Category Archives: Arts and Sciences

Consult Table at Arts Unframed

Looking for help or feedback on A&S projects or research? Bring your questions to the Arts and Sciences Consult table at Arts Unframed, October 8 in Wyewood. Here is a schedule of when our expert artisans will be available to give feedback and guidance on your current and potential work at the Arts and Sciences Consult Table.

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Mistress Elizabeth Blackdane – Costuming, esp 16th century; basic research
Sir Michael Richard the Tall- Shoemaking, leatherworking
Sir Stefan of Pembroke – Metalworking, esp. lost wax and bronze casting
Mistress Alisaundre ni Feidhleimeidh dal gCais – Performing arts

12:30-2:30 PM
Dame Madrun y Gwehyddes – Weaving, bookbinding, embroidery, kumihimo, leather tooling
Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol – Culinary, costuming
Baron Duncan Angus MacDonald – Ceramics
Mistress Eulalia Piebakere – Culinary, 13th and 14th century culture, research papers

2:30-4:30 PM
Mistess Isolde de la Vielle-a-Roue – vocal and instrumental music, costuming
Magistra Turrean ni Chaoilte dal gCais – Scribal arts
Mistress Annisa Elisabetta Gabrielli – Scribal arts, equestrian, 14th c. costume
Marquessa Laurellen de Brandevin – costuming, oil painting, embroidery, jewelry

In Service,

Dame Esclarmonde de Porcairages

Fiber Night! New Location

Reminder that Fiber Night is tomorrow (Thursday) at a new location! It’s the Starbucks near Ikea and the archery range. The address is 8825 S 180th St, Kent, WA 98032. It is on the south side of 180th between Baja Fresh and Jack in the Box. Starts at 7:00.

Last Installment of Basic Heraldry at next FCS

At the next FCS on Friday, May 13, I will hold the last installment of my basic heraldry class. This series is great for those studying for sergeantry trials, those wanting to design their own devices and badges, those interested in joining the heraldic community and anyone who just likes to learn!
The upcoming lesson will include how to use and blazon the various types of charge groups that can appear in a device, such as primary, secondary, tertiary, overall, and strewn charges. I will also discuss some common style issues. Interactive blazon practice will be part of the instruction. There is no cost of the class. Bring note taking materials if desired.

Esclarmonde de Porcairages

Project Day at the Greywolf Den!

Saturday, February 27th, beginning 11am

Our home is 3 miles east of archery and 1 mile due south of the social on
SE 184th St – shields will be near the mailbox to help you find your way.

Dinner will be spaghetti, bread and salad.

We have lots of area for sewing, scribal or other projcts.

Kids are welcome – we have a play room.
Fighters are welcome – we have a large backyard.
Food is welcome – we love to share.

-Liadain and Ramon

A & S Classes offered at Wyewood this Friday

Greetings from the New Wyewood A&S Officer, Lady Constantia in der Lachun!

I would like to invite you and your friends to the very informative Heraldry class by Dame Esclarmonde de Porcairages, this Friday February 12, 2016 at the FCS (info below). This will be the first of three classes for Heraldry and other class subjects to follow. Even if you miss the first class please join us for the next ones. We will try to have class subjects for every FCS that falls on the 2nd Friday of each month. Please read on to find out more about this class coming up in TWO days!

Back by popular (and Her Excellency’s) demand! I am happy to announce a series of FCS mini-classes on basic armorial heraldry. This series will be great for those studying for sergeantry trials, those wanting to design their own devices and badges, those interested in joining the heraldic community and anyone who just likes to learn! Each lesson will be about 20-30 minutes long. I intend for these classes to take place at non-business meeting FCS’s over the next 3 months, though I can modify if there is an event that will take away a large portion of the population for an FCS.

The first lesson will take place at the February 12 FCS. It will include historical background and uses of armorial heraldry, as well as the basics about tinctures and their use. We may begin to do simple blazon practice depending on time and inclination of attendees.

In Service,

Full Contact Social (FCS) 2nd and 4th Fridays 7pm – 10pm
Where: United Christian Church
15509 116th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058

Please join us and spread the word to other lists and to Facebook pages too.
Thank you for your support.

In Service,
Constantia in der Lachun

Information on the Brewing Competition at the Feast of St Bubbas

Greetings my Lords andLadies!

Tribe al Badawiyyun& the Apothecary Guild is having a Brewing Competition at the Feast of StBubba!!!

Rules to enter

1. Needs to behomemade (no pre-mixes): cordials, liqueurs, beers, meads, wines, etc. Onlyneed about 12 oz, we’re looking for a little taste. More is always welcome ofcourse.

2. List of ingredients(no amounts, your recipe will be kept secret) just in case of allergies.

3. Brews will bejudged just like a pedigree dog competition 🙂 . They will be judged by whatyou say it is, not against other contestants. Example: if you enter ahuckleberry mead and there’s no huckleberry in it besides some purple dye…or ifyou enter a chocolate liqueur and it doesn’t taste like chocolate…you get theidea. It will be judged on taste, color, clarity and presentation (bonuspoints).

4. Bonus Points: Shortwrite up of brewing method, history story and/or if brew is in a periodcontainer.

Prizes and braggingrights are to be awarded at evening court! Please have your brews turned in by3pm.

If you are interestedin joining, or have questions about, the Apothecary Guild, please speak to LadyTalveen Kaur or Serayna Robinswood of Tribe al Badawiyyun.

Thank you,Lady Talveen Kaur
“Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa. Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.”

Project/Sewing Day – January 1st 11:00-3:00

I’ll be at home working on sewing and other projects. Stop by and join me.

-Ham and bean soup will be in the crock pot. Please bring some kind of food item to share. There are no dietary restrictions in this home.
-Children are welcome provided they assist with cleaning up the toys, don’t bother the cat and play nicely with others (I have a six year old son).
-I have plenty of project room downstairs, including a table with room for two more sewing machines.
-Address is SE 184th St in Renton (1 mile south of FCS). GPS will get you to the mailbox. From there go down the gravel driveway to the house on the left. Park so that others can get in/out and if necessary park along the fence to the left of the gravel driveway.


-Debra Greywolf 206-795-0447

Wyewood Winter Feast – January 16th, 2016

Greetings unto the populace of Wyewood and those that call her Friend,

Harvests are safely stored for the winter, sheep recalled from the high pastures before the onset of the snows, and the hearth prepped to keep the seeping chill at bay. With quiet within the woods and calm upon the fields, noble Robert, Baron, and serene Gabrielle, Baroness, open the halls of Wyewood for a winter feast to honor and celebrate our quintessential patron saint, Saint Bubba.

Come be seated at the tables of the Lord and Lady of Wyewood. Participate or witness the competition to be the next baronial Arts & Sciences champion. Attend a class on getting situated in our Society. Perhaps compete in a rapier tourney of fun and evil? Most certainly stay and attend a Wyewood feast that follows the travels of Saint Bubba across the Known World until his arrival at the walls of Chepstow!

What: The Feast of Saint Bubba

When: Saturday, January 16th, 2016.

Where: Maple Valley Community Center,
22010 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley, WA 98038

Time: Doors open at 10AM, Feast begins at 6PM.

Fees: Gate is $12/Adult, 18 & younger free ($5 Non-member surcharge applies). Feast is $8 for ages 7 and older, free for ages 6 and under.

Pre-registration: The feast is by pre-reg only. To pre-reg, visit and click on Pre-reg.

More info: Additional information about all the activities, full feast info, and more can be found at

Written by my own paw this sixth day of December, Anno Societatis 50, from my warm manorial roost in Wyewood


Casting Pewter

Greetings to fair Wyewood and beyond,

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be hosting an Introduction to Pewter Craft class.  This will be a hands-on class – each student will receive a stone mold ready to carve, and may expect to depart with the mold and a cast token of their own design.

Students wishing to learn to make buttons or pins (requiring three-part molds) should take this class first, to gain familiarity with the process and materials.

Why learn how to cast pewter?
Pewter items are a wonderful way to bring medieval aesthetics to our re-created world, as site tokens for events and on our clothes.

Pewter craft is relatively easy and inexpensive, and almost anyone can do it.

Perhaps after learning this craft you would like to take on a larger projects, such as site tokens for Twelfth Night 2017.

Saturday November 21st, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Liadain’s home one mile south of the FCS location in Renton. Address and directions will be sent to students. There is a slight chance that this may be moved to Spike’s home in southeast Seattle.

$8.00 per student – payable before the class.  This covers the cost of the mold and pewter, as well as handouts.

Modern clothes of natural fibers in which you are comfortable and willing to get a little dusty or splashed by bits of pewter.  Full foot covering shoes, long sleeves and long pants/skirts, are recommended, also high necklines – ask about Spike’s scars 😉

Students are encourage to bring their own tools if they wish, but we have a selection of tools for your use.  Very small (1/8” or less) chisels or other scraping tools, Exacto knives, and small metal Dremel bits in hand-tool holders are popular tools with pewter crafters, as are tools make from brass rod stock.  Soap stone is fairly soft, and many tools used for clay crafts will work with stone.

This class will be taught by Mistress Spike Zoetaert (Maddy DuMont) will teach the class.  Other folks with pewter experience will likely attend to assist and encourage.

We will take up to 4 students for this class, first come, first served.
A waiting list will be made and we may be able to expand to 8 students.  Additional classes will be offered in the future if there is interest.  If you happen to be under 18, have your parent contact Spike.

A message will be sent to the students with advice on research and design so they can come prepared to make the thing!

We look forward to sharing this fun and rewarding craft!


Liadain ni Sheanachain and Spike Zoetaert

To register, contact Liadain at debra.greywolf (at) gmail (dot) com

For questions about contact, contact Spike at maddydumont (at) Comcast (dot) net

Scribal Activities – Come play!

I am again opening my house on the following dates for Wyewood Scribal activities:

Sunday, September 13th from 1pm – Alamanda’s house

Time to work on our calligraphy !  Come see and try pens and certain types of calligraphy.

SaturdaySunday, October 12-13th ALL DAY – Barony of Wastekeep

I am going to the Heraldic & Scribal Symposium in the Barony of Wastekeep.  I plan to teach scribalclasses and have fun (maybe overnight it).

Sunday, November 15th from 1pm – Alamanda’s house

So long as the world works in my favor this will be another fine day for working on calligraphy and illumination.

Sunday, December 13th from 1pm – Alamanda’s house

I will have open house with Christmas goodies, apple cider and scribal goodness!

There may be other evenings that I will open my home – let me know if Sunday’s are not good as I want to have as many people as possible able to enjoy trying their hand at the Scribal arts.

NEWCOMERS and EVERYONE else!  There is no previous skill of any artistic kind to come and enjoy the afternoons.  I have a modest library of illuminated manuscripts where the artwork is a wealth of ideas for lifestyle, garb, tools; basically everything you may want to visually enjoy of the many time periods that we all play in.  Please come out!

Email me for address or call/text Alamanda

Alamanda de Claret

Wyewood Scribe (and Shenanigan Instigator)