Location: Aston Tor, Calontir
Category/Level: Modern Recreationist/Intermediate
About Johanne: I got acquainted with the SCA in Atlantia in 1991. I joined the SCA in Calontir in 1995. I don’t normally sew. I am known in the SCA for tablet and standard weaving, but I also spin, embroider, knit and practice many other fiber arts. My normal persona, for the past 8 years, has been 9th Century Finnish. Like many others, I occasionally time travel. Because I don’t normally make my own clothing, this will be challenging.
Her Project: I intend to make a Roman, matron’s costume based on an amalgamation of two 2nd/3rd C, Roman statues. It will consist of a tunica, a stola, a pala and a handwoven belt. I’m using linen for the tunica; a lovely, textured cotton for the stola; a light-weight, silk-like, patterned fabric for the stola; and silk thread for the tablet-woven belt. I already have two Roman, reproduction brooches I can wear at the shoulders and a Roman style chain and pendant that was made for me by an apprentice brother. I understand that the materials I am using may not be Roman-period. They are what I have and can afford, which is why I am entering in the “modern” category. I hope to wear it to our next Coronation, in honor of our present Queen as she retires.