Calon Scrolls

The Kingdom Arts & Sciences Newsletter

Calon Scrolls - March

Newest issue out March 30, 2015.

Greetings Calontir,

Just like the lovely crocuses of Spring, The Calon Scrolls is back after a year of dormancy. That dormancy had transpired since I had not received any submissions in many months. Fortunately, after an appeal on our kingdom Facebook page, I received many submissions. In fact, I already have enough articles to use for the Summer issue.
The cover for this issue features an illumination by Duchess Aislinn Morcroft, accompanied by an article about its creation. We also learn about the importance of bread during the middle ages in an article by Lady Dulcibella de Chateaurien. Plus, this issue features what I hope will be the first of a series of guild spotlights. This first one is about the Fiber and Needle Guild. Any members of other guilds are encouraged to submit letters or articles such as the one so graciously written by HL Giraude Benet.
Even though I have enough articles to use for the Summer issue, I'd love to have more. I would also like to encourage more artwork and photograph submissions. See the submission guidelines at the end of this issue for more information.

In service,
HL Melisent McAffee

2015

Calon Scrolls : March 2015

Miscellaneous Arts

  • 14th Century Scrolls
  • Guild Spotlight
  • The Myriad Roles of the Lowly Loaf

2014

Calon Scrolls : February 2014

Miscellaneous Arts

  • Court Reports from Their Majesties Damien & Issabell
  • The First Ever SCA Crowns
  • The King and Queen of Cups
  • The Theory of the Four P’s
  • Valentine’s Day During SCA Period

2013

Calon Scrolls : October 2013

Miscellaneous Arts

  • Court Reports from Their Majesties Donngal and Catalina
  • A tribute to Master Pavel Iosefovich
  • Unequal Hours

Calon Scrolls : April 2013

Miscellaneous Arts

  • Court Reports from Their Majesties Hirsch II and Magdalena
  • Court Reports from Their Majesties Donngal and Catalina
  • Stained Glass Creation Process
  • Natural Disasters of the Middle Ages
  • A Sample Demo Combat Spiel from Three Rivers

2012

Calon Scrolls : December 2012

Christmas

  • Court Reports from Their Majesties Lucian and Conna
  • Court Reports from Their Majesties Hirsch II and Magdalena
  • Did You Know?
  • Christmas Traditions in Medieval Times
  • Website Worth A Look: Stefan’s Florilegium — Wassail
  • 2012 William Blackfox Awards Announced: The Calon Scrolls named Best Special Interest Newsletter
  • Nadollig llawen rhag Cymru! — Welsh Medieval Christmas

Calon Scrolls : August 2012

Miscellaneous Arts

  • Court Reports from Their Majesties Lucian and Conna
  • Gifts to Their Royal Majesties
  • Did You Know?
  • Bringing Your Medieval Puppy to an Event

Calon Scrolls : May 2012

Camping

  • Court Reports from Their Majesties Ostwald II and Kaye
  • A Short History of Petanque
  • How to Make a Cooler Cozy
  • Making a Period-Appearing Encampment
  • Did You Know?

Calon Scrolls : March 2012

Easter

  • Court Reports from Their Majesties Ostwald II and Kaye
  • Pysanky
  • Celebrating the Easter Season
  • Singing at War
  • Did You Know?

2011

Calon Scrolls : November 2011

Medieval Combat

  • Troy’s Trebuchet
  • German Longsword Techniques Project II: Half-Swording
  • Rondel Dagger
  • More Bang for Your Buck Serpentine or Corned: Medieval Gunpowder Technology

Calon Scrolls : May 2011

Miscellaneous Arts

  • Lace in the 16th Century
  • Roman Glass Rings
  • Wood-Fired Clay Bread Oven
  • Quilted Heraldic Display

2010

Calon Scrolls : April 2010

Miscellaneous Arts

  • Marking Time: An Overview on the History and Contents of the Book of Hours
  • Queen’s Prize Tourney 2010: Photo Feature
  • Look it up! Good Sources
  • Top Five Ways You Know You’re An Artisan
  • Would you Believe?
  • An Example of 13th c. SCArborough Ware from Aberdeen
  • Nikki Bungaku, the Diary Literature of Japan
  • Mirk âs (Merguez Sausage) Lamb Sausage from The Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook
  • My 13th Century Medieval Academic Garb as a Juris Magister Civilis (Professor of Civil Law)
  • Caps, Coats, and Codpieces: Garments, Gender and Power in the Tudor Court

Calon Scrolls : January 2010

Agriculture

  • Aqueducts, Fountains, and Watering Vessels
  • A Medieval Herbal: Mint
  • Look it up! Good Sources
  • Top Five Ways You Know You’re An Artisan
  • Would you Believe?
  • Laurel, Bay and Gale: Recognizing Plants used in Medieval Texts
  • The Different Types of Medieval Horses
  • The Origin of the Angora, or ‘Turkey’ Rabbit: It Isn’t What You Might Think
  • Well Met Good Gentles All! Now What? How to KEEP a Newcomer

2008

Calon Scrolls : October 2008

Youth

  • You Know You’ve Grown up in the SCA
  • Would you Believe?
  • The Quest for True Knowledge
  • Manuscript Page of St. George and the Dragon
  • Toy Crossbow
  • Camping (illustration)
  • Celtic Embroidery
  • Food Court (illustration)
  • Toolbox
  • Making a Rope Bed
  • Interviews ith Aislinn and Ceilidh About Building Period Instruments
  • My Queen’s Prize Memories
  • Treasure Chest
  • Things I’ve Learned About having Children and Teens in the SCA

Calon Scrolls : July 2008

Miscellaneous Arts

  • Queen’s Prize Champions
  • The Two Faces of Medieval Dance
  • Elizabethan Marmalades of the 16th Century
  • How To Keep A Newbie
  • Latin Phrase Book for Medieval Lawyers
  • Musings on Blackwork Embroidery
  • QPT 2008 Blank Scroll Competition
  • Sample Russian A&S Award Scroll
  • Nikki Bungaku, the Diary Literature of Japan
  • Bullet-Proofing Your Documentation

Calon Scrolls : January 2008

Home

  • Beauty Aids from Renaissance Italy
  • Arts at Estrella War
  • Practice, Practice, Practice
  • On Chronicles
  • Question from a New Artisan
  • Bed, Bath, and Beyond in 16th Century England
  • Thoughts on Housewifery by a Good Housewife
  • Arts in Calontir: Clothier’s Seminar
  • Infant and Toddler Garb
  • What Did you Do if You Were an Anglo Saxon?
  • Look it up! Good Sources
  • You Know You’re an Artisan When…
  • Would you Believe?

2007

Calon Scrolls : October 2007

Clothing

  • 11th Century Finnish Dress
  • The Tailor’s Practicum
  • The Most Interesting Hefneryn Dress
  • These Times We Live In pg
  • Answers to the Last Quarter’s Question
  • Calontir’s Big Project: The Coronation Copes
  • A Pair of 16th Century Punto in Aria Lace Cuffs
  • Viking Women’s Garb in Art and Archaeology
  • Book Report: Before the Mast
  • 1545 Italian Courtesan Clothing
  • Head Cloths and Aprons
  • Color and Dyes in Medieval Russian Clothing
  • Queen’s Prize 2008
  • Middle Eastern Garb Do’s and Don’ts
  • Look it up! Good Sources
  • You Know You’re an Artisan When…

Calon Scrolls : July 2007

Cooking

  • Cooking with Flowers
  • The Pennsic Exhibition
  • Arts and Sciences at Diamond Wars
  • Meet our new Arts and Sciences Champion
  • Not Your Grandma’s Hot Chocolate
  • Beyond ‘Be It Known’: Scroll Texts
  • Question of the Quarter
  • Answers to Last Quarter’s Question
  • Period Tableware
  • Some Receyptes by Duke Cariadoc
  • “A Tudor Feast at Christmas’ BBC documentary recap
  • Medieval Cooking for Modern Cooks
  • Brown Ale at Queen’s Prize
  • A Different Kind of Source?
  • Feasts
  • On Wafers
  • Table Manners in the Middle Ages
  • The Malt House and the Making of Malt
  • Look it up! Good Sources
  • You Know You’re an Artisan When…
  • Would you Believe?

Calon Scrolls : April 2007

Miscellaneous Arts

  • Calontir Cartography: a Falcon Map
  • Arts and Sciences at Lilies War
  • Troches and Pills
  • Question of the Quarter
  • Answers to Last Quarter’s Question
  • Two Elizabethan Hairstyles
  • Love’s Blissful Keep, a poem in the Troubador
  • Ceramic Wares from a 15th century Alchemist
  • Antler Dice
  • Citing Your Sources
  • A Gift Fit for a King: Glass Etching
  • Favorite Dye Recipes
  • Look it up! Good Sources
  • You Know You’re an Artisan When…
  • Would you Believe?

Calon Scrolls : January 2007

Fiber/Needle

  • The Bayeux Tapestry
  • Arts at Estrella and Gulf Wars
  • Book Review: In Sheep’s Clothing
  • Cotton is Period
  • Question of the Quarter
  • Answers to Last Quarter’s Question
  • Fingerloop Braiding
  • Egyptian Diagonals: Kaleidoscope of Patterns
  • Arts in Calontir: Queen’s Prize
  • Assisi Embroidery
  • Documentation Tips
  • Featured Artwork: Blackwork
  • The Split Stitch
  • Period Dyeing with Natural Available Dyes
  • Look it up! Good Sources
  • You Know You’re an Artisan When…
  • Would you Believe?

2006

Calon Scrolls : October 2006

Scribal Arts

  • History of the Book of Kells
  • Diamond Wars Atelier
  • Painting Italian Flowers
  • How to submit to the Calon Scrolls
  • Question of the Month
  • Intro to Period Paper
  • Facts on the Rohan Master
  • Arts in Calontir: Queen’s Prize
  • Featured Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Recreation of a Greek Icon
  • Research Tips
  • 15th Century Heart Shaped Italian Scroll
  • Look it up! Good Sources
  • You Know You’re an Artisan When…
  • Would you Believe?
  • I’ve Just Grabbed a Goose; Now What? Period Quills
  • Artisan Row and Guild Information
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About RUSH
  • Using Wash Techniques in Illumination