Who is this Liz person anyway?

Not so long ago, I was a Medieval/Renaissance Studies major at Wellesley College, these days I'm a programmer/sysadmin for Public Access Networks (Panix). I've been a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism for 10 years, and a lacemaker for far longer than that. Other SCA-type hobbies include spinning, weaving, sewing, knitting, dying, brewing, baking, soapmaking, and playing the celtic harp - essentially anything a good 16th century Englishwoman should know.

My persona in the SCA is Mistress Ilaine de Cameron - a wealthy wool merchant's daughter living in London in the late 16th century. Ilaine is very interested in textiles, wool in particular since it is the source of her livelyhood. She wears lace, lots of it - and she keeps Liz very busy with her incessant demands for more (her laurel is in lacemaking).

I've got pictures of both my personas: