|My lord, Morcant, and son by our tent.|
We camped both nights and it was fantastic fun. The Shire of Deodar knows how to put on a great event. I went to some interesting classes, sang some songs, taught a small class on the ECD dances , socialized and went to a magnificent feast. There were some very kind gentles there who helped out the "new kids" and I am very grateful for the welcome.
I observed one of the weaving classes and again, I thinking that an inkle loom might be in my future. Lady Verena wove me a beautiful belt and I am so grateful because having a proper belt was one of the things holding me back from making myself a couple of simple tunics. My late period garb is perfectly nice for dancing, but I am looking forward to making some lighter and more comfortable early period outfits.
Another thing we have to work on is making some benches and chairs. It isn't because I am insanely hung up on details, (although my family might offer you a different outlook) but camp chairs do not work with my big garb. The only chair that we had that didn't have arms broke while I was sitting on it. I was helping Trapolin put some Queen of Hungary's liniment on some itchy bug bites when it happen and I was pretty impressed that I managed not to dump it all over my linen overdress. Thankfully, I had the cooler to sit on for the rest of the weekend.