Developing a Persona may be one of the first activities you will take on as a newcomer to the SCA. Taking the time to think about and research who you would have been in period, what kind of job you would have had, what social class you were, how much money you made, what you did for fun, and so on provide great jumping off points for SCA projects. If you are a Lady in the Court of King Henry VIII, then you may learn Blackwork embroidery to decorate the linen chemise you just learned to sew for your first piece of garb. If you are an Anglo-Saxon Ealdorman then perhaps you may want to learn period wood turning to make your own wooden bowls to use at Events. With every object we research, create, and use that is in line with our persona, we bring ourselves closer to understanding what life was like. For more information about personas, read this Guide for Persona Development.