Roise is collecting orders for rattan. Sticks come in thin (1.25″-1.5″), medium (1.5″-1.75″), thick (1.75″-2″), or tree trunk (>2″), as measured at the rings.

If you are interested, please mJBT5NQD6YYScBbofcxmoVxmRJzTHNaEWJNT+Ivy7b0WNFnpWbqHiRNvyJTTPNRBQcGmY9TpscH20U7lrNaDfB7jgbU37gpusbCmcVs0RJ7TBIZyAJCT4NeFNYe2t9Su+dFGnF6jGdhCuB0SUb/2PlXz0ZRSoUfzyQNyjUByaRamCEJlaM+0CU==.  Preliminary estimates on cost are $25 per stick (larger sticks may cost more).  Orders are due by Sunday, May 3rd, and payment will be collected at next week’s populace gathering on Tuesday, May 5th.

From Saito Takauji, Baronial Seneschal:

Attention Lonely Tower. As of this time we do not have a site for Twelfth Night 2016, which will be held 1/2/2016. We have a hard deadline we’ve set to have a site and a bid: July Officer Meeting. If we do not have a site and event bid by the July 2015 meeting, we will not be having a Twelfth Night next year.

I don’t want that. None of us want that. So if you know of a site, call them—and CJ7TtNgDxYhS7BIoJcimWVomoJwTsN3EAJmTYIvyibuW/FJpWbLHtRsv/JnT7NWBzYdmyFBy5bs2M5dlccU3fMvlFNlDRBWsKb/2I54lvbpH2lQ0Fbr30dAlLcgiu5evwcrmWcXlvMi0zJszvZ8Wp5GlIcs27NCodYmW+wJlGNbDrB4sRbc2/5LlKb0HZlc0IbR3ddel2cBiO58v2cemxcylCMkj9I4liMT0JVIsyZWXfQmgQSAGDVkySIOEcVr4PYf2sVks0bCG2V8u8Y+3+kPgeYJW655kDIDEek9gQaN2e5Ivid0yRUuzVQWy/UoyjRkm8E6lCMF0dU==. We have people who can run it if we have a place. We are looking in the $1000 range for the cost of the site, but can go up a little more—and a security deposit over that is also ok, since we will get that back.

Let’s put our heads together and make this happen.

From Nesscia:

On Sunday, May 17th I will be talking about and rendering beef fat (suet) into tallow. Then at later dates, we will use the tallow to make candles and soap. If you are interested in the processes used to render fat, Email me and I’ll give you directions.

More information on this event is available here.

From Cristina l’Ambeler, Baronial Arts & Sciences Minister:

Nesscia and I will be having sewing class focused toward our newcomers May 30th, 2015, from 10:00am-2:00pm at my house. I will teach geometric tunic construction and Nesscia will be offering sewing machine lessons. So bring your machines and a few yards of your favourite fabric and we’ll send you home with something spiff to wear! TJdTeNIDvYPSNB1oLcCm2V8mNJ4TeNrEdJMTDInyPbwWuFrpqb1HqR+v3J4T4N8BFYeSh14zWb/WglfuWaXXkNL0qZ/X3IlluNsDOB7s1bg2I5Fl9bPHtlt0RbV3+dqlIc8iy5EvqcXmUc+lnMrjjIalpMj0vVyF8bZWRFxp4bzCUBUtWZZSUUIzmQgyjUny+RDmME7lPMa0fU== for the address if you need it.

More information on this event is available here.