Edith of Arbroath
Edith of Arbroath (FINALLY got back to Scotland!)
Azure, a crescent inverted and overall an arrow fracted in chevron inverted Or
THL Edith of Arbroath (formerly Edith of York, formerly Ædythe of Warwick) has been in the SCA since Angels Melee Tourney 1990 on 01/27/1990. Her personae was given as hostage to the Earl of Warwick, cementing a pact with her sire's clan. She was taught spinning, weaving and embroidery. Her skills increased and she was often commissioned to design and sew garb. Having pestered her English host, Edith was taught to read and write. When the monk-scribe fell ill, she took over his duties, designing and calligraphing numerous scrolls much to the delight of her host-captor.
At length, her sire (Dauid Maelchon) secured her release from Warwick but she was held at York because of the "Troubles" betwixt Stephen and the Empress Matilda. Her kindred staunchly supported David I and the Earl of Gloucester. Whilst at York, she took up arms, delighting in sword/shield, mace and glave and was included in the Brotherhood of the Blade, much to her lady-mother's dismay.
Edith was sequestered, for some years, caring for her beloved sire. After his peaceful death, she returned to Caid.
Edith's device when she was Edith of York. It given a prize at a Dreiburgen Arts Competition. I used silks & did hand stitching over the machine zigzagging.
English Elizabethan 1540: This was my first attempt at structured garb Copper colored upholstry fabric for over skirt & bodice. Taffeta was used for the front & on the under skirt. I used mundane rickrack [but it was shiny!] and used the same taffeta for the summer sleeves as on the underskirt. Modeled by Alyse.
Garb for Others
Dun Or Stepping Up Garb late 1390: Iain Glic macRobert: made from 100% cotton velveteen with a wide band of trim purchased in London. I inkle'd selvage bands to finish the trim down the front & cuffs. -- Theresia diu Harpfærîn: printed 100% cotton velveteen sideless gown with solid velveteen undergown. By request, there was no train. (05/15/1999)
Green Cloak worn by Baroness Morgaine FitzStephen on her recent trip to Ireland. I made it from 100% wool woven on the Isle of Lewis for the movie Rob Roy. Because the fabric was limited, I used a felted dark green down the front and back of the cloak & a plaid "school" kilt [purchased at Salvation Army] that I over-dyed green to match the other fibers. I used trim (purchased from Justina Marie of Burgundy ) down the front & a clasp at the neck. Morgaine told me it kept her toasty-warm in the Irish Breezes.
Phrygian caps made for Baroness Cecilia Medici to give as largess at Altavia Anniversary 2016. This photo is before I added the trim.
Colm Kyle chair cover: 100% cotton duck base. The devices were appliqué & put on the pockets of the chairs – one on each side. Because they had a doggie, knotted dogs ran around the hem & were painted with thinned acrylic paint (from Home Depot).
Honour Greenhart chair cover: 100% cotton duck base. The devices were appliqué & put on the pockets of the chairs – one on each side. Because they had a doggie, knotted dogs ran around the hem & were painted with thinned acrylic paint (from Home Depot).
Multi-coloured 8x10 tent was made with four 8ft wooden corner poles and two 10ft poles with another 10ft aluminum rod as the roof pole. It had a screened window [that zipped up at night] on one side & another in the back, level with the side poles 12in x 30in for cross-ventilation – this tied from inside. The "door" could be tied shut.
|||Scroll set for Margaret Brownwell and Thomas Brownwell|
|||Scroll set for Antonio el Oso|
|||Scroll set for Duncan Andrew Songhawke Tengri-in Jida|
Altavia Family Tree (2018)
Painting of Altavia's family tree for Altavia's display at Caid 40th Year celebration. The back of the scroll has room for signatures of the Barons and Baronesses of Altavia. The framed painting was given to the current B&B Niko & Briana to be passed down to each new B&B.
|Altavia Family Tree||Back of painting, with signatures of Barones & Baronesses|
|Inspiration for the painting||Background for the Family Tree|
Police Officer Scrolls (2018)
I was honoured to be asked to create the Royal Recognition of Excellence scrolls for the police officers who saved Sir Charles of Dublin from his burning home.
At Altavia's Council meeting, I was tasked to make each scroll individual but have all four be one set. The new Royal Canopy was the inspiration for the banner held by different retainers [I moved each from one position to another on the four scrolls so they'd all be alike but not the same.] A newspaper article had the Officers pictures and I used them to balance across from Caid's Populace badge so each scroll would be unique. The guidance and encouragement from Ariana verch Gwenllian [Principal Herald] Astrid skaphaena [Scribe Armarius] & Valeria Cabrielli [Court Scribe] was greatly appreciated along with other Good Gentles who helped, they deserve Thank Yous, too.
I remain In Service THL Edith of Arbroath
|Scroll for Officer Lopez||Scroll for Officer Morales|
|Scroll for Officer Moya||Scroll for Officer Shente|
The theme of Angels-Altavia Yule 2015 was a Medieval Masquerade. There was a contest for Best Silly and Period. As an Early Personae, I couldn't very well wear the beautiful masques that adorned my Baron & Baroness - BUT - I decided to use the Creative part of our SCA. My mask [any mundane painter would be jealous] had 3 tri-skel buttons on the front with an appropriate amount of chain maille dangling below the chin. I was fortunate enough to win the Comedic Prize of Ink Gall donated by Griffin Dyeworks. I was having fun & ended up with a nifty prize.