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The Thirty-seventh Year

Arts and Sciences -- Darkwood

September 28-29, 2002 (AS XXXVII)

Fort Ord Travel Camp,
Monterey, CA

From The Page (August, 2002):

Join the Barony of Darkwood in our annual a weekend of Arts & Sciences and Martial Arts! This year's event promises to be filled with lots of activities for everyone, including the re-instatement of the Bard of the Oak competition, an Althing where we will discuss new potential Baronial candidates, and hopefully an equestrian demonstration and class. Classes will begin promptly at 9:30 AM on Saturday. Some classes have size limits; you may register for those classes starting at 8:30 AM on Saturday. Sunday will also feature a few classes, as well as the equestrian demo (we hope!)

Once again tradition dictates that we hold the 11th Annual (or something like that), Absolutely, Positively, Last Barorual Potluck Saturday evening. The potluck will begin promptly at 6 PM, so please plan accordingly. During the potluck we will enjoy the usual Court Antics, along with the Althing. Please bring a period dish (if possible) for eight based on SCA first name. A-I: side dish or grain, J-Q: dessert, R-Z: main dish.

We are in need of extra sunshades and tables for the weekend, if you have one available that you can bring, please contact the autocrat as soon as possible.

Site Info: Fort Ord Travel Camp. Site opens at 3 PM Friday and closes Sunday afternoon. Site fee $5, children under 10 free. A water buffalo may be available, but we recommend you bring your own water. Please avoid poison oak and adhere to the West Kingdom fire rules. Pets must be leashed and supervised at all times. Above all be safe and have fun!

Autocrat: Anastasia Ivanovna (contact info omitted).

We are very fortunate to have Linn Skinner, master needlework teacher, join us this weekend. Linn Skinner is an embroideress and embroidery historian who teaches and exhibits in England as well as in the United States. First taught to embroider by her grandmothers and mother, she continued her study of classic embroidery techniques and embroidery research in England. Linn has studied Blackwork, Goldwork, Jacobean embroidery and Silk Shading at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court and advanced her skills in workshops with master embroiderers in England and the U.S. Linn is a founding member of The New Elizabethans, an international group of embroiderers formed in 1998 to further the development of classic hand embroidery. Her work was included in the New Elizabethians' first exhibit "The Broiderer's Garden," November 1999 at the Museum of Garden History, London and she was featured in a BBC4 Radio program, which focused on current embroidery trends and the exhibit. Linn takes her inspiration from the 16th and 17th centuries and interprets historic embroidery techniques and designs aesthetics in a new and refreshing way! For more information on Linn and to see her web-magazine visit her website: (website address omitted).

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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