Photograph by Elashava bas Riva (Susan Gilbert).

A wide range of options can fill your historical closet! From Romeo and Juliet in the Italian Renaissance, to Beowulf in Anglo-Saxon England, to early Musketeers in France, and everywhere in between. While our focus tends towards the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Western Europe, many individuals branch out into other cultures who had contact with medieval Europe. Sewing circles and workshops pop up on a regular basis, “garb” can be borrowed from the Baronial closet, and many talented artists sell garb.

Armoring & Sewing

Their Graces Vlad and Petranella host armoring and sewing on most Mondays starting at 6:00 p.m. in Roseville. Double check Nordskogen’s Facebook page to make sure the event is occurring.

Sewing with Mistress Cassandra of the Western Green

Mistress Cassandra of the Western Green hosts weekly sewing nights on Thursday nights at her home. The gatherings begin at 7:00 p.m. and last until your hostess tells you it’s time to go home! Contact her at or at 763-754-6725 for directions and to let her know that you are coming ahead of time.