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.