Costume Collegium **UPDATED**

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Denville, NJ

Event date: June 15th, 2002

Event details

Costumers unite on June 15, 2002.

The event you've wanted is just around the corner in Denville, NJ at the Church of the Savior Episcopal Church, 155 Morris Avenue, Denville, NJ 07834.  This is being held with the kind permission of the Barony of Settmour Swamp.  There will be approx.  20 classes dealing with various aspects of costuming, including (but not limited to) clothing and accessories from specific time periods, textile classes, hand-sewing techniquest and round-table discussions.  Robin Netherton is scheduled to be our Key-note speaker from 10:30 - 11:00 am.  There will be a 20 minute break - and the Class Schedule will resume until approx.  6:00pm.  The class times will run as follows:  11:20 - 12:20, 12:30 - 1:30, 1:40 - 2:40, 2:50 - 3:50, 4:00 - 5:00, 5:10 - 6:10.

There will be an A&S Display.  Please bring items (finished or works-in-progress) to be displayed.  Documentation is encouraged.  Gentles are encouraged to bring tokens to bestow on those items/projects that inspire them.

The site will open at 9am and close to all at 8pm.  There will be:  no pets allowed, no smoking in the building and the event is dry.

The Dayboard will be planned/prepared by Lord Heidrekr Skulasson (Gerard Nappa).  If you have specific allergies or other food concerns, please contact Lady Muriel de Chimay (Greta Nappa) at

For those who know (and those who don't), Robin Netherton is an independent scholar specializing in costume of the Middle Ages.  Since 1982, she has given lectures and workshops for academic audiences, historical societies, reenactment groups, and writers' organizations both here and abroad, on practical aspects of period costume as well as on costume as an approach to social history, art history, and literature.  Her research focuses on the development of the cut of European clothing in the 12th through 15th centuries, as well as on the depiction and interpretation of clothing by artists and historians, both medieval and modern.

Her recent article on a proposed cutting method for a 12th century Norman gown, published in the _Costume Research Journal_, was reprinted in the Winter 2002 _Tournaments Illuminated_.

She will also be giving a 2 hour class on the following topics:  The Gothic Fitted Dress and The Greenland Gored Gown (more information available on the website) and the second 2 hour class will be on "Two Gothic Overgown Styles".  Specifically, Part 1:  Will the Real Sideless Surcote Please Stand Up? and Part 2:  The 15th-Century V-Necked Gown.

Site Opens: 9 AM
Site Closes: 7:30 PM

Event Location

The Church of the Savior Episcopal Church
155 Morris Avenue
Denville, NJ  07834
Google Map


Find your best way to Route 80 in New Jersey.

IF From the WEST:

Take Route 80 East to Exit 37.  Sign for "513, Hibernia, Rockaway"
Turn LEFT at light at bottom of exit ramp (onto Hibernia Ave, North 513)
Cross UNDER Route 80 (there will be a traffic light right here).
At Light, turn RIGHT onto Morris Avenue.

* Stay on Morris Ave for 1 mile (road will bear sharp Left, then hard Right).
Come to a "sort-of" 3-way intersection - Turn LEFT, remaining on Morris Ave.

Church is 2/10 of a mile on the Right.  There are 75 parking spaces, plus handicap parking.  If these are full, there is a road, right across the street, for extra parking.

IF From the EAST:

Take Route 80 West to Exit 37.  Sign for "513, Hibernia, Rockaway"
Turn RIGHT at Light at bottom of exit ramp.
At next Light (immediate), turn LEFT onto Morris Avenue.  Follow from * above.

Registration Fees

Site fee is $7.00 per person (includes Dayboard)


Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  - Barony of Settmour Swamp

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Mistress Elisabeth Talbot (Beth McMann)

Lady Muriel de Chimay (Greta Nappa)
6 Lake Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-8418 (before 9:30pm)

Send Reservations to:

Lady Muriel de Chimay
c/o Greta Nappa
6 Lake Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860

or write to:

Please send reservations by Friday, June 7, 2002.
Reservations are not required (but it would be nice to have an idea of how many gentles will be in attendance).  :)

Other Contact Information:

Unfortunately, there will be no space for Merchants.  There will be no children's activities available.

Anyone who wishes to teach, please contact Lady Muriel de Chimay (co-autocrat), information above.