About Agatha: I have been in the SCA for about 12 years. My expertise is in patterning/draping and sewing clothing, specifically 15th century Austrian/German garments. I specialize in underwear! This will be a stretch and a challenge, since it’s not my specialty, but I am excited for this!
Her Project: I plan to create a complete 16th century Trossfrau outfit to match the colors of my barony (I am the Baroness of my group). I will also be making a Landsknecht outfit for my husband. I don’t have any specific image yet.
About Laurensa: I’ve been in the SCA since the early 2000s, and sewing has been my major focus during that time. While I have received a Willow for my embroidery and hand-stitched Tudor clothing, I’m also fascinated by German Ren, and this provides an excuse for a new outfit!
Their Project: I am planning a German Renaissance trossfrau gown, including gown, hemd, apron, and hat. While not based off any specific illustration, I will be taking inspiration from various paintings and woodcuts, in an effort to create an outfit that is as accurate to the time period as possible.
About Marget : I have been in the sca on and off since 1989, and I have been sewing many of my own clothes both medieval and mundane for over 40 years, as well as sewing I am a retired jeweller. I chose this project because it will challenge me I wanted to create something more than a plain dress, doing all the beading which is something I have only been playing with for a few years, My SCA persona is German, and I have always enjoyed the arts and sciences side of the society, I have cooked quite a few feasts, do a bit of leatherwork and illumination and hope to tie all these interests into my outfit.
Her Project: I am planning to replicate the dress in the portrait Markgrafin Elisabeth von Baden from 1525, Germany, there will be a chemise, underdress, overdress and coif, as well as making the jewellery shown and a small painted box to store the jewellery in, and finally a pair of shoes, even though you cannot see them in the picture, everyone wore shoes, and I am basing them off extant shoes of the period. The outfit is for the next crown event we will be able to attend, and portrays a lady, i have wanted to create a beaded outfit for a while and this is the perfect motivation to take it from paper to reality,
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.
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.