Stonemarche Garb Schola
Hosted by Barony of Stonemarche – Gilford, NH
Event date: March 9th, 2024
Greetings to the well-garbed and the wanting-to-be-well-garbed populace of the East Kingdom!
Welcome to the second ever Stonemarche Garb Schola held in the beautiful Lakes Region in the heart of the Barony of Stonemarche! As garb is such an integral part of how we play and represent our chosen time period, our persona and our personality, we thought it certainly deserved its own schola. We had such fun and learned a whole lot last year, so here we are again for round II.
Not everyone feels ready to tackle the Iron Seamstress challenge but everyone, to different extents, wants to look good and be comfortable in their garb, be it for a stroll down the aisles at Birka, a steamy summer day at GNEW or around a chilly Bardic around a fire at Harper’s. And so, we are collecting some of those in the Kingdom for whom sewing is a passion and teaching is a joy to share their knowledge and get us on the track to sartorial resplendence (looking real good in garb)!
If you missed last year, fear not, we will strive to have something for everyone, no matter where you are on your journey from beginner onward. We have tracks for beginner sewists from basic T-tunic construction to how to pick and know your fabrics, for intermediate and expert sewists around more specifics of patterning, construction, sewing, finishing, by machine and or by hand, your period appropriate garb . It looks as if there is a nice accessories track coming together for things like headwear, shoes, undergarments etc. If you have a class you are dying to teach, or classes you are wishing to take, please let us know so that we can work on bringing you on this year and/or next years as we build.
One of the highlights of last years Garb Schola as the “Fashion Show and Tell” over lunch, where teachers and attendees are encouraged to display and explain a bit about their garb. The order is arranged from very early to very late period, and from all over the known world. There will also be a consultation table where some of our teachers will volunteer to sit and answer questions if you have a garb idea with which you are not sure where to start or garb in process where you’ve reached a sticky point and need some coaching.
This is a respectfully wet site. Please plan accordingly.
There will be several soups and bread made and served by the youth of Stonemarche for us, and attendees are asked to bring something day-board-ish to share in a partial pot-luck. There is also a nice sandwich shop right down the road if you would rather purchase a lunch off site. Their website with menu is linked here:
Site Opens: 9AM
Site Closes: 6PM
Gilford Community Church
19 Potter Hill Rd.
Gilford, NH 03249
The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter’s Checklist.
Site Website: https://www.gilfordcommunitychurch.org
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/v6BdgrfUQxFx1SF99
Directions: From West, North or South, take I-93 to exit 20 for Tilton toward NH-11E / NH-132 N / US-3 N
Follow to a slight Right onto US-3 N / Laconia Gilford bypass to the 11A Laconia/Gilford Exit
Turn R onto Belknap Mountain Road, then L onto Potter Hill Rd., the Gilford Community Church is on the right.
Parking is in the onsite parking lot.
Directions from the East: There are several routes to take , all will eventually bring you via NH 16 N / NH 4 to NH 11 N / Mount Mayor Highway to NH 11 A north. From this direction you will take a Left onto Belknap Mountain Road, then L onto Potter Hill Rd., the Gilford Community Church is on the right.
Parking is in the onsite parking lot.
Adults, Non Members: $15 advance registration, $20.00 day of event at the door
Adults, members with membership discount: $10.00 advance registration, $15.00 day of event at the door.
Youth 6-17: admission is free, some classes may be appropriate for youth, others not
Under 6: admission is free but there will not be activities or coverage for children, so please plan accordingly
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Partial potluck is included in admission
All online and mailed registrations must be received by March 5th.
Any mailed reservations received after that time may not be processed.
Requests for refunds can be made until March 8th by writing to the Exchequer at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA NH Inc. – Barony of Stonemarche
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For Mailed-in Registrations:
Please provide the legal names, SCA names, whether adult/youth/child, and member numbers (if applicable) of everyone you are registering.
If you will be paying by check in advance, please include a contact phone number on the check in the event we need to reach you.
35 Merry Hill Rd
Barrington, NH 03825
Other Contact Information: To be added!
We are hoping to have a few garb-making-materials vendors on site this year, so have some funds with you if you would like to purchase their wares.
There will not be activities or coverage for children, so please plan accordingly