The next traveling adventure was when the one I was staying with called me up about midnight on a Friday and stated they had arranged for me a person that would take me to Michigan to the storage place and pick things
up. Not having any money for gas was my first thought and statement to him. But
that had all been arranged. Thus the control of things was others within my
live once again. The next call was the person whom was to do this asking when I
would like to start. The earlier the better I responded. And seven was agreed
upon. The next morning I walked out to the Waffle House to meet them. The wind
was hard and cutting cold. They were not there. They did not arrive till almost
10 after two other times of walking out and trying to call them I had almost
given up. But there they were after fixing the headlights in the truck. So off
we went to Michigan me and some young man that had never met me. I napped some
of the way there. Then slowly starting talking. Learning of him and the truck
as well. Up to Michigan we went stopping for gas just before the exit for
storage. And coming to the con clusion the truck he had was not large or heavy
enough to tow the Vardar. So we emptied the storage room of things and as we
did so it started to cold misty rain upon us. Taking the large tarp off the
Vardar and replacing it with a smaller one we strapped it over the things and started
down to Ohio. By now it had stated getting dark upon the road and I was to
drive back. Finding the overflow for the radiator had a leak and being told the
truck may over heat I just leveled out below the speed limit and down we came.
It did over heat once and we pulled over to let it cool. Up to a gas station
and filled up gass and water we were off again. Within site of the Exit we were
to get off on the rear tire blew on the truck and when the AAA truck arrived it
was found that the lug nuts were stripped and not removable. So towed it was to
the apartment. Unloaded into the small room I placed things. Which surprised
the person that place it was with the amount of things I put into the room. I
am good at 3d tetris still it seems. Then the trie to be replaced which was an
adventure in itself. For I ended up grinding the rim to the point I could break
it to parts with a sledge to remove it. NA then the other tire was put on after
new lugs replaced the old ones which were not so good.

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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