Livia da Nicolosi

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Registered Name: Livia da Nicolosi
Resides: Rosenfeld
Status: Active
Joined SCA: 1990
Order of Precedence
Livia da Nicolosi
Heraldry
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"Per chevron Or and azure, two pomegranates gules slipped and leaved vert and issuant from base a demi-sun Or."

Mistress Livia da Nicolosi

Previously Known as : Fridhur Haralds

Additional Registered Heraldry

Registered Achievement

Mantling 1: Gules
Mantling 2: Or
Helm: Frog-mouth helm silver facing sinister
Crest: pomegranate gules, slipped and leaved vert
Motto: aspirare ad ispirare (Translation: aspire to inspire (Italian))

Offices:

  • Local Offices Held
    • Four time Chronicler of the Shire of Rosenfeld
    • Three time Minister of Arts & Sciences of the Shire of Rosenfeld
    • Prior Seneshal of the Shire of Rosenfeld


Persona History:



King's Gauntlets & Queen's Gloves embroidered by Livia, granted 04/14/19

Interests:

Mostly, I'm an embroiderer with a keen interest in Elizabethan Embroidery. Recently I have learned how to make my own spangles and am delving into the art of glove making.

Timeline of Activity:

I joined the SCA in 1990. I had been looking for the group for years - lured on by occasional photos in the Sunday newspaper of chivalric fighters in Bergfeld Park. One day I saw a flier in a bookstore with contact information. Finally, found! The rest is history. Rosenfeld was only an incipient shire and a very small group when I joined in February of 1990. Because we were so small, the need for willing officers was critical. By May of 1990, I was Seneschal and Acting Chronicler. This was when there was no such thing as email or internet or cell phones. I wrote many a long missive to the then Kingdom Seneschal Baron Bran de Tintreak. By the end of 1991, Rosenfeld was officially a shire. I'd like to say I had a hand in that. Heart and hands.

Populace Provided Information:

Robin of Gilwell

I am Robin of Gilwell, Master of Defense. I have known Livia for years. She has changed, and she has grown, from excited and passionate newcomer, to excited and passionate established member, and she is now ready to be an excited and passionate Laurel.

Through all her change and growth, the one constant has been her passion for her art. She will talk about it at any time, with anybody, for as long as you are willing to listen.

She is my peer.

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • 1994 - 13th Artisan of Middleford (now defunct branch - Hells Gate)
  • 1994 - Bard for the Shire of Middleford
  • 2002 - Artisan of Barony of Stargate (Stargate Baronial 30th)
  • 2003 - Artisan of the College of Three Bridges (Elfsea Baronial)
  • 2003 - one of ten A&S champions for Gulf Wars
  • 2006 - one of five A&S champions for Gulf Wars
  • 2006 - 14th Elfsea Artisan
  • 2009 - William Blackfox Awards A.S. 43: Nominated for both Best Overall Newsletter and Best Layout & Design (both of these categories recognize both the newsletter and the Chronicler)
  • 2018 - Baronial A&S champion for Barony of Wiesenfeur
  • 2019 - Ansteorran Laurels' Favorite for Gulf Wars A&S Open Challenge.
  • 2020 - Kingdom Artisan (receiving the sole perfect score at Kingdom Arts & Sciences)


Trivia

  • Was made a member of the Laurel in the very appropriate AS LIV.
  • Her Laureling induction can be seen in this recording.


Gallery of Work


Instruction

(See Below for Class Handouts)

2018

  • 6/9/18 – King’s College (Ardmore, OK)
    • Padded Satin Stitch – A Period Embroidery Technique
    • Surface Couching – A Period Embroidery Technique
  • 7/28/18 – Ansteorra Middle Eastern Culture Symposium (Athens, TX)
    • Shisha Embroidery
  • 8/25/18 – Serpent’s Symposium (Houston, TX)
    • Surface Couching – A Period Embroidery Technique


2019

  • 5/26/19 – Steppes Warlord (Canton, TX)
    • Padded Satin Stitch – A Period Embroidery Technique
  • 6/22/19 – King’s College (Abilene, TX)
    • Silk & Gold – An Exploration of Period Embroidery Techniques
    • Undaunted – Conquering the Plaited Braid Stitch
  • 7/6/19 – Eldern Hills Artisan 2019 (Duncan, OK)
    • Padded Satin Stitch – A Period Embroidery Technique
    • Undaunted – Conquering the Plaited Braid
  • 12/14/19 - Wiesenfeuer Yule (Oklahoma City, OK)
    • Undaunted: Conquering the Plaited Braid Stitch


2020

  • 2/8/20 - Kingdom A&S (Burkburnett, TX)
    • Undaunted: Conquering the Plaited Braid Stitch
    • Undaunted: Conquering the Plaited Braid Stitch for Left-Handed Stitchers

Class Handouts and Other Documentation

Documentation


Class Handouts


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