Rosina von Schaffhausen
Rosina with her lord Andreiko Eferiev
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Rosina von Schaffhausen is a 15th century woman living near the German/Swiss border who makes cord and trim in conjunction with her family's weaving business.
Offices & Awards
In the SCA, Rosina is the herald for the Shire of Quintavia and the Guildmistress of the Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers of the East Kingdom. She is also the Jongleur Herald (Crown tourney list trees). In addition to receiving her Award of Arms, Rosina has also been inducted into the Order of the Maunche and the Order of the Silber Crescent, and Carolingia's polling orders for service (Daystar) and the arts and sciences (Moon). She was the Keeper of the Flame (service) of Quintavia along with her lord, Andreiko Eferiev, and the Keeper of the Chalice (arts). Rosina's past offices include Chatelaine and Gold Key of the Barony of Carolingia. She is also apprenticed to Master Peregrine the Illuminator, OL.
Rosina was the coordinator for HRH Thyra's Princess favors, and has also served as lady in waiting for the reigns of Konrad I and Brenwen I, Darius IV and Alethea, Edward I and Marguerite, Edward II and Thyra, and Edward III and Thyra II. She was recognized by Thyra II with the Golden Lyre and Seamstress to the Crown.
Rosina's favorite things to do in the SCA are teaching and taking classes. Rosina has taught a number of classes on the history of mathematics in period. Most of these classes are on Fibonacci, the foremost Western European mathematician of the middle ages. Several of these classes are based on Fibonacci's 1202 book Liber Abaci, on arithmetic, extracting roots, and algebra. Another class is on Fibonacci's Book of Squares, and another on Fibonacci's Practical Geometry. Rosina has also written an article for the EK Gazette on Fibonacci. She has also taught a class on 3-D geometry in Renaissance art and science, as well as a class on applying modern classification techniques to period narrowwork designs. Rosina has also taught a number of classes on fingerloop braiding at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels. She has taught several multiperson fingerloop braiding classes with her lord, Andreiko Eferiev, and with Thyra Eiricksdottir and Jeanne de Robin. Rosina has also taught a class on kumihimo and a class on period drinking songs.
In addition to teaching and taking classes, Rosina enjoys running setup for events, dancing, singing, playing instruments including guitar, recorder and drums, thrown weapons, archery, knitting, and embroidery. She has also retained for Brenwen I, Alethea, Marguerite, and Thyra.
Victoria Sapko lives in east central Massachusetts with her husband and two cats in the best neighborhood on the planet. She has a Ph.D. in mathematics, and is a former mathematics college professor now working for a textbook publisher. Besides her activities in the SCA, Victoria also enjoys reading, playing board, card and role-playing games, volleyball, and swimming.