I took a class from Mistress Vienna on Dec 17th. I was so excited, because every time she has taught this class, I’ve not been able to attend. Stumpwork is a type of sculptural or padded hand embroidery work that rose to popularity between 1650-1690. The first step was to transfer the design onto linen… Continue reading Stumpwork Strawberries
A few weeks ago, I was asked to embroider a couple of linen napkins. They were to be part of a gift basket being given to Bronwyn Rose (called Brose) and Joseph, on the occaision of their stepping down as the Baroness and Baron of Dragonship Haven. I wanted to incorporate the baronial arms: But… Continue reading Just a little something…
Back at the begining of August, I was having coffee with my husband, and our friends Barb Trow (Mistress Aine Callahgan) and Howard Stith (Master Harold von Auerbach). When the 4 of us get together, the topics of conversation run the gammut. However, it usually turns to art and the SCA. In this case, I… Continue reading Playing with Paint?
As I may have mentioned, construction is not my strong suit. But, here’s the thing…. My Laurel is a mad genius when it comes to garment construction. Before I even knew who she was, she was a woman that I would see during events and just have to pick my jaw up off the floor.… Continue reading You can coif if you want to…
At Coronation in April, I was asked by Mistress Camille if I could help her with a project. You see, she had just taken an amazingly talented woman ((Danielle Holden – Lady Audreye Bennett) as an apprentice and gave her a Legacy* belt. Camille, for all her amazing talents, told me that she lacks the… Continue reading A Mistress and her Legacy (belt).
Shortly after I became a member of the S.C.A., I started attending meetings for the Keepers of Athena’s Thimble, the East Kingdom’s embroiderer’s guild. Through this guild, I have met many wonderful and talented men and women. One of these women is Lady Elena Hylton. From the moment I met her, I knew that she… Continue reading Elena Hylton becomes a Laurel
Last fall, I was talked into entering an item into an auction to benefit Their Royal Majesties, Ivan & Matilde’s travel fund. As the King & Queen of the East Kingdom, they are required to travel….a lot!! The money raised helps to offset quite a bit of the financial burden, they would have had to… Continue reading Auction for TRM Ivan and Matilde
Every year at Birka, there has been a fashion show. The categories are Early, Mid, and Later period. A few years ago, Duchess (then Queen) Avelina introduced an additional category. The Queens Challenge. This year the Queens Challenge was “Beast of the East-Show your Eastern Pride”. I had plans… Initially they were fairly large and… Continue reading Birka and the Fashion Show that was(n’t)…
What I learned in 2017
Every year, in June, the Barony of Stonemarche hosts “Palio di Stonemarche” based off the Palio games in Sienna, Italy. We split the barony into 3 Contrada’s (neighborhoods): Southern Barony: Ferrari Western Barony: Sole Seacoast Barony: Hippcampo This year, I was asked to be the Contrada Captain for Ferrari! I was excited and a little… Continue reading Palio di Stonemarche