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Elena is a fiber arts/research junky. She is a dabbler in lots of styles of embroidery with a love of various counted and 3D styles. Fashion history is a bit of an obsession, with a special focus on the 13th-16th centuries. She also enjoys tablet weaving with various techniques, as well as spinning, fingerloop braiding, and kumihimo. In mundane life she is an academic with a background in medieval and renaissance culture.
 
Elena is a fiber arts/research junky. She is a dabbler in lots of styles of embroidery with a love of various counted and 3D styles. Fashion history is a bit of an obsession, with a special focus on the 13th-16th centuries. She also enjoys tablet weaving with various techniques, as well as spinning, fingerloop braiding, and kumihimo. In mundane life she is an academic with a background in medieval and renaissance culture.
  
Elena was incredibly excited to win the [http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/challenges/IRCC2015/IRCC5-2015-Results.html 5th Annual Realm of Venus Italian Renaissance Costume Challenge], being awarded Best Historically Accurate Construction and Best Novice in Italian Renaissance Costuming.
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Elena was incredibly excited to win the [http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/challenges/IRCC2015/IRCC5-2015-Results.html 5th Annual Realm of Venus Italian Renaissance Costume Challenge], being awarded first place as well as Best Historically Accurate Construction and Best Novice in Italian Renaissance Costuming.
  
 
She is a huge supporter of the rapier crew [[Handsome Boys|The Handsome Boys]] and is so proud of their accomplishments at Pennsic 44!
 
She is a huge supporter of the rapier crew [[Handsome Boys|The Handsome Boys]] and is so proud of their accomplishments at Pennsic 44!

Revision as of 09:44, 25 August 2015

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Watching the rapier battles at Pennsic.
Information
Resides: Canton of the Towers, Carolingia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
Elena hylton device.jpg
Azure, a chevron throughout between three needles bendwise sinister argent.
Award & Office Badges
AoA

Introduction

Elena Hylton is a seamstress and general fiber arts aficionado. She especially loves fashion history, all sorts of embroidery, and card weaving, but also dabbles with viking wire weaving, making alcohol, kumihimo, and singing (many of her hobbies are documented on her website Elena's Threads ). While in theory her persona is late 14th/early 15th century, she sometimes meanders around a bit when she gets excited by a new type of gown or embroidery. She is mostly English (though also sometimes early Italian renaissance), and usually bounces around between 1200-1550.

Persona

Elena Hylton lives in 15th century northern England. She has not yet married, but instead stays on at her family home. She is an avid embroiderer and sews many of her family's linens.

Offices & Positions

  • Member of the Keepers of Athena's Thimble since 2012. Granted rank of Artisan at Pennsic, 2014. Competency achieved in all 12 categories, period competency in monochrome embroidery.
  • Pennsic University Instructor, 2014, 2015.
  • East Kingdom University Instructor, 2015.

Awards

Classes Available to Teach

A&S Participation

  • Lady of the Rose Tourney A&S Display, 2014 - winner of the populace vote. 16th Century Blackworked Cuffs
  • St. Eligius A&S Competition, 2014.
  • Dragonship Haven Baronial Investiture A&S Display, 2015.
  • Iron Bog Investiture A&S Display, 2015.
  • Great Northeastern War A&S Display, 2015.15th Century Pleated Camicia
  • Pennsic War A&S Display, 2015.

Households/Affiliations

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Elena is a fiber arts/research junky. She is a dabbler in lots of styles of embroidery with a love of various counted and 3D styles. Fashion history is a bit of an obsession, with a special focus on the 13th-16th centuries. She also enjoys tablet weaving with various techniques, as well as spinning, fingerloop braiding, and kumihimo. In mundane life she is an academic with a background in medieval and renaissance culture.

Elena was incredibly excited to win the 5th Annual Realm of Venus Italian Renaissance Costume Challenge, being awarded first place as well as Best Historically Accurate Construction and Best Novice in Italian Renaissance Costuming.

She is a huge supporter of the rapier crew The Handsome Boys and is so proud of their accomplishments at Pennsic 44!