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Fiber, Fabric & Fighting

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - November 12 @ 12:00 pm

not_wheelchair_accessible service animals only no weapons allowed

Additional notes on Wheelchair Accessibility: There is a ramp on the Front porch to the facility.

Announcing the re-birth of Fiber, Fabric, & Fighting LIVE!! Yes, like a Phoenix from the ashes, we rise for the 21st annual Fiber Symposium on Friday November 10th at 5:00 pm until Sunday November 12th at Noon, at the Forrest D. Brown Conference Center, 384 Dieffenderfer Rd, Mifflinburg, PA 17844 in the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais. As always, Saturday will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and many other Fiber arts. Between classes, as well as Friday and Saturday evening, there is time to chat and work together with friends old and new on shared interests. No activities for children are planned.

The event will be held at the Forrest D. Brown Conference Center, 384 Dieffenderfer Rd, Mifflinburg, PA 17844. The site opens at 5PM on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Autocrat: THL Elyse la Bref (
Class Coordinator: Mistress Phiala O’Ceallaigh (
814-769-9300 before 9 pm.

If you are interested in teaching, please contact Mistress Phiala O’Ceallaigh (
Your name (SCA and modern), and preferred titles (if any)
Home Kingdom
A brief biography
Title of class
Brief description
Class length, limits, fees, and special needs (if any)

Martial Activities
Neither Fighting nor Fencing will be available this year.

Merchants are welcome, although space (outdoors) is at a premium. Contact the autocrat for details.

A Dayboard will be provided on Saturday. If you have any dietary issues, please contact us.
There will be an oatmeal breakfast on Saturday morning, a light supper on Saturday for those staying over Saturday night, and a simple breakfast on Sunday.

The Adult Event Registration of $30 (Adult Member Discount: $25) includes the cost of event, bunk bed, and meals. The Adult Day Event Registration of $25 (Adult Member Discount: $20) includes the cost of the event and Saturday dayboard. Minors are free. Please show proof of membership at the door or with your pre-registration to receive the member discount.

*Pre-registration is required, and a cap on attendance of 60 persons will be in effect due to the size of the site.*

All checks are to be made payable to “SCA PA, Inc. – Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais”.
Send Registrations to:
Autumn Shuman, 329 Pearl Street, Berwick, Pa. 18603

Silent Auction
A Silent Auction will be held to defray travel costs for out of state teachers – auction donations are welcome and encouraged! Lost and Found items aged one year or more will be on the auction table. If you discover your long-lost item and choose to reclaim it, we ask that you leave a donation in its place as we looked after it for a year and others wanted to bid on it.

We invite all attending to bring relevant books from their personal libraries to contribute to an event reference library. The library will be staffed, and books will not leave the library area.

Bathrooms (indoor plumbing), changing space, and showers are readily available on site. Limited bunk space is available on site. Reservations will receive first consideration for on-site sleeping accommodation. Medical necessity for lower bunks will be considered upon reservation, however only 24 lower bunks are available. Please reserve early! Ladders will be provided per bunk room for access to upper bunks. All guests will need to provide their own bedding, but mattresses are provided by the site. Both dormitories are coed and will fill up. The bathrooms and showers are single sex. Please advise us if you need electricity for CPAP, as only 1 dormitory has outlet access.

Local hotels
Quite a few hotels can be found along Route 15, north and south of route 192.

Parking is limited, and unpaved, at the Brown Center; like Sieg Center. There is no room for oversize vehicles, and we urge everyone to carpool if possible.

Directions to 384 Dieffenderfer Rd, Mifflinburg, PA 17844
From East and West, make your way to Interstate 80, exiting at Exit 210 A onto Route 15 South. Follow Route 15 and turn right onto PA 192/ Buffalo Road. Follow Route 192 into the village of Cowan, turning right on Church Road, then another Right onto Deiffenderfer Road, following signs for the Forrest D. Brown Center. It will be on your right.
From North or South, make your way to Route 15, and follow the above directions from there.


November 10 @ 5:00 pm
November 12 @ 12:00 pm
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Elyse la Bref


Forrest D. Brown Conference Center
384 Dieffenderfer Rd
Mifflinburg, PA 17844 United States
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