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    Mystic Awareness, Spiritual Light, Let me see with Inner Sight~As My Magick takes to Flight

    Why do we worship the Moon? Is it the beauty,…

  • Candles

    31 members Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2014 Interests from making to lore to color meanings to how to use towards older ideas and ways.

  • Bards of today and yesteryear...

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  • Asgard

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    What is Asatru?

    about roots.
    about connections.
     about coming…

  • Period Style Events

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    Where is the event near you. Or if you are sponsoring one please place it here for all to know and find.

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    18 members Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2014 A non-profit, educational organization that re-creates history from the time frame of 1066 - 1603 . Time frame covers …

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    101 Natural and Effective. Remedies using Herbs, Teas, Foods, Vitamins, Homeopathics and Items already Found in your Home and Kitchen.

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    37 members Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2014 A bestiary, or Bestiarum vocabulum is a compendium of beasts. Bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in…

  • Historical Roles of Women

    25 members Latest Activity: Jan 6, 2014 To tell of historical types of Lady's and titled women, from ancient times to the Courtesans of the 1600/1700's

  • Medieval Times

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  • Myth, Lore and Legends of Death

    40 members Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2016 The story of death from all cultures through time. Rituals, beliefs and Gods.

  • Cauldron of Oils & Aromatherapy

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    Origins and the emerging use of oils and scents through time. An extensive look at the many uses and benefits.

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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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