This weekend HRM Ciar was presented her Rose Pouch. The pouch was created, embroidered, and band woven by Lux.
The Rose Pouch for Our Queen started in 2003 and has continuously presented pouches since. I have one left and then we will need more artisans to step up to make them. Each and every one has been well appreciated by the recipient and become a treasured possession. If you are interested in learning more – visit the files section for the requirements for creating this bit of art, or message me. Thank you to the past and future embroiderers.
We welcome all non-laurels artisans who would like to present their artistry along with their documentation, (if you have it) to join us. We encourage all Laurels to visit the presenters’ displays and talk with the artisans about their work; and perhaps leave a token of appreciation. We hope that the populace will also attend, to see the work of this Kingdom’s up and coming artisans.
Artisans will be expected to sit with their displays. This is a perfect time to have your art seen by so many more than you would any other time. The prime opportunity to learn and grow your art. From here you have all year to pick, choose, create or borrow back the best of your best and really plan to make your display shine!!
Artisans – please let know of your planned attendance by sending your SCA name, Mundane name and general field of display, by December 1, 2022, to Micheila MacCallum (Kim Gallagher via Facebook) or email.
Depending on the number of attendees we expect to have ½ table per participant. If you need more, please let me know and as space allows I will do my best to make it happen. More details in the upcoming months.
Questions should be addressed to: Mistress Micheila MacCallum
** A notebook to take notes with, water, snacks, and headache meds. This is a wonderful time to grow your art. The Laurels coming through as well as others are going to have information for you. They will help you make connections. You don’t want to miss anything.
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.
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!?
“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!
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!)
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!
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!!