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  •  I've often considered checking SCA out... (8+ / 0-)

    after all, I still pray in Latin, and am often seen in cassock and biretta.  Sounds like I might just fit in.  I'm sort of an anachronism all by myself, although I'm not sure just how creative a one.  Unfortunately, now that I might actually have the time, I'm not sure I can handle the exertion or expense of frequent travel.

    Ad creandos magis et meliores democratas.
    h/t to codairem for correcting my dreadful Latin grammar.

    by jgilhousen on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 02:45:20 PM PDT

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    •  Travel is optional... (6+ / 0-)

      ... depends on how active your local group is, and how far you are from events.  

      But I agree, packing all the Accessories one needs (even without being a musician!) can be daunting now that I'm not as young as I used to be....

      •  I just checked the website... (5+ / 0-)

        and there is a local group for mine and the neighboring county, but no website of their own.  I'll get in touch with the email contact and find out.

        Who knows, I might even find a costumer through the group with whom I can exchange tips.  (As an avocation I restore old vestments, and make new ones in traditional gothic and Roman styles.)

        Ad creandos magis et meliores democratas.
        h/t to codairem for correcting my dreadful Latin grammar.

        by jgilhousen on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:17:22 PM PDT

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        •  I know that we'd love to have you in our SCA group (2+ / 0-)
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          Noddy, JanetT in MD

          Everyone is welcomed with open arms, but someone that we don't have to teach to sew? That knows garment restoration, ffs? We'd be sitting around you in a circle, eager to learn!

          And then we'd start pulling out the books and articles, and the debating would start, re: garment construction in various periods. That gets fun, especially when you can point to 2 different methods for sleeve setting in one garment. :p (You have to love recent bog finds.)

          All this goes double when we're testing the lastest batch from the Household brewer. For example, right now he has a cider going that's expected to make it to 15% ABV, and last weekend we made an all-grain pumpkin stout that will probably be 6-8% ABV (yay brewing class, even if I was the only one who showed up!).

          And people would probably try to rope you into teaching classes on vestments in church history.

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          by LoreleiHI on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:42:08 PM PDT

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        •  That's a valuable skill! (1+ / 0-)
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          Noddy

          And yes, SCA folks would LOVE to learn about those things.  There are a lot of avid researchers in all kinds of subject areas, and the costumers are incredible fonts of information.  I know locally (mid-Atlantic) we have "University"  events that are nothing but seminars and classes for people to share info they've researched.

          And someone who knows Latin is also a plus!

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