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Tabard Sewing Instructions

Instructions and Notes – Written by: Melonie Fitch Notes: All pattern pieces are labelled with Pattern Number (see size chart for sizing) what to cut and NSA. NSA = No Seam Allowance.  You will have to add seam allowance when you cut into your fabric.  Don’t forget! My recommendation is 1/2” but 5/8” is standard … Read More

Being an Underdog… Again

In my Big Orange Book, I wrote a chapter on Being an Underdog and how that mindset is so beneficial in fencing. Here’s my general stance. I believe one of the strongest positions a fencer can be in is as an underdog. It may seem counter-intuitive, but being an underdog can be incredibly advantageous because … Read More

An Over-Attention to Oddity

I’ve been thinking a lot about learning lately. Reviewing the training program and working with Shay to study her style at a high level put my brain on high alert for ideas floating around related to learning. In this case, it was an idea of Exception Bias that come up in one of the RPG … Read More

Stretch Your Mind Towards New Opportunities

Two experiences this week prompted this train of thought and something that I wanted to share. The first was in Shay’s Thoughts for our upcoming practice (March 19, 2020) and the other was a video Sigmar posted to BAND. Here was Shay’s Thought: “We are going to work on intentional movement. There is so much … Read More

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Happy Holidays Terrasylvans! We hope you continue to enjoy your holiday season with loved ones and get everything you asked Santa for. But when the festivities end, that’s when you might start feeling the call back to Woodland and you look forward to the most wonderful time of the year!

A Guide To Making A Cloak

I’ve decided to try my hand at making digital instructions to help you make your cloaks so you can make them anytime you want (like in the off-season). If you have any questions, please contact me or any of the Broderers. We would love to help you!

Torchlight Tourney 2021 Stream

The Universe was on our side this year and we were able to hold the end of season Torchlight Tourney for Order of the Rose. As the previous victor, Renald ran everyone through a 5-Round Swiss Tournament* and everyone was limited to a single short sword. *A Swiss Tournament is a non-elimination tournament where the … Read More

Overview AKA I Redesigned the Website…Again

I know what you’re probably thinking, “Kane!? Did you really have to redesign the website again? I was just getting used to the old one.” Short answer: Yes. Yes, I did. There are all sorts of reasons why I redesign the website as much as I do. Site bloat, cutting costs, new techniques, my own … Read More