I'm getting back into the SCA. That's the Society for Creative Anachronism,
>*...an international living history group with the aim of studying and recreating mainly Medieval European cultures and their histories before the 17th century.*
I used to be in the SCA as a teen. I have thought about it for a few years but decided against it because the kids were too young. They keep growing up, these kids, so I'm going to take the plunge.
The two things that tipped me over the edge were S.M. Stirling's novels of The Change - most particularly the first three, Dies the Fire, The Protector's War and A Meeting at Corvallis - and the plan of study for the Gleeschool this year: the Middle Ages.
So I want things like this (hold the rayon, please)
Linen Fabrics at Dharma Trading Co.
and perhaps a pair of these, with decidedly non-period soles, thanks.
Soft Star Shoes for Grown-Ups
Of course we'll need some outerwear from this
Denver Fabrics 100% wool
The plan is for me, Faith and Abby to get set up first. Then, we can see whether we like it before going all-in as a family. Bede, while very appropriately named for a historical reenactor, is maybe not so much the fan. We'll see.
I'm glad that the period I'm interested in has nice, simple clothing. I'm leaning toward ninth century Ireland. And at this point that means everyone gets ninth century Ireland.
This is completely insane.