Scriptorium – working on the scroll for the “Rose Tournament” at Gulf Wars and some new blank scrolls… :D

2017-02 - Racaire - scriptorium - rose tournament scroll progress - Gulf Wars - illumination - SCA…and now, that I got the “ok” to share my current project with you, I can spill the news and reveal what I was working on during the last days:

The scroll for the
“Rose Tournament”
at Gulf Wars! 😀

Though being asked to provide the scroll for the winner of the “Rose Tournament” at Gulf Wars – a very prestigious and great tournament – was quite a surprise for me, I felt very honored and immediately agreed to take on this task. And knowing that some of my dear friends as well as my husband will take part in this tournament – either as fighter or inspiring “rose” (former queens within the SCA who joined the Order of the Rose after their reign was over) – makes this special scroll assignment a very sweet task for me. But don’t worry – I am a quite “professional” scribe of the Kingdom of Meridies who is not biased and I promise to use my best hand to insert the name of the winner, whoever it might be… 😉

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Scriptorium – new scrolls for the Kingdom of Meridies :)

2015-12 - Racaire - scrolls for the Kingdom of Meridies - SCA - Legion of the Bear - Guiding Hand - Meridian Cross

If you already wondered why I was so silent recently, well, during the last weeks I was very busy hand-sewing and embroidering the christmas present for my sweetheart. And finally, after a lot of work, I made the last stitches for this very special project today. *happydance*

But before I go through the pictures of my most recent project and post about it, I would like to show you the new scrolls I recently finished for my new SCA kingdom – the Kingdom of Meridies. 🙂

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Scriptorium – new scrolls for the Kingdom of Meridies… :)

2015 Racaire - Legion of the Bear - SCA scroll - SCA award - calligraphyAfter all the embroidery for the 14th century hood for my friends Pelican elevation, I had the feeling like I needed a short break from needle and thread. Therefore I decided to practice my Batarde hand again and to make some new scrolls for my new Kingdom – the Kingdom of Meridies.

In order to “warm up” my hand again after such a long time, I made several quite basic scrolls. Taking a look at my very last scroll, I think that the recent practice was quite successful and I am even more excited about the fact that this “Order of the Legio Ursi” scroll – which you can see on the picture on the left – will go to a friend of mine. I really hope that she likes her Legion of the Bear scroll. 😀

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