Kit Assemblage

I’ve been very slowly working on putting together kit for my SCA persona, Sæwynn æt Cnolle, which takes on new importance now that Calontir will be holding the Lilies War in September. Yay, deadlines! Here is my list: Coif (done!) Wimple Veil Smoc Cloth (purchased!) Dress Cloth (purchased!) Tablet-woven band (in progress!) Belt D-ring and […]


This is a lovely Twitter post that makes the rounds on Tumblr now and then and I cackle every time I see it. If you’re in the SCA and would like an .svg copy of my adaptation of both the “horse from the front” and/or the dead knight, right/command-click on the images and “Save As…” […]


In the February 11, 2021 SCA External Letter (of registrations of names, devices, & badges) for the Kingdom of An Tir, there was a new badge entry (for one Vémundr Syvursson) that depicts a bank of clouds with lightning coming out of it. It’s intriguing, because the blazon is “a thundercloud argent”, whereas when people […]

Bird is the Word

I have a huge folder full of screenshots from online armorials – I think that if I stopped looking at armorials right at this second, it would take me probably a year or so to get everything traced that I want to, and that assumes that I won’t look at any armorials between now, which […]

The Seven Deeds of Honor and their Crowns

I’m back with yet another excerpt from the truly wonderful Harley Manuscript 6149, a compilation of heraldy-related items bound into a book by one Adam Loutfut in or around 1494 in Scotland. This time, I’d like to write about folii 124r-126r, “Þe vii deidis of honour and of þair vii crownnys and of quhat materis […]

St. Birgitta’s Coif

Following the instructions in the video by Morgan Donner, I made myself a St. Birgitta’s coif. I am extremely new to sewing, so this is the most complicated thing I’ve made (outside of pincushions), and as such, I dispensed with the elaborate needle lace/netting that Morgan did to secure the two halves of the coif […]

Stinkin’ Cute

I am a brand new, baby herald in the SCA and am just beginning to explore the corpus of historical heraldic art. While I was participating in the recent Virtual Herald’s Point as an artist, I came across the Harley Manuscript 6149 at the British Library. The Harley MS 6149 consists of a number of […]

Images & Text Wrap in WordPress

I had to fight through a recent issue with WordPress: when I was writing posts and set the images so that text would wrap around it, it would look absolutely fine in the WordPress editor, but when I looked at the post itself, the text would not wrap around my images — neither in Safari […]