Class Notes and Handouts

BrewingShoe MakingHoods/Hats & Headwear Persona
In alphabetical order.


A More Period- Cordial
Cordials are often considered the quick and easy step-sibling of the brewing world. However there is so much more to cordials and liquors than syrupy flavored vodkas. Come look at historical documents and recipes concerning medieval cordials and liquors. Also try a sampling of cordials made from various medieval bases such as wine and mead. Leave with medieval references and research, recipes, and a better understanding of medieval cordials, liquors, and aperitifs.
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth.

A History of Drinking
A look at the history of drinks, especially those in the between 3rd-16th centuries and how they affected society and culture. No instruction on brewing provided. When taught in person, the class includes samples  of the most common drinks found in the Middle Ages (and in the SCA).
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth – Handout  – Vocab

Citrus in Medieval Beverages
A look a lemon beverages an liquors in period. No brewing techniques or recipes are included. Handout includes references to medieval recipes. Class includes sampling of different lemon liquors.
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth.

Honey Based Cordials
Honey Liquors or Cordials are a unique project for a liquorist. The actual steps to making a honey cordial are fairly straightforward making it a seam like a good first project for someone new to cordial making and brewing. However there are steps including research, process, and base choices which can make a simple “Honey Liquor” a very intense brewing process.
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth

Intro to Cordial Class- Plums
An intro to cordials using plums/prunes as a demonstration. Class includes coverage of historical versus modern cordials/liquors and a hands on demonstration of a prune/plum cordial. Created and originally taught at Vanished Woods Day of Play: Brewing. May 2013
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth

Shoe Making

Generic Leather Handout
A handout that covers the basics of leather and common leather vocab. Can we used for shoe making to tooling. Covers leather types, thickness, common tools, most used stitches, dyeing techniques and finishes.
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth

Hands on Roman Shoe Class
A hands-on workshop to make a pair of early period shoes commonly worn from the Roman times through the 9th century. Techniques taught in class can then be used for most other shoes or boots worn throughout the SCA time period. Supply list will be available during the first class, expect to spend $20+ on supplies on site. Class is taught over 5 days with 4 classes.
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth

Shoe Making Tutorial #1 A Tape Pattern
Learn how to pattern a period shoe using tape, kitchen shrink wrap and an old sock.
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth

Hoods, Hats & Headwear

Hands on Norse Seam Treatment Class
Hands-On Viking Wool Hat & Seam Treatment Sampler: Seam treatments are not only a great way to decorate your Viking garb, but is a functional way to add stability and to finish your seams. Class will include historical stitches, supplies, when each stitch is used, and extant examples. Taught either in 1 hour ( with hoods) or 4 days (hats)
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth

“Hood”ed Affair
A brief look at the evolution of the hood from the Roman era through the 15th century. The second part of class will cover pattern and construction for Roman, Norse, 14th century hoods, and Chaperon. Bring 1.5 yards of wool or linen to start making your own hood in class.
Originally taught- Coronation, Middle Kingdom May 2013
By Baroness Verena Entenwirth


Your SCA Persona Class: Persona Class 1
Learn how to research, flesh out, and incorporate your persona. Class will cover the basics (what, why, where, who) of researching your persona as well as information about the Midrealm A&S50 Persona Challenge. Newcomers, Persona Challenge members, and experienced Personas are all welcome.
By Dame Jocelyn of Lutterworth and Baroness Verena Entenwirth– Outline/Handout
Lecture/Notes coming soon.

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