Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Newsletter November 2009 & 5th Report

Report of Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Drachenwald
5th report by reporter / guild head: Lady Racaire

Soon November University in Germany will start and before the time period of this report ends, the Guild Charter is hopefully going to be signed by Their Majesties Judith and Gerhardt - it's already approved by now and an important part of my luggage.
I hope I will see some of you at University in Germany - attending the Guild meeting or my 'Klosterstich' class - please don't forget to bring your embroidery projects for the Guild Display!
(btw. I will be in Hamburg and therefore won't be available in the following time period: 10th - 16th Nov.)

Time Period: 16. May 2009 - 15. November 2009 / 2nd report 2009

Since the last report two new members joined the guild and one member decided to leave the guild because of personal reasons and we have now a total of 43 members.
List based on the membership roll (http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/search/label/Guild%20Member-List) started at 18.October 2007.

1) Racaire (Central - guild head)
2) Rakonczay Gergely (Aarnimetsä)
3) Thomas Paumer (Central)
4) Katherina Mornewegh (Central)
5) Lia de Thornegge (Scandinavia)
6) Edith of Hedingham (Crown Principality of Insulae Draconis
7) Baroness Mary Verch Thomas (Crown Principality of Insulae Draconis)
8) Hudd de Peth (Kingdom of the Outlands)
9) Johanna aff Hucka (Aarnimetsä)
10) Eva Grelsdottir (Aarnimetsä)
11) Arnulf der Zeilner (Central)
12) Lady Jane Devereux (Crown Principality of Insulae Draconis)
13) Katharina Woinovich (Central)
14) Lady Eilgri Beccan (Aarnimetsä - Aarnimetsä region guild head)
15) Viscountess Helwig Ulfsdotter (Scandinavia)
16) Katharina von Owe (Central)
17) Sileas von Biuira (Central)
18) Lady Ælfwynne of Eoforwic (Nordmark)
19) Renika Rikardsdottir (Nordmark)
20) Mistress Anya Mstyslavyaya (Central)
21) Alenn von Horn (Central)
22) Halfdan von Veneta (Central)
23) Anna de Byxe (Nordmark)
24) Hedwig von Simmaningen (Central)
25) Sahra (Aarnimetsä)
26) Sinikka (Aarnimetsä)
27) Myfanwy Methig (Aarnimetsä)
28) Rixende of Aarnimetsä (Aarnimetsä)
29) Jahanarabanu Vivana (Insulae Draconis - Insulae Draconis region guild head)
30) Ida Järvinen (Aarnimetsä)
31) Lady Melisende Fitzwalter (Insulae Draconis)
32) Lady Siubhan inghean Fhearghuis (Insulae Draconis)
33) Katarina von Danzig (Insulae Draconis)
34) Mave (Central)
35) Himiltrude fan Austrasia (Central)
36) Honor of Restormel (-)
37) Tamara Stefanova (Central)
38) Eleanora von Ratzeburg (Central)
39) Johanna von Steinwedel (Central)
40) Lady Ameline de Leeuw (South)
41) Elisande (Central)
42) Lady Gunnhild von Brunswiek (Central)
43) Sorcha Fhionn inghean ui/Ruairc (Principality of Cynagua/West Kingdom)

* Guild Head: Lady Racaire
* Aarnimetsä - region guild head: Lady Eilgri Beccan
* Central - region guild head: Lady Racaire
* Insulae Draconis - region guild head: Lady Jahanarabanu Vivana
* Nordmark - region guild head: Fru Renika Rikardsdottir
* South - region guild head: - (Lady Racaire)

Guild meetings / displays:
* 2nd Guild meeting and display at November University in Germany.

Completed guild head tasks of the last half year:
* rework and approval of the Guild Charter by Their Majesties Judith and Gerhardt - the Guild Charter will be signed by Their Majesties Judith and Gerhardt at November University in Germany. The Guild Charter text can be found here: http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/2009/09/guild-charter.html
* 2nd official guild meeting and guild display (November University in Germany)

Planed guild head tasks for the next half year/future:
* collecting ideas, pictures, handouts,... for a guild homepage
* 3rd official guild meeting and guild display
* planning and creation of a guild banner
* planning for a small guild badge competition
* embroidery challenge for 2010

Planed projects / projects in progress:

* 08.2006 - 08.2007 (overdue - 50% finished) - Wallhanging Project/Challenge (http://wallhanging.blogspot.com/): of Mistress Anya Mstyslavyaya and Lady Racaire - overdue because of other projects, challenges and commissions (update 2nd half 2009: Racaire's wallhanging completed)
* 09.2007 - 12.2008 - Something to keep you warm Project/Challenge (http://keep-you-warm.blogspot.com/) continued with:
01.2009 - 12.2009 - Something to keep you warm II Project/Challenge (http://keep-you-warm-2.blogspot.com/)
* 01.2010 - 12.2010 - Project/Challenge 2010

...other interesting projects:

* support of the A&S50 challenge in Drachenwald with the blog: http://drachenwald-as50.blogspot.com/ - SCA-wide challenge - finish date: celebration of the 50th year (in 2015) of the Society for Creative Anachronism

Guild blog / homepage:

* Dragon's Embroidery Workshop blog: http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/ - a place for the embroiderers of Drachenwald to show their own work & projects, ask questions, get answers and enjoy each other's company - no finish date - possibility to display finished projects or projects in progress
* homepage: no homepage by now

...other interesting blogs / homepages:

* Aarnimetsä: Aarnimetsä Embroidery Basket ( http://kirjontakori.blogspot.com/ )
* Central: - (see Dragon's Embroidery Workshop)
* Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group: http://idfibreinterestgroup.blogspot.com/

Report - local region Aarnimetsä by Lady Eilgri Beccan:

* Lady Eilgri reports that the start of an Aarnimetsä Embroidery Basket blog: Aarnimetsän kirjontakori ( http://kirjontakori.blogspot.com/ ).
* The local guild completed the first challenge, Kuningattaren teekori - for the Queen´s tea basket. The local guild made small embroidered bags for each of the kingdoms in their heraldic colors for our Queen to give out at Queens' Tea at Pennsic
* The local guild is planning the next challenge, and is going to have a meeting and embroidery exhibition at Midwinter Feast January 2010.

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

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