Gwen Hir

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Gwen Hir and Paul fitz Denis at Talon Crescent War 2016
Resides: Isles
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
Azure, a fess fusilly argent.

The Honorable Lady Gwen Hir resides in the Shire of the Isles with The Honorable Lord Paul fitz Denis. She wants to learn all the things and enjoys sharing what she's learned.

She was introduced to the SCA by Countess Jane Corwin who she met in a non-SCA knitting group. Gwen's first event was Isles Anniversary in November 2012.

Offices and Positions

Event Staff

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Cheesemaking, Isles A&S Workshop, May 2013
  • Be a Medieval Hoodlum (Medieval Hoods), Isles A&S Workshop, August 2014
  • Introduction to Reversible Embroidery, Filthy Dirty Collegium 2015
  • Introduction to Cheesemaking, Isles A&S Workshop, April 2015
  • Last Minute Lunches: Period Food from the Grocery Store, Dreiburgen Summer Arts / Festival of the Rose 2015
  • Waxed Linen Lids, Isles A&S Workshop, September 2015
  • Fused Loop-in-Loop Chains, Great Western War 2015
  • Introduction to Counted Blackwork Embroidery, Talon Crescent War 2016
  • Fused Loop-in-Loop Chains, Black Oak Lodge 2016
  • Basic Coptic Bookbinding, Highland War 2016
  • German Brick Stitch Embroidery, Highland War 2016
  • How to Draw Knotwork, Isles A&S Workshop, September 2016


  • 1st place, Dessert Competition, Filthy Dirty Collegium 2013 - Pastfeli
  • 1st place, Brewing Competition, Lyondemere/Gyldenholt Yule 2014 - Cherry clarrey
  • Pentathlon 2015
    • 2nd place Journeyman: 4.1.1 - Costume: Costume review
    • 1st place Apprentice: 1.3.2 - Jewelry Enamel or Cloisonne
    • 1st place Apprentice: 1.5.5 - Heraldic Display: Other
    • 1st place Apprentice: 4.6.1 - Needlework: Counted thread
    • 2nd place Apprentice: 2.7.0 - Comfort/Cosmetic
    • 2nd place Apprentice: 5.3.0 - Preserves
  • Winner, People's Choice Dessert, Angels/Altavia Yule 2015 - Quince marmalade
  • Winner, Dessert Competition (Period Division), Lyondemere/Gyldenholt Yule 2015 - Fine cakes and quince marmalade
  • Queen's Prize, Festival of the Rose for A'isha II (Feb 2016) - 9th-10th century lampwork beads

Projects & Publications


Image Preview Award Recipient
12th Night 2016 9.jpg Award of Arms Colette la trouvere
12th Night 2016 9a.jpg Detail of Award of Arms Colette la trouvere
12th Night 2016 12.jpg Award of Arms Paul fitz Denis
12th Night 2016 12a.jpg Detail of Award of Arms Paul fitz Denis
Coronation summer 2016 56.jpg Knight William de Rouen
Coronation summer 2016 56a.jpg Detail of Knight William de Rouen
Coronation summer 2016 56b.jpg Detail of Knight William de Rouen
Coronation summer 2016 24.jpg Lux Caidis Emmeline Dernelove
Coronation summer 2016 24a.jpg Detail of Lux Caidis Emmeline Dernelove


Gwen would like to attend an event in all of the territories in Caid and all of the kingdoms in the Known World. Here's where she's been thus far (in order of first visit):