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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
  
I actually attended my first SCA event in 1989 after having met some folks at a demo.  All that said, we were just two teens in green tabards soaking it all in.  Since then realistically I have been in and out dropping by the odd event here and there until the past couple of years as my Wife, [[Ástriðr Sægeirrsdottir]] and I have become more and more involved.
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I actually attended my first SCA event in 1989 after having met some folks at a demo.  All that said, we were just two teens in green tabards soaking it all in.  Since then realistically I have been in and out dropping by the odd event here and there until the past couple of years as my Wife, [[Ástríðr Sægeirsdottir]] and I have become more and more involved.
  
I find myself enjoying [[Target Archery|Archery]], [[Thrown Weapons]] and learning all the things. I do believe I am a true dabbler (I am tempted to create a 'Things I've Tried' list but I don't know if there is enough room.)
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I find myself enjoying [[Target Archery|Archery]], [[Thrown Weapons]] and learning all the things. I do believe I am a true dabbler (I am tempted to create a 'Things I've Tried' list but I don't know if there is enough room.) In June - AS LII, I signed up to be an Archery Marshall in Training to help run a new local archery practice.
  
 
== Persona ==
 
== Persona ==
 
[[Category:11th Century Personas]]
 
[[Category:11th Century Personas]]
 
[[Category:English Personas]]
 
[[Category:English Personas]]
Alric the Younger is from Anglo-Saxon England in and around the 11th century.
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Alric the Younger is from 11th century England. While I have not nailed down much more than that, I do know that I would like to explore the history of 'travelers' during that time period.  How safe was it to explore the different lands and areas?  Could the common person do just that?  I think that this would go a long way to developing a persona that truly likes to dabble in one area or another, as opposed to settling down into a single profession. As I research the Anglo Saxon world a bit more, I may choose a slightly earlier time but we will see.
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I am finding that I am enjoying both woodworking and toolmaking, and my current 'big' project is to research and construct a pole lathe appropriate to the time. It is possible that turners also traveled from town to town as evidenced by wooden bowls that were 'repaired' after a crack, rather than replaced. I am thinking that this means the turner wasn't always around to make a new one... but please for the moment, don't quote me on that.
  
 
== Projects & Publications ==
 
== Projects & Publications ==
(I guess I should start a blog eh?)
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I now have a Blog! - [https://alrictheyounger.wordpress.com/ AlricTheYounger.wordpress.com]
  
 
====Past Projects====
 
====Past Projects====
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I am looking for a better way to organize this but in the meantime in no particular order...
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[[File:AtY-Frame Saw.jpeg|200px|thumb|right|Frame Saw]]
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[[File:AtY-Nålebinding.jpeg|200px|thumb|right|The Start of a new hat]]
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[[File:AtY-Hood.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Skjoldehamn Hood]]
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[[File:AtY-6 Panel Hat inProgress 01.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Six-Panel Hat in Progress]]
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[[File:AtY First Teneriffe lace.jpg|200px|thumb|right|My First piece of Teneriffe Lace]]
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* Arrows
 
* Arrows
 
::I will remember finishing the tips of these in the hotel room the night before a Great Northeastern War and not getting a chance to use them the following day.  
 
::I will remember finishing the tips of these in the hotel room the night before a Great Northeastern War and not getting a chance to use them the following day.  
 
* A couple of Javelins
 
* A couple of Javelins
 
::These really turned out to be Irish throwing darts (is what I think someone called them, but they have spurred me to make some others.
 
::These really turned out to be Irish throwing darts (is what I think someone called them, but they have spurred me to make some others.
* A Haithabu Bag
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* A Haithabu Bag AS-L
 
::What was great about this project is that it was the first time I wrote some documentation for an item. [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sQPsdWWtN8SCufZmsTkwUjL3J9f1lqarl9blimYM1Ug/edit?usp=sharing Documentation]
 
::What was great about this project is that it was the first time I wrote some documentation for an item. [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sQPsdWWtN8SCufZmsTkwUjL3J9f1lqarl9blimYM1Ug/edit?usp=sharing Documentation]
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* A six-panel hat - AS-LI
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::Constructed using the leftover material from the Haithabu Bag, this too is all hand stitched.  The wool outer shell and the linen lining are assembled. I have added an embroidered band around the brim and stitched it down in place.
 +
*Skjoldehamn Inspired Hood - June AS-LII
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::As it figures, now that I've built this hood I found another document that makes me want to start it all over again. This hood started out in white linen which I dyed using modern dyes. I then used a natural linen thread to blanket stitch the edges. The seams are sewn with a silk thread.
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* A new linen tunic
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::For the longest time, this has been sitting around half-constructed as I really didn't like the 'teal' color of the material.  I finally have found RIT Dye remover[https://www.ritstudio.com/techniques/the-basics/rit-color-remover/] and it has removed much of the green leaving it a very pleasant blue. While not completely finished, I will someday add some embroidered trim.
 +
*Nålebinding
 +
::I have struggled with this craft for years and reached an Ah Ha Moment at the Market Day at Birka, 2018 during a very informal class. Thicker Yarn (as also suggested by another,) and the Finnish 2+2 Stitch made all the difference in the world.  A second class about a month later was also just as helpful as I had a few more specific questions and this teacher was able to add a few other tricks to the table.  I now have a Travelers hat!
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*Pants, Pants, and More Pants - Based on the Thorsbjerg Trousers
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::Due to Baronial Decree - I have finished a pair of heavy wool trousers and two pairs of Linnen. The Wool pair is all hand sewn while the other two relied on the machine.
 +
*Frame Saw
 +
::Finally complete, this frame saw has my first real attempt at carving.
  
 
====Current Projects====
 
====Current Projects====
[[File:AtY-6 Panel Hat inProgress 01.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Six-Panel Hat in Progress]]
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*Pole Lathe
* A six-panel hat
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::Make some tools - make a lathe - make a bowl - break a bowl - repair the bowl.
::Constructed using the leftover material from the Haithabu Bag, this too is all hand stitched.  The wool outer shell and the linen lining are assembled. I am working on an embroidered band for it currently and when finished it should be a quick matter of stitching it down, and assembling the liner into place.
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*Winingas
* A new linen tunic
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::Thanks to [[Albreda Aylese]] for lending me a 4 shaft Jack loom, I'll be able to start these after completing a couple of learning projects.
::For the longest time, this has been sitting around half constructed as I really didn't like the 'teal' color of the material. I finally have found RIT Dye remover[https://www.ritstudio.com/techniques/the-basics/rit-color-remover/] and it has removed much of the green leaving it a very pleasant blue.  The next step is to work on the neck facing and then trim for the wrists and base.
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*In May of 2020 I'll be headed out on an overnight, Forester related reconnaissance/patrol class. in doing so I'll need to prep and make some more gear, learn a few cooking skills, and practice some fire-starting.
  
 
====Future Projects (in no particular order)====
 
====Future Projects (in no particular order)====
*Pants
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*Sprang
*Winingas
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::I bought a great book at Birka 2018 that I hope will inspire me to try this again sooner than later.
::I really want to weave my own but am having difficulties trying to figure out the best method that will work for me.
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== Guilds and Affiliations ==
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*Member of [[Arachne's Web Lace Guild]]
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*Novice in the [[East Kingdom Foresters Guild]], The Forest of Stonemarche
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*Member of the Royal East Kingdom Moneyers Guild
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*Member of the East Kingdom Blacksmiths Guild
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*Member of the Fiber Artists of the East Kingdom
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*Stonemarche Apothecary Guild
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*Stonemarche Dabblers Guild
  
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== In Case of Court ==
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A surprise is fantastic - please contact his wife, [[Ástriðr Sægeirrsdottir]] and his Laurel [[Steffan of Silverforge]]
  
== Guilds and Affiliations ==
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== Known Food Allergies ==
[[File:AtY First Teneriffe lace.jpg|200px|thumb|right|My First piece of Teneriffe Lace]]
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None
I am member of [[Arachne's Web Lace Guild]]
 

Latest revision as of 15:57, 21 October 2019

Photo
AtY-Alric and Astridr at Higgins.jpg
Alric the Younger and Ástríðr Sægeirsdottir
Information
Resides: The Barony of Stonemarche
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
Device needed.jpg
Submitted to College of Heralds for approval: Vert, a boar's head erased close and on a chief enarched argent four broadheads vert.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Award of Arms Furison

Introduction

I actually attended my first SCA event in 1989 after having met some folks at a demo. All that said, we were just two teens in green tabards soaking it all in. Since then realistically I have been in and out dropping by the odd event here and there until the past couple of years as my Wife, Ástríðr Sægeirsdottir and I have become more and more involved.

I find myself enjoying Archery, Thrown Weapons and learning all the things. I do believe I am a true dabbler (I am tempted to create a 'Things I've Tried' list but I don't know if there is enough room.) In June - AS LII, I signed up to be an Archery Marshall in Training to help run a new local archery practice.

Persona

Alric the Younger is from 11th century England. While I have not nailed down much more than that, I do know that I would like to explore the history of 'travelers' during that time period.  How safe was it to explore the different lands and areas?  Could the common person do just that?  I think that this would go a long way to developing a persona that truly likes to dabble in one area or another, as opposed to settling down into a single profession. As I research the Anglo Saxon world a bit more, I may choose a slightly earlier time but we will see.

I am finding that I am enjoying both woodworking and toolmaking, and my current 'big' project is to research and construct a pole lathe appropriate to the time. It is possible that turners also traveled from town to town as evidenced by wooden bowls that were 'repaired' after a crack, rather than replaced. I am thinking that this means the turner wasn't always around to make a new one... but please for the moment, don't quote me on that.

Projects & Publications

I now have a Blog! - AlricTheYounger.wordpress.com

Past Projects

I am looking for a better way to organize this but in the meantime in no particular order...

Frame Saw
The Start of a new hat
Skjoldehamn Hood
Six-Panel Hat in Progress
  • Arrows
I will remember finishing the tips of these in the hotel room the night before a Great Northeastern War and not getting a chance to use them the following day.
  • A couple of Javelins
These really turned out to be Irish throwing darts (is what I think someone called them, but they have spurred me to make some others.
  • A Haithabu Bag AS-L
What was great about this project is that it was the first time I wrote some documentation for an item. Documentation
  • A six-panel hat - AS-LI
Constructed using the leftover material from the Haithabu Bag, this too is all hand stitched. The wool outer shell and the linen lining are assembled. I have added an embroidered band around the brim and stitched it down in place.
  • Skjoldehamn Inspired Hood - June AS-LII
As it figures, now that I've built this hood I found another document that makes me want to start it all over again. This hood started out in white linen which I dyed using modern dyes. I then used a natural linen thread to blanket stitch the edges. The seams are sewn with a silk thread.
  • A new linen tunic
For the longest time, this has been sitting around half-constructed as I really didn't like the 'teal' color of the material. I finally have found RIT Dye remover[1] and it has removed much of the green leaving it a very pleasant blue. While not completely finished, I will someday add some embroidered trim.
  • Nålebinding
I have struggled with this craft for years and reached an Ah Ha Moment at the Market Day at Birka, 2018 during a very informal class. Thicker Yarn (as also suggested by another,) and the Finnish 2+2 Stitch made all the difference in the world. A second class about a month later was also just as helpful as I had a few more specific questions and this teacher was able to add a few other tricks to the table. I now have a Travelers hat!
  • Pants, Pants, and More Pants - Based on the Thorsbjerg Trousers
Due to Baronial Decree - I have finished a pair of heavy wool trousers and two pairs of Linnen. The Wool pair is all hand sewn while the other two relied on the machine.
  • Frame Saw
Finally complete, this frame saw has my first real attempt at carving.

Current Projects

  • Pole Lathe
Make some tools - make a lathe - make a bowl - break a bowl - repair the bowl.
  • Winingas
Thanks to Albreda Aylese for lending me a 4 shaft Jack loom, I'll be able to start these after completing a couple of learning projects.
  • In May of 2020 I'll be headed out on an overnight, Forester related reconnaissance/patrol class. in doing so I'll need to prep and make some more gear, learn a few cooking skills, and practice some fire-starting.

Future Projects (in no particular order)

  • Sprang
I bought a great book at Birka 2018 that I hope will inspire me to try this again sooner than later.

Guilds and Affiliations

  • Member of Arachne's Web Lace Guild
  • Novice in the East Kingdom Foresters Guild, The Forest of Stonemarche
  • Member of the Royal East Kingdom Moneyers Guild
  • Member of the East Kingdom Blacksmiths Guild
  • Member of the Fiber Artists of the East Kingdom
  • Stonemarche Apothecary Guild
  • Stonemarche Dabblers Guild

In Case of Court

A surprise is fantastic - please contact his wife, Ástriðr Sægeirrsdottir and his Laurel Steffan of Silverforge

Known Food Allergies

None