Elena Hylton

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Watching the rapier battles at Pennsic.
Resides: Canton of the Towers, Carolingia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Azure, a chevron throughout between three needles bendwise sinister argent.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Maunche


Elena Hylton is a seamstress and general fiber arts aficionado. She adores fashion history, all sorts of embroidery, and card weaving. (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.


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 household'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.
  • Member of Arachne's Web Lace Guild.
  • Organizer of the Canton of the Towers Fiber Arts Enthusiasts, 2015-present.


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More Information

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 of hers, 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.

She is a huge supporter of the rapier crew The Handsome Boys!