Celtic knotwork
Heledd at 12th Night -- Schattentor, 2007


Heledd's name logo

Heledd's device: Argent, on a bend purpure three estoiles argent and on a chief sable a moon in her complement argent

My persona in the Society for Creative Anachronism is that of a 12th century woman living in central Wales. I am the widowed daughter of a married priest who is attached to the court of Madog ap Meredydd, the ruler of the area known as Powys.

In real life my persona is living in the Shire of Schattentor on the far western edge of the Kingdom of Northshield.

I am mostly interested in the fiber arts, especially spinning (when I am gifted with or can afford wool!), card (tablet) weaving, and lucet cord making. I was given a challenge a few years ago to also learn kumihimo, which I occasionally try and tangle up.

I am also interested in cooking from medieval recipes, though mostly I use ones that have already been redacted to a modern version by someone else. (However various authors have often recreated the same recipe in wildly different forms, and I enjoy trying to combine the varying versions into a cohesive whole.)



You can find out more about the SCA, the kingdom of the Northshield, and the shire of Schattentor.

SCA shield and corporate logo Northshield coat of arms Schattentor coat of arms




Back in the mid-1990s I sewed the Schattentor banner...

It's supposed to hang on a banner stand the way it does in the first picture, but it has ties down the side so it can be attached at both the sides and top. As you can see, sometimes a proper stand wasn't available, however the second photo shows the design better. Schattentor is still using it at events.





I also embroidered a dragon to hold down the facing in a tunic...

dragon embroidery




A few more pictures of me and my family...

Revel in the Vale, 2003


Heledd and son at Revel in the Vale -- Schattentor, 2003 Heledd and son at Revel in the Vale -- Schattentor, 2003

Heledd and son at Revel in the Vale -- Schattentor, 2003

Heledd at Revel in the Vale -- Schattentor, 2003


My ex-husband, Colin the Hermit of Lindisfarne at 12th Night, 2004

Colin the Hermit of Lindisfarne at 12th Night, 2004 -- Schattentor


Quest for Camelot 2004 -- Colin led the pilgrimage

Pilgrimage at Quest for Camelot, 2004

Pilgrimage at Quest for Camelot, 2004

Pilgrimage at Quest for Camelot, 2004

Pilgrimage at Quest for Camelot, 2004

Heledd of Mathrafal at Quest for Camelot, 2004 Heledd of Mathrafal at Quest for Camelot, 2004


Colin the Hermit at Quest for Camelot, 2004



Revel in the Vale 2004

Heledd at Revel in the Vale, 2004


12th Night, 2007

Heledd and son at 12th night -- Schattentor, 2007


Quest for Camelot, 2007

My husband Colin the Hermit makes a knife

My husband made a knife at Polar Bear Forge


Quest for Camelot, 2008

Demetrios, Quest for Camelot, 2008 Demetrios, Quest for Camelot, 2008

Demetrios at court, Quest for Camelot, 2008

Demetrios learns to make a bead...

Demetrios makes a bead at Quest for Camelot, 2008

Demetrios makes a bead at Quest for Camelot, 2008

Demetrios makes a bead at Quest for Camelot, 2008

Demetrios makes a bead at Quest for Camelot, 2008

Demetrios makes a bead at Quest for Camelot, 2008

Demetrios makes a bead at Quest for Camelot, 2008

I got an Award of the Cygnus

I was obviously not expecting it...
I had to strip off three knives, causing the king to do a facepalm,
and I had beer spilled on my backside...
...you can see the spot in some of the pictures


Heledd gets award of the Cygnus, Quest for Camelot, 2008

Heledd gets award of the Cygnus, Quest for Camelot, 2008

Heledd gets award of the Cygnus, Quest for Camelot, 2008

Heledd gets award of the Cygnus





©2009 Barbara J. McCormack-Dunfee
This page last updated July 7, 2009