More about the rose embroidery for my friends hood .5.2 – some gold thread embellishment for the border of the rose leaf :)

2016-12 - Racaire - Talinas 14th century hood - roses - leaves - rose leaf - hand embroidery - medieval embroidery - SCA - gold thread

Woohoo! I am working on a super secret project at the moment! 😀

…and though I can’t really share any information or progress pictures concerning the new project until it’s finished and the recipient got it, you really don’t need to worry that I might take a break from posting until the project is finished. On the contrary! I took so many pictures of my recent embroidery and sewing projects that I can keep you quite busy until I can finally reveal my new, super secret project. 🙂

Which brings me right to the topic of todays posting. In my last two postings I showed you my two work steps concerning the silk shading embroidery for the rose leaves for my friends 14th century hood (rose leaf silk shading step 1 & rose leaf silk shading step 2).

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More about the rose embroidery for my friends hood .2 – starting the surface couching

2016-08 - Racaire - 14th century hood - rose - roses - surface couching - hand embroidery - medieval embroidery - rose embroidery - SCA - surface couchingWow! What a week! During the last days I was struggling with fighting off a head cold as well as finally facing my driving test.

As easy as embroidery and some other things might come to me, I really struggle a lot when it comes to taking any kind of tests. And the driving test, which took place yesterday, was definitely no difference. I was a complete wreck before, during and after the test and not even my dear husband was able to calm me down…

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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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Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Step 3.5 – Chain Stitch & how to start a new thread

Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Step 2.3 – Chain Stitch and how to use it for hand sewingWe are already very close to finish the hand sewing of the fast and easy pouch. It took several steps and detailed photo tutorials but I have great news for you: there are just two small steps concerning the hand sewing part left. 😀

The last posting was about the practical application of chain stitch as a decorative hand sewing for the top of this pouch project. But well, no sewing or embroidery thread is endless therefore:

Todays motto is:
“Chain Stitch & how to start a new thread”

Todays detailed photo tutorial is especially devoted to the readers of my blog who are new to hand sewing or hand embroidery (and the chain stitch). The following tutorial will show you how I finish the “old” thread and start the “new” thread. Furthermore it also explains what I do with the “ends” of this “old” and “new” threads and how I hide them . 🙂

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Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Step 3.2 – hand sewing – how to start a new thread & hide it .2 :)

Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Step 3.1 – hand sewing - pinning the top :)I know, when I am having fun with an embroidery project, I tend to forget everything around me… *lol* But well, I love embroidery and I also love posting new progress pictures for you… 😀

Now, after I made some really nice progress concerning my new 12th century project “Saint Michael and the Dragon“, it is time to go back again to my second “Craft with Racaire” project: the fast and easy pouch tutorial. Wow, I have so many projects at which I am working at the moment and already so many ideas for new projects that I really should finish this one as soon as possible… 😀

In the last posting I showed you how I am pinning the top to prepare the pouch for the next step – the hand sewing. Today I show you how I start a new thread and how I hide it.

Todays motto is:
“Hand sewing – how to start a new thread & how to hide it”

Maybe you remember my first posting “step 2.2 – hand sewing – how to start a new thread and hide it“. The title of this previous posting might look similar, if not even the same at the first look, but… 

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Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Step 2.2 – hand sewing – how to start a new thread & hide it…

Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Step 2.2 – hand sewing - how to start a new thread...Some time ago I learned from some of my friends that several of my hand sewing & embroidery steps are rather new and unknown to others. Even if I consider this techniques very basic and elemental. I always try to keep that in mind while I am working at my projects.

This is the main reason why I also try to document my “very basic” steps by taking as many useful photos as possible for you.

Recently I took some detail photos of a very basic hand sewing technique I use very often. This detail photos will show you how to start a new thread and how to hide it in a seam.

This posting is especially devoted to all the hand sewing newbies among you. Some of you might have already figured this technique out by yourself. If you haven’t till now, then please follow me and join me on another hand sewing journey.
…and if you like, you can already practice this very basic technique while you are working at step 2 of our “Craft with Racaire” project – “hand sewing the sides“. 🙂

Todays motto is:
“Hand sewing – how to start a new thread & how to hide it in the seam”

And now to the second hint concerning the second step – “hand sewing the sides” – of our second “Craft with Racaire” project – the fast and easy pouch tutorial.

Btw. I used this very basic technique shown in the following photo tutorial several times myself while I was working at the side seams of the “fast and easy pouch” as well as for my 12th century silk dress and many other hand sewing projects…

The photos with the hand sewing stitches worked in a rather thick thread on this raw material allow me to show you the used techniques much better than if I would work them with fine silk thread on thin silk fabric. This tutorial as well as the other hand sewing tutorials I posted till now – or which will post in the future – show techniques which can be also used on much finer materials. You just need to adjust the used materials as well as the seize of your stitches.

…and now lets start with our new detailed photo tutorial – enjoy! 😀

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Medieval Embroidery Basics – how to start a new thread / “sew in the thread” :)

Racaire 2012 - Meridien Grand Tourney - MGT - Kingdom of MeridiesI normally don’t care much about the “basic” techniques I use because… Well, actually there is no because – I “just”use them. Though they come rather natural to me, it seems like they are not so basic to others like I thought.

While I was chatting with a member of my blog about my recent tutorials, I was rather surprised to get to know that what I considered “common” knowledge was rather new to her.

Therefore I decided for the future also to take a look at my simple and basic steps and to share them from time to time. I am starting today by adding the new category “Basic” to my blog and by writing my first posting about one way to start a new thread. That’s pretty basic, isn’t it.

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