[HNW] Laurels, Beads, and the Nature of Knowledge

Auna Oncay indiauna at cox-internet.com
Mon Aug 18 09:14:21 PDT 2003

This was asked the other weekend at Gleann Abhann 5th and I told that
Laurel, I have yet to find the kind of documentation that you are wanting,
all I have is pictures.  And she replied well then you are not looking hard
enough.  I then had to ask her if she had any info or know of a place
(books, websites etc) that I could go digging through that I may have over
looked or do not know about?  She replied no and walked off.  Our judges in
Meridies are really strict, and there are very few judges who are not Peers
or Protégé/Apprentice that are well known for research or have an expertise
in some area.

"So long as we love we serve; So long as we are loved by others, We are
indispensable; And no man is useless while he has a friend."  Unknown.

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[mailto:h-needlework-bounces at ansteorra.org]On Behalf Of Eowyn Amberdrake
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 10:51 AM
To: Historic Needlework
Subject: Re: [HNW] Laurels, Beads, and the Nature of Knowledge

On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 10:37:32 -0500
  "Auna Oncay" <indiauna at cox-internet.com> wrote:
>>From experience it also depends on your kingdom.  Here in
>>Meridies, they
>want the documentation to support it.  I really was not
>bashing Laurels, I was only stating what I have been told.

It sounds like "the Laurels" or judges in contests [who
may not be Laurels] may ask the question -- "How were
beads attached to this kind of object in this period and
culture?"  It is a valid question to ask, and by asking
it, no one is "beating up on" an entrant.

Valid answers are
  "I don't know" (which might just mean you didn't bother
to look it up, so it isn't a very good answer)

"it is not addressed in the literature, but the method I
used gives a similar effect" and refer the reader to your
bibliography (which means  you did at least try to find

No one will "beat you up" over information that does not
exist.  That doesn't mean that contest judges won't ask
the hard questions. Sometimes the right answer is "no one
knows, yet."

Eowyn Amberdrake, OL, OPel,
Baroness of Lyondemere, Caid
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