The thing I like about the society is all the different fun people I have met and the different arts/crafts and science things that I am learning. This past weekend Heather and I traveled to the kingdoms Protectorate encampment south of Wichita Falls, TX where battles were fought to find a champion to guard the new king and queen who will be crowned next weekend. Here are a few pictures I thought I would share with you.
|Julie, Monica, Heather|
|l-r...Monica aka Veronique, Heather aka Droen back l-r Dave aka Jon, Julie aka Caitrin|
|Jacque in his new finery for the even being totally embarassed as Monica tells us how she||'did' the fly!|
|Looking all flustered by our teasing!|
Asha sitting at her tent where she sells jewelry, clothing, and hats she makes for sale. And here is a class she taught on jewelry beading where we each got to make rings and pendants. I made 4 rings...forgot to take pictures of them and 4 pendants.
|everyone enjoying learning how to bead. See Heather and the gals in the picture at the very top? They were keeping and eye on me and making sure I behaved!! I think I needed to watch them truthfully!|
|the pendants I made. I kept the turquoise butterfly one. Probably with use it on a canvas someday!|
Heather taught a class...(me and Monica) how to do Inkle weaving. It is done on a loom where you wind threads around dowels for the warp (called warp dowels) and you use heddles to separate top threads from the bottom to create a shed where you can throw your weft (shuttle) through. The weaver has to manually raise and lower the threads each pass through. I found a good article here that helped me understand what Heather was telling me. Check it out...inkle weaving.
Here is the first few inches of weaving. This style weaving produces a flat band that can be used for belts, handbag straps, straps of any sort and if you want you can use the band on clothing as a decorative element.
I took pictures of the rapier fighting...
Court on Saturday evening was interesting as it was the last for the out going King and Queen and several people were given honors and it was fun to see for a first time.
|The Thrones in the royal pavilion|
|Out going King and Queen|
|Prince and Princess who will be crowned King and Queen next weekend.|
|The Baron and Baroness of Namron|
Packing up to go home the next morning was sad but I have been told that Samhain at the end of October will be our next event and I am really looking forward to it! It was a fun first event for me in the kingdom!