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 VIII! April 21-23 2023.

The site is open to everyone on 12:00 pm on Friday–everyone is welcome at that point. If you are one of the competitors, the competition begins at 5:00 sharp on Friday! Heavy fighting will begin at approximately 11:00 am on Saturday–all melee. There will be a A&S silent auction that will include finished pieces and A&S supplies. Lunch will be available for purchase from 12:00 to 1:00 (a variety of savory empanadas and side dishes, cost will be $5.00).  There will be a bardic competition at 1:30.

The competition will end at 5:00 pm on Friday–this will be followed by a folk moot and fashion show of the competitor’s final products. Feast will follow this.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277076632453122/


Martial Activities:  Heavy Weapons— Yes! Please contact the Autocrat (Eleri Vwyn newhunter@earthlink.net) or the shire’s MIC Philip with any questions.


Garb Contruction:  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.

Teams may request the rubric from the autocrat

Bardic: There will be a bardic competition! Each competitor must perform two pieces. At least one piece must be spoken (i.e. a poem or short story). One piece must mention piercing or cutting (sword, needle, scissors, knife, etc.) in a not insignificant way.  Historical documentation is encouraged, but not required–it may written or oral (documentation will earn you more points!) The prize will be a  Bardic Survival Kit!

Silent Auction: There will be a silent auction for A&S projects and supplies.


Site fee: $20 / $15 member discount / kids 0-12 free / kids 13-17 $10

Bunks fee: $15 per night

Camping: free

Feast: $12 for everyone 6 and above / under 5 is free

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

Team Registration:

Teams may sign-up with the autocrat (please include contact info).

Site registration:

Please send preregistrations to: SCA-MD Inc., Shire of Spiaggia Levantina

Lady Rosalie of Rosethorne Castle (RoseAnne Wiles)

605 East Grove Street

Delmar, DE 19940

Questions about reservations can be sent to rosethornecastle@gmail.com

Please sent questions about reservations or other inquiries to the autocrat, Lady Eleri Vwyn (newhunter@earthlink.net or via Facebook)

If necessary, refunds for cancellations will be sent within 5 business days after the close of the event.


Camp Fairlee, 22242 Bay Shore Rd., Chestertown, MD 21620. Site opens at

11:30 am on Friday and closes at 11:30 am on Sunday. (campfairlee.com)

Site Restrictions:  No fire pits – fire bowls only. Ashes must be cold and disposed of safely. No original containers please. All animals must be leashed at all times.

Feast Information:  There will be a feast on Saturday following the end of competition and judging. Feast menu and ingredients will be shared on the Facebook event page and this website. Please contact Meleri (Mel Walker) at melanie.walker@accomack.k12.va.us  / 757-824-0284 (home phone)  with any food allergies/concerns.  There will also be a lunch for purchase on Saturday.

Merchanting Information:   

Merchants are welcome!  Please contact the autocrat for information.

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


Please use site address when getting directions

When arriving on site, you must drive or walk down to the main building for Troll. All cars must be parked in the main lot. There are several large, easy to use handcarts for moving items. **Sewing teams may unload at the main building**