To be announced
Gothic Fitted Dress Patterns
Mistress Drea has offered to host a class to make gothic fitted dress bodice patterns.
There's a limit of 8 people that will be fitted and will leave with a custom-fitted bodice pattern. Additional people are welcome to come and watch.
This bodice pattern can be used with minimal changes for a cote-hardie/gothic fitted dress, for a 15th century kirtle gown, and even for a 16th century
kirtle or bodice. You will need to bring: 1 yard of heavy cotton canvas or duck and one pair of scissors. Mistress Drea will have the pins, tailor's chalk
and the pattern paper.
Sunday, April 9 at 1 PM - 5 PM at 8820 Ridge Hollow Ct, Springfield, VA 22152-1424, United States
Facebook Event here.
Barony of Ponte Alto Updated Financial Policy
The Barony will be voting on an updated financial policy soon. Please review the changes in the attached document
December Issue of Il Tempo
Notes from the business meeting and upcoming events! View in
Practice & Potluck in the Park
Now that colder weather has arrived, the monthly Practice & Potluck in the Park will be postponed until spring returns.
Change in Location for Thursday Heavy Weapons Practice
The Ponte Alto Thursday night heavy
weapons fight practice is moving back indoors.
As in the past, practice will be held in the cafeteria in the Lemon Road
Elementary School located on Idlywood Road six blocks north of its
intersection with Route 7 near I-66 in Falls Church from 6:00 PM to 9:00
PM. For detailed directions, see the Event Calendar section of the Ponte
Alto Baronial Website starting with September 10. The cafeteria is on the
right just past the school's main entrance and lobby. Parking is out front
or on the right side of the school, with access from there to the back door
leading directly into the cafeteria.
Open Baronial Officer Positions
Currently the Barony has several positions it is looking to fill.
Vacant positions include:
Deputy Hall Steward
Deputy Chancellor of Youth Activities
Please contact the the individual officer or the Baronial Seneschal for a position you are interested
in or for more information.
Meets: the fourth Sunday of every month
Next meeting: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7426 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043
Everyone is encouraged to attend the Barony's Business Meetings!
Newcomer's gatherings are open to everyone old or new. No garb required.
Come hang out, talk, meet new people. Feel free to bring a project to work on.
Next Meeting: Friday, March 24, 2017
Host: Lady Flora de Bayeaux
Location: 10015 Duncan Street, Fairfax, VA 22031
Allergy Alert: Cat in residence, please medicate as necessary.
Accessibility: Not ADA accessible - stairs leading into the house.
There is a large yard so if a marshal is available we can have a small fighting demo.
There is also a fire pit so it can turn into a bardic circle if the weather is nice!
Meets: Once or twice a month
Next meeting: Wednesday, March 9, 2017
Host: Lady Margaret Lad
Location: 2810 West Glen Drive, Apt #21, Falls Church, VA 22046
Notes: Please park in visitor parking, across from the office building and facing West Street.
The Sewing Circle is an open group for anyone to work on, discuss, and learn about sewing-related
projects (which might include garments, embroidery, knitting, weaving, dyeing, etc). We are a
diverse group of all different skill levels, and all are welcome to join.
If you'd like to host or need the address please contact Lady Margaret Lad (mka Megan Ladd) at webminister AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org
For more information, please visit the Sewing Circle's
All Things Lacy
Meets: Once a month
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Host: Lady Vadoma
Location: 631 Oak Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Notes: Please park on Pearl Street, not in the driveway. Pet alert: There will be a pug on the premises so medicate if necessary!
In these sessions, we would do everything from sharing research to working on complex embroidery projects. We will focus on more complex styles of embroidery
(cut work, hardanger, ponte aria, lefkara, Elizabethean) and explore more than just the basics offered at University.
For more information, please visit the Sewing Circle's
Ponte Alto Singers
Meets: the second and fourth Tuesday of every month
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Host: Lady Annika Siltanen and Lord Hannus Siltanen
Location: 11130 Saffold Way, Reston, VA 20190
The singing group is open to anyone interested in learning both period (pre-16th century) and SCA original compositions.
If you are interested in joining and need the location information please contact Lady Annika Siltanen (mka Eliisa Harman)
at mom AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org
For more information, please visit the Ponte Alto Singers'
Scriptorium and A&S Night
Meets: the fourth Monday of every month following that Sunday's business meeting
Next meeting: Monday, March 27, 2017
Host: Baroness Adina and Baron Drogo
Location: please contact Baroness Adina von der Heide at adinavdh [AT] gmail.com
Scriptorium and A&S night open for anyone to bring a current calligraphy, illumination, or other A&S projects or for A&S discussions and ideas.
If you are interested in joining and need the location information please contact Baroness Adina von der Heide at adinavdh [AT] gmail.com
Welcome! Please visit our Newcomers pages to get acquainted with our group
or contact our Chatelain, Lady Barbara MacAuley,
the officer responsible for helping new folks learn about the SCA in general and the Barony of Ponte Alto in particular.
Upcoming Newcomers' Meeting.
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and the latest news in Ponte Alto.
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