Monday, 26 July 2010

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild supports "Token Challenge" of Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz

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

I am sure that all of us are aware that there is always a great need for helping hands, scrolls and tokens and the solution can be quite easy because help always starts with what YOU do and anyone of us actually does!

Concerning helping hands please ask the event steward or kitchen crew at your next event or just offer help if you see that help is needed,
concerning scrolls please feel free to contact your signet scribe ( - who offers help for anyone who would like to start with calligraphy and/or illumination and
concerning tokens - yes, that's a little bit more difficult and I am very happy to support & to forward the following challenge of Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz to you :)

But first I would like to thank all the helping hands that make our events so great and beautiful, the great artisans who create all the beautiful scrolls, tokens and gifts that make our dream more beautiful and create great moments of joy many of us will never forget... :)

...and here Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz's challenge:

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Greetings embroiderers!

I have a small challange for you!
The Kingdom is in a dire need of award tokens. And now, please don't stop reading!

It is never nice to get an award and then never recieve the token to proove that you were once made a member of a certain order.
While taking us up on this challange you will make some of your friends and perhaps family very happy the day they recieve some recognition.

The trickiest one to get tokens for seems to be the Silver Guard. This award is suposed to come with a bracelet with the order symbol on.
But what if we make white linnen ties with the symbol embroidered on that the fighters can tie arround their upper arm?
I presented this idea to the Queen who got very excited and also promised a prize for the embroiderer that makes a tie with as many period stitches as possible while making it!
There is a crosstitch pattern avaliable for the dragon itself that can be easily adapted to hold the sword if anyone wants to do a later period kind of dragon. Let me know if you want that charter and I will send it to you!
Once you have made your Silver Guard or perhaps even Guards – let me know and I will find a suitable place to send them so that the King and Queen will be able to recieve them to pass them on to new members of the Order.
I hope that I will see many of theese embroidered Silver Guards around in a while!

Best regards
Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz

PS. I am contributing to the project of creating a bigger pool of tokens by making 5 Panaches myself. If I find time after that I promise to make a Silver Guard tie aswell!

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You can find a list of the awards here: and I will forward all eMails I receive to Meisterinne Hebenstreitz :)

I really hope that this challenge will get a great response and I am very looking forward to many new tokens - hopefully also artisans of other crafts will join and create tokens :)
...and dear embroiderers, please feel free to post photos of your embroidered tokens at the Dragon's Embroidery Workshop blog (

I wish you all a great summer time - the next guild newsletter is scheduled for September.

Best regards
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

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