A&S Competions

Greetings from Mistress Michel Almond de Champagne

The Barony of WIndmasters’ Hill is excited to announce the addition of a couple more A&S competitions at YMIR. We look forward to seeing your art, talking to you about your passion and being of assistance with questions if needed.

These competitions are open to ALL levels of experience and we hope you will consider joining us in celebrating all things Viking and Russian at YMIR.

THE EVEN GRANDER COMPETITION

Competition the 1st (The Even Grander Winner) coordinated by Mistress Michel Almond de Champagne
Regarding the A&S Tournament of Ymir 44, known as the “Even Grander A&S Competition – Ruthenia”
Are you Viking or Kievan Rus? In either case, now is the time to show your art and compete for the title of “Even Grander A&S Champion” on February 23, at the event known as YMIR.
Rules for entry.
1. The item that you enter must be inspired either by the Vikings or the Russians (no Frenchie’s allowed (wait, I am French).
2. There will be 1 winner of the “Even Grander A&S Competition – Ruthenia” as determined by a populace vote which will be announced in court.
3. All entrants must drop off their item and fill out the registration form by 10 am. If you are late, I will still accept your item, but I will give you the evil eye (as we do).
4. Each competitor may stay with their item to explain to the voting populous why their item is the best (yes, bribes are acceptable), however it is not a requirement as there are so many things happening at YMIR, who could possibly stay the whole time.
5. Each competitor will be required to meet up back at the hall by 2:00 pm to watch their item be raffled off to another competitor. In other words, you will not go home with the item that you brought so you need to make sure you are extra lucky on February 23rd so you can choose an amazing item 😉 Raffle tickets will ONLY be given to competitors who enter an item in the competition. 1 per entry.
5. Registration forms and raffle tickets will be available the day of the event (A&S Hall).
The “Even Grander Competition – Ruthenia” is about skill and luck.
Will your item win the day?
Will you be lucky enough to obtain your favorite item from the raffle?
Enter to find out!

THE GRANDE EMBELLISHER

Competition the 2nd: coordinated by Baroness Margaret Cochrane
The Norse brought back exotic fibers from their travels, such as silk. These fibers were used for decoration on clothing and were so beloved that they were cut off the of older garments and attached to new ones. Trim was woven or embroidered or couched on to wool fabric, which was woven in a variety of patterns.
– Embellishment in a Norse or Russian fashion, in a documentable period fiber, on wool or wool-like fabric.
Rules for entry.
1. Documentation should discuss your pattern choices and your embellishment style.
2. There will be 1 winner of the Embellishment Competition as determined by the judges and will be announced in court.
3. All entrants must drop off their item and fill out the registration form by 10 am.
4. Each competitor will be required to meet up back at the hall by 3:00 pm.
5. Registration forms will be available the day of the event (A&S Hall).

The Grande Weaver

Competition the 3rd coordinated by Baroness Margaret Cochrane
This competition is about the wool fabric, which was woven in a variety of patterns by the Vikings and Russians.
– Woven fabric, of wool or a wool substitute, in a documentable period pattern. Entries should include information about weaving technique and loom style.
Rules for entry.
1. Documentation should include information about weaving technique and loom style.
2. There will be 1 winner of the Weaver Competition as determined by the judges and will be announced in court.
3. All entrants must drop off their item and fill out the registration form by 10 am.
4. Each competitor will be required to meet up back at the hall by 3:00 pm.
5. Registration forms will be available the day of the event (A&S Hall).