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To Needleloop, or not to Needleloop?

In my last post, I wrote about a fascinating group of embroideries that I found from Asia in the 1300s which exhibit a “needle looping” technique. Of course, I decided to attempt to replicate this lotus flower. I began by purchasing some threads in like colors. I chose Vinyard Silk, because its fluffy and fun,…

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Detours in Button Hole Stitch

A journey to determine what is Needle Looping? On the way back from a big event I brainstormed some projects I wanted to work on. After finishing a LONG counted project, I very much want to explore something less counted. Buttonhole is the first stitch I learned in the SCA, and the first one I…

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A Brief Foray into Basketry

I don’t know what possessed me to want to weave a basket, but here we are… A long long time ago, my dad used to say the college football players were all majoring in underwater basket weaving. When I was a small child, I did not understand what this was, but assumed (for reasons that…

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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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