Violante do Porto

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Violante
Information
Resides: Barony of Bergental
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Heraldry
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Gule, a Greek sphinx rampant contourny Or
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Rose

Introduction

Condêssa Violante do Porto is a fiber artisan who enjoys tablet weaving, sewing, embroidery, and more. She also loves to encourage art through largesse challenges!

Her persona is 16th century Portuguese, but she spends an inordinate amount of time on 10th century Norse household arts

Persona

Violante do Porto is attending the royal court of Portugal in Lisbon while her husband is out to sea helping to expand the country's interests in India and Japan. According to Violante it is 1560, and she is 25. She is devoutly Catholic, and regularly makes pilgrimage to Santiago Dr Compostela.

Her husband comes from minor nobility with loads of cash from his participation in the expanding Portuguese trade. Violante's family is socially well situated, but less comfortable with money. Despite a politically arranged marriage, she is actually quite in love with her husband. The fact that he brings home rare and exotic fabrics helps.

Offices & Positions

  • Queen of the West with Thorfinn the Cruel (January 4 - May 3, 2014)
  • Member of the Keepers of Athena's Thimble
  • Weaver to the Crown, Kenric III and Avelina III
  • Weaver to the Crown, Yehudah Khagan and Hrodir Bek (Northshield)
  • Weaver to the Crown, Cellach II and Vukasin II (Middle)

Awards

  • Silver Brooch, Brion III and Anna III
  • King's Award of Esteem Kenric III and Avelina III
  • Company of Pennon of the East, Brennan II and Caoilfhionn II
  • Kings Cipher, Yehudah Khagan and Hrodir Bek (Northshield)
  • Order of the Rose, Conor & Isa (West)
  • Countess, Conor & Isa (West)
  • Prince's Token, Michael (West)
  • Flower of the Desert, Ivan and Ian'ka (Atenveldt)
  • Court Baronness, Thorfinn & Étaín (West)
  • Coeur d'Azur, Ajax & Üta (Mists)
  • Argent Hart, Béla III and Anna (Outlands)
  • Flos Australis, Barony of the Citadel of Southern Pass (Outlands)
  • Chalice of St. William the Cooper, Barony of Caer Galen (Outlands)
  • Gentle Dragon, Barony of Dragonsspine (Outlands)
  • Award of Arms (Outlands)

A&S Publications

  • Viking Varsity - Fiber arts blog focused on Viking sewing techniques.
  • "Untwisting the Answer: A Trick for Tablet Weaving on Modern Portable Looms," published in the East Kingdom Gazette

Classes Taught

  • Norse seam treatments
  • Norse headwear
  • Basic SCA garb
  • Newcomers class
  • Peer-like qualities
  • Basic black work
  • Hand sewing for beginners
  • Wire weaving (trichonopoly)
  • Tablet weaving

Artforms

  • Embroidery (freestyle, blackwork)
  • Scribal
  • Weaving, narrow wares, fabric, cords
  • Costuming (Patterning, tailoring, construction)
  • Buttons
  • Oriental dance (belly dancing)

In Case of Court

Please contact Edward Grey of Lochleven

Scribal Preferences

Medium: Any, artistic expression is up to the artist. Runestones and regular scrolls would favor my passions.

Colors: Red, Gold, Black

Symbols: Fleurs, stars, skulls

Heraldry whenever possible

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