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=== Affiliations ===
=== Affiliations ===
* Household: Clan Cambion
* Household: [[Clan Cambion]]
* Apprentice to Mistress Brienna Lindsay
* Apprentice to Mistress Brienna Lindsay

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Grazia Morgano, Photo by Machteld Cleine
Resides: Barony of Storvik, Kingdom of Atlantia
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence Entry
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Purpure, on a bend Argent, three flax flowers Azure seeded Or


I'm known in the SCA as Signora Grazia Morgano.

I heard about the SCA through Tamora Pierce's message boards when I was a teenager. My parents were far less enthused, so I convinced my high school teachers to let me do papers on medieval stuff, and I spent a lot of time on the old SCA-Garb mailing list. Finally, I finished college, got a car, and went to Pennsic 40! I showed up at 10pm in a compact car with two dresses and two camicie. I still wear those dresses.

I am known for my garb, which is almost all hand sewn. (I'm really bad at using a sewing machine, so if I have time to sew it by hand, I do!) I'm interested in anything involving string and have at least tried all the string things I can think of.

Archery involves a string.

Grazia is pronounced GRAHT-see-ah. Roll the "r" if you can. My pronouns are she/her.

Photos (dress diaries) and documentation of many of projects can be found on my website.


  • Household: Clan Cambion
  • Apprentice to Mistress Brienna Lindsay


16th century Florentine

Offices & Positions

  • Dec 2014–Jan 2016 Storvik Baronial Chatelaine
  • Nov 2014–Present Deputy Guildmistress for St Anne’s Guild of Clothiers
  • Jan 2013–Jan 2016 Storvik Baronial Webminister
  • Nov 2012–Jan 2013 Storvik Baronial Deputy Webminister

Arts & Sciences



  • Finished the black silk kirtle, including a doppia
  • Faux blackwork waistcoat with hook & eye closure
  • Remade my green under skirt to be an over skirt for wearing with the jacket
  • Hip roll, stuffed with Jacob fleece


  • Smokkr (apron dress) based on the Kostrup find, for Mistress Janina Krakowska's elevation to the Order of the Laurel
  • Started on a black silk kirtle to wear to Janina's elevation (household colors), based on Juan de Alcega; fitting by Mistress Drea


  • Jinbaori for Godai-sensei's elevation to the Order of the Laurel


  • Remade my red dress for better fit in the sleeves and a less full skirt


  • My first floor loom project: red silk garters, of 60/2 silk at 45 ends per inch
  • Pattens, made from poplar wood (using power tools)


  • Entered Persona Pentathlon at KASF with a 10th century Danish, each scored out of max 100:
    • smokkr (apron dress), scores 93 and 95
    • serk (shirt), scores 89, 93, 94
    • hand-carved stone spindle whorl, scores 78 and 85
    • Icelandic yarn, scores 54 and 94
    • dyed Icelandic wool, scores 75 and 98
  • Participated in Realm of Venus' Italian Ren Costume Challenge, making a 4-piece outfit in 3 months (...while I was supposed to be sewing my wedding dress)
    • linen camicia
    • green worsted wool under skirt
    • red worsted wool sottana (gown)
    • green worsted wool hose
  • 1st place in Garb Triathlon at November Crown Tournament (the above, except for the hose)


  • 2nd place in A&S at Battle on the Bay for a Danish smokkr
  • Draped Barbara of Bonei's gothic fitted dress pattern and sewed all her eyelets


  • My first hand-sewn gown, based on the pink dress in Campi's kitchen scene

Classes Taught

  • 2020-02-01 Documentation: Your Game Plan
  • Pennsic 2017 Hand-sewing eyelets
  • Pennsic 2015 Hand-sewing eyelets
  • Pennsic 2015 Italian Renaissance Partlets
  • 2015-02-07 Italian Renaissance Partlets (Atlantia U)
  • Pennsic 2014 Hand-sewing eyelets (Pennsic)
  • 2013-03-16 Carolingian calligraphy (Bright Hills Scribal Workshop)

Awards and Achievements


  • 5/18/2013 Award of Arms (Atlantia)
  • 5/18/2013 Award of the Fountain (Atlantia)
  • 6/29/2013 Companion of the Owl (Atlantia) (Storvik)
  • 1/11/2014 Companion of the Coral Branch (Atlantia)
  • 5/16/2015 Companion of the Opal (Atlantia)
  • 5/16/2015 Companion of the Lozulet (Storvik) this one is missing from the OP
  • 1/9/2016 Companion of the Pearl (Atlantia)