Bailiwick Business Meeting – Wednesday 1/20/16 at 7 pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Wednesday, January 20th, at 7 pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send Livia an email with your modern name and she’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter. Livia’s e-mail is seneschal at ivyeinrust.eastkingdom dot org.

The agenda will be posted shortly. See you on Wednesday, 1/20!

Skjoldehamn Hood sewing workshop in Ivyeinrust (Saturday, Jan. 16th, 12pm, W. Philly)

Please join us for a 1-day workshop on making the Skjoldehamn Hood. This class will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at noon. It will be in West Philly. Class address will be sent in a private email to those who register. This hood, found in a grave in Northern Norway in the first half of the 20th century, shows a side of 11th-century Viking clothing that is practical, simple, economical, and sparsely elegant. We’ll be looking at two possible ways of constructing this hood, one strictly period, and one that introduces a couple of fairly unobtrusive flourishes and upgrades only possible post-period.

There will be sewing machines and cutting supplies on hand to actually sew the piece in the workshop. However, if you want to focus on pattern making so as to hand sew it after the workshop, that’s fine too!

Space is limited to 6 people max. If you are interested, please contact me to reserve a spot at badwolf5 at gmail dot com. To RSVP, please include your name and e-mail address. If you want more info or have any questions beyond what I give below about fabric needs, please drop me a note!

Fabric:

Please bring along the fabric you plan on using. The original is made of an unfelted plainweave wool. It was unlined. Period-appropriate materials would be plain weave or simple twill wools or linen. However, feel free to put the C in SCA. Do you want a light version for the spring/summer? Make it linen! Do you want it lined? Bring enough cloth for lining (I suggest a light linen). Prefer working in felted wool, or have some hanging about? It’ll work. The choice is yours.

How much cloth will you need? Before addressing the idea of getting fresh cuts of fabric, it should be noted that this is a great project for using up larger scraps. Mine is pieced together from two squares 14×14” and a 16×54” strips left over from a cloak. The long strip could easily have been pieced itself. So if you want to wrangle your larger scraps and bring some rather than fresh cuts, that could work.

If you are bringing fresh cut fabric, here’s what you’ll need. If you can find 54” wide fabric, bring 1.25 yards; if you can only find 45” wide cloth, bring 2 yards. These measurements go for the lining as well. Bring thread to match!

Happy winter solstice!

Ælfric Fitzhugh

Mark your calendar! The annual Madrigal Dinner is on Friday, 2/26/16.

Ave, Ivy! Just a head’s up that our annual “field trip” to the Madrigal Dinner at Drexel University will be held on Friday, 2/26/16, at 7:30 p.m., and that this year will be a little different.

We’ll still be attending in garb, and we’ll still hear lovely Renaissance music by the Drexel Chamber Singers, but instead of a full dinner, only light refreshments will be offered at the Friday night’s concert, and it will be a more informal performance. Our discounted ticket price per person for Friday will be only $13.50.

If you prefer to attend the Saturday, 2/27/16, concert, that will still be a full Elizabethan dinner, at the regular cost.

If you’re interested in attending the Friday night concert/snacks, please let me know.

Thanks! – Philly

 

 

The Monthly Business Meeting for Wednesday, 12/16/15, is cancelled.

The next Bailiwick Business Meeting will be on Wednesday, 1/20/16, at 7pm in the Meyerson Conference Room directly across from the elevators on the 2nd floor of the Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street.

If you do not have a PennCard or have not attended a Bailiwick Business Meeting before, please contact the Seneschal, so she can add you to the list for the security guard.

Agenda for Monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday, 11/18, at 7 p.m.

Next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be Wednesday, November 18th, at 7pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send me an email with your modern name. I’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter.

Agenda
Seneschal report
Exchequer report
MoAS report
Herald report
Webminister report
Chatelaine report

We’ll be discussing the future of Tavern Talks, so if you’ve been thinking about giving a talk and haven’t quite gotten there – you should email either seneschal or moas at ivyeinrust.eastkingdom.org as soon as possible.

Also, there will be a review of the next event we’ll be hosting – August 20, 2016.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

The December meeting will also be in the Meyerson Conference Room, on Wednesday, December 16th, at 7pm.

– Livia Petralia
seneschal at ivyeinrust.eastkingdom.org

Bailiwick Business Meeting – Wednesday 11/18/15 at 7 pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Wednesday, November 18th, at 7 pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send Livia an email with your modern name and she’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter. Livia’s e-mail is seneschal@ivyeinrust.eastkingdom.org.

The agenda will be posted shortly. See you on Wednesday, 11/18!

Bailiwick Business Meeting – Wednesday 10/14/15 at 7:30pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Wednesday, October 14th, at 7:30pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send Livia an email with your modern name and she’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter. Livia’s e-mail is seneschal@ivyeinrust.eastkingdom.org.

The agenda will be posted shortly. See you on Wednesday, 10/14!

 

Bailiwick Business Meeting – Wednesday 9/16 at 8pm

The next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be on Wednesday, September 16th, at 8pm. Please note the day change and the later start time. Our usual room wasn’t available until this time.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send Livia an email with your modern name and she’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter. Livia’s e-mail is seneschal@ivyeinrust.eastkingdom.org.

The agenda will be posted shortly. See you on Wednesday, 9/16!

Tavern Talks – Sunday, 9/13, 1-3pm

On Sunday, September 13, 2015, you are all invited to join the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust for our monthly round of conversation on diverse topics and enjoyment of the extensive beverage list (including non-alcoholic beverages as well as many beers). The food menu is pretty tasty, too!

Mistress Scheherazade al-Zahira will discuss her research on the history and use of coffee during the Renaissance time period.

Where: City Tap House (citytaphouse.com), located on the north side of Walnut Street between 39th and 40th Streets, on the 2nd floor balcony of the Radian Building. Enter through the street-level door between Capogiro and Jimmy Johns, and take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

When: Sunday, September 13th, 1-3pm.

PARKING:
There is metered street parking on the blocks around the restaurant, and FREE street parking (even on the major streets) once you are as far west as 42nd Street. Please pay attention to signs for loading areas, driveways, hydrants, and other impediments to free and easy parking.

There is also a pay parking lot on the northwest corner of 40th & Walnut (entrance on Walnut) attached to the Fresh Grocer, but it’s a little pricey.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
Very easy to get to via SEPTA. Take the El to 40th and Market and walk south to 40th and Walnut, or take the 21 bus to 40th and Walnut. Always close to the trolleys and other buses.

Bailiwick Business Meeting – Thursday 8/20 at 7pm

Next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be Thursday, August 20th at 7pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send me an email with your modern name. I’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter.

Agenda
Seneschal report
* removal of references to the Chirurgeonate
* my job has changed, but meetings don’t have to. Are we still happy with the usual time/date?
* what all zip codes are in the Bailiwick?
Exchequer report
* all is well
Chatelaine report
* rides requested for Baronial commons (Sun 8/23)
* travel to River Wars (Sept 25-27)
* new folks
MoAS report
* Tavern Talks
– Sunday, September 13th 1-3pm, City Tap House: – Scheherazade tells us about coffee
– Sunday, October 11th 1-3pm – location TBD – Lady Jane talks about the history of medicine w/o herbalism
– Sunday, November 15th 1-3pm – location TBD – Lady Xanthippe tells us about Finnish magic
– Who wants to step up to be point person in reserving space for Tavern Talks?
* Other stuff?
* Science deputy
Ivy Pursuivant (Herald) report
Webminister report
* Requesting photos of activities & events – can supply consent forms
* Reminder that anyone can submit articles, research, things of interest for posting

Upcoming events
* There has been a desire from one member in the barony for the Bailiwick to run a royal progress event in January. Hopefully I’ll have more details by the meeting. If so, is anyone interested in this project and want more information to maybe autocrat such an event?
* Schola in Summer of 2016 – does anyone want to join the staff for that event? We can also pull from a wide pool of other folks.

New school year Student recruitment? y/n

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, 8/20.  – Livia, Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust, seneschal

Bailiwick Business Meeting – Thursday 6/18 at 7pm

Next business meeting of the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust will be Thursday, June 18th at 7pm.

We’ll be in the usual room (Meyerson Conference Room) on the second floor of Van Pelt Library (3420 Walnut Street). If you are not a member of the UPenn community or have not attended one of our meetings before, please send me an email with your mundane name. I’ll put you on the list for the security guards, and you will need a photo ID to enter.

Agenda
Seneschal report
New MoAS
New Herald
New Webminister
Chatelaine report
Exchequer report

Tavern Talks scheduled through the end of the year (skipping August because of Pennsic and December because of Yule). Still looking for more speakers for 2016

Thanking Bruni for ten years of Noisemakers (because someone skipped court at the event in question)

If we have any updates on the future manuscript schola, they can be here.

Decide whether we want an August meeting.

See if there are any pre-Pennsic needs and/or and non-Pennsic activities for those who can not go.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

– Livia Petralia

Tavern Talks – June 14th 1-3pm

The day after the Iron Bog Investiture, you are all invited to join the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust for our monthly round of conversation on diverse topics and enjoyment of the extensive beverage list (including non-alcoholic beverages as well as many beers)

In June the conversation will wander far afield to the topic of cooking in Japan’s Momoyama period. Livia Petralia has been researching this topic for the past year and will have just returned from cooking at the Find Hungry Samurai event. This will not be a polished talk and there will not be handouts. But there are some surprising differences and I can tell you about the quest for perfect broth.

Where: City Tap House (citytaphouse.com)

located on the north side of Walnut Street between 39th and 40th Streets, on the 2nd floor balcony of the Radian Building. Enter through the street-level door between Capogiro and Jimmy Johns and take the elevator to the 2nd floor

When: Sunday, June 14th, 1-3pm

DIRECTIONS:

PARKING –
there is a paid parking lot on the northwest corner of 40th & Walnut (entrance on Walnut) attached to the Fresh Grocer.
Rates
$11 for the first hour
$2 each additional hour
up to a $30 maximum

Street parking on campus is restricted for campus move out days, but there is FREE street parking (even on the major streets) once you are as far west as 42nd Street. Again, pay attention to signs for loading areas, driveways, hydrants, and other impediments to free and easy parking.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
via train – 30th Street Station – (served by all of SEPTA’s regional rail and Amtrak) which is fourteen blocks (1.5 miles) away, but also directly adjacent to the 30th Street stop for the Market-Frankford Line and the Subway-Surface trolleys (there is an elevator to the platforms)

Market-Frankford line – to the 40th & Market stop. Walk 2 blocks south along Walnut.

Via trolley – Take the #11, #13, #34, or #36 Subway-Surface Trolleys to the 40th & Baltimore portal. Walk 4 blocks north along 40th, to Walnut.

Via bus – Take routes #21 or #40 to the 40th & Walnut stop, or take route 42 to 40th & Spruce. Walk 2 blocks north along 40th, to Walnut.

Officer Opening – MoAS

To all who may be interested and eligible, the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust is searching for a new Minister of Arts and Sciences.

If you are interested, we are hoping to fill the position as an order of business at the June 18th Meeting. But if you have any interest please contact livia.petralia at gmail

You will have at least one deputy and people to help.

Responsibilities of the position include:
Quarterly reports (March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1)
Active membership

And then it’s useful for you to support the Arts and Sciences according to the wishes of the group and to no further extent than your time and energy accommodate.

see also moas.eastkingdom.org

Thank you,
Livia Petralia
Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust, seneschal

Calligraphy 5/31/15 1-5

Calligraphy Gathering!

All are welcome!

My guess is that more SCA scrolls get scribed with a metal dip pen and ink than any other technique. It has the advantage of simulating a true quill’s dispensing of liquid ink, which is quite period. So let’s make a mess while exploring period letter forms some more! Materials provided (including markers as a fallback), or bring your favorites.- Reijnier Verplanck

Sunday, 5/31/15 1-5 pm

at the Wolff Home in Havertown

Rsvp requested so we have enough supplies.
at scadian at hotmail

Arranging rides for local 6/6 & 6/13 events

Hail, Bhakail! Ave, Ivy! Bonjorn, Icorn! And hello to a few folks not on the local SCA list-servs!

On the first and second weekends of June, two of our nearest neighbors are holding fun, interesting, close-by events.

Hartshorn-dale is holding an A&S camping event in northern Bhakail on the first weekend of June; and on the second Saturday in June, Iron Bog is holding a martial and Court-themed event in New Jersey, less than one hour from Bhakail.

If you need a ride to either event, or have space in your car to offer, please let me know off-list. There are several Bhakailis without cars who are hoping to attend either/both of these events; if you have car space in exchange for chipping in towards gas/tolls, please let me know, and we’ll match you with the person closest to you who needs a ride.

Artisans’ Village

A weekend to discuss, learn, and watch various medieval/Renaissance arts & sciences such as: paper arts, including bookbinding and printing; glass bead making; metal arts, including blacksmithing, metal casting, and cold metal techniques; a science area, including confectionary sciences; historic combat; plaster casting; dance; brewing; and a fleece to shawl competition.

to be held in Willow Grove, PA

Friday, 6/5, to Sunday, 6/7

or daytripping on Saturday 6/6 or Sunday 6/7

http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=2687

King’s & Queen’s Rattan Champions/Iron Bog Investiture

A day of medieval armored combat, Renaissance rapier, archery, youth activities, A&S display, and Their Royal Majesties will invest the new Baroness of Iron Bog, after the current Baron and Baroness of Iron Bog hold Their Last Court.

to be held in Moorestown, NJ

Saturday, 6/13

http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=2834

Thanks very much!!

– Philly

binsteaj at upenn dot edu