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 V!

DATE: April 27–April 29

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

Martial Activities: Heavy Weapons— Yes! Archery – Yes! Please contact the Autocrat with any questions.

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.


5 shall be the number, and the number shall be 5. 1 through 4 have passed and 6 is not yet (wait for it…). This being the 5th Stitch we will celebrate “5” however you wish. 5 bonus points for documented period! Also as a second piece bring a performance that inspires others. The rest is up to you.

Richard Wyn OL
Royal Bard

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

Children’s Activites:

A hobby-horse race, butter-making, and other activities are planned

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

Cost Notes:  No family group (parents/guardians with minor children) will pay more than $40 (plus any non-member surcharge).

Site:  Caroline County 4-H Park, 8314 Detour Road, Denton MD 21629. Site opens 1pm Friday, closes 11:-00 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 will feature medieval Irish recipes. There are 80 seats available for the feast, which must be preregistered by April 23.  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.  (You may sign up for stand-by seats at Troll if any are available). There will also be a lunch for purchase on Saturday, cost is $5 .  Lunch will be roasted chicken soup, party rolls with cheese, dessert.  (There will be a limited amount of vegetable soup available)



  • RYE—sourdough rye
  • OATS w/ OAT BRAN—oat cake
  • COARSE BARLEY—barley bread
  • BUCKWHEAT—biestings (blinis)
  • WHEAT—rolls
  • BARLEY—malted barley bannock (cake)
  • RED WHEAT—sweet bread
  • FINE OATS—loaf


  • Stewed bacon
  • Soft cheese spread
  • Herbed honey
  • Butter
  • Mustard sauce
  • Smoked salmon
  • “Potted pork” (pork/leek spread)
  • Sweet & sour apples


  • Fire-roasted pork with honey (Vegetarian pre-reg: roasted tofu with honey)
  • Grilled sausage
  • Roasted leeks w/ garlic


  • Corned beef (Vegetarian pre-reg: “corned” portabellas)
  • Carrots with toasted hazelnuts
  • Shields of cheese


  • Barmbrack
  • Apple pastry
  • Cheese and honey tart

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. FOR COMPETITORS: Competition Specifics Rubric