Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Fair At The Joust

Our first confirmed event for the 2001 season is something very new and unusual to us at Sorazora. It is an event that we are looking forward to as it has an emphasis on crafts and skills from days gone by.

Fair At The Joust is set in the beautiful grounds of the imposing keep of Castle Hedingham in Essex. Held over Sunday 29 May and Monday 30 May, it will showcase an era of chivalry with a jousting tournament.

History will definitely come alive over the two days with demonstrations from the Norfolk Longbowmen and birds of prey flying displays.

How does Sorazora fit in with this event you may ask yourself! With production methods that have barely changed, our garments will show some of the kinds of fabric that would have been around during the days of jousting. Our entire colour range from natural dyes reflect the way dyeing was done from the very beginning to the mid 19th century. Knight's colourful fabrics would have been organically dyed using roots, barks, leaves and fruit that yield colour. It is our range of designs that brings these time honoured methods into the 21st century, where the importance is now placed on environmental issues.

For more information about this event or the many other events held at the castle, please visit their webpages through this link.