North Woods Community College – presented by the Riding of Hawkland Moor

Thank you for a great 2023 event! Stay tuned for future North Woods Community College dates!

The information below will be kept until the next event is posted – feel free to reach out to [email protected] for contact information of any of the teachers.

Saturday, 02 September 2023 – 9am to Dusk
Location: House Applegarth – 5555 Edgar road, Clarkston, MI 48346

Come to college and Take an EPIC Class! Learn a new skill or hone a skill in a 10 hour class!

Classes start promptly at 10am. Gate opens at 9am

Registration | Food | Location & Directions | Event Steward Info
Classes: Woodworking | Embroidery | Leatherworking | Beadwork | Cooking


  • Pre-Registration: You can contact Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel ([email protected]) to pre-reg & reserve a spot in the class of your choice!
  • Entrance Fees:
    • Adults $10 ($15 for non-SCA members)
    • Youth (6-17) $3
    • Children (0-5) Free
  • Dinner Feast
    • $5 per person
    • Feast will be cooked by the Cooking class
  • Class Fees: All classes, with the exception of the cooking class, will have a materials fee, payable to the teacher.

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  • Lunch: Bring a frozen pizza to be cooked in a wood burning stove (french bread sized or no larger than 12 inches)
  • Dinner: Feast will be prepared by the cooking class and will be $5 per person

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Location & Directions

Take your best route to I-75 exit #93 (Dixie Hwy.)
Head south on Dixie Hwy. for just over a mile
Turn right onto Foster (just before the Comerica Bank) and go 1.3 miles
Turn left onto Edgar Rd.
5555 Edgar Rd is about a quarter of a mile down the road on the right.

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Event Steward

Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel ([email protected])
Phone: 586-604-0873

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Class Information

Please direct any questions regarding the classes to Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel ([email protected])

Woodworking with Nigel
Limit: 6 students
Fee: $20
Make a 3 legged stool
Embroidery with Endlin & Jaquelinne
Limit: 10 students
Fee: $3
Start a sampler or stitch book. Practice some stitches then apply those stitches to a project now. Save the sampler book to design later projects. You can also bring an article of clothing or an item that you want to embellish with embroidery. Fee covers basic materials. If you do not bring your own item to embroider, there will be some items available for purchase for an additional fee.
Leatherworking with Thorfin
Limit: 6 students
Fee: $20
Class will start with a short demonstration on basic leather tools and techniques. Techniques will then be applied to the creation of a custom ring belt and pouch. Fee covers cost of leather, dye and hardware. Tools will be available for use during the class.
Beadwork with Aliyah
Limit: 6 students
Fee: $20
Class will be to do beadwork to create a decorated veil. Participants will get their choice of 1 yard of silk or linen.
Cooking without a Stove with Catherine
Limit: 8
Students will learn 5 different techniques for cooking without a stove. Food prepared in class will be served as evening feast.

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