1/31 — Owlsherst 12th Night
It’s been a loooong time since I’ve posted a real show report, and, well, I ain’t gonna do too much to make up for that right now. But you can have some pretty pictures!
I went to a 12th Night event (that’s an SCA thing) out near York, PA. It’s a small group, but one I was pretty familiar with when I lived here last, and I ran into a couple of folks I hadn’t gotten to see in way, way too long. My sales were pretty good, especially for people who haven’t ever seen my products before, and I had a good time, too.
There’ve been some changes, though. They certainly didn’t have a musical group this big the last time I was out that way.
They sound great, too. They played for a couple of hours, with some medieval music I was familiar with, and a bunch I’d never heard before. Good stuff!
Continuing the musical theme, one of the other merchants had some gorgeous musical instruments for sale, too. I saw several of his stringed instruments being played in the band (and that’s him to the far right, in the picture above).
In addition to all the lutes and such, he also had a couple of simple wood pipes that I was really tempted by, wooden spoons, and some lovely handforged knives.
Right next to me was a merchant whose wares I’ve admired before — he makes beautiful, accurate wooden chests and chairs.
Beautiful, comfortable, very functional — and portable. Yep, the thing folds. Gotta love centuries-old technology!