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
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