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  • Kilts 'n More

    26 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014 We specialize in CUSTOM MADE PERIOD CLOTHING. Our kilts and accessories are all made by us using the finest materials…

  • All Things Weird and Wonderful

    25 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014 WELCOME to the
    All Things Weird and Wonderful
    Web Catalog and Webzine!

  • The Pyrates Royale

    17 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014 Creating music and mayhem since 1986
    THE original singing pirate band.

  • Kenny Klein

    27 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014

    Kenny Klein- champion fiddler, guitarist, and more.…

  • Wylde Nept

    25 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014 Traditional and Original Celtic pub tunes.

  • Bamboo Nation

    28 members Latest Activity: Feb 5, 2013 Fine Handcrafted Bamboo products. Scroll Cases - Staves - Drinking Vessels
    Incense Burners/Boxes - Canes - Staffs and…

  • Purring Banshee Studios

    24 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014 Welcome to Purring Banshee Studios, home of artist / teacher Cathleen McGowan.

  • Hughes Pottery

    29 members Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2012 Welcome to the home of Hughes Pottery! We are a family of potters creating functional art in our small studio in Central…

  • Vince Conaway

    23 members Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2012 A musician and composer, Vince can be found performing a wide variety of music on hammered dulcimer throughout the US, Canada,…

  • Flying Dulcimer

    18 members Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2012 Award winning instrumentalist Matthew Abelson.

  • Wolfram's Wondrous Wares

    30 members Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2014

    Hello and welcome to our web site. Wolfram's Wondrous Wares first began selling SCA related, miscellaneous items in early…

  • Drachenstein Treasures

    29 members Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2012 Welcome to Drachenstein Treasures, purveyors of fine jewelry, decorative metalwork, and those hard-to-find items that will make…

  • Iron Angel Forge

    34 members Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2012

    We make quite a lot of varied items. Our products section is broken up into several categories

  • Precious Plunder

    27 members Latest Activity: Apr 28, 2012 Finely crafted Circlets and Crowns, an inspired choice for your Wedding or for Medieval, Elven, Celtic, and Renaissance events.…

  • Mada Vemi Alpacas

    25 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014

    Mada Vemi Alpacas was started in September of 2004 with 2 female alpacas and a love of fiber arts. Now, on any given day,…

  • LorinGuild Apothecary

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

  • Sarasvati's Call

    27 members Latest Activity: Jun 27, 2012 Welcome to our web space ... Come in... Wander through our halls and explore the many wonders you will find here. You will…

  • Caera

    29 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014 Caera is a singer, harper, teacher, and writer, who is very passionate about the music, languages, and history of her Gaelic…

  • Full Gael

    27 members Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2012 Connecticut based Full Gael performs traditional Irish & Celtic music, including a variety of jigs, reels, & songs, Irish,…

  • Music For The Goddess

    27 members Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2012 Music for the Goddess has been rocking the Pagan community since its formation on Mabon (the fall equinox) 1998 with an eclectic…

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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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