Last month when I was at West-An Tir War in Gold Coast, Oregon, I purchased a Gotland fleece in the grease. This means it was cut off the sheep with no processing whatsoever. It was only $10 and filled up a whole pillow case. I was very excited because I’ve been experimenting with making some helmet liners based on extant ones made with all natural materials.
A couple of months ago, my friend, Brion of Bellatrix, received a poem that was written for his lady, Ula Brennasdottir, by the talented Leofwen Cryccthegn Deorcwuda. He then asked if he could commission a scroll from me in order to properly present it to her. I was happy to oblige because Ula is an […]
FYI, this is going to be a long, wordy post. But, if you’d like to know how I went about making my Cranach gown, please read on! To read Part 1, visit here. Bodice The first part of the dress I constructed was the bodice. I laid out my pattern and cut it out in […]
FYI, this is going to be a long, wordy post. But, if you’d like to know how I went about making my Cranach gown, please read on! Background When I first started in the SCA, almost 4 years ago, I was given the advice to choose a persona based on the kind of clothing I […]
This year is the 50th anniversary of the SCA. In 1966 a group of students in Berkeley decided to have a Beltane (May Day) celebration medieval style and thus began the worldwide society that we enjoy today. As someone who is not originally from the West, I was particularly thrilled to be able to celebrate the […]
It’s been just about a year since I made my first medieval dress for myself, a Gothic fitted gown out of dark teal linen. Now it’s practically the only dress I wear since it’s the most historically accurate. Here’s a picture of me and my husband at March Crown at Invocation. I’m wearing a hood […]