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Monday, March 30, 2015

Knighting Tunic

It was a busy couple of months. I was working on two projects simultaneously. The german brickwork pouch (previous entry) and this tunic for a friend who was being elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  At some point down the road I will get better pictures. 

The trim embroidered on the bottom of the tunic was a pattern taken from a Russian border I saw online.

 The neckline (which I don't have a picture of yet) Has an upside down heart shape with two diamonds: one within the heart and one outside of it.

The cuffs have Viking runes on them quoting great words of praise spoken by a Countess who he was champion for. The left sleeve (his sword arm as he is left handed) reads "The heart of a warrior".  The right sleeve reads "The soul of courtesy". 

Materials used in the making of the tunic:

Coats & Clark sewing thread
Splendor Twisted Silk Embroidery thread
Blue linen from fabrics-store.com




 
(photo taken by Christin Nosenchuk)

5 comments:

  1. May i ask what weight of linen you used? I know there are a couple different weights on that website.

    Lovely work. Thanks in advance.

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  2. I believe it was the 5.3 Oz crown blue.
    http://www.fabrics-store.com/first.php?goto=big_fabric&fabric_id=1156

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