Katelijne van der Ast

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Katelijne's arms - Quarterly gules and sable, an ash tree eradicated ermine

SCA History:

Katelijne joined the SCA in the fall of 2002 (AS 37). She is a Flemish woman from the late 16th century hailing from the town of Antwerp.

Current Branch:

Katelijne is a resident of the Barony of Lions Gate which is in the Principality of Tir Righ.

Past Branches:

  • Katelijne was a previous resident of the King’s Lands, Principality of Avacal from A.S. 39 through 42 (2004-2007).
  • She also resided in the Barony of Lions Gate, Principality of Tir Righ from A.S. 37 through 39 (2002-2004).

Offices:

  • Katelijne is a former Regent of Their Highnesses' University of Avacal (THUA). Current information regarding the University can be found here here

Recognition:

Associations:

Interests and Areas of Personal Research:

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Katelijne at Avacal's June Coronet being presented as inspiration to her husband Don Iain Archibald Guthrie A.S. 41
  • 16th Century
  • Agriculture
  • Bread Baking
  • Costuming
  • Dutch and Flemish Culture
  • Embroidery
  • Fibre Arts
  • German Culture
  • Knitting
  • Mining
  • Natural Dyeing
  • Rapier Combat
  • Rosaries and Paternosters
  • Wheat

Katelijne also has a personal blog that includes research and experimental musings. Most posts are protected and you need to contact her to gain access - rectangularcat (at) livejournal (dot) com. You can find the blog here.

Teaching:

Katelijne is available to teach at Ithras, University Sessions or any other event your group might be having. She needs little advance notice to teach the following classes:

  • Natural Dyeing
  • Historical Rosaries and Paternosters

Combat:

  • Katelijne is an authorized rapier fighter and a current senior rapier marshal.