I’m attending the Sewing Academy this weekend at Fort Nisqually. Elizabeth Clark is a well known expert in the interpretation of mid-18th century. Fort Nisqually brought her to teach her Sewing Academy this weekend. I’m learning a lot but I’m starting from zero.
We started Friday evening. Liz is very organized so there was a delightful bag of information and supplies for each person. It’s a small world… in the bag was this packet from Hedgehog Handworks. I knew both of them in the SCA in Caid.
Friday evening’s content was two foundational lectures about interpreting history. So there was no sewing to be done. I did a small sketch of the two people in front of me.
The next morning started before the Fort was open to the public. It was about 0815 and the fog was heavy. Since it is also the 45th World Wide Sketchcrawl Day, I had to get in at least one location sketch! So I sketched the foggy scene. I attempted to represent the fog with a glaze of white gouache but it didn’t quite work.
Saturday was a long day… 12 hours 0900-2100. But Liz is a very entertaining and animated speaker. Here’s a bit of humor…. her daughter as a “butt head”…. she’s wearing her bum roll on her head.
During the lunch break, I walked around the Fort. I saw this thing…. is it a beet?
The brick oven was being rebuilt. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera when they were actually building it but here it is finished and curing.
During our dinner break there was a beautiful sunset.
To bed early and then it starts over tomorrow!