Location: Axed Root, Calontir
Category/Level: Modern Recreationist/Intermediate
About Susanna: I started playing in the Outlands in 2005 but then unexpectedly found myself moving to Calontir in 2006, so Calontir is my SCA homeland. My main interests are garb, games, and food. My first persona was late period English but a few years ago I decided to go with a more quirky persona – Dalmatian! – that allows me to combine several cultures into one storyline. I mostly dabble; I’ve never mastered anything!
Her Project: I plan to make a woman’s 16th century ensemble, for a resident of a small island on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. The wearer comes from a well-to-do local family; she is not Venetian, nor would she be considered “noble” by anyone but a fellow Dalmatian. This will be a special occasion ensemble suitable for the feast day of St. Christopher (the patron saint of Arbe) on July 25th. This project was inspired by an illustration in Vecellio’s 1590 publication ‘Habiti Antichi et Moderni’ and my previous attempts to track down the source of that image. It’s mostly speculation.