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Olivia Baker
An old fashioned Lady in modern Elizabeth's England.
An old fashioned Lady in modern Elizabeth's England.
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Ruminations on a Tableau
As I was planing some beautiful cherry (thank you, Brennon) this weekend for a table and benches, my father said something to me that made me go "Oh, duh."  You see, there's this beautiful trestle table from the 14th century that is still in existence. A fr...
Ruminations on a Tableau
Ruminations on a Tableau
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This weekend, I had the honor to be elevated into the Order of the Maunche in the Society for Creative Anachronism. It is truly an honor to be considered an equal to this phenomenal collection of artisans. Thank you to Kristie Valenze for your continued encouragement and instruction, as well as the phenomenal hat/medallion (pictures to come)! Thank you Abbie Smith for the photos! Thank you to Honig Von Summerfeldt, Fortune St Keyne, and Master Jon Blaecstan for the stunning scroll!

Thank you to all of you who have encouraged me along this journey, and who will continue to do so, as my journey has truly only begun.
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Embroidery for Master Joel Messerer
Master Joel Messerer was elevated to the Order of the Pelican this weekend at The Sign of the Dancing Fox. As part of his elevation, I was asked to create an embroidered medallion for his cloak. The medallion art was taken from a scroll created for Master J...
Embroidery for Master Joel Messerer
Embroidery for Master Joel Messerer
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Embroidery for Master Joel Messerer
Master Joel Messerer was elevated to the Order of the Pelican this weekend at The Sign of the Dancing Fox. As part of his elevation, I was asked to create an embroidered medallion for his cloak. The medallion art was taken from a scroll created for Master J...
Embroidery for Master Joel Messerer
Embroidery for Master Joel Messerer
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It's okay to say "No"
Olivia's thought for the moment: Often, when I ask someone a question, I follow it up with "'No' is an acceptable answer." Would you be able to help me with this project? "No" is an acceptable answer.  Do you have a few minutes we can sit and talk? "No" is ...
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A Lily Pride Azure - Part 3: The Cognizance
Click here to read Part 2: The Gilding There I was, sitting in the University at Albany library, with a stack of 12 or so books, and a picture in my head of what I was trying to find. The idea, as you may recall from Part 1: The Acquisition , was an overly ...
A Lily Pride Azure - Part 3: The Cognizance
A Lily Pride Azure - Part 3: The Cognizance
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An Immersive Interview
In April I was asked to assist Tacit Darby, and a team of individuals from the Middle Kingdom, with their project to compile information on immersion events. The plan was to collect interviews with people who have planned and executed immersion events, and ...
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The Feast: Hall Layout
Several months prior to the The Feast of St. Nicholas, I invaded the library of Master G. Emerson True for information and sources. Having done a great deal of imagery research, I had an idea of how I wanted the Great Hall to feel, but I was lacking in layo...
The Feast: Hall Layout
The Feast: Hall Layout
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A Lily Pride Azure - Part 2: The Gilding
Click here to read Part 1: The Acquisition. In Part 1 of our journey, we learned I was able to acquire 8 yards of blue cotton velvet, 3.5 yards of synthetic, but deliciously rich green and gold brocade, and approximately 1.5 - 2 yards of silk satin for the ...
A Lily Pride Azure - Part 2: The Gilding
A Lily Pride Azure - Part 2: The Gilding
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A Lily Pride Azure - Part 1: The Acquisition
There is no denying my most recent project is a peacocking project. There is nothing subtle or subdued about this gown. It is, in fact, my most ostentatious piece. And, I love it. As they say, the beginning is a very good place to start. for 4 years, I had ...
A Lily Pride Azure - Part 1: The Acquisition
A Lily Pride Azure - Part 1: The Acquisition
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