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Staying In Persona: An SCA Dilemma?

Originally posted on La Bella Donna:
This is an abstract from “A Miscellany,”a legendary work in the Society, produced by the equally legendary Duke Cariadoc of the Bow. See below for a link and information on acquiring a copy. The Little Things by Cariadoc of the Bow [Giata has inserted her Italian persona suggestions in…

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Reconstructing a 15th century German frame saw: Back to basics

Originally posted on wilhelmszabel:
I recently posted about developing a prototype for a medieval frame saw or bow saw. I was successful in creating a wooden frame that would hold a saw blade, but I was dissatisfied in the excessive bulk and weight of the frame, and when I went back to compare the finished…

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Solo-braider tutorial for the Nun’s letterbraid

Originally posted on Loop Braiding:
This is a video-based tutorial on my workaround method for braiding the ten-loop Nun’s Book letterbraid* as a solo braider. I learned the traditional method from Noémi Speiser and Joy Boutrup’s Instructions for Letter Braids in 17th Century Manuscripts*, which describes how the braid would be made by two braiders…

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Problematic Historicism

Originally posted on The C is For Creative:
Be aware, the following could be deemed a little offensive. But if you read through to the end, I hope you’ll see my point, and I hope you, too, will try a little harder. I’ve been mulling over this subject for a long time but haven’t really found the…

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An Demo planners article

A good article with some nice ideas for organizing a demo.   http://honorbeforevictory.com/organizing-sca-recruitment-events-preparations-printables-and-people/

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Italian Renaissance Font

Originally posted on La Bella Donna:
I found this and *had* to share it for all those who would like historically accurate font types. Reblogged from: http://www.pia-frauss.de/fonts/st.htm#pd “This font is based on the handwriting of Giovanni Borgia/Joan Borja, duke of Gandia, who was the son of a pope and the grandfather of a saint, member…

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Basset, anyone?

Originally posted on Folger Theatre Production Diary:
Recently, a handful of brave cast members, as well as the director, stage manager, and dialect coach of The Gaming Table all bellied up to that titular table to learn how to play Basset. Why Basset, you ask? And why did Susanna Centlivre write a play centered around the…

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Recipe #13 – Amplummus

Originally posted on Cooking Vivendier:
Amplummus is a creamy  apple custard. The egg yolks and saffron give it a pretty yellow color and the cinnamon and sugar keep it from being bland. In some other books there are versions of this dish described as a “sick food”. I can imagine using the sweet taste of…

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Making a Kubb set

Originally posted on wilhelmszabel:
Kubb set, painted with red and white barn paint Though the origins of Kubb are uncertain, I can attest that it is a fun game to play, either at your next back yard barbecue or at your next Renaissance fair. The pieces are fairly simple, so a set is relatively cheap…

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Recipes from Libro di cucina del secolo XIV

Originally posted on La Bella Donna:
RECIPES FROM LIBRO DI CUCINA DEL SECOLO XIV Suggestions for meats and sauces along with links to any modern versions of the recipe: III. Agliata. Agliata a ogni carne, toy l’aglio e coxilo sotto la braxa, poi pestalo bene e mitili aglio crudo, e una molena de pan, e…

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