Hello, and welcome to my SCA scribal history page. I have been in the SCA (or Society for Creative Anachronism) since August of 1991. Since that time I have tried a lot of different activities in the SCA. Ranging from Fencing, Heavy Weapons (armored combat), archery, baking, and music. They have all been fun, however I was always interested in the A&S (or Arts and Sciences) aspect.
I have been drawing since I could pick up a crayon. From cartoon and comics to buildings. My parents even made sure I took a few extra drawing courses here and there over the years. I took drafting classes in high school and even tried my hand at Architectural Engineering until I became "Monetarily Disinclined" to go to classes. However , in the years I have been in the SCA I never thought about scribal until a friend talked me into doing miniature painting.
One day while painting one, I looked up at a scroll that was given to me and thought, "I wonder...". So I grabbed a piece of paper and played a little. Now I am hooked and want to learn all I can.
I started actually doing scrolls in 2011. and have only done a few so far. But love it. I just wish I had started years ago. I have gone from using a stock image and doing basic calligraphy to currently learning to do gold gilding and making books. I will only post those works that have been given out. Any current works or works waiting for delivery will be held until the owners have them in hand.
This site is a way for me to show my work to the public as well as my friends and the peers of the SCA. This way they can see my progress and maybe give feedback. Keep in mind that the image gallery is in order from my first to my latest. I hope you enjoy.
Yours In Service
Lord Alwin of Nottinghill Coill
I also have decided to add book binding to my skill set. As a student in the scribal arts, there are multiple techniques that were used in the middle ages. From calligraphy and illumination to putting it all in a hand bound book to keep it all in order. Binding books for me is the next logical step.
My first attempt was a small book of 4 pages. This was actually a scroll that I was inspired to make using materials given to me in a challenge.
My second book was more like a standard book. It has about 48 pages, hand sewn together with a hard casing and soft leather cover made from glove leather. Glued together using a craft glue. I want to do more of these and possibly sell them as journals for folk to write down notes for courts, ideas, and other items as they are needed.