Paper Resources

Make Your Own . . . Series

Food and Drink
Title
Workshop
Description
Time Period
Cost
Oatcakes
Oatcakes and Tasting
An oatcake recipe
Early to Late Saxon
(5th to 11th century AD)
10p
Mead
Welcome Ceremony and Tasting
How to make mead (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Bread
Tasting
An ancient bread recipe
Ostrehláf How to make feast-day meatloaf
Late Saxon
(10th to 11th century AD)
15p
Gesoden Hryþeren Flæsc 7 Por How to make 'Seethed Cattle Flesh and Leek'
10p
Hwostandrenc
Health and Healing
How to make cough medicine
5p

 

Games
Title
Workshop
Description
Time Period
Cost
Alea Evangelii
Games
How to make and play the 19x19 Anglo-Saxon version of tafl
Late Saxon
(10th to 11th century AD)
20p
Tæflstán How to make dice from clay
Early to Late Saxon
(5th to 11th century AD)
10p
Cnucelbán 7 Fifstánas How to make knucklebones and five-stones from clay some games to play with them
Tabula How to make and play a 'Tabula' game
Mircels How to make and play a Nine Men's Morris game
Haletæfl How to make and play a 'Haletæfl' game
Mid. To Late Saxon
(8th to 11th century AD)
Fox 7 Gés How to make and play a 'Fox and Geese' game
Hnefetafl / Tawlbwrdd How to make and play the 11x11 version of tafl played by the Vikings and the Welsh respectively
Mid. To Late Saxon
(9th to 11th century AD)
Ard-Ri How to make and play the 7X7 Scots version of tafl
Tablut / Fitchneal How to make and play the 9x9 version of tafl played by the Finns and the Irish respectively
Hnefetafl How to make and play the 13x13 version of tafl played by the Vikings

 

Textiles
Title
Workshop
Description
Time Period
Cost
Drop-spindle
Drop-Spinning
How to make a drop-spindle from clay and a stick
Early to Late Saxon
(5th to 11th century AD)
10p
Hand-spun Thread How to spin thread using a drop-spindle
Naturally Dyed T-shirt
Dyeing
How to dye a T-shirt with natural products
Hat
Hat Making
How to make cloth hats
20p
Pouch
Pouch Making
How to make cloth pouches

 

Pottery - all 10p
Title
Workshop
Description
Time Period
Beads
Pottery
How to make beads from clay and fire clay
Early to Mid. Saxon
(5th to 9th century AD)
Loom-weights and Spindle-whorls How to make these objects from clay
Early to Late Saxon
(5th to 11th century AD)
llington / Lackford-ware Pot How to make this object from clay
Early Saxon
(6th century AD)
Stamped Pot
Girth-bossed Pot
Anglian Urn
Rusticated Domestic Pot
Early Saxon
(5th to 6th century AD)
Ipswich-ware Bowl
Mid. Saxon
(7th to 9th century AD)
Ipswich-ware Pitcher
Mid. Saxon
(8th century AD)
Bar-lip Pot
Late Saxon
(10th to 11th century AD)
Hamwih Vase

 

Paper Crafts - all 10p
Title
Description
Time Period
Girdle-hangers How to make these unique objects from cardboard
Early Saxon
(5th to 6th century AD)
Spear and Shield How to make these from cardboard
Early to Late Saxon
(5th to 11th century AD)
Amulet / Pendant How to make these from clay or cardboard
Brooches How to make a variety of brooches from cardboard
Hurbuck Hoard Pickaxe, Scythe and Axe How to make copies of these tools from cardboard
Mid. to Late Saxon
(9th to 10th century AD)
Beagnoth's Seax How to make a 'seax' from cardboard

 

Pictures to Colour - all 10p

Hand-drawn by Glenn

Alfgar the Ale-man Hædde the Hunter
The Leechwife
Bealdred the Baker Mid Saxon Warrior The Merchant
Cynefrith the Clay-worker 'Spinestre' (Mid. Saxon Woman Spinning) The Herdsman
Frani the Fisherman Mildburh the Milkmaid A Spearman
Frithuswith the Farmer's Wife The Farmer  

Other Pictures:
Title
Workshop
The New Minster Charter c.966 AD (British Library MS Cotton Vespasian A.VIII, f2v.)
Clothing
Chopping Wood (July), BL MS Cotton Tiberius B. V, Part 1, f.6 (1025-1050 AD)
The Seasons and Clothing
Hunting (October) BL MS Cotton Tiberius B. V, Part 1, f.7v (1025-1050 AD)
Ploughing (January) BL MS Cotton Tiberius B. V, Part 1, f.3 (1025-1050 AD); Cotton Julius A. VI, f.3 (1000-1050 AD)
Feasting (April) BL MS Cotton Julius A. VI, f.4v (1000-1050 AD)
Reaping (August) BL MS Cotton Julius A. VI, f.6v (1000-1050 AD)
Threshing (December) BL MS Cotton Julius A. VI, f.8v (1000-1050 AD)
Digging, Raking & Sowing (March) BL MS Cotton Julius A. VI, f.4 (1000-1050 AD)
Stacking Wood, Warming & Smithying (November) BL MS Cotton Tiberius B. V, Part 1, f.8 (1025-1050 AD)
Psychomachia of Prudentius, late 10th C. (BL MS Cotton Cleopatra C. VIII, f.30) 'above - Peace drives out Fear, Suffering and Violence'  
Harley Psalter, 1000-1050 AD (BL MS Harley 603 f.13v) 'Christ holding a spear, leads soldiers with spears and shields. They stand beside a river with fish, outside the gates of a walled town'  

 

Quizzes, Puzzles, etc. - all 10p
Title
Workshop
Match the Kitchen Objects to their Old English names
Cooking
Match the Clothes to their Old English names
Dressing Up
Early (Pagan) Drawing / Colouring-in - Wíga (Warrior)
Early (Pagan) Drawing / Colouring-in - Wíf (Wife)
Word-search
Riddles
Word Fit - House and Contents
Shelter
Decode the Runic Writing
Pagan vs. Christian Clothing 'Wer ond Wif'
Dressing Up

 

Information Sheets
Title
Included with Workshop
Cost
List of Dye-stuffs
Dyeing
10p
Names
Hospitality, Music and Story-telling
Welcome Ceremony and Tasting
Story-Telling & Beowulf Resources
Story-telling
List of Foods and their 'Food Facts'
Cooking and Tasting
Colours
Clothing and Dyeing
Old English Battle Commands
Warriors and Battle Drill
The Julius Calendar (BL MS Cotton Julius A. vi), 1000-1050 AD
The Seasons
The Tiberius Calendar (BL MS Cotton Tiberius B. V, Part 1, f.8), 1025-1050 AD
The Will of Wynflæd (10th century AD), BL Cotton Charter viii. 38
Clothing
The laws of King Ethelbert of Kent c.604
(Textus Roffensis - DRc/R1 f.1 recto - f.3 verso)
Law
20p
Marriage
10p
Slavery
Warriors
Warriors
30p
Beagnoth's Seax (runic inscription - 9th/10th C.)
10p
Paint
10p
Clothing
Clothing
Health & Healing
Health and Healing
Ælfric's Life of St. Edmund (written before 1002 AD), BL Cotton Julius E. vii - early eleventh century
25p
The Exeter Book of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (10th century; Exeter Dean & Chapter MS. 3501)
10p
Games
Games
Weapons and Armour
Warriors, Spear and Shield Making, Battle Drill
Pottery
Pottery