Showing posts from April, 2015

Birthday Apron Dress

Another project off my to do list for others! My good friend's birthday was about two weeks ago and as a present, because I miss her so much, I promised her I'd make her an apron dress for her Viking garb.  I used red linen (the second picture shows the true red. The first picture has it really orange for some reason) and silk embroidery thread by Splendor.  I did running stitches in white silk to tack down the seams and did a split stitch over the seams itself for strength and beauty.  It was mailed to her this morning so after she receives it, Ill get a picture of her wearing it.  I'm very pleased with it. I put my own jewelry on it so you can see how it will look once embellished with jewelry.  (close up of split stitch and running stitch on seams)

(sorry for the mess on my table..was prepping for an event)

Hand bound and Embroidered Memory book

So, now that it has been presented to the recipient, I can post about it. This is m latest embroidered and hand bound book. It was a joint project with another SCA friend. It was originally her idea and I happily agreed to it. It is a memory book of the investiture for Dragonship Haven that happened in February.  The pages of the book are memorable pictures of the day that are printed onto nice paper, guilded and calliagraphed.  The pages were then sent to me and I bound the book with an embroidered cover. Materials: Silk Dupioni Splendor Silk Embroidery Thread Small piece of white linen (for backing) book board coats and clark sewing thread glue decorative end papers I made this book in the same fashion as I made the book that my Pelican commissioned from me a couple years ago (link to that post w/detailed pictures: The cover is embroidered in silks. My inspiration for the cover came from this cover from…