Report on Guild Event
Newsletter for November Crown A.S. XXXVIII
Minutes of Fibreguild meeting at the Guild event in St Florian-de-la-riviere, 16 August 2003
Present at the meeting were (will those present please tell me if I've forgotten someone?):
The following topics were discussed
There was general consensus that a badge to identify the guild and its members would be good. Images put forward as being possible choices were a skein of yarn, a spindle, knitting needles or woven fibre (ie a grid of lines). It was agreed that the earlier suggestion of a fleece on a green ground was a nice image too. It was su ggested that samples be drawn up and displayed on the web page for members to comment on.
The issue of wardens was raised, but noone present knew what being a warden entailed. It was decided to seek clarification as to what the responsibilities of a warden are.
Workings of guild
The major discussion of the meeting was on the topic of "what do we want out of the guild and how can this be reflected in its structure". This led to a discussion of ranking.
A number of those present expressed a desire for a more structured ranking system, that would assist in ensuring a consistent approach across the kingdom, and give guild members a more clear idea of what level of expertise would be expected for each level.
Other suggestions were that the following information be clearly posted on the website:
Annika showed the meeting documents from the Middle Kingdom website which was put forward as an example of a structured approach to ranking. She agreed to research the way other kingdoms approach this, and post the results to the list.
Annika also suggested that it would be useful and informative if guild work and items submitted for ranking to the website so that the rest of the guild could see them.
Minutes taken by Eleanor of Orkney
The most recent Guild Meeting was at Rowany Festival, A.S. XXXVIII
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