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Tiffan Fairamay

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GNEW XXXII
Information
Resides: Malagentia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Per Pale Purpure and Sable, a strawberry flower between three seeblatter in pall, points outward, Argent.
Award & Office Badges
Provincial Arts and Sciences Honor Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Companion of the Order of the Maunche

Introduction

Tiffan Fairamay [tɪ-FAHN FAIR-a-MAY] (she/her/hers), mundanely known as Sylvan Thorncraft, is very curious and loves to make things. These tendencies, coupled with a mundane background in Anthropology and Geography (focusing on Archaeology), have supported her deep desire to understand how people of various times and places have done this “human” thing, and how our personal lives, beliefs, and domestic practices are part of a sweeping arc of time, history, and evolution of culture. She also harbors a long standing love for, and curiosity about her ancestral European roots, fairy tales and folk ways.

She says, “So when all this met up with the SCA at GNEW XXVIII I was totally dazzled and in love. I have always felt completely inspired by the passionate creativity and curiosity of our community, and also humbled and moved by the degree of personal generosity of those who love to support the Dream. Our community offers so many opportunities to share what inspires each of us, and that sharing contributes to a more rich and vibrant experience for everyone. I am so glad to keep finding ways to be of service through my own creativity.”

Persona

Pewter casting inspired by an extant brooch

Though Tiffan is most often found in 14th Century England, she also enjoys traveling, and the thrill of exploring other times and places.

Affiliations

Offices, Positions, Guild Associations

  • Scribe - East Kingdom College of Scribes, April 2018 to the present. Visit my Scriptorium to see finished projects.
  • Guild member - Keepers of Athena's Thimble, July 2019 to the present
  • Local Deputy A&S Minister - Malagentia, May 2021 to the present

Projects & Publications

Classes Taught

Event Staff

Retaining Experience

  • Royal Retainer, the elevation of Audrye Beneyt, 2021

Contributions

Awards

Interests

Illumination painted by Tiffan, inspired by the Rothschild Prayerbook
  • Material Culture
  • Scribal Arts (Illumination)
  • Plants (Herbal medicine, traditional foods, dyestuffs)
  • Fiber Arts (embroidery, garment fabrication, spinning, weaving (especially tablet))
  • Leatherworking
  • Metal Casting
  • Folk Traditions
  • Children's Activities
  • Medieval History
  • Chivalric Romances and Courtly Conduct
  • There are so many things I want to learn more about! (Including but not limited to pottery, metalsmithing and enameling, calligraphy, basketry, singing, dance...)

In Case of Court