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  • Faire Business

    24 members Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2014 For established or aspiring merchants and performers to share tips, tricks, advice, and experiences. How to be a merchant, how to busk, where to…

  • Dagorhir Battle Games

    18 members Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2014

    Dagorhir is everywhere you want to be! Dagorhir Chapters span much of the United States, from Washington, DC to…

  • Valhalla's Anvil

    36 members Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2014

    Looking for something in metal or leather? I am a medieval reenactment blacksmith, jeweler and leather worker who specializes in Hot Steel,…

  • Om Shanti Handcrafts

    19 members Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2014 all-natural, handmade bath and body products. Soap, lip balm, massage oil, body scrubs, and more!

  • Mire Blades

    20 members Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2012 Welcome to Mire Blades. Me and the shop were put together as an outcome of a hobby that has been ongoing for many…

  • LorinGuild Apothecary

    30 members Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2012 Offering Ancient & Western Folk Remedies. "The Physician Heals.....Nature Makes Well"

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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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