04 May 2008

Society of Creative Anachronism

Members of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) demonstrated fiber arts from 400 years ago, dressed in attire of the time. Most of these crafts (nalbinging, fingerloop braiding, bobbin lace, sprang and tablet weaving, to name a few) are quite labor intensive, so there is no such thing as instant gratification involved, but the results are almost always beautiful and useful. The people from SCA were very friendly, eager to explain the history behind their arts and, in some cases, allowed us (the public) to try our hand at them.

No comments: