SCA Artisan Love

As the Midrealm A&S Pentathlon Champion for A.S. 49, I am proud and pleased to share the love for the amazing artisans of the Middle Kingdom and Knowne World. Over the course of the next year, this page will become filled with the names of those artisans who inspire us all with their beautiful artifacts, period processes, hard-sought research, infectious enthusiasm, and just plain amazing work!

Click each name below to learn more about the artisan, see their works, find out how to reach them, learn what events they are attending, and — as I know how much everyone loves to learn something new  — you will may even find a short tutorial on what they taught me!

A&S Artisan Love Articles

Artisan Full Society Name Specialty Location A&S Honor Tutorial
Halima, The Felting Lady THL Sayyida Halima bint al-Rabi’i Wet Felting Barony of Cynnabar (Pentamere) Order of Evergreen Felt Hat Tutorial
Eva, The Lady of Sprang THL Eva vanOldeBroek Sprang, Veils Canton of Rimsholt in Andelcrag (Pentamere) Order of Evergreen Beginner Sprang Tutorial
Heodez, The Period Cosmetician Lady Heodez Talento de Minottok Cosmetics Marche of Tirnewydd/Barony of Middle Marches (North Oaken) Order of Willow Hand Softener/Moisturizer Recipe
Gwenllian, the Cloisonne Artist Lady Gwenllian verch Rhydderch Annwyl Enameling and Decorative Metalwork Barony of Red Spears (North Oaken) Order of Willow Cloisonne Tutorial
Estelle, the Scribe THL Estelle de la Mer Illuminations, Calligraphy, Fiber Arts Barony of Andelcrag (Pentamere) Order of Evergreen Quill Pen Tutorial
Asalah, the Henna Artist THL Sayyidah Asalah al-Hina Henna, Persian Clothing and Accessories Barony of Roaring Wastes (Pentamere) Order of Evergreen Henna Tutorial
Amie, the German Costumer Lady Amie Sparrow 16th c. Costuming and Embroidery Barony of Stierbach (Atlantia) Order of the Pearl Capelet Tutorial
Helena, the Scribe and Costumer THL Helena Sibylla Illuminations, Calligraphy, 14th c. Fiber Arts Barony of Andelcrag (Pentamere) Order of Evergreen Cloth Button Tutorial

These artisans make our Society a beautiful and magical world. If you know of an artisan who would allow me to shine a little light into their world, please nominate them by either replying here or by e-mailing me at genoveva.von.lubeck (at) gmail [dot} com. Artisans can contact me directly to make me aware of their work, too — I am eager to meet new people and learn more!


A&S Artisan Database

Below is a list of all artisans that have been nominated for this project. Watch for their articles to appear soon!

Total Records Found: 24, showing 10 per page
TitleFirst NameLast NameGroupRegionArticleArticle Stage
THL Helena Sibylla Andelcrag Pentamere Helena (Button Tutorial) published
Lady Amie Sparrow Barony of Stierbach Amie (Make a Capelet) published
THL JahanAra Amat Al-Hafeeza Ealdnorwuda Pentamere questionnaire received
THL Sayyida Asalah al-Hina Roaring Wastes Pentamere Asalah (Learn Henna) published
THL Estelle de la Mer Andelcrag Pentamere Estelle (Cut a Quill Pen) draft sent
Lady Gwenllian verch Rhydderch Annwyl Red Spears North Oaken Gwenllian (Learn Cloisonné!) published
Lady Fujinami no Kaede-Hime Cynnabar Pentamere nominated
Lord Brynn Herleifsson Constellation meeting planned
Lady Margarett Norwoode Ayreton Midlands questionnaire received
Lady Rycheza Tkaczyc Ealdnorwuda Pentamere questionnaire sent

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9 Comments to “SCA Artisan Love”

  1. this is such a great idea, I hope you make this a fixture on your page so that we can come back to it again and again!

    • Genoveva von Lübeck

      It is now a permanent fixture — there’s a link to it at the top of every page, and I just installed a new database to hold the information of each artisan I contact for this project! 🙂

  2. Jahan Ara amat al-Hafeeza

    what a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for doing this!

    • Genoveva von Lübeck

      Thanks! Remember, I am accepting nominations for more folks who deserve some love!

      • I would suggest Fujinami no Kaede-hime (Lady) as someone to talk to. She has done/is doing some incredibly advanced things with Japanese Braids on (well beyond th basic kumihimobwe ar used to seeing) as well as work with me for about 8 years on Heian Japanese cultural research.

        • Genoveva von Lübeck

          Nomination received! I will need to wait until 2015 to include Fujinami, however, as she is a member of my Barony and I am leaving all Cynnabar artisans for our Baronial Champion to interview and write an article about. But I would love to include her — she’s a wonderful person! 🙂

  3. This is a great idea– I think it will inspire more artisans to work on their own projects!
    I would also like to nominate Rois Alann inghean Ui Fhlaithbheartaigh (Rois O’Flaherty) as an artisan– she researches and makes glass beads, and runs Bead Rescue ( at almost all of the events she attends.

  4. This is a fantastic idea! So very cool! (and it gives me so many ideas for my next A&S project.)

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