Author Archives: Ian Piddington

About Ian Piddington

I have been involved in re-enactment since 1993. My main group now is the SCA in New Zealand, although I still do some bits with the local Jousters. Within the SCA I am Sympkyn of the Moor, Baron of Ildhafn

Leather Box

In this project, I am making a leather box for a friend of mine. The box design I decided to use has a joined lid so was to be made out of a single piece of leather. The final dimensions … Continue reading

Posted in Project | Tagged | Leave a comment

Waikato Waldorf Festival 2014 – Review

The Waikato Waldorf Festival is a 1-day¬†event at the Waikato Waldorf school. It is one of the main fund raisers and is always themed medieval. For the past few years we have attended as part of the living history village. … Continue reading

Posted in Event | Leave a comment

Boxes

One of the goals with our encampment has been to have no clearly modern things lying around. to help with this, and to make life easier when packing for camp we have a number of different boxes that things get … Continue reading

Posted in Camp | Tagged | Leave a comment

Battle of Poitiers

The “Hundred Years’ War” between France and England (1337-1453) was an episodic struggle lasting well over a hundred years, for much of the time without any conflict. The battles were both violent, but also occasions when ideals of “chivalry” were … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

The Battle of Crecy

The “Hundred Years’ War” between France and England (1337-1453) was an episodic struggle lasting well over a hundred years, for much of the time without any conflict. The battles were both violent, but also occasions when ideals of “chivalry” were … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Longbow

In the 14th century there were four main forms of bow, the longbow, the English bow, as used by the English, the short bow, as used by the southern Europeans, and the crossbow. Each weapon was used in different ways … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment