Category Archives: Crafting

  1. Lets Get A Bit Medieval When Dealing With COVID-19

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    Jul 25, 2020 by Rua Lupa

    In April, when COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) had reached the point when masks were considered to be a practical tool for …
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  2. Fruits Of Our Labours, 54 A.S. / 12019 H.E.

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    May 29, 2019 by Rua Lupa

    FOOL is a whole weekend of classes on the making of pre-1600 things.
    This was the event’s 12th year and went from Friday May 17th to Monday May 20th.

  3. Baron’s Brouhaha, The Fifth, Anno Societatis 53 / 12018 H.E.

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    Jul 27, 2018 by Rua Lupa

    Brouhaha was such a good time, I had to remind myself to make use of my camera to capture it! Thank you to our hosts, Penda and Sibylla for using your farm, and all of Northgeatham for their work in making this event possible. I hope to join you all here for many years to come!

  4. Baron’s Brouhaha, The Fourth

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    Aug 10, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    Brouhaha is one of the smallest events, but that also makes it one of the most relaxed events too. Even so, there is something for everyone. And this year had a special component, The Baron and Baroness of Ramshaven were going to select their Champions of Ramshaven at this event.

  5. Trillium War 12017 H.E.

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    Aug 8, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    This year was hot with waves of rainstorms. But that did not stop the attendees from having a good time.

  6. Demoing For The Medieval Festival At Upper Canada Village

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    Aug 3, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    I have been quiet of late, and that is perhaps due to a lot of SCA (medieval living history) stuff that was going on. So without further delay, here is an overdue update on what exactly went on with this SCA stuff.

  7. Diggy Diggy Hole, Song Sheets for Bardic Circles

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    May 4, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    Song Sheets, “Diggy Diggy Hole” by Simon Lane ‘Honeydew’. Both Latin Alphabet, English writing and a Futhark version – a Norse alphabet, because most stories we encounter about Dwarves originated from Norse stories. The words on that version are still English and spaced the exact same way as the Latin Alphabet version so you can directly learn how to read Futhark!

  8. Saegoah Pursuits: Creative Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

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    Dec 20, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    As this is the time of year when we reach the climax of seasonal gift wrapping, I have decided to share some of my creative eco-friendly wrapping techniques – and there are really two primary methods to it. 1) Cloth Bag Wrapping, and 2) Paper & Paint Wrapping

  9. That Highly Sought For SCA Ambience

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    Oct 26, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    Recently I read and joined a discussion that occurred on our SCA Kingdom’s facebook page about achieving that highly sought after ambience – that full immersion sensation where you forget about the modern world and feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

  10. Holiday Problems In the Classroom

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    Oct 14, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    “Today schools are promoting and continually working on being environmental educators on how to be responsible members of our ecosystem. I’ve enjoyed seeing the promotion and use of gardening, composting, and water conservation, but seem to have a blind spot”

  11. Trillium War: Faux Woad & Lime Wash Test, and More

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    Jul 6, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    The day before I had gathered the kids in camp who wanted to try the faux woad (blue coloring pencils with tips soaked in water). They really enjoyed drawing on themselves and eventually ended up having a blast drawing all over me.

  12. Camping Season Is Upon Us – Rua’s SCA Camping List

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    Jul 5, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    take the opportunity this summer to participate in the SCA to learn the Arts & Sciences we could use, that are there and waiting to be learned, provided by people enthusiastic to share it. Its an opportunity just sitting there, it would be a shame to waste it.

  13. Going Pictish – Substitutes for Woad & Lime Wash + Pictish Images To Use

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    Jun 27, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    Rua sharing how you can add some sweet picts 😉

  14. Worldview Connections: A Meditation on Our Worldviews and their Impacts

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    Nov 5, 2015 by Rua Lupa

    We live in a world full of connections–but how we view (or ignore) those connections could make or break us.

  15. Viridos – ‘Green Bones’

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    Oct 16, 2015 by Rua Lupa

    …without death there would be no soil or nutrients in the water, and no soil or aquatic nutrient means no plants, and no plants means nothing for creatures to eat – its the dead that nourish the living.

  16. An Alphabet For The World – Lingua Litarum / Visible Speech

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    Jun 9, 2015 by Rua Lupa

    Have you ever wondered at the spelling of things – why is it spelled that way when phonetically it doesn’t make sense?…This can solve our spelling challenges once and for all, for all languages.

  17. Saegoah Pursuits: Gardening with Rainwater Harvesting Earthworks, A Photo Essay

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    May 11, 2015 by Rua Lupa

    Because I strive to live harmoniously within Nature as a Saegoah many conventional methods of doing things gets thrown out the window, like my garden. It is unlike any garden in town because it is self fertile and as of this spring, self watering as well. In the process of making it I got a great many odd looks and even laughed at by those passing by. The following is a photo essay of the process and end result of this endeavor.

  18. Equilux, Preparing For A New Day: Ethical House Cleaning, Downsizing, Mending & An Offering To The Birds

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    Mar 19, 2015 by Rua Lupa

    Rua Lupa gets into the nitty gritty of conscientious house cleaning and downsizing, with added tips on how to repurpose sentimental items, mend clothes with style, and use what comes out of house cleaning as gifts for the birds.

  19. Inoculative Libations to the Land

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    Mar 9, 2015 by Rua Lupa

    One Saegoah’s way of doing Libations.

  20. Saegoah Pursuits: DIY Vermicomposting

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    Mar 5, 2015 by Rua Lupa

    Rua Lupa shows how they’ve turned their kitchen scraps into a garden and how you can start your own worm composting bin too. Excellent For Apartment Dwellers!

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