Alyne of Kendal

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Alyne of Kendal
Resides: Barony of Borealis
Date Started: 1993, AS 28
Awards: Avacal Order of Precedence
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Her Ladyship Alyne of Kendal is from the town of Kendal in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 12th Century England. She is a fibre artist, miniature painter, musician and dancer, and dabbles with calligraphy. She often performs with the Borealis Renaissance Consort, an ensemble dedicated to live performance of Period Dance music, in which she plays recorder. She also performs with her Lord HL Wolfram Cordeau, and plays dance music on the harp. She has been a loyal member of the Barony of Borealis since AS 28 (early 1993), and is a member of Raven’s Ryft Household, a household dedicated to activity in the arts and sciences and martial arts headed by Sir Aiden ap Grendal and Mistress Issabbella Kendal. She has attended Known Worlde Music and Dance Symposia since 2007 where she dances, plays for dancers, and has taught classes. She has also offered classes in dyeing and spinning at Quad War and, recently, through online fora. She exhibited her illumination and calligraphy at the Athenaeum in summer of 2021.


  • Music performance (harp, recorder)
  • Renaissance Dance (member of Borealis Dance group)
  • Scroll painting and design


  • Spinning and dyeing
  • Tablet weaving and embroidery
  • Miniature painting and researching SCA-period painting, calligraphy, and graphic design
  • Historic dyes
  • Painting scrolls and charters
  • Period music performance practice
  • Ballad singing
  • Renaissance dance (Basse Danse, Italian Renaissance Dance, Arbeau, Gresley, English Country Dance)

Teaching and Learning

  • Co-organized a Fibre Arts Ithra in 1997 with HL Freydis the Far-Travelled
  • Part of the organizing committee for the 2003 Music and Dance TUA, both held in Borealis
  • Part of the organizing committee for the Music and Dance event held in Borealis in 2016
  • Event co-held with a Heraldic Symposium
  • Played for the ball with the Borealis Renaissance Consort
  • Taught classes at the three events above

Armigerous Awards

Further Awards

  • Throne Favor (Avacal) July 30th, 2011 (AS XLVI)
  • Princess' Knott (Avacal) July 30th, 2011 (AS XLVI)
  • Silverwolf (Borealis) June 19th, 2010 (AS XLV)
  • Champion of Arts and Science (Borealis) June 13th, 2009 (AS XLIV) through June 19th, 2010 (AS XLV)
  • Cup of Borealis (Borealis) April 12th, 2003 (AS XXXVII)
  • Heart and Gryphon (Avacal) February 23th, 2002 (AS XXXVI)
  • Princess' Knott (Avacal) August 19th, 2000 (AS XXXV)
  • Golden Flame (Avacal) August 19th, 2000 (AS XXXV)
  • Wolfs Paw (Borealis) April 17th, 1999 (AS XXXIII)