Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Newsletter October 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"!

It's nearly November now and I know that many of you are already preparing to travel to University or send their patches for the "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald" to the Nordmark project-coordinator Fru Renika Rikardsdottir (if you need her address please contact me).

I am very happy that the Nordmark local guild volunteered to start the assembling of the wallhanging at University - unfortunately I am not able to travel to University but I am sure the local Guild head Fru Renika will do a great job and I wish anyone of you who attends University a great event and a lot of fun for the work at the wallhanging!

Once again many thanks to the local guild in Nordmark and Fru Renika Rikardsdottir!

...and also a big thank you to Lady Petronilla, the artisan who finished the most patches for the wallhanging project - I was very happy to see her here in Vienna at the start of October and that I was able to give her a small embroidered needle roll as a 'thank you' for all her lovely patches.

You can find photos of some of the finished patches at the Dragon's Embroidery Workshop blog ( ) and I hope I will get more photos of the patches from the artisans to post them at the blog or maybe some artisans will post their patches themselves... :)

...and for anyone who would like to participate in another guild project - we are already working at a new guild project for next year - assembled by another local guild - and for the curious readers of my newsletter: it will include wool as material and dragons! ...and again a small embroidered gift for the artisan who creates the most patches... more about it as soon as we have worked out the details... :)

For anyone who is more comfortable with posting and following the guild news and postings at facebook - we also have a facebook fanpage now - - and I try to repost all posts from the blog also at the fanpage and even a little bit more... :) The fanpage has already 132 members - SCA members & people interested into the SCA and our Guild who aren't members yet - please participate & contribute - let us show what beautiful things we can create and let us inspire each other! :)

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I think the "Token Challenge" and the "Pennsic Giftbasket" are also very important projects therefore I again 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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...and I again promise to forward any email for the "Token Challenge" & the "Pennsic Giftbasket" to Meisterinne Katheryn.

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Now back to the normal Guild business:

Guild Membership Roll:
I am very happy that again a lady decided to join our guild and welcome Ida Juhanantytär from Aarnimetsä as a new member to the Guild - now we have 57 members.
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Guild Blog - Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:
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 :)
Our Guild - Fanpage at facebook ( ) has already 132 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! :) Please don't hesitate to use the fanpage or the blog and to post your embroidery projects or links to your projects there :)

Guild Projects / Challenges:
- The 1st Guild Project 2010 - "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald"
Wallhanging which can be used as decoration for events :)

Misc. Projects / Challenges:
- A&S 50 Challenge ( )
- A&S 50 Challenge Drachenwald Blog ( )

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

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