I am overjoyed to announce that I am now Queen’s Arts & Sciences Champion to HRM Ai’sha II, 76th Queen of Caid! I look forward to serving Her Majesty and the kingdom in this role, and will do my best to represent and bring honor to our fair kingdom and her talented artisans.
The competition’s theme was ‘The Middle Ages as they SHOULD have been.’ My entry was a 16th C Swiss ‘Trossfrau’ gown made of linen, modeled after one seen in the Bern Totentanz mural. My skirt featured multicolored bands forming a rainbow, as a representation of LGBTQ Pride – my interpretation of the theme. See Early 16th Century Middle Class Swiss Gown for more info on this entry.
I was entrusted with a gorgeous silk baldric made by Countess Albra (of Country Countess) as my regalia, and I have the honor of being the first to wear it!
My thanks to THL Medb ingen Echuid, Lady Ylaria Thriepland, and Viscountess Whilja de Gothia for sharing their research and experience with me. Thanks also to Mistress Thea Gabrielle Northernridge, who not only shared her experience, but loaned me the smock, hat and gollar seen with my gown in photos. And of course, thanks to the photographers who provided such lovely pictures of my gown, and of me in my Queen’s Champion regalia – Lord Levi, Countess Bridget, Mistress Maeve and Lord Ilya.