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Saturday, 3/18/17 –  Class Announcements

> No class changes reported.

> All artisans please pick up your items from Artisan’s Row areas BY NOON:
dyed items from Textiles Wet, Sundials, glass beads, etc. over in the yellow and white striped tent.

> Gulf Wars Journeyman Display is at Artisan’s Row – Yellow and White striped tent until noon.

> Show us your class lists BY NOON for the Gulf Wars Scholars – at Class/Artisans Row info point. We have over 75 scholars so far this war!

> Remember there are still classes today!

  • At 1 and 3 pm – European Dancing outside Bede hall
  • 1 – 5 pm Closing the Smith in Early Period Life
  • 10 – 11 pm tonight Exploring the Heavens Artisan’s Row area/the Fort


ALL Friday Class Changes

Friday 3/17/2017

1-3 PM Lamb Pasties (AM Cooking) WAS 3-5 PM Thursday, NOW 1-3 PM FRIDAY

11AM – 12PM What to Consider in Choosing Arms and Name (AR Botanicals) by Tborg Vesardottir

2-3 PM Daragason/Sedang/The Hawthorn Tree – repeat of Monday class (Bede Dance Tent)

2-4 PM Tiny Limp Bound Book (AR Leather) by Jorhildr Hrafrikelsdottir

2-4 PM Turkish Mendel/Handkerchiefs for Love Messages. (AM Cla  Tent) by Xenia  (Limit 10, Ages 14+, Fee: $3)

3-4 PM  Intermediate Blackwork (AR Textiles B) by Baroness Giuliana del Chiaro

3-4 PM Pigments from Dyepots (AR Textiles Wet) by Mistress Willoc  mac Muirdaig

3-4 PM  Beginning Gold Work Embroidery (AR Textiles B) by Mistress Milesenda de Bourges

12 PM -1 PM  Beginning Italian Hem Stitch (AR Textiles B) Lady Alisandre de la Chapelle   (6 hands-on; observers welcome. $5 fee for kit. Some handouts available for observers.)

Join the Dance!

PD-WM-2x2Tacuina sanitatis (XIV century) 82European Dance Class Schedule (preliminary) and evening Ball Sets are posted for this year!

Cool GW A&S Challenge Statistics

So, for those of you who like numbers, data and/or competitions:

82 total folks met the challenge!

meridiesBy Kingdom – total 10 kingdoms:

  • 23 from Meridies
  • 12 from Trimaris
  • 12 from Ansteorra
  • 8 from Calontir
  • 7 from Midrealm
  • 6 from Outlands
  • 4 from Gleann Abhann
  • 4 from Atlantia
  • 2 from Northshield
  • 1 from Caid – yea!
  • 2 from unknown kingdoms (Enise bint Oghuz & Katherine of the Mallow Marsh we’d love to know!)

By type of challenge:

61 folks had 8 or more classes!

AR sign only30 folks had at least 6 classes in one GW area:

  • 13 in Artisans Row
  • 8 in al-Mahala
  • 3 in Early Period Life
  • 2 in European Dance
  • 1 in Scribal
  • and 3 whose area wasn’t noted (Morgan Goch Bengrek, Drahomira Kosice & Kogitsune Calla Yuri we’d love to know!)

cropped-image004.jpg22 folks had at least 6 classes in a specific topic:

  • 8 – Textiles (Fiber arts, costuming, Embroidery, etc.)
  • 4 – Cooking
  • 3 – Blacksmithing
  • 3 – Woodworking
  • 2  – European Dance
  • 1 – Botanical Arts
  • 1 – Celtic/Norse Culture

NO ONE met the Diversity challenge with at least 1 class in each of 6 GW areas (Goal for next year?!)

Thurs 3/13 Cancellations – AR, Scribes, & Bede Dance

Cancelled_crossThursday 3/13

  • CANCELLED 11 am – 12 pm, Scribes Point
    Oriental Scrolls – Baroness Catriona the Blind
  • CANCELLED:  1- 3 pm, AR Culinary
    Bianshi- Chinese Pork Dumplings  – Song Qingzhao
  • CANCELLED: 3- 4 pm, Bede Dance Tent
    Playford Progressive Dances
     -HL Isbella Maria della Rosa

European Dance: Ball Sets Information

European Dance Ball Sets  for each of the six nights at war  are now available online in a pdf doc:  GW 2014 Ball sets

Also: Are you naughty or are you nice?

Wednesday  night is the Masked Vice or Virtue Ball, led by Lady Fleur. There will be prizes awarded for the best Lady and Lord vice or virtue costume.  If you wish to participate in the contest, please come 15 minutes early so that you may sign the Participants List.  The Dance Instructors will be the judges.

Ball Sets for European Dance – 2014

157px-Codex_Manesse_312r_Reinmar_der_FiedlerFrom Lady Fleur – Ball Sets list for each evening at Gulf Wars  XXIII
All Balls begin at 9pm in the Main Hall

2014 ED Ball Sets (pdf)