Millinery and Costuming Skill Building

Overview of the Year

I’m sure this will surprise no one, but this has been a weird year, and not just for directly pandemic reasons. I paired full time graduate school with full time work, so hopefully can be forgiven for going a little light on the documentation this year in favor of providing an overview of this year’s projects. I started sewing with the Barony of Blatha an Oir sewing nights in 2019, and went to my first event, September Crown, that fall. In a lot of ways, I’m still trying out a lot of different things in the SCA space, and this exhibit documents my experiments and progress in skill building in my areas of interest.

This exhibit is not the deep dive into one of my many passions like I showcased last year. If you’d like to see last year’s much more documented hennin work, which I am still continuing this year, that can be found here. Instead, this is more of a year-in-review portfolio…of all the things I remembered to take pictures of, at least XD.

My mentor is the awesome Barwnes Angharat verch Reynulf, who is an inspiration to all who know her.

Millinery

Scribal

Costuming

Classes taught

This was my first year (successfully, I hope) teaching classes! I also spent a lot of the year taking them and moderating virtual events. These are the powerpoints from both of my classes, though I haven’t managed to record either yet.

Culinary

My current project is preparing for a (tentative) Harvest Feast for Blatha an Oir on November 6th with an Italian theme. I have a menu outline and a long list of recipes to try, and am studying up on how to be a good event steward.

Miscellaneous/In Progress

Tudor overgown: Done, except photos of the finished outfit (Gwerydd Aurifaber is currently expecting, so it will be a while until I get those)

Venetian 12th night challenge outfit: Working on the chopines and partlet for 1530s Venetian garb, and embroidery for the chemise.

Burgundian 12th night challenge outfit: Mockup done for kirtle and houppelande, need to have an in-person fitting to make the kirtle. Learning basketry for the hennin.


11 Replies to “Millinery and Costuming Skill Building”

  1. Wow! So much great work! I’ve struggled myself to create in the past year (internal motivations and deadlines do very little for me…) and I’m inspired by you, your work, and your dedication and perseverance. Well done!

  2. Wow! You are a prolific creator – I’m inspired! I hope you teach your pottage class again because I’d love to take it. I’m going to study the slides further for sure. You do amazing work, thank you for sharing – especially as you balance school and life with the SCA.

  3. My Goodness Talk about making the best of a bad situation! you took the plague by storm and let your creativity run free! I for one am of course most excited for the scribal aspect of all of this ( gee wonder why) Keep up the amazing work you have done thus far! Excited to see what else you tackle this year!!

    1. Thank you Nykera! Scribal, especially scroll design, is a lot of fun, and I’m still working on calligraphy some, too…hopefully next year I’ll have some good examples of that to show off, too.

  4. I am amazed at how much you manage to do in combination with the challenges of work, school and everything else, including being an officer of the Barony, retinue, volunteering for event teams, and plunging full into the depths of so many intriguing things. It is a delight to see you stretch your boundaries and grow.

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