Novice Schola: Strings and Things – October 15th, 2011

Novice Schola: Strings and Things Event date: October 15th, 2011
Hosted by Shire of Coill Tuar – Port Jervis, NY Event Last Modified: October 10th, 2011
Event details
It is said, idle hands are the devil’s workshop.  And as we are good medieval folk who strive to avoid that mischief maker’s deeds, we are in need of a task to chase the imp away.  As the cold winds of winter gather strength, the need grows for something to occupy our hands and brighten our surroundings.  What better way to chase the imp from us and keep our minds and fingers nimble then to learn a new art or perhaps pick up an old rusty skill? Come one and all to a Schola designed for those of us adventurous and curious enough to seek out new arts and different skills…..newcomers to the game, veterans who wish to expand their knowledge in a new direction, warriors bound indoors by injury or cold weather – ALL are welcome

The day will be filled with fiber arts of the decorative sort, all targeted to the beginner.  Classes will be offered in many things, with the goal to embellish the things around us- specific activities will be listed as people volunteer to teach.

Anyone wishing to teach, please contact the Reservation clerk:  (Rosamund:

Please note that due to the limited space of the site, there will be no merchants set up at the event.

Need even more of a reason to travel in the grey days of early winter? The NYS Sheep and Wool Festival will be in the area as well.  So once you’ve learned your new arts, you can slip on over to the Duchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY, to find all sorts of materials to tempt fiber artists of all ilks.  Find more information on the festival at (fairgrounds at 1.5 hours north/east of the event site).

Athena’s Thimble will be holding a panel in the main hall for any that are interested.  The tentative time is 11am to 1pm, where there are no classes planned– allowing for anyone to observe or take part in the dayboard offered without having to miss a desired class.

Classes currently confirmed (any class limits and fees below each):

The Bayeux Tapestry embroidery technique
class limit 10, fee $1-$2

Hand hemming and seam stitching
no fee- if students could bring needle and thread, it would be helpful

Getting started with research, books, and materials
no fee

Needlework in Space and Time
no fee

Introduction to Pulled Thread
$2 fee if kit needed- bring stitching tools, loosely woven even fabric (like linen), floss or #8 cotton instead of kit

Introduction to Fingerloop braid
hands on limit 8, no fee

Introduction to Applique embroidery
hands on limit 10, $2 fee for the kit

Crochet in the SCA
$1 fee if handout desired

Beginning embroidery
no fee

Beginning drop spindle
hands on limit 12 (determined by kits available- if you have your own materials, feel free to bring them and join), $3 fee for the kit

Introduction to cardweaving
limit 5, $2 fee

Introduction to “Opus Anglicanum”
no fee

Site Opens: 9am
Site Closes: 7pm

Event Location
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
31 West Main St
Port Jervis, NY  12771
Google Map
From I-84:  westbound:  take your best route to exit 1 in NY.  At the end of the ramp, turn left onto route 6.  At the light, bear a slight right onto Main St./route 6.  **Follow through several lights (at one point, route 209 joins in) until you come to an intersection with a Homer’s coffee shop, mini-mart, and a realtor’s office on the corners.  Go straight through this light and look for the stone church on your right (with the red door).  Parking is available on any of the side streets (there are about 6 within a 1/4 mile).

eastbound:  take your best route to exit 1 in NY.  At the end of the ramp (at the light), turn right.  At the next light turn left onto Main St./route 6 and follow from ** above.

From Sullivan Co:  Follow route 97 into Port Jervis.  After you come down the hill from the Hawk’s Nest and pass under the blinking light, look for parking.  If you get the intersection with Homer’s coffee house, you missed the church on your left.

From Route south 209:  follow south 209 into Port Jervis.  At the intersection with East Main St (Mobil station and Case Tire on the corners), turn right and follow from ** above.

From NJ Route 23:  follow route 23 north to the NY border (passing the entrance to I-84).  At the light, turn left onto Main St./route 6 and follow from ** above.

Registration Fees
Registration: Fee for the day will be $13 with a $5 DISCOUNT for SCA members ($8 for members, $13 for non-members).Feast: There will be no separate feast, but we will be running a simple (not overly messy due to the nature of the event) dayboard throughout the day for everyone.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc- Shire of Coill Tuar

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Autocrat:  Lord Lorenz Greylever
(Matthew A.  Stopard)
3 Van Wagner Rd
Highland NY 12528
(845) 706-4722

Co-Autocrat:  Lord Piers Campbell
(Kevin Greaves)
20 Washington Ave.
Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 856-1747
punfu@yahoo.comSend Reservations to:
Lyn Greaves, 20 Washington Ave, Port Jervis, NY 12771

Other Contact Information:
Reservation clerk:  Lady Rosamund d’Alwareton
(Lyn Greaves)
20 Washington Ave.
Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 856-1747