His embroidered leather shoes were selected for the kingdom’s Pennsic XLIX A&S War Point competition. Details about this project are posted at Academia.edu.
In 2018 Robert entered the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship and won with an entry called “10th-Century Turnshoes on Bone Ice Skates.”
Robert was inducted into the order of the Golden Alce for archery-related activities a couple of years ago and in 2017 he was made a Companion of the Sycamore, and then in early 2019 into the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelemearc for shoe making and brewing. In late 2019 he received a Laurel writ as well, and was elevated in February, 2020.
Robert joined the SCA in 1985 while a college student, participated for a number of years as a heavy-weapons fighter, then moved to California for a decade. Now that he’s back, he has taken up combat archery with a crossbow; target archery with a fairly heavy longbow; brewing (especially his Worts of the Roses: Lancastrian Red and Yorkist White), as well as making shoes. In summary: shoes, brews, and yews.
See Shoes By Robert for a list of his shoe-making endeavors and helpful resources.
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