Come to the Østgarðr Demo at the Kings County Fiber Festival

The Crown Province of Østgarðr comes together at the Kings County Fiber Festival! 

The Kings County Fiber Festival serves to encourage the revival of traditional fiber arts. The Festival embraces both fiber and handmade artists and resource providers that make their work possible. Hosted on the grounds of the Old Stone House of Brooklyn – originally built in 1699 as the Vechte family farm – the Kings County Fiber Festival includes crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners, and weavers, as well as artists creating design works that incorporate fiber as an integral material. 

The Society of Creative Anachronism joins this year to display elements of fiber history and recreating fiber arts from times long gone. Join us and share your love for history and fiber with members and the public alike!

If you are interested in participating, displaying, teaching a class, or camaraderie, please reach out to Catelin Straquhin for more information: 245476@members.eastkingdom.org. There is also an online Planning Meeting for the demo at 7 p.m. on 9/27/2023.

The festival is free to attend, and will be going on through the day from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kings County Fiber Festival

October 7th, 2023

Old Stone House

336 3rd St

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Upcoming in Østgarðr: September 25th to October 8th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Mon.
9/25
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Northpass Business Meeting
Canton of Northpass
(online)
Details
Tue.
9/26
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
9/27
7:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.
Planning Meeting: Kings County Fiber Fest
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
10/3
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sat.
10/7
9:00 a.m. –
6:00 p.m.
Demonstration at The King’s County Fiber Festival
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

Upcoming in Østgarðr: September 11th to September 24th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Tue.
9/12
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
9/13
7:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Post-Pennsic Virtual Social with your Vicereines
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
9/19
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
9/20
7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Thu.
9/21
7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.
Class: You Can’t Have an Event Without an Event Steward!
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

Upcoming in Østgarðr: September 4th to September 17th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Tue.
9/5
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
9/12
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
9/13
7:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Post-Pennsic Virtual Social with your Vicereines
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

Upcoming in Østgarðr: August 28th to September 10th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Tue.
8/29
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Tue.
8/29
7:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Northpass Business Meeting
Canton of Northpass
(online)
Details
Sat.
9/2
10:00 a.m. –
6:00 p.m.
Event: Barleycorn – Østgarðr Provincial Championships
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Kent/Carmel, NY)
Details

and next week…

Tue.
9/5
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

Join us for “You Can’t Have an Event Without an Event Steward!”

Join us online on Thursday, September 21st to hear what three experienced event stewards have to say about running an event smoothly.  In this session, you will learn about the planning, preparation, and organization that it takes to run a local and/or Kingdom event, soup-to-nuts.  

Instructors will be Lada Monguligin, Ragnarr Blaskegg, and Arnora Ketilsdottir.

Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/awv-dbyw-cxu 

Østgarðr Provincial Court Report – Pennsic

At the 50th Pennsic War, Their Excellences did hold their Provincial Court. After a lively march accompanied by music courtesy of Østgarðr’s bardic champion the Foxy Bard, Their Excellencies first gave thanks to all who make their Pennsic camp possible: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin as Pennsic camp coordinator and Brandr Aronsson for his role as Pennsic land agent. Gratitude was given to many others that helped make the Pennsic camp run; Alaxandiar Morda mac Matha, Evelyn de Trees, Caroline of Østgarðr, and Catelin Straquhin were explicitly called before Their Excellencies due to the work they put in.

The newcomers to whom this was their first Pennsic or even first event (those brave souls they may) were invited up and provided with tokens of gratitude for their presence. Sea Stars were also awarded to many of the populace as it is always the work done by many hands that lead to Østgarðr’s success.

The passing of accolades and tokens of gratitude were not limited to Their Excellencies, as two members of the populace were granted the ability to conduct their business in court. Ragnarr bliskegg shared the spoils of war from the hoard of the dragons they slayed to all fighters, both heavy and light, and all those who supported them. Padraig O’Bradaig, called Samson, regarded everyone with the tale of Albrecht Anker’s woes as the errant weatherman of Østgarðr camp, and gifted him a weather rock to improve his prediction skills. However, Their Excellencies had other reasons to allow this business, and after a mention of past misdeeds, presented both Samson and Albrecht with bunny ears to wear to Barleycorn. Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin was then called up to answer for his misdeed in attempting to sell Lion’s End to An Dubhaigeainn, of which he was given the task to find and present to Their Excellencies the perfect lemon.

Turning to more gracious business, Brandr Aronsson and Hrefna Aronsson were invited into court to be acknowledged for their contributions in providing the dayboard for last year’s Barleycorn and this year’s Crown Tournament hosted by Ostgardr. Hrefna was then made a companion of the Order of the Seahorse for her continuous service of which the previously stated was only an example.

Their Excellencies also found it fitting to add to two more Orders. The Order of the Silver Lantern gained a member in Lada Monguligin for her constant and beautiful work in the scribal arts, and The Order of the Sea Dog was awarded to Arnora Kettisdottir for her continuous service to the Canton of Brokenbridge.

Thus concludes the court business, held at the 50th Pennsic War on August 10th, A.S. 58.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: August 14th to August 27th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Mon.
8/14
7:30 pm –
9:30 pm
Lions End Virtual Commons & Social
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details
Tue.
8/15
6:00 pm –
10:00 pm
Østgarðr Fighting Practice (no fencing this week)
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed.
8/16
7:00 pm –
9:00 pm
Østgarðr Provincial Commons Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details
Thu.
8/17
7:00 pm –
8:00 pm
Canceled: Østgarðr Arts and Crafts Night
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

and next week…

Mon.
8/21
8:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Brokenbridge Commons
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online)
Details
Tue.
8/22
6:00 p.m. –
10:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Fighting & Fencing Practice
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details