Sunday, April 29, 2pm – 5pm at the Grecian Pavilion in Prospect Park (96 Parkside Ave. Brooklyn) we are picnicking in the ruins! Please join us for a lovely afternoon in the park, sharing food (potluck) and companionship (storytelling, dancing, fighting, music & fiber arts).
See full details on the EK event page.
Please join us Thursday, March 8th, at the usual time (7:30pm) and place, 255 W. 105th St, #21 for the Art of Pysanky (just in time for Easter)!
Godiva will be teaching an introductory class on decorating eggs using beeswax and dyes. Handouts, supplies & materials will be provided. Each participant will be offered a chance to create their own traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg, a PYSANKA, using a wax-resist method.
(Mgmt. apologizes for the late posting in this venue.)
Minutes from January’s Canton Commons are posted and available!
As you see, I am experimenting with including a link, rather than pasting the entirety of the minutes here; the benefits are that it will keep our front page less cluttered, and ensures that there’s a single ur-source of content. Please give your opinions of this change, either in comments here or at April’s commons meeting.
Please join us THURSDAY Feb 8th, 7pm – 10pm for another “Evening in the Solar” in the Canton of Whyt Whey.
Lord Þórfinnr (Alec Story) has offered to instruct all those that want to learn to SPIN!!!
What!!???!! No drop spindle??? Don’t worry we have quite a few that were graciously donated 🙂 to hand out.
– Lady Godiva [moAS of Whyt Whey]
Directions: 255 West 105th Street, #21 (@ Broadway) in Manhattan
Please join us on the 2nd Thursday in January of the new calendar year, for a Commons meeting and social gathering! Meet your new officers, hear inspiring words from our new Seneschal, Lady Vika Grigina z Prahy, and talk about the future of our canton under new direction.
After the Commons, relax and enjoy the company of your fellow members. You are welcome to bring a project you are working on, socialize, eat, enjoy!
During this portion of the evening, Lady Vika will be lending us her expertise in fitting. If you have a yen to be measured, pray attend. She will have handouts with measurements to be recorded, and measuring tapes to go around. If you need new garb, now is an excellent opportunity to improve its fit, whether you are interested in the simplicity of a rectangularly constructed tunic, or leaning towards a fitted kirtle.
Barley stew, both with and without pork, for dinner, with oatcakes, a simple salad, and berries with cream for dessert. The finest Iron Age cuisine to be had in the 21st Century.
We will gather in our usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21, on January 11th, at 7pm.
Please join us this Thursday, December 15th, at our usual time (7:30pm) and place, 255 W. 105th St, #21 to practice Medieval Bookbinding!
This is a class on the basic principles of medieval bookbinding, as taught to Lady Beatrice della Rocca by Lady Linden le Bukere at this past Pennsic. We will be binding sections of pages together onto a harder paper cover. We will be using modern materials to save cost. At the end of the class, everyone should have a little book to take home with them. All materials will be provided.
Dinner will be mushroom barley stew — one pot with pork and another without. Then fruit with cream for dessert. Basically a reprise of last winter’s Iron Age feast. Because YUM!
[Update, Dec 15:] Lady Alienor is fighting off a cold and has spent most of the day in bed rather than preparing the promised stew, so we’re going to have to settle for fancy pizza instead. Maybe next time! —Mathghamhain
For the convenience of our hosts, we are moving the Evenings in the Solar, our Arts & Sciences social gathering (and occasional business meeting) to the second Thursday of each month. As always, gatherings will be confirmed via an announcement on this website, as well as in email to the canton mailing list, and by post to the canton Facebook group.
Our next Solar will therefore be December 14th. We will be holding a book-binding party. Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa has provided us with quantities of lovely paper, which we will stitch into signatures under the instruction of Lady Beatrice, who studied bookbinding at Pennsic University this summer.
Please join us Thursday, November 16th, at 7:30 in our usual location, 255 W 105th St., for an evening of scribal experimentation. Our illustrious Vicereine, Lady Lada, Il-Khatun of the Eastern Ulus, will be instructing your hostess, Hlæfdige Alienor Salton, in the finer points of painting, loading the brush and other like basics. Bring your scribal supplies, if any, your questions about basic illumination kit, and your sense of play.
Our herald has posted his court report from the Schola in the Solar: http://blog.heraldicart.org/2017/10/28/court-report-whyt-whey-schola-in-the-solar/. Share and enjoy!
We had SO MANY VOLUNTEERS at our Cloisters demo at the Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival the first weekend in October! I have been compiling this list ever since, and even then I know I am missing some people. Please forgive any omissions! You’ll notice I have also failed to record all the jobs people did — because everyone was hustling so hard! And our demo was HUGE. We collected almost 80?? new e-mail addresses from people interested in our activities.
Here are the 73!!! people who turned out and pitched in. Please correct any misspellings or titles — I checked the heraldic registry and the order of precedence where available, but those don’t necessarily list preferred spellings and have some omissions.
Lord Alexander MacLachlan, ably ran our fencing tournaments.
Lady Beatrice della Rocca, managed the children’s table, fencing mistress of lists, setup & takedown.
Lord Erich Guter Muth, our minister of lists for armored combat, herald for the fashion show, fencer, setup & takedown.
Hlæfdige Alienor Salton, who walked in the fashion show & watched in amazement as everyone did such a fabulous job!
Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, youth combat marshal.
Baron Yehuda ben Moshe, wrangler of youths combatant.
Alaxandair Mórda mac Matha, youth fighter.
Kenneth the Red, youth fighter.
Odin, youth fighter.
Leo, youth fighter.
Samuel, youth fighter.
Galen, youth fighter.
Callum, youth fighter.
Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa, bearer of burdens, bringer of infrastructure, chatelaine, children’s table.
Avran of Northpass, armored fighter.
Lord Wilhelm of Northpass, dance master.
Lady Conandil ingen Donngaile, dance mistress.
Benjamin, teacher of period games, dancer.
Lord Conor Ó Ceallaigh
Lord Brandr nefsbrjotr Aronsson, blacksmith.
Randvé Littill Hamar, blacksmith’s able assistant.
Lady Erlan skáld í Norðrlandi, lampworker.
Lady Godiva de la Mer, fashion show, hats!
Mistress Judith the Uncertain, masks, fashion show.
Lady Magdelena Caminante, chatelaine.
Lady Marion of York, fencer.
Lord Mongu Chinua, pointy weapons, herald for the provincial court.
Lord Miyamoto Jirou Tadayoshi, called Daishi, armored fighter.
Lord Rónán fitz Robert, fighter.
Lady Sáline baen Rónán fitz Robert, scribal demo.
Mistress Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, chatelaine, fashion show.
Lord Ervald La Coudre Edwardson the Optimistic, armored combat marshal in charge.
Count Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver, armored combat.
Caitlin of Østgarðr, children’s table, bearer of burdens, fast as lightning, setup & takedown.
Lady Anneke Valmarsdotter, wire ring making teacher, fashion show.
Il-Kha’an Suuder Saran, pointy things, viceroy.
Il-Khatun Lada Monguligin, scribal demo, vicereine.
Lord Þórfinn Hróðgeirsson, spinning teacher, fashion show.
Jean de la Rue, bearer of burdens, setup & takedown.
Lord Seamus of Arindale, fighter.
Baroness Sorcha of Stonegrave, chatelaine.
Baroness Suzanne Neuber de Londres, chatelaine.
Lady Sorcha de Barry of Coill Tuar, chatelaine.
Lady Juliana le Chaluner of An Dubhaigeainn, chatelaine.
Lady Nyfain merch Coel of Rusted Woodlands, chatelaine.
Lady Aislinn of An Dubhaigeainn, chatelaine.
Stephanie of Østgarðr
Lord Reuben the Curious
Lady Branimira of the Isles, embroidery, taker of names, setup & takedown.
Lord Özurr the Bootgiver, armored fighter.
Lady Elizabeth nic Ian merchenting
Alysaundre Sherre de Saford
Gawain Enlil Mackay, fighter.
Lord Muiredach of Ostgardr
Lady Zippora DuBois of Buckland Cross
Stanislaus Polanski of Buckland Cross
Michelle of Brokenbridge
Jade of Settmour Swamp
Anne, setup & takedown.
Bella of Carillion
Franklin of Gryphonwald
Padraig of Midland Vale
Marta of Midland Vale
Victoria, setup & takedown.
Here was our layout on the day — you can see what an enormous effort was required to meet & greet, entertain & educate the near-constant stream of visitors with our armored combat, fencing, youth combat, lampworking, blacksmithing, pointy weapons, scribal, dancing, fashion, hats, embroidery, masks, games, children’s activities (catapult, brass rubbings,…), wire ring making, spinning and MORE!