A few months back, a friend approached me with a commission project to embroider a pelican in piety badge for her peerage cloak. The needle felted pelican on her cloak had started to deteriorate with age and she asked if I could make one to cover over it. I agreed.
Red Linen Fabric
DMC Cotton Threads
I am very happy with how this turned out. She asked for the badge to be more personalized by adding the SCA Chiurgeon's badge as that is what she received her peerage for. The image my inspiration came from was this:
I tried my best to create the feeling of how feathers would appear within the stitching and I am pleased with how it looks.
She received the cloak on Friday evening and is very happy with it.
100% linen fabric 4 yards washed and dried
Cottom DMC Embroidery thread
Coats and Clark sewing thread
Made this tunic for Ryan for his first event, River Wars in Iron Bog in the East Kingdom. He chose a 12th c viking persona (still hashing it out) and i made this. It was unembellished at the time so afterwards I took some time to spiff it up. I used a double herringbone stitch around the cuffs, collar and sleeves and used a split stitch to line all the seams. I am very pleased with how it came out as was Ryan.
Tunic completed, folded up
Detail of hem embroidery
Detail of cuffs
Detail of the neckline embroidery
close up of neckline
Detail of split stitch in the arm pit
whole tunic image (yes, he is tall)
In a previous post, I'd stated how a friend commissioned me to make two tunics for him. One for wearing during battle and one to wear that was fancier. After a little bit of time (and RL interference) I was able to complete it. It is made of linen with cotton thread for embellishment. He said his second favorite animal is the raven so I added that in on the design. I embellished edges with double herringbone stitch and then running stitches alongside those.
He said it was "amazeballs" when he saw it. I'll take that!