I was pleased to find an old friend of mine has been crowned King of the Middle Kingdom! I am, of course, referring to the SCA – the Society for Creative Anachronism. They are “a non-profit educational organization devoted to the study of pre-seventeenth century Western Culture. It concentrates on the European Middle Ages, Renaissance, and members work to recreate the arts and skills of this era.” If you’re interested in medieval costume or crafts the SCA is a great resource. I’ll dig up some of the best instructional links and share them.