Sunday, November 16, 2008

St Elegius Schola

Classes Taken:
How to Teach Anything in the SCA
14c-15c Italian Patchwork
Early Anglo Saxon Jewelry
Quilts During the Time of Henry VIII

My first ever graded Arts and Sciences competition. I entered my coral paternoster and 6 strips of lace as a "sampler" graded on 5 areas (score 1-10)

Lace - Workmanship 9, Creativity 9, Authenticity 10, Documentation 7, Overall 8.5 (Total 43.5)
Paternoster - Wkmanship 6.5, Creativty 7.5, Auth 7.5, Documentation 5, Overall 8 (Total 34.5)

There weren't any comments, so I'm not sure exactly where to improve, but my documentation got the lowest points, so I guess I'll start there. I think I'll let some of those in the know read the documentation and see if they can point me in the right direction.

I need to decide what project I will do next. I need to try more of the lace patterns that are of increased difficulty, and to copy an extant piece of lace (perhaps attached to whatever it was meant to adorn).

I am considering entering my Teneriffe lace for an "Athena's Thimble" panel. I believe there will be one at Yule. I need to find all the ones I have been making for holiday gifts.

Monday, October 6, 2008

More Lace

I demonstrated lace for a whole day at "The Big E" (Eastern States Exhibition), and again at a nursing home Apple Fest Crafts Fair.

I have been working out of the prickings derived from The Nuw Modelbuk of 1556. Here are 7 with under 10 pairs. They're all done with linen threads

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Paternoster started at Pennsic and completed Sept 2007. Made with amber glass beads, and carved wooden gauds. Strung on synthetic (nylon) silk cord with cotton tassels.

Round Kumihimo braid for bodice lacing finished Oct 2007

Flat Kumihimo braid for bodice lacing finished Feb 2008
Bog dress made for Pennsic, March 2008
Bog Dress made for Pennsic July 2007
Bog Dress made for Pennsic July 2007
Bog dress made for Pennsic July 07

My paternoster that I entered in competition (3rd place) at Novice Schola 2/16/08. It is made of red coral (dyed), gold filigree beads and a pomander all strung on red silk.

My first period style piece of lace, completed 3/1/08.