My Projects

Ink and Embroidery

While planning out my German Brickstitch project, I wondered aloud to the embroidery guild, how did they mark their fabric for embroidering? And how did they paint the little faces and text on the embroideries? Transferring a design to fabric: It is a known quantity that for many different art mediums, during the middle ages,…

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A Reticulated Headdress (A Real one, in one week)

This year the East Kingdom is sponsoring a set of challenges to motivate and enrich our community with beautiful art. And low and behold there was a challenge made just for Scolastica: Documentable Wacky Hats. You may recall, last fall for Yule I made a headdress out of cardboard. It took me one day and…

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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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