A couple of weekends ago, I had the opportunity to go the the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium (or, cumbersomely, KWHSS). People came from all over the SCA world, some from as far away as Drachenwald (most of Europe), to take classes and share knowledge. It was tons of fun.
Penelope working on a scroll. She’s got her game face on.
Amata relaxing in the lobby.
I took a class on making glair, a glaze made from egg whites, which has tons of applications in scribal work. And smells terrible when properly aged.
I also took a class on gesso making. Medieval gesso is waaay different from modern gesso, and does some really neat things, too.
There was pewter casting going on all day.
The Queen’s Champion made silly faces.
There were a couple of fantastic merchants, to whom I gave all my money.
I took a class on gilding (omg, I want to put gold on ALL THE THINGS).
There was court. I swear, Ansteorra has the best royalty.
And the smarmiest Barons. Look at that face!
My friend Safiyya recieving her AoA.
Remember that scroll that Penny was working on? That’s it! Isn’t it pretty?