Location: Barony of the Lonely Tower, Calontir
Category/Level: Modern Recreationist/Intermediate
About Wulfþryð: I was involved in the SCA for a couple of years about 14 years ago and then we took a long break when our son was born. The last few years we have gotten actively involved again. I sew only when I have to so I’m hoping this will increase my skills. I prefer to spend time in the kitchens helping to create feasts for all to enjoy. This outfit will be a complete one for my persona and the scapular will be an added bonus as it is designed to keep the other layers clean while I’m cooking. This is far more involved than any sewing project I’ve ever done so I do expect it to be challenging. I had planned to enter the historical category but the appropriate material would have been wool and I am not comfortable wearing wool. I still plan to follow all of the other aspects of the historical challenge.
Her Project: I am creating an outfit for a 10-11th century European nun. It will include the chemise, habit, scapular, wimple and veil. I am basing it off of an image from the early 11th century. It includes the everyday outfit that would have been worn and the scapular that was worn during working to keep the habit clean. I’ve wanted to create an outfit like this for some time as it will be for my persona but have not had the time to work on it previously. For my final layer I will be preparing a meal that would have been common in a monastery at the time.