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Shirts and Chemises with Chantelle

Chantelle is offering her assistance to any gentles who wish to start, make or finish a shyrte or chemise this Tuesday night, from  6:30pm at number 6 Aratonga Ave Greenlane

Come join the fun...and remember, there are only two weeks till festival so why not spread them out!

- posted by Katherina on Chantelle's behalf -



Patterns for a 16th C man's shirt or woman's high-necked chemise:


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Event report: Hastilude

William (and baby daughter), Katherina, Ludwig and Caterine travelled to Hamilton on Saturday to attend Cluain's monthly Hastilude.

We had a very pleasant and relaxed afternoon: there was some fencing, a lot of boffer-fighting for the kids, lots of cooking, sewing, and socialising, then a potluck dinner - with a surprising range of extremely tasty, and in many cases well-researched, dishes - in the evening.



Dancing is in the City this week

Although, according to our regular schedule, dancing would normally be in Birkdale this week, we'll be in the city instead. We'll be in the city again next week, and in Birkdale in a fortnight. The locations on the calendar (see left) are correct.

We're dancing in the city so we can rehearse for our upcoming performance at the Winter Warmup on a good wooden floor. If you're performing this weekend, please bring garb for a dress rehearsal.

Museum display - Thank you!

To everyone who helped with Saturday's display at the Auckland Museum, from the organisation and planning beforehand, to the amazing turnout on the day, thank you all. To those members of the public who came along and saw us, thank you!

No dancing this week

Greetings, My sincere apologies to the dancers of Ildhafn. I am cancelling dance classes this week. They will resume next week at City Dance Studio on Queen St, at 7.30pm. Cheers, Anna.

No dancing tonight

On behalf of Lady Anna, apologies for the late notice but there will be no dance practice this evening due to this year's sinus plague striking people down.

NO sewing or swords this Sunday (sorry!)

From Condessa Catalina:

I'm going to cancel tomorrow's sewing/swords sunday at our house.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience. But please come next weekend everyone!

Hope you all have a fab time at the revel. I'll be home home wheezing and coughing.

We wish Catalina a swift recovery, and hope to see people the next weekend -- William


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