A "New Craft" Learning Experience

I’ve told you before that I think each scroll is an experiment because from beginning to end it’s a string of options. A learning experience all the way. Well, my “new craft” entry into last week’s Baronial Arts and Science’s Championship was one also.   My New Craft Entry I wanted to make a clove-infused skin-care product from Gervase Markham’s 1615 book English Housewife, […]

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Largess: The Art Of Regifting

Largess Display “Back In The Day” Calontir’s summer Coronation is just around the corner. it’s being hosted by the Barony of the Lonely Tower. I hope you’ll come. The event will include a largess display. “What’s that?” you say. In short “largess” are gifts given generously.  In the SCA largess is given by Monarchs or the Baronage to show their graciousness and hospitality. A peerage […]

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Issabell St. Charles’ Duchy Scroll

Enlarged upper right miniature Project Title: Duchy Scroll for Issabell St. Charles Project Date: January 13, 2018/Coronation Text by: D. Magdalena vander Meere Inspiration for Text: Translation by: Calligrapher: Jehanne Bening Illuminator: Jehanne Bening Measurements: Support: Pergamenata, C and I area 12″ x 16″ Notable Techniques: Flat gilding using Tresser’s gilding size adhesive. Love it. Script: Early Gothic Pens: Mitchell 5 dip pen […]

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Size Matters: Giraude Benet’s Laurel Scroll

Project Title: Giraude Benet’s Laurel Scroll Project Date: December 9, 2017 Text by: Malachi von Uri Inspiration for Text: Translation by: Calligrapher: Jehanne Bening Illuminator: Jehanne Bening Measurements: 16 x 20 inches  Support: Pergamenata heavyweight natural  Notable Techniques: Gilding and interlinear lining. Script: Early/Proto- Gothic Pens: Mitchell 1 mm dip nib and Hunt 512 pointed dip nib Inks: Zig Cartoonist Sumi […]

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Framed, HL Zaneta’s Calon Cross Scroll

This is unique and special. Amy Dreyer, known as Lady Beatrix in Calontir, posted a picture of HL Zaneta Baseggio‘s Calon Cross scroll after she framed it. I never get to see a scroll’s end result. This is fabulous. HL Zaneta Baseggio’s Callon Cross Scroll Framed When I create a scroll, if possible, I want it to fit a standard size frame so the recipient can save money to display it. Amy went extra miles to custom frame Zaneta’s award. The frame itself appears to be a Renaissance-era repeating pattern of gold acanthus leaves. It echoes the border I emulated on the award. She also included a double mat. Amy described her selections to me on our Facebook‘s group SCA Scribes and Illumination: The uppermost mat is a shiny black that looks pitch black under glass, I used it since you had such an intense black on the border … Inside that is a fillet, chosen because the pattern matches the inner lip of the frame. Under that is a green mat board I chose because it blended the best with the color of the foliage… The frame itself was actually the last bit of a discontinued moulding that we had made into a ready made frame … Amy’s thoughtful choices made Zaneta’s scroll into a truly prized work. Thank you. Related Prior Post: HL Zaneta’s Calon Cross Scroll External Related Source The Frame Shop, Ames, Iowa

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HL Zaneta’s Calon Cross Scroll

Project Title: Calon Cross Scroll for Zaneta Baseggio Project Date: October 14, 2017/Crown Tournament Text by: HL Saito Takauji Inspiration for Text: ‘The Prince’ by Machiavelli, James 3:13, and the structures of the Venetian government.  La Serenissima Regina means ‘most serene Queen’. The mazor consegio was a self-nominating legislative body, and that works as an analogue for the self nominating […]

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Scribal Project Information

Scribal Project Information  I’ve looked at many lovely scrolls and scribal works on the Internet. Many Kingdoms, Scribal Guilds, and Bloggers display multiple, well-crafted scrolls.  I enjoy reading about the techniques and materials scribes use to create their art. I sometimes wonder about information that wasn’t included with the image. Often it’s about the inspiring text source. But not always.  Since […]

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