Dalla Olafskona and Olaf Haraldsson, Pennsic 2009
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Shire of the Northern Outpost's Chatelaine, term expires Sept. 2012
Dalla Óláfs kona (also known as Dalla Olafskona) resides in the Shire of the Northern Outpost in the Northern Region of the East Kingdom where she has served as the MOAS, Chronicler, Chatelaine, and most recently Herald for the local group. Her persona is late 10th century Svear .
Dalla's device symbolizes the light and hope that comes from knowledge and truth, encompassed by a yellow border representing service and good works which are light & hope personified through action.
She jointly runs House Wolfhaven with her husband, Óláfr Haraldsson (also known as Olaf). Both Olaf and Dalla are proteged to Master Harald Ulfson and are members of his House Zeebera.
Hobbies & Interests
Dalla loves service. It's hard to say where you might find her at an event - teaching a class, working at gate, or maybe working at marshal's inspection point? The only guarantee is that when you do find her, she'll have a smile on her face because she'll be having fun! If she's not smiling, you can probably make her happy by saying, "Could you help me with...".
She loves to talk about Medieval Scandinavian Culture - especially about what Viking women may have worn. (Duchess Marieke van de Dal has been a great inspiration to her on that subject.) When you find her, she might be working on a fiber arts project like Embroidery, Tablet Weaving, or Naalbinding - she'd love to answer your questions and show you what she's working on. She does all of the costuming for Olaf and herself, making and embellishing most of what they wear.
Honors & Accomplishments
On August 8th, 2007, she received her Award of Arms for her work in Norse Fiber Arts.
On January 30th, 2010, she earned a Journeyman's rank in the East Kingdom embroidery guild, Athena's Thimble . She currently holds Competencies in the guild's Applique, Blackwork, Counted, Couching/ Laidwork, and Free Embroidery categories and is working towards gaining competencies in all 12 categories.
On August 11th, 2010, she became a companion of the King's Order of Excellence for the authenticity of her Norse kit.
On October 23rd, 2010, she became a companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent for her service in teaching and helping others.
Shire Offices Held
(terms are from Sept. 15th-Sept. 14th of the following year)
Pursuivant/ Herald: 2002/2013
Chatelaine: 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12
Chronicler: 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, (Deputy 2009/10)
MOAS: 2000/01, 2001/02, 2003/04, 2006/07, 2007/08
- Please visit her website at dallaolafskona.shutterfly.com .