Who are we?
Situated just West of Sydney in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia, the Shire of Dismal Fogs is a regional branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). The SCA is an international non-profit educational organisation that is dedicated to the research and recreation of pre-17th century European History. We focus on practical applications in medieval arts and sciences, including costuming, cooking, martial arts, dance, calligraphy and illumination, brewing, metalwork, archery and music (to name but a few!)
Look up our group page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/200356499120/
From the Seneschal
Greetings all! My name is Wendy and I am the new Seneschal for the Shire of Dismal Fogs. I have lived in the Mountains for the past 10 years and been a member of the SCA for about 12 years. I have an interest many aspects of the Arts and Sciences we study in the SCA period, particularly Passementerie (the art of making elaborate trimmings or edgings of applied braid, gold or silver cord, embroidery, colored silk, or beads for clothing or furnishings.) and I am currently learning to make Bobbin Lace and Tablet weave. I enjoy dressing in tudor fashions from around 1480-1540 and am currently researching and making german styles from the same period.
I am excited to come to the role at this time. Our previous Seneschal, Nimue, has guided us through many exciting events in the past 2 years including a Crown event in November 2015 and to our largest membership numbers to date. I look forward to growing our Shire with like minded folk interested in learning about times past by creating and re-creating events, crafts and skills from before the 17th Century.
As the SCA is a club run by volunteers, any assistance YOU may be able to offer would be greatly appreciated. If you want to join in but don’t know how, or if you have any questions regarding our activities, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours in service to the Fog
FB “Seneschal Dismal Fogs”