, forms and information on Event Stewarding.


Collegium of the Desert
Event Opening Date & Time: Saturday September 24, 9:00am
Site Closing Date & Time: Sunday September 25, 4:00pm
Site opens at 8am both days. Classes are in session from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Event Stewards: Lady Blissot Larke and Lady Lucia Traveler
Site Name:
Derfelt Senior Center (click for map and directions)
Site Address: 3343 W Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89107
Derfelt Senior Center is located on the south side of W Washington Ave. at Baker Ave.

Event Registration:
Adult Registration is $15 for both days
Adult Member Registration $10
Adult Member Teacher Registration $5
Children 12 and under are guests of the Barony.
Make check payable to: SCA Inc./Barony of Starkhafn.

Want to learn something new? Want to hone your existing skills? Join us in the Barony of Starkhafn for a weekend packed with classes on arts, sciences, fighting techniques, and more at Collegium of the Desert. There will be classes for beginners through advanced students.

The class schedule and other details will be posted when available.

A donation luncheon will be available for the suggested donation of $5.00

Directions:
Take your favorite route to Las Vegas. From the I 15, transition to 95 N. Exit on Rancho Blvd to the North. Turn left onto Washington Ave and the Derfelt Senior Center is on the left. The Derfelt Senior Center is in Lorenzi Park, where Starkhafn holds many fighter practices.

Parking is available in three lots: There is a lot immediately adjacent to the center on W. Washington Ave, a lot on Twin Lakes Drive (the west side of the park), and the main parking lot for Lorenzi Park also on W. Washington Ave. Parking is free.

If you would like to submit a class proposal for Collegium of the Desert, please fill out the class proposal form.

If you are planning on attending Collegium of the Desert, please take a moment to let us know your interests.

Contact the Event Stewards Lady Blissot Larke and Lady Lucia Traveler at for information or questions.

This event is sponsored by the Barony of Starkhafn, which is part of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Click here for the Collegium of the Desert Facebook event page.


Collegium Schedule ~ Saturday 9/24/16

9:00 am: Site opens. Enjoy Starkbucks and check in.

10:00 am: Classes Begin

Noon: 1 hour lunch break

4:00 pm: Site Closes - See you tomorrow for more classes!

 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

10:00 am

Lace Knitting 101

Lady Kierrieanna Mac Donnell

Cards and Dice for Fun and Profit

THL Meala Caimbeul

 

Jewelry 101: Make and take a pendant with cabochon stone

Mistress Elspeth of Stille Waters

Shoes for the Iron Age - Making Ghillies

Theign Michel Philippe de Sarcey

 

11:00 am

Lace Knitting 101 (Continued)

Cards and Dice for Fun and Profit (Continued)

 

Jewelry 101: Make and take a pendant with cabochon stone (Continued)

Breadmaking: Working with Historically Accurate Bread Recipes

Master Antonius Tesel

 

Noon

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1:00 pm

Trossfraus and Waffenrocks

Lady Ylaria Thriepland

ABC’s of ABC - The Foundations of English Country Dance

THL Meala Caimbeul

T-tunics and Tunic Dresses

Lady Sidney Eileen of Starkhafn

Introduction to the tools and techniques of armour construction and repair

THL Calam Stiubhard

 

 

2:00 pm

Trossfraus and Waffenrocks (Continued)

ABC’s of ABC’s

Continued

Hand Sewn Seams and Hems

Lady Sidney Eileen of Starkhafn

Introduction to the tools and techniques of armour construction and repair (Continued)


Collegium Schedule ~ Sunday 9/25/16

9:00 am: Site opens. Enjoy Starkbucks and check in.

10:00 am: Classes Begin

Noon: 1 hour lunch break

4:00 pm: Site Closes

 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

10:00 am

Scissors Case and Biscornu

Lady Diana Ewan

Beaded Rings

Lady Krestia Ivanovna

 

Pattern Darning - The Evolution of an Embroidery Style

Bernadette de Costa Tempestad

Make Your Own Arrows

Kazetani Kiyotora & Kazetani Tarou Noritatsu

11:00 am

Freehand Elizabethan Blackwork Embroidery

Lady Sidney Eileen of Starkhafn

Beaded Rings (Continued)

Wool on Wool Applique

Bernadette de Costa Tempestad

Make Your Own Arrows (Continued)

Noon

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1:00 pm

Opus Anglicanum Embroidery

Lady Sidney Eileen of Starkhafn

Beginning Kumihimo

THL Jane de Sealynn

Bread Making: Working with Sourdough Starters

Master Antonius Tesell

Making Flemish Strings

Kazetani Kiyotora & Kazetani Tarou Noritatsu

2:00 pm

Opus Anglicanum Embroidery (Continued)

Beginning Kumihimo (Continued)

German Brick Stitch Embroidery

Lady Ylaria Thriepland

 

 

Instructors and their classes:

 

Lady Ylaria Thriepland

     Trossfraus and Waffenrocks

     Students will learn all the parts and names for both men's and women's 15 - 16th century German garments. Students will also be able to work on making a pattern to take home.

     Ages 12 and above. Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite skills:

     Students should bring: Helpful, but not required: tape measure, scissors, marker, writing utensil

     No course fee

     German Brick Stitch Embroidery

     Students will learn German brick stitch embroidery and work on making a needle book

     Ages 12 and above Skill Level: Intermediate Prerequisite skills: None

     Students should bring: scissors and pencil

     $5.00 Course Fee

     About the Instructor: Lady Ylaria Thriepland has been an active member of the SCA since 2009. She has numerous interests ranging from fighting (havies and rapier) to arts and sciences (2 time Starkhafn A&S champion). Her primary field of interest is all things German. When she's not chained to her needle work, she's a wayward squire to Sir Rhys Ravenscroft of the East

 

Lady Kierrieanna Mac Donnell

     Lace Knitting 101

     There were be a brief overview of the history of knitting, then we will move into how to read a lace chart and your knitting, as well as how to fix mistakes made in your lace knitting. We will discuss how and when to change to a new ball of yarn and how to secure the ends. At the end I will go over knitting apps that will help you with your knitting.

     Ages 18 and above Skill Level: Intermediate

     Prerequisite Skills: As long as you can knit this class will have helpful information.

     Students should bring: One ball of cotton sugar and cream and a set of circular size 7 or size 7 DPNs.

     No Course Fee

     About the instructor: I taught myself to knit 10 years ago, I fell in love with watching how a project evolves into the finished project. I have been knitting lace shawls since I began knitting, I tend to jump into a new hobby with both feet. Since learning to knit I have taught myself to crochet, spin and weave. I also know how to sew, embroidery, make soap and lip gloss.

 

THLady Meala Caimbeul

         ABCs of ABC - the foundations of English Country Dance

         There are common building blocks in English Country Dancing. Learning them makes getting to the dancing so much easier. Students will learn these common phrases: Up and Double, Siding, Arming, Setting (and Turn), and Hay, and then see how they fit into simple and more complex dances. (Gathering Peascods, Upon a Summer's Day, Rufty Tufty, Heart's Ease, Jenny Pluck Pears, Godesses, Black Nag, Grimstock)

         Ages 12 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prequesite Skills: None

         Students should bring: Comfortable shoes

         No course fee

     Cards and Dice for Fun and Profit

     While many games of skill and chance are quite entertaining on their own; sometimes have a little wager makes it more interesting. And there are many games that require gambling. Since using money is against the CA (modern) Law; we in the SCA use all manner of small objects: buttons, old site tokens, beads, jewelry, foreign coin, etc. for wagering, many of us call it baubeling. Spend a few hours learning a few different games and while many games of skill and chance are quite entertaining on their own; sometimes having a little wager makes it more interesting.

     Ages 12 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite skills: None

     Students should bring: Baubles. Literally shiny objects of little value elsewhere. Old site tokens are great, as are bits of costume jewelry, pretty beads, etc. Students who do not bring baubles may purchase them for $2.00 from the instructor.

     Course Fee: $2.00 for baubles if necessary

         About the instructor: I have been dancing and gaming for almost ten years in the SCA, and teaching the same for only a few years less.

 

Lady Kazetani Kiyotora and Lord Kazetani Tarou

         Kumihimo on the Marudai

         Learn to make kumihimo braids the easy way, on a marudai! If you've never done kumihimo, or, if you're just curious about the marudai versus the disc, you are welcome to come and learn!

         Ages: All Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring:Two colors of embroidery floss if you have specific ones you want to use

         Course Fee: None

         Make Your Own Arrows

         Learn how to make your own target arrows, from materials selection to personalization. Please note your draw length if you know it.

         Ages: 12 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Course Fee: $7.00

         Making Flemish Strings

         Learn to make traditional flemish twist strings for your bow.

         Ages: Adults and Children with parent supervision Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: Waxed dacron and bowstring wax

         Course Fee: None

         About the instructors: Kiyotora and Tarou are lovers of all things Japanese and Archery and love to share how to use, make, and wear things related to these topics.

 

Lady Bernadette de Costa Tempestad

         Pattern Darning - The Evolution of an Embroidery Style

         An exploration of Pattern Darning in Mamluk Egypt. Discussion and Picture journey through the development of the style as well as a discussion of related styles in other regions and other styles in the same region and time period. Introduction to some of the patterns used during the time period. Make and take: Start a small bag with Pattern Darning Embroidery.

         Ages: Adults and Children with parent supervision Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: Basic Embroidery Equipment

         Course Fee: None

         Wool on Wool Applique

         An exploration of different styles and types of Wool on Wool Applique in different time periods and regions. I will also discuss how and why I deviate from period examples and give examples of use for Wool on Wool Applique. Make and Take a small bag with Wool on Wool Applique. I will also be hosting a Wool scrap exchange. Bring any usefully sized wool scraps (about half a folio page seems to be a good size) and exchange with me and each other.

         Ages: Adults and Children with parent supervision Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: Basic Embroidery Equipment, Wool Scraps

         Course Fee: None

         Quilting - Special focus on Traputo

         Trapunto, but we will also explore Quilted Garments and even piecework. This will mostly be a lecture and discussion class on both the history, period examples and techniques. There will be works where I explored these techniques to be touched and discussed.

         Ages: All Ages Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: Curiosity

         Course Fee: None

         About the Instructor: Explorer of all - If it involves a needle and thread I have more than likely tried it at some point during my time in the SCA. When I first started I was constantly told: "it wasn't done in period" and it has inspired me to find where and when it actually was done, or what was done instead.

 

Lady Sidney Eileen of Starkhafn

         Freehand Elizabethan Blackwork Embroidery

         Learn the basics of Elizabethan Era freehand blackwork embroidery, what stitches and design motifs were used in period, how to make the most common stitches, and start your own small project on linen printed with a period design just the right size to turn into a scissor case, biscornu, or cup cover.

         Ages: All ages Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: Embroidery snips, thimble, and embroidery hoop.

         Course Fee: $2.00

         Opus Anglicanum Embroidery

         Learn the two primary stitches used in Opus Anglicanum embroidery, how they are typically worked, the design styles used in period, and tips for working with metal and silk threads.

         Ages: 12 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: Some familiarity with embroidery is helpful, but not required.

         Students should bring: Embroidery snips, thimble, and embroidery hoop if they have them.

         Course Fee: $10.00

         T-tunics and Tunic Dresses

         T-tunics and tunic dresses are a fantastic introduction to medieval piecing and tailoring techniques. Learn the most basic and widely used pattern layout; how to tailor it to fit any individual, young or old, male or female; basic variations on the pattern; and how to assemble your garment.

         All Ages Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None. Good for complete beginners to sewing.

         Course Fee: None

         Hand Sewn Seams and Hems

         Learn the basic stitches and methods of hand sewing your garment for beauty, durability, and historic accuracy.

         Ages: 12 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: Optionally, embroidery snips, thimble

         Course Fee: None

         About the Instructor: I am an artist, seamstress, writer, and teacher, specializing in various art styles, calligraphy, corsetry, costuming, and embroidery.

 

THLady Jane de Sealynn

         Beginning Kumihimo

         you have seen all those people wondering around making a cord on a round foam disc for award cords or to lace up their cloths. Well, now you can learn on your own disc. You can bring your own supplies or pay for a kit and come to learn to do Japanese braid. This class will also be open for those who would like to find a new braid to try.

         Ages: 12 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: Pen and paper for notes

         Course Fee: $10.00 for Kit Extra bobbins may be purchased for $1.00 each

         About the Instructor: I have been in the SCA for 35 plus years, I have worked on Kumihimo for over 10 years.

 

Lady Krestiia Ivanova

         Beaded Ring Class

         We will be making a beaded ring during class using the beading stitch Right Angle Weave and using various bead sizes to complete the ring. This will teach you the basics of right angle weave as well as a simple way to embellish it with extra beads. Extra bead kits will be available if you want an extra or 2 to take home to make more rings. A couple variations in colors will also be available and you will be making the ring to fit your own fingers. No experience is necessary but some of the beads are quite small. Help for threading the needles will be available as those are very tiny.

         Ages: 18 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: If you have needleworking scissors, bring them

         $5 for the bead supplies

         About the Instructor: I am a happy beadweaver with about 20 years of beading experience. I've been designing jewelry for about 12 years now and selling some patterns for several years as well. I think beading is a great hobby and anyone can participate in it to the level of their comfort!

 

Lady Diana Ewan

         Scissors Case and Biscornu

         In this class you will receive a pattern and materials to make your own Biscornu (square pincushion) or a scissors case (your choice). Decoration and finishing techniques will be discussed.

         Ages: All Ages Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: thimble

         Class Fee: $2.00

         About the Instructor: Lady Diana Ewan is an avid cook and former professional chef. When not enjoying living history and the SCA she is an Archaeologist in a PhD program at University of Nevada Las Vegas in Experimental Archaeology with a focus on Arctic Clothing.

 

THL Calam Stiubhard

         Introduction to the tools and techniques of armour construction and repair

         This class will take you through the basic techniques used in the construction of armour as well as the tools and methods of repairing various portions of armour.

         Ages: All Ages Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: pen and paper

         Class Fee: None

         About the Instructor: THL Calam Stiubhard has been repairing armour in the SCA for over 15 years. For the last 4 years he has advanced to making armour for various groups. His work can be seen throughout the kingdom on heavy weapons fighters, rapier fighters, and on mounted combat fighters.

 

Mistress Elspeth of Stille Waters

         Jewelry 101: Make and take a pendant

         This beginner class will learn basic Jeweler’s skills such as cutting with a jeweler’s saw, soldering, metal stamping, setting a stone in a bezel, sanding and finishing while making a small pendant to keep. Class limited to 8 making pendants, others may watch as they wish. A cloth or apron over nice garb is recommended and long hair and loose sleeves must be tied back.

         Ages: 12 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: A cloth or apron over nice garb is recommended and long hair and loose sleeves must be tied back.

         Class Fee: $5.00 Donation

         About the Instructor: Mistress Elspeth is the daughter of a Saxon huscarl, who died defending King Harold at Hastings, and an Irish farm girl from Waterford, she married a Norman noble and settled into his estate. While he is frequently away fighting with the king, she manages the estate and practices her arts.

 

Theign Michel Philippe de Sarcey

         Shoes for the Iron Age - Making Ghillies

         What did the Celts, Vikings, Romans, and Greeks all have in common? Their shoes! Today commonly called ghillies, these were simple shoes that you too can make. Worn for millennia, a variation will fit almost any Bronze or Iron Age persona through the end of Period. We will discuss the evolution of the shoe, its variations through different cultures and uses, do a down-and-dirty demo on how to make them, then we will build patterns so you can take it home and make your own!

         Ages: Adults and Children with Parent Supervision Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: desire to make shoes

         Class Fee: None

         About the Instructor: Just a little old shoemaker.

 

Master Antonious Tesel

         Breadmaking: Working with Historically Accurate Bread Recipes

     Learn the art and craft of baking historically accurate artistan bread.

         Ages: 12 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: curiosity

         Class Fee: None

         Bread Making: Working with Sourdough Starters

     Learn the in’s and out’s of creating a hearty sourdough bread.

         Ages: 12 and above Skill Level: Beginning Prerequisite Skills: None

         Students should bring: curiosity

         Class Fee: None

         About the Instructor: There are not words enough to describe Master Antonius.



Monthly Meetings & Practices

Populace / Officer Meeting
Beginning January 4, 2016, Officer/Populace meeting will begin at 6:00pm.
Monthly combined Populace/Officer meetings take place the first Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar) at
Nevada State Museum at Springs Preserve, 333 South Valley View Boulevard, Las Vegas NV 89107 (click for map).

Martial Arts Practices
As well as official practices, from time to time fighters may get together to share their knowledge in the fighting arts, these unofficial gatherings are not listed on the Baronial calendar but you can find out more on the Un-Official Baronial Facebook page.

Archery Practice
Archery practice takes place on Saturdays (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar) at the Clark County Archery Range (E. Russell, Las Vegas, NV 89112) located behind Sam Boyd Stadium/Old Silver Bowl Park.
Saturday practice: 10:00am -12:30pm.
Monday practice: 6:00pm til dark. (This practice runs only during the warmer months, starting this year on April 11th, due to later sunset times)
Wednesday practice: 6:00pm til dark. (This practice will run at the discretion of the marshal of the day. Please check the Facebook page for updates.)
Directions: From the new Silverbowl Park on 6800 E Russell, take the 1st right onto South Broadbent Blvd, take the 2nd left onto Sunbonnet Ave, turn left onto Aspen Peak Loop, Turn left onto Wiesner Way, take the first right onto E. Russell Road.

Fighter Practice (Rapier & Armoured)
Weekly fighter practice takes place each Sunday (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar) at Lorenzi Park, located at 3333 West Washington Avenue (and Twin Lakes Drive), Las Vegas, NV 89107 (click for map).
This practice time includes practice for "Heavy"/Armoured Combat (10:00am), Rapier (9:00am) and Combat Archery (no current official Combat Archery practice).
Once monthly, a tournament is held at this same location.
An additional practice, on Wednesday nights begins at 6pm at the same location.
Rapier practice: 9:00am.
Sunday Armoured practice: 10:00am.
Wednesday Rapier and Armoured practice: 5:30pm/6:00pm.

Rapier Practice
Weekly rapier practice takes place each Sunday at 9:00am (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar) at Lorenzi Park, located at 3333 West Washington Avenue (and Twin Lakes Drive), Las Vegas, NV 89107 (click for map).
Once monthly, a tournament is held at this same location.
An additional practice, on Wednesday nights begin at 5:30pm at the same location.
Sunday practice: 9:00am.
Wednesday practice: 5:30pm.

Arts & Sciences
Starkhafn artisans participate in a variety of projects, classes & topics every Tuesday night. The focus for each A&S night is different and held at a different location. Please check the Baronial calendar (above) for dates, times and topics.

As most Arts & Sciences and Guild meetings are held at members' private residences, the addresses and/or directions will not be listed on this website. Please post a request for that infomration to one (or more) of the following linked groups. Any last minute changes to meetings will be posted to these groups. The Official Baronial Facebook page, the Un-Official Baronial Facebook page or the Starkhafn Yahoo! Group.

Guilds

Bardic Guild
Bardic Guild meetings are not currently scheduled, see the
Baronial Calendar of Events for dates and times. Contact the guild for more information.

Most Excellent Brewers Guild of Starkhafn
Monthly guild meetings take place on the fourth Sunday at 3:30pm, see the Baronial Calendar of Events for dates and times. Contact the guild for more information.

Gilded Spoon (Cook's Guild)
Monthly cooking guild meetings take place on the third Sunday (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar of Events). Contact the for more information.

Scriptorium
Weekly guild meetings take place on Thursday, see the Baronial Calendar of Events for dates and times. Contact the guild for more information.

The following guilds are currently not active.

Clothiers' Guild
All things costumey.

Confusion's Masterpiece
All things dramatic (theatre).

Fiber Arts Guild
All things fibery.

Potters' Guild
All things clay and fire.

Woodworkers' Guild
All things woody.

If you don't see a guild of your interest listed here or if a guild you are interested in is listed as not active, contact the minister for more information.



Interkingdom Wars

These are the largest (interkingdom) wars that take place in the SCA. Most last a week or more. Participants travel from many different kingdoms to attend.

  • Talon Cresent War (takes place in February, in the Kingdom of Caid)
  • Estrella War (takes place in February, in the Kingdom of Atenveldt)
  • Gulf Wars (takes place in March, in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann)
  • Lilies War (takes place in June, in the Kingdom of Calontir)
  • Pennsic War (takes place in July/August, in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc)
  • Battlemoor (takes place in August/September, in the Kingdom of the Outlands)
  • Great Western War (takes place October, in the Kingdom of Caid)

Known World Events

These events promote education and research in specific fields. They draw SCA participants from across the known world.



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