Monday, 7 September 2009

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Newsletter September - 'Pennsic Gift Basket' & upcoming University

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

Summer is leaving the main part of our wonderful kingdom, Autumn is rushing in and again a new newsletter is on its way to you :)

I want to thank all members who contributed to this years 'Pennsic Gift Basket' - it was a great pleasure for me to see the pictures of the lovely items that have been donated by the talented and generous artisans of our kingdom.
I also would like to thank the members of the Embroidery guild of Aarnimetsä for contributing gifts for the Queens Tea gift.

Furthermore I am very happy to forward the following message from Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz to you:


"Greetings to the members of the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild!

I have finally managed to put up a few pictures of the gift basket our King and Queen could hand over to Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann at Pennsic this year.
Thank you so much to every single one of you that contributed to this glorious basket! It really was incredible!
You can find the pictures on the page I have linked to below. But I would like to point out that I did not photograph every single item and there are many more items I wish I had taken pictures of...
Also – thre are some pictures included of little embroidered bags for the Queens Tea gift. They were made by the Embroidery guild of Aarnimetsä. (It was Countess Fiona that was responsible for gathering items for Queens tea gifts.)

And now to my next piece of buisness.
There is a great need for items for next years Pennsic gift basket!
Let theese pictures inspire you – start a small project now – that gives you almost a year to finish it!
Help our upcoming Kings and Queens to show that Drachenwald indeed is the grandest of realms when it comes to the Arts and Sciences!
(Yeah – we do kick ass on the battlefield aswell – it was a pleasure watching Drachenwald salying their oponents on the battlefield!)
I will once again work though out the year to gather items for largess and gift basket for next years Pennsic.
Countess Fiona has graciously agreed to once again collect items for Queens Tea gifts – those gifts need not be large but we are in need of items for ALL the other Kingdoms of the Known world. Once again I urge
you to start now – then the work will not be all that tough.

If you have any quetsions, feel free to contact me at

In service
Katheryn Hebenstreitz"


Please also contribute to next years 'Pennsic Gift Basket' and Pennsic 'Queens Tea gifts' basket!

...and now back to guild business:

Guild Membership Roll:
41 members

Guild Charter:
During the last days of August the Guild Charter was sent to our Majesties, Regina Judith and Rex Gerhard, and also to the Kingdom Seneschal and the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Science with a request for approval - hopefully I will know more soon.
Still in progress.

Guild Blog - Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:
If you would like to join the Workshop and share your work, please don't hesitate to write me an eMail!

...related blogs:
- Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group
- Aarnimetsä Embroidery Basket

Guild Projects / Challenges:
- The challenge 2009 'Something to keep you warm II'
There is still some time to start and finish a project - if you would like to participate please contact Mistress Anya, Lady Jahanara or me. :)

Misc. Projects / Challenges:
- A&S 50 Challenge
- A&S 50 Challenge Drachenwald Blog

November University:
Yes, my flight is booked to Hamburg and my bed at University is already paid - I am very looking forward to seeing you at University :)
As far as I can tell by now I will hold my Klosterstich class and if possible, due to the University schedule, I will also hold a guild meeting - please bring your projects for A&S display and Guild display!!!
If you have any questions or suggestions concerning University - please let me know

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

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