My recent 4day trip to Barcelona as well as the postings about my favorite Barcelona photos were a nice possibility to take a short break from my ongoing embroidery projects. This is one of my favorite ways to restore my energy and inspiration for new projects and postings.
But now it is definitely time to get back to my embroidery projects and my embroidery related postings with renewed power. And I am very glad to say that I just finished two hand sewn needle books with 16th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis Klosterstich embroidery.
They look so cute that I was really tempted to keep them for myself but I already have a needle roll and a needle book which mean quite a lot to me. Therefore I will add them to my “Travel & Largesse Fund”. Well, this was anyway my initial plan for them…
You might not believe it but this needle books are rather easy to make. Some of the steps concerning the creation process are very similar to the steps which I already described in my “Craft with Racaire – needle roll tutorial“. But more about this in one of my next postings about this embroidery project.
However, todays focus is on the finished needle books and I took several photos of the needle books for you – enjoy!
About 2 years ago, during my very first stay in the states, I gave away some hand embroidered needle books as gifts to interesting people which I met on my journey.
I was told that this needle books were highly appreciated and became treasured and loved items of their owners. Well, what shall I say, this kind of message is always a great balm for the soul of an artisan.
As you might have noticed, I already enjoyed the “Endspurt” phase of this embroidery tremendously. It really helped me to keep on working at all this endless lines of tiny stitches. And during the last night I was finally able to make the last stitches. I tell you, that was a really awesome feeling.
….and here two pictures of my finished “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery for you – enjoy!
The many hours which I recently worked at this embroidery project seem to finally pay off. After yesterdays posting I continued my work at the blue border. And now, after another 8 very busy hours filled with embroidery, I am very happy to tell that I just finished the blue border.
…and here a new photo of my recent embroidery progress for you – enjoy!
*Wow* Filling the second blue border with this medieval embroidery technique takes nearly forever but I am definitely not giving up.
Despite all this never ending rows of small stitches and the awfully slow progress, I already made good progress on this last part of the embroidery. I am very confident of being able to finish this border and furthermore this embroidery project during the next days.
…and here two pictures of the recent progress of my medieval embroidery project for you. The blue border is the result of several very busy embroidery evenings - enjoy!
It took many hours and an endless amount of tiny stitches but I just finished the main green background section of my embroidery.
I am very pleased with the intermediate result of my embroidery project. Now I am very eager to finish my 12th century embroidery project. I really can’t wait to see the final result of my version of St. Michael and the Dragon.
…and here the picture of my new progress for you – enjoy!