Dear honourable Lords and Ladies,
dear gentle members of the "Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild" and "-eMail Group"!
I hope you all had a great summer and are already prepared for autumn and winter.
...and speaking about the cold time of the year I am again very pleased that I may present another lovely project of a Guild member to you - Siubhans lovely embroidered cloak: http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/2011/08/embroidered-cloak.html
...please take some time and take a look at her posting - this is really a very awesome embroidery project.
The Guild Project 2011 - "We have Dragons" - will reach its end soon therefore I once again included the project details for you.
...but please don't fear, Fiora and I already spoke about enlarging the end date to make it to a real anual project and to give everyone some more time for more to embroider some additional patches.
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2nd Guild Project - "We have Dragons"
- Fabric: wool- Fabric size: 20,0 x 20,0 cm (7,9 x 7,9 inch) + ca. 1,5 cm (0,6 inch)Surplus for sewing- Fabric color: every color allowed- Embroidery: every technique allowed- Important restrictions: 1) at least one dragon per patch (or more!) ; 2)the basic fabric for the patch should be wool, you can use silk, linen,wool, metal,... (thread or fabric) to embroider it- End date: October 2011 (please send in your patches till 1st of October)- The project is open to everyone - you don't need to be a Guild member tojoin this project.- Every embroidery technique and skill is welcome - please don't hesitateto contact me if you are interested!!
If you ever had a favourite picture or story including at least one ormore dragons - this is the time to embroider it!Dragons fighting against knights, dragons sleeping at the top of a hoard,dragons flying above woods, lakes, fjords, mountains; dragons eating orscaring virgins, a dragon mother surrounded by kids, dragons who just losttheir fight against the knight (or the other way round), ... just take ajourney through your memories and the old stories you read in books oryou've been told - lets bring the old legends to life again! :)
...and if your embroidery is based on an old myth - I really wouldn't mindif you tell us the old myth by posting a picture of your embroidery and ashort text telling the legend (and if you don't like to post it byyourself, you can still send me your photo and your text and I will dothat for you).
Thinking of all people and also the newcomers in some regions, who maybehaven't done a lot of wool embroidery till now, I would ask the lords andladies who have some experience in wool embroidery to screw up theircourage and to offer one or more wool embroidery classes at the nextevents they will attend or at a private embroidery & sewing evening foryour local group - it would be great to see more lovely applique,intarsia,... and all the other possible kinds of wool embroidery in thefuture!
And last but not least - because of the great support and interest intoour first guild project shown by the local guild in Aarnimetsä, the secondguild project will be assembled by the local guild in Aarnimetsä under thegentle guidance of the local guild head Lady Fiora. Many thanks to LadyFiora for her great help.
...and again the artisan who makes the most patches will get a smallembroidered gift from the guild head. :)________________ ~*~ ________________
The "We have Dragons" project is a great chance to get rid of wool
leftovers or to swap wool leftovers with friends :)
Guild Project 2010 - "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald":
If you want to send one (or more) finished patch(es) to Fiora and
need her address, just contact me and I'll send you her snail mail address
...and now back to the normal Guild business:
Guild Membership Roll:
We have still 62 members - I heartily welcome Alfhild de Foxley from Nordmark as a new guild member.
( http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/search/label/Guild%20Member-List )
Guild Blog - Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:
- Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group (
- Aarnimetsä Embroidery Basket ( http://kirjontakori.blogspot.com/ )
Guild Fanpage at facebook:
Our guild fanpage at facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/guild.head.Racaire
) has 201 fans! :)
Every project can be an inspiration - therefore please don't hesitate to use the fanpage or the blog and to post your embroidery projects or links to your projects there if you like :)
...and if you think you have a great project which you would like to share, please don't hesitate to contact me :)
Guild Projects / Challenges:
- The 1st Guild Project 2010 - "Coat of Arms Wallhanging for Drachenwald"
- The 2nd Guild Project 2011 - "We have Dragons"
Misc. Projects / Challenges:
- A&S 50 Challenge (
- A&S 50 Challenge Drachenwald Blog (
Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head