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Pictorial: The Carolingian Caliver Company standard

This was originally posted on JMAucoin.com in February 2015.

Last spring one of my fellow SCA fencers came up to me saying he wanted to be the standard-bearer for our fencing unit, the Carolingian Caliver Company.

I loved the idea. The only problem was that I had no clue how to make a silk banner or flag.

Fortunately, in the SCA if there’s something you want to learn there’s a really, really good chance there’s already someone with the know-how in the society. More fortunately, that fellow was Sir Antonio and he was teaching a silk banner making class at one of my local events. We got to make small little banners, but I’ll save you all from having to see my first attempt. But it was a great class with a handy review sheet that I would use later on. Continue reading Pictorial: The Carolingian Caliver Company standard