Tola knitýr

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Tola knitýr at Twelfth Night, A.S. XLVIII
Information
Resides: Shire of Quintavia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Or fretty azure, overall on a fess gules three bezants.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Laurel

Introduction

Tola knitýr first joined the SCA as a child, with her family, in 1994. After some time away from the Society in her early 20's, she became active again in the Shire of Quintavia. Her interests mostly gravitate around the art world, where she tries her hand at any string-based activity. She is an accomplished embroiderer, spinner, knitter, and seamstress, and seeks to share her love of fiber with any who are willing to listen. She also spending time at the torch creating lampwork beads, and jumped into the scribal world in AS 50. She introduced her husband to the SCA, and their two children are now third generation SCAdians.

Persona

This is a work in progress.

Tola lives with her husband, Arngrimr Meinfretr, on a small farm in 10th century Jutland (Denmark). They have two children, and a modest flock of sheep, that Tola cares for and uses in her spinning and weaving. Arngrimr's aging parents live on the farm as well, helping with smaller tasks to keep the farm functioning while he does the majority of the work.

Tola has also been known to travel to 14th Century Sion, Switzerland, where she can be found knitting textiles for the church.

Awards

  • 12/16/2017 Companion of the Order of the Laurel
  • 07/01/2017 Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent
  • 04/09/2016 Queen's Award of Esteem (Caoilfhionn II)
  • 07/10/2015 Queen's Award of Excellence (Etheldreda)
  • 04/07/2013 Seamstress to the Crown (Edward II and Thyra)
  • 02/04/2012 Companion of the Order of the Maunche
  • 03/01/1997 Award of Arms

Affiliations

  • Resident of Quintavia
  • Member of Sharc Pit
  • Member of Folkvang
  • Former apprentice of Mistress Elizabeth Elenore Lovell
  • Editor of the East Kingdom Gazette
  • Craftsman of the Keepers of Athena's Thimble (competency rankings in Free, Metal Thread, Pleated Work/Smocking, Blackwork, Counted, Canvaswork, Couching and Laidwork, and Openwork)
  • Favor Coordinator for Caoilfhionn II
  • Artist Support for East Kingdom Calendar (2016)
  • Creator/maintainer of the East Kingdom Awards Overview [1]

Classes Taught

  • Stitches for Handsewing
  • Spinning Ancient Fibers
  • Intro to Drop Spindle
  • Fingerloop Braiding
  • Fiber Petting Zoo
  • Knit Purses in 14th Century Switzerland
  • Colorwork Charting
  • Basic Silk Reeling
  • Pulled Thread Embroidery

Online Presence

https://tolaknityr.wordpress.com/

In Case of Court/Document Preferences

  • Please coordinate with Elizabeth Elenore Lovell.
  • Surprise is okay, but I don't mind being summoned ahead of time.
  • In case of a second peeerage, a writ is preferred.
  • I love all things scribal. I have no preference for a particular style/time period/etc, I want the scribe to enjoy their work. So if you've had a "someday" project waiting for the right recipient, or you love doing a certain style, please consider that for me!