Artisans’ Village

Small Village

Artisans’ Village


The Barony of Buckland Cross is honored to continue the tradition begun by Hartshorn-dale! We would like to extend an invitation to you to our Artisans’ Village, August 31 – September 2, 2018 at the Deer Wood Campground in Tohickon Valley Park in Bucks County, PA.  This is a place for all to gather and enjoy the arts and sciences practiced throughout the land.

The Village

Each area of the village will house one category of artisan, such as glass workers, cooks and brewers, fiber artists, metal workers, and many more.  Within each area, all are welcome to come and join their fellow artisans and work on projects in the company of friends.  There will also be classes scheduled throughout the weekend, both in the village areas as well as in a centralized class area.  If you are interested in running or being part of an artisan area or teaching a class, please contact Baroness Jenevra de Carvalhal. Each area will have a coordinator to help make sure each area has whatever tables and spaces the artisans need.  The coordinator will also help find artisans to participate in the region.  The schedule will be posted on this site before the event.

Area Coordinators, Teachers & Class Descriptions

Please contact the area coordinator listed below if you are interested in teaching, demonstrating or displaying your art.

Artisan’s in our village will be providing instruction and in many cases ‘bench time’ all day as you are available unless otherwise noted below. The ‘work day’ starts at 10am!


Lampworking and Glass, Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin, Coordinator

Artisans will be available to demonstrate the art of glass bead making, and to discuss historic glass beads and how glass beads were made in period. Interested in making a bead yourself? Attendees will also have the opportunity to make their own glass bead. Teenagers may make a bead with parental permission/ supervision. Younger children are welcome to watch with supervision, and can have a bead made for them to take home. Glass bead makers will also have the opportunity to share information, ideas and techniques with one another.

Fiber Arts, Lady Sighrid Bengsdottir, Coordinator, Baroness Beatrice de Warynton, Co-Coordinator

Stitch and tell! Last year we had so many looms lined up telling their artist’s stories. Can we get a clean dozen this year?

Brewing, Baron William Graham, Coordinator

Historic beer brewing demo 11am to 4pm


Duh What is Mead (A class on basic mead making)

Cordially yours (A class on cordial making.)

Taught by Lady Sibylla de Blakeleye.

Brewers Round Table

East Kingdom Brewers Guild paneling and meet and greet.


Woodworking, Baron Fearghus O’Conchobhair, Coordinator

Medieval joynery techniques.

Culinary Arts

Master Mael Eoin has offered to teach ServSafe principles if anyone is interested. Please message the Event Steward or him directly if you are!

Paper Arts

Mistress Jenevra will bring paper to play with whenever she is free from Event Steward responsibilities.


Practical Leather Working, THLady Angela Mori
Making a decorative leather Penner Case I will be working on making a decorated leather Penner Case during Saturday. I will be going through the steps of how to make the base along with the outer layers (including tooling). I will have leather and modern stamping tools for those who wish to try their hand at decorating leather.


Duchess Diana will be gleefully leading interested gentles in through various dances. More details to come!

Camping & Accommodations

For those interested in camping, there is ample space for tents. There are bathrooms available, and one has showers.

Please pre-register if you are planning on camping, so the best allotment of space can be determined and enough breakfast (included) prepared. Camping fees are under “Hours & Fees.”

For those not interested in camping and wishing for more modern amenities, there are many fine B&Bs and small inns in the area, as well as hotels in the Doylestown area which is about 10 miles southwest. Click here for a Google Map of hotels and inns in the area, or contact the hotels below.


Google Map Directions

Tohickon Valley Park, Deer Wood Campground, 171 Cafferty Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947
If arriving from the east or south, Route 32 gets twisty just before you reach Cafferty Road – please take it slow! Use the Group Camping entrance, not the main park entrance – watch for the signs!


A dayboard will be provided on Saturday and Sunday for all who attend.  Feast details are still being worked out. We will post the menu as soon as it is finalized for folks to review for dietary and allergy concerns.

We have a permit for beer & wine on site. As this is a County park, please be discreet.

Friday Evening Snacks

  • Fruit
  • Bread and Cheese
  • Ham 
  • Hot water for tea/coffee/cocoa
  • Cold water

Saturday Breakfast

  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Fruit
  • Hot water
  • Cold water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Milk

Saturday Day Board

Ploughman’s Lunch Style

  • Meat on a stick (beef slices and or sausages)
  • Sliced Ham
  • Cube cheese
  • Hard boil eggs
  • Breads
  • Relishes and jams
  • Pickled items
  • Raw veggies
  • Fruits

Saturday Feast

For those on board we will be enjoying:

  • Roast Chicken
  • Roast Pork
  • Corn on the cob
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes with garlic and rosemary

Sunday Breakfast

Same as Saturday plus leftovers


Hours & Fees

Dates: August 31 – September 2, 2018

Site Opens: 5pm on Friday

Site Closes: 3pm on Sunday


  • Adult= $20
  • Adult with SCA Membership= $15
  • Youth with SCA Membership (6-17) = $10
  • Children 5 and under= Free


  • $5 per person


  • Family Max no camping $50*
  • Family max camping $60*
    • * Plus non-member fee if applicable



Mail registrations to:

Christine Connors

936 Roeloffs Road

Yardley, PA 19067

Please include membership details for each registrant and make checks payable to SCA PA Inc. – Shire of Buckland Cross.

The East Kingdom Calendar event listing may be found here.


Please use this form to contact the Event Steward should you have any questions.


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