The Barony of the South Downs is proud to present

Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2010

Saturday Only
February 6, 2010
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Come share your artistic endeavors with your fellow artisans and friends. Judging for the A&S Tournament and Faire will be using the new Kingdom A&S rules. The evening will feature a delicious feast and lively dancing. Click here for the full schedule, class descriptions, and meeting times.

To help things run more smoothly, we recommend that you pre-register your Tournament entries by filling out this form and emailing it to THL Andreva. Please note that this is a dry site, so no alcoholic entries will be accepted this year.

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Druid Hills Baptist Church *
1085 Ponce de Leon Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30306

* note that this is the Baptist church, not the Presbyterian church one block away.

The event is being held in a beautiful old building. The building is heated, but old buildings are drafty. This is the perfect event to wear your wonderful winter garb without over-heating. Parents please be aware that space heaters will be used in the classrooms, please keep and eye on your little ones.


Take your best route to I-75/I-85 through downtown Atlanta. Take exit 248C toward GA-10 E/Freedom Pkwy/Carter Center. Merge onto Freedom Pkwy/GA-10 E. Turn right at Ponce De Leon Ave NE. To park, turn right on the far side of the church and follow the signs.

Pricing Structure:

Adult Site Fee $8.00
Feast $7.00
Child Site Fee (6-12) $4.00
Non-Member (age 12+) $3.00

Per Kingdom Law: No family will pay more than 3 adult fees as long as all are members and all children are under the age of 15.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc/Barony of the South Downs


Lady Adela Scrijver van Brugge (Frances Pung)
173 Brasch Park Dr.
Grantville, GA 30220
404-513-8668 (no calls after 9 pm EST)

Jadi Fatima al-Ishfahani al Samarkandiyya (Lea Benson)
1267 Thomas Road
Decatur, GA 30030

Head Cook:

Rebinah nic Alpine (Robin Whiten)
427 Bay Creek Road
Loganville, GA 30052
678-227-9816 (no calls after 9 pm EST)


Lady Margavati (Laura Gosnell)
1079 Oak Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-593-5902 (no calls after 9 pm EST)

A&S Coordinator:

THLady Andreva Rigaldi (Erin Cook)

For information on crash space, please contact Seigneur Yves de Fortanier.


8amSite opens
9amJudges meeting
9am-all dayThe Parlour is open to all as a comfortable place to sit, work on projects and talk.
9:30Tournament and Faire begin, the hall will be open to the populace all day
11amPerforming Arts: Sanctuary
11:30-1pmLunch: see list of nearby restaurants or feel free to picnic at the tables provided in the hall
1pm-4pmFaire continues, meetings and classes as listed below
Court at Their Majesties pleasure, Feast and Revel to follow
10pmSite closes
10-11pmSite cleanup


1-2pmBough: Chapel
2-3pmLaurel: Chapel
2-3pmApprentices Tea (all welcome): Parlour
2-4pmPelicans meeting: Music room
3-4pmChatelaines' Round Table: Chapel

Scriptorum room

1-4pm: Open Scriptorum: Lady Arnora Knarrabringa:

Open calligraphy scriptorium ~ Interested in learning how to write your name? Interested in doing calligraphy on scrolls? Come practice and/or learn calligraphy at any point during the afternoon. We will have paper, ink and dip pens. This is an open forum. Feel free to stop by regardless of your scribal level, beginners happily welcomed. You may also bring scrolls that you are currently working on (illumination supplies will not be supplied so you will need to bring your own).

Classroom 1

1-3pm: Mongolian/Chinese braiding:

First hour, how to build the tools, second hour, how to braid

3-4:30pm: Bog Coats: THL Ailleagan nas Seolta:

This simple coat (three cuts, two seams, and hems) has been documented as early as the Bronze Age, and it can be put together in about an hour then decorated at your leisure. Wool, needles, and thread or floss will be provided so you can get started. Options for lining and adorning the coat will be discussed. There is a fee of $15 to cover the cost of the wool, needles, and thread that I will provide. Anyone who wants to sit in on the class without making a coat is welcome; I'll do my best to have enough extra handouts.

Classroom 2

1-2pm: The Creative Process: Mistress Domini:

A class that helps people move thru the steps of the creative process: from idea (hmmm, I'd like to do something, but I don't exactly know what) to project conceptualization (I'd like to make a dress or compose a sonnet, but I don't know where to start or how to do it) to research (where can I find sources or guidance to determine the materials and techniques I will need for this project) to design (how will I use the materials and techniques to implement my design).

2-3pm: Research and Documentation : Hayashi Tsukime

(Heidi Lyn, BA, BSE (engineering), MA, PhD. Research Fellow — Agnes Scott College; Researcher — Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Visiting Lecturer — Georgia State University)

This class will discuss documenting Arts and Sciences projects — from finding good sources to writing up clear explanations. It will touch on types of sources, good places to look, and what makes up a good piece of documentation. It will also include an overview of the new guided documentation form for Meridies.

3-4pm: Silk Banner Painting: Duchess Lethrenn:

Shortcuts; how to save time and money when making a silk banner.

Classroom 3

1-4: Open consultation for Men's Garb: THSerjant Mikal Isernfocar