Arts & Science
Welcome to the A&S activities at Double Wars XXVI!
Headings on this page:
- Classes currently on the schedule
- Arts and Science Competition
- Blank Scroll Competition
- Laurel’s Prize Tourney
In 2013 we will once more be gathering for Drachenwald’s biggest Arts and Science event in the shire of Attemark – if you have a class, lecture or workshop, please consider bringing it to Double Wars to spread the knowledge. Last year we had nearly 60 classes on the schedule with a wide variety of topics.
Most classes won’t have a limit of attendees, but we will ask that you register for the classes anyway so the teachers will know how many to expect. For all morning classes you sign up the evening before (from 13.00) and for all afternoon classes you sign up in the morning the same day (from 10.00). This is done so all will have a fair chance to participate in classes with a limited number of spots.
Please observe that some classes will have fees for materials!
This year’s class schedule along with class descriptions is now available.
If you would like to host a competition or Arts and Science event, please send it in to the A&S Co-ordinators and we will include it in the schedule and get the information out.
- Elizabethan Raised Embroidery with Lia de Thornegge
- Left-handed calligraphy with Lady Alfhild de Foxley
- Medieval illuminations with Lady Alfhild de Foxley
- 15th century clothing with Signe Scriffuerska
- Supportive underwear with Lady Renika Rikardsdottir
- Same-sex sexuality in the Middle Ages with Fru Aleydis van Vilvoorde
- A series of branles with Nicole d’Anjou
- Dances of three with Nicole d’Anjou
- Childrens clothing and acessories with Vicomtessa Anna Laresdotter
- Belt making with Heinrich vom Hohen Ufer
- Beginners Choir Practice with Náttfari Garðarsson
- Advanced Choir Practice with Náttfari Garðarsson
- Woven edges and buttons with Åsa vävare
- Pattern darning with Åsa vävare
- Plain weave, twill… with Åsa vävare
- How to analyze your fabric with Willhelmina weydehartz
- Dance – training for DW20 ball with Willhelmina Weydehartz, Signe Scriffuerska and Arenwald von Hagenburg
- Medieval dancing for children with Willhelmina Weydehartz
- Medieval Instrumental Jam Session with Náttfari Garðarsson
- Nordmarks Vapentapet with Isabetta del Verde
- Medieval cantillation of biblical texts with Aaron von Turmstadt
- Youth Crafts with Aelfwynne of Eoforwic
- Bubble Wars with Aelfwynne of Eoforwic
Do you want to teach? Please contact the A&S Co-ordinators directly and we will see about fitting you in on the schedule!
All competitions below will be held and put on display on Thursday between 10 and 14.
To enter you need to have a small documentation and a description of how you made the object and how you have interpreted/copied the object. This is not anything big – write up some of your references (books, websites etc.) and tell us about how your work proceeded. This is a nice way to share your knowledge and tell others about what sources are out there! Scrolls entered in the blank scroll competition can not be entered. There will be two prices – Crown’s Prize and Populace Prize. The same object will not be able to recieve both prizes. The competition will be open for all populace to vote during the day and winners in all competitions will be presented at court.
The blank scroll competition has been a really nice way to get blanks for the Royalty of the Kingdom and our Principalities! The rules are:
- The scroll should not be calligraphed – this is only an illumination competition.
- You do not have to be present at the event to compete – send your masterpiece with a friend.
- A short description/documentation is encouraged – but not required! (It can help the judges though!)
- The scroll can not be assigned to anything yet. The scroll can have award symbols like the badge for a PCS, a panache or a space made for arms to be drawn in – it can not however be made for a specific person! After the competition all scrolls will be handed over to the crown/coronet of choice and used for awards. The artisan may chose to what crown/coronet the scroll should go to for use. (Choices are Their Majesties, Their Highnesses of Nordmark and Insulae Draconis.)
- Three winners will be chosen, and will get practical and amazing prizes donated by Mistress Bridget Greywolf.
- A scroll that is entered in this competition may not be entered in the big A&S competition at Double Wars and a scroll that is entered in the big competition may not be entered in the scroll competition. However – you can participate with more than one scroll in the blank scroll competition.
At this year’s Double Wars the Laurels of Drachenwald will be sponsoring a new competition – the Laurel’s Prize Tourney. Each Laurel participating in this will sponsor a category, judge it and award a winner/winners. The judge determines the criteria, and we can guarantee that they will be knowledgeable in that area, bring your best items and get good quality feedback! Judging will be done at a time and place most convenient for the judge and participant, but all actual items should be put on display at the same time as the main A&S competition and the Blank Scroll competition.
Currently we have six categories, and hopefully more will be forthcoming:
- Counted Thread Embroidery – Sponsored by Mistress Lia de Thornegge. Documentation will be required and judged according to the Kingdom A&S criteria for counted thread embroidery.
- Metal Armour – Sponsored by Master Sven Gunnarsson. No documentation needed.
- Performing Instrumental music – Sponsored by Master Skafte Vaghorne.
- Carpentry and woodwork – Sponsored by Master Arenwald von Hagenburg. Documentation should connect the piece to period practice.
- Research paper in honour of Jaelle of Armida – Sponsored by Dame Celemon Gwynedd. If you are unable to attend, please do consider submitting it electronically in advance to email@example.com. Judging will be done according to the Kingdom A&S criteria for research papers.
- Attention to detail; hand-sewn seams and seam finishing techniques- Sponsored by Mestari Kareina Talvi Tytär.
Open to: Any time or location in SCA period, all projects that incorporate hand-sewing and period seam finishing methods, be it clothing, accessory, or other item (such as a sail, basket, leather work, wounds etc…)
Documentation (required): Must include answers to the following questions: 1) What time(s)/place(s) is the project intended to be ”from”? 2) What stitch(es) and/or seam finishing techniques did you use on the project? 3) How do you know those seams were used on such items in that particular time/place? (If you are not certain that it was used there/then, what clues make you think it may have been?) 4) What materials and tools did you use, and are they the same as what would have been used in your chosen time/place? Why or why not?Note: This is NOT a contest where I am judging the complete finished item–I am looking only at the seams used–how challenging they are to work compared to the craftsmanship that went into them, the choices you made for any modern substitutions for period tools or supplies, how appropriate that technique is for the project etc. As such works in progress are also acceptable, so long as there are sufficient complete seams to give a good representative sample of your work.
Lady Isabetta del Verde
Mistress Lia de Thornegge