Sunday, 11 October 2009

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Newsletter October - Guild Charter approved, new member, challenge end near & University!

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

The leaves are turning from green into brown, it's getting colder and Winter is preparing its journey to the northern part of our beautiful kingdom - but I hope I am able to warm up your feelings for the next months and events by telling you two great news:

I am very happy to tell you that Their Majesties Queen Judith and King Gerhardt have approved our Guild Charter - the Guild Charter of the Dragons Needle Embroidery Guild will be signed at University in November and Their Majesties told me that a Drachenwald seal is available and that Their Majesties would love to sign and seal the Guild Charter - this will probably take place during State Business in the morning at Crown and I would be happy if the Guild Members who attend University and have some spare time would join me during this great moment.

Furthermore I am also very happy to add a new member to the Membership Roll - Lady Gunnhild von Brunswiek, who does beautiful Blackwork, decided to join the Guild - hopefully I will be able to take more pictures of her lovely work during my stay in Aventiure before and after University in November - I promise that I will upload the pictures to my Flickr Account again and post a direct link at the Dragon's Embroidery Workshop blog.

I also would like to remind you that all members of the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild (42 members by now, an up to date list of the members can be found at the Workshop Blog, follow the link underneath 'Guild Membership Roll') have the right and privilege to wear the Guild Badge!

Guild Membership Roll:

Lady Gunnhild von Brunswiek joined the Guild - now we have again 42 members.

Guild Charter:
Queen Judith and King Gerhardt approved the Guild Charter - the Charter will be signed at University in November.
...the Charter text can be found here:

Guild Blog - Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:
I would like to remind you that the Embroidery Workshop Blog is a nice and easy possibility to share your embroidery projects - please don't hesitate to share your lovely work!
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' ( )
The end of the challenge is near and I am very looking forward to the progress postings during the next months - the challenge inspired me to make and embroider a lined 12th century dress, a hood and to start with Mistress Anya's cloak, but I have to admit that I am sure that I won't be able to finish the cloak before the end of the challenge.
It was a great pleasure for me to follow the other challenge projects like Anya's embroidery, Jahanara's ID Cloaks (here a great picture of one of them) and Siubhan's cloak project during the the 'Something to keep you warm' challenge 2008.
Many thanks to the contributors for sharing their lovely work and I hope that more pictures will find their way to the challenge blog

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

November University:
If possible, due to the University schedule, a guild meeting will be hold - please bring your projects for the A&S display and Guild display!!!
Any questions or suggestions concerning University? - please let me know!

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

German Brick Stitch Pouch :)

I finished a German Brick Stitch Pouch yesterday :)

You can find the pattern here -> blog “Taschen” - <-

...and for the seam finishing please follow this link -> Medieval Silkwork blog - “Finishing the seams of 14th/15th century pouches” - <-