I went to this event last year with then Princess Clare, and remember it being a fairly subdued day, with only one impromptu class, and a lot of general hanging out, playing of board and card games, and gossiping when we weren't in court or at the feast. Aonghus had the lovely idea to contact Her Excellency and ask if she needed any classes, and she gave us an enthusiastic yes, so with about a week of planning Aonghus and I each prepared one. He taught Beginner Scots Gaelic, which he has taught once before, and I taught a beginner spindle class, which I have taught before as well, but not to an SCA crowd. These classes both turned out to be very popular, and I was really glad to have an excuse to share my toys and talk about what I really love, which is fiber art. I also attended Sir Brynjolfr's beginner card weaving class, and somehow four of us ladies managed to wrangle a great deal from him. We will work together to make him a set of Viking Rus garb in time for Celtic Revolt in late May, and he will make us each tablet/inkle-woven trim in colors of our choice! I really feel like we are getting a great bargain, and we had a lovely time playing Brynjolfr Barbie, measuring him, and planning what we'll make. What a patient gentleman.
In any case, I'll be making him a set of Rus trousers, and I'm looking forward to learning how to do that, and maybe making a set for Aonghus as well if he'll let me.
Here are a few photos of the event.
I didn't get any photos, but I was lucky enough to meet Her Highness of Avacal, who was in town for work and able to attend. She was really lovely, and I wish I would have gotten to chat with her more. I'd love to go to another event up that way sometime soon.