The MOAS office is so excited to announce the date of our first Online Kingdom A&S Display, Friday March 27th! To be a part of this first round please submit your information by Tuesday the 24th.
We already have a few entries but we would love to see even more – any experience level is welcome, this is a great way to try your first A&S display with anything you have been working on! Just send the following information to email@example.com with “Display” as the subject line.
Optional – Link to EK wiki page (please consider including a photo of yourself as well if there is not one on your wiki page so that people can see who you are!):
1-3 photos of your item
A short description (1-3 paragraphs) of your item and its creation
Link(s) to any additional information about your item/art (your blog, hand-outs, google doc with more documentation, etc. – anything that you want to share with people!)
Would you like to be connected with other artisans in your field by email? If so, what types of connections are you hoping to make (looking for advice, sharing tips/tricks, etc.)
An example could be:
SCA Name: Elena Hylton
Barony/local area: Carolingia
About my project: This hat is a “plague project” – I did it all out of supplies in my stash so I didn’t need to order or go to stores in person, as such it uses modern materials. I wanted to make a hat for my lord to complete his 1560s outfit and fortunately I had some leftover cut velvet, canvas, and satin from making that project. I am not a haberdasher so this was something of an adventure.
I looked at a few paintings from period (such as https://denverartmuseum.org/object/TL-18918 ) as my inspiration and made a simple circular brim which I stiffened with glue and canvas. I pleated the top of the cap into the band, stitched it down with back-stitch, then tacked in a satin lining. Finally I rolled the velvet over and stitched it down to cover the raw edges of the canvas and lining. Overall I am very happy with it, though for my next try I would like to try to learn more about period hat construction.
We hope this example helps! If you have any questions about what to include please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to talk about it. Any project you are working on, big or small, would be more than welcome.
Art brings joy and inspiration, thank you for sharing yours with us all <3
Mistress Elena Hylton, Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences