corded buttonhole stitch · Embroidery · lattice stitch · Stumpwork

Stumpwork Strawberries

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

Embroidery · sca · silk floss

A Mistress and her Legacy (belt).

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).

Embroidery · laurel · sewing · silk floss · Uncategorized

Elena Hylton becomes a Laurel

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

Applique · Embroidery · Events

Birka and the Fashion Show that was(n’t)…

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)…

Embroidery · Events · sewing

Palio di Stonemarche

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