Sunday, 23 December 2007

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild (Newsletter Christmas)

Dear gentle Lords and Ladies, members of the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild, -Mailing List & Dragon's Embroidery Workshop!

I wish you all a merry christmas
a happy new year!

Due to some embroidery projects, university and real live I was very busy the last months, but with your great help (especially many thanks to Mistress Jaelle and Anna de Byxe for their great help) I was able to start with my second task, the guild badge.

Update - Guild Membership Roll:
I am very happy to announce that we got two new members during december and now have 24 members :)

Update - Guild Badge:
The poll concerning the guild badge is over now and following badge won:
"on a dragon sable (-> black) a needle or (=gold)"
Many thanks to all lords and ladies who participated in the poll! :)
I will contact Mistress Jaelle after the new years day concerning registration,... :)

Update - Guild Charter:
Because of the great interest that was shown concerning the guild badge, I started to work at the guild badge first - I will start with the rework of the guild charter after the new years day.

If someone of you would like to participate in the "Something to keep you warm" Project / Challenge of Mistress Anya and me - there is still enough time left to let us know and to join! :)
...and if you would like to join the Dragon's Embroidery Workshop or the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - please don't hesitate to write me an eMail! :)

Yours faithfully
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head
Racaire :)

Saturday, 15 December 2007

result of the guild badge poll

...and the winner is:

1) on a dragon sable (-> black) a needle or (=gold -> yellow)

with 11 votes / 61% (18 persons voted)

2) on a dragon sable (-> black) a needle argent (=silver -> white)
-> 4 votes / 22%

3) on a hurst of three pine trees eradicated gules (-> red), a needle or (=gold -> yellow)
-> 2 votes / 11%

4) on a hurst of three pine trees eradicated gules (-> red), a needle argent (=silver -> white)
-> 3 votes / 16%

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Guild Badge Poll

First many thanks to Mistress Jaelle for her help & Anna de Byxe for the images :)

This are the best possibilities for our guild badge:
  1. on a dragon sable (-> black) a needle or (=gold -> yellow)
  2. on a dragon sable (-> black) a needle argent (=silver -> white)
  3. on a hurst of three pine trees eradicated gules (-> red), a needle or (=gold -> yellow)
  4. on a hurst of three pine trees eradicated gules (-> red), a needle argent (=silver -> white) can submit your vote via the poll in the nav. bar on the left side.

When the poll is over (14.12.2007) Mistress Jaelle offered to check if the chosen badge is clear of conflict and than we will try to register it.


more information provided by Mistress Jaelle:
No color would be behind the dragon (or the trees). This is what we call a fieldless badge.  A fieldless badge can be on any background where there is contrast - so in this case, of either black or red you could put it on a white or yellow background - eg sew it on your white dress and then on your yellow cloak, This is because the badge is a - thing - it can go on either.

this may help- an explanation about fieldless badges from the 0fficial SCA heraldic website:

"In period mundane practice, fieldless badges are almost always a single charge, possibly charged with a cadency mark, such as a crescent or a mullet. Most of the rest were charges conjoined, such as a crescent with an estoile resting in the "cup", or the bear and ragged staff of Neville.
In the SCA, the fieldless badges must form a connected design. One way to think about it is that you should be able to cast the design in a mold without it falling apart."

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Members

If you do not want your SCA name and/or group to be listed here,
please contact the
guild head

~ added 04.12.2007: ~
23) Anna de Byxe (Nordmark)
~ added 13.12.2007: ~
24) Hedwig von Simmaningen (Central)

additional information:
Guild Head: Lady Racaire
Aarnimetsä - region guild head: Lady Eilgri Beccan

Guild Head Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild

Monday, 3 December 2007

1st Dragon Needle Embroidery Guild - Newsletter December

Dear honorable Lords and Ladies, gentle members of the "Dragon Needle Embroidery Guild" & "- eMail Group"!

First I would like to thank all members of the Dragon Needle Embroidery Guild - previous members who officially renewed their membership and all the new members and newcomers who were no members of the Guild before - many thanks to all of you!
...and don't forget - the guild head is always happy about new members and membership requests :)

I am very proud to be able to announce that our guild consists of 22 members now and I hope that I will be able to announce a rise of this number in my January Newsletter - btw. you can find all members at the Dragon's Embroidery Workshop Blog

The next big task I have to solve is the rework of the 'Guild Charter' - please don't hesitate and let me know about your wishes and ideas concerning a new guild charter especially concerning the evaluation process and I will try to bear them in mind while the rework
...for example: what do you think about our rank system (do we really need one?) and the evaluation system, or if a system like the Sojourner Program or/and the Broderer Program - see 'The West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild' for more information - would be maybe more suitable for our guild and members who really want to develope their
techniques and skills
I hope that with your help I will be able to build a guild charter that fulfilles our needs in Drachenwald, that needs no further rework and that will make trying out "new" medieval techniques more interesting :)

The next task is our 'Guild Badge' - the gentle Mistress Jaelle offered me to help me with this task - as soon as I know more I will let you all know :)

As soon as our 'Guild Charter' and 'Guild Badge' problems are solved I hope that I will be able to start with a 'Guild Homepage'.

If you would like to help with the rework of the guild charter or contribute to the Dragon's Embroidery Workshop please let me know.

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

Photos - KHM (Vienna / Austria)

I uploaded some photos from the KHM (Kunsthistorisches Museum) in Vienna / Austria (I hope you like them) :

1529-Barthel Beham
Ursprünglich hochgeladen von racaire