Sunnifa Heinreksdottir

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Teaching Anglian Womens' Clothing of the 6th Century GNEW 2013 Photo by Lady Albreda
Information
Resides: Barony of Smoking Rocks
Status: Awful tired
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
Arms Sunnifa Heinreksdottir.jpg
Azure, a talbot dormant and in chief three crescents argent.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Maunche Blue Tyger Legion Companion of the Order of the Laurel
Minister of Arts and Science

Introduction

I am Hlǣfdīġe Sunnifa Heinreksdottir. At some point, I hope to add something pithy here... maybe

Persona

6th century Anglian living in Deira (north of the Humber). Migrated with my people ~525AD from Angeln (now Schleswig-Holstein) as the waters rose and flooded our farms. I seem to spend most of my time caring for our sheep; when not chasing them up and down the fells I make baskets, rush mats, and other useful things from the plants I find. When I can, I spin, dye, and take my place in the weaving house- helping to create cloth for our settlement and clothing for our people.

Offices & Positions

  • East Kingdom Mistress of Hounds 05/2006 to 06/2012
  • Arts and Sciences Minister, Barony of Smoking Rocks 2013 to present

Interests

  • Pre- 597 AD Anglo-Saxon culture and material culture
  • Old English language and literature
  • Anglian regional brooch/ girdle hanger studies
  • Buckelurne pottery/ burial archaeology
  • Anglo-Saxon agriculture, animal husbandry, coppice agroforestry
  • Anglo-Saxon Lyre
  • Experimental Archaeology
  • All spinning arts
  • Historical Dyestuffs and Mordants: use, growth, and chemistry
  • Willow Basketry/ Culture
  • Rushwork
  • Thatch work
  • Cordage Making
  • Sprang
  • Anything to do with dogs in the Medieval period...

Subjects Taught

  • Medieval Dog Breed History
  • Medieval Dog Tracking
  • Greyhound History
  • Dog Tracking I and II
  • Historic Canine Armors and Collars
  • Spinning- Spindle and Wheel
  • Spinning Linen and Silk
  • Beginning Supported Spinning
  • Medieval Sheep Breeds
  • Dye Days in many locations over the years
  • Beginning Glass Bead Making
  • Anglian Female Clothing of the 6th Century
  • Conversational Old English

Projects & Publications

  • Beowulf cast member, performed in Old English with lyre
  • Beowulf (Pennsic) cast member, performed in Old English

Awards

  • AoA
  • Barony of Smoking Rocks Quadrant (A&S)
  • Companion of the Maunche
  • Blue Tyger Legion (Freehold) 2015
  • Order of the Laurel

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