The Realm of Venus Presents....
My name is Alaina Blackram, a
name chosen to represent myself in the Society for Creative
Anachronism, a society we have been in for almost 10 years.
I am a pharmacist and MBA in Michigan. Though as you
can see, my profession is not where my passions lay. I am
married to a wonderful man who entices me to continue on my quest
for recreating fabulous period garments. He encourages our trips
overseas and loves studying the history behind places and things.
As I love recreating things seen in the past, especially in
paintings, it is not difficult to continue my quest. My parents
instilled in me a love of history and travel early in life.
My family has also inspired my love of handwork and
cooking. My grandmother and mother taught me to sew, cook,
tat, crochet, embroider, knit, etc etc etc.
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I have admired Alaina's abilities with a needle ever since I first met her on the SCA-Garb mailing list, and am proud to count her amongst my virtual friends. She is not only a very positive and friendly person and talented costumer with an eye for detail, but also one who is most generous in many ways, including with her time and knowledge. This gorgeous gown is a very fine example of the historical costumers' art, and a truly divine Italian gown.
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