Location: Cum an Iolair, Calontir
Category/Level: Modern Recreationist/Advanced
About Rose: I have been playing in the SCA for about 5 or 6 years. I’ve been sewing for most of my life and have been flat drafting my own patterns for 13 years now. I jump around through crafts however sewing knitting and needle work tend to be my big ones. I dabble with some metal and leather working and really enjoy the puzzle aspect of pulling reference from a painting and recreating it.
Her Project: I plan to make an outfit represented in a Lucas Cranach the Elder painted in 1530 of Judith with the Head of Holofernes. Judith is a jewish heroine who, as a widower, dressed in her finest clothes to seduce Holofernes, an officer who was violent with her fellow citizens. She is dressed in a saxon court gown that is orange and dark green with slashed brustfleck and goldhaube. The specific painting i am planning to represent is housed in the Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow. This version of the painting has always called to me above any other that he painted in this time, though i may pull from other Judith with the head of Holofernes paintings he did during this time if necessary.