#SCAatHome Highlights

#SCAatHome Highlights

March 24, 2020 | 

Kelly Magill

#SCAatHome Highlights

Hello, all #SCAatHome!

So what’s everyone been up to? We thought we would highlight some things that happened or are happening from around the known world.  Have a look!

From the Kingdom of Caid…

Now’s a Great Time to Get those Photos Submitted!

1st Annual “Road to Potrero” Photo Contest

Starting 3/5/2020 – 5/1/2020 at 5pm PST.

Photographers may enter into one of two categories:

1. The Splendor of Caid: Landscapes and Nature Photos where a person or group of people is not the primary focus of the image.

2. Do You Have a Flag: Heraldic Display where a person or group of people is not the primary focus of the image.

To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant since 3/1/2020 and implies that the contestant is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph.

Digitally altered photos will be accepted.

How to Enter

Please submit photographs to socialme[email protected] with a completed Photograph Grant of use Form


no later than 5/1/2020 by 5pm PST.

Fabulous Prizes To Be Awarded –



Road to Potrero Photo Contest

From the Kingdom of Ealdormere….

“The Bonds Shall be Broken” (2005) was my attempt to tell the history of Ealdormere by Richard Schweitzer.

From the Kingdom of Drachenwald…

Drachenwald Try-athlon Challenge

How It Works

Each week a small project or skill will be nominated here to TRY, following freely available online instructions, tutorials, recipes, etc.

To take part, share something about your attempt on either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #DrachenwaldTry, plus the number for the week. If you’d rather not share it publicly in your own feed, there will also be a weekly post in the DW A&S group on Facebook where you can share in the comments. Share pictures, comments on what went right or wrong, etc.

After the deadline, everyone who posted using the hashtag or in the weekly post will be entered into a draw to become the next nominator. A selection of highlights from the hashtag posts will be shared here on the website.

Nominators may propose instructions that they have written themselves or have found helpful. If linking to video instructions, ideally suggest an alternative text version for those who have either technical problems or learning style aversion to video. Choose something accessible enough for beginners and consider what supplies people are likely to have at home if self-isolating. Interpret ‘Arts & Sciences’ widely for this challenge, we hope to see a variety of things to try! The Challenge will go on for 8 weeks. Drop-in and out as you wish, but there will be a Roll of Honour and internet badges for those who try all 8.

Friends and strangers from beyond Drachenwald and outside the SCA are welcome to join in.

#DrachenwaldTry1 – Twist cord

Useful for making trim for your garb, academy braids for fencers, cord for attaching seals to scrolls, etc

You can use scrap yarn, embroidery threads or even string to try this out.
Follow this video tutorial:

Or these written instructions: http://flutterbypatch.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-make-twisted-cord.html

Hard mode: If you’ve done this before or really enjoy it, Signet would appreciate twist cords made in kingdom colors, of 20in length or more, for use with seals!

Have a look at week 2 of the Drachenwald Try-athlon Challenge here:


From the Kingdom of Lochac….

Count Rowland Bridgeford of Lochac has released the first in a weekly series of videos on pell work, designed specifically with trainee fighters in mind. #SCAatHome #MySCA

From the Kingdom of Meridies….

What are you doing with your time while physical distancing? Show us your #SCAathome projects!

#SCAatHome projects. 
Thank you to Crystal McCombs, Anthony Lang, Nicholas Milano, and Tori Parris Smith.

From the Kingdom of the Middle…

Finding yourself at loose ends this weekend with no events to attend? We still have plenty of room for people to join in on the 7 week Arts challenge! Rules are simple – complete 7 different and distinct projects by April 30. Projects can be simple items – things that can be completed in a day or a weekend. The key is diversifying and having fun exploring a variety of crafts!

And there are prizes – thus far a hood of wool and silk, a leather belt pouch, a necklace, and a set of handmade beads! Then, when you’ve completed your projects and winners have been selected, entrants will each gift one project to a fellow entrant/artisan, and the remaining beautiful items will be donated to future silent auctions for the benefit of SCA members who have been impacted by the current crisis.

It’s not too late – if you work fast!

From the Kingdom of Northshield…


For everyone …..

Especially for #WorldStorytellingDay, we have a new video from Mistress Marian of Heatherdale, O.L. Mistress Marian is sharing this special performance as part of #SCAatHome #mysca

Have you checked out the SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display on Facebook? Take a look!

SCA Virtual Classroom

Well, that’s it for this week! What are you doing to pass the time? Check-in with all your #SCAatHome friends and family!

Have a great week everyone!

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