Letter from the Guild Master
17 March 2003
It has been some time since Pennsic and having been elected to the position to Guildmaster. I have been traveling extensively and assisting where I can for TRM Isabella and Andreas. I shall be able to devote more time to concentrate more on guild business when the Reign comes to a close.
I would like to see if we could get together at various events for a short while to talk over things and meet each other and our interested friends.
Would all the list members please post a short missive about themselves? Include a short bio (if you can), any projects you may have been working on recently, and some ideas of what you would like to see from the GP in the future.
Additionally, I would ask ALL gentles to check their info on the Gilded Pearl webpage: http://www.rezonate.com/gpearl/ and notify Mouche, our Webmistress, of corrections needed to be made.
To start things off...... Wulstan of Ravenswood - English Tudor gentleman of 1525 (or thereabouts) with a smattering of German & hint of Italian roots. My primary focus is in Men's Tudor Garb. Additionally, I am rather fond of the history of the entire Tudor period.
The projects I have recently been involved with: two (or was it three???) gowns to HRM Isabella, three garments to HRM Andreas, and a garment or two of late period for assorted gentles. I have done a whole lot of beading and learned some new techniques along the way.
I hope to continue attending Royal Progress events and would like to see if the Guild can establish more of a presence.
It is my vision to bring as many interested people into the Guild as possible. Please emphasize we are NOT a garb group!!! We are also NOT an Elizabethan group!!! That may be a common, outward appearance.
We study a two hundred year span (1450-1650) of one of the richest time periods in history! We encompass ALL -- yes ALL -- aspects and cultures of the period. We are INCLUSIVE. Let's get that point across.
I need everyone of you to be an ambassador to the Guild and get the word out.