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Rose Pouches for our Queens Project

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Greetings!

As we begin to move back to a regular schedule of events, it is time to refresh the Rose Pouches for our Queens list of volunteers. For those not familiar with this, we – The Guild – give a rose pouch to the Queen; usually right before she steps down. The pouch is tagged with information about the embroiderer, but this is a service project so the gift is from the Guild and presented, usually, by a representative of the Guild. The pattern and further information is in the attached files to this group.

We need volunteers to continue this tradition. Please look at the file and let me know if you are willing to help. We need 3 each year and need deliveries to me, as coordinator, to begin again this year to cover 2022/3.

The project began in 2003 and every Queen since then has received one to commemorate her reign. They are very prized possessions. At 12th Night 2020 we had a display which you can see more of on Facebook.

Sabrina de la Bere

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Prior rose pouches gifted to Western Queens on display at 12th Night 2020

Challenge Time! West Antir War Cloaks

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Every other year, the WKNG creates a beautiful cloak for the W/AT War. The last two years were subsumed by the pandemic, but this year, IT’S WAR!!!The ever talented Signy Jólinnardóttir created the last and much beloved West Kingdom war cloak. Will you be the creatrix this year? Have your artwork cherished and flaunted by someone for the rest of their life.

All your creation expenses are covered by the WKNG, leaving you free to create without a concern for financial ability. The cloak is traditionally a rectangular or square wool cloth with Viking-oid embroidery in a subject of the embroiderers choosing.

The challenge? You only have four months (due by June) to create. Who will create the War Cloak?! Will it be you!?

Heidi von der Bergen, Guildmistress

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2018 West Antir War Cloak made by Signy Jólinnardóttir

Rose Pouches for our Queens Project

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June C 2019 due – Katherine de Langelei
Oct C 2019 due – Monie A. Bryan
March C 2020 due – open!
June C 2020 due – Katherine de Langelei
Oct C 2020 due – open!

“Extra” pouches – target date 12th Night 2019 (still pending) – Judy Pearce, Liz de Belcaire, Shannon McSmithThis project is to provide a pouch for each Queen who reigns on her stepdown. The guidelines are in a document in our file section. They are treasured by those who receive them and well used. The Queen is told who the maker is when the pouch is delivered in private to the Queen.
If you are interested in participating in this project or have any questions, please let me know. Thank-you!

Hero’s Cloak for West AnTir War 2018

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Hello Fellow Needleworkers!

Every other year, one of our exceptional West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild members volunteers to make the Hero’s cloak for West AnTir War. (The second years are created by the An Tirian Needleworkers Guild for awarding to a Western fighter.) This cloak is treasured and worn by a fortunate An Tirian warrior who is fortunate not only in war, but also to receive such fine work in reward of their heroic efforts.

Let it come to your attention that the 2018 W/AT Hero’s War Cloak was finished with incredible skill by Mistress Signy Jólinnardóttir, OL!

Worked over a span of five months, the cloak is truly a work of art made with great heart and love for our society for no recompense other than the gratitude of her society and the furtherance of our Dream. May all play with as large a heart and with as much skill as Mistress Jólinnardóttir! She has made an Heroic Work!

All Hail the creative talent of Mistress Signy Jólinnardóttir and the West AnTir Hero’s Cloak for 2018! Her needle flies truer and more swiftly than many a sword!

(This message brought to you by the West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild. We make life beautiful!)

Rose Pouches for our Queens Project

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June C 2018 due – Heidi Woordhuis
Oct C 2018 due – Haley Rogers Zerr
March C 2019 due – Deirdre McGaffey Schwein
June C 2019 due – Kathryn Randall
Oct C 2019 due – Monie A. Bryan

“Extra” pouches – target date 12th Night 2019 – Judy Pearce, Liz de Belcaire, Shannon McSmith

This project is to provide a pouch for each Queen who reigns on her stepdown. The guidelines are in a .pdf here or in the file section of the Facebook page. They are treasured by those who receive them and well used. The Queen is told who the maker is when the pouch is delivered in private to the Queen.

If you are interested in participating in this project or have any questions, please let me know. Thank-you!

Sabrina de la Bere

Royals Napkin Coordinator

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It is with great sorrow that we acknowledge the imminent departure of our hardworking Royals Napkin co-ordinator, Liz de Belcaire. She was untiring in her vigilance to keep the chins and chests of our West Kingdom Royalty, unbesmirched. We are sorry to see her go, but glad to see her off to conquer new challenges!!

It is with great joy and delight that we welcome Micheila MacCallum (Kim Gallagher) to manage the Royal Napkin project. She is tireless and motivated to bring a sense of graciousness and security (from spills) to our Royalty.

Huzzah for Liz!! Huzzah for Micheila!! Huzzah for the West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild!!

Rose Pouch Project Update:

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Due March ’18 – Micheila
Due June ’18 – Heidi
Due October ’18 – Margaret
Due March ’19 – Evaine
Due June ’19 – open

— if you don’t want to commit to an exact time, but are willing to do a pouch in the next couple years, contact me —

Due as reserve pouches:
(tentatively) 12th Night 2018:
Elizabeth,
Shannon,
Brid
(tentatively) 12th Night 2019:
Juliana 

If you have questions about the Rose Pouch Project, there is a .pdf here or in the files section on Facebook with details – written long ago.

This upcoming 12th Night will make for 15 years. Huzzah!

 

– Sabrina de la Bere

Tapestries of the Known World

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SHOW AND TELL
Tapestries of the Known World

Inspiration

Hmmmmmm. A medieval embroidery that tells a story … whose drawing style is easy to copy … worked in a fairly easy stitch … in inexpensive materials?Continue reading Tapestries of the Known World

The Seagirt Shire Tapestry

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The Seagirt Shire Tapestry
by Isela di Bari

In July 1999 the Shire of Seagirt, located in the Kingdom of An Tir, became a Barony! The Shire’s history has been immortalized in an embroidery which is now referred to as the Seagirt Tapestry.Continue reading The Seagirt Shire Tapestry

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