Tomorrow, June 7th, a sewing Solarium will be held in the Barony of Settmour Swamp.

The great Pennsic War looms! Is there a seamstress or tailor among us who does not struggle with clothing self and household? Or wrestle with fitting problems, piles of mending, and banners with too darn many laurel leaves? Do you long to hear minstrels strumming and bards singing for your pleasure while you stitch and chat? Come join us in the solar for an afternoon of good company, good food, and good advice for your tailoring issues.

In addition to the solarium, or open area where all may work while being entertained by musicians, bards, and storytellers, there will be two smaller classrooms where we will offer more specific project assistance. We will have teachers on hand to help folks sort out problems with their sewing projects, as well as tables for seamsters to set up sewing machines and an iron, if needed. And, there will be an Athena’s Thimble panel for those working on embroidered pretties.

Do you have fabric, trim, or old clothes taking up space? Bring it to swap or sell! (No other merchanting permitted, sorry.)

Musicians and bards who are interested in performing, please contact the Autocrat, Baroness Elizabeth Talbot, at nedlnthred@gmail.com.

We ask all attendees to bring an item of any size or type for the potluck. Contact Lady Vika at lurking.girl@gmail.com to coordinate. Alas for our spirits (but good for our handwork) the site is Completely Dry.

We will not take pre-registration for the event, but we’d appreciate an RSVP (to nedlnthred@gmail.com or the “Day in the Solar” FB group) so we can plan resources accordingly. The fee is $12.00, and will include soup, bread & fruit, & a wonderful site token.

Schedule of the day:

11am: Site opens

11am-5pm: Main Hall, Solar — open sewing and entertainment

12pm-3pm: Main Hall, Potluck dayboard served

1pm: Classroom 1, “How to fit a bodice”, Mistress Caterina Gioacchini (volunteer from the audience needed: please email autocrat)

Classroom 2, “Simple embroidery stitches to embellish basic garb”, Lady Elizabet Marshall

2pm: Classroom 1, “Get help fitting problem pieces”, Mistress Elizabeth Talbot and Mistress Caterina Gioacchini

Classroom 2, Athena’s Thimble Panel

3pm: Cutting out period garment shapes: Main hall, T-tunic/early gown, Mistress Elizabeth Talbot

Classroom 1, Italian Gamurra, Mistress Kamilla van Anderlecht

Classroom 2, Gothic Fitted Dress, Mistress Caterina Gioacchini and Lady Vika Grigina zPrahy

5-6 pm: Site Cleanup, all are welcome!