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Needle and Threat

Hosted by: Shire of Rokeclif

Start Date: 10/28/2023 Thru End Date: 10/28/2023 58
La Crosse Masonic Center
118 8th St S
La Crosse WI 54601

Planned Activities: Classes , Rapier Combat

(A Sharp & Pointy Event)

The Shire of Rokeclif is hosting this day of sewing and fencing.

Needle & Threat October 28, 2023 La Crosse Masonic Lodge 118 8th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601 Google Map

We will need everyone to preregister so we can have an estimate of the number of attendees. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxBN7_uIHyZxIusd4FZNSmj7eFqNQdc2FsPilq4oUpp4YV4Q/viewform?usp=sharing

We also have access to a very large kitchen and a great hall. Site is wet but any alcohol consumption must be done in the building.

Site opens at 9:00am and closes at 7:00pm. Gate closes at 1:00pm.

  • Registration: $15
  • Registration with Member Discount: $10
  • Children 0-17: Free
  • Lunch: $7, menu TBA below
  • Checks payable to: SCA WI Inc-Shire of Rokeclif
  • Site is accessible.

SILENT AUCTION: We are also having a silent auction as a fundraiser for our shire. Please bring something that would be of interest to SCA folks. And CASH ONLY for bidding. Thanks!



Teachers, if you are in the La Crosse area, you may drop off your materials Friday evening between 5pm and 8pm. You can also get entry at 8am before Gate officially opens.

We request that teachers prepay their registration to secure your spot in our limited number of rooms. Teachers will also get their lunch paid for by the Shire of Rokeclif.

Class descriptions and schedule will be included in the handouts at the event. Here is a current list of planned classes:

  • Splendid Textiles – introduction to far east textiles
  • How to Scent Your World – CLASS LIMIT 8 FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION introduction to the world of fragrant textiles
  • Fitting a Bodice by Yourself – a crash course
  • Intro to Brocade Tablet Weaving – CLASS LIMIT 6 History of brocade weaving
  • Hand-cut Fletches – from feather to fletch
  • It Doesn’t Sound the Way it Looks – wrapping your brain around Gaelic names
  • Passing your First Authorization – ARMOR NEEDED class to demystify the authorization process

Rapier Activities

  • Cut & Thrust Tournament – Lord Yague Antolinez ( Nathan Wichman) will be running a short sword C&T tournament (maximum blade length 36″ from tip to quillon, and encourages use of arming swords, sabres, or sideswords).


  • Beef & Veggie Soup*
  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Various Fruits

* If you need a vegetarian option, please contact our Lunch Coordinator ahead of time.

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