Here's a list of other people who have web sites discussing the tents they make. None of these are commercial tentmakers, as far as I know (but their sites provide links to those other guys). Mostly, they're in it for the love of tentmaking, and will help you get in touch with others who have made their own tents.
Medieval Pavilion Resources
This site, by Tanya Guptill (or, in the SCA, Dame Mira Silverlock) has pictures of five tents she's made herself, and has links with just about every other pavilion-related site on the web. The site, unfortunately, has not been updated in years, and many of the links are broken.
Deborah and Steve's Plausibly Medieval Pavilions
Nice pictures of the tents they've made, plus construction details, and many of the same links as Tanya's site.
Pavilion Information from House Greydragon
Master Terafan's page on the several hub-and-spoke round tents he's made, plus some fascinating pictures of a surviving Swiss pavilion.
Sven Skildbiter's "History of Tents" web site
Probably the most comprehensive collection of period tentage, from antiquity to the beginning of the Industrial Age, arranged by century. If you want to see if a design is authentic, this is the place to start.
Embarking on a "Period" Medieval Encampment
Maestra Damiana Illiara d'Onde's detailed (dare I say exhaustive?) treatise on period encampments, SCA style. There isn't a lot she doesn't cover.
Master Bedwyr Danwyn's web site on period lighting which is a gold mine on information on how to make your own period lights using oil, tallow, and other period fuels. Master Bedwyr also contributed this column on how he sets up his encampment for the Pennsic War.
And I'd like to thank Sunara's Clothing and Accessories for their help over the years.
And, course, our own e-mail address:
If you know of some other links we should have (like yours, maybe), we'd love to hear from you. Likewise, if any of the above links is stale, we'd appreciate your letting us know.
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