Stonemarche Garb Schola

Hosted by Barony of Stonemarche - Gilford, NH

Event date: March 18th, 2023

Event Last Modified: March 11th, 2023

Event details

Greetings to the well-garbed and the wanting-to-be-well-garbed populace of the East Kingdom!

Welcome to the first ever Stonemarche Garb Schola held in the beautiful Lakes Region in the heart of the Barony of Stonemarche!

As garb is such an integral part of how we play and represent our chosen time period, our persona and our personality, we thought it certainly deserved its own schola.  Not everyone feels ready to tackle the Iron Seamstress challenge but everyone, to different extents, wants to look good and be comfortable in their garb, be it for a stroll down the aisles at Birka, a steamy summer day at GNEW or around a chilly Bardic around a fire at Harper's.  And so, we are collecting some of those in the Kingdom for whom sewing is a passion and teaching is a joy to share their knowledge and get us on the track to sartorial respelendence (looking real good in garb)!

As this is a new event, we will see what the response from teachers and attenders is.  At this point, we plan to have tracks for beginner sewists from basic T-tunic construction to how to pick and know your fabrics, for intermediate and expert sewists around more specifics of patterning, construction, sewing, finishing, by machine and or by hand, your period appropriate garb .  There will also be an accessories track for things like headwear, shoes, undergarments etc.  If you have a class you are dying to teach, or take, please let us know so that we can work on bringing you on this year and/or next year as we get to build on this year's beginning.

In addition to classes, there will be a sign up to participate in a fashion show over the day-board lunch where teachers and others may display and explain a bit about their garb and where it fits into period history.  There will also be a consultation table where some of our teachers will volunteer to sit and answer questions if you have a garb idea with which you are not sure where to start or garb in process where you've reached a sticky point and need some coaching. 

This is a respectfully *wet* site.  Please plan accordingly. 

Site Opens: 9 AM
Site Closes: 6 PM

Event Location

Gilford Community Church
19 Potter Hill Rd.
Gilford, NH  03249
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


Gilford Community Church
19 Potter Hill Rd. 
Gilford, NH.  03249

Site Website:

Google Maps Link:

Directions:  From West, North or South, take I-93 to exit 20 for Tilton toward NH-11E / NH-132 N / US-3 N
Follow to a slight Right onto US-3 N / Laconia Gilford bypass to the 11A Laconia/Gilford Exit
Turn R onto Belknap Mountain Road, then L onto Potter Hill Rd., the Gilford Community Church is on the right.
Parking is in the onsite parking lot.

Directions from the East:  There are several routes to take , all will eventually bring you via NH 16 N / NH 4 to NH 11 N / Mount Mayor Highway to NH 11 A north.  From this direction you will take a Left onto Belknap Mountain Road, then L onto Potter Hill Rd., the Gilford Community Church is on the right.
Parking is in the onsite parking lot.

Registration Fees

Adult Members:  $15.00
Adult Non Members:  $20.00
Youth 6-17:  admission is free
Under 6:  admission is free

We are working on finding someone to work with children at the event, but regardless, as is always the case, any children attending are the sole responsibility of the parents or guardians and should be under supervision at all times.  Thank you.

Day-board is included with site fee.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NH Inc.  - Barony of Stonemarche

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Caitríona inghean Uí Shíodhacháin
(Kathryn Cranford)
Text preferred

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To preregister online please complete this Google form:

All online and mailed registrations must be received by March 13th.

Any mailed reservations received after that time may not be processed.

Requests for refunds can be made until March 15th by writing to the Exchequer at:

For Mailed-in Registrations: 

Please provide the legal names, SCA names, whether adult/youth/child, and member numbers (if applicable) of everyone you are registering.

If you will be paying by check in advance, please include a contact phone number on the check in the event we need to reach you.

Please send reservations and/or payment to:

Cheryl Kent
35 Merry Hill Rd
Barrington, NH 03825

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It is important to note that we will continue to support those who wish to continue masking.  Similarly, we support those who wish to no longer mask.  These are personal decisions and will be treated as such.  We expect the entire populace to be respectful of the choices of others.

We encourage the populace to vaccinate and get boosted as you are able, and remember the social responsibility of not attending an event should you have any symptoms of illness regardless of whether they are COVID-related or not.

There will be masks and hand sanitizer at stations around the event and we encourage attendees to avail themselves according to their choices.