Category Archives: Arts & Sciences

Evening in the Solar, Thursday, Nov. 8th

Please join us Thursday, November 8th, at the usual time (7:30pm) and place, 255 W. 105th St, #21 for a class on Brick Stitch embroidery taught by Godiva D’Mer!

This is a needlework class on the brick stitch, usually referred to as the German Brick Stitch. No prior experience necessary. Materials will be provided to produce a small pincushion. (canvas, embroidery thread, etc) Please bring scissors. All are welcome to attend.

Commons Meeting and Evening in the Solar, October 11th – DIFFERENT LOCATION

Please join us this Thursday, October 11, for a Commons meeting and basic brewing solar!

This is our usual quarterly commons; topics will include the Cloisters demo post-mortem, site and Commons locations, and a possible holiday revel. If you have anything else you’d like to put on the agenda, please reach out to your humble correspondent.

Following Commons, please stay for a basic brewing class taught by Lord Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson! Mead is the drink of song and poetry, from Beowulf to Queen Elizabeth. We’ll discuss what we know about historical mead production, how it relates to modern best practice, and demonstrate making a gallon batch.

Different venue!  The Commons and the Solar will be hosted at Þórfinnr‘s: 165 W. 66th St., Apt. 4E.

Commons meeting and Evening in the Solar, September 2018

Please join us Thursday, September 13, for a Commons meeting and post-Pennsic classes solar.

The Commons will chiefly cover the Cloisters demo on Sep. 30.  If you have anything specific you’d like to put on the agenda, please reach out to your humble correspondent.

Following Commons, we’ll talk about things we learned & saw at Pennsic.  Bring any handouts or details you’d like to share!

We will be at the usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21. Commons will begin at 7pm, and the schola will follow.

Commons meeting and Evening in the Solar, July 2018

Please join us Thursday, July 12, for a Commons meeting and a pre-Pennsic projects solar.

Agenda items for the Commons include requests for deputy officer volunteers; early discussion of the Cloisters demo; and reports on recent events.  If you have anything specific you’d like to put on the agenda, please reach out to your humble correspondent.

Following Commons, bring your Pennsic projects that need help or encouragement!  And if you don’t have anything to work on (lucky you…), help paint the Whyt Whey arms on our new sheet wall panel for EK Royal.

We will be at the usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21. Commons will begin at 7pm, and the schola will follow.

Evening in the Solar, May 2018

Please join us Thursday, May 10th, at the usual time (7:30pm) and place, 255 W. 105th St, #21 for a class on Project Management for A&S Projects (as taught by your humble correspondent).

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the size of your to-do pile?  Or stopped working on something halfway through, picked it up six months later, and had no idea where you left off or why?  Or have to suddenly coordinate all the pieces of regalia for a peerage?  Come learn about some simple, straightforward, and free techniques to help keep your projects organized and moving forward.

Commons meeting and Evening in the Solar, April 2018

Please join us next Thursday, April 12, for a Commons meeting and a recorder schola.  Come for the business, stay for musical fun!

Agenda items for the Commons include details for the upcoming Picnic in the Ruins event; reports and “paperwork” and all that good stuff now that the Kingdom migration to Google is complete;  discussion of bylaws (like, “should we have some of our own”); and trolling for deputy officer volunteers.

The A&S portion to follow will be a recorder schola taught by Magistra Rufina Cambrensis and Master John Elys.  There will be some spare recorders available.  Make a joyful noise!

We will be at the usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21.  Commons will begin at 7pm, and the schola will follow.

Evening in the Solar, March 2018

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.

Evening in the Solar, February 2018

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