A long time ago, in a shire far, far away, there was a mighty battle fought………
Blows were thrown, stiches were sewn, and songs were sung. Now, the battle returns!
What historical garb can the teams create in 24 hours?   Who will prevail with sword and shield? What melodies and tales will win the judges’ favor?  Come find out at Revenge of the Stitch VII!

DATE: April 24–April 26

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Martial Activities: Heavy Weapons— Yes!

Arts & Sciences Activities:  GARB CONSTRUCTION:  Teams of up to 6 will have from 5:00 pm Friday until 5:00 pm Saturday to construct a complete outfit. (A seventh person can serve as a model only).   Judges shall monitor activity throughout the competition and will use these observations, plus their critiques of the final outfits, in determining a winner. The competition will be limited by the space in the hall to the first 8 teams to register. The winning team will receive a prize basket to share. (Runners-up will receive smaller consolation prizes)
More detailed rules (including the judging rubric) and registration information can be found below.

SEW ALONG WITH THE TEAMS—bring your projects (and questions!) and sew alongside the competitors.


This is our seventh year hosting Revenge of the Stitch, so the bardic competition theme is Lucky Seven!


· Prepare one piece to perform whose theme and/or subject matter is either “luck” or the number seven—you will receive bonus points if it’s both!

· Any time period is acceptable.

· Historical documentation is requested, but not required (historical accuracy = more points)

· It can be a poem, song, or story. Please keep the performance to 7 minutes or less.


DISPLAY: There will be an area for static A&S display.

Children’s Activites:

Pick up an Activity Box when you check in–there will be all sorts of goodies and fun activities for your children!  The outdoor pavilion will be open all day for families and children.

Adult, Member Discount:  $12.00 Day-Trip       $10.00 Feast      $0.00 Camping
Adult, Event Registration:    $17.00 Day-Trip      $10.00 Feast      $0.00 Camping
Youth (6-17):   $8.00 Day-Trip              $10.00 Feast      $0.00 Camping
Child (0-5):   $0.00 Day-Trip               $0.00 Feast       $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA-MD, Inc., Shire of Spiaggia Levantina

Site:  Caroline County 4-H Park, 8314 Detour Road, Denton MD 21629. Site opens 1:00 pm Friday, closes 11:00 am Sunday.  Competitors may arrive before 5:00 to set up, but no sewing or construction may take place before 5:00

Site Restrictions: 
 No fire pits – fire bowls only. Ashes must be cold and disposed of safely. No original containers please. Service animals only.

Feast Information:  There will be a feast to follow court on Saturday. The feast menu will be based on Tudor dishes–each one inspired by a Shakespearean quote! The precise menu is currently under construction, but it will feature four courses. There are 80 seats available for the feast, which must be preregistered by April 20 (You may sign up for stand-by seats at Troll if any are available)  Cost of feast is $10.  Please contact Meleri (Mel Walker) at melanie.walker[AT]accomack.k12.va.us  / 757-824-0284 (home phone)  with any food allergies/concerns. As we have done in the past, a full list of ingredients will be posted at Troll and by the kitchen door so people can check for allergens.    There will also be a lunch for purchase on Saturday, cost is $5 .  Lunch is still to be determined–but there will be vegetarian / allergy-friendly options available.

Merchanting Information:  Merchants are welcome!  Please contact the autocrat for information.

Autocrat’s Information:  Eleri Vwyn (Laurie Strang), 13380 Pruitt Lane, Mt. Vernon, MD 21853,  Phone: (410) 651-3123, E-mail:  newhunter[AT]earthlink.net

Reservations:  Send reservations to autocrat

Directions: The site is in Denton, Maryland. The best route from the west is to come over the Bay Bridge. Continue on US 50 East (about 7 miles) to MD 404 and turn left at the traffic light. MD 404 is also called Shore Highway. Follow 404 about 17 miles till you reach Harmony Rd. **Harmony Road is also Rt. 16. The highway sign for Harmony Rd. has a different road name on it. Turn right on Harmony Road / Rt. 16. Go to Detour Rd. about 1.5 miles and turn left. The 4-H park is well marked and on the right. From North or South, take US 13 to Rt. 404 (intersection is near Bridgeville DE) and turn West. Follow the directions above.


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