Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .4 & some thoughts about working with medieval patterns like this…

2015-06 - Racaire - 14th century project - surface couchingI had a quite busy weekend – hanging out with friends, first time at the drive-in cinema in Franklin (KY), visiting family and even drafting an XXL hood pattern for a friend as well as already cutting the fabric for a sample hood to test the new pattern…

But I still managed to make some very good progress concerning my “14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching” project. 😀

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .3

2015-06 - Racaire - 14th century project - surface couchingGosh! You won’t imagine how busy I was during the last days. Besides the usual house chores I also got to prime and paint my kitchen walls white, secured the tomato plants in my garden in order to resist the next severe thunder storm here in Kentucky as well as some further garden work, baked some bread and even found several hours per day to work at my new 14th century inspired surface couching project. 😀

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .2

2015-06_Racaire_14th- century_project_surface-couching_1And finally, after mounting my embroidery frame and putting the pattern PDF together for you, I found some time to work at my new embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching.

I haven’t done fine surface couching like this for quite some time but it seems like I didn’t pause at all – the stitches come so easily to me. Well, yes, this technique is in truth a very simple one…

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14th century inspired pattern for Surface Couching .1

2015-05_Racaire_14th-century_surface-couching_1Did you like the final drawing of the “14th century inspired pattern for surface couching” which I showed you yesterday?

If the answer is yes, then I have a very good message for you. I took the time and turned the final drawing of the “14th century inspired pattern for my next surface couching embroidery project“ into a new pattern PDF for you! …and I also already uploaded it to my page! 😀

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .1

2015-05_Racaire_14th-century_surface-couching_1After my last posting about my recent keyhole neckline progress for my 12th century wedding dress, I sat down and worked at the final drawing of the “14th century inspired pattern for my next surface couching embroidery project“.

It took some hours but I just managed to put the 14th century inspired pattern down on paper. And what shall I say, I looks really great and was definitely worth the effort. :)

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12th century dress for the “12th century wedding clothing project” – sneak peek .7 – working at the keyhole neckline

2015-03-12 - Racaire - 12th century dress - keyhole neckline - 12th century wedding clothing project - keyhole necklineAfter finishing the lid for my reliquary box, I decided to complete at least one more work step of my 12th century wedding dress keyhole neckline. And I was successful – the sewing part of my keyhole neckline is finished by now and won’t bother me anymore. I just need to add some further embellishments as well as a special finishing step to reinforce the bottom point of the neckline slit…

*sigh* …so many projects and just so little time – I guess that sounds familiar to many of you, doesn’t it… :)

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14th century inspired Klosterstich rose embroidery – now a lid for a reliquary box!

2015-06-08_14_11_40_RacaireIt took a little but I finally managed to turn my 14th century inspired Klosterstich rose embroidery into a cute lid for a reliquary box. :)

Well, not that the rest of the box is finished yet but I consider a lid a very good beginning. At the moment I am anyway not quite sure if I want to create an embroidery for the sides of the box too. A plain silk cover for the side part seems like a very appealing idea at the moment. But… Well, you know me…

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14th century inspired Klosterstich rose – turning a medieval inspired embroidery into a lid for a reliquary box .3 – working at the border embellishment

2015-03 - Racaire - Klosterstich roseAnd today I will show you how I added the border embellishment to the lid of my reliquary box with the 14th century inspired Klosterstich embroidery. :)

So far we had several postings showing the progress of the 14th century inspired Klosterstich rose embroidery, one posting about how I mounted the Klosterstich embroidery on the base for the reliquary lid and also one posting of how I added the silk to the backside of the lid

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