Category Archives: Arts & Sciences

An Evening in the Solar, Nov. 2016

At our next Arts & Sciences social gathering, Lady Alienor Salton (i.e., me) will be teaching a class on hemstitching, as learned from Mistress Genoveva von Lübeck at Pennsic University this summer, following her fabulous handout.

We will be making small linen handkerchiefs, using evenweave and silk thread. The resulting product will be both beautiful and useful.

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Dinner will be lasagne. Salad, bread or wine would be useful contributions, should you feel so moved.

Please RSVP (email seneschal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org or comment here) so I can prepare enough kits.

We will meet on the third Thursday, November 17th, at 7pm, in the usual place.

Please bring your songbook! You can print a new one for yourself here.

An Evening in the Solar, Oct. 2016

At our A&S gathering next month, Thursday, October 20th, at 7pm, please join us for a penannular brooch making demonstration & workshop, taught by Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson. Supplies will be provided. You may also wish to bring a personal project to work on, as we will be taking turns with the anvils and hammers.

Penannular brooch by Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson
Penannular brooch by Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson

Please also pack your songbook, if you have one (or print a new one if you can). As we resolved earlier, we will rehearse at least one number from the songbook at each gathering.

Dinner will be selections from an Iron Age feast, namely oatcakes, bean fritters and boar stew, followed by fruit w/ cream & honey. Bring to share anything that pleases you, or simply show up. Mead will be especially appreciated!! No contribution is required beyond your excellent company.

We are meeting in the usual place, 255 W. 105th St., #21. [Directions]

An Evening in the Solar, Sept. 2016

Our next A&S gathering will be Thursday, September 15th, at 7pm, in the Usual Place: 255 W. 105th St., #21

You are invited to bring any projects you have in progress to work on & share with the other attendees.

We will review our preparations for the upcoming demo at the Cloisters for the Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival, Sunday, Sept. 18th.

If you have a copy of the songbook, please bring it with you! Lady Godiva d’Mer will print extra copies for those who do not have a printer handy. We will rehearse for our concert at the demo.

I am little too overwhelmed with planning to properly execute the Iron Age feast I mentioned on Facebook earlier, so dinner will be a light repast as with our last few summer meetings: cheese, bread, fruit, etc. Bring to share anything that pleases you, or simply show up. No contribution is required beyond your excellent company.

Commons meeting & Evening in the Solar, Aug. 2016

Please join us for a commons meeting & an evening in the solar Thursday, Aug. 18th, from 7-10pm at 255 W 105th St. #21.

Conversations at Pennsic regarding our canton device & the upcoming Cloisters demo need to be shared with canton members & officers. Thank you!

Proposed agenda: WhytWheyCommonsAug.2016

The Evening in the Solar will be a post-Pennsic recap. What classes did you take or teach; what did you learn that most excited you? Please bring any handouts & links you’d like to share. We will also talk about what classes & workshops we’d like to see in the coming year.

An Evening in the Solar, June 2016

Our next A&S gathering is this coming Thursday, June 16th, at 7pm, in the Usual Place: 255 W. 105th St., #21

Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson will be teaching a class on ring-making. Simple wire rings are easy to make and common in period, especially early period. He will be teaching a few different designs, and providing materials (copper wire) and tools. Most designs can be made with just a large dowel and your fingers.

Dinner will be cheese, bread & fruit. You are welcome (but not required!) to bring your own dinner or additional offerings to share.

If you have a copy of the songbook, please bring it with you!

Dance practice resumes Tuesday, May 17th

Our gracious dancemistress of Northpass, Lady Conandil ingen Donngaile, has announced the return of dance practice in our fair canton. Weather permitting, dancing resumes at Belvedere Castle, in Central Park, this coming Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30 – 9pm. Directions may be found here: http://northpass.eastkingdom.org/DanceCentralParkDirections.html.

Additional details are provided on the FaceBook event page.

An Evening in the Solar, May 2016

Our next A&S gathering is the third Thursday of the upcoming month, May 19th, 2016, in the Usual Place: 255 W. 105th St., #21, at 7pm.

NEEDLEWORK CLASS: Florentine Flame Stitch, before & beyond….Do you like to color? Learn how to color with needlepoint yarn and MAKE A THING! We will be creating small pin cushions.

Florentine Flame stitch
Florentine Flame stitch

All are welcome. No prior knowledge is required. Supplies will be provided. Class taught by Lady Godiva d’Mer.

We will also be working on Queen Avelina’s favors. As always, you are welcome to bring your own project to work on or for consultation & admiration. If you have the canton songbook, please bring it with you! We will exercise our voices as we ply our needles.

The menu will be a reprise of the tastiest items from the Anglo-Norman feast at our last Solar, namely the leeks, the rice pottage and the tiny tarts, with salad and bread. We have 2 bottles of wine left from our last gathering, so please hold off on wine for now!

Wire nålbinding workshop & canton commons meeting

This coming Thursday, April 21st, at 7:30pm, please join us for a wire nålbinding demonstration & workshop, taught by Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson. Supplies will be provided.

The class will be preceded by a commons meeting, at 7pm.  The agenda for the commons is choosing between our top two contenders for new canton arms. We will also discuss photos for the member directory, and the cover for the canton songbook. Our exchequer will have the latest news on our efforts to set up our own bank account. Consider whether you have any business you’d like to bring before the canton.

Favor kits for the Queen’s Favor will be available through the generosity of Vika Grigina z Prahy.

Dinner will be a selection of Anglo-Norman foods from this feast: http://briwaf.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-menu-for-plausibly-12th-or-13th.html namely, bread, salad of field greens in vinaigrette, chickpea casserole, baked sweet pasta, rice pottage, sautéed leeks, and dried fruit in wine tarts. We have a bit of red wine left from the tart filling; please bring more, and other drinks / desserts / foods as you wish (potluck is not required! your lovely self is more than enough recompense).

The meeting location is 255 W 105th St., #21. [Directions]