Thursday, 10 December 2009

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Newsletter December 2009 & 'Queens Basket Challenge'

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

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"Queens Basket Challenge"

Some ladies showed interest in the second Guild Badge I made:

Therefore I decided to challenge the Guild Members who would like to own this badge - the first lady or lord who sends me at least 5 selfmade items for the Queens Basket (depending on arrival in my irl mailbox), will get the Guild Badge!

If you are interested please let me know - btw. I will post a picture of the items you send me at the Embroidery Workshop Blog :)

Please don't forget about the Queens Basket - Their Majesties can only give presents away if there are some people who provide presents for the Queens Basket!
For example - I will never forget my first coin at my very first SCA event nor the lovely embroidered hanky that I got when I received my AoA - therefore please don't forget that even a small gift has the power to make someone else very happy! :)
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...and now back to business...

Christmas is near and already brought a great pre-christmas present for the Guild - Their Majesties signed and sealed the Guild Charter at University and I was able to bring the Guild Charter and its seal undamaged back to Vienna (Austria) again.
I took as many pictures as possible at University and tagged the photos where you can see the signing and sealing of the Guild Charter for you:

Furthermore I would like to thank the ladies who attended my class at University or who thought about attending but had to work - I very enjoyed this two hours :) - and I would also like to thank the Guild Members and ladies who attended the official Guild Meeting and everyone who displayed his/her work at the A&S display.

I am also very happy to inform you that four ladies decided to join the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild.

...btw. I was able to take more pictures at several museums - you can find a short link summary at my embroidery blog: and I would like to point you especially to my photos taken at Schloss Gottorf: (cross stitch, silk embroidery,...)

Guild Membership Roll:
The gentle ladies Sorcha Fhionn inghean ui/Ruairc, Petronilla of London, Astrid Thorvaldsdottir and Perdita von Bremen joined the Guild - now we have 46 members.
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Guild Charter:
The Guild Charter was signed and sealed at University in November.
...the Charter text can be found here:

Guild Blog - Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:
If you would like to join the Workshop, 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' ( )
Soon the challenge is over and many of the 'Something to keep you warm II' challenge projects aren't finished yet - therefore I decided to keep the challenge blog open that everyone (including me) can finish the started projects, but the challenge won't be extended to a 3rd year.
- The challenge 2010 - during the Guild Meeting at University we decided to start an open Guild Challenge to make 'coat of arms' Wallhangings that can be used as decoration for kingdom and smaller events - more information will follow soon :)

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

I wish you all a 'Merry Christmas' and a 'Happy New Year'!!!

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

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