Arabella De Mere

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Arabella at Novice Day A.S. LII
Resides: Shire of Old Stonebridges
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Quarterly Or and azure, a natural seahorse sable, on a chief argent three hawk bells azure.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Award of the Golden Lyre Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Companion of the Order of the Maunche
Seneschal Minister of Arts and Science


Lady Arabella De Mere has been involved with the Society and the East Kingdom for over 20 years now, with Pennsic XXVI being her first event. She has a passion for fiber arts, specifically tablet weaving, and enjoys exhibiting her projects at A&S competitions and teaching at events and at Pennsic University. She is always happy to talk fiber and share tips and techniques. She is currently serving as the Seneschal for her local shire of Old Stonebridges, as well as the Deputy Minister of A&S for the Central Region.


Arabella is nominally from 16th century Italy as she joined the Society as part of Household d'Mer, but she enjoys partaking in many different cultures and time periods.

She has been known to answer occasionally to "Jingles".


Arabella is married to Matthias von Würzburg.

Arabella is a student to Mistress Vienna de la Mer.

Offices & Positions

  • Seneschal, Shire of Old Stonebridges, 11/1/2020 to present
  • Central Regional Deputy Minister of Arts and Sciences, 02/01/2019 to present
  • Mistress of Arts & Sciences, Shire of Old Stonebridges, 01/01/2017 to 11/1/2020

Event Staff

  • Multiple local demos for Old Stonebridges
  • Troll Volunteer, Tournament of the Daffodils III, 4/23/2016
  • Kitchen Assistant, Tournament of the Daffodils, 4/25/2015
  • Bartertown Liaison and Event Tokens, King & Queen's Bardic Championship, Nordenfjord, A.S. XLIX


  • Tablet & Inkle Weaving Tips, Tricks and Hacks, Pennsic University XLVII
  • Brocade Tablet Weaving Basics, Pennsic University XLVI
  • Brocade Tablet Weaving Basics, Pennsic University XLV
  • Brocade Tablet Weaving Basics, Pennsic University XLIV
  • Kumihumo Basics, Novice Schola, Nordenfjord A.S. XLVIII
  • Viking Wire-Weaving, Novice Schola, Nordenfjord A.S. XLVIII

A&S Competitions

  • Mudthaw, April 2015 - multicolor brocade swallow band.  Populace choice.
  • Novice Day, July 2015 - Birka 26 brocaded band.  Laurel's choice.
  • Novice Day, July 2016 - Roger II Coronation mantle brocaded trim band.  Populace choice.
  • St. Eligius, November 2016 - Artisan category winner, Roger II Coronation mantle brocaded trim band.
  • Dancing Fox, February 2017 - Dressing the Fox - mini-me, Italian Renaissance dress.
  • St. Eligius, November 2017 - Populace Choice award for Snartemo V tablet woven band.
  • Balfar's Challenge, April 2019 - Heraldic Challenge, Most Intricate category
  • Southern Region War Camp IX, June 2019 - Baronial A&S Populace Choice for embroidery (needle case, cup cover, brick stitch pouch)

More Information

Arabella De Mere - my A&S Project website.

In Case of Court

Please contact Mistress Vienna de la Mer and Herr Matthias von Würzburg. If a question of a Peerage ever arises, she prefers a Writ. Writs are fine during the current Ethereal Times, but she would prefer any elevation to be done after things return to in-person activities.