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Guild Meeting – June, 2016

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What a lovely meeting we had at Crown! The pub was oversubscribed, so we moved to the quieter Westermark pavilion. There was discussion of the Rose Pouches, which are well in hand thanks to the foresight of our good Sabrina de la Bere (Robin Berry). We also welcomed a new member to the Needleworkers Guild and admired the beautiful and self-taught needlework on her Vikings. We also discussed the future direction of the West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild.

**Increase Guild Renown with minimal increase in guildmember effort, or time taken in court.
**Increase awareness of the effort that goes into Guild largesse.
**Increase outreach to new needleworkers, including teaching new skills and stitches.
**Increase the pool of available needleworkers to make largess for the Kingdom.
**Increase the fun and give us new opportunities to gather together and play.

With these points in mind, we are going to try something fun. Event Needlework Stitching Salons!!

We can’t all have pavilions on the List field, but we all love to watch the pagentry while visiting with friends. Let’s band together to find a pavilion on the List Field during events, where we can gather our chairs, visit and work on our needleworking projects in complete view of the populace, complete with light munchies and water, if not stronger drink. Rather like a Publick House with better embroidery for people interested in needleworking. (Westermark Pavilion will likely be available, but it would be kind to spread the load so it’s not always resting on their efforts.)

**Ongoing guild projects (War cloak! Napkins! Rose Pouches! Cushions!) worked on under the admiration of the public (complete with small signs declaring what the project is and the number of hours worked so far),
**a decoratively painted sandwich-sign out front declaring Needleworking Questions are Welcome and Come Join Us! will attract new members,
**a chance to rest ourselves and chat with friends while needleworking, and still be able to see other on-going activities.

Doesn’t that sound like fabulous fun?!! No meetings, no schedules, just needleworking and chatting and leading others into better embroidery of all kinds. With deliciousness.

What do you have to do? Well, bring your embroidery. Bring the war cloak and napkins and rose pouches you’re working on. Bring your personal projects and a way to display them, hopefully with a small sign saying how many hours went into the work, what kind of needlework it is and your name. Bring extra ‘waste’ supplies so new people can try a stitch or two, or make largesse themselves. That’s it!

The next local Kingdom level camping event looks like Purgatorio. Let’s get started, there! (although if there are people willing, I’ll be at West AnTir and would love to host a gathering, there too! Speak up if you’re going to West AnTir and would love an afternoon to sit and stitch with me!)

– Heidi

Guild Meeting, June 2016

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Hello Needleworking Artists of the West Kingdom!

June Crown is coming up, so it’s time to gather together to share what we’ve created, find out what others have been making and talk needlework! Let’s meet at 2pm, shall we?

It would be lovely to meet in shade on the list field. If anyone in the Needleworkers expects they’ll have a dragon-wing or other shade on the field we’d be welcome to use, please let me know.

Hypocras will be available for those with cups, so bring yours with you! Looking forward to seeing you all again at Crown, 2pm!

– Heidi Woordhuis

Golden Beltane WKNG Schedule

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Hi Needleworkers,

There’s still space on the Golden Beltane schedule for more classes and activities! Especially on the weekdays.

Do you want to teach a class? Do a demo? Host a salon?

You can! PM me or comment on Facebook and I’ll add you to the schedule.

I’ve created this PRELIMINARY schedule for our classes and activities , and passed it up to the official keeper of the classes for the event. As you’ll see, there’s plenty of room for more classes and activities, especially on weekdays.

NOTE: Don’t try to sign up for any of these classes on the event website. They aren’t taking sign-ups for individual classes (yet). I’ll let y’all know if this changes.

– Liz de Belcaire, Guild Mistress

Golden Beltane Again!

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I’m hunting for teachers, demo-ers, and displayers.

We’ll be doing a most-of-the-day-long demo on the second Sat, 5/7, as part of the Town Faire festivities. (The WKNG Pavilion will be on or near the Town Square, so we should expect a lot of traffic.) If you possibly can, please come stitch with us in the Pavilion that day! I’d also like us to have a few extra chairs and stitching setups (like a hoop with fabric with a small design on it) so interested people can sit and stitch with us for a few minutes.

I’m especially interested in folks who want to do stuff during the week. Classes. Demos. Salons. Swap meets. Fiber-themed parties. Have you ever had a dream about creating your own 1-2 hour mini-event with a fiber arts theme? Now’s your chance!

– Liz de Belcaire, Guild Mistress

West-An Tir War Cloak

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West-An Tir War Cloak

It was decided at June Crown 2010 for the guild to take over the responsibility of making the War Cloak. A cloak is made every other year and is presented by the King of the West to an An Tir Warrior. Funding is supplied at the Kingdom level.Continue reading West-An Tir War Cloak

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