Forms of Embellishment Accepted by the Guild

The Guild maintains a list of Forms.

Forms are generally divided by material/media and technique. There is also an ‘other’ category under each material/medium. This category is used to suggest new forms for that material/medium when participating in a challenge. If the new form is approved, it will be added to the accepted forms list under the appropriate material/medium.

Items That Can Be Embellished

All forms of embellishment should be executed upon period appropriate items if those items are to be submitted for challenging the ranks of the Guild.

Period appropriate means the item and the form of embellishment come from the same time frame and location and both are acceptable to the SCA.

Note: Forms that are not completely documented as being period (e.g. we have tools but no extant pieces; for example, lucet cord in which we have tools but no actual cord) can only be challenge to competency level and no further. As soon as it is documented that these forms are period, they can be challenged to expert level.

December 23, 2020Forms of Embellishment, Glass


Glass is a non-crystalline, often transparent amorphous solid. It takes well to various forms of embellishment, such as: Painted – applying glass paint onto a glass surface, or by painting and baking transparent colors on the glass…

Woven Fabric
December 20, 2020Fabric, Forms of Embellishment


Definition: cloth produced by weaving or knitting textile fibers Embellishments in Fabric involve manipulation of the material and/or applying decoration to the body of the fabric. Forms include: Stitched Fabric Applique Applied,…