Falcon Banner Article Request – Papers from Clothiers and Queen’s Prize

In line with our goal of more reader reporting, I am requesting papers from the upcoming Clothiers’ Seminar and Queen’s Prize Tournament.

If you have documentation for your class or QPT entry, please consider sending it in for publication in the Falcon Banner.

I am planning on taking photos of the Walk Through History at Clothiers, and select photos at QPT, but I may not catch everything, or photography what you think is important about your project, so don’t hesitate to send your photos as well.

Please send all submissions to mathurin@falconbanner.com.  If your material is too large for email, let me know and we will set up a Google Drive folder for you.

Mathurin Kerbusso, Editor

Clothier’s Seminar Schedule


The schedule of classes for the 2019 Clothiers Seminar is now available at https://shirecai.calontir.org/cs2019/  (scheduled rooms are subject to change, but not class times).

The schedule this year features a Martial Clothing Track organized by Sir Mathieu Chartrain, with classes by Duke Ashir, Mistress Eowyth þa Siðend, Master Jack Banyard, and Sir Mathieu!

We still have space available if you have any heraldic garb for the display at this year’s Clothiers! Please email eventsteward@shirecai.calontir.org to get your heraldic garb on the list for the display! Lady Zarah bat Chesed will make sure your garb gets displayed and returned to you!

If you will be wearing your heraldic garb rather than have it in the display, please consider signing up to participate in the Walk Through History!  You can sign up in advance on the form available through the event web page, or by filling out an information card at the event.

Some instructors will be making their class handouts available on a CD available at the event, and/or at the Clothiers website for a limited time after the event.  Please ask at Gate if you would like a copy of the CD, which we are distributing free of charge.

Many thanks to the many fine instructors who make it possible for us to have Clothiers Seminar!

Yours in Service,

Mèstra Giraude Benet
HL Caitlin nic Raighne
Event Stewards
2019 Clothiers Seminar

KWHSS Merchant Registration Open

Greetings from HL Zaneta Baseggio and Ldy Alexandra Vazquez de Granada (called Shandra), event stewards for KWHSS 2019.

Merchant registration is currently open!

The fee for merchanting will be $25.

We will provide a table (30″x6ft) and two chairs if needed. Please let us know if you will be bringing your own tables.

Please contact Mistress Kristine nic Tallieur, merchant coordinator, at merchants@kwhss.barony-cde.org

Hotel reservations and Proceedings are also open. Class registration and event pre-registration will open on April 1st, 2019.

More information is available on our website: http://barony-cde.org/drupal/KWHSS2019

We look forward to seeing you there!

Zaneta & Shandra

Post expires at 4:29pm on Wednesday July 10th, 2019

Golden Sea Requesting Classes

The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

Gleaned from Facebook:

In an effort to grow in size and A&S ability, the Shire of Golden Sea is looking for those who would be willing to share their skills and knowledge in classes for their populace. They are looking at holding a scheduled A&S class on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the afternoon.

If you or anyone you know would be willing and able to teach a class (or more than one depending on your comfort level), please email the MoAS at Golden.Sea.Moas@gmail.com

Announcements: Interim SCA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

The Board of Directors would like to announce the appointment of Gigi Coulson, M.S. (Giata Magdalena Alberti, OL ) as Interim SCA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.  Ms. Coulson  is an interdisciplinary sociologist and biologist with experience in both qualitative and quantitative social assessments, environmental  impact statements, and diversity initiatives, among other things.  Mistress Giata Magdalena Alberti is a late 15th-century Florentine living in Venice. whose hobbies include working on her herbal experiments, occasional hawking, mediating contests of skill and chance.   Ms. Coulson will hold the position until an official placement can be determined and may be contacted via Equity@sca.org.

Applications for official term placement for this position will be accepted until April 1, 2019.  For more information on how to apply, please go to https://sca.org/officers/openings.html

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Announcements: Job Opening – Society Chatelaine

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Society Chatelaine.

The Society Chatelaine is the officer responsible for training, advising and coordinating public outreach, newcomer acquisition, acclimation and retention for the SCA. This officer is currently a deputy to the Society Seneschal. Duties include:

  • Coordinating and monitoring the efforts of kingdom chatelaines/hospitallers
  • Developing and maintaining materials for recruitment, newcomer orientation and retention, and local officer training.
  • Maintaining a knowledge base for SCA demos, as well as monitoring compliance with the SCA demo policy/guidelines document.
  • Work closely with other Society-level officers to create, implement, and monitor Society-wide marketing efforts aimed at new member acquisition and member retention.
  • Performing other duties assigned by the Board or Society Seneschal as directed.

Successful candidates for this position must have demonstrated leadership skills, problem-solving expertise, and experience with project management.  A basic understanding of membership marketing principles and chapter development is strongly suggested.

Applicants should be able to travel to other Kingdoms as necessary and have easy access to phone, mail, and reliable e-mail. An applicant must be a paid member of the Society and must be able to meet quarterly reporting deadlines in a timely manner.

This position presents the opportunity to help preserve the rich traditions of the Society and assure its future by assisting in recruiting and retaining newcomers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help introduce people to this game and will have long term, positive impact on thousands of participants across the world.

As the SCA is the largest historic recreation organization in the world, with a membership of over 30,000 across the globe, the successful candidate will be assuming a role which not only offers the opportunity to grow the SCA, but to obtain significant professional experience, despite it being an unpaid position.

Chatelaine will begin working with the outgoing Chatelaine in April 2019, in preparation for taking over the position in July 2019.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jennifer Krochmal, Society Chatelaine via e-mail at chatelaine@sca.org.

Résumés, including SCA offices held and awards received, must be sent via email to resumes@sca.org. Résumés must be received by March 15, 2019.

If you choose to send in comments, please use the subject “Society Chatelaine Position Feedback”



Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

22nd Annual Bobbin & Weaving, 2019

Man weaving on a loom, circa 1425. Public domain in the US

When:  March, Friday 22nd, (after work hours), Saturday 23rd, & Sunday 24th

Where:  ‘Aine nic Taillieur’s Manor
It’s that time of year again. This is our 22nd year! This year we need a bit of preface. Bobbin & Weaving began as an Estrella pity party all those years ago. Estrella is no longer as important in this Kingdom as it once was. Because of that, our Kingdom moved Queen’s Prize Tourney to our traditional weekend. We thought of making B&W a Gulf War pity party but many who attend Gulf, who also love B&W, asked us not to. When we chose our new date, there was no other event on the date we chose. Now there is. Unfortunately, there is no other free date available this spring on which all of the organizers are free. I’m very sorry if you won’t be able to come because of that. We will understand.
Also, this could be our last year. ‘Aine and Lenny are building a much smaller abode in Atchison. When B&W attendance reached 21, it outgrew my house. When it reached 35, it outgrew Lasair’s house. We have comfortably hosted 65+ people at ‘Aine’s but when they move, next year or the year after, unless we find a public space that will allow “sleep overs”, or we limit attendance, I’m afraid B&W will be a thing of the past.
All of that being said, for this year, bring your latest project and join us for a weekend of fun and camaraderie. As many of you know, ‘Aine has had a challenging 2 years of health issues, is recovering well and wants to continue to provide space for our annual retreat. We may have to insist that she sit down more often. We can care for her this year instead of the other way around. There will be a cash jar on the table to help defray ‘Aine and Lenny’s out of pocket expenses for paper products, coffee, condiments and any other expenses incurred by having so many of us in their home. Please consider contributing.
A number of people have offered to teach just about anything you might like to learn, such as bobbin lace, kumihimo, tablet weaving, pick-up inkle weaving, netting, spinning, needle felting, felting, knitting, nalbinding, sprang, etc. We don’t normally schedule formal classes but contact me johannefishergate@gmail.com ahead of time so I can let people know if you want a particular class or for info on supplies you might need. Also contact me if there is something YOU would like to teach so I can let people know. ‘Aine has a huge sewing/craft room, so if you would like to bring your sewing machine and work on garb, there will be space. As people contact me with things they would like to learn, or to teach, I will be sending out updates.
Mistress Dorcas is usually there with her heraldic tools and books at your disposal. You can work up a new name, device or badge that weekend and hand the finished submissions to Dorcas to be mailed for registration.
We have a wonderful time sharing, visiting and getting to know each other better. If you do anything involving string, fabric, fiber or fiber techniques in any form, this is the place for you. If you have projects in the works for Kingdom A&S, bring them to work on. Lasair will have her merchant booth set up with a wealth of fiber goodies. Garren is usually there with his beautiful inkle/tablet weaving looms, fabric stamps and fiber tools for sale.
Friday night we, visit and settle in. Saturday is spent visiting, taking or giving classes, working on projects or swimming . . . yes, swimming. ‘Aine has an indoor pool, so bring your suits and towels. There is also an elevator for those of us who are stair challenged. We have a pot luck Saturday evening, and more work and visiting. Sunday we usually make a run to Yarn Barn, weather permitting, and have lunch in Lawrence, KS. You are welcome to come all weekend or just one day.
There are ample kitchen facilities and refrigeration. Bring your own snacks and drinks and something for the potluck on Saturday. We never coordinate it and it is always exceptional.
Garb is optional. Many of us spend the day in our pajamas. Many wear modern clothes. Wear what you are most comfortable in. There is no dress code
This part doesn’t apply to day trippers. There is space for sleeping but, due to fire codes, the space will be a bit more limited than in the past on a first reply, first served basis. However, Lasair has offered to provide crash space for the overflow. Many of you have been to Lasair’s house. We held Bobbin & Weaving there for three years after it outgrew my house. When requesting sleeping space, please copy me johannefishergate@gmail.com AND ‘Aine annette.public@barkergang.us so we can stay coordinated.
Unfortunately, a number of movies were misplaced the last few years and never showed up again, so the theater will not be open. Those of you who usually plan to sleep there will not be able to. I will send out a list of the people who have already replied to either ‘Aine or myself. Please respond if your plans have changed or if we somehow missed you. Some of us will be bunking in the huge, heated garage. Whichever place you sleep, you will need to bring your own sleeping gear. There are also motels close by. If anyone wants motel info, please let me know.
There will be plenty of table space and chairs, but if you want to be assured of comfort, bring your favorite portable chair.
For those of you with allergies, there are no indoor animals (unless you count the occasional bunnies who come as guests). If I have forgotten anything, which isn’t uncommon these days, just contact me.
The estate gate closes at midnight. If you will be arriving after that time, Friday night, please call to let us know.
Hope to see many of you there,
The Grain Valley exits are about 25 miles East of Kansas City.
The Phone Number for Johanne’s cell, 816-645-6460
The Phone Number for Aine’s cell, 816-223-9907
From I-70:  Exit at the Grain Valley exit, Buckner Tarsney Road (about the 24.5 mile marker). Turn South and go about 3.5 miles. Then Turn left on to Nebgen (the right turn says Major). Go about one block then turn right (this will be Corn). Go about 1/2 mile. The driveway is on the left. White fence, numbers on the post You will not be able to see the house from the road.
From 50 Highway:  Exit at the Grain Valley exit Buckner Tarsney Road (between the exits for Blue Springs and Oak Grove). Go North about 8.5 miles then turn right onto Nebgen (the left turn says Major). Go about one block then turn right (this will be Corn). Go about 1/2 mile. The driveway is on the left, white fence, numbers on the post. You will not be able to see the house from the road.

Post expires at 4:57pm on Monday March 25th, 2019

Announcement: A Letter from the Gulf Wars General

Unto my Shield-brothers, Spear-sisters, Comrades and Kin, do I Eques Uldin, by Grace of Their Royal
Majesties General for Gulf Wars XXVIII, send the call out to one and all for WAR!

Their Majesties Dongal and Catalina have called upon Their Baronies, Shires and Cantons to join them
on the fields of Gulf Wars, and preparations are well under way. Soon we will march east, the Falcon
Host soaring amongst a sky of black stars. Make ready your harness, make ready your voices, we shall
sing together in glorious victory or death.The levy has been summoned. Her Majesty Catalina has called forth her Fyrdmen to stand fearlessly
shoulder to shoulder with her in battle. Will you join Her?

If you will be attending the war in March please take a moment to sign the Muster so that Their Majesties
may know all who will be attending.


Please note that pre-registration for Gulf Wars is now open, and will close February 15th, 2019. You can
register by mail or online at https://www.gulfwars.org/registration/. Be sure to register as camping with
Calontir! Pre-registering is the only way to ensure we have the allotted land we will need for the
Host we bring.

Winter War Manuevers will be held on January 26th in the Barony of Mag Mor. I request that all who are
able to attend. There will be classes covering shield wall tactics, spear work, and charging. There are
many drills planned for the day; we will fight until they make us leave!

The War Council and I are happy to announce the Calontir Scutari, a new shield design. Please see Sir
Aiden O’Shea’s announcement concerning construction dimensions. We anticipate being able to field a
few of them at the war.

In ever faithful service,
Eques Uldin of Ravenscroft