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: http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/2010/09/update-project-coat-of-arms-wallhanging.html
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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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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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
* 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!
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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.
( http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/search/label/Guild%20Member-List )
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!
- Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group ( http://idfibreinterestgroup.blogspot.com/ )
- Aarnimetsä Embroidery Basket ( http://kirjontakori.blogspot.com/ )
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 ( http://www.facebook.com/guild.head.Racaire ) 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 ( 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