NEW TO THE SCA? START HERE – Forward Into the Past – An overview of the SCA to get you on your way.
SCA Groups and Information
The Society for Creative Anachronism – The governing body from which our organization was wrought. The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.
SCA – YAFA – Youth and Family Achievement Program – is a new program launching to help families enjoy the SCA together.
List of alternate titles for use in the SCA – Don’t worry about this in the beginning. It will make more sense eventually. This is a really cool list though.
Online Membership Information – Membership is optional, with a few exceptions, but it does get you discounts to events.
LINKS TO OUTSIDE SITES
The following links are not official links of the Society for Creative Anachronism or the Kingdom of Meridies and are not created, maintained, supported, reviewed or otherwise sanctioned in any manner. All external links are provided as a service to the populace at large and are offered on an “as is” basis.
Easaraigh on Facebook
Private Group Page on Facebook – The majority of activities and discussions are posted here.
Easaraigh Tales – from a member who was here in the 1980s
Shire of Easaraigh – The Shire of Easaraigh Order of Precedence
Good Grief, What do they mean by that – some of the jargon for the SCA
SCA Persona Sheets – To help you find who you could be in the SCA
Packing Lists for events – as well as links to Barony of Iron Mountain’s Chatelaine (new to the SCA) info
In Prayse of the Needle – Historically inspired needlework
Viking Textile Web by Nille Glaesel – She is an accomplished author and textiles expert. Her work allows her to do examinations of artifacts for weave, dyes, etc.
The Kingdom of Atlantia links – Costume and Clothing
Norse Under Tunic – Measurements & Pattern Sizing – pattern generator
Marc Carlson’s home page – various medieval research and clothing
Photos of Skjoldehamn set from Tromsø Museum taken by Dominik Schörkl
Up the Mountain, or how to get to being a 100% accurate Viking Age re-enactor in easy, cheap steps – (added 05.14.2018) This site has so many things on it that it will also be in the general Research section below.
About the Mysteries of a Sewing Machine (do not be afraid)
Just for fun a look at how the attitude towards sewing has changed (added 05.14.2018)
Anatomy of a sewing machine – (added 05.14.2018) Some of this has changed with the computerized machines, but not everything
Gif of the relationship between a bobbin and the sewing needle – (added 05.14.2018) a lot of things make more sense after watching this
YouTube Video of Some Sewing Machine Basics (added 05.14.2018)
Photo Collections – NonFacebook
Smugmug – Photos by Kungaloosh – Wide variety of vivid photographs from Wars and Meridies events.
Travels with Lady Barbara – Photos in Gleann Abhann from 2012 and older. There are a lot of Arts & Sciences photos here.
Digital Scribes at sca.org – Scroll down to bottom of page for links to multiple albums
Photo Collections – Facebook
Facebook Photos of Elashava Bas Riva – This wonderful lady travels to many events and posts hundreds of photos from each event.
Facebook Photos of Ellen DeLacey – A member of the Shire of Easaraigh with 25 years of photos to share.
Facebook Photos of David Fricker – A member of the Kingdom of Meridies with excellent photos.
All of these videos are valid descriptions, but it is interesting to see the changes in armor and costume across the years.
In 2017 we have 20 kingdoms across the world and a new peerage for Rapier Combat was added in 2015 – The Master of Defense.
NBC News – For Glory and Honor! (2015) (5:11) Medieval Reenactors Go To Battle
SCA 50 Year Tapestry Tour with Q&A at the end (2016) (30:16) – The first 50 years of the SCA in they style of the Bayeaux Tapestry.
SCA 50 Year History Hall Virtual Tour (2016) (50:56) – A tour though artifacts of the Society of Creative Anachronism illustrating our memorable moments and our growth to a world wide organization.
History of Meridies Part 1 of 5 (2014) (14:40) – Check out all five videos about the Kingdom of Meridies, created 5th in the history of the Society.
Stefan’s Florilegium – assembled from various sources in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) dating back to 1989. The information in these files comes from the Rialto newsgroup (rec.org.sca), the old fidonet medieval echo conference area, various mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors
Kingdom of Atlantia A&S links – There are *hundreds* of links off of this page for an extremely wide variety of topics.
The Viking Answer Lady – for Viking research.
Larsdatter.com – A search engine for medieval questions. These linkspages will direct you to information on a diverse array of topics relating to the material culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance – not merely things, but occupations, clothing, animals, tools, eating-utensils … even suggestions for books which may help you learn more about such matters.
Kadasresearch – (added 05.14.2018) Assorted research topics of Meistara Kaðlin in Stórráða, a Laurel from the Principality of the Summits, in the Kingdom of An Tir.
Effigies & Brasses – EffigiesAndBrasses.com is a collection of images and links of medieval monumental tombs.
NAME RESEARCH – http://morsulus.org/ – Use the green box.
RECIPES – Gode Cookery – A compilation of medieval recipes from authentic sources adapted for the 21st century kitchen, along with diverse facts on food & feasting in the Middle Ages & Renaissance and other historical culinary items
RECIPES – A Boke of Gode Cookery – A Boke of Gode Cookery is James Matterer’s collection of medieval recipes which he has translated and adapted for the modern cook. James has been preparing medieval food since 1979 and has been working from period sources and creating his own contemporay redactions since 1989. Each recipe here is derived from his own personal experience in the recreation of that dish.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Easy to search, and easy to download high resolution images. Easiest search is ART > COLLECTION. From there you can even search by time period.
The Barony of Byrn Madoc’s Links Page – There are links here for a substantial variety of topics.
Dyes and Dyeing Methods in Late Iron Age Finland – pdf paper
Modar University – general links to garb, cooking, clothing, etc. of the Middle Ages and Rennaisance
Blacksmithing Basics (thank you Mason)
Anglo-Saxon England – History, Culture, Clothing
SCA Scribal – Calligraphy and Illumination
Calontir Trim – Calontir Trim stocks a wide variety of fabric trims, from simple cotton weaves, to elaborate byzantine borders.
LinenGarb.com – 100% Linen hand dyed historical clothing. Men’s and women’s tunics, dresses, pants, shorts.
Crafty Celts – Here at Crafty Celts you will find a fine selection of historically inspired jewelry, handcrafted from bronze, copper,and sterling silver.
Raymond’s Quiet Press – – Offers hand crafted reproductions inspired by period-era historic pieces. With offerings in over 12 different cultures and locations spanning the Romans to the Middle Ages, we work hard to make sure you have the jewelry piece, buckle, or helm piece you desire to complete your historical outfit.
Drachenstein Treasures – Purveyors of fine jewelry, decorative metalwork, and those hard to find items that will make your garb or costume complete.
Ironmonger Armory – IronMonger Armory is a small armory with a big history of building quality armor. Eric has been a blacksmith/armorer for more than 25 years with a wide range of metalwork experience.
Midwest Tent – A good supplier for your first period tent.
Munitions Grade Arms LLC – The finest rattan for SCA combat.
Northstar Archery – A premier supplier for traditional and SCA combat archery supplies.
Tandy Leather – Since 1919, Tandy Leather has been the resource for generations of leathercrafters, providing quality leather, tools, kits and teaching resources.
Valkyrie Forge – Valkyrie Forge is proud to offer the re-enactment combatant an impressive array of armor, weapon and shield accessories that possess a mystical combination of iron-like strength and a lightness to rival the wind over the mountain tops.
Viking Leathercrafts – The finest in custom crafted medieval and renaissance reproductions.
Windrose Armory – A well known producer of armor for SCA heavy combat.
Darkwood Armory – A source for historical fencing equipment.