new old-fashioned

30 05 2010

Meet Rose Sprout: my alias for the Virginia Renaissance Faire.

RenFaire farmwife

Finally remembered to take a picture! I finished sewing this costume piece weeks and weeks ago, minus a minor disaster with my grommets and then a major save via a very nice grommet press.  Based on patterns in The Tudor Tailor and Margo Anderson’s Historic Costume Patterns.

I play a farm wife in the 2010 cast and guide children in crafts & activities.  It’s very different from other RenFest things I’ve visited before – more focused on historical immersion, learning opportunities, and interaction between cast members and guests.

There’s still a few more weeks left if you want to visit and are in the DC/VA/MD area. Visitors can:

1. Sign up for a Quest and wander throughout the faire grounds to check off specific activities (meet the Queen; use bows & arrows; do leather-stamping or paper-making or doll-making, etc.)

2. Go shopping, eat, and watch the performances.

3. Enjoy the woods and fields (and wine) of the Lake Anna Winery, which hosts the faire.

Costumes are optional but always fun – and there are always pirates a-plenty. Just be warned that cast members will approach you, will talk to you about the town and the visiting Court, and will encourage you to immerse yourself in history for a little while and just play.




3 responses

31 05 2010

What a lovely wench, er…farm wife. lol! 🙂

1 06 2010
the mistress

How fun! Your costume is awesome!

1 06 2010
Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie

This looks like SO much fun!

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