About Apollonia

Apollonia lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and plays in the SCA in the Kingdom of the West. She loves learning about and making stuff.

Gettin’ Wooly: Processing a Fleece in the Grease

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 […]

Royal Lineage of the Kingdom of the West

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 […]

14th Century Headware: St. Brigitta’s Cap

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 […]