Alison swearing Fealty to Konrad and Brenwen
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Lady Alison Wodehalle lives within the Shire of Hartshorn-dale in the Southern region of the East Kingdom. She has served 4 years as East Kingdom Chatelaine(January 2009 - March 2013), and prior to that served as Southern Region Deputy Chatelaine, Hartshorn-dale Chatelaine, and Hartshorn-dale's pursuivant (herald). She has served as autocrat for the shire's large Greenlane Demo event for 5 years from 2004 to 2008, and created Nova Schola, serving as autocrat for 3 years from 2007-2009. Alison also ran gate for Crown Tourney hosted by Hartshorn-dale spring 2011, and for Dining with Lorenzo spring 2012.
Most recently Alison was Event Steward for the Known World A&S Symposium held in Hartshorn-dale in March 2018, which was a two day event, hosting 58 speakers, and several activities including a Ball, and A&S display, and A&S consult table, medieval games, a Guild Hall, and two academic researchers who were the headline speakers.
She is a member of one household, Valodin, which is a service oriented household in the southern region.
Her SCA interests center around sewing and costuming, with a concentration on research into 14th century life in and around southeastern England and France. She enjoys creating and teaching construction of the Gothic Fitted Dress, as well as researching possible alternative methods of construction. She enjoys embroidery, tablet weaving, & fingerloop braiding, as well as other means of embellishing both the garments and the accessories. She loves to teach these topics as well, often having people over to her house for sewing, embroidery, viking dress class, or GFD class. Alison does all of her own costuming, and has dressed several of her friends, providing part of the Coronation garments worn by Aiketerine I, and a dress worn at the Investiture of Baroness Bhakail, Sabine de Kerbriant. She has made and given away several 14th century style embroidered hoods.
Alison loves to learn new hands-on crafts, and hopes to learn glass bead making, viking wire weaving,and enameling. She has spent much of her time in the SCA either serving in the Chatelaine role, or running events, but she hopes now to create a well researched and detailed kit.
At Southern Region War Camp 2015, Alison was awarded the Silver Crescent by their glorious Majesties Darius, known as Omega, and Etheldreda.
Her primary persona is from Kent, and was born about 1360. She enjoys research of life in this culture, concentrating on costuming, but including all aspects of life, such as dining habits, occupations for women, & childbearing. Alison also enjoys learning more about the culture of the Indian sub-continent within period, and more about the Danes or Northmen for the 8th and 9th centuries, and of course the costuming for these cultures. Costuming detail for the 14th century is really her passion, however.
Offices & Positions
- Hartshorn-dale Chatelaine
- Hartshorn-dale's pursuivant (herald)
- Southern Region Deputy Chatelaine
- East Kingdom Chatelaine 2009-2013
- Event Steward, Known World Arts and Sciences Symposium 2018