The Order of Arachne's Web is a guild dedicated to the study, teaching and creation of lace. Keeping this unique fiber art alive through research, instruction and production of lace using forms within the SCA’s historical period and beyond.
The Order of Arachne's Web was initially founded in March 1978 in the Kingdom of the West by Lady Galina de Keri as a guild for fiber arts, particularly spinning. The order is Society wide with branches in several kingdoms. This Guild is separate from the West Kingdom's Needleworkers Guild, which was started in 1970 and chartered in 1983.
Currently in Caid, there are various regional groups dedicated to the study and creation of a variety of Fiber Arts.
History in Caid
Caid's first Arachne's Web Guild was founded in 1985. The first and only guildmistress was Baroness Cynthia de Wickersham. The guild was dissolved sometime after June 2012.
On July 11, 2018 Dame Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios put out a call to restart Caid's branch of Arachne's Web. More info can be found on Facebook at "Caid Arachne's Web".
Upcoming Guild Events
- September 15, 2018: The 1st official meeting of the restarted guild will be held at Fall Crown Tournament in Altavia. (Location: Veteran's Park, 13000 Sayre Street, Sylmar, CA 91342.)
- November 3, 2018: We hope to formally present our Charter to TRMs Agrippa III and Dawid for Their review at Calafia Anniversary. (Location: El Monte County Park
15805 El Monte Road, Lakeside, California 92040)
- January 5, 2019: We hope to be formally chartered as a Kingdom guild at the final court of TRMs Agrippa III and Dawid and hold our 2nd official guild meeting at 12th Night/Coronation in Lyondemere.