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Arabian Nights A&S 2017

What is an event without all the wonderful things we  learn and make and do?  Arenal invites Artisans and students of all types to join us!

We have 6 classes confirmed!  Can't wait to see you there!

A simple introduction to  Repousse and Chasing  by Lady Corina de Molinas 
Class Limit:  8
Please Bring:  $5 to cover supplies and tools.  This is a make & take class
Repousse is  a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. There are few techniques that offer such diversity of expression while still being relatively economical. Chasing is the opposite technique to repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. It is also known as embossing. 
Working with stylus hand tools and 36 gauge copper , I have designs pre-made for populace badges for easy introduction to working with the metal. 
Tools will be on hand leather to work on and handouts of the process. 

The Humanist Hand by Her Excellency Caterina Coeur Noir
Class Limit:  10
Please Bring:  Your own calligraphy pens, if you have any
The Humanist hand was developed in early 15th century Italy and is considered by some to be amongst the most beautiful writing in history.    

Beginning Bardic by Arcan
Class Limit:  10
Please bring: $2 for handouts
More information Coming Soon

Dance by Her Excellency Mistress Isolde de Grau aus dem Lebenhertz
Class limit: this scribe is not altogether certain that Her Excellency HAS limits
Please bring: yourself and your friends.

Chain Maille: Helms Weave by Laurentino
Class Limit:  6
Please bring: $5 for supplies, jeweler's pliers, if you have them.
Weaving aluminium jump rings to form a Helm Weave chain bracelet.

Leather Journal Books by Master Antonio de Navarra
Class Cancelled

Mead by Seamus the Brewer--cancelled

Basic Hand Sewing Make and Take by Lady Taddea Bice di Merlino
Class Limit:  8
Please bring: thimble if you have it, reading glasses if you need them.
Creating a belt pouch using the running stitch, blanket stitch, back stitch, and chain stitch
Age limit: 12 and up, please

 Arenal invites the populace to choose an A&S Champion from all submitted entries.   

While pre-registration for entry is not required, please email arts@shireofarenal.org if your entry has special display requirements.

Judging opens at 11:00 am and closes at 3:00 pm.

Please retrieve your entries no later than 4:00 pm.


Times are subject to change to suit the needs of the instructor and the populace.  If you'd like, you can sign up to receive text messages with changes to classes and schedules.  Just click here and sign up.  Your information is kept private. 



Classroom 1

Classroom 2





Intro to Repousse and chasing

Handsewing basics








Humanist Hand

Mead Making--cancelled





Helm Weave

Barding 101




Mistress Isolde's class will be taught in the afternoon.  We will announce a time as soon as may be.


There will also be a Fiber Solar, hosted by Dame Anne Greenewode  and a display  by the Book Binders and Printers Guild to enjoy!