Storing of kit – the post fest pack down

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Preparing for LARP - winter

For many of us fest season is wrapping up for another year and the bulk of our kit will be packed away until next year. Now is the time that I find best for sorting through any gear, preparing any patching or repair projects for the winter, and generally giving everything a good solid clean.

If you’re wondering how to squish your kit explosion away until next year, then hopefully there will be some hints and tips right here!

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Ithronian Adventures #237 – Those who would be Gods

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After the defeat of the Scourge of the Gods at Hadsfield last year, a risky gambit planned by the Goddess of Luck had gone awry. Putting pieces of the Gods away into a doll cast down to Arda as a ‘back up’ has left the Goddess Tralda and her Dark opposite locked out of paradise (so to speak) with dark figures eying their absent seats in Elysium with greedy eyes.

The previous Keeper of the Seven Secrets, having ascended to become a powerful demon, has been spreading the cause of these dark figures, gathering a cult of believers in the New Table and two possible replacements for the absent Gods. With their power growing their forces return to Hadsfield to elevate these two to Elysium and to fulfil whatever twisted agenda Janus has been acting on during the past 12 months.

And let us not forget the gathering army bearing down on this holy site of heretics and their assorted allies, as threatened by the Primate of Fygol the year before. The seven Churches of Light are going to have to stand firm against all these threats, not to mention the rumours of a pair of dragons looking to cause mischief and claim Ithron for the younger of the pair.

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My thanks to the CC, the site refs, the event organisers, the adventure runners, prop makers, set dressers, bar staff, first aiders, general helpers, dogsbodies and the players and monsters who made Summerfest 2018 the event it was. With the changing of the guard and a new story to tell, I hope you all take a much needed rest before throwing yourselves back into the game!

As always this event can only be written from my perspective and that of my character, but I will do my best to tell the tale that was told.

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Ithronian Adventures #236 – Unwelcome Guests

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Ahead of the journey to Hadsfield, a small gathering was called on behalf of the Duke. With his Grace out of the county, the Thane has been left in charge but the current events have not gone unnoticed. A representative of the Ducal council, sent from Norham, was to be present to judge the mood of the county and to make his observations. Needless to say Lady-Knight Judith intended he leave with the best impression the adventurers could give.

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The Last Ship – a love song for Tyneside

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the last ship sting

The show poster / photograph by Peter Lord 2018

It’s rare that I share personal non-sewing / non-LARP posts on this website, but I had the pleasure of getting to see a show that I was super excited about when the concept was launched back in 2013 – Sting’s “The Last Ship”. This show, I feel, is as much a tale of the little people overcoming overwhelming despair, of love standing the test of time, as it is a love song for the people of the North East and Tyneside.

So, I’d like to write a bit about this wonderful story I got to experience and write a little love song of my own.

This blog does contain plot spoilers – you have been warned!

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Billowing blue – the making of a pattern mash-up robe (part 2)

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Last week I showed you the inspiration for a recent project to make a new summer over-robe ahead of the Summerfest gathering at the Bank Holiday. I promised I would show you the finished article when done, and here it is for your preview!

I give you my mash-up robe – a blend of Simplicity 5840 and Simplicity 4059 patterns.

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