Commission – 14th century French Pouch .1 – sneak peek progress .21 – last embroidery added :)

Racaire 2013

Woooohooooo! The new and also last embroidered section of my 14th century French pouch commission is finished!

…and what shall I say – I love it!

Tomorrow I can get the silk fabric for the back side, wash it and then start with the finishing – pinning, sewing, finger braiding, tassels,…

…but until then – please enjoy the new progress pic of my recent embroidery progress! :D

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Update – 9th blog birthday gift – embroidered 14th century pouch…

Update - 9th blog birthday gift – embroidered 14th century pouch...

Btw. do you remember the postings about the small embroidered 14th century pouch?

…the small pouch I made for my 9th blog-birthday raffle which was inspired by an extant 14th century French pouch…

Well, I am very glad to say that the pouch arrived save in the hands of its new owner - Jennifer in Dallas, Texas.

…and she likes it! *happydance* I was so excited that I nearly forgot to tell you. :D

All my projects are more then just projects therefore I tend to call them my “babies”. Every time I send one of my “babies” per mail on its way, the uncertainty if the package arrives or not is the most painful part of the waiting process. Therefore many thanks to Jennifer for letting me know immediately.

I still hope that the nailbinded 12th century cap which I sent to my sister Bella didn’t get lost – it’s overdue for a rather long time now… *sigh* Please keep your fingers crossed that it will arrive soon. :)

Best regards Racaire

Commission – 14th century French Pouch .1 – sneak peek progress .20 – 4th embroidered section finished :)

Racaire 2013

I think you already know that I love sneak peeks. …and today I have again another sneak peek at the new embroidery progress of my 14th century French pouch commission. Yes, I just finished another section! Endspurt! :D

Today I finished the outlines of the bottom right section.
It is such a lovely little unicorn - Enjoy! :D

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Commission – 14th century French Pouch .1 – sneak peek progress .19 – 3rd embroidered section finished :)

Racaire 2013

…and another sneak peek at the new embroidery progress of my 14th century French pouch commission. I just finished the next section! :D

This time I finished the outlines of the upper left section.
I really like how the deer looks like with the outlines.
Enjoy! :D

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Commission – 14th century French Pouch .1 – sneak peek progress .18 – 2nd embroidered section finished :)

Racaire 2013

…and again some embroidery progress concerning my 14th century French pouch commission. I just finished another section! :)

This time I finished the outlines of the left bottom section. Great! That means that the red sections are finished by now and only the outlines of the green sections of my 14th century French pouch commission are left now….

…and here are the new photos of the recent progress for you. Enjoy! :D 

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Commission – 14th century French Pouch .1 – sneak peek progress .17 – First embroidered section finished :)

Racaire 2013

I just finished one 14th century French pouch for the recent birthday raffle of my blog and still have my 14th century French pouch commission waiting for some final embroidery and sewing….

Woooohoooo! Endspurt! …this final embroidery work is getting more and more finished. I am very happy to tell that I just finished the first section of the embroidery for the 14th century French pouch commission. :D

…and again I have new photos of the recent progress for you. Enjoy! :D 

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Posting about medieval embroidery for already 9 years ! Happy 9th birthday to me! :D

Happy birthday to me &
my blog “Racaire’s Embroidery & Needlework”!
9 years filled with medieval embroidery! :D

Posting about medieval embroidery for already 9 years ! Happy 9th birthday to me! :D

*gosch* …can you imagine it? I am already posting for 9 years about my embroidery and sewing projects.

12th century slit neckline with surface couching - Racaire's medieval embroidery

I think it is amazing – 9 long years filled with many medieval embroidery projects and medieval embroidery techniques like Klosterstich (cloister stitch), Refilsaum (Bayeux Stitch), German Brick Stitch, Surface Couching, Russian Pearl embroidery,… just to name a few.

Btw. you can see a small part of my surface couching embroidery for my 12th century bliaut slit neckline on the right side. On the picture underneath you can see the final result of the first “Craft with Racaire” project – a needle-roll worked in German Brick Stitch.

Craft with Racaire - German Brick Stitch - needle-roll - Project #1 - medieval embroidery…and yes, I think I am going to add many more years filled with medieval embroidery and medieval embroidery projects in the future. During the last years I found a lot of inspiration for medieval embroidery in books, on museum websites and on display in museums. All this inspiration will keep me busy for at least several years.

I am very looking forward to keep on sharing my love and joy for medieval embroidery also in the future. I will keep on posting new progress pictures of my work and embroidery as often as possible. And I am glad to say that even more project and technique tutorials as well as many in-depth postings about special techniques are planned for the future… :D

Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery

…and as you might have noticed, I recently added one more “new” medieval embroidery technique to my medieval embroidery repertoire. :D

Speaking about this “new” medieval embroidery technique – the pouch on the picture on the top is worked in this technique and will be raffled off between my members this evening…

Best regards Racaire

PS.: You can find the other postings with progress pictures of the pouch in my Category: 14th century Pouch for 9th Blog-Birthday.

Embroidered 14th century pouch for tomorrows 9th blog-birthday raffle finished!!! :D

Wooohoooo! Countdown! Just 1 day left!
…and I just finished my embroidered 14th century pouch for the raffle!

Racaire's embroidered 14th century pouch for the 9th blog-birthday raffle :D

I just managed to finish the embroidered 14th century pouch! …and there is still one day left until the raffle! *happydance*

This “petite” pouch is inspired by an actual 14th century pouch from France. I decided to rework two sections of an extant 14th century French pouch for it. You can see pictures of the other sections in my postings about my current commission which is based on the same extant 14th century French pouch: “14th century French pouch commission”

The final result looks so nice that I wish I could keep it for myself – but no, I will raffle it off tomorrow betwixt my members.

Embroidered 14th century pouch for tomorrows 9th blog-birthday raffle finished!!! :D

…and I will not only raffle off this pouch, I also added one of my embroidery scissors from my “personal fancy scissors collection”. You can see it at the picture above.
This is one of the scissors I got as a birthday present from Frank from the shop www.scherenkauf.de. I have to say that I really love the scissors which he gave me 2011. I use mine nearly every day since I got them and they still work like at the very first day. :)

Btw. one of my personal and favorite scissors, which I use very often is this one:

Link Amazon.com:
Mundial 3-1/2-Inch Classic Forged Stork Embroidery Scissors, Gold Plated Finish
(unfortunately I can’t tell you if this are the same scissors I use but they look very close to what I use and have a really good rating)
Link Amazon.de:
Stickschere / Storchenschere

…and finally some pictures of the finished pouch for you – Enjoy! :D

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