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25 August 2008 @ 01:53 am
Because other peoples' crack is tasty too...  
Who wants to talk about forming a team(s) for Golden Seamstresses? I think Northshield could go en masse and really rock the competition. It's usually in February and, now that you've all had your first hit, I think we'll be jonesing for another by then...


If interested, respond with best skills, favorite time period(s), level of sewer/crafter (novice/intermediate/advanced) and home group. I'll try to organize responses rationally and form multiple teams if needed. :)
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eithni: sofonisbaeithni on August 25th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
Oh, for the record: Sewing, early Britain or Elizabethan England, advanced, Jararvellir.
mightyjessemightyjesse on August 25th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
I would like to do this event as your minion. I can do just about anything with string if properly instructed and would put myself at the bottom end of the Advanced category.

If I go to this event, I'd really like to "take it easy" and just take orders. "These seams need to be flat-felled! GOGOGOGO!"

My talents include making coffee in primitive conditions, a car and driver's license, and staying awake for long periods of time - but you knew that. (I'll be bringing my french presses to this event... Hopefully someone will remind me to drink some BEFORE the DEATH HEADACHE starts...)
Sara: Creativelostvirtue on August 25th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
I definitely want too. I would say alone I'm probably still a novice (MAAAAAAAAAAYBE an intermediate - in crafting in general), but I have decent embroidery skills and can sew flat felled seams and hems now with the correct distance between stiches. I just found out that my other skill is staying awake for along time and still being able to sew.

I prefer earlier 13th or before rather than later but I could probably be convinced to work on anything... and if I can drag any of my needlearts people along (cough: Moira or anyone else) that'd be grand.
Anpliça mka Rachel: griffonsmlibrarian on August 25th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
I think this is a grand idea! :) I had a great time at Griffin's Needle, & am looking forward to next year already. hehe I'd pretty much be open to working on anything - I have knowledge in research, and would be happy to assist in this. I have no handsewing experience, but have done some embroidery and am also a dabbler with paternosters/rosaries.
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eithni: peekabooeithni on August 25th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Mmmm... bread work. I likes bread. ;)
Julia Springjulia_spring on August 25th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Where is the Middle is that located, generally?
Wren: faire geekdevikat on August 25th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
murasakinoyoroimurasakinoyoroi on August 25th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
If I'll be able to go
Okay, so I've been a professional seamstress in three shops and a firsthand and draper in my current costume shop for four years. I have been formally trained in millinary, dying & painting, corsetry, drafting, draping, and flat patterning. As long as I have a good picture I can make it, but the better research I have the better the outcome so I find really early period research rather frustrating for the simple lack of visual information. If handed a pattern with industry standard markings I can almost always construct it without instruction, but almost no one does that outside of sweat houses and the College of Design, so I would ask to be introduced to the plan of construction before we start. (As in "We are making -that-. *point at picture* We will drape it. It will have a CF closure and flat felled seams. Go."

Also I can only sew for 12 hours, and after that need a good solid 4 hours sleep.
Wrendevikat on August 25th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Re: If I'll be able to go
Oooooh, I wanna be your friend! *tasty tasty new things to learn*
Re: If I'll be able to go - murasakinoyoroi on August 25th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: If I'll be able to go - devikat on August 25th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: If I'll be able to go - murasakinoyoroi on August 26th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
lady_annora on August 25th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
I wish I could!
After doing GN I would LOVE to try Golden Seemstresses. I wish I could. Darn tax season!

eithni: WTFeithni on August 25th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
Re: I wish I could!
No weekends even? :(
Re: I wish I could! - lady_annora on August 25th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: I wish I could! - eithni on August 25th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Wren: faire geekdevikat on August 25th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Dude. You're evil. Eeeee-vil.

Sewing, some patterning (but not so much in a short span of time), researching (with the same caveat), etc. I can also pick up new skills decently quick, as long as someone's on hand to guide me along. Knowing what's expected of me upfront always goes a long way towards easing anxiety as well.

Fave period - Elizabethan England all the way, but can find things to get excited about in different periods.

Level of crafter - I guess I'd have to say advanced-to-professional, since I'm now getting paid gigs as a costume designer, even though I KNOW I have a lot to learn still...

Home - Jararvellir!!!
relativelylucidrelativelylucid on August 25th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
I actually would like to go but I don't know yet what my life is going to be like in February.

Sewing I am pretty much worthless at but I can embroider and I can bring snacks!
Kathrinnewperspectives on August 25th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I'm in a similar boat - February is way too far away for me to have planned yet, unfortunately.
I don't know how you'd define my sewing abilities. I'll stick with "intermediate" because that's... safe. But, if I'm able to make it, I'm a willing minion!
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cass_leecass_lee on August 26th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Tempting...I've always wanted to, and missed the opportunity for closeby stuff (although I did have fun running around with pointy objects chasing people :-)

Don't know exactly what February brings yet, though. I'd say I'm intermediate to advanced--depends on what we're talking about. I'll do just about any period, but have really wanted to make me some good Italian Ren. I can draft patterns, if needed. But I do next to no hand-sewing (I can hear Eithni sighing now). Oh, and I can't work with wool--I'm allergic.
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on August 26th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Count me in with the "interested but uncertain" crowd, at the Base Beginner level, okay?

I saw pics of your event. WIN! WIN! I have awesome friends! WIN! GO YOU!
eithni: peekabooeithni on August 26th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
Sure! It is looking like we have enough for a Dork team and an Intermediate team...
ethuiliel: Eowyn/Faramirethuiliel on August 26th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
If it happens to fall on my block break, I'd love to go... That'd be Feb 25-March 1. If it isn't then, then I won't be able to go. If it is then, then I'd probably need to do the pre-event discussion with my team by email/otherwise online rather than in person.

Um... skills... the costuming club at my school considers me an expert in handsewing, but that's probably just because I'm the only one who does it at all. I do know most of the basic stitches, and have been known to sew late into the night. All night once. Not very good at figuring out patterns, but the work itself I'm decent at, if not quite up to the same level as some people. I guess I'd consider myself intermediate, but I'd be willing to be on any level team.

Favorite time periods--early period... especially Anglo-Saxons, but not just, and Elizabethan England. For different reasons. But, I'd be willing to make just about any period garb for someone else.

Home: Jaravellir. :) (Even if I'm technically in some shire in Calontir for more of the year...)