Tvoislava Michelovna

From Kingdom of Atenveldt
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Mistress Tvoislava
Resides: Barony of Sun Dragon
Status: Active
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Per bend sinister wavy gules and sable, a decrescent and in bend sinister three mullets argent.

Tvioslava joined SCA in 1995 in the Barony of Tir Ysgithr. She had some friends in the SCA invited her to join and expand her social circle. Her first event was a demo in Tucson at mini golf place because they were having the SCA provide ambiance. At the time she was drawn by the idea of dressing up and going camping. She also enjoyed the music and sitting around the fire and listening to the bards. She moved to Phoenix in 1997 and joined Barony of Sundragon. Toislava is part of the Elizabethan Sweatshop.

Toislava enjoys sewing, embroidery, and pattern drafting. She has a passion for historically accurate period clothing and enjoys teaching others. She loves going to feasts and enjoying the ambiance of the SCA feasts.

Toislava would like to develop some new classes with her husband Raven Mayne.

What's in a Name

Tvoislava Michelovna, she took 2 years of Russian in college and had to pick a name in the class was Turrel. This was a natural transition for her to the SCA, but she couldn't pass that name. She picked it because it was Russian, started with a T and female. So that is what she passed. She commonly goes by Turrel.


Originally, she was a 16th century Rus woman living in Kiev. There was wasn't a lot of research at the time on Russian garb and she decided she liked Italian and English also 16th century.

Heraldry Story

Tvoislava's first major in college was aerospace engineering and really loved the moon and the stars. Red has always been one of her favorite colors and the black was not only a great pairing, but was great for depicting the night sky. The reason for the wavy bend was that she needed to add a complex line to get past a conflict to get it passed.


Tvoislava's Order of Precedence

Offices & Positions


  • Deputy Kingdom Seneschal 2019
  • Clothing Coordinator 2016
  • Estrella War A&S Collegium Coordinator 2006
  • Deputy Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences 2005
  • Clothing Coordinator for HRM Casca and Melissa 2015-2016

    Barony of Sun Dragon

  • Keeper of the Regalia 2017
  • Deputy Seneschal 1999
  • Gold Key 2000-2002
  • Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences 2002-2003
  • Renaissance Woman (8/08)
  • Regalia Officer 2007-2017
  • Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences 2003-2005
  • Co-Primer Order of the Prisma Draconis (11/18)

    War Offices/Experience

  • 2002-2003 Estrella War XIX Royal Liaison Deputy
  • 2004-2005 Estrella War XXI A&S Collegium Autocrat
  • 2005-2006 Estrella War XXI A&S Collegium Autocrat
  • 2008-2009 Deputy Estrella War A&S Collegium


  • 1999 Lady in Waiting, HM Gabriela
  • 2000 Lady in Waiting, HM Sarolta
  • 2000-2001 Lady in Waiting, HE Tatiana Baroness of Sun Dragon
  • 2007-2008 Lady in waiting, HE Baroness Kathleen of Sun Dragon

    Autocrat Experience

  • 2001 Kingdom Dance & Rapier Collegium
  • 2003 Co-Autocrat, Shire of Granite Mountain Yule
  • 2008 Autocrat Kingdom 12th Night Event
  • 2009 Autocrat Renaissance Person (Ren-Man) Event

    Teaching Experience

  • 2000 Kingdom Dance & Rapier Collegium (Rapier Armor)
  • 2000 Tri-Baronial Collegium (Rapier Armor)
  • 2001 Kingdom Dance & Rapier Collegium (Rapier Armor)
  • 2001 Kingdom of Atenveldt Collegium (Adapting Modern Patterns for SCA Garb, 16th Century Hats & Headwear)
  • 2002 Kingdom Dance & Rapier Collegium (Intermediate Sewing & Pattern Drafting)
  • 2002 Kingdom War Collegium (Camp garb vs. Court garb, Adapting Modern Patterns for SCA Garb)
  • 2003 Kingdom of Atenveldt Collegium (Elizabethan Women’s Garb)
  • 2003 Known World A&S Symposium, Kingdom of Atenveldt (Tudor Women’s clothing, Intermediate Garb Techniques)
  • 2003 Known World Costuming Symposium, Kingdom of the Outlands (Black work Embroidery)
  • 2005 Barony of Atenveldt-Sundragon Collegium (Elizabethan Undergarments, Period Garb-closures)
  • 2005 Kingdom of Atenveldt Collegium (Elizabethan Persona)
  • 2006 Estrella War Collegium (Elizabethan Loose Gowns)
  • 2006 Barony of Aten-Sundragon Collegium (Drafting 16th Century Garments, Elizabethan Loose Gowns)
  • 2007 Barony of Aten-Sundragon Collegium (Kids Clothing for the SCA, Advanced-Garb Techniques)
  • 2007 Currently working on new devices-dags for Barony of Sundragon Pavilion
  • 2008 Barony of Atenveldt-Sundragon (16th Century Clothing and 16th Century Undergarments)
  • 2009 Kingdom Collegium and Estrella War A&S Collegium-Cloth Buttons-Coifs-Norse Clothing- (16th Century Clothing and 16th Century Undergarments) (Drafting 16th Century Garments, Elizabethan Loose Gowns)
  • 2010 Kingdom Collegium and Estrella War A&S Collegium Cloth Buttons-Coifs-Norse Clothing Notable Accomplishments/Projects:
  • 2001 Vigil Garb for HE Tatiana Gordeevna Kazimirova
  • 2001 Riding garb & Stepping Down garb for TM Baylor & Haley
  • 2002 Vigil & Elevation garb for Mistress Aliannsa inghean uí Ríoghbhardáin
  • 2003 Vigil & Elevation garb for Mistress Julian ferch Rhys
  • 2003 Kingdom of Atenveldt A&S Competition, Category winner: Embroidery, Pre-1450 clothing; 2nd place: Post-1450 clothing
  • 2005 Polish/Elizabethan garb for TM Eduard & Asa
  • 2006 Elevation garb for Mistress Ealasaid nic Suibhne
  • 2007 Vigil & Elevation garb for Mistress Jennifer Trethewy
  • 2008 Elevation garb for Godfrey von Rheinfels (plus helped outfit his entire family)
  • 2008 HE Haley’s ceremony garb for elevation of the Pelican Peerage.
  • 2008 Made 6 full costumes presented in the La Promenade d'Histoire At Kingdom A&S
  • 2009 Vigil and Ceremony Outfits for Master Ritchyrd McUath
  • 2009 Cothardies for TRM Walrick and Cecilia
  • 2009 Vigil and Ceremony Garb for Dame Hrenfna karlsefeni
  • 2009 Two outfits for TRM Craven and Elzbiata
  • 2009 Elizabethan-Feast outfit for Baroness Theresa von Elp
  • 2010 Two full Garments for TRM Eduard and Asa
  • 2011 Two Full Garments for THL Phelan and Amirah for Estrella War
  • 2011 Half of HE Viola of Sundragon Stepping up-SunDragon-Dress


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