Kingdom University 2020 Class list

Bardic/Performing Arts

Beginners guide to the recorder - Lady Anneleyn Cornelisse

This beginner's recorder tutorial from Anneleyn Cornelisse is the perfect start to the last day before Kingdom University. If you're interested in playing or performing medieval music, the recorder is a versatile and affordable instrument, and Anneleyn is the music teacher you never knew you wanted. She'll be hosting a Q&A over the weekend, as well.

Friday Night Bardic - Kingdom of Drachenwald

Exploring Gresley dances with Grengynger - Baroness Catalina de Zaragoza and Baron Wolf von Cleve

We will talk a bit about the Gresley Manuscript as the source and learn at least this dance from it in the GAITA interpretation. You'll need some space to move around in if you want to dance.

Introduction to Commedia dell’Arte - Baroness Sophia the Orange

An introduction to the theater style of Commedia dell'Arte,16th century Italian comedy that was improvised with stock characters. This theater style influenced Shakespeare and Performing Arts from the Renaissance until today. The SCA Commedia Community is thriving, and you can join in the fun! The only thing you need to bring is your sense of humour!

How to start playing a period instrument - Lady Anna de Byxe

A class about how to choose and find a period instrument to play, as well as resources on how to play your chosen instrument. Participants can join via smartphone or tablet using the Jitsi Meet app.

Ball - Kingdom of Drachenwald

Join Mistress Judith and Gaita to dance away the night. Dances will include:

Petits Vriens
Danse de Cleves#
Petite Rose
Fia Guielmina
Vito di Cholino#
Grene Gynger
Gioioso (for three)

#:walk through
*:those who know it

Saturday Night Bardic - Kingdom of Drachenwald

Beginners guide to the recorder Q&A - Lady Anneleyn Cornelisse

Q&A session for those who have watched the Introduction to the Recorder video classes and would like to know more.

Sunday Night Bardic - Kingdom of Drachenwald


Elements of Celtic illumination - an incomplete guide - Lady Hilkka Susinen

What are the elements of Celtic illumination (that we have examples of), were do they come from, etc.
Discussion style with looking at books, and while I have some knowledge about the how, I am not a scribe.

How to cheat at scrolls - Honourable Lord Richard of Salesberie

The class discusses the courts of our Society, their nature, participants, and their roles in this spectacle. The role and job of herald is looked at in particular detail and we will look at how different aspects of court herald's work are carried out before, during and after the court and (hopefully) how they are based on the key ideas covered.

Introduction to scroll text writing - Honourable Lord Saito Takauji

A basic introduction to writing scroll texts in the SCA. What the basic forms of a scroll text are, where to find resources and inspiration, and how to dive in.

Drawing faces for Dummies - Mestari Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko

Are you a beginner in illumination? Do the faces you draw look more like smileys than medieval people? If so, this class is for you! You will learn several simple tricks that will make your face blobs look better and more medieval. You'll need pen and paper.

History of Japanese scrolls - Lady Satake Naname

Learn about the development of Japanese art and how you, the scribe, can recognize period art and gain ideas for creating awards.

Shading techniques for illuminated manuscripts - Master Raven Mayne

I will show four shading techniques for Illuminated Manuscripts: Lifting, Layering, Blending, & Reverse Color Wash. These are not the only methods. or are you restricted to using only one of these techniques on any one Illuminated manuscript. Once you have tried many different styles, feel free to experiment and see what will work best for you.

Things you will need to shade along:

  1. A small container to hold a small amount of water
  2. Two individual pieces of paper towel
  3. At least one paintbrush
  4. A pallet of some sort
  5. Gouache Paint
  6. Water color or preferred paper


Buttons - Baroness Ysabella Maria

Baroness Ysabella Maria demonstrates how to make two different kinds of buttons.
First, the "Death's Head" button, which first appeared at the end of the 16th century and was very common by the second decade of the 17th.
And secondly, the Tudor wrapped button, which is a common feature of Tudor portraits.
Baroness Ysabella Maria will also be hosting a live buttons Q&A on Sunday 29th, at 10:30am CET in the Bologna room.

Basics of Korean garb - Min Soo Yun

A course discussing the history and influences on Korean clothing for both male presenting and female presenting personas from 1st CE BC to 16th CE.

Basic costume and research to get you started - Mistress Christine Bess Duvaunt

Learn how to create your own simple garb, and pick up simple tips and tricks for researching art, crafts, and persona details.

Hats - simple to complicated - Lady Elen Benet

An overview and patterns for some simple hats of various periods, as well as a Tudor leather hat.

Introduction to Minoan clothing - comfy, cool, and cute! - Maestra Ellisif Gydasdottir

Welcome to 1300 BCE and to fabulous flattering and easy to make women's wear. We'll survey Minoan and Mycenean clothing, discuss existing imagery and evidence, and look at plausible and practical extrapolations. From there, a look at patterning pieces for this fabulous Mediterranean style!

Introduction to early Roman and Greek dress - Contessa Saxa Amelia Africana

Basic intro to common forms of early Roman and Greek outfits.

12th century Norman fashion - Honourable Lady Aveline de Ceresbroch

Examine styles of dress, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and hairstyles for men and women, rich and poor, and formal and daily wear, as documented in extant pieces, surviving art, and contemporary accounts from the 12th century. We will also discuss differences between Anglo-Norman, Franco-Norman, and Sicilo-Norman fashion of the time. While this class focuses on Norman Fashion of the time, quite a bit can be compared to many other Western European cultures of the time, as well.

No-sew headwear - Lady Hilkka Susinen

Examples of historical headwear that can be recreated without having to sew complicated seams or following patterns.

History of the Venetian Carnevale masks & a little how-to, too! - Lady Isabetta Orsini

A history of Venetian Carnevale masks from the early appearances to its outlaw and return to popularity. The class will discuss the laws surrounding masks, various types of masks, and the traditions surrounding masking. At the end there will be a brief demonstration of my attempts to recreate the masks using what I believe to be period techniques.

Which hat should I wear with this gown? Early Tudor fashion advice from dead people - Dame Margaret Wolseley

Early Tudor costume histories usually reference Holbein's depictions of the court of Henry VIII, but the Tudors claimed the throne almost forty years before Holbein set foot in England. Without the products of a prolific portrait painter or an active local industry in illuminated manuscripts, how can we learn what English women considered fashionable in 1485, 1500, or 1520? By studying what depictions they did commission: life size alabaster, stone, and wooden effigies to adorn their tombs in churches across the country.

This class will examine over 100 monuments, classifying bonnets and gowns into different types and then trying to establish patterns in which hats went with which dresses during which broad and often overlapping periods of time. Our primary focus will be 1485-1558 although photographs of some earlier and later monuments will be included. The class will be broken into two roughly one hour sections: first a lecture, richly populated with hundreds of photographs taken by the teacher, and then another hour for an in-depth question and answer period in which we can return to the photographs, giving everyone a chance to look more closely and ask questions about the diverse fashions depicted on early sixteenth century English church monuments.

This class will not cover details of how to pattern gowns or hats; students interested in this topic are invited to enrol in the class "Construction of the early English Hoods" taught by the Honorable Lady Ragnell Caxtone. In order to encourage student discussion this class will not be recorded.

The early English hood and how to construct it - Honourable Lady Ragnell Caxtone

During the transition from the 15th to the 16th century a new type of headwear develops in England. This class will show you what it looked like and I will take you through my attempts at reconstructing it.


Cheesemaking - Viscount Alexandre Lerot d’Avignon

What's the magic behind turning milk and cream into cheese?
Viscount Alexandre Lerot d'Avignon sat for an interview about his time in the SCA, his experiences as a Laurel, and why making cheese is such fun.
If you have further questions about cheesemaking, Alexandre will also be hosting a live Q&A session at 3:30pm on Saturday 28th in the Cambridge room.

Cook’s Guild - Guild Head

Brewer’s Guild Social - Honourable Lord Guy de Dinan

Come one, Come all, for an informal online gathering of the kingdom's Brewers, Vintners, Infusers and Imbibers! Let's gather and talk and drink! Got any questions to ask, stories to share, or tips to trade? THis is the place. Hosted by Guy de Dinan and the Insulae Draocnis Brewers Guild.

Breakfast feast - Lady Meadhbh Rois Ineagh Ui Chaoimh

The magic world of bread and honey in Ireland. This class looks at what the people of Ireland ate, from the monastic settlements to the people of countryside. Who said bread and butter is boring?

Scappi: An overview of a 16th century Italian cookbook - Baroness Magdelena Grace Vane

A discussion on Scappi and what sets him apart, as well as a bit of 'how to navigate' that book.

Food planning for a large camp (under bridge know how) - Dame Edith of Hedingham

A discussion on the food planning, provisions and production for a large(ish) camp and wish to eat only period food. This is basically how we plan, provision and create the under bridge camp at Raglan

Feast! A primer and how to - Baroness Magdelena Grace Vane

Based on my experience I will teach a primer on how to prepare a feast, the things to keep in mind, and the work that needs to be done before all the fun work begins.

Cheesemaking Q&A - Master Alexandre d’Avignon

Cheesemaking, the way Alexandre does it

Archaeology of the Roman diet - Honourable Lady Fina MacGrioghair

This is a lecture class focusing on how recent archaeological finds have changed our understanding of the Roman diet. The class will focus on recent archaeological digs at the port cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It will discuss how new finds and methods are being used to re-examine the traditional viewpoint of the diet of the average citizen and reach towards a better understanding of the diets of these members of the Roman population.

Join us for the Feast - Lady Amphelise de Wodeham

Bring your food to the table! Make your own favourite medieval dishes, or try the feast recipes linked here (click the materials button), and join the feast cook over dinner for a discussion of all things feast-related.

Period coffee in the Near East - Mu’allim Ahmad al-Siddiq al-Yamani

This will introduce the history of coffee in period, predominantly focussed on the Arab Near East. It will also include some practicalities for preparing coffee in a period-appropriate style.

General A&S

Gesso - Duke Vitus Polonius

How do you turn simple glue and chalk into something that can prepare canvas or wood for painting?
Duke Vitus shares his secrets in this 3-part video series on making gesso, as part of the run-up to Kingdom University.

Chess - Baron Etienne Fevre De Dion

Learn to play medieval chess!
Baron Etienne Fevre De Dion teaches us the basics of two period versions of this game of kings in this two-part video series.
The first video is on the Rules of Medieval Chess from Spain, from the Book of Games of Alphonso X (1283), which you can play using a modern chess set. The second video is on The Rules of Byzantine or Circular Chess, Persia, from Muhammad ibn Mahmud Amuli's 'Treasury of the Sciences' (1325 CE) – Etienne shows how the pieces move and how victory is achieved. It shows enough that you can learn to play this form of circular medieval chess.

Golden Egg - Guild Head

Welcome to a meeting of Drachenwald’s Society of the Golden Egg! Everyone is welcome, both current members and challengers, as well as anyone curious about starting their own challenge. The Society of the Golden Egg is a challenge household for the arts and sciences in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, within the Society for Creative Anachronism. The aim of the Society of the Golden Egg is to encourage artisans to increase their knowledge and skills through continuous challenges of at least intermediate difficulty, but which are a personal challenge to the person seeking to join the society. For more information on the Golden Egg, please see the website (

Introduction to bone carving - Viscount Duncan Kerr

An introduction to the basic techniques and tools for bone carving.

Modelbucher: 16th century published pattern books for embroiderers, goldsmiths, and artisans of all kinds - Baronossa Praxilla Taurina

More than 150 pattern books were published in Italy, Germany, and England with designs old and new - basically Renaissance clip art for professional and amateur artists. We will look at where to find free scans of these books for our own use and match up examples from extant objects and portraits with the published decorative motifs.

Persona-appropriate pottery consultation (and pottery demo) - Maestra Elsbeth Cameron & Sarre Greyhand

This is a live-stream class on YouTube. If you don't see a link to YouTube, below, please refresh your screen.

There are many things to take into consideration when it comes to the pottery available at a certain place and time, like what was coming along the trade routes and what what inter-regional contacts were there, the income level of the persona etc. We have a large library of source materials to share, and enjoy helping folks connect with pottery – plus we will demo wheel-thrown pottery while consulting. Have your questions ready!

Introduction to bookbinding - Baroness Maerith aff Weselax

An introduction to the art of bookbinding, a show and tell of materials, tools, techniques and how to get started. For those interested, a handout will be available of how to do your own medieval notebook.

Tools and symbols: a look at period mathematics - Baronesa Ysabella-Maria Vasquez de Granada y Cortes

This class will look at the mathematical tools and techniques available prior to the seventeenth century, together with the development of numerical symbols used throughout that period.

Buttons Q&A - Baroness Ysabella Maria

Death's Head
The thread wrapped "Death's Head" button first appeared at the end of the 16th century and was very common by the second decade of the 17th century.
Tudor wrapped button
The thread wrapped spherical button is a common feature of Tudor portraits

Japanese bookbinding overview and workshop - al-Sayyida Naila al-Zarqa’

There are many styles of bookbinding from around the world. Some of the more unique styles were developed in China and made their way to Japan. This class will be an overview of some of the styles of bookbinding used in Japan (and China) through the early 17th century.

Additionally, for those who would like to try making a book for themselves, the second part of the class will be a workshop to make a book in the kochoso (butterfly binding) style. No special tools or experience are required.

Materials needed: Paper (I like to use half sheets of printer paper. Each sheet will be folded in half), decorative paper for the covers (scrapbooking paper works well. You’ll need to be able to cut out 2 pieces 1.5” bigger than your folded pages plus 1 piece the height of your folded pages by approx. 1”), and glue (I use starch-based glue but pva glue such as bookbinders or elmer’s glue works too). It’s helpful to have parchment paper, a press or some heavy books, and something with a square corner (such as a small box lid) to help you line the pages up while gluing them.

Knots for sailors, campers and crafters - Cecily Arderne & James Waltham

A practical introduction to a variety of the most useful knots. Participants will need something to tie knots with, ideally in two different colours and two thicknesses. String, yarn, paracord, ribbons etc would all be suitable.

Chess Q&A - Baron Etienne Fevre De Dion

The rules of Byzantine or circular chess, Persia, from Muhammad ibn Mahmud Amuli's 'Treasury of the Sciences' (1325 CE)
The rules of Chess, Spain, 1283. From the Book of Games of Alphonso X

Hirazutsumi (AKA Furoshiki) - Lady Satake Naname

Japanese fabric folding- carry your items the historically accurate way!

General History

Old wrecks for reenactors: Mary Rose and friends - Baron Antonio di Rienzo Ruspoli

Shipwrecks represent a unique time capsule for the reenactor . This class will look at examples, limitations, and finds, and how they can help us understand the past.

People and places in medieval Welsh courts - Iago ap Iago

Medieval Welsh courts were strictly controlled. The seating plans, titles of courtiers, as well as their jobs and perks were all written in law.

This class is an introduction to the courtly duties and etiquette of medieval Wales, and compares it to other European courts.

What did it mean to be a man? - Dame Celemon Gwynedd

Late medieval romances depict manly men doing violent things together. But what was expected of these ideal men? How did they relate to each other, to women, to God? This class covers what it meant to be an ideal man in the world of medieval romances.

Minding the PLQs: learn to recognize and interrupt bullying in the SCA - Sol

We will discuss what unwelcome behavior can look like in the SCA, strategies for bystander intervention, and how to make the SCA safer for our more vulnerable participants. We will roleplay scenarios to practice intervention skills–be prepared to act as bully, target, bystander, and observer. This class is derived from the book Making Spaces Safer: A guide to Giving Harrassment the Boot Wherever You Work, Play, and Gather by Shawna Potter. Suitable for participants 12 years old and up.

A couple of hundred English place-names - Baron Nicholas de Estleche dictus le Tardif

An exploration of English Place-Names foxused on a couple of Hundreds.

Noble Virtues - Lady Yrmegard of Hawkwood

Explore and discuss some of the noble virtues we may want to emulate. 30 participants max.

Noah’s Ark in period - Wolfram von Falkenstein

What and where did people in period think of Noah's Ark, how did they represent it, and why did they move its supposed location to where modern Arkeologists claim to think it is.

The life and times of Peter Abelard: sex, violence, and philosophy! - Willem van Antwerpen

Peter Abelard lived from c.1079-1142, and may rightly be called The Most Interesting Man of the 12th Century. He has been remembered by many for his scandalous love affair with Heloise d'Argenteuil, but he was also one of his generation's most preeminent philosophers and theologians. While having some fun with the, ahem, more salacious aspects of his life, this class will also look at why he is an important figure in the transition into the intellectual life of the High Middle Ages. For anyone building a persona around the scribal, literary, or scholarly arts, knowledge of Abelard and the circles in which he roamed and left his mark are essential.

London Guilds - Dame Edith of Hedingham

This is class on the history of the Guilds in the City of London and the application of power in 13th and 14th century. We will start with a short discussion on the rise of the Guilds in the City of London from William the Conqueror. Then move on to how the Guilds guided London politics and power and finally a discussion on how they wielded their power in National and Royal politics in the high middle ages.

An introduction to the medieval history of Sub-Saharan Africa - Mesterinne Aleydis van Vilvorde

An overview of the pre-1600 social, political and economic history of Africa south of the Sahara desert, covering both West and East Africa. I will try to keep textiles out of it.


Designing heraldic flags - Lady Joanne am Rein

Introduction to different forms of medieval European heraldic flag traditions. What is the difference between standard, banner, pennon and gonfanon? And if one already has a device, how to shape that into a flag. Some hints for making flags but the main focus is in design. This class will be most useful to those who already have a device, but all are welcome.

Introduction to the philosophical foundations of court heraldry - Master Dubhghall MacÉibhearáird

Court Heraldry is among the grandest parts of heraldry that can be practiced in our beloved Society. It is also the part that maybe most gentles among us consider trying at one time or another. This class seeks to help those tempted not only to make the decision to try it out as soon as the opportunity arises, but also to do so being prepared and armed with some knowledge and nice understanding of the spectacle and the role they're going to assume in it.

Continental heraldry - Mistress Memorantia van de Linde

Introduction to western continental heraldry. A look into French, Iberian, and Germanic heraldic traditions and regional features. This class is beginner friendly.

Heraldry for everyone - Mistress Memorantia van de Linde

An approachable introduction to armory and blazon; what every noble should know about the subject. This class is very suitable for beginners.


Medieval Handcream - Mistress Melisende Fitzwalter

Has endless use of hand sanitiser left your hands feeling like sandpaper?
To kick off the week leading up to Drachenwald Kingdom university, Learn how to make handcream according to a 15th century recipe with Mistress Melisende Fitzwalter.
Don't miss the Q&A session happening with Mistress Melisende about this video at 15:30 CET/ 14:30 GMT on Sunday 29th, in the Leiden zoom room.

Herbalist Guild - Lady Cecily Arderne

A Show & Tell, open to anyone to make a very short presentation about a herbal/plant-related project. That could be anything from sharing some pictures from a foraging walk to showing off the results of natural plant-based dyeing. Taking questions from the audience is entirely optional (we know it's not always easy to answer on the spot, especially in a second language). You don't have to have a project to share to join in, you can just enjoy admiring other people's stuff.

The history of herbals - Lady Czyne Nadelin

A look at various Herbal texts from 70CE to the early 1700's

Medieval make-up and skincare - Honourable Lady Katherina Mornewegh

What if there were influencers in 14th century Europe and what would their make-up tutorials on Youtube look like? Sitting in front of my screen, I will try my best to influence you, following the latest trends in skin care and beauty ideals.

From the West to the East - the art of perfumery in ancient Rome - Dúgū Jìnán

Covering several aspects of perfumery, including technology of perfume production, the surviving relevant texts, and the sources of aromatics.

Roman cosmetics - archaeological extant samples and how to make them - Dúgū Jìnán

We know a lot about Roman cosmetics from literary works and figurative art, but the the extant samples of cosmetics found within the Roman territories are often neglected. I will discuss the archaeological discoveries and methods which can be used for recreation. Warning: some cosmetics are toxic and can be only used as part of display.

Beeswax salves - Mistress Ariel of Lindisfarne

Learn how to made herbal salves and ointments with beeswax.

Roman makeup – a survey based on literary and archaeological sources - Dúgū Jìnán

A survey of makeup products used by the wealthy women and by the not so affluent. I will also discuss tools and methods used for making the cosmetics and applying the makeup.

Medieval Handcream Q&A - Mistress Melisende Fitzwalter

Follow up on making a Hand cream/paste froma 15th century recipe

Martial Arts

Blade maintenance - Lord Duncan Chaucer

This morning's offering is a video of tips and tricks from the inimitable Lord Duncan Chaucer, guiding us through some basic blade maintenance including removing nicks and burrs, cleaning rust and replacing tips.
If this video leaves you with burning questions, Lord Duncan is hosting a Q&A at 14:00 CET/ 13:00 GMT on Sunday.

Articulated Knees - Lord Alexander of Derlington

To whet your palate today, we have this 8-part video series by Lord Alexander of Derlington on how to build an articulated joint suitable for armoured combat.
Part 1: Patterns and Cutting Out
Part 2: Dishing
Part 3: Planishing
Part 4: Lame and Fan Shaping
Part 5: Welding the Cop
Part 6: Polishing Part One
Part 7: Fitting and Articulating
Part 8: Finishing and Riveting
Alexander will also be hosting a live Q&A session for all your armouring (k)needs on Sunday, at 11:30 CET in the Leiden room.

Blade Maintenance Q&A - Lord Duncan Chaucer

Follow up on basic blade maintenance including removing nicks and burrs, cleaning rust and replacing tips.

Articulated knees Q&A - Lord Alexander of Derlington

Follow up on how to build an articulated joint suitable for armoured combat.

Fencing and the female brain - Maitresse Catlin le Mareschale

With deep gratitude to our now-sadly missed Don Tivar Moondragon, this class will be part lecture, part top-tips, and part discussion on bringing a little more understanding to the interaction between the rapier field and the female brain. This class is targeted to any female who fences, has fenced or would like to fence, and those who would like to teach them.

Advanced weapon construction for armored combat - Baron William Gifford

This class will cover various approaches to design and build period-looking weapons for armored combat, including rigid foam, leather, oversized rattan and tool dip.

A systematic approach to improved martial skill - Lord Ranulf li Norreis

Learn how to apply proven sports training methods for physical fitness, mental tenacity, and skill development to your preferred SCA martial activity. Taught from the perspective of a heavy fighter, but applicable to all martial arts.

But where are the other women Knights? - Lady Agnes Boncuer

Why do the numbers of active women dwindle in the advanced levels of SCA martial arts? What can we do to improve the situation? What do we need to do to ensure active participation by (other) gender minorities? Essential seminar for all trainers and coaches, recommended for everyone who participates in our martial arts. Not suitable for children - contains strong language.


Runes with a linguist - Dame Kinehild le librari

Let's talk about the Germanic runes as an orthographic system! Writing in runes is more than just plugging something into a translator app and using the result, it's about evaluating phonetic values and deciding which of a limited set of options is the most appropriate. Feel the schwa on the wind, know the fricative in your soul.

CANCELLED Fornyrdislag for beginners -


Vikings vs. Monks vs. Zombies – who you gonna call? - Wolfram von Falkenstein

Why do we have ghost stories for Xmas and other spooky stories for Halloween, and why are they in their respective points of the calendar anyway? I blame Vikings and Monks…

Get published! Write for Compleat Anachronist and Tournaments Illuminated - Mistress Ariel of Lindisfarne

Compleat Anachronist (CA) and Tournaments Illuminated (TI) are the Society's two professional-level quarterly publications. CA is a 50-60 page booklet and TI is a magazine. Both publications want you to write for them, whether it's about your in-depth historical research; how you've re-created SCA period items, be they arts or sciences, and instructions for readers; your experiences at SCA-period sites; translations and updates of SCA period texts; and all sorts of poetry and prose. Artists also are needed. Join Ariel of Lindisfarne, Compleat Anachronist editor and Tournaments Illuminated Medieval Destinations coordinator, and learn how you could be published.

Writers’ workshop–sonnets - Dame Arianhwy Wen

I will briefly run down the medieval history of the sonnet, and talk about how the sonnet is still a relevant, evolving form. (There will be a handout file.) Then we'll talk about what makes a medieval sonnet, introducing terms and tools. There will be writing time where attendees write a sonnet. At the end we will (no obligation) have a read-through of what people have written. Composing on a device rather than by hand, or in addition to by hand, is encouraged but not obligatory, as then you can "share screen" in Zoom, and people can see the text as you read it.

Scandinavian folklore from Viking age to modern time - Countess Agnes Odygd

A class that will not only describe some of the supernatural creatures that the Scandinavian folklore have, but also give the different theories of where they come from and how they might have transformed from almost Godlike creatures to the Devils henchmen.


Welcome to the University of Drachenwald - University Chancellor

Welcome to the University of Drachenwald's session during The Long Reign!

Newcomers social circle - Lady Alessandra di Riaro

A social event for those who have recently joined us online in lockdown, hosted by the Insulae Draconis chatelaine (myself). Social space similar to a newcomers' room at a physical event for people to explore the SCA and ask questions before plunging into the main event, particularly suited to those for whom it is their first event.

Meet the Pelicans - Master Edricus Filius Offae

A few members of the order of the Pelican will attempt to answer questions on service, peerage and the order of the Pelican.

If you recall there was a call for questions that members of the Kingdom and the SCA wanted to ask Pelicans a few months ago. We now want to take the oppertunity to answer some of those questions.

Drachenwald Royal Court - Kingdom of Drachenwald

The Black Dragon Court addresses the University.

Chat in the anteroom at the ball - Kingdom of Drachenwald

A place for the populace to mill about, see and be seen, and have some chat whilst people are dancing in the other room.

Closing ceremony - University Chancellor


Introduction to tapestry weaving - Lady Serena Calandra

The class will cover several techniques used to weave shapes and "pictures." Participants can bring (optional) frame or cardboard loom, cotton yarn (warp), two colors of wool yarn (thicker than the warp), weaving or yarn needles, scissors.

Charting tablet weaving patterns based on existing bands - Catherine Weaver of Thamesreach

This class will take you through the techniques needed to determine the number of tablets used, turning sequence, and tablet threading based on photographs of existing tablet woven bands. We will cover warp-twined, vacant-hole, and simple double-face bands woven with 4-holed tablets. Some basic knowledge of tablet weaving would be helpful

Building a small warp weighted loom - Lord Ünegen of Eplaheimr

Building a smaller version of a warp weighted loom that can be used on a table, making it easier to bring to events and demo.

Embroidery 101 - 8 period stitches - Honourable Lady Jerusha a’Laon

Using Mistress Ealasaid nic Subhine's handout "8 Period Stitches" this class will demonstrate those stitches and go over embroidery basics. If you'd like to follow along and create a sample please go to for a list of supplies. The Handout is available prior to the class at

Damask weaving - Sasabanu Jahanara

This class will look at several extant damask textiles. I will be live in my studio and will demonstrate how you weave on a drawloom. Tablelooms can be adapted to some semblance of damask weaving. If there is time and interest we will discuss this in the class. If not, we can arrange another time to discuss.

Weaving on a warp-weighted loom - Lord Ünegen of Eplaheimr

How to set up a warp weighted loom, starting with the top band setting the heddle bars and weights and starting to weave, and talking about various designs possible for the weave.

Bayeux embroidery - Ava van Allecmere

Beginner's class in Bayeux embroidery. Try your hand at the famous stitch from the famous tapestry! Maximum 8 people. Participants will need scissors, linen or cotton for the pattern, and floss to work with. Please contact instructor at for a pattern at least 2 days prior to the class.

Introduction to Opus Anglicanum embroidery - Honourable Lady Hildegard Bergerin

Opus Anglicanum is often considered the pinnacle of medieval English embroidery. During this class, we will take a closer look at what defines this style of embroidery, the fascinating history, and review the materials used. Special focus will be given to the metallic embroidery as seen in the shimmering gold backgrounds, and sometimes figures, of Opus Anglicanum. Lecture only.

Knitting for beginners - Rebecca of Flintheath

A beginners' class in knitting on straight needles, covering casting on, garter stitch, and casting off.

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