The Shire of Darach
The Ventura County California Chapter of the SCA, the Society for Creative Anachronism

Arts & Sciences

Brewers Guild >>

The Brewers Guild is interested in all aspects of brewing from the mundane to the medical. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic recipes are researched. The guild advocates responsibile consumption, and NO UNDERAGE drinking is tolerated. We want to represent the best in our craft, and invite you to join us at our regularly sceheduled meetings; usually the second Thursday of the month.

Please bring a mug to reduce the work of our hosts.

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Cooking Guild >>

The Cooking Guild studies period culinary history, including food availability and use, cooking techniques, brewing, recipe research and redaction, and feast planning and execution. Meetings generally alternate between round table discussions of a scheduled topic and practical workshops. If you would like to learn more about period cooking, please attend the next scheduled meeting or contact the Guild about a workshop.

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Equestrian >>

Equestrian encompasses a variety of both armored and unarmored mounted activities including speed-based tournaments, jousting, mounted archery, crest combat, parades, de-spooking, driving, and pato. Riders regularly use swords, spears, lances, maces, and javelins while taking an interest in both riding and the historical presentation of their steeds.

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Herbal Guild >>

We are interested in all aspects of period and modern uses of herbs including medicinal, culinary and cosmetic, and make many herbal products. Meetings are third Thursdays of the month.

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Textiles Guild (or Sewing Workshops) >>

The Textiles Guild is another description for the Sewing Workshops held in Darachshire. Textiles is open to anyone, regardless of whether you are at a beginning, intermediate, or advanced sewing level. The workshops can vary from hands-on work with little guidance to consulting sessions to get ideas and direction for upcoming projects.

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Woodworking Guild >>

The Woodworking Guild is dedicated to historical research and practical application of medieval woodcraft. Our goal is to learn the art of woodworking, period techniques and tools, modern tool use and safety.

Meetings vary in time and dates, so please check the Calendars for upcoming meetings. Wear grubbies! Woodworking makes... well... a mess... be ready. If you have allergies, you may want to get a cheapy mask. Bring pencil and paper. I have lots of resources for wood and other things you may want to write down.

Eye protection is required. Wear it! Please.

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