2 yards teal wool
5x5 square of white silk dupioni
tiny piece of brown silk dupioni
Black, red and gold Splendor Silk Embroidery floss
I reused an image for a Pelican in Piety from the cloak I made for a friend this past summer. I love the image and was glad to use it again. I embroidered the white silk fabric with the image of the pelican and her babies. I appliqued on the brown next and did some embroidery on it to make it look like a bundle of sticks.
I trimmed the silk into a circle and appliqued it onto the hood i had sewn up earlier in the day. I did a blanket stitch in gold silk around the medallion. I lined the cloak and sewed up the face and hem. I then put running stitches along the hems to hide the machine stitching. Im very pleased with how it came out.
|After finishing the blanket stitch|
|Cloak on display during his vigil|
|As he was walking down from court after being elevated.|
These were the only pictures I have of the hood. I processed in for his elevation holding the hood and therefore couldn't take pictures myself, though a friend used my camera to do it. Besides...I had something in my eye and I couldn't see very well. It was a beautiful and moving ceremony.