Thursday, 30 September 2010

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Members

If you do not want your SCA name and/or group to be listed here,
please contact the
guild head

New members of the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - September:

~ added 30.09.2010: ~

57) Ida Juhanantytär (Aarnimetsä)

additional information:
Guild Head: Lady Racaire
Aarnimetsä - region guild head: Lady Fiora
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)

Yis Racaire
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

Saturday, 25 September 2010

More patches for the wallhanging :)

More lovely patches by Ida :)

(please sroll down a little bit for the patches)

and a lovely bling bling patch for:
Shire of The Emerald Glenn

lovely patches! Thank you very much Ida! :)

Thursday, 23 September 2010

More patches for the wallhanging :)

This week I got the lovely patches made by Tamara!!! :)

Thank you very much for taking part in this project - I love your patches! :)

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

More patches for the wallhanging :)

...and another great patch for the wallhanging done by Mary Verch Thomas:

(it's a link to her photo at facebook - hopefully it works for all of you :)

More patches for the wallhanging :)

More lovely patches for the wallhanging - this time done by Ida from Aarnimetsä:

I like them very much :)
...the main text is in Finnish but if you scroll down a little, you will find the English translation... :)
Many thanks Ida! :)

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Summer Newsletter September 2010 - Update Wallhanging Project! ...

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Summer Newsletter September 2010 - Update Wallhanging Project! Token Challenge! Pennsic Giftbasket!

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

The summer break for the newsletter was rather long but I am very happy to be able to start with a great information:

Under the guidance of the Nordmark project-coordinator & regional Guild head Fru Renika Rikardsdottir the Nordmark local guild volunteered to start the assembling of the wallhanging at University.

Therefore please forward your patches to Fru Renika Rikardsdottir - she will also attend Civil War in Juneborg in October and can take your patches there if you don't travel to University. For all lords and ladies who won't attend Civil War or University please contact me or Fru Renika and we will find a way - if you already sent your patches to me, please don't worry, I will forward them to Fru Renika.

Again I would like to point out Fru Renikas (Nordmark) and Lady Fioras (Aarnimetsä) great job concerning the "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald" project as well as Lady Petronilla who has finished more patches for the wallhanging than any other volunteer and Mistress Johanna who has kindly donated an embroidery frame to the Aarnimetsä Embroidery Guild which "will be given to the Aarnimetsän broiderer who makes the most of the patches for the wallhanging" - a very nice idea and gift :)

You can find an updated list of the volunteers here:
Are you travelling to University? ...then you could consider to make a patch for your group or the group of your friends - there is still enough time till University and still so many patches without volunteers...

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And now I would like to support two other very important projects - the "Token Challenge" and the "Pennsic Giftbasket" therefore I forward the following text written by Meisterinne Katheryn to you:

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Token challange!

If every single recipient of a Drachenwald award made just 2 tokens to be forwarded to future recipients – we would NEVER run out of tokens! However – this is not possible because not everyone has the means to make them.

But hands on your hearts – it IS a lot more fun to get the award with the token to proof you have excelled!

So please take part in the token challange and make your friends, families and even perfect strangers really happy the deay they get recognized for all or their skills and hard work! I have myslef promised to make 3 tokens and as soon as my crazy schedule calms down a bit I will get started! That doesn't mean that you can' start NOW!

If you have any questions or want to send ready made tokens – please contact me so I can give you an address or just some advise along the road!

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Pennsic giftbasket

Yes, Pennsic 39 has just ended – but next years Pennsic will be HUGE! And Drachenwald has already made itself known for giving the most period and most awesome giftbasket! So next year we should REALLY show them what we can do!

As usual, the items can't be to large since we have to transport them half way around the world.
But there are lots of small things that can be made:

* embroidered belt
* small pouches or bags
* garters
* embroidered patches to aplique on garb
* embroidered book cover
* needle case

The list can go longer and I bet you all can come up with at least 5 more things that you could make.

At next years Double Wars we will also join forces and work on a project for the giftbasket together during the week!

Please keep an eye on future posts regarding that!

In service
Meisterinne Katheryn

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I promise to forward any email for the "Token Challenge" & the "Pennsic Giftbasket" to Meisterinne Katheryn.

Btw. I am going to make some Panache tokens - what are you going to make? :)

...and now back to the normal Guild business:

Guild Membership Roll:
I am very happy to welcome Klara von Meersburg and Magdalen Yrjänäntytär as new members to the Guild - now we have 56 members.
( )

Guild Blog - Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:
Many thanks to Lady Petronilla and Fru Renika for posting about their patches and embroidery progress at the Workshop blog - thank you very much! :)
If you would like to join the Workshop, just write me an eMail!

...related blogs:
- Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group ( )
- Aarnimetsä Embroidery Basket ( )

Guild Blog - Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Fanpage at facebook :)
I am very happy to tell that the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Fanpage at facebook ( ) has 120 fans! :)
Posting there is quite easy therefore I try to repost the information of the Workshop blog at the fanpage and to add links and information to nice embroidery projects, ... every project can be an inspiration! :)

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 ( )
- A&S 50 Challenge Drachenwald Blog ( )

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

Update - Project "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald"

last update: 4. October 2010

Kingdom Drachenwald:
Hedwig von Simmaningen, Petronilla

Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum: Hedwig von Simmaningen, Racaire

Incipient Shire Eresborg: -

Barony Aarnimetsä: Lucia (kingdom Atenveldt)
Canton Hukka: Chrisi, Fiora
Canton Humalasalo: Magdalen Yrjänäntytär
Canton Kaarnemaa: Petronilla
Canton Miehonlinna: Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania, Ida Juhanantytär
Canton Poukka: Ameline
Canton Torna: Petronilla
Canton Unikankare: Petronilla
Walkiala: Ida Juhanantytär

Shire Chateau du Ciel: Katharina Woinovich

Shire Aventiure: Petronilla
Shire Baerenau: Racaire
Incipient Stronghold Blauwasser: Katharina Woinovich
Shire Drachensheim: Ida Juhanantytär
Shire Drei Eichen: Petronilla
Emerald Glen: Ida Juhanantytär
Greifenthal: -
Shire Isengau: Petronilla
Barony Knights Crossing: Himiltrude
Shire Meadowmarsh: Klara von Meersburg
Canton Monarchs Rest: -
Stronghold Nebelwald: Himiltrude
Stronghold Rauchenderberg: Magdalen Yrjänäntytär
Stronghold Schwarzloch: Himiltrude
Incipient Shire Tor zum Norden: -
Shire Turmstadt: Petronilla
Shire Two Seas: Katherina Mornewegh
Shire Vielburgen: Himiltrude

Shire Nea Nikopolis: Aelia, Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania

United Kingdom, Ireland and Iceland:
Crown Principality Insulae Draconis: Isabella of Vielburgen
College of King's Lake: -
Shire Dun in Mara: Magdalen Yrjänäntytär
Shire Eplaheimr: Hilkka Susinen
Shire Flintheath: Emma
Shire Glen Rathlin: Catriona of the Ravens
Shire Harpelestane: Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania
Incipient Shire Hrafnsborg: -
Shire Klakavirki: Ameline, Jacquelyna de Bellmont
Shire Mynydd Gwyn: Mary Verch Thomas
Shire Pont Alarch: Ysabella-Maria Vasquez de Granada, Isabella-Maria
Shire Thamesreach: Tamara
Shire West Dragonshire: Edith of Hedingham, Alessandra Melusine

Incipient Shire Ma Ale Giborim: Petronilla

Stronghold Campofiamme: Tamara, Klara von Meersburg
Stronghold Infimus Mons Aureus: Ida Juhanantytär
Incipient Shire Ranaan: -

Belgium, Netherlands:
Shire Polderslot: Klara von Meersburg, Amphelise de Wodeham

South Africa:
Shire Adamastor: Ameline
Incipient Shire Griffin's Tor: Caterina de la Roverre

Shire Alcazar de Brioga: Katharina Woinovich, Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania

Principality Nordmark: Áskatla Ketilsdóttir
Shire Aros: Lia de Thornegge
Shire Attemark: Liviva fra Roskilde
Shire Baggeholm: Ameline, one patch done in shire cooperation/joint effort
Shire Frostheim: Tyra Stigsdotter
Shire Gotvik: Lady Felicitas Schwarzbergin
Shire Gyllengran: Lord Are Faggesson
Shire Holmrike: Vicomtesse Yrla Kristerdotter
Shire Juneborg: one patch done in shire cooperation/joint effort
Skelitta: Cathla inghean u� Cathail
Barony Styringheim: Renika Rikardsdottir
Shire Ulvberget: (by a member of the shire, no name yet)
Shire Uma: Racaire
Shire Viterheim: -

I just would like to point out again:
Every participant can do as many patches as she/he likes - but please do every coat of arms only one time per participant!
A coat of arms of a Principality, Barony, Shire,... can be done more than one time if it's not done by the same participant - for example: 4 members of XY can do 4 XY patches
and also 4 patches of Z and 2 patches of Y - as long as every member just does 1 XY, Z or Y patch!

Project-Coordinator: Lady Racaire
If you are situated in Aarnimetsä or Nordmark you can also contact your
local Project-Coordinator
Aarnimetsä: Lady Fiora
Nordmark: fru Renika Rikardsdottir

Color key for the list:
- no volunteers till now
- one or more volunteers
- one or more patches finished

Arms of the Kingdom of Drachenwald:

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

- Fabric: linen fabric
- Fabric size:
-> Shires, Cantons & 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 groups...
-> Every person can make several patches but every coat of arms only one time!
( avoid a wallhanging only consisting of the coat of arms of three or four groups... but you can also embroider the coat of arms of your neighbor group or a group 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!!
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Friday, 17 September 2010

Any good suppliers?

I'm trying to get to the 21st century and start shopping my embroidery supplies from the internet. Do you know any reliable places where one can buy good silk and gold threads?

New patch for the "Coat of Arms" wallhanging

This is my contribution, the Coat of Arms for the Barony of Styringheim. Embroidery in black and white silk on black linen.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Black Dragon Guard Embroidery

I have just finished my latest project. This one was for a friend.

More information in my own blog.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

More patches for the wallhanging :)

Ida Juhanantytär finished her first patch for the wallhanging: Miehonlinna ...the next one is about half-done and she already volunteered to make more patches :)

...and Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania finished her second patch for the wallhanging: Nea Nikopolis

I am very delighted! :)