Isolda Fairamay

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THL Isolda Fairamay
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Resides: Barony of Ruantallan
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Awards: Order of Precedence
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Introduction

Her Ladyship Isolda Fairamay resides in the Canton of Seashire in the Barony of Ruantallan in the Crown Principality of Tir Mara. She has been a member of the SCA since March 2009. She is currently an "Aide de Camp" within Crimson Company and apprenticed to Mistress Gwenhwyfar Dinas Emrys. Main areas of interest: Gluten free baking, sewing, illumination, and creation of atmosphere with decorations at events.

Persona

Isolda Fairamay, a shy and quiet fair maiden, left her family as a young woman, not wanting the responsibility that her noble birth granted her.

Instead, Isolda yearned to follow her creative spirit. She cast aside her 14th century nobility and name, and disappeared from her Lancashire home. “Fairamay”, a name meaning “fair friend”, is the name she took for herself

Isolda arrived at an inn on the southern shores of England, begged for a job, and began her new life as a simple bar maid. She quickly learned how to sew her own clothing with tutelage from the tavern owner’s wife who was a skilled seamstress. Hours of watching the innkeeper in the kitchen, Isolda soon followed her longing to try her hand at baking. She loved it. It satiated her creative thirst and she eventually became well known for her skill. She was particularly renowned for her ability to adapt during times of famine. When there was little to no wheat, rye or barley, Isolda was an expert in the baking of bread and other confections that used what grains remained. There was always a surprised smile on the faces of those who tried these baked goods for the first time.

In the Event of an Award

Isolda is elated to have received both a Maunche and a Silver Crescent, but higher awards are not her goal. She prefers not to be asked "The Question". For any other awards, surprises are wonderful.

Projects & Publications

Please visit my blog: "The Divergent Mermaid" at https://thedivergentmermaid.blogspot.ca/ to see documentation and photos of many of my projects.

  • Shrewsbury Cakes: A Simple But Delicious British Delight!
  • Illuminating my Illuminations: Scribal Work 2016-May 2018
  • The Ugly Mermaid
  • Fool's Paradise...The Fun,the Food and the Fool!
  • UPDATED Breadventures: Gluten-Free Bread in the Middle Ages: Entered into the Barony of Ruantallan A&S Championship 2018 and The Crown Principality of Tir Mara A&S Championship 2018 *Won Prince's Champion in the Tir Mara A&S Championship
  • Set of Six Reliquary Vessel: Beautiful and Practical Too! (Ruantallan Baronial Badge A&S competition, BIA 2017)
  • Breadventures: Gluten-Free Bread in the Middle Ages (displayed at Pennsic 2017 A&S Display)
  • The Trouble With Trifles: Entered into the Ruantallan A&S Championship, 2017
  • Taymouth Hours Illumination: Entered into the Tir Mara A&S Championship 2016
  • Taymouth Hours Hunting Outfit: Entered into the Ruantallan A&S Championship, 2016 and Tir Mara A&S Championship 2016
  • Perfectly Plausible and Period: Celiac Disease and Gluten Free Food...More Medieval Than You'd Think: Entered into the Tir Mara A&S Championship, 2014
  • The Land of the Sea Embroidery Project for Royal Encampment Linens 2015 (still waiting to see the finished products!)
  • It's All Greek To Me: Entered into the Baronial A&S Championship, 2014
  • BIA 25 Favour Challenge 2013
  • Underneath her Clothes: Won Prince's Champion (2nd place) in the Tir Mara A&S Championship 2011, won Ruantallan Baronial A&S Championship 2012
  • Crown Principality of Tir Mara A&S Prince's and Princess's Champions Cloaks, presented at East Kingdom Crown Tournament, Spring 2012
  • First Time Hand Sewing Challenge: A First Time for Everything: Entered into the Tir Mara A&S Championship 2010 and Ruantallan A&S Championship 2011
  • A Toga for Spurius: Entered into the Ruantallan A&S Championship 2010

Classes and Workshops

  • Sewing Tips for the Broken or Tired Seamstress: 2019: East Kingdom University and Ruantallan Baronial Investiture
  • Introduction to Historical Costuming: 2019: "Hal-con Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Gaming Convention": Ruantallan participates in this con every year with fighting/fencing demos, information booth and classes.
  • Gluten-Free Medieval Desserts for Modern Campers (Pennsic 2018) Class notes can be found here: https://thedivergentmermaid.blogspot.com/2018/08/pennsic-class-2018-gluten-free-medieval.html
  • Plausibly Period: Gluten Free in the Middle Ages (Pennsic 2017)
  • Gluten Free/Allergy Awareness in the Current Middle Ages (Various versions of this class have been given)
  • So You Want to Be an Autocrat When You Grow Up
  • How To Enter and SCA Arts and Sciences Competition 101

Cooking Staff

  • Dessert Cook for The Royal Travel Fund Fair and Tournament, Barony of Ruantallan, March 2018
  • Dessert Cook and assitant cook for It Takes a Village to Save Twelfth Night, Barony of Ruantallan, February 2018
  • Dessert Cook for an in-camp Polish Feast hosted by Mistress Gwenhwyfar Dinas Emrys with attendance by His Highness Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov, 2017
  • Head Cook for Fool's Paradise, Canton of Seashire, April 2017
  • Dessert Cook: Ruantallan Baronial Investiture Anniversary, Barony of Ruantallan, October 2016

Event Staff

  • Assistant Event Steward (with Spurius Genucius Rutilus) for Saturnalia at Vindolanda: Ruantallan 12th Night, Januray 2019.
  • Dessert Cook/Gold Key Market Stall Operator: Royal Travel Fund Fair and Tournament, Barony of Ruantallan, March 2018
  • Assistant Autocrat/Assistant Cook: It Takes a Village to Save Twelfth Night, Barony of Ruantallan Tweflth Night, February 2018
  • Decorations Co-ordinator: Harvest Celebration and BIA- Royal Progress, October 2017
  • Head Cook, Co-Autocrat: Fool's Paradise,Canton of Seashire, April 2017
  • Decorations Co-ordinator: East Kingdom Twelfth Night, Barony of Ruantallan, January 2017
  • Dessert Cook: Ruantallan Baronial Investiture Anniversary, Barony of Ruantallan, October 2016
  • Autocrat: Medieval Mythbusters and Mad Science Faire: Baronial Investiture Anniversary and Rattan Championship, Barony of Ruantallan, November 7th, 2015
  • Autocrat: Twelfth Night in the Land of Ice and Snow, Barony of Ruantallan, January 10th, 2015
  • Autocrat: Sew Little Time: Spring 2014, Barony of Ruantallan, March 22, 2014
  • Autocrat: A Day of Dance at Cedric's Tavern, Canton of Seashire, October 5th, 2013
  • Autocrat: Sew Little Time/Armouring Day Summer Edition, Barony of Ruantallan, July 6, 2013
  • Gatekeeper: Beltaine Raipier Tournament and Spring Masked Ball: Barony of Ruantallan, May 4, 2013
  • Autocrat: Twelfth Night in the Court of Love, Barony of Ruantallan, January 12th, 2013

Offices & Positions

  • Arts and Sciences Minister, Canton of Seashire: January 2016- September 2016
  • Arts and Sciences Minister, Barony of Ruantallan: April 2013 - April 2015
  • Arts and Sciences Minister, Canton of Seashire: February 2012 - April 2013

Awards

  • Award of Arms, 2010
  • Prince's Champion of Arts and Sciences (Tir Mara), 2011
  • Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion (Barony of Ruantallan), 2012
  • Order of the Iceberg - Service (Barony of Ruantallan), 2014
  • Order of the Maunche, 2015
  • Prince's Champion of Arts and Sciences (Tir Mara), 2018
  • Order of the Silver Crescent, 2018