My name in the SCA is Ysabeau Ferch Gwalchafed and I currently live in the East Kingdom, but have also lived in Atlantia and Aethelmearc. My persona is a 14th century breton Baroness living as a hostage in Berwick. I've been a spinner since 1992, (thanks cheekyredhead!) and knitting since 1997, but just started seriously weaving about a year ago when I got my Ashford Knitters loom at a trunk show in my Richmond Va, spinning and weaving guild. I just joined Weavolution today and I am excited to learn what this group has been up to lately. 


Posted on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:34

I am Jahanarabanu Vivana, or Erica Jones (co-owner of Weavolution). 

I have been in the SCA since 1995. I have always been a weaver, but recently took up sp8nning again as well! :)

I have lived in Calontir and Drachenwald. I've been in Drachenwald since fall 2004. I am really delving into my research of medieval weave structures in Europe and the Middle East. As part of my research I'm beginning a taquete sample. I recently finished this purse made of my own handwoven damask.

Posted on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:21

Wow, that is lovely Erica! Those are water budgets (not sure what is the right spelling for those heraldically speaking), and Damask is not possible on a rigid heddle because you need multiple harnesses, right?

Posted on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:17

Thanks Yes they are! YeahIdon'the think damask on the ribid huddle is very viable.  You need at least 4 shafts for the ground weave, then a shaft or pattern rod for each pattern  block.