Lærimoðir Maricka Sigrunsdotter, An Tir – SCA Resume
Greetings! My name is Maricka. I have been a part of the SCA since 1994. I love to teach and I love to serve the SCA in any way I can. Whenever I can. Teaching and volunteering is my muse. I study, teach and create a lot of items. The main body of my work is historical beads. My bead focus is on Migration era and Viking age lamp work beads in Scandinavia and Western Europe. My minor bead focus is Roman and Egyptian glass mainly focusing on beads. I am also a miniature portrait artist with focus being 16th and 17th centuries England. lastly, I research and create migration era and Viking era apparel. (Both Male and Female) and its focus is in Denmark and Anglo Saxon England.
Protege to: Sir Phelan Tolusmidr. OL, OP
Heraldry: Azure, on a plate between three hounds courant in annulo tails nowed argent, a crescent pendant azure.
Golden Blossom (Blatha An Oir) Sep 9, 1998 (AS XXXIII) By: Yusuf Ja’bar al Timbuktuwwi el galot, Isabeau de Lis Noir
Briar (Blatha An Oir) Sep 17, 2000 (AS XXXV) By: Yusuf Ja’bar al Timbuktuwwi el galot, Isabeau de Lis Noir
Award of Arms (An Tir) May 1, 2004 (AS XXXIX) By: Skapti Thorinsson, Asa Starradottir
Jambe de Lion (An Tir) Aug 15, 2009 (AS XLIV) By: Cedric Blackwell Rolfsson, Elizabeth Yvonne Owles
Panther’s Torch (Blatha An Oir) Aug 15, 2009 (AS XLIV) By: Aleksii Konstantinovich Chernoi, Elspeth Nic Grath
Forget-me-not (An Tir) Dec 17, 2011 (AS XLVI) By: Dagmaer in Hvassa
Goutte de Sang (An Tir) Jan 7, 2012 (AS XLVI) By: Thorin Njalsson, Dagmaer in Hvassa
Forget-me-not (An Tir) Oct 27, 2012 (AS XLVII) By: Astrid av det Fjord Landskap
Flamme de Or (Blatha An Oir) Feb 2, 2013 (AS XLVII) By: Aleksii Konstantinovich Chernoi, Elspeth Nic Grath
Forget-me-not (An Tir) Jun 1, 2013 (AS XLVIII) By: Caoimhe ingen Domnaille
Magistrae Ithra (Ithra) Jun 30, 2013 (AS XLVIII)
Baron’s Favor (Blatha An Oir) Sep 7, 2013 (AS XLVIII) By: Aleksii Konstantinovich Chernoi
Baroness’ Favor (Blatha An Oir) Sep 7, 2013 (AS XLVIII) By: Elspeth Nic Grath
Baroness #5 (Former) of Blatha An Oir (An Tir) Sep 7, 2013 (AS XLVIII) through Aug 20, 2016 (AS LI) By: Ieuan Gower, Gwyneth Gower
Forget-me-not (An Tir) Jan 9, 2015 (AS XLIX) By: Dagrun Stjarna
Bountiful Hand (An Tir) Jan 10, 2015 (AS XLIX) By: Styrkarr Jarlsskald, Stjarna
Court Baroness (An Tir) Aug 20, 2016 (AS LI) By: Kjartan Dreki, Sha’ya Kjartanskona
Forget-me-not (An Tir) Jan 14, 2017 (AS LI) By: Sha’ya Kjartanskona
Bountiful Hand (An Tir) Jan 14, 2017 (AS LI) By: Kjartan Dreki, Sha’ya Kjartanskona
Lion’s Mane (An Tir) Jun 3, 2017 (AS LII) By: Styrkarr Jarlsskald, Dagrun Stjarna
Forget-me-not (An Tir) Jul 15, 2017 (AS LII) By: Dagrun Stjarna
Forget-me-not (An Tir) July 20, 2019 (AS LIV) By: Sha’ya Kjartanskona
Grace of An Tir (An Tir) July 20, 2019 (ASLIV) By: Sha’ya Kjartanskona
Laurel (An Tir) January 11, 2020 (ASLV) By: Morgan Claymore, Livia Alexandra Severa
Patroness Sergeant of the Sergeantry of Blatha an Oir. An Tir (Not an OP award) August 2016.
L’Ordre du Gaunt d’Or (Blatha An Oir) Feb 15, 2020 (AS LIV)
Baron’s Favor (Blatha An Oir) By: Yusuf Ja’bar al Timbuktuwwi el qalot Mar 20, 2021 (AS LV)
Baroness’ Favor (Blatha An Oir) By: Angharat verch Reynulf Mar 20, 2021 (AS LV)
Deputy Seneschal: Barony of Blatha an Oir 2011-2012
Assisted the Branch Seneschal by holding branch meetings in their stead. Paperwork for events, being on site for branch events and available for emergencies.
Reading and learning the duties of the Branch Seneschal.
Greater Office : An Tir Kingdom Chronicler 2012-2013
( handed over office to become the 5th Baroness of Blatha an Oir)
Duties: The Kingdom Chronicler is ultimately responsible for all publications produced in the name of the SCA within the Kingdom of An Tir. At the Kingdom level, this includes the assurance that everything which directly and indirectly affects the Populace of An Tir is reported in some fashion at all levels of the Kingdom at an acceptable level of standard. For An Tir, this voice of this reporting has primarily been met within the covers of the Kingdom newsletter, The Crier. But the responsibilities of the Kingdom
Chronicler have also included assurance that all Kingdom Officers have their rules and laws codified and made available to all who need and use them. On an even wider scale, this includes the publication of the ultimate source of rules in the ‘Laws of the Kingdom of An Tir’, with the sub-sections of the Principality Laws of the Summits and Tir Righ. The Kingdom Chronicler is also responsible for all the branch newsletters produced in An Tir. Namely, the Kingdom Chronicler primarily acts as a resource for the branch Chroniclers, ensuring they have the knowledge and information they need in order to
produce publications on the branch level that conform to all the rules, laws, and customs required by the Kingdom and the SCA itself.
The primary vehicle for the dissemination of information throughout the Kingdom is the Kingdom newsletter, The Crier. The ultimate responsibility of The Kingdom Chronicler is to ensure it is published in a timely manner.
Supervise, coordinate and mentor branch deputies as well as subordinate officers.
Informing the Kingdom Seneschal of activities which are in their area of responsibility. In charge of approving and warranting of each subordinate, and for removing a subordinate should the subordinate fail to perform their duties.
Communicating with current Royals, Kingdom Seneschal when a document was in need of publication and making sure it was published.
Prepare and submit an annual budget for the chroniclers office.
Attend the four major Crown Events each year, and prepare a report for the Curia.
Swear fealty to the Crown.
In charge of overseeing the creation, submission, and deadlines of the Kingdom monthly Newsletter, The Crier.
Publishing any changes to Kingdom and Principality laws.
Submitting reports to the Society Chronicler.
Looking at all of the Branch Newsletters and Submitting pieces to the Society once a year for nominations of society wide newsletter recognition of excellence.
Solving problems that pertain to holding this office.
Lesser Office: An Tir Crier Editor in Chief. 2012-2013
By definition, Chroniclers are those officers of An Tir whose responsibility it is to ensure to the best of their ability that the targeted populace is informed of what is happening around them in the SCA. (Quote by Arontius) With that definition, I was
In charge of the creation, maintenance and updates of the Monthly Newsletter. The Crier.
Being proficient in the use of digital newsletter and magazine creation software.
Being able to edit the newsletter for any mistakes.
Contacting event stewards if incomplete information had been submitted for publication.
Maintaining a strict publishing deadline with the Society Chronicler.
Communicating and working with the Event text editor for the Crier.
Meeting all publishing deadlines so that the Newsletter was printed and posted online.
Deputy Chronicler for the Barony of Blatha an Oir:
Stepped up as deputy chronicler to create the quarterly baronial newsletter and to mentor a new baronial chronicler. (August 2019- December 2020)
5th Landed Baroness. Barony of Blatha an Oir, An Tir. 2013-2016
A landed Baron and/or landed Baroness are the Crown’s representative within a Barony and provide the inspirational leadership for a barony. They are empowered to hold courts, grant awards which are recognized in the Kingdom’s Order of Precedence; and can have Sergeants, Yeomen, Gallants, Courtiers, and Lancers.
People who achieve these ranks through rigorous testing are given recognition for their accomplishments throughout the Kingdom. Landed Barons and Baronesses are required to report to the Crown and their Royal Highnesses one month prior to each Coronation.
An Tir Lamp workers Guild. Active in guild since 2013
Create and gift Largess in the form of glass bead strands (usually 19 beads per strand) in the colors of the Kingdoms in the SCA for Their Royal Majesties to give out at Gulf Wars and Pennsic. We choose the strands we wish to make for what kingdom(s) One bead from each strand is collected and made in to a festoon as a gift from the An Tir Lamp workers guild to our current Queen.
Assisting in the collection of the beads from the Guild and help prepare them to be presented in court.
Occasionally presenting the largess to the Crown at court on behalf of the An Tir lamp workers Guild.
Blatha an Oir 1998-2001 for Baron Yusuf Ja’bar al Timbucktuwwi el galot and Baroness Isabeau de Lis Noir
Head of Retinue for Their Excellencies of Blatha an Oir. Baron Yusuf Ja’bar al Timbuktuwwi el galot, and Mistress Angherat or Velborg. To April 2021
2011 Lady in waiting to Her Grace Dutchess Dagaer in Hvassa
2012 Lady in waiting to Countess Astrid of the Fjordlands.
2012-13 Head Lady in waiting to Dutchess Caoimhe ingen Domnaille
2016 Co court coordinator, photographer (stunt ret) for Count Kjartan Daegarson, Countess Sha’ya Kjartanskona
2017 Lieutenant to head of retinue for His Grace Styrkarr Jarlsskald and Her Grace Dagrun Stjarna
Jan 2019 through July 2019 Co- court coordinator, photographer (Stunt ret) for Their Royal Majesties Kjartan Daegarson, Sha’ya Kjartanskona.
Events I have been involved with:
Co event steward for Embers and Ambrosia Spring 2020 Barony of Blatha an Oir.
2009-2016 On the Autumn War event steward team. From 2013-2016 as landed Baroness of Blatha an Oir.
Designed and had Autumn War themed tee shirts made for 2011-2013 as part of the event team.
2013- Co event steward for Embers and Ambrosia, Blatha an Oir. The baronies premier A and S event. This was its first year as an event.
2013 Co event steward for Celtic Bardic, Blatha an Oir.
Co stewarded or was a part of the team of several Blatha an Oir events between 1996-1999
Teaching Medieval Arts and Sciences
2013- current Ithra Instructor
2012- current. Beginning, intermediate and advanced historical lamp work bead making
2014- current. Creating a male wrap around coat from the Germanic Iron age based on Archaeology and iconic imagery.
2013- current. Beginning tablet weaving
1996- current. Leather carving and tooling.
2013- current. Making an Iron needle
2011- current. Embroidery for embellishment
2011- 2016. 16 century woman’s Persian apparel.
Medieval Arts and Sciences.
Collegium, An Tir 2019. Teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced bead making. Also bringing my historical bead furnace to show and discuss.
Created Birka reproduction beads for Disa i Birkilundi for her laurel elevation ceremony at An Tirs May Crown 2019. The beads were used as a necklace to hold her medallion. I also created a matching bead festoon for her elevation.
Co Created female Finnish costume with Mistress Melusine d’ Argent for the daughter of Angherat or Velborg for her laureling ceremony to take place at An Tir’s July Coronation. July 20,2019
June 2019. taught two lamp work bead making classes as Iron and Ink
April 2019 Successfully made a glass bead with my historical clay bead furnace and bellows at Blatha an Oirs event Embers and Ambrosia.
April 2019 Taught three bead making classes at Embers and Ambrosia (Blatha an Oir)
Jan 2019 Made Early Viking Crossover style Caftan coat for Baron Sir Geirleikr Veðrson for his step up as Baron of Aquaterra.
December 2018 Thirty Day Historical bead challenge for the An Tir Lamp workers guild. Creating bead samples, documenting and posting how to tips to make the beads and videos to the guild in a 30 day challenge with the objective to recreate historical beads.
Fall 2018 Experimental Archaeology panel, An Tir Collegium
Summer 2018 Designed and Sewed Andromacha Tous Lesbos Roman Attire for July Coronation for Gavinius’ knighting ceremony.
2018 Forty “super special” Vigil beads for Finn Grimm’s Vigil.
2018 Lamp work beaded necklaces for the Silver Rose and Silver Lily pendants. May Crown, An Tir
2018 taught two lamp work bead making classes at Embers and Ambrosia. (Blatha an Oir)
2018 Created and donated two lamp work bead necklaces and one festoon to the An Tir 12th Night Peer Auction.
2017 Design work for the legacy cloaks for the Baron and Baroness of Blatha an Oir.
2017 Made lamp work bead necklace and donated to the June Faire Silent Auction. Barony Of Dragonslaire, An Tir.
2017 Taught 2 lamp work bead making classes at Embers and Ambrosia (Blatha an Oir)
2016 Made lamp work bead necklace for Lion of An Tir Pendant.
2016 Made lamp work Festoon For Queen of An Tir. (Sha’ya)
2016 Made lamp work necklaces for the Prince and Princess of Summits.
2016 Taught two lamp work bead making classes at Embers and Ambrosia (Blatha an Oir)
2016 Taught two Lamp work Bead making classes at the Grand Thing. (Barony of Stromgard)
2015,16 Lamp work glass necklaces for the An Tir West War Cancer tourney prize.
2015 Made 160 Lamp worked site tokens for May Crown.
2015 Made 50 vigil beads for Warrin of Essex knighting vigil. May crown. An Tir.
2015 Made 50 Vigil beads for Verith de Prendergast as he was made the last Don of An Tir.
2015 Taught two lamp work bead making classes at Embers and Ambrosia (Blatha an Oir)
2015 Judge for the Barony of Glymm Mere A and S championship
2015 Judge for the Barony of Aquaterra A and S Championship
2013-2016 Judge for Kingdom Arts and Science and Bardic Championships
2014 Designed and painted Baroness Svavas Court Barony Scroll.
2004-9-10-14-16 Painted Kingdom Charters.
2014 Lamp work glass necklace for the An Tir West War Cancer tourney prize.
2013-2016 Made personalized Lamp work beads and necklaces to give to Blatha an Oir event stewards when I was landed Baroness.
2013 Sport of Kings Artist of the year. Designed the artwork for Sport of Kings. Also worked on 2011 as well as 2015 (Computer design work for the tee shirts.)
2013 Designed The Crown of An Tir’s Coronation apparel. ( Their Graces Styrkarr and Dagrun Stjarna) Put together a sewing team to assemble the garments. I personally made and applied all of the tablet weaving. Apparel design and research, seam finishing and trim work. The team created a total of 11 pieces of apparel.
2012-2018 Judge for the Barony of Blatha an Oir A and S Championship.
2012 -2013 Lamp work team for Autumn War site tokens. Made about 1500 beads.
2012 Embroidered the spirals for Anharad Albannes Pelican peerage cloak.
2011 Designed and made the thrones favors for Duke Thorin and Dutchess Dagmaer.
2011 Designed the Art of War Tee shirts. Barony of Aquaterra, An Tir
2004 Designed and Carved Duke Skaptis purple heart chair that was presented at 12th night. Wood was bought by his squire. Sanding involved several hands.
2004 Cut, created and tooled a custom belt for the 12th night auction.