Sunday, 8 March 2009

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Newsletter March - Embroidery Guild Badge

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

Another month passed by and besides the fact that spring is approaching, I have a great information I would like to point out: the Dragon Needle Embroidery Guild finally has a registered Guild Badge due to the gentle help of Mistress Jaelle.

Guild Membership Roll:
I am very happy to announce that we have 2 new members - Lady Ameline de Leeuw and Elisande - now we have 42 members and with Lady Ameline de Leeuw we are also able to welcome the very first member from the South on the new Guild Membership Roll. :)

Guild Badge:
Our guild badge went out on a kingdom internal letter of intent in July 2008 and was registered by the Laurel Sovereign of Arms at the December, 2008 meeting: "Drachenwald, Kingdom of. Badge for the Kingdom Embroidery Guild. (Fieldless) On a dragon passant coward sable a needle palewise Or."
I want to thank Mistress Jaelle heartily for her great help concerning the registration of the Guild Badge and also for her gentle offer to provide a picture of our Guild Badge. :)

Guild Charter:
Sorry, still in progress - I hope I will be able to finish my first draft soon.

Guild Blog - Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:
Please keep on sharing your great work!
...and if you would like to join the Workshop and share your work, please don't hesitate to write me an eMail!

Guild Projects / Challenges:
- The challenge 2009 'Something to keep you warm II' ( )
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 - ...a blog where the participants of the A&S 50 Challenge living in Drachenwald may share their works, ask questions, encourage each other and generally support one another along the way.
- Pennsic Giftbasket - you can find basic information about the Pennsic Giftbasket in the January Newsletter (scroll down, it's the blue text) and also in the February Newsletter concerning the display of the gifts at Double Wars. Please join me and other members from the Guild and make something for the 'Pennsic giftbasket' and don't forget to show your lovely gifts at our Dragon's Embroidery Workshop blog :)

Please keep on sharing your wonderful work - regardless if embroidery, woven tapestry, illumination, wood-, leather- or metal-work,.. every project is a great inspiration for other people!

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

Greetings to all,

Here my first needle-book. It´s peal cotton on wool. The pattern on the front page was coined by the book “Fibel- und Gürtelmode der Hochgotik” from Gösta Ditmar-Trauth, page 42. The Flower is from a brooch (Fürspan) from Ekklesia from Straßburger Münster from the 1230 ages. The rest was fantasy.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

A Crafty Challenge

A Crafty Challenge - my gift for Brooke :)
Klosterstich, Stem Stitch, needlemade lace: "Glattes geschlungenes Stäbchen" (Abb. 866, p. 604) & "Gewöhnlicher Tüllstich - Erster Spitzenstich" (Abb. 890, p. 611) - see chapter "Nadelspitzen" in the book "Encyklopaedie der weiblichen Handarbeiten von Thérèse de Dillmont"