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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Second Pennsic Gift Basket book

 
I completed the second and final book for the Pennsic War gift baskets. This one is (obviously) for the Mid Realm. I am very, very pleased with how the embroidery turned out. I had concerns about the detail with it being so tiny but I like it and I hope their Majesties of the Mid realm do as well.
 
I used split stitch and stem stitch in the embroidery.  I did not fill in the wings completely in hopes to create a thin gossamer look like the images of dragons in illuminations and artwork. I did not base this off of any period piece.
 
The next one I make is for me! (No, really...I swear it!)
 
Materials used:
Splendor Silk Embroidery thread
white linen
white silk sewing thread
Small commercial blank journal purchased at Staples ($3.00)

 
 
 
 



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pennsic Gift Basket

Sometime ago I was asked if I could make two embroidered book covers for the Pennsic Gift Baskets.  Here is the first one. I embroidered the arms and covered an existing commercial journal that I found at the local office supply store.
 
Materials used:
 
Red linen
Gold pallions
Splendor silk embroidery thread
Red coats and clark sewing thread
Commercial lined journal measuring 3x5
 
 



Sunday, July 5, 2015

MORE SOCKS!!

Another pair of socks done for my sister! I am so a sock knitting addict.

Master of Defense Glove

I was honored by my friend and asked to make a Master of Defense glove for a mutual friend.  Now that it has been given, I can post the photos of it. I did not make the glove itself, which is leather, it was sent to me to put embroidered patches of the recipients arms and the Master of Defense symbol.

My guy Ryan, who is infinitely better at drawing, sketched out the patterns for me and I transferred them to the sulky stabilizer (BEST EMBROIDERY INVENTION EVER!!). I then put that on top of the linen under the hoop and embroidered the outline of the image and then tore it away.

When embroidery was done, I appliqued it onto the glove with silk thread and then couched the silver metal thread over top.  The last picture shows him being presented with it by the Queen of the East.

With the making of this glove, I have now made regalia for every peerage. I am very honored I was asked to make this and all the things I have made in the past. LOL, Makes me feel like I'm doing something right! ;)



Materials used:

Leather glove
Silk Splendor twisted embroidery thread
Silver Japanese metal thread
Silver passing thread
White linen
Sulky Water soluble embroidery stabilizer