Friday, March 26, 2010

Ooops...I did it again...;) working on the tissue cover but a side project came up that needed to be done quite quickly. Its a long story but I ended up making a new Queen's Fencing Champions Cloak for our Royalty. Duchess Roxanne and her crew made the King's Champ cloak. She sent me the directions and materials and I made this over the last two weeks. It is purple wool, lined with golden silk and embroidered with silk thread. Trimmed in gold "fringe" is the only way i can describe it.
Its modeled on my husband Doug.

Friday, March 12, 2010

This Months Project: Tissue Covers

Well, the projects request for Pennsic gifts are embroidered covers for the small packs of tissues that people carry in their bag. I had originally though of doing a blackwork pattern in red thread but the linen i have is quite fine and I dont think id be able to finish one before the deadline if I went with the pattern. So...ive chosen a different allover pattern that is counted and take about half the time, but still be just as pretty. The pattern im looking at is a large flower in diamond repeat dated back to 1601, Germany. :) (pictured left)

Ive got the linen stretched onto a mini scroll frame and plan to plug in various movies on this rainy weekend and get truckin on it. :) More photos to come as the progress advances.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Though my posts have been sparse, my hands have not been idle. I am still researching embroidered book chemises and covers..but as a small project, I embroidered this towel for my son's newly married teacher. She has a country kitchen motif so I think this will fit in nicely. Mundane in fashion..but still..embroidery. :)

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I realized I haven't posted since November and St Eligius. Life was busy with the holidays and the new job and such.  Life is good. I am...