Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Raglan Textile Tea

I would like to invite all members of the ID FIG to join me for tea from 3-4 on Saturday in my encampment (Blue and Gold Viking Wedge very bright you're sure to see it). I looked for a time that would not clash with too many of the wonderful classes at Raglan, however there are so many that this is impossible without interfering with your evening meals.
I hope some of you will join me for tea. I also hope that many members will take part in the Textile Courses held in the Eplahiemer encampment on Saturday. I hope when you are not attending classes that you feel welcome to stay in the encampment and work on projects or just socialize.
Here is the final Textile course schedule:
9:30-11:00 Nalbinding - THL Genevieve
11:00-12:00 Spinning - Baroness Sagadis/ Drop in Double Face Tablet Weaving Instruction- Jahanarabanu Vivana
12:00-13:00 Danish 12-strand flat Braiding - Duchessa Alessandra/ Drop in Double Face Tablet Weaving Instruction- Jahanarabanu Vivana
14:00-15:00 Hand-Dyeing the natural way with the ID Textile Arts Group/ Drop in Baltic Weaving Instruction- Lady Estrid
15:00- 16:00 Basic Embroidery - Children Lady Amphelise de Wodeham/ Drop in Baltic Weaving Instruction- Lady Estrid/ Textile Tea (Jahanara's Encampment)
16:00-17:00 Basic Embroidery - Adults Lady Amphelise de Wodeham/ Drop in Baltic Weaving Instruction- Lady Estrid

See you at Raglan,

Challenge from Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz

I am crossposting this here for anyone who has not already seen it.
"Dear honourable Lords and Ladies,

gentle members of the "Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild" and "-eMail Group"!

I am sure that all of us are aware that there is always a great need for helping hands, scrolls and tokens and the solution can be quite easy because help always starts with what YOU do and anyone of us actually does!
Concerning helping hands please ask the event steward or kitchen crew at your next event or just offer help if you see that help is needed,
concerning scrolls please feel free to contact your signet scribe ( - who offers help for anyone who would like to start with calligraphy and/or illumination and
concerning tokens - yes, that's a little bit more difficult and I am very happy to support & to forward the following challenge of Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz to you :)

But first I would like to thank all the helping hands that make our events so great and beautiful, the great artisans who create all the beautiful scrolls, tokens and gifts that make our dream more beautiful and create great moments of joy many of us will never forget... :)

...and here Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz's challenge:

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Greetings embroiderers!

I have a small challange for you!
The Kingdom is in a dire need of award tokens. And now, please don't stop reading!

It is never nice to get an award and then never recieve the token to proove that you were once made a member of a certain order.
While taking us up on this challange you will make some of your friends and perhaps family very happy the day they recieve some recognition.

The trickiest one to get tokens for seems to be the Silver Guard. This award is suposed to come with a bracelet with the order symbol on.
But what if we make white linnen ties with the symbol embroidered on that the fighters can tie arround their upper arm?
I presented this idea to the Queen who got very excited and also promised a prize for the embroiderer that makes a tie with as many period stitches as possible while making it!
There is a crosstitch pattern avaliable for the dragon itself that can be easily adapted to hold the sword if anyone wants to do a later period kind of dragon. Let me know if you want that charter and I will send it to you!

Once you have made your Silver Guard or perhaps even Guards – let me know and I will find a suitable place to send them so that the King and Queen will be able to recieve them to pass them on to new members of the Order.
I hope that I will see many of theese embroidered Silver Guards around in a while!

Best regards
Meisterinne Katheryn Hebenstreitz

PS. I am contributing to the project of creating a bigger pool of tokens by making 5 Panaches myself. If I find time after that I promise to make a Silver Guard tie aswell!"

I hope any members who take up this challenge will share pictures of their work here! Please remember to share. I have been forgetting to do this as well and hope to make it a higher priority in the coming weeks and months.



Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Great Response for the Textile Day

We've already had a great response for the ID FIG Textile Day!

Tuition on offer:

Spinning- Baroness Sagadis
Double Faced Tablet Weaving- Jahanarabanu
Warp Faced Baltic Weaving- Lady Estrid
Braiding- Duchess Allessandra


I'm pleased to announce we have already had a great response to the ID FIG Textile Day, being held at Raglan. So far we have the following Tuition on offer.
Spinning- Baroness Sagadis
Double Faced Tablet Weaving- Jahanarabanu
Warp Faced Baltic Weaving- Lady Estrid
Braiding- Duchess Allessandra

Monday, 5 July 2010

ID FIG sponsored Textile Day at Raglan

In Honor of HRM, who is a fibre guru, the ID FIG has been asked to host a Textile Day at Raglan. Please RSVP if you are willing to participate. I would like to have spinners, dyers, weavers, knitters, nalbinders, embroiderers, etc enjoying one another's company, plying their crafts, and sharing their knowledge together throughout the day.
Remember if you haven't booked for Raglan, there are still 20 some odd new spaces!
Please contact me to let me know if you will attend and are willing to teach! :)