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[waiting for a portrait] Lady Aela of the Hills
Barony of Namron
Ansteorra
(formerly Barony of the Bright Hills)
Aela is an early twelfth century Anglo Saxon Huswif from Northumberland, the mother of two sons. She pursues the textile arts both from love of working with fibre and cloth and to keep out of mischief. She is a fair knitter, a novice spinner and a beginning weaver. She is a dabbler by nature and is quite happy to try her hand at most anything that comes her way.
Lady Alessandra al Ruscello
Barony of the Hawkwood
Biography forthcoming. She was a WAY cool harpie at Labrynith! She rocked taking those Heavy Fighters down with her spears!
Lady Alys Montgomerie
Canton of Aire Faucon
Barony of the the Sacred Stone
Guild level: Apprentice
Order of the Phoenix Eye
While Lady Alys has not provided us with her biography, her skills in lacework, beadword, and all forms of fiber and needlework are renowned throughout the Knowne World...and she is all that and a very spif person too!
Lady Catarina Cavarello
Barony of Windmaster’s Hill
I would love to learn more about natural dyeing methods – what plants are good for natural dyeing, what can be grown in the mid-atlantic region, how to process them – pretty much everything from start to finish.

I also would love to learn how to do inkle weaving and card weaving.

I know how to spin on drop spindle and treadled spinning wheel, basic knitting, and basic embroidery.

Caoimhe inghean ui Mhaoil Mithig
Barony of the Hawkwood
Guild level: Apprentice
I enjoy spinning, knitting, weaving [rigid heddle and card], crewel embroidery, blackwork, making garb, making plate armour and chainmaille, naalbinding,and baking. I'll be teaching my first naalbinding class at university this October. I am learning how to make turnshoes so that I can teach it in the future.
THLady Cecily De Stafford
O'Flairbheartaigh
Canton of St. George’s
Barony of Nottinghill Coill
Atlantian Embroiderer's Guild
Order of the Pearl
Lady Cecily is a 13th century English merchant. She travels with a German Landsknecht merchant guardsman and occasionally they return home to tend to their herd of cats. She enjoys weaving, dyeing, needlepoint, cordial making, Middle Eastern dance, book-making, chronicling, and garb making. She has taught classes in needlepoint, Assisi work, tassel making, tokens and favors, Middle Eastern dance and hat-making. She loves fiber and learned dyeing when she couldn't find period yarns for her weaving. She discovered she is much better at dyeing than spinning. Since she tends to make more than she needs she became a merchant selling fiber arts under Black Swan Fiber Arts. She is the Baronial MOAS and Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion for the Barony of Nottinghill Coill. She is the chatelaine for the Canton of St. George's. She is a member of the Atlantian Embroiderer's Guild and is the administrator of the Treasure Chest project with the guild. In mundane life she is a photojournalist with the Greenville News.
Christina of Misty Marsh
Canton of Misty Marsh
Barony of Hidden Mountain
I taught myself to crochet in the 3rd grade and then knit in the 4th grade. Next step was spinning and taught spinning & dying classes in the late 70's early 80's. Have 2 Louet wheels and a 45" handmade 4 harness loom. Have done sprang work, macrame, beading, crewel, embroidery, tatting. Am a certified fiber & fabricaholic. Just joined the SCA in August and Labyrinth was my first event.
[waiting for a portrait] Cristiane Paxton
Shire of Seareach
Cristiane is a early 15th century Scot from the Lowlands (attached to the Hume Clan). She loves to create beautiful things using fibre and paint. She is a novice spinner...working toward her apprentice bracelet in the Companions of the Silver Spindle Guild (Knowne Whorl Spinners Guild). She also wants to improve her skills in embroidery and needlepoint and to learn weaving and something called knitting that she heard the French are doing. She also hopes to learn the art of illumination. No idol hands here!
Seigneur Dreux d'Anjou
[MKA: Mike Edwards]

Barony of the Sacred Stone
Guild Level: Apprentice
Order of the Phoenix Eye
I joined the SCA and learned how to knit back in January of 2011. From there, my love of all things fiber arts took off. While knitting will always be my first love, I learned to spin in August of 2012 from my Laurel and current Holda of the Guild, Mistress Siobhan nic Dhuinnshleibhe. I have discovered another love in spinning, and in my journey to become a better spinner, I have become a better fiber artist. I also play around with dyeing (natural of course) and various forms of cord making (kumihimo, lucet, fingerloop). I have also recently discovered viking wire weaving and am loving it.
Lady Emma West
[MKA: Dawn Hutchings]

Barony of Ponte Alto
I am a 15th century Flemish woman. My interests include costuming, spinning, knitting, and embroidery. Lady Virag recently gifted me with a tapestry loom, so I hope to have fun with that.
[waiting for a portrait] Emmelyne de Marksbury

Barony Flaming Gryphon
Guild level: Apprentice
I am aspiring to be a 14th century silkwoman. I make little trimmings out of silk. Tabletwoven bands, braided laces, ribbons, hairnets, buttons, tassels, fringes. I start with cocoons and make my own silk thread for it, and dye it with natural dyes.

I've been spinning for 10 years or so, but that's been more of a modern-life obsession since I spin fibers and textures that aren't always period.

Etain an Cenlis Mor
Barony of the Hawkwood
Biography forthcoming.
Lady Fionnseach de Lochielle
[MKA: Judith Winner]
Shire of Dernehealde
Barony Middle Marches
Middle Kingdom
Companion of the Willow
Fionnseach is a 12th century Scotswoman happily married to a 7th century Pict. She describes herself as a scribe on sabbatical while she explores the textile arts - particularly spinning and weaving. As a fledgling fiber fiend, she is bemused by the number of fleeces she seems to have acquired. "They seem to multiply on their own, like magic!"
[waiting for a portrait] Lady Gwenlliana Jessamyn O'Flairbheartaigh
Barony of Hawkwood
Biography forthcoming.
THLady Helwynn Ivelchild
[MKA: Cassandra Chambers]
Canton of Buckston-on-Eno
Barony of Windmasters' Hill
Guild Level: Apprentice
Order of the Boreas
Order of the Pearl
My persona is a 13th century Englishwoman. I enjoy spinning wools on dropspindles and my wheel. I am starting to branch out into other fibers like cotton and flax. I am also interested in starting some natural dying. I do some knitting, embroidery and some small weaving. When I’m not playing with strings or fibers I’m usually playing with food. Since medieval cookery is another of my hobbies. I am a former Minister of Arts and Sciences for my canton.
Lady Katerina Sina Samovicha
Canton of Aire Faucon
Barony of the the Sacred Stone
Guild level: Apprentice
Order of the Phoenix Eye
I am a thirteenth century Russian/Mongolian during the time of Genghis Khan in Kiev, Russia. I do spinning, weaving, embroidering, and knitting. I enjoy anything having to do with Russian or Mongolian culture and love learning new things.
Mistress Kisaiya Zingara
Canton of Aire Faucon
Barony of the the Sacred Stone
Guild level: Apprentice
Order of the Phoenix Eye
Order of the Pearl
I do not know how to do much of anything with fiber, but hope that being around such wonderfully talented people will affect me in a positive way (osmosis?). My skills are supporting and encouraging and generally getting people do to things. I plan on learning as much as possible.
Maestra Lidia de Ragusa
[MKA: Lydia Towery]
Canton of Aire Faucon
Barony of the the Sacred Stone
Guild level: Spider
Order of the Phoenix Eye
Order of the Coral Branch
Order of the Pearl
Order of the Laurel
Lidia's avocations include spinning, knitting, inkle weaving, cording, lampglass bead-making, jewelry making, embroidery, and needlepoint. I have the good fortune to have been an apprentice to the Guild Holda, Mistress Siobhan nic Dhuinnshleibhe. One of my specialities is spinning cotton, and my research focus is Cotton in the Middle Ages, including an extensive annotated bibliography.

With great pleasure, I have taught spinning and lucet classes at an several Pennsic Wars, Atlantia Universities, and other events. I have coordinated the Queen's shawl project for the spinning Guild for several reigns. I am also webmistress for the Guild.

In the 15th c., Lidia enjoys life in the great Federal Republic of Ragusa, a thriving Adriatic seaport and city-state, also called Dubrovnik. While Venitian commerce and culture color Ragusa, it is a gateway to Ottoman-held Slavic lands. For more information, please visit Lidia de Ragusa's website. External Link

[waiting for a portrait] Lady Lucia Thaylur
[MKA Susan Lefler]
Canton of Dun Traigh
Barony of Andelcrag
Realm of the Middle Kingdom
Guardant Ram
Order of the Willow
Order of the Willow
Salient Hart
Purple Fret
Order of the Evergreen
Dragon Heart
I'm rattling around the 1200's at some unspecified region of Europe. I'm involved with many things fiber (carding, dying, and spinning fleece. I have three floor looms and an inkle, two spinning wheels and an untold variety of handspindles-.I also knit and do embroidery). Enjoy teaching classes as well as learning new skills.
[waiting for a portrait] Maderun Landimor
Canton of Raven’s Cove
Biography forthcoming.
Mistress Margrét Eyverska
Order of the Laurel
Fiber goddess extraordinaire - she taught a really spiffy sprang and warp-weighted loom class at Kingdom A&S recently.
Lady Margaret Samsdottir
Canton of Aire Faucon
Barony of the the Sacred Stone
Guild level: Apprentice
Order of the Phoenix Eye
Renowned for her chainmail and lampglass beadwork.
Lady Marryyn of the Black Oak Grove
Barony of Hawkwood
Barony of the Sacred Stone
Biography forthcoming.
Lord Rory McDaughton
[Erik Paschke]
Barony of the the Hawkwood
Guild level: Apprentice
I spin, embroider, a little knitting, inkle weaving. I love to learn crafts so I will be learning more soon. I have been in the SCA since 1982 in the middle kingdom. I am a fighter by trade till 1990 when I hurt my wrist. I left the SCA for a few years then just started 3 years ago fighting and then embroidery then spinning cuz it looked fun.
Baroness Oddny Knarrarbringa
[MKA: Doni Frontauria]
Canton of Aire Faucon (MoAS)
Barony of the the Sacred Stone
Guild level: Apprentice
Order of the Phoenix Eye
Order of the Pearl
Silver Nautilus for sprang
E-group moderator for the Sprang e-list. Sprang instructor and dabbler in experimental archeology. Additional skills include spinning, knitting, warp-weighted loom weaving, inkle weave, making my own instruments of fiber usage (shuttles, beaters, looms, backstrap looms, spinning wheels out of PVC and bicycle wheels, drop spindles, sprang frames and kits for teaching.) Some garb, very little needle work these days, singing and filking/song writing, sketching and occasionally I bake goodies for hospitality tables at events. :) I also teach sprang and other fiber arts whenever I get the chance. Maintains electronic instructionsExternal Link in a variety of fiber arts!
Lady Sesilia Inn Heppni
Barony of the the Hawkwood
I'm interested in inkle weaving, knitting, crocheting, and any other type of weave. I'm trying to sprang but I don't have a loom so really all I can do is read the instructions over and over. I'm making socks right now (thanks Lady Suzanna!) and they are turning out pretty good. I'm a quick learner (I think) and am always interested in learning something new about fiber!
Lady Signy Feilan Bjarnardottir
Barony of the the Hawkwood
Biography for this righteous babe is forthcoming! She's a rockin' rapier fighter, that I know!
Mistress Sine ni Dheaghaidh
[MKA: Jane Sellers]
Canton of Crois Brigte
Barony of the the Sacred Stone
Guild level: Apprentice (6-30-01)
Atlantian Embroidery Guild
Order of the Phoenix Eye
Order of the Pearl
Order of the Golden Dolphin
Order of the Laurel
Sine is from Dublin when it was an important Viking trading port. I spin, weave, embroider, make banners, herbal items, cordials, teach and research (I love to research). I am currently fascinated with making oil lamps and jewelry.
Mistress Siobhan nic Dhuinnshleibhe
[MKA: Heather McCloy]
Barony of Hawkwood
Holda and Founder of Guild
Guild level: Norn
Order of the Laurel
Order of the Phoenix Eye
Order of the Pearl
Undine
Silver Nautilus for Natural dyeing
Order of the Silver Hawk
Atlantian Embroiders Guild
Atlantian Herbal Guild
I have been spinning and dyeing for over 20 years, and love to knit, crochet, weave, embroider, kumihimo and do anything that involves playing with string. I also dabble in herbology, wire jewelery and make glass beads, but the best part is sharing the knowledge I've learned. I have written a book on natural dyeing for beginners, and I teach spinning and dyeing across the southeast in both SCA and mundane forums. Most importantly, I am honored to be the current leader of this amazing group of textile artisans!

Siobhan is a spinner, dyer, herbalist and healer for the Cloister of Brigid in Kildare, Ireland in the late 9th century. She was captured in a Viking raid when travelling near the coast and was taken back to Finland. She took a fancy to one of her captors named Halfdan Bekkjarbrjotr, who now spends his time raiding for sheep and silks to bring home to Siobhan so she can keep everyone clothed in colors and keep herself out of trouble.

Lady Sorcha Fhionn inghean ui/Ruairc
[MKA: PJ Barnes]
Baronial Gold Key
Shire of Betony Woods
West Kingdom
Guild level: Spider
Order of the Leaf of Merit
Order of the Rose Leaf
Order of the Queen's Treasure
WKNeedle Guild
Sable Swan Needle Guild
Company of the Silver Spindle, Holda, West Kingdom Chapter
Atlantian Embroiders Guild
Keepers of the Clewe
Guild of Withie and Woolmongers
I am a 14th century Irish woman traveling with a Byzantine merchant. I enjoy spinning, knitting, crochet, inkle weaving, embroidery, love blackwork, kumihimo, and finger looping. I am learning more about sprang and, since learning to knit, have been knitting socks and pouches. Have started to get interest in basket weaving and bead making.
Lady Sorcha inghean Eilidh
Shire of Crannog Mor
Guild level: Apprentice
I've been in the SCA for over 15 years, and have been dyeing and spinning for over 12 years. I'm learning to weave and am in the process of building a warp-weighted loom the old-fashioned way, by cutting down a tree, pit-firing some weights and going from there. I've done some knitting, embroidery and a bit more crochetting. I'm an archer, bodhran player and leather worker; I've sewn garb, thrown pottery, knitted chainmail and worked with wood. I'm also trying to learn Scots gaelic (if I can ever find the time). I've worked Renaissance and Dickens faires out west and can do a fair bit of acting.
Lady Sorcha Searraigh
[MKA: Donna Davis]