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Lady Kataryn Mercer
Information
Resides: Barony of Dragonship Haven
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Per pale Or and argent, in chief in fess three pine trees couple sable
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Unofficial Badge
Award & Office Badges
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Maunche
Companion of the Order of the Maunche

Introduction

I am Kataryn Mercer, called "Kit" by friends. I am a costumer by preference with an interest in recreating clothing worn in the 16th century, through both historically accurate or innovative methods.

On January 25, 2014, I entered a formal apprenticeship with Mistress Vienna de la Mer.

Persona

Kataryn Mercer is the daughter of an English silk merchant and an Italian woman. She was born in 1535 in London, England. Though they are working class, her father's successful business allows Kataryn access to the finest silks from abroad, as well as the latest fashions, particularly from her mother's hometown, Florence. Recently, the Mercer family has relocated to Florence to improve business connections, and there they reside currently.

Heraldry

Per pale Or and argent, in chief in fess three pine trees couped sable

Awards

Interests

My primary passion is 16th century costuming, particularly English and Italian, and I dabble in painting pottery, woodcut printing and embroidery.

Classes

Construction of a Florentine Sottana for Beginners - Pennsic 8/2015, Costume College 7/2016, Pennsic 8/2016

On Garbing A Gentlewoman: 16th C. Florentine Fashion - EKU 4/2015, Pennsic 8/2015, Costume College 7/2016, Pennsic 8/2016

So You Have The Dress, Now What? - Pennsic 8/2016

Website

www.kitsclothingcollection.com