Monday, 28 June 2010

More patches for the wallhanging.

I finished two more patches for the Coats of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald -project. Here are pictures of them, on my own blog:

Lady Petronilla of London

Saturday, 12 June 2010

playing around with needle-lace

Ursprünglich hochgeladen von racaire the moment I am playing around with needle-lace - if you are interested into needle-lace, please visit my blog :)

Maybe some of you could be interested into my "just a short info about the history of needle lace / Nadelspitze" posting

lovely medieval embroidery... :)

Petit Point bag
Ursprünglich hochgeladen von kiriel
Kiriel shares this beautiful pouch and other lovely embroidered items in her "Textiles" folder on Flickr:

fyi - I already wrote following postings about this pouch - I hope you'll find them useful:

- "Kiriel’s amazing “Textiles” folder on flickr! :)"

- "Kiriel’s amazing “Textiles” folder on flickr! – addition: guess the embroidery stitches"

- "Kiriel’s amazing “Textiles” folder on flickr! – addition: guess the embroidery stitches II"

- "Kiriel rocks! Pouch Detail!!!! :) – I think ‘Long Arm Cross Stitch’ won :)"

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Summer Newsletter for June, July and August 2010

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

The summer sun finally is heating up the streets of our beautiful kingdom and it's getting rather hot throughout our kingdom - therefore I again write a "Summer Newsletter" for June, July and August - and you'll get your next newsletter in September.

18.-21. June (next week + Monday) I'll be not available - please allow me some more days for answering my eMails - I normally try to answer my mails in 3days after I get them (if you don't get an answer, than maybe my spam-filter deleted it - in this case please contact me by using the contact formular of my website:

Concerning our "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald" project - it's about halftime now and I already started to think about how to assemble the patches - there are several possiblities - first:
- 1a) one Wallhanging
- 1b) more than one Wallhanging
One Wallhanging would be rather nice but if I split the patches - by chance or by region - we could do more than one and divide them between the regions that the embroidered patches can be seen by more persons and can therefore also inspire more persons.
The second and surely the most important question: how shall the design of the Wallhanging look like - if you have an idea, please let me know about it or post about it in our "Dragon's Embroidery Workshop"

I really would like to point out that Fru Renika has done an outstanding job concerning the "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald" project - only the coat of arms of two groups are not covered in her region - Uma & Viterheim - but I am quite optimistic that she also will find volunteers for this groups. I think it's really great that Shire Baggeholm and Shire Juneborg plan to make their patches by 'joint effort' - that sounds very interesting... :)

You can find an updated list of the volunteers here: of the finished patches and other information concerning the project at the Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:

...and I am still looking for volunteers for the following coats of arms:
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: Uma, Viterheim
(if you are missing a group on my list, please let me know)

...btw. if you would like to participate - just contact me or your local Project-Coordinator - Lady Eilgri Beccan for Aarnimetsä and fru Renika Rikardsdottir for Nordmark.

...and again the project text in English:
________________ ~*~ ________________

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!!
________________ ~*~ ________________

You can find the project text in Finnish here:
...and in here in German:

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

Guild Membership Roll:
I am very happy to welcome Elzbeth MacGregor Goldsworthy as a new member to the Guild - now we have 54 members.
( )

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 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 ( )

I wish you all a great summer time and remain
yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

Friday, 11 June 2010

Update - Project "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald"

last update: 27. June 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
Canton Humalasalo: -
Canton Kaarnemaa: Petronilla
Canton Miehonlinna: Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania
Canton Poukka: Ameline
Canton Torna: Petronilla
Canton Unikankare: Petronilla

Shire Chateau du Ciel: Katharina Woinovich

Shire Aventiure: Petronilla
Shire Baerenau: -
Incipient Stronghold Blauwasser: Katharina Woinovich
Shire Drachensheim: Sorcha
Shire Drei Eichen: Petronilla
Emerald Glen: -
Greifenthal: Sorcha
Shire Isengau: Petronilla
Barony Knights Crossing: Himiltrude
Shire Meadowmarsh: -
Canton Monarchs Rest: -
Stronghold Nebelwald: -
Stronghold Rauchenderberg: -
Stronghold Schwarzloch: -
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: -
Shire Eplaheimr: -
Shire Flintheath: -
Shire Glen Rathlin: -
Shire Harpelstane: Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania
Incipient Shire Hrafnsborg: -
Shire Klakavirki: Ameline
Shire Mynydd Gwyn: Mary Verch Thomas
Shire Pont Alarch: -
Shire Thamesreach: Tamara
Shire West Dragonshire: -

Incipient Shire Ma Ale Giborim: Petronilla

Stronghold Campfiamme: -
Stronghold Infimus Mons Aureus: -
Incipient Shire Ranaan: -

Belgium, Netherlands:
Shire Polderslot: -

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

Shire Alcazar de Brioga: Katharina Woinovich

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: -
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 Eilgri Beccan
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: