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
When I last wrote I was gearing up for Panteria (an SCA event held in VT). I was working on my yellow wool apron dress. Next up was my blue underdress… Due to my crazy life, Kiaya offered to put the dress together for me. But I did all of the finishing… When you are… Continue reading Panteria outfit and surprises
I have started to share the work I’ve been doing on the apron dress.. We have seen (above) that I don’t always need the paramedics when I sew. But supervision is still highly recomended. I have completed the bottom hem: Next was stitching up the straps. Again, all hand stitched: **I should note: I used… Continue reading Wool Apron dress
*** Mea Culpa – I realized that I never gave photo credit’s, where they were due! I have now corrected this error! I mentioned, a few posts back, that I’ve accepted an apprenticeship at Birka, but I really didn’t say much else. Well, it was after the Fashion Show at Birka 28 that my dear… Continue reading So much to do and little time to do it in!
Last fall, it was made known that there would be quite a few visiting Royals to our *little* SCA event: A Market Day at Birka. Stonemarche’s artisans have always been very generous in creating & donating items for gift bags for visiting Royals…but usually it’s only a few. This year there was 12 Royal “heads… Continue reading Secret Birka 28 Project
Like many people, I find that I am hardest on myself. I have a hard time seeing the *amazing* in a project. Instead, I see where I missed a stitch, or the symetry was ‘off’ or a color choice wasn’t quite right. Something done or said, that is quite benign and innocent, can haunt me… Continue reading Something Old is New (or getting over it and re-purposing)
One of the neat things that I love about being involved with the SCA is the opportunity to learn new crafts. Often, the teacher creates a “kit” for the students to work from. You take your 30 or 60 minute class but you’ve only been able to complete a part of it. Ideally, you take… Continue reading What’s next?