Scriptorium – sneak peek at yesterdays calligraphy for a vigil book…

Racaire-scroll-2012The motto of yesterdays afternoon was: Calligraphy, calligraphy & some pen work! *wooohooo* :D

Ok, first things first – a friend of my sweetheart will become a knight of the SCA in about 2 weeks. :)

Every SCA award which is given out by the King and Queen during court at an SCA event is already a rather big deal but being elevated to the peerage – to become either a “Laurel”, a “Pelican” or a “Knight” – is one of the most important “awards”/elevations the SCA has to offer. Therefore I was very happy when I was asked to contribute to this very special moment by creating the Knighting scroll.

Continue reading

14th century rose embroidery pattern for Klosterstich

Racaire - 14th century Klosterstich Rose patternI have a nice surprise for my dear Craft with Racaire members: A 14th century rose embroidery pattern for Klosterstich! :D

Wooohooo! It took some time but after working at it for several hours I finally finished another detailed embroidery pattern handout today.

It is all about 14th century roses! Or to be me more precise, about one of them – my favorite one… :)

Continue reading

Racaire’s move to the USA – my sewing and crafting room progress :D

Racaire - move to the SCA - working at the sewing & crafting room *woohoooo* I am so excited!

I just managed to finish the major part of the planned “renovation work” at my new and also very first sewing and crafting room. :D

I am really very excited and happy about my renovation progress. The walls are painted white now and I just finished putting in the last part of the new flooring. I even managed to paint the baseboard and the visible parts of the door frame. :)

Continue reading

Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery .4

Racaire - medieval rose - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery - cloister stitch - hand embroidery…and besides all the work at the house, I managed to finish another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery for my Travel & Largesse Fund. :)

Already for several days now I am busy working at my very first own sewing & crafting room as well as the adjacent rooms.

Though it seems to take forever, it somehow pleases me to see the progress. It feels like the house is becoming more and more my/our home. :)

Continue reading

Scriptorium – Calligraphy – my “Batarde cheating sheets” :D

Racaire - Scriptorium - Calligraphy - my "Batarde cheating sheets" :DWhen it comes to other hobbies besides sewing and embroidery, calligraphy is one of my favorite pastimes.

Whenever I feel that I need a break from my various embroidery and sewing projects, I try to work at calligraphy projects to clear my mind.

Though this works really great and makes room for new power and inspiration, the major goal of my calligraphy projects is another one.

Continue reading

Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery .3

Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery - medieval embroidery - hand embroidery - Fleur-de-Lis - cloister stitchYes, I know, I already wanted to start working at my Klosterstich hands-on photo tutorial but I have to admit that I just finished another small needle book with Klosterstich embroidery instead. :D

While I was getting the materials for my hands-on photo tutorial together, I realized that I still have two small patches with 14th century inspired Klosterstich embroidery which I haven’t turned into needle books yet… Continue reading

FAQ – materials for embroidery – threads, fibers & fabrics

2013_racaire_2Recently I already posted about research & medieval embroidery inspiration and today I will answer another question of one of my dear blog members about my materials for embroidery – my threads, fibers and fabrics. :)

The actual question was: “…where do you buy the threads or fibers, and materials that they might have used back then?”.

Continue reading