Twelfth Night 2024
A Day of Gifts, Gaming, and Glamor!
The Third Ayreton Twelfth Night, presented by the Cantons of Tree Girt Sea and Rokkehealden
The event was a fabulous and enjoyed by all! Here are a few photos from the event:
Twelfth Night is intended to be a joyful occasion. This 12thNIght event is blazing a New Concept of an informal comfortable party with friends, a time to relax after the ambitious stresses of the holiday season.
The relaxing parts include:
- Easy scheduling. The activities below will be continuous all day. The event runs from 10:00 to 7 pm. You can sleep late AND go home early! *Royal activities will be posted later.
- Easy food. No feast means no need for pre-registration or feast cleanup. Eat when you’re hungry! Bring your own potluck food to share or patronize the many restaurants nearby.
- Easy packing. No lugging feast gear or furniture for daycamps. There is plenty of seating at the site.
But fear not! There will still be fascinating activities in accordance with the traditional Twelfth Night themes of gifts and celebrations!
The Gift of Gaming!
Coordinators: Etienne le Couteau des Roches and THL Mwynwen Ysginid (Lady Strawberry)
Where: Red Room (red carpeted) on 2nd floor.
Your favorite board games will be provided with plenty of table space, dice, and possibly gambling “money”.
Contact: Mistress Joceleyn of Lutterworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Basic Calligraphy: Learn to write the basics of a Thank You card and a Feast Invitation card by practicing on Cards for Their Majesties/Highnesses or Their Excellencies.
Illumination. Use your drawing skills to illustrate cards, scroll blanks, or other paper-based materials. Then color the drawing with our paint, ink, and pigments. If you don’t draw, there will be pre-printed designs which long to be illuminated in color!
Contact THL Elaine Ladd (email@example.com)
Pamphlet style books for notes: These are simple little books with three holes that have a cover and several pages in them. They can be decorated with pretty papers or colored/ Illuminated covers. Instructions for Pamphlet
Archery Tassels Come make large Tassels that our Archers can use to clean their arrows and thus make better shots.. These will be made with either wool (Traditional) or acrylic yarns (easy cleaning), for Our Royalty to hand out on the Archery range.
Archery Abacus: To help keep count of your scores. Using thirty beads total of different colors and sizes knot them onto a cord, rope, or other length of fiber in sets of four and then one to total 30. Instructions for Archers Rosary or Abacus
Felt Heart Cushions: Sew two felt hearts together around a small bit of stuffing, finishing with a loop of ribbon or cord. Other shapes can be crowns, shields, stars and the Midrealm Pale. Instructions for Stuffed Felt Hearts PDF 20231230
Felt and Fabric Favors. Small fabric backed belt favors to be decorated with felt cut outs or other decorative items (NO GLITTER).Instructions for fabric backed felt favor
Contact: Magnus Whitehair or Mikhail of Lubelska
Bracelets from copper wire and beads: Come and play with beads and copper wire to make bracelets for their Excellencies, Their Highnesses, and Their Majesties to give away.
Penannular Brooch: The ubiquitous closure for clothing throughout much of the Viking Age and the rest of the Middle ages. These little brooches can be easy and fun to make. Largess – Penannular brooch
Anglo Saxon Spiral Ring: Twisted wire rings were a popular jewelry item in the Middle Ages. Gold or silver rings were expensive, but copper was a common alternative. Largess – Anglo-Saxon spiral rings
Box chain bracelets or charms. Chain mail rings knit into a four-square pattern. Smaller rings make prettier jewelry
Jeweled Thimbles. Turn your essential sewing tool into a work of art with colored nail polish and jewels.
Note: This is a family activity, not childcare. Parental discretion is expected. Supervision of children is the responsibility of their parents/guardians.
Pipe-cleaner bracelets. Using a pre-started pipe cleaner and beads, make beautiful bracelets to be given away to deserving people.
Baby dragon stuffed toys: Decorate or stitch Baby Dragons for the Glory of the realm. Some pre-cut Dragons will be available along with patterns for making our winged friends.
Felt Heart cushions: Sew two felt hearts together around a small bit of stuffing, finishing with a bit of ribbon or cord. Other shapes can be crowns, shields, stars and the Midrealm Pale.
Felt and Fabric Favors. Small fabric backed belt favors to be decorated with felt cut outs or other decorative items (NO GLITTER). These can be easily given away and displayed on participants belts or clothing.
Decorated cards/ thank-you notes. Pre-printed medieval designs to be colored with modern coloring methods. (No liquid paints. Go up to the Fine Arts salon if you want to use paint)
Parking: There is limited parking at the site and EXTENSIVE parking at the school parking lot across the street.
Accessibility. The site is accessible. The best entrance is from the parking lot on the south side of the church. That gets you to the elevator.
Site last updated January 21, 2024 by Deputy Webmeister Elli Skogkǫttrsdóttir