For a few years, now, it has been a goal of mine to become the Baronial Bard of Stonemarche. But in order to win the competition, one must first enter it. Every year, Harper’s Retreat comes, and with it, Baronial Bardic. And every year, I go to sign up and freeze. (Freak out, change my… Continue reading 2021 Harper’s Retreat and the 2nd Plague Bardic Championship 🎶
The Elevation of Roibeard MacNeill
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)…
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