Wednesday, August 9, 2017
It was a busy few weeks leading up to Pennsic. I was making items to be delivered to people there. I had a request for four Queen's Order of Courtesy roses for gloves by his Majesty. I embroidered them using stranded silk on linen fabric. They are pictured below:
Her highness requested a stouter surcoat for herself to wear while she did combat archery in the battles. I created one based off the shape of one of the Prince surcoat that is in the regalia. It is constructed of linen with appliqued roses and the crown on both front and back. I used a modern iron on adhesive to adhere it to the linen and then used a blanket stitch on the edges to embellish it and aid in fraying prevention
Here are a couple pictures of her Highness Matilde wearing it into battle.
Another project that went to war as a surprise for their Highness's of the East were two pilgrim bags for their retainers to carry their daily necessary items in. They are constructed of navy blue wool and embroidered with a variation of their arms on the flaps.
I also sent two linen viking hoods with embroidered edges to a friend, but I neglected to get pictures of them before they were packed. At 1am, my mind wasn't function on all cylinders, LOL.
While I am sad I was unable to attend war this year due to real life issues I was glad to have sent a little things to different people and make them happy.
I think Ill work on a couple of modern cross stitches for a relative and maybe knit a pair of socks or two...for now.