Left header corner Welcome to the East Kingdom Welcome to the East Kingdom Right header corner
Left side border East Kingdom

right side border
left border
Event Details
Hrim Schola Event date: March 9th, 2019
Hosted by Barony of Smoking Rocks - Raynham, MA
Event Last Modified: March 7th, 2019
Event details
Fiber Arts time again.  Hrim Schola is coming.  A day long event filled with classes about the manipulation of fiber.  Pick it, spin it, dye it, weave it, knot it, knit it, embroider with it, make lace out of it, and anything else you can think of.  We will have both beginner and higher level classes.

Hrim Schola Schedule

10 Simple Stitches for Starting Stitchers 2 hr class Cover your Legs:
A Guide to Period Knit Stockings Sprang I Extant Cross
Stitch Intro to Japanese Embroidery2 hr Oya Needle Lace
11 Built Fjord Tough
Sewing Sturdy Seams Sprang II It’s Warped… Now What
Inkle loom class Hand-constructing Elizabethan Tall Hats
12 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1 Bayeux “Tapestry” Embroidery
Technique 2 hr Tablet weaving discussion Knitting with Double Pointed Needles1.5 hr Long-Armed Cross Stitch:  Attractive and Authentic Shibori Stitch Resist Arachne’s Web Guild meeting
2 The Sutton Raised Plait Stitch Basic Smocking
Sampler Fluff to Felt
Honourable Company of Knytters – Guild meeting
2:30 Beginning Drop Spindle 1.5 hr
3 How to Dress your Slate Frame The Hedeby Apron Dress:  One Interpretation Hand Quilting Basics Down and Dirty :  Fleece prep Worshipful Company of Narrow workers- Guild meeting
4 Fingerloop Braiding Adding Designs to Nalbinding Lucet Warp-Weighted Loom Intro to Historical Dyeing Athena’s Thimble Panel

Barony of Smoking Rocks
March 9, A.S.  53
Room #1
Simple Stitches for Starting Stitchers Amia Turner & Kris de Kennett
Come and learn 5 simple stitches.  This class is geared for the beginning stitcher.  Stitches covered will be – Straight, Stem, Split, Satin and Short & Long.  Kit provided will have fabric with a motif and a needle.  Floss will be provided.  Loaner hoops will be available.  Please bring scissors or snips. 
Class Limit:  10 Class Fee:  $0
Bayeux "Tapestry" Embroidery Technique Mesterinde Anarra Karlsdottir

The Bayeux "Tapestry" is actually a 70 meter (230 foot) long embroidery that tells the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings from the Norman point of view.  This class will teach the three basic stitches used in this technique, along with a history lecture and handout on the events from the death of Edward the Confessor to the Coronation of William of Normandy.  Youths welcome with a parent.  Class fee of $2 includes handout, linen, wool thread and needle with a loaner embroidery hoop.  Additional $2 if you wish to take the hoop home.
Class limit:  6, with unlimited auditors Class Fee:  $0
How to dress your slate frame Nest verch Tangwistel
Attaching fabric to a slate frame can be a little more involved than using an embroidery hoop.  I will show you how to sew the fabric into the frame so that you get a nice tight ground fabric.  The class fee includes an unfinished pine slate frame and fabric.  If you have fabric you would rather attach, bring it along. 
Class limit - 8.  More with their own Frame Class fee - $15

Fingerloop Braiding Rosina von Schaffhausen
Fingerloop Braids were used in period to lace up clothing, tie purses closed, attach seal tags to documents, and edge hairnets.  Learn how to make a braid using instructions adapted from period manuscripts.  I will have several handouts available for braids from beginner level to advanced. 
Class Limit:  10 Class Fee:  $1
Room #2
Cover Your Legs:  A Guide to Period Knit Stockings Mistress Zipporah bas Yosef
Description:  Come and learn about how to keep your legs covered!  This class will include an overview of knitted stockings throughout our period, from colorwork Coptic socks to patterned silk stockings to hard wearing wool stockings.  After the discussion, there will be a hands on section on how to develop a pattern for stockings that fit just right.  Experience knitting socks is recommended, but everyone can learn the basics. 
Class Limit:  none Class fee:  $0
Built Fjord Tough:  Sewing Sturdy Seams Nastassiia Ivanova Medvedeva, Tasha
This class will cover methods of hand sewing for construction, and finishing seams and hems in wool and linen so that your garments do not fray off your body.  We hope to conduct practical exercise; we will have materials available for your use.
Class Limit:  none Class Fee:  $0

Tablet Weaving Structure Discussion Aelfgifa of the Hazel Thicket
We will spend an hour looking at how threading and turning the cards affects the structure of the weave.  We will discuss “rep effect,” “twill effect,” and so on, and maybe briefly look at surface brocading. 
Class Limit:  none Class Fee:  $0
The Sutton Hoo Raised Plait Stitch Aelfgifa of the Hazel Thicket
From Penelope Walton Rogers book, Cloth and Clothing in Anglo-Saxon England Learn the stitch, hands-on.  Handout will be given so you can remember how to do it after the class.  If handouts run out, I can email it. 
Class Limit:  none Class Fee:  $0
The Hedeby Apron Dress:  One Interpretation Nastassiia Ivanova Medvedeva,
This class will discuss archaeological finds of textiles from the digs at Hedeby (also called Haithbu) in Germany.  We will discuss the conjectural "apron dress" worn by many women in the SCA, and students will learn how to measure to make one for themselves. 
Class Limit:  none Class Fee:$0
Adding Designs to Nålbinding Ose Silverhair
Have you learned a stitch or two in nalbinding? Are you ready to take your accessories to the next level? In this class we will talk about how color was used in nalbinding in period.  We will then work on how to add designs.  You must be comfortable with nalbinding – stitches will not be taught.  We will be using 2 needles at a time (some will be available to borrow).
Class Limit:  none Class Fee:  $0
Room #3
Basic Sprang Sunnifa Heinreksdottir
This will be a one hour hand-on class which will teach the very basic Common Sprang.  A short discussion of sprang types will be provided as will a brief history.  Looms and yarn will be available at no charge as long as you promise to teach your new-found skill to at least one other person!
Class Limit:  5 Class Fee:  $0
Intermediate Sprang Emenger la fileresse
Expand the practice of the technique by adding decorative elements such as holes to the basic ground.  People may contact me about bringing their own prewarped looms.  Note:  This is not 'make-and-take'
Class Limit:  6 Class Cost:$0
Class name Knitting with Double Pointed Needles Ana Ilevna
When knitting was introduced to Europe in the Twelfth Century, knitting was done on double pointed needles as the purl stitch was not invented until the Sixteenth Century.  In this class we will mainly concentrate on acquiring the skills of knitting in the round on 4 double pointed needles.  Some basic knitting skills are useful.  I will supply a set of #2 double pointed needles for you to keep and practice sock-weight yarn.  If you are supplying your own needles they should be bamboo. 
Class Limit:  8, unlimited Auditors Class Fee:  $7
Beginning/ intermediate drop Spindle Dunlaith ingen Donnchada
Class description:  Want to spin thinner or have questions on how to use the spindle you just got? Come on by and together we will get spinning! 
Class Limit:  15-20 (kids 10 and up allowed with parents) Class Fee:$0
How to use a Lucet Eramus Uswyc
Lucets are tools for making cord or braid thought to date back to the Viking period.  I will show you how to work a simple braid with on a lucet.  Yarn will be provided. 
Limit – 10 Class Fee:  $8
Room #4
Period Cross Stitch Mariot Carllein
Come look at the many ways cross stitch was used in period embroideries that are still extant, as well as rare appearances in art.  It was often different from modern cross stitch, and different from the SCA understanding of period embroideries.  Some photographs are of pieces rarely seen by the public – macro photographs that show the stitches larger than actual size. 
Class Limit:  none, but only 12 handouts Class Fee:  $0
Its warped..now what? Dúnlaith ingen Donnchada
Tips and tricks for the Beginner with Inkle loom.  Ok..so you have it warped.  Come and bring your inkle looms and ask questions about what to do next or what to do if something goes wrong..  Discuss different types of weaves (Baltic pick up, weaving letters, plain weave.) Bring your own looms if you have them, and I will have mine on hand.
Class Limit:  10 adults Class Fee:  $0

Long-Armed Cross Stitch:  Attractive and Authentic Mariot Carllein
More than just a background stitch (as in Assisi work), it goes faster, and is prettier, than common cross stitch.  In late period, it was used on a broad variety of household objects, often to beautiful effect.  We examine photos of widely varied extant example, and how the stitch is done. 
Class Limit:  none, but only 12 handouts Class Fee:  $0
Basic Smocking Sampler Marthe
Smocking, or pleatwork, was used to gather or add decorative touches to garments and accessories.  Learn the basics of honeycomb, beaded, and embroidered pleating to create a small sampler of techniques.  Please bring scissors, thread snips, or a thimble (if you use one).
Class Limit:  10 Class Fee:  $4
Hand Quilting Basics Melissande
Whether you want to make a padded gambeson, a Tudor quilted underskirt for warmth, or you dream of re-creating the Guicciardini quilt – knowing the basics of quilting will help round out your needlework skills.  This is a hands-on class where we will talk about fabrics, needle options, batting choices, practice marking out a quilting design and then spend time actually quilting the design to get you comfortable with the mechanics.  I will provide the batting, thread, and some needle options.
Please bring with you:  Two 10-inch squares of a plain fabric, 6” or 8” embroidery hoop, Needles (size 10 or 8), Scissors, Thimble, Soft pencil, washable fabric marker or chalk, Beeswax (optional)
Class Limit:  8 Class Fee:  $0

A Micro-Mini Warp-Weighted Loom Aelfgifa of the Hazel Thicket
I built a micro WWL to learn and practice concepts of weaving on it.  For this hour, we will look it over and weave a little bit on it.  I will discuss what I’ve learned so far, what changes I will make next time, and any other related topics we wander on to. 
Class Limit:  none Class Fee:  $0
Room #5
Intro to Japanese Embroidery Kira Asahi
Discussion of the differences between European and Japanese Embroidery.  Students will have the opportunity to try stitching with silk thread and learn how to keep it smooth while stitching.  Six stations will be available, students can swap out if there is time
Class Limit:  6 Class fee:  $0
Shibori Stitch Resist Kira Asahi
A discussion of how to create patterns and an overview of lessons learning using stitch resist shibori for background and motifs dyeing in Japanese kosode. 
Class Limit:  none Class Fee:  $0
Fluff to felt Bethamei von Rohr
Learning concepts of creating material from raw wool with the power of water and elbow grease.  To make and take wool dryers ball! 
Class Limit:  6 Class Fee:  $5
Down and Dirty Kolfinna Gleoill
Learn how to turn raw fleece into clean fiber for your next project.  You can do this in your home or apartment in a manageable way.  I will show my method and provide a comprehensive step by step handout so you can get great results on your own.  Learn from my mistakes and avoid felting that gorgeous fleece you've been scared to attack. 
Class Limit:  20 Class Fee:  $1.50 (to offset color copying)

Introduction to Historical European Dyeing Domina Iulia Crispina
This class will cover basic principles and techniques of historical dyeing, as well as which dyes were in use in several popular times and places in Europe for SCA recreation.  Non-European dyes will be touched on, but not in as much depth.  I will demonstrate parts of the processes for creating a few different colors from historical dyes. 
Class Limit:  10 Class Fee:  no charge for handout, $15 for mini starter sets of dyes and mordants, $2 for sample cards.
Room #6
Oya Needle Lace (Knotted Lace)
Chelsey of Gloucester
Using an embroidery/tapestry needle and thread with a simple knot stitch, one can create beautiful edgings and hairnets.  Very few extant pieces exist to determine the exact origin of this form of needlework, but it is generally believed to have originated from netting around the 15th century.  Students should bring their own needles and scissors to class.  Some materials will be provided to learn the knot stitch which is the foundation of this lace.
Class Limit:  none Class Fee:$0

Hand-constructing Elizabethan Tall Hats .Cassandra.Grey
This class will review the basics of millinery and the making of Elizabethan Tall Hats.  Not a hands-on class, but there will be examples and works in progress. 
Class Limit:  none Class Fee:  $0
Guild Meeting:  Arachne’s Web
Lace Makers of the East Kingdom of the SCA.  Anyone with an interest in Early lace can join. 
Guild Meeting:  Hounorable Company of Knytters
Eastkingdom Knitting Guild
Guild Meeting:  Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers
The Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers of the East Kingdom studies all the narrow textile arts, including tablet weaving, fingerloop braiding, kumihimo and other types of cord making.
Guild Meeting:  Athena’s Thimble
The Keepers of Athena's Thimble is the Embroidery and Needlework Guild of the East Kingdom.  Our members share an interest in studying and recreating pre-17th century needlework.

There will be a delicious dayboard during the class break in the middle of the day.

Hrim Schola Dayboard.
· Egg Tarte with cheese and onion.
· Hand pies
· Chicken and leak stew
· Smoked meats
· Meatballs
· sausages
· Assorted olives and pickles
· Turmeric pickled eggs
· Dates stuffed with cheese
· Dates wrapped in bacon.  (Well cause its bacon.)
· Breads
· Butters
· Cheese’s
· Coffee & Tea
· Other assorted drinks
· Deserts to surprise everyone and surely to delight you all.

If you have a class you want to teach send an email to Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe.  Her email address is at the end of the event announcement. 
Site Opens: 9:00 am
Site Closes: 6:00 pm
Event Location
First Congregational Church (The Stone Church)
785 S. Main St
Raynham, MA  02767
Google Map

Make your way to Route 24 in Massachusetts.
Take exit 13A (US 44 East towards Middleboro)
Turn left onto Orchard St.
Church is on left.

Registration Fees
Registration: Adult registration:  $15
With Member discount:  $10
Children under 18:  $5
Children under 6:  free

Feast: There is no feast.

Dayboard is included in the registration fee.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA MA Inc, Barony of Smoking Rocks

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe
Elaine Sears-Dennehy

Send Reservations to:
Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe
Elaine Sears-Dennehy
22 Cummings St.
Attleboro, Ma.  02703

Other Contact Information:
Teachers please contact:
Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe
Elaine Sears-Dennehy

right border
© 2010-2018 East Kingdom | SCA, Inc. | Disclaimer
Tyger of the East