These are the notes for my class on medieval pavilions held at Rowany Festival 2013.
Start in dining pavilion – frequency of shapes, construction, pole size and timber choice, decoration, storm guys,
Barn tent – framing, guys, wind performance
Elayne’s tent – design principles (height of beds, space for storage, ease of erection, storage/transport space), frequency of shape
Rowan’s tent – framing, decoration, lining
Elspeth’s tent/Sara’s tent – design principles, internal volume vs space for storage, canvas choice, decoration
Types of tents, when, where and frequency.
- double bell
How to hold them up