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Rose Wolfden

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.

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HL Symonne de Clermont en Beauvaisis

Location: Shire of Cote du Ciel, Artemisia

Category/Level: Modern Recreationist/Advanced

Project Update Blog: The Geeky Little Tailor

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.