Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Newsletter - Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group - November 2008

Greetings to Everyone,

Kingdom University is almost upon us and there is a nice selection of Fibre-related classes on offer including Tapestry Weaving and Rigid Heddle Weaving, Costuming, Woven garment edgings and embroidery. I am sure that those attending will learn a lot and those teaching will be equally rewarded. For those not yet aware of the classes, the list is here: http://www.westdragonshire.org/Events/KU2008/KU-classes.htm . For those still undecided whether to teach a class at the First ID University in the Spring, why not use this as an opportunity to see the various ways in which classes can be taught.

If anyone missed the chance to visit the Living History Fair on the first weekend of November remember that there is another one on the weekend after Kingdom University. The Original Re-enactor’s market will take place on the 14th, 15th and 16th November: http://www.reenactorsmarket.co.uk/

The ID MOAS Jahanarabanu Vivana will be running a Tapestry weaving weekend at her home in Newmarket on the 30th Jan – 1st February. This has a 7 student limit, so please contact her as early as possible to book your slot. If you missed the email announcement, please contact her on moas@insulaedraconis.org for more information.

The new Janet Arnold book is finally published and available for purchase. All those interested in 16th century underwear and accessories should find this book of great value.

The Medieval Archaeology Journal have published their back issues on the Archaeology Data service website. The journal was first published in 1957. These scanned copies include papers and articles on subjects such as “Early Anglo-Saxon Gold Braids”, “Horizontal Loom at Novgorod” and the enticing “Haberget: A Medieval Textile Conundrum”. The online journals are free to access for personal and educational use and the portal can be found here http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/

Request for Input:
This is your newsletter and a way of disseminating information. It would be great if people would like to do short book reviews or a paragraph or two on any other fibre-related subject that they would like to write about. Alternatively if you have a snippet of news of interest to the group, or have seen something fantastic in a museum or stately home, please share! Please email me by the 1st of every month.

IDFAIG Advert:
Below is the image going into the Baelfyr to raise the profile of the group. At the moment it just has a generic image as we do not have our own device or anything of that nature. It will start running in the December Baelfyr, so if anyone has any comments or objections, please let me know as soon as possible.

Yours in Fibre Happiness,
IDFAIG Group Leader

1 comment:

Jahanarabanu said...

Awesome Newsletter! I really like the preview of the Baelflyer "ad". You are doing a fantastic job. We knew what we were doing when we "elected" you as our group head!