From the Guildmaster
Newsletter for November Crown A.S. XXXVIII
(note: this report was written for a previous issue of the newsletter)
Welcome to the second issue of the small but growing Fibre Guild of Lochac.
I'm very encouraged by the conversations at the meetings held at Twelfth Night at BordesCros and Autumn Crown Tourney at Arrowreach. I'm sure we will still have lots to share at Midwinter Investiture at Stowe on the Wowlde.
Welcome to our new Wardens : Baroness Glynnyhvyer at RiverHaven and Mistress Eleanor at St Florians. Wardens make the running of the Guild much easier, ensuring we are known and co-ordinating with local A&S and members.
This last point is important for any Guild, new or old, and has been discussed at our meetings. Apologies for the delay in this issue, but I'm sure you understand how busy our Chronicler, Viscountess Yolande has been when wearing her other hat as Chairman of the SCAA.
In this day and age a website is also useful and I am very pleased to accept Mistress Acacia's offer to be our webminister and Master Del's offer of space on sca.org.au. Please send Mistress Acacia scans or digital photos of your work, with or without the documentation, working notes and patterns if you want. It's a great way to show our members' skills not just to Lochac but to the world.
The newsletters, our charter, ranking guidelines and guild structure will also be on the website.
While I missed Festival, I'm told of some fun classes, good handouts and new enthusiams for textile works. Thanks and well done to all who volunteered and shared their knowledge and love of fibre things . Work is going ahead on our presentation pieces for Their Majesties. Nine months goes very fast, can I call for ideas for TRH Alaric and Nerissa's presentation pieces? It is lovely to work in with their preferred period and style, so all ideas and hints are welcome.
I'd also like to mention our own email list - firstname.lastname@example.org - this is a quiet list which is a bit unfortunate. Sounds like great opportunities for our Chronicler to get articles?
Some ideas came out for wardens and members to do : sponsor a local A&S comp - give the how to lecture before hand, provide a prize on the day, help judge. Present a fibre project or work in progress or research paper as part of your local A&S timetable. Present the local group with the tassells for the tourney winners.
Guild competitions were mentioned, perhaps alternating one quickly done project with one more intensive. With very few, read nil, entries in the three competitions so far, I have decided to put Comps on the back burner until others push for them. I'm undertaking to have a guild meeting with or without workshop/show and tell at every Kindgom event (and Festival of course).
I have been fortunate also to be able to start compiling a list of volunteers to take workshops. The Chronicler and I may also request the odd article from you too.
Enough from me, till we meet again
The most recent Guild Meeting was at Rowany Festival, A.S. XXXVIII
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