Friday, 11 May 2012

Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Summer Newsletter May - August 2012 & 10th Report

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

Summer is fast approaching and there are many beautiful events all over Drachenwald to look forward too - I wish you a great summer!

Many thanks to Iida who posted some beautiful pics about the progress of the assembling of last years Guild Project - "We have Dragons":

Not many news, therefore a rather short summer newsletter:

Guild Membership Roll:
We have still 65 members. ( )

Guild Blog - Dragon's Embroidery Workshop:
...related blogs:
- Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group ( )
- Aarnimetsä Embroidery Basket ( )

Guild Fanpage at facebook:
Our guild fanpage at facebook ( ) has 245 fans! (last newsletter - 240 fans) :)

...and now to the 10th Guild Report:
Report of Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild - Drachenwald
10th report by reporter / guild head: Lady Racaire

Time Period: 16. November 2012 - 15. May 2012 / 1st report 2012

Since the last report one new member joined the guild and we have now a total of 65 members.
List based on the membership roll (
started at 18.October 2007.

1) Racaire (Central)
2) Rakonczay Gergely (Aarnimetsä)
3) Thomas Paumer (Central)
4) Katherina Mornewegh (Central)
5) Lia de Thornegge (Scandinavia)
6) Edith of Hedingham (Crown Principality of Insulae Draconis)
7) Baroness Mary Verch Thomas (Crown Principality of Insulae Draconis)
8) Hudd de Peth (Kingdom of the Outlands)
9) Johanna aff Hucka (Aarnimetsä)
10) Eva Grelsdottir (Aarnimetsä)
11) Arnulf der Zeilner (Central)
12) Lady Jane Devereux (Crown Principality of Insulae Draconis)
13) Katharina Woinovich (Central)
14) Lady Eilgri Beccan (Aarnimetsa)
15) Viscountess Helwig Ulfsdotter (Scandinavia)
16) Katharina von Owe (Central)
17) Sileas von Biuira (Central)
18) Lady Ælfwynne of Eoforwic (Nordmark)
19) Renika Rikardsdottir (Nordmark)
20) Mistress Anya Mstyslavyaya (Central)
21) Alenn von Horn (Central)
22) Halfdan von Veneta (Central)
23) Anna de Byxe (Nordmark)
24) Hedwig von Simmaningen (Central)
25) Sahra (Aarnimetsä)
26) Sinikka (Aarnimetsä)
27) Myfanwy Methig (Aarnimetsä)
28) Rixende of Aarnimetsä (Aarnimetsä)
29) Jahanarabanu Vivana (Insulae Draconis)
30) Ida Järvinen (Aarnimetsä)
31) Lady Melisende Fitzwalter (Insulae Draconis)
32) Lady Siubhan inghean Fhearghuis (Insulae Draconis)
33) Katarina von Danzig (Insulae Draconis)
34) Mave (Central)
35) Himiltrude fan Austrasia (Central)
36) Honor of Restormel (-)
37) Tamara Stefanova (Central)
38) Eleanora von Ratzeburg (Central)
39) Johanna von Steinwedel (Central)
40) Lady Ameline de Leeuw (South)
41) Elisande (Central)
42) Lady Gunnhild von Brunswiek (Central)
43) Sorcha Fhionn inghean ui/Ruairc (Principality of Cynagua/West Kingdom)
44) Petronilla of London (Central)
45) Astrid Thorvaldsdottir (Central)
46) Petra von Bremen (Central)
47) Lady Rose Chandler (South)
48) Jaelle of Armida (Aarnimetsä)
49) Kareina Talvi Tytär (Central)
50) Lucia Thaylur (Kingdom Atenveldt)
51) Elinor (Insulae Draconis)
52) Isabella of Vielburgen (Central)
53) Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania (Aarnimetsä)
54) Elzbeth MacGregor Goldsworthy (Kingdom of Ealdormere, Trinovantia Nova)
55) Klara von Meersburg (Central)
56) Magdalen Yrjänäntytär (Aarnimetsä)
57) Ida Juhanantytär (Aarnimetsä)
58) Katheryn Hebenstreitz (Aarnimetsä)
59) Yosephina von Schwarzmoor (Central)
60) Felicitas Schwartzenbergin, Baroness of Gotvik (Nordmark)
61) Anastasia (Kingdom of Ealdormere)
62) Alfhild de Foxley (Nordmark)
63) Aoífe ní Aodhagáin (Insulae Draconis)
64) Hilkka Susinen (Insulae Draconis)
65) Cathryn of Chester (Middle Kingdom)

Guild Head: Lady Racaire
Aarnimetsä - region guild head: Fru Ida Juhanantytär
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)

Guild blog:
* Dragon's Embroidery Workshop blog:
* facebook fanpage:
* homepage: no homepage by now

...other interesting blogs / homepages:
* Aarnimetsä: Aarnimetsä Embroidery Basket ( )
* Central: - (see Dragon's Embroidery Workshop
* Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group:

Yours in Service
Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild Head

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Sneak-peak as a new years gift!

Happy A.S.XLVII my Lords and Ladys ! (new year was 1.5)

We are working on with the wallhanging,  Fru Katarina Juhanantytär has started sewing the masterpiece together. Here is  some pictures of the working-on-progess. 

First is a picture from the very beginning, we laid the finished patches over the red wool which will be used as the backround. All patches haven't arrived yet, so this is just the first look out for the project.

And here is another picture with more patches, we have a lot of dragons! When this picture was taken, two rows of patches (the middle-row with the Drahcenwald's dragon, and the lowest row with five dragons on same backround) were already sewed on.
At the moment we got even more patches and for a while we where short three patches to get it to match with the row with five patches.  Luckily for me, Fru Katarina and Lady Magdalen Yrjänäntytär volunteered to do one more patch each, so the wallhanging is complete.

The wallhanging will be finished and showed in the midsummer coronation in Aarnimetsä.  I will send more pictures then, but all who can join us there, please come and see it.

And here are a few pictures of  the patches that have arrived to us during the springtime...

  Fru Katarina Juhanasdotter's green dragon, that looks very seahorse-style for me.

 Lady Magdalena Yrjänäntytär's dragon, I think this is one of her first patches for the project, such lovely colours.
And this is really one of my favorites, it's Magdalen's patch, and it looks stunning! (is that st. George?)

 Enjoy these pictures. We will promise that the wallhanging will be seen in the Midsummer Coronation and will leave you staggering! I hope you all good health, best of luck and most happiest year in society. Long live Drachenwald!

- In you service, Fru Ida Juhanantytär, Senescal of Miehonlinna, guild-eldest of the Aarnimetsä Embroidery.