Re: [SCA Newcomers] favors
- Bianca wrote:
> At my first camping event next month I will be cheering for my goodIf you're at all interested in making your favor something that might
> knight.. . .
> Can you give me some advice on making him a nice favor? I enjoy
> embroidery and we are not romantically involved, if that makes a
> difference. He has been in the SCA for several years but I want him
> to be surprised that I have learned the correct protocol. :-)
have been used for similar purposes in period, "A Survey of Tokens in
the Middle Ages and Renaissance"
<http://hometown.aol.com/noramunro/Tokens/index.htm>, "On the Giving of
Favors & Tokens" <http://www.modaruniversity.org/favors.htm>, or
<http://www.florilegium.org/files/ACCESS/p-favors-art.html> might be a
good place to start.
You can learn more about the types of embroidery done at various points
in history from the Atlantian Embroiderers' Guild Timeline
<http://aeg.atlantia.sca.org/timeline.htm>, Historical Needlework
Resources <http://medieval.webcon.net.au/index.html>, Master Richard
Wymarc's "A Stitch out of Time" <http://www.wymarc.com/>, articles from
the West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild
<http://www.bayrose.org/wkneedle/articles.html>, and Ealasaid nic
Suibhne's "Early Medieval Embroidery"
Stefan's Florilegium includes a good article on the bearing of favors
by SCA fighters
<http://www.florilegium.org/files/ACCESS/On-Favors-art.html> and a
collection of messages from various SCAdians about historic and SCA
favors, addressing such questions as what's given, when, and to whom