Racaire’s wedding cloak project – an embroidered patch from the SCA Shire of Phoenix Glade in Meridies :D

And again I have a picture of another beautiful embroidered patch for my 12th century wedding cloak project which I can share with you! :D

Racaire - 2014 - 12th century wedding cloak - embroidered patch - Racaire featuring Siobhan Love's embroidery

Today I present to you a beautiful hand embroidered patch for my 12th century wedding cloak project by courtesy of lady Siobhan Love.

This patch was hand embroidered by lady Siobhan Love and forwarded to me from the sunny SCA Shire of Phoenix Glade situated in the mighty SCA Kingdom of Meridies. :)

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And more nailbinding – a nailbinded headband with embroidery

… and even more nailbinding for you today – a nailbinded and embroidered headband! :D

2014 - Racaire - And more nailbinding - a nailbinded headband with embroidery

Before I started working at the nailbinded cap, about which I posted yesterday, I finished this nailbinded headband with embroidery which you can see at the picture above.
A headband like this is a great finger exercise. :)

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A new nailbinded cap finished – nailbinding / needle-binding / Nadelbinden / Schlingentechnik is a lot of fun :D

And here a look at my most recent nailbinding project which I just finished – a new nailbinded cap:


I met the nice farmer from the Peacefield farm at the local Beech Bend Market about one week ago. He liked my nailbinded snood and cap so much that he asked me to make a nailbinded cap for him and gave me some of his lovely wool.

And here we are – a new nailbinded cap is finished. This nailbinded cap will be delivered to him at the next Beech Bend Market this weekend. I hope that it will fit him well and that he likes it. :)

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My very first fitted medieval stockings sewing pattern – my first women’s hose – from the basic pattern to the hand sewn tight fitted stocking

My-very-first-own-medieval-stockings-sewing-pattern-my-first-womens-hose-revisitedIt is slowly getting cold and nasty outside, therefore let’s talk about my tight fitted woolen medieval stockings again, which keep me warm and cosy during cold winter days. :)

If you want to make your own tight fitted medieval stockings, you can find a very detail tutorial of how I constructed the basic pattern for my medieval stockings here:

If you followed my detailed instructions in the postings above, you should have a good basic pattern now, on which we can base the actual tight fitted woolen medieval stockings. Constructing your basic pattern for your medieval stockings was the most difficult and time consuming part of this project. I can assure you, it’s getting much easier from now on. :)

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Sneak peek at upcoming crafting projects – 14th century hood with daggings, nailbinded cap & 16th century belt pouch

I just got together some of the materials for my next crafting projects and thought you would enjoy a sneak peek at them:

Sneak peek at upcoming crafting projects - 14th century hood with daggings, nailbinded cap & 16th century belt pouch

Yes, besides the 12th century clothing project for my dear sweetheart, for our 12th century wedding at the great Gulf Wars event next year in Mississippi, I am also having joy with planning some more or less “small” side projects.
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…another sneak peek at my Klosterstich embroidery .4

2014-10 - Racaire - Klosterstich - cloister stitch - medieval rose - hand embroidery - medieval embroidery - sneak-peekAnd again I have a new sneak peek picture of the most recent progress of my medieval rose worked in the Klosterstich embroidery technique for you. :)

I just managed to fill the rest of the blue background section with Klosterstich embroidery. For the next step I need to decide which color I want to use for the surrounding “frame” section and then fill this last remaining big section with it.

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Modern Nailbinding / Nadelbinden – a new project and old projects revisited :)

On my birthday I decided to have some fun and to do something I haven’t done for quite a long time. Therefore I took one of my nailbinding needles and had some fun with turning some wool into a new cap… :)

Racaire - modern Nailbinding - Nadelbinden

I always find it very relaxing when I am working at a nailbinding project. Some of you might not be familiar with this great technique by now but nailbinding is an ancient technique which is much older than crotchet or knitting. It is an interesting technique that is worth at least a try. Well, however, that this is an old technique doesn’t mean that we can’t give it a modern touch. :)

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Klosterstich hands on tutorial – part 1 – how to start your Klosterstich embroidery :)

Before we get to the next steps of how to sew a perfect fitting medieval 14th century stocking based on my most recent stocking pattern tutorial, I have the very first part of my Klosterstich hands on tutorial about “how to start Klosterstich embroidery” for you.Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery

Already some time ago I promised to put together this Klosterstich hands on tutorial as an addition to my Klosterstich technique handout. It is a summery of my experience based on several Klosterstich classes which I hold throughout the last years.

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