I will edit this later if we are accepted to the Maker Faire. This is to give an idea of what we will be doing. or can be doing, at the faire.
We may have different things on each day, depending on which days various people can attend. We will have a hands on cord making activity that children can try. We may have a small loom set up that they can try out. Other possible hands on activities include chain maile making, pens used in manuscript making, medieval gingerbread, spinning, perhaps others . We could possibly bring a couple siege engines, table top and/or full size, for display (not sure we could/should fire them!) Other display items will include Medieval Clothing (all made by us, which we may be wearing) Armor, including Helms & Gauntlets, illuminated manuscript pages, as well as woodworking, metal working, and embroidery examples.
Our group also fences, and fights using mock swords wearing full armor, but none of that is really in keeping with the theme of making, even though we do make our own armor. If I can find an armor maker to attend the faire I will most certainly have him or her there. If you would like us to put on a fighting or fencing display, we can try to arrange that, depending on availability of our members to participate.
Making is not a new thing. People throughout history have made things. Our group studies how people made things in the past, and recreates those things in the present. We make everything from armor to thread to fabric to food to musical instruments to weapons to siege engines….and we use all of these things! The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international not for profit organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more. The local branch of the SCA is called The Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands. http://debatablelands.org