My Projects

White Work Apron

A secret project for John Marshall. The day I became an Apprentice, John Marshall, husband of Elizabet, my Laurel, received his Writ to join the Order of the Laurel for his excellence in historic food, including cheese making (Mmm Cheese). To this, I volunteered to make the cook an apron trimmed with Laurel leaves for…

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Battle of Little Birds

This summer I agreed to a rather large project. There were times I laid awake at night worried that I would not be able to finish it in time and made a mistake in accepting, and there were times I was frustrated by the fiddley nature of this project, but I have to say it…

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Long and Short Butterfly

This summer I needed a short project for a road trip and a cup cover for M’Lord Taichleach seemed the perfect project. He requested something similar to this butterfly: I chose to use the Long and Short stitch to create the best transition from dark to light on the butterfly wings. To begin, I traced…

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About Me

Known in the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) as Scolastica Capellaria, I am a Paralegal living in Philadelphia who fell in love with the middle ages in college, completing a Master’s Degree in Art History before changing careers. In 2019 (the year before the great plague) I discovered the SCA, a historical reenactment society where I could not only research and talk about my love of medieval history for hours, but also experience it by wearing medieval clothes, cooking medieval food, and playing medieval games.

This blog is the story of how I found my people, and the many projects I set my mind to in the name of education, exploration and fun.

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