> From: Debra Cobb [mailto:dcobb@...]
> Sent: Aug 28, 2009 3:22 PM
> To: 'IKINS@yahoogroups.com'
> Subject: Symposium Update
> To bring everyone up to date on the 2nd Inter Kingdom Intensive Needlework
> Symposium (IKINS) thats coming
> Now is the time to register! Dont let this wonderful opportunity pass
> you by
great teachers and great classes! And some great surprises!
> WEBSITE: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/IKINS
> (By the way, this symposium will not be returning to the Kingdom of the
> West until at least 2012.) For any questions about registration, contact
> Elaine Fairchild at cgordonbaty@...
> The Doubletree Hotel at the San Francisco Airport in Burlingame is now
> accepting room reservations. Rooms are regularly $109/nite but thanks to
> our collegium autocrats, were getting a special rate of $85/room/nite (+
> tax, etc.). Just dont forget to mention that you are with the SCA group.
> So lets start with Friday, Oct. 23rd, the day before the symposium
> classes start. Francesca von Hesse is planning a special excursion to the
> Legion of Honor in San Francisco at 10:00 a.m. This museum is located in
> Lincoln Park and it is a unique art museum housing some fabulous treasures
> including a collection that ranges from ancient sculpture, pottery, and
> jewelry, to European masters paintings, sculpture, porcelain, woodworking
> and glassware.
> There will be lunch break between 12 noon and 3 p.m. so you can either
> dine in San Francisco or head to Berkeley where we will meet again at 3:00
> p.m. to visit Lacis. We will be posting lunch options on the website and
> Elaine has also included them in your confirmation letter.
> At 3:00 p.m., our tours of the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles will
> begin. Lacis is open until 6 p.m. so we will have an amazing 3 hours to
> tour the museum and shop in their wonderful needlework store. The museum
> represents 40 years of dedication to the preservation of lace and other
> handwork. Their collection includes pieces from pre-Columbian Peru, from
> 17th c. European courts, and examples of machine laces exemplifying the
> 19th c. industrial revolution. The Museum store offers an extensive
> selection of threads, ribbons, tools and supplies for the textile arts,
> including lace-making, embroidery, knitting, tatting, crochet, costume and
> bridal. Theres also an amazing collection of books and patterns.
> For any questions about the Legion of Honor, lunch sites, or Lacis, please
> contact Francesca at ehmoody@....
> At 6:30 that Friday evening we are inviting all the symposium attendees to
> join us for a group dinner at La Mediterranee Restaurant in Berkeley.
> Katherine de Langelei will be announcing the menu, prices, RSVPs, etc.
> This restaurant boasts both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The
> prices are quite affordable and theres good parking too! This will be a
> fun way to meet everyone and share our needlework stories. For more info
> about the restaurant, please contact Katherine at delangelia@....
> Saturday (Oct. 24th) classes - start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
> (There will be breaks within the classes).
> 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
> St. Cuthberts Goldwork Technique (Letitia de Scotia)
> Elizabethan Gauntlets & Gloves (Francesca von Hesse)
> Lacis (Caiterina nic Seamus)
> 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
> Or Nue (Teleri of Gwynedd)
> Elizabethan Clothing & Accessories (slideshow by Iulitta Rowan of Arran)
> In addition, everyone is invited to share their current or past projects
> in the symposiums Needlework Display, being organized by Catherine
> Lorraine. So please start thinking about those items you would like to
> bring and show. The best part is that they can either be completed or in
> progress. Please contact Catherine at redthread64@... to let her
> know what you may be bringing so she can plan table space accordingly.
> The display will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
> Were also working on box lunches for those attending the symposium on
> Sat., so we can also enjoy the Display without spending our precious time
> standing in long lines. Stay tuned for more info on this.
> That Saturday evening, the collegium autocrats are planning a potluck and
> party in the Presidential Suite of the hotel for everyone attending the
> collegium and symposium. If you wish to attend you can either bring a
> dish for 8-12 people or make a donation. Please RSVP to Vittoria Aureli
> at ariane.helou@....
> Sunday (Oct. 25th) - classes resume at 8:30 a.m. and run until 1:00 p.m.
> Those classes will include:
> 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
> Reticella Sabrina de la Bere
> Scandinavian Migration Era Textiles Kara Bäräksdottir
> And lets not forget about our family and friends who might wish to come
> with us and take some classes at Collegium Occidentalis. For the most
> up-to-date information, including schedules, class descriptions, and hotel
> room rates and reservation information, please visit
> As you can see, IKINS has a wonderful weekend planned and its a great way
> to meet new friends, refine or learn new skills, and to share what other
> kingdoms are doing in needlework.
> In a few moments, well email you a list of some other great needlework
> spots you may want to visit too in addition to Lacis!
> Looking forward to seeing you there,
> Isela di Bari (Kingdom of the West)
> Eowyn Amberdrake (Kingdom of Caid)
> Richenda Coffin (Kingdom of Caid)
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