So everyone knows that high-born ladies were big into embroidery. There are several ladies with public talents for embroidery, and Amelia, for one, would love a handy stitch and bitch, for creativity and gossip, among other things.
That said, knitting is also period appropriate! While usually more common in lower classes, anyone needing warm things for cold climes could be in need, and what better way to show support to the troops than making sure they are prepared? Crochet doesn't seem to make its way into ladies magazines until the 1840s, though. Pout. Still, plenty of opportunities to use fiber arts for in character bonding!
Reminder that tonight is our first RJ Craft Circle meetup at 7 PM EST-9PM :D On the new RJ Craft Circle Discord https://discord.gg/UrxD7Ty3 @Amelia Rutherford (Renee) @Morven Blackwood (Jenn) @Lady Eleanor Savery (Hilary) @Lady Margery Eddowes (Amber she/they) @Viscountess Charlotte Hughes @Lady/Marquess Emmeline Petty-Fitzmaurice (Robin) @Lord Ambrose Etienne Galois (Ezekiel) @H. Ada Everley Whitman (Carly) @Lady Olivia Curtis (Helen)
Feel free to invite any RJ players who are not on the forums. Hopefully next week, I can ask @Athena Peters to send round an email invite for all players.
ETA: This group created with permission of GMs. Reminder that RJ Craft Circle is OOC and fan run only.
ETA2: If you don't have a discord app, it is free and easy to set up even if you are not the best at technology *coughs myself cough*
I do have a Discord server I'd be willing to lend to the cause! I have it specifically for crafting for charity causes, which dovetails with this nicely. While I won't be there, I'm totally down with y'all using it!
Ok yall. I will be hosting the first Romancing Jan Craft Circle on Zoom this Monday March 15th at 7 pm. EST :D @Athena Peters, can I send you an invitation to email to all players so everyone can feel included? The first week, we will not have a skill share. I want to take a tally of just how many ppl we get and what everyone's craft of choice is and their skill level in that craft. Cheers! @Amelia Rutherford @Morven Blackwood (Jenn) @Lady Eleanor Savery (Hilary) @Amber Logsdon @Viscountess Charlotte Hughes @Lady/Marquess Emmeline Petty-Fitzmaurice (Robin) @Lord Ambrose Etienne Galois (Ezekiel) @H. Ada Everley Whitman (Carly) @Lady Olivia Curtis (Helen)
ETA: *Scratches back of head in embarrassment* I guess free Zoom accounts only allow you to meet for forty minutes at a time ://// My friend tells me u can leave an restart a group meeting and that works fine but it's a bit of a pain for all guests involved. Does anyone have an account they would be willing to let the group use just for this event?
I'm not clear on "ownership" here when it comes to who IC is the leader of the stitch & bitch... or if it's a shared group by Theodosia & Amelia (that could be a cool connection, btw... that the two of you were friends? rivals? who started to get together and it slowly it grew to this group). Anyway could whomever it is maybe create a chat group with all the members here?
YES please count me in. Helen is an avid crafter, and Olivia is well-versed in ladylike arts.
Oh IRL I am an embroider, historical sewist and over pandemic got into weavign trim so I would love to be a part of this. Ada, surprisingly loves embroidery and has very fashion forward ideas about how to style it.
I'm more of a sewing type person (currently making my first Regency suit) but I would love to join! Mondays work best for me as well and it would help with the tedium of hand sewing long seams if I was on a call with people!