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!
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. There is no membership fee, currently, to join the guild. You must be a member of the Guild to participate in guild challenges and rise through the guild ranks to become an Artisan.
Current Guild Happenings
Post September Crown Online Meeting
On Facebook on Wednesday, September 12 at 8 pm will be the post September Crown meeting. This is just a quick meeting to go over current happenings, etc, and then we can talk about stuff we are doing! See below, under 'Attending Online Guild Meetings and/or Classes' for information on how to attend the meeting!
New Regional Guild Ministers!
THL Giana Visconti and Lady Guencendl (Gwynafel) ben Madudhain have volunteered to be regional guild ministers. Bravo to them! HL Giana is the regional guild minister of Portland and its surrounding areas. Lady Guencendl is now regional guild minister of Hartwood.
Future Guild Happenings
Meeting and Challenges at Kingdom Feast
A meeting and the opportunity for challenges is planned for Kingdom Feast (Oct 12-14 with meeting and challenges most likely on the 13th). If you would like to challenge, please contact the guild minister.
Opportunity for Meeting/Challenges at Collegium
There is an opportunity for a guild meeting and challenges (and maybe a display?) at Collegium (Nov 9-11). If you are interested in this, or interested in helping this happen, please contact the guild minister.
Next Online Class
The next online class is to be decided! If you have suggestions, contact the guild minister!
The Guild Online
The online guild presence has become much more important now that money is tight enough for some of us that travel is difficult. Our wonderful Kingdom has always been very large, and this can make traveling across it difficult for other reasons for some of us. Therefore, the Guild has (with the inspiration and help of the many wonderful people) moved into utilizing more online functions. The Guild's Facebook group(s) has(have) become important in that regard (see links below).
Every Monday, online on the Guild's Facebook page, THL Giana Visconti, former guild mistress, holds a show and tell. Take pictures of what you are working on, what you've worked on the past, links to what you are planning on doing. Whatever! And bring them to the show and tell because we love that kind of thing!
Attending Online Guild Meetings and/or Classes
To 'attend' online meetings or classes simply log into Facebook in the days or hours before the meeting/class is scheduled, go to the guild page, look for the event that announces the meeting or class and hit the button that indicates you are 'going' to the meeting/class (event). If you might be able to attend, please hit the 'maybe' button so an invitation can be issued regardless. Once you do that, on the day of the meeting/class around the appropriate time (usually a bit before 8 pm or so), log into Facebook and you should already have been 'asked' to join the message/chat group for the meeting. Look for this on your messages page. Join the group message/chat, and you are in the meeting; please join us online!
The Guild membership database is up to date as of 10 Sep 2018. All currently received challenge reports, membership forms, etc have been entered. Currently work is being done on deciding how to record/enter teaching requirements and setting up a system in the database for presenting pictures taken of forms which have been challenged.
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. It is usually very quiet, with the exception of announcements of classes, meetings, etc.
The Guild has a 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/).
We Need Volunteers!
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help run guild happenings. You can volunteer for a one time event/happening or as a sub-deputy, or as a regional guild minister and/or deputy or even as the overall guild minister! Any help is greatly appreciated! For more information contact the guild minister, Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham.
We need volunteers to take positions as regional guild ministers, challenge deputies, one time challenge deputies, etc. 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 Documents and More
Guild Guidelines And Documents Have Been Revised - AGAIN
The main guild guideline document has been edited to clarify a few points (mostly about evaluators and challenges). The embellishment forms list has not changed; a clarification about possibly non-period forms has been added. The how-to about running challenges has also been updated slightly, with the above clarifications. All of the above as of 21 August 2017.