At Tir Righ August Investiture I was taken as a student by Viscountess Safiye al-Konstantiniyye.  She has been helping me with my A&S for about six months now, and we agreed on the studenting at AT war this year.  She’s amazing at research, and focuses on Turkish clothing/accessories and metal working.  In addition to the amazing circlets that she makes she also made the wedding ring I gave to my wife for SCA events, it’s based on a 16th century English poesy ring.

For the studenting I made her a large loaf of the bread I’ve been working on.  It turned out perfect, or darn close.  I had wanted to have a flour design on the top, but I haven’t quite worked that out yet.  It was thick and heavy and a little nutty.  I could truly see living on that style of bread.

There was a fairly large group observing the studenting, Safiye’s other student, Eleanor was there, as was my wife Kayleigh, Safiye’s husband Savaric, and a number of people from Lionsdale and Lionsgate.

Mistress Safiye is working with me on bringing my research up to the next level.  Her research is so amazing, I don’t see how I can come even close.  But I hope that I can emulate her.

Which reminds me, I should put the bread research into a single format eventually to bring it all together.  I will take care of that after I’ve gotten to the point where my bread is close enough to what I want that I consider it medieval style instead of medieval inspired.

1 Comment

Ashley · September 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Oh man, I found your blog.

And it’s spelled Eleanor. 😉

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