More about Klosterstich… my Klosterstich wall hanging project documentation :)

Today I have good news for the fans of my Klosterstich wall hanging – I finally found the time to prepare my Klosterstich wall hanging project documentation and to upload it to the blog! ūüôā

Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval embroideryWell, it is said that when one door closes, another one opens. And though I am still not able to prepare photos on my beloved Acer Iconia tablet due to a broken charger and the waiting time until my new one arrives, I still have plenty to post about for which I don’t need my tablet. I simply needed to reconsider what I can post about without using my tablet.
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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. ūüôā

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 .1

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I already prepared my rolling frame for a new medieval inspired embroidery project.
But before I tell you more about my new project, I would like to show you the small side project at which¬†I was working during the last days… ūüôā

You might remember the¬†14th century inspired Klosterstich rose embroidery¬†which I ¬†recently finished. I started this small project in order¬†to take pictures for my “Klosterstich hands on tutorial” which you can find here:
–¬†‚Äú…Part 1 ‚Äď how to start your Klosterstich embroidery‚Äú
– “…Part 2 ‚Äď how I do my Klosterstich embroidery

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Klosterstich hands on tutorial ‚Äď part 2 ‚Äď how I do my Klosterstich embroidery :)

I know, as nice¬†as my 12th century wedding dress project might be, if you are reading my blog there is a good chance that¬†we¬†share the¬†love for “early” medieval embroidery like Klosterstich, Bayeux Stitch,… Therefore¬†I decided to “pick up the thread” of the Klosterstich tutorial again which I recently started and¬†to¬†make up or the recent lack of postings about medieval and medieval inspired embroidery. ūüėÄ

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Some of you might remember¬†my posting¬†“Klosterstich hands on tutorial ‚Äď part 1 ‚Äď how to start your Klosterstich embroidery“. Since I posted the first part I of this tutorial, I spent so much time¬†thinking about the second part that I actually thought¬†I already posted it. But when I went through my postings, I discovered that the second part of my Klosterstich tutorial was still due. Fortunately this is a¬†mistake which can be easily corrected. *lol*

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14th century inspired Klosterstich rose embroidery finished :)

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And finally I found the time to finish the 14th century inspired Klosterstich rose embroidery which I started last year.

Yes, I admit it, I neglected this small project a little and worked on several other more urgent projects in the meantime. But after my husbands heart attack last week, I really needed a nice embroidery project to ease my mind.

I think everyone of us has something special that can provide¬†a certain peace of mind. In some cases it is chocolate, some prefer to snack on nuts or have a nice glass of beer or wine, others start cleaning their home,… and well, I prefer to¬†work at my embroidery projects. Well, not that I would reject chocolate or a good glass of wine or beer, but embroidery is definitely my pacifier.

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…another sneak peek at my Klosterstich embroidery .5

2014-10 - Racaire - Klosterstich - cloister stitch - medieval rose - hand embroidery - medieval embroidery - sneak-peekAgain I have a¬†new sneak peek picture of the¬†most recent progress of my medieval rose¬†worked in the Klosterstich¬†embroidery technique for you. ūüôā

It was not an easy process but I finally decided on a color for the border surrounding my medieval rose and started working at it.

After several additional hours of Klosterstich¬†embroidery during the last days, this section¬†is also finished now. It is really great to see that all sections are now filled with¬†Klosterstich embroidery. ūüėÄ

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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. ūüôā

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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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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…another sneak peek at my Klosterstich embroidery .3

2014-10 - Racaire - Klosterstich - cloister stitch - medieval rose - hand embroidery - medieval embroidery - sneak-peekAnd during the last days I have not only created some wire jewelry, I was also working at my new Klosterstich embroidery, which I recently started.

After all the pictures of wire, beads and several “trees of life“, I thought you might enjoy to see some embroidery pictures again. Therefore I have a new sneak peek picture of the¬†most recent progress of my medieval rose¬†worked in the Klosterstich¬†embroidery technique for you. ūüôā

And because I know that some of you find it helpful¬†to see a close up photo of the surface of my embroidery as well as a photo of its backside, I also took¬†several detail photos¬†for you…

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…another sneak peek at my Klosterstich embroidery .2

2014-10 - Racaire - Klosterstich - cloister stitch - medieval rose - hand embroidery - medieval embroidery - sneak-peekAnd¬†another sneak peek¬†at my most recent embroidery for you. ūüėÄ

During the last evenings I also found some time to work at my Klosterstich embroidery. I managed to fill all of the outer petal sections of my 14th century inspired rose pattern with Klosterstich embroidery.

Now I just need¬†to fill the background with even more¬†embroidery. Anyway, I think it already looks very lovely and I just decided what I will use it for… ūüôā

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