I just had the pleasure of attending my first Kingdom Arts and Science Fair which was held in the lovely Barony of Nottinghill Coill by Baron Lucien and Baroness Brig and the Canton of Falconcree. The venue was the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Greenville, South Carolina. I maintained the " Needleworker's of Atlantia " Display table and was blessed that when I issued the call for display items, my display became two 6' tables and two fold up tables. ( Thank you Ian Munro ). I was able to meet my Needlework Hero " Attack Laurel " - Mistress Isobel Bedingfield, OL. We had only know each other on Facebook and as of this day..... she is still my hero. Her blackwork was stunning. But with Mistress Isobel there I was able to meet other wonderful Elizabethan Laurels - Victoria Dye - ( Mistress Ester Pickering ) and a lovely Mistress Grace who I will endeavor to track down. I was by chance coveting the feathers in her lovely hat. Kelly Melissa Prim ( St. Anne's Guild of Clothiers ) was not only competing in the Personal Pentathalon but brought me a lovely example of Red Work on Bloomers and I finally met Carrie Hulsing who brought a stunning amount of Opus Teutonicum, Bayeux Stitch and Kloster Stitch. I am in love with the Wyvern Bayeux piece. I was then introduced to Master Geoffrey a' Ayr/ Rob Himmerdal who submitted four rolls of perfect and precise Black and Redwork.
Oh! The beauty.
It was an honor to also watch the lovely Sarah Rose ( Lady Syele Rose Von Dampach ) be awarded Kingdom Baker and another good friend who had just gifted me a Leather work starter kit - Lord Ian Munro be awarded the Kingdom A & S award and who will represent Atlantia at Gulf Wars.
|Lady Francesca di Corso|
|Lady Francesca di Corso|
|Sarah Rose ( Lady Syele Rose von Dampach ) |
I was then asked to participate in the Lyceum Atlantia ( judge critiquing of research ) for a beautiful piece of Opus Teutonicum, along with Attack Laurel and two others. I received a copy of the research paper for reference. Such a lovely process.
Baron Lucien of the Baron of Nottinghill Coill was amazed at the Phoenix entered by Darci Heil Dewulf who is a new member of our Barony and who participates as her son is studying to become a rapier fighter in the Barony. He awarded her his Barons Token of Excellence and I was able to gift it to her when I returned her garment the following day at Dinner Night Out at the Sneak-E-Squirrel.
I had a dialog meeting with Etienne as to the future of the Kingdom Needlework Guild which I am a member but as the Kingdom Deputy for Needlework I manage the Facebook page. It looks as though they are to be merged. More to come..................................
In conclusion, this was an amazing event. What did I learn for myself? That 2018 I will submit for the Personal Pentathalon and the Baronial Champion event and by gosh - I know I am wavering between a new Viking persona......but goodness - I so love Tudor.