XVIARC2011
Activities Submissions
Topic Stream Duration Presenter / Co-ordinator Credentials Club Cost Limits Abstract
1 Viking Wire Weaving ArtsCrafts 1hr 30 mins Chandra Crowther Chandra Crowther has been an active member of the AAF for many years has significant knowledge and experience with Viking re-accoutrements Ancient Arts Fellowship $3 10 participants Learn how to weave wire into a flexible and attract rope chain for jewelry and decoration. This workshop will with all materials provided to make yourself a bracelet or necklace. You will receive a kit to keep containing wire, dowel, instruction sheet, pin, bead caps and clasp. Draw plates will be sold separately (but available for use during class)
2 Spinning ArtsCrafts 1 hour Aimee McLeonard Aimee needs no introduction. She carries and rightly deserves the respect accorded to an accomplished member of the AAF and a long term contributor to Viking HA Knowledge in the Movement.  Ancient Arts Fellowship NIL 10 participants Learn to use a drop spindle and turn woolen fleece into yarn. You will be provided with a spindle and a small bag of fleece to use during the workshop.

3 Simple Brass Accessories ArtsCrafts 1 hour 30 mins Aimee McLeonard Aimee needs no introduction. She carries and rightly deserves the respect accorded to an accomplished member of the AAF and a long term contributor to Viking HA Knowledge in the Movement.  Ancient Arts Fellowship $3 10 participants Turn brass plate into dress accessories. Make a pair of veil pins, a toiletries set (tweezer/earspoon/nail pick), a pair of winningas hooks or a belt buckle to take home. All tools and materials will be provided for use.
Participants must be over 16 years old.
4 Embroidery 1 ArtsCrafts 2 hours Diamond and Vera Daimond and Vera. Not just a dynamite duet. They have been contributing their knowledge and and ethusiasm to the Movement for many years Ancient Arts Fellowship NIL as this is a communal project Embroidery 1
By Diamond and Vera
Learn the art of the Bayeux Tapestry. Discover the stitches used by the Saxons and work on a scene on an exciting new work in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry. This workshop will run for 2hrs officially (more may be done unofficially later) with all materials provided. This is a communal banner, that may well return the next year for further fun with the needle.


5 Embroidery 2 ArtsCrafts 2 hours Diamond and Vera Daimond and Vera. Not just a dynamite duet. They have been contributing their knowledge and and ethusiasm to the Movement for many years Ancient Arts Fellowship None if participant brings own materials to use, otherwise a small kit of needles, thread and fabric can be provided at cost to us of $2.00 per participant No Limit to participants
By Diamond and Vera
Bring your own project, such as an undecorated tunic or dress and receive guidance from experienced instructors on embroidery and design, or make a small decorated bag using wool or silk embroidery. Needles, threads and other equipment will be provided. This workshop will run for 2 hours.

6 Tablet Weaving ArtsCrafts 1 hour 30 mins Diamond This is Diamonds third workshop offered at the XVIARC2011. She is an enthusiastic and generous contributor for the benefit of other groups and individuals. Ancient Arts Fellowship NIL if using own loom, cards and wool
Limit of 10 participants
Learn the basic techniques of tablet weaving used for decorative bands of fabric. Looms, cards and materials can be provided for your use during the workshop, however if you want to keep the work bring your own wool, (you will need 2 x balls of wool in contrasting colours) cards and loom. Looms and cards will also be available to purchase after the workshop for pre-booked participants.
7 Glass Bead Making ArtsCrafts 1 hour 30 mins Deborah Lane Deborah has been involved in re-enactment for more years than we are prepared to disclose. She is an authority on many HA Costuming topics. Ancient Arts Fellowship approx $3.00 (this will cover use of gas and glass to make one bead) but the cost will be  negligible if Danelaw provide the gas Make a glass bead using techniques that haven’t changed in a thousand years, only the tools have become modern. You will make a bead to keep!
Age restricted to over 16
8 Changing Ideals of Beauty  Historical and Traditional 1 hour Christine Williams This unique topic apporpriately matches Christine's extensive historical knowledge and ability to share it with other re-enactors in a tantalizing way.  Ancient Arts Fellowship NIL We expect this to swell to "standing room only". Be prepard to fight your way to a seat. Over the centuries, people have worn make-up, dyed their hair, plucked or shaved their hair or bulked out their own locks, and changed their apparent figure shape through particular clothing design and underwear to approximate more closely the ideal of beauty prevalent in their time period, location and culture.  However, ideals of beauty have changed over time.
Find out what effect they were trying to achieve and what mechanisms were used to achieve it.
This workshop focuses on the time periods covered by the Conference.
9 Archery Competitions Historical and Traditional Three 60 - 90 minute sessions over the weekend more if can fit in. Badger Ancient Arts Fellowship NIL The Archery events proposed include Combat Archery, Target Shoot, Speed Shoot, Flying Pig, Stave shoot and Novelty shoot for kids. These events proposed to be held at the fort. Practice butts available at Archery Range. All gear will be checked and must comply with safety requirements.
10 Archery Basics Historical and Traditional 1 hr This event has not attracted a co-ordinator. It will be cancelled if no-one nominates themselves to run it. This is a session to go through the basics of archery. Good for those new to archery or wanting to improve their shooting. It can be dleiverd by anyone who has some experience with Archery.
11 Children's and Adult's Slinging Competition Historical and Traditional + Kids 2 hrs This event has not attracted a co-ordinator. It will be cancelled if no-one nominates themselves to run it. This competition will be preceded by a chance to learn the technique and have a practice. It can be delivered by anyone who has done it before.
12 Workshops in Jewellery, buckles, horn and leatherware ArtsCrafts Continuous Chipps Whittread "The Old Silver Fox" is a respected elder of the Movement and has been sharing his knoweldge and wares with the world for many years.
13 Russian Hat making Workshop   ArtsCrafts 1 hr Amanda Pickering Amanda is another long term contributor to the HA Crafts in the re-enactment movement. Ancient Arts Fellowship ? ?
14 Jewellry competition Competitions 1 hr This competition has been included in every Re-enactment Con sicne the beginning. We're confident that some-one will put their hand up
15 Pony Rides Kids Saturday - 4 hours Local riding school (contracted by Danelaw) 4 Legs, 1 head and a saddle Danelaw NIL NIL Back by popular demand. Forget the expense, ponies you have wanted and ponies you shall have! Enjoy!
16 Bardic Competition Competitions 2 hrs This competition has been included in every Re-enactment Con sicne the beginning. We're confident that some-one will put their hand up
17   Period Encampment Competition Competitions 2 hrs Sven This man needs no introduction White Company
18   Brewing Competion Competitions 1 hr This competition has been included in every Re-enactment Con sicne the beginning. We're confident that some-one will put their hand up
19   Viking tug of War Kids 2 hrs This event has not attracted a co-ordinator. It will be cancelled if no-one nominates themselves to run it. Danelaw have the rope and the stump ready to go. Will no-one take this on?
20   Cooking in Beehive ovens Historical and Traditional Continuous The ovens are in place, Bring your ingredients and feel free to make use of the beehive ovens.
21 Sandy's Artefact Collection Historical and Traditional 3hrs Sandy Sempel Australia's largest private collection and a heart to match Frojel Sandy Sempel from Frojel has generously agreed to bring along some of his latest additions to the vast collection of artifacts he has collected over the years. Specifically a number of his newer items consisting of Viking and Anglo Saxon pieces. 
22 Leatherworking and Jewellry ArtsCrafts Continuous Chipps Whittread
23 Riddle Comp Competitions 2 hrs Danelaw will provide a huge selection of carefully researched Period riddles. We need someone to MC. We are confident that someone will put their hand up.
24 Bellydancing      Historical Traditional 45 mins Raine Raine has been performing Belly Dance for over 15 years. Raine, coincidentally, is also the person who organises the large belly dance soiree ever year at Iron Fest . Gypsy Mania are a well renowned group having performed overseas Gypsy Mania Gypsy Mania, as a group, draw their music and costumes from a diverse period of history from Romany Gypsy to a more contemporary style known as Tribal.They are looking forward to performing for us. The magical tapestry of colour, vibrance and energy that they will bring to the event will be sure to delight us all.
25 Knife/Axe Throwing Competitions 1hr Danelaw have the knives, axes and target. We only need someone interested in running the Comp. We're confident someone will put their hand up.
26 Forging Historical and Traditional 9.30 - 5.00 pm Sat, Sun, Mon
Sessions run for 90 minutes each
David Illowski The Big Man in forging. David has been running forging workshops with the AAF for years untold. Ancient Arts Fellowship Will be making tent pegs, tree hooks, brooches, fire pokers
27 Cut and Set Glass workshop ArtsCrafts 1 hr Michael Hoskins Danelaw
28 Wood carving Workshop  ArtsCrafts 1 hr Michael Hoskins Danelaw
29 Period chests lecture Historical Traditional 1 hr Sven This man needs no introduction White Company
30 Knattleikr – Viking Football Historical Traditional 1 hr Sven This man needs no introduction White Company
31 Open Individual Tourney Combat This event has not attracted a co-ordinator. It will be cancelled if no-one nominates themselves to run it.
32 Open Team Tourney Combat This event has not attracted a co-ordinator. It will be cancelled if no-one nominates themselves to run it.
33 Spear Tourney Combat This event has not attracted a co-ordinator. It will be cancelled if no-one nominates themselves to run it.
34 Dagger Tourney Combat This event has not attracted a co-ordinator. It will be cancelled if no-one nominates themselves to run it.
35 Single Weapon Tourney Combat This event has not attracted a co-ordinator. It will be cancelled if no-one nominates themselves to run it.
36 Sword & Shield Tournament Combat This event has not attracted a co-ordinator. It will be cancelled if no-one nominates themselves to run it.