Welcome to the Known World Fiber Arts Symposium

November 11-12th, 2016
Oakwood Road Community Center
Ames, Iowa 50010

The populace of the Canton of Axed Root invite you to join us for the Inaugural Known World Fiber Arts Symposium. This Symposium will feature classes and workshops on all forms of medieval and Renaissance era fiber arts, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, knalbinding, and more.

This event is open to the public and we hope to meet many new friends. As a note, Society for Creative Anarchronism  events require participants to wear clothing that is an attempt at pre-1600 clothing. Our staff is happy to help ensure that anyone who would like to attend is able to do so! Please contact our Autocrat (Lead Event Organizer) gro.t1472589882oorde1472589882xa.sa1472589882fwk@t1472589882arcot1472589882ua1472589882 for help.

The Canton of Axed Root is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism  (SCA) based in Ames, Iowa. Axed Root is a part of the Barony of Coeur d’Ennui  within the Kingdom of Calontir . The SCA is an educational, non-profit organization dedicated to the research and recreation of the historical arts and skills of the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras.

News and Announcements

  • 6/27/16: Autocrat Announcement added below.
  • 5/13/16: Class Proposal Submission Form added to Instructor Info Page.
  • 4/19/16: Hotel Group Block added to Lodging Page.
  • 3/9/16: Updated Site Fees to Event Registration per SCA Policy Changes.
  • 2/14/16: Event Flyer has been uploaded to this site, find the link in the menu to the left or here.
  • 1/16/16: Website Launch! WHEEEEEEE!

A Word from our Autocrats

Now that the laundry from 50 year is done we can move on to future events. I was able to harass many people from around the Known World about our Fiber Arts Symposium, and if you found your way here from the business cards, welcome. I know that many of the people I talked to commented about how it would be a heck of a drive to make it to our event in November, and we all understand that even though we call these events “Known World Symposium” it is actually more like a multi-kingdom/regional event. Having said that, it still looks like we have interest from rather far afield.
There also seems to be interest in the intersections between fiber arts and other areas of the Arts and Sciences. We are taking class submissions currently, but we have spoken to people who may offer connections between fiber arts and scribal activities, metal working and armoring . . the interconnections within our hobby are always fascinating.
Although we have several months before the final class list is published, we do hope to tempt people with some previews soon.

We will be posting additional updates as we move forward, but to state again . .
-Hotel blocks are available (Lodging Page)
-Class proposals are being accepted (Class Proposal Form)
-There will be amazing people there doing very cool things.
-If it fits into your schedule we sure hope to see you there.  Keep checking back here for more info.

Vincent – co-autocrat (but Kristine (the other co-autocrat) too because she was sitting behind me as I was typing this but she was busy weaving some garters so I just read it to her and she said it sounded ok)