Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Newsletter February 2010 - Reminder "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald" Project

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

The list of the participants of the "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald" project fills up slowly but constantly - if you would like to know if someone already volunteered for the coat of arms of your shire, canton, barony, principality,... you can take a look at the list at our Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:

It would be really great if we could cover all coats at least one time!

...and again the project text in English:

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1st Guild Project - "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald"

- Fabric: linen fabric
- Fabric size:
-> Shire & Strongholds: 10,0 x 10,0 cm (3,94 x 3,94 inch) + ca. 1,5 cm (0,59 inch) Surplus for sewing
-> Kingdom, Principality, Barony coat of arms: 20,0 x 20,0 cm + ca. 1,5 cm (0,59 inch) Surplus for sewing
- Fabric color: every color allowed
- Embroidery: every technique allowed
- Important restrictions:
-> Only coat of arms of Drachenwald shires, strongholds,...
-> Every person can make several patches but every coat of arms only one time!
(...to avoid a wallhanging only consisting of the coat of arms of three or four shires... but you can also embroider the coat of arms of your neighbor shire or a shire where your friends live...)
- End date: October 2010 (please send in your patches till 1st of October)

This project is open to everyone - you don't need to be a Guild member to join this project.
Every embroidery technique and skill is welcome - please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested!!

PS: There is also the possibility to add a 'Totentanz'/"dead shires" row at the bottom of the wallhanging to remember some shires of the past that once were important for some of you.
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Many thanks to Fiora, the local Guild Head for Aarnimetsä, who translated the project text into the Finnish language: http://kirjontakori.blogspot.com/2010/01/kuningaskunnan-vaakunaseinavaateprojekt.html
...and she will coordinate the project for Aarnimetsä - hopefully the list for Aarnimetsä will fill up soon: http://kirjontakori.blogspot.com/2010/01/lista-luvatuista-seinavaatteista.html

...and because I got some questions from German native speakers concerning the project I decided to translate the text into German - you can find the text online at the Dragon's Embroidery Workshop blog: http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/2010/02/coat-of-arms-wallhanging-for.html

Guild Membership Roll:
I am very happy that 4 new members decided to join the Guild during January - now we have 51 members.
I very heartily welcome Mistress Jaelle, Kareina (who recently moved to Drachenwald / Italy), Lucia from the far away Kingdom Atenveldt and Elinor. :)
( http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/search/label/Guild%20Member-List )

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 ( http://idfibreinterestgroup.blogspot.com/ )
- Aarnimetsä Embroidery Basket ( http://kirjontakori.blogspot.com/ )

Guild Projects / Challenges:
- The 1st Guild Project 2010 - "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald"
During the Guild Meeting at University we decided to start an open Guild Project to make 'coat of arms' Wallhangings that can be used as decoration for kingdom and smaller events :)

Misc. Projects / Challenges:
- A&S 50 Challenge ( http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/2008/03/50-challenge.html )
- A&S 50 Challenge Drachenwald Blog ( http://drachenwald-as50.blogspot.com/ )

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

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