Thursday, 2 April 2009

Newsletter - Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts Interest Group - April 2009

Greetings to Everyone,

It was wonderful to see the high quality and variety of work on show during A&S Protectors and the Fibre Arts were very well represented by Lady Alyse’s hand-spun, hand-woven wool, THL Jahanara’s embroidered Hood, Baroness Mary’s embroidered sweet bag and of course the winner, Thamesreach’s very own Lord Peregrine Flamstead and his beautifully beaded and embroidered 14th century hat.

Vivat to Lord Peregrine and his great work!

IDFAIG Matters
In the previous newsletter, I asked for input regarding a possible shortening/changing of the IDFAIG’s name. It has been commented that the Insulae Draconis Fibre Arts interest group is a bit of a mouthful as far as names go. Whilst we still have to retain the ID portion of the name, how would members feel about changing the name to something a little less unwieldy? The ID MoAS has suggested “Academy” as in “ID Fibre Academy”. Do others have any suggestions? Are you happy with it as it is? All proposals happily received and the outcome will be decided by vote on the blog.

Please do have a think and let me know any ideas you may have on the matter.

Can I please ask people to contact me with ideas and offers to make prizes for the IDFAIG-sponsored A&S competition to be held at Raglan. There is still plenty of time at this stage and it would be nice to have items as prizes made by members of the group.

What are you making that will enhance our Crown Principality? The challenge to create Regalia for the Crown Principality is still out there!

Pennsic Basket:
Please don’t forget to contribute towards the Queen’s Pennic Basket.

Things to Look forward to in the coming months.
-MEDATS have published the details of their Spring Meeting scheduled for the 2nd May. The theme will be Henry VIII: The clothing and textiles of a European Renaissance Monarch. For more information, please visit their website:

Yours in Service,

Melisende Fitzwalter
IDFAIG Group Leader

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