Laurel’s New Works at SnowEaters

Photos of the Laurel's New Works display

Photos of the Laurel’s New Works display

I was really happy to organize the Laurel’s New Works display at Festival of the Snow Eaters in late October just north of Lethbridge. I had hoped that it would be a really great opportunity for the people of the Incipient Shire of Windwyrm to meet some of the kingdom’s Laurels, see their work, ask them questions, and learn more about their process. I know that often enough, people in the shire find it difficult to get to as many events as those of us in the baronies, and thus have less of a chance to meet the Peers.

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Avacal Arts & Science Championship

Finished pair of nålbinding mittens

Finished pair of nålbound mittens

I’m super-excited to share some really happy news – the recent posts I shared were all leading up to a really big announcement:

I won Avacal (my SCA Kingdom)’s Arts & Science Championship!

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Trichinopoly for auction

Completed Viking Knit / Trichinopoly chain for the Avacal auction

Completed Viking Knit / Trichinopoly chain for the Avacal auction

 

I have a very simple Viking Knit chain to show off today, made of 24 gauge silver-plated copper wire, drawn down to approximately 7 mm in diameter. It’s finished off with a hand-made silver-plated copper (18 gauge) ring closed with spiral-wrapped ends, and was made using the single-knit technique.

I’m donating it to the Avacal Online Auction with proceeds going towards the Kingdom travel and general fund. If you’re interested in bidding, click the link and check it out! (Along with all the other beautiful things made by members of the soon-to-be kingdom.) The specific link to my necklace is here: Trichinopoly Chain

Completed Viking Knit / Trichinopoly chain for the Avacal auction

Completed Viking Knit / Trichinopoly chain for the Avacal auction

It is 25 ” / 63.5 cm long, including the ring. I made it this length so that it would fit over large heads, but not hang TOO low. The length means it doesn’t need an additional (non-period) clasp. It can be shortened, if you unwrap/open the ring.

Wearing the chain

Wearing the chain

The dressform I’ve photographed the chain on is a child-size form, in the photo above I’m wearing the chain. (and photoshopped out my scar..)

Chain shown with an example of a pendant (I'm not including the pendant mind you.. just an example...)

Chain shown with an example of a pendant (I’m not including the pendant mind you.. just an example…)

The photo above shows the chain with a pendant clipped on; I’m not offering up the pendant with the auction, it’s just for illustration purposes.