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Post KWCS, Pre UofA
2004-09-28 - 5:10 p.m.
Oh lordy, Costume Symposium. I'm wondering if it is fair to do bests and worsts, or if I should skip the worsts, cause frankly, company and classes aside, there were plenty. Damn internet, can't communicate to my friends without letting the whole damn Known World know. Hmm... maybe I'll not care and continue the snobby Atlantian rumor.
- Fun road time with Giuli. Didn't use any CDs, just talk and stuff. Heck, sometimes even I don't know what we talk about for 12 hours, but talk we did.
- Really cool instructor for the German class on making the German gown a la Cranach. She was this fascinating german woman, Dame Johanna Elizabeth von der Flosenberg, or something. She was truly amazing, had three recreations we could paw and look at, including the gown she made for her own Laureling. She had copies of books I didn't even know existed, including one Textiler Hausrat, which was super groovy. We also got to talk to her some while book shopping
- Fabulously funny and informative teacher for Burgundian costume class. Lady Lyonette was just a hoot, and had great construction theories I'd like to try eventually. Maybe for No. Regional 12th night, or something.
- Great class on presenting research, taught by the Society Chronicler. I wasn't initially jazzed for this class, but it was very eye opening, and gave lots of ideas for writing articles, to just presenting better online. Now to put into action for some things.
- Beautiful overview class on No. Italian headgear and hairstyles. The slides were great, and the handout helpful. She was great at classifying the different styles, and had a great eye for dissecting and recreating hair styles.
- Class on veils that talked a great deal about a theory for fillet construction that I also cannot wait to try. Included a pattern and the fillet in various stages of construction. On the whole informative class.
- Seeing some really groovy costumes, great profusion of Tudor, and lots of other really neat stuff. Italians seemed popular too. Most folks were really nice, and sweet as pie.
- Getting to learn a new finger weaving (note: not finger loop braiding) technique thanks to a Caitlin from Ealdomere. She was so sweet, and her recreation of the Moy gown was brilliant.
- The Fashion show had lots of great costumes and very little to snark about. And the two main things we snarked on were richly deserving. :)
- Getting to hang out quite a bit with Miguel and Violante and just chill in general and watch them move stock. I also got treated to pretty pictures of Baby Niki, and a consult session on whipcording bobbins.
- Shopping!!! Books! SP goodness! string... ah the joy of spending $
Worsts: (That I'm willing to mention here...)
- Lunch! ugh! paid $10 in advance for a box lunch that was a sad sandwich, chips, soda and an apple. Um, that does not $10 of food make, not even close. Very sad.
- Students railroading and hijacking the class. I hate this! Both as a teacher and as a student. Sooooo irritating. And there is a big difference between posing interesting questions and points and taking over the class with your inside jokes with the teacher. sigh.
- Event administrivia (organization, or lack thereof, from no site map, arrangement of the classrooms, registration packets [or lack there of], published materials, class schedule, etc.) Let's just say that while I'm not an experienced autocrat, I could easily pick out things that could have easily been done better without too much fuss. sigh. eh, I guess this is bitchy, sorry autocrats, I'm sure you tried your best.
- The two really sad outfits IMO in the Fashion Show that illustrated a lack of Quality Control
- Lack of a Keynote address by Drea that I was expecting...
- okay, really there was more, but not really worth mentioning here
On the whole, pretty cool time. It was worth it, but could have been better. But we managed to have fun regardless. ;)
This weekend is UofA, YAY! One of my favorite events, truly! Looking forward to all day of weaving classes, and a house full of fun peoples.
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