Thursday, 27 March 2008

Gold Thread

Greetings All,

I have found what, on the face of it, appears to be a source of reasonably priced good quality gold thread (not real gold!). The Lady on ebay who sells it claims that it is vintage from a factory in France that has since closed down and she herself acquired them from an antique fair. They were apparently destined for use in restoration work and for civic uniforms and banners.

I have bought 4 reels and will be happy to report back on whether they seem fit for purpose, or if I have just been conned out of my money!!

Tuesday, 25 March 2008


Greetings Lady Jenny of Cranbrook, from what land do you hail from ?
I have acquired a substantial amount of thryian purple dye (crushed shells) have you worked with this dye before ? I hope to dye a woollen cope before next Twelthnight but I am no Dyer.

Crotchet yarn

does anyone want some white crotchet yarn ? I saw some in prepack at thrift shop near my work.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Member List!

Here is our first membership list! Please check that your information is correct. Let me know if I've made any errors please let me know, especially if you've e-mailed me and are not on this list!

Member List:
1)Jahanarabanu Vivana (Flintheath) Interests: Tablet Weaving, Rigid Heddle Weaving, Tapestry Weaving, 4 & 8 Shaft Table/Floor Loom Weaving, Embroidery, Dying and 7th C Persian Costuming
2) HE Siubhan (Flintheath) Interests: Tablet Weaving (including Brocade), Rigid Heddle Weaving (including Brocade), Kumihimo, Embroidery, 7th C Persian Costuming
3) Lady Estrid (Harpelstane) Interests: weaving - tablet weaving, inkle, rigid heddle, cloth (table and floor loom), twills, pick-up and overshot patterns, etc. Sewing, embroidery, costuming-making - mostly early
4) HE Sagadis (Epalheimer) Interests: Tablet Weaving, Wall Loom Weaving, Floor Loom Weaving
5) Elk Deerslayer (Glen Rathin) Interest: Embroidery, knitting, weaving
6) Gilbere du Chateau la Mer (Dun in Mara) Interests: Textiles
7)Jenny of Cranbrook (??) Interests: Dying

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Introducing the Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group!

Fibre Artisans pay heed this announcement from the ID Minister of Arts and Sciences,
Their Royal Majesties Svein and Jovi, along with the Kingdom MoAS Mistress Jaelle, have seen fit to grant us permission to form a Fibre Arts Interest Group within our fair Crown Principality borders. As such I am inviting all interested artisans to join the Interest Group.
The only requirements will be an interest in any Fibre Art and a willingness to participate in group functions. These functions will include, but not be limited to, posting projects, questions or comments to the group blog, participating in group displays and workshops.
Our first order of business is to recruit willing members and to choose an Interest Group Head. Interested members should contact me at with you SCA Name, Local Group and Fibre Intrests. I will then send you an invitation to join the blog.
I look forward to working with you all on this project. I know it will help foster growth within our Fibre Arts Community and help us achieve our regional goals.

The Group structure is as follows:
Group Head: Not yet Determined
Displays will be held at the following events:
Viceroy Tourneys
Any others
Annual Challenge/Project
Workshops- at least 1/yr

Yours in Service,
Jahanarabanu Vivana, ID MoAS