Over the past twenty-seven years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists, facebook groups, and articles whose authors have given me permission to publish. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a collection of files called Stefan’s Florilegium.

The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org/.

I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class handouts will also often work well. I am especially interested in research papers submitted as A&S entries.

If you see someone’s A&S documentation or perhaps an article in a local newsletter that you think deserves a wider audience, please let me know. I won’t publish anything without the author’s permission, but many authors are too reserved to send me their articles on their own.

THLord Stefan li Rous
Stefan at florilegium.org

Here are the new files for this month:

In the COMMERCE section:
Charcoal-Ashs-art “Of Charcoal and Ashes” by Unnr in elska á Fjárfella.

In the CRAFTS section:
feathers-msg (8K)  4/19/17  Use of feathers in the Middle Ages and today.

In the FEASTS section:
Pik-Fst-Menus-art  (8K)  4/29/17  “On Rules for Feast Menus or Why No One Ever Says ‘Let Them Eat Tripe'” by Ld. Daniel Raoul Le Vascon du Navarre’.

In the FOOD-DAIRY section:
N-Whey-Y-Whey-art (22K)  4/15/17  “No Whey! Yes Whey! – Lacto-Fermentation as a Method of Preservation” by Baroness Ailleagan nas Seolta, OL, OP.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:
caul-fat-msg   (5K)  3/22/17  Medieval use of caul fat. What it is.

Salmon-n-Beer-art  (4K)  4/9/17  “Salmon Poached in Beer” by Mistress Leoba of Lecelade.

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:
Pkld-Mushroms-art  (5K)  4/22/17  “Pickled Mushrooms” by Mistress Leoba of Lecelade.

In the SCA-CAMPING section:
Handy-Knots-art  (39K)  4/1/17  “Handy Knots for Reenactors” by Master William de Wyke.

In the TEXTILE ARTS section:
Tub-Card-Weav-art (12K)  3/29/17  “Tubular Card/Tablet Weaving: Making Period Cord” by Lady Elena Hylton.

In the TRAVEL section:
Shipbrd-Meal-art  (95K)  4/ 4/17  “A Meal Onboard Ship in the 16th Century” by The Honorable Tomas de Coucy.

Updated files:
parchment-msg      Making and buying parchment. substitutes.
root-veg-msg      Medieval and period root vegetables.
taro-msg          Use of the taro plant in period.


Copyright 2017, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed.  The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.