Saturday, 15 May 2010

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Newsletter May 2010 & 6th Report

Report of Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Drachenwald
6th report by reporter / guild head: Lady Racaire

Time Period: 16. November 2009 - 15. May 2010 / 1st report 2010

I am very happy to welcome ten new guild members since the last semi-annual report.

The first guild project "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald" successfully started during January and will last until about October, when the assembling of the coat of arms patches will start.
About 50% of all Drachenwald patches already found a volunteer and some patches are finished by now. Following group patches are still looking for volunteers:

Denmark: Eresborg
Finland: Humalasalo
Germany: Baerenau, Drei Eichen, Emerald Glen, Isengau, Meadowmarsh; Monarchs Rest, Nebelwald, Rauchenderberg, Schwarzloch, Tor zum Norden, Turmstadt
United Kingdom, Ireland & Iceland: King's Lake, Dun in Mara, Eplaheimr, Flintheath, Glen Rathlin, Hrafnsborg, Pont Alarch, West Dragonshire
Italy: Campfiamme, Infimus Mons Aureus, Ranaan
Belgium, Netherlands: Polderslot
Sweden: Juneborg, Skelitta, Ulvberget, Uma, Viterheim
A complete list of all volunteers can be found at our Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:

Since the last report ten new members joined the guild and we have now a total of 53 members.
List based on the membership roll ( 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)
44) Petronilla of London (Central)
45) Astrid Thorvaldsdottir (Central)
46) Petra von Bremen (Central)
47) Lady Rose Chandler (South)
48) Jaelle of Armida (Aarnimetsä)
49) Kareina Talvi Tytär (Central)
50) Lucia Thaylur (Kingdom Atenveldt)
51) Elinor (Insulae Draconis)
52) Isabella of Vielburgen (Central)
53) Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania (Aarnimetsä)

* 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:

Completed guild head tasks of the last half year:
* Guild Charter was signed by Their Majesties Judith and Gerhardt at November University 2009 in Germany. The Guild Charter text can be found here:

Planed guild head tasks for the next half year/future:
* embroidery project for 2010 "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald"
* 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

Planed projects / projects in progress:
* 01.2010 - 10.2010 - embroidery project for 2010 "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald"

...other interesting projects:
* support of the A&S50 challenge in Drachenwald with the blog: - 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: - 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:
* Central: - (see Dragon's Embroidery Workshop)
* Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group:

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

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