Well I am back! I have had a wonderful time, the best in 4 or 5 years. I will put up a few picks for a few days, while I get resettled home, and can get back to making a little art. I am excited about the stuff I learned there, the biggest 2 are applique and wire weaving. The applique is not the needleturned contemporary style, or even the raw edged type, but the way applique was done 500 - 1000 yrs ago! A little glue (probably hide type) on the edges, and tiny little straight stitches around the perimetre and then 2 rounds of couching. I am working on a sampler, then will make a small bag, and then a nice big pennant for my tent... eehah!
The weather was good, mostly in the low 80s and nights in the 50s. Good sleeping weather. There was rain, only a couple of storms, a little high wind fun, but not much until my packout, then my sunshade flew through the air and broke its back. Drat. Oh well. So these are my campsite, the big white tent is mine, a saxon geteld, the pics of the inside are mine too. Comfy, eh? The Saxons would have made theirs of wool, mine is brushed twill. I made it 3 years ago, and love it. I didn't put anything on it to waterproof it, the fibers swell in the rain and there is no leakage UNLESS something touches it. Like a wrinkle. Over my bed. At 0230 in the blackness. Drat. Oh well, just an irritant, all better. Gosh some of the calligraphy and illumination was amazing. I only took one pic, but it was amazing. The battles were fun too, I will put up those pics on another day, but they were fun. Can't wait til next year. And Twelfth Night is close enough to go to, first time in several years.