About Heidi: I’ve been playing in the sca for 27 years or so. I love doing different things such as beading, wire and metal work, and more recently sewing and embroidery that doesn’t involve beads. I also do bardic arts, spinning, weaving, making period games, research.
Her Project: I like to explore the different cultures and garb of the silk road. I especially like to use extant items to make period accurate patterns. This is garb I’ve wanted to make for some time.
About Symonne: I’ve been in the SCA going on 4 years now. I’ve been learning to sew my own garb the past 3 years and slowing building up my collection. A good portion of what I have is Norse. However, I have a Persian outfit, a gift bliaut, a couple of Italian dresses, and some roman chitons. I want to have garb from all different times and locations, and have a list of what all I want to make. In the SCA I also do target archery, equestrian, mounted archery, heavy combat, combat archery, embroidery, and dabble in bardic. This endeavor is going to be a bit challenging for me, but I’m excited to learn new skills and have a new outfit!
Her Project: I’m planning on making a German cranach gown based on a portrait of Duchess Katharina of Mecklenberg from 1514. I am planning on wearing this for court during our winter events. I’ve been wanting to make a German gown for years and decided this is the time to do it. I have some fabric I’ve been hoarding for just this occasion.