Who We Are and What We Do
We are the Embellishers of An Tir. Amongst other things we do embroidery, needlework, painting, leather decoration, wood carving, burning and painting, bone carving and more. Any citizen of An Tir can join our Guild, and any member of the Guild can challenge the Guild Ranks.
We have a lot of fun at what we do. Come join us, and join the party!
Our Next Meeting: Kingdom Arts and Sciences and Bardic, Saturday, 1 pm
We will be meeting at Kingdom Arts and Sciences and Bardic, at 1pm on Saturday! We will also be in the display area with our guild display from c. 10-11 am to 5 pm. Do stop by!
If a regional guild head or guild officer wishes to hold a meeting at a local event that would be Awesome! Contact Magistra Aelianora, the guild mistress, if so.
Display at Kingdom Arts and Sciences and Bardic
The Guild will be having a display at K A&S and Bardic. If you have something you wish to display, bring it by with a 3x5 or 4x6 card with your information and information about your item. We'd love to see what you are doing. If you have any questions, please contact the Guild Mistress, Magistra Aelianora.
Anyone who plays in the SCA in An Tir is welcome to join the Guild. Guild membership entails filling out and submitting an application (available here) and Guild meetings are open to anyone; member or not. As the Guild sorts itself out, a membership fee could be instituted. Right now, membership is free. Members are able to receive the guild newsletter in the mail, or delivered online in pdf form to their email inbox. Members can also participate in guild challenges, and rise through the guild ranks to become a Master.
Meetings and Challenges:
Guild meetings are held at Crown events when possible; we try for every Crown event. Guild challenges take place at the Crown events and with the help of the new regional guild ministers, at regional and local events. Please see the Guidelines, Ranks and Challenges page and the guild guidelines document (essentially the same information in both places) for more on challenges. Also, if you want to challenge please contact the Guild Challenge Deputy, Dame Madrun y Gwehyddes and she will set up the challenge at a Kingdom event, or put you in contact with a regional guild minister/challenge deputy if you want to challenge at a local event.
We are moving forward with regional guilds (sub-guilds) and are now asking for volunteers to take positions as regional guild ministers. There are new documents and revised documents detailing all that is involved. The summary is pretty basic: 'The purpose of these positions is to create and advance interest and membership in the guild and encourage members to learn new crafts and skills.' The duties include holding a meeting twice a year at a regional event, holding challenges at regional and local events, and getting paperwork (membership forms, challenge results) in to the overall guild minister and/or webminister to have the information put into the guild database. Please consider volunteering for a regional position!
Guild Guidelines And Documents Have Been Revised
The main guild guideline document has been edited to mention regional guilds and to put in our guild badge and new motto! The embellishment forms list has not changed; a clarification about possibly non-period forms has been added. There is a new how-to about running challenges, and a new very short guideline for the regional guild minister positions. A new form for reporting challenges, much shorter and easier, has been added. All the above as of 8 March 2017.
Guild Motto has been Decided!
The motto is 'It Needs a Little Something…'
Colors for Guild Ranks Have Been Decided
The colors for indicating guild rank have been decided. They are as follows: Member: nothing, Junior Student: blue, Senior Student: green, Journeyman: red, Craftsman: purple, Artisan: black. For more about this see the guild ranks and guidelines page or the guild guidelines pdf.
The Guild Membership and Challenges Database is Finally Online!
Go to the Officers and Members page to find out more and to look up your records!
Other Online Resources
The Guild runs an email listserver at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AnTirEandEguild/. Please feel free to join in our discussion there. The list is moderated to cut down on spam, and requires approval to join.
The Guild has a new Facebook Group at The Embellishers' Guild of An Tir (https://www.facebook.com/groups/160308191124234/).
There are also two regional Facebook Groups for the Embellishers' Guild: The Embellishers' Guild of An Tir, Summits (https://www.facebook.com/groups/387358534965702/), and The Insula Magna Embellishers' Guild (https://www.facebook.com/groups/861355940611957/).