Madame Askew and the Grand Arbiter are creating historical inspired steampunk fashions & a tea-loving community
40

patrons

$430
per month
My darlings!!

Welcome to our Patreon parlour! I am so very thrilled you received our invitation and found your way past the Lemon Pirate blockade outside Jacomba, the various and sundry distractions laid by the Caffeinati, and the gambit of calling cards and parasols McMactavisham is currently juggling in the foyer!

The Grand Arbiter and I are terribly pleased you’ve chosen to join us for tea. We have every intention of drinking untold cups of tea whilst indulging in a few time-traveling anecdotes and a variety of gossip regarding our travails with the nefarious organizations which are trying to thwart the spread of tea and merriment. Oh yes, and we shall no doubt engage in ever so much badinage about fashion, literature, and those pastimes which amuse us!!

For those whom we are meeting for the first time, please allow me to introduce dear Grand Arbiter and myself. Ptolemy Hargrave, the Grand Arbiter and my partner in all things and the other half of my soul, is dedicated to the philosophical and practical pursuits of hedonism. In a truly selfless act, he plans to share the fruits of his labors with all of you. I am perhaps best known for my dedication to the arts of fashion and the pursuit of the endless tea party. Some may know me from my somewhat scandalous and slightly infamous decision to replace my blood with Second Flush Darjeeling--SFTGFOP but of course. (The Darjeeling transfusions continue to work marvelously!)

Ptolemy and I had the extraordinary good fortune to meet whilst at the autumnal garden party of the Most August Siren of the Argent Seas. She lured us each there individually with the promise of exquisite musical entertainments, the finest artesian waters for our tea, and brilliant conversation. In a moment so profound it forever changed the shape of the universe and became a fixed point in time, we discovered each other whilst savoring these tea making waters. Never was conversation more charming nor two souls more harmonious.

As lovers of time-travel, devotees of 19th century fashion, and connoisseurs of tea, the Grand Arbiter and I decided to devote ourselves to sightseeing across the multiverse and frequently find ourselves amongst the fine individuals who inhabit the Steampunk world, a realm we are happy to call home when we are not traveling to other points in time and space. A very fine timeline and dimension indeed, as we have been delighted to meet so many of you there!  It is in the land of Steampunk, at various delightful events, that we are thrilled to most often host sundry tea parties and other special events.

Your visit and support of our Patreon parlour at this time is of paramount importance, my darlings! Increases in the terrible activities of those who wish to impede the spread of fine tea, frivolity and fashion are at a peak. Not only do we feel duty bound to meet these blights to joy, merriment, and creativity, but we also believe that an increased focus in our efforts is necessary. To that end we are reorganizing--or perhaps organizing for the first time--all of our resources. Marshaling an army of chapeaus and the fleetest of bustles requires profound research and development in our haberdashery department. The Atelier Askew is in desperate need of yet another pastry chef to meet the demands for fresh scones at cream team. Sadly, the aetheric oolong motivator in the engine of our stalwart airship, the HMS Darjeeling, is now in constant need of resupply and regular attention from the maddest of mad inventors. Your assistance will make the most profound difference in the ability for the Grand Arbiter and myself to continue our labors in this or any universe.

Your ardent and humble admirer,
Madame Askew

Tiers
Biscuit
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Without Biscuits can we really enjoy teatime? No, we cannot!


  • Our deep gratitude and love for your support.
  • Advanced viewing of all special photography sessions. 
  • The opportunity to vote on special tutorials and other special content.   
Scone
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
 Scones are magic! We love magic!

In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive
  • Quarterly Ask the Arbiter Article 
  • yearly limited edition button 
  • a yearly missive from either Madame Askew or the Grand Arbiter  
Cheeky Strumpet
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
We're cheeky! You're cheeky! We delight in the full gambit of cheekiness, thank you very much, especially at elevenses!


In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive 


  • the opportunity to submit questions in advance for the live cast
  • special acknowledgement on the weekly live tea party 
  • Quarterly hand written note or postcard from one of our ports of call. 
  • the opportunity to vote once a year on the palette for one of our costume designs


Cream Tea
$15 or more per month 12 of 20 patrons
Both cheeky and insouciant, the most perfect way to satisfy and revive the spirits, there is nothing more ebullient than a cream tea! Plus there are scones--there should always be scones--and scones are magic! 


In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive

  • Access to the quarterly Chaiju tea review
  • Opportunity to vote on which tea our friendly Chaiju reviews
  • Vote on both the era and the color palette for our Patreon supported costume design 
  • Once a year care package with a complete collection of our buttons and other swag we have passed out during the year at various conventions and appearances as well as a surprise tea sample. 


Darjeeling
$25 or more per month 6 of 10 patrons
The Champagne of teas! You are extraordinarily kind! And cheeky! We like that about you. 


In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive

  • After your first month as a patron, one hour per month for a one on one consultation via Skype or other video conferencing with either Madame Askew or the Grand Arbiter, focusing on any of their specialties
  • Once a month compliment delivered from either the Grand Arbiter or Madame Askew to your voice mail
  • Access to yearly special year-in-review video in October
  • Vote on color palette, era, and specific patterns for the Patreon supported costume design 
     
Tippy Golden
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe: the most extra of teas and Monsieur Bontasse's most special blend. You are so extraordinary, in fact, that you inspire both teatime adventures and plots!

In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive 
  • a yearly private tea party with the Grand Arbiter and Madame Askew
  • a special gift delivered in person during the tea party
Tiffin Master
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Tiffin Masters are a rare breed. Guiding, inspiring, and creating: you lift up those around you. No teacup remains empty in your presence, and no teapot runs cold!

In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive 
  • we include your character in one of our stories
  • we work privately with you on character development
Goals
40 of 50 patrons
release a page of the colouring book
4 of 11
My darlings!!

Welcome to our Patreon parlour! I am so very thrilled you received our invitation and found your way past the Lemon Pirate blockade outside Jacomba, the various and sundry distractions laid by the Caffeinati, and the gambit of calling cards and parasols McMactavisham is currently juggling in the foyer!

The Grand Arbiter and I are terribly pleased you’ve chosen to join us for tea. We have every intention of drinking untold cups of tea whilst indulging in a few time-traveling anecdotes and a variety of gossip regarding our travails with the nefarious organizations which are trying to thwart the spread of tea and merriment. Oh yes, and we shall no doubt engage in ever so much badinage about fashion, literature, and those pastimes which amuse us!!

For those whom we are meeting for the first time, please allow me to introduce dear Grand Arbiter and myself. Ptolemy Hargrave, the Grand Arbiter and my partner in all things and the other half of my soul, is dedicated to the philosophical and practical pursuits of hedonism. In a truly selfless act, he plans to share the fruits of his labors with all of you. I am perhaps best known for my dedication to the arts of fashion and the pursuit of the endless tea party. Some may know me from my somewhat scandalous and slightly infamous decision to replace my blood with Second Flush Darjeeling--SFTGFOP but of course. (The Darjeeling transfusions continue to work marvelously!)

Ptolemy and I had the extraordinary good fortune to meet whilst at the autumnal garden party of the Most August Siren of the Argent Seas. She lured us each there individually with the promise of exquisite musical entertainments, the finest artesian waters for our tea, and brilliant conversation. In a moment so profound it forever changed the shape of the universe and became a fixed point in time, we discovered each other whilst savoring these tea making waters. Never was conversation more charming nor two souls more harmonious.

As lovers of time-travel, devotees of 19th century fashion, and connoisseurs of tea, the Grand Arbiter and I decided to devote ourselves to sightseeing across the multiverse and frequently find ourselves amongst the fine individuals who inhabit the Steampunk world, a realm we are happy to call home when we are not traveling to other points in time and space. A very fine timeline and dimension indeed, as we have been delighted to meet so many of you there!  It is in the land of Steampunk, at various delightful events, that we are thrilled to most often host sundry tea parties and other special events.

Your visit and support of our Patreon parlour at this time is of paramount importance, my darlings! Increases in the terrible activities of those who wish to impede the spread of fine tea, frivolity and fashion are at a peak. Not only do we feel duty bound to meet these blights to joy, merriment, and creativity, but we also believe that an increased focus in our efforts is necessary. To that end we are reorganizing--or perhaps organizing for the first time--all of our resources. Marshaling an army of chapeaus and the fleetest of bustles requires profound research and development in our haberdashery department. The Atelier Askew is in desperate need of yet another pastry chef to meet the demands for fresh scones at cream team. Sadly, the aetheric oolong motivator in the engine of our stalwart airship, the HMS Darjeeling, is now in constant need of resupply and regular attention from the maddest of mad inventors. Your assistance will make the most profound difference in the ability for the Grand Arbiter and myself to continue our labors in this or any universe.

Your ardent and humble admirer,
Madame Askew

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Tiers
Biscuit
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Without Biscuits can we really enjoy teatime? No, we cannot!


  • Our deep gratitude and love for your support.
  • Advanced viewing of all special photography sessions. 
  • The opportunity to vote on special tutorials and other special content.   
Scone
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
 Scones are magic! We love magic!

In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive
  • Quarterly Ask the Arbiter Article 
  • yearly limited edition button 
  • a yearly missive from either Madame Askew or the Grand Arbiter  
Cheeky Strumpet
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
We're cheeky! You're cheeky! We delight in the full gambit of cheekiness, thank you very much, especially at elevenses!


In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive 


  • the opportunity to submit questions in advance for the live cast
  • special acknowledgement on the weekly live tea party 
  • Quarterly hand written note or postcard from one of our ports of call. 
  • the opportunity to vote once a year on the palette for one of our costume designs


Cream Tea
$15 or more per month 12 of 20 patrons
Both cheeky and insouciant, the most perfect way to satisfy and revive the spirits, there is nothing more ebullient than a cream tea! Plus there are scones--there should always be scones--and scones are magic! 


In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive

  • Access to the quarterly Chaiju tea review
  • Opportunity to vote on which tea our friendly Chaiju reviews
  • Vote on both the era and the color palette for our Patreon supported costume design 
  • Once a year care package with a complete collection of our buttons and other swag we have passed out during the year at various conventions and appearances as well as a surprise tea sample. 


Darjeeling
$25 or more per month 6 of 10 patrons
The Champagne of teas! You are extraordinarily kind! And cheeky! We like that about you. 


In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive

  • After your first month as a patron, one hour per month for a one on one consultation via Skype or other video conferencing with either Madame Askew or the Grand Arbiter, focusing on any of their specialties
  • Once a month compliment delivered from either the Grand Arbiter or Madame Askew to your voice mail
  • Access to yearly special year-in-review video in October
  • Vote on color palette, era, and specific patterns for the Patreon supported costume design 
     
Tippy Golden
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe: the most extra of teas and Monsieur Bontasse's most special blend. You are so extraordinary, in fact, that you inspire both teatime adventures and plots!

In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive 
  • a yearly private tea party with the Grand Arbiter and Madame Askew
  • a special gift delivered in person during the tea party
Tiffin Master
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Tiffin Masters are a rare breed. Guiding, inspiring, and creating: you lift up those around you. No teacup remains empty in your presence, and no teapot runs cold!

In addition to all the previous tier rewards, you will receive 
  • we include your character in one of our stories
  • we work privately with you on character development