…gosch, this was really a short and busy week, wasn’t it? Anyway, to celebrate the weekend I have some new progress pictures of my 14th century French Pouch commission for you. :D
…and again I spent some hours working at my “14th century French pouch” commission. Therefore I have some new progress photos for you – enjoy! Continue reading
You know that I am very busy working at my commission, but I took some time to take photos for you of my recent progress and to post another “sneak peek progress” for you – enjoy Continue reading
…the main part of the first quarter of the 14th century French pouch commission is nearly finished and I already started with the second quarter… I love the red color…
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During the last days I primarily focused on my current commission and therefore I have some new progress pics for you – enjoyContinue reading
Recently I was speaking about a pouch project with a customer who wanted to complete his 14th century kit with an embroidered pouch made by me. Well, while I was showing him pictures concerning period solutions for the pouch lacing he just fell in love with an extant 14th century French pouch I showed him… *lol*
That was the end of the German Brick Stitch pouch project he had on mind before and the start for something new – my new 14th century French pouch commission – and best of all, I have to use a technique I have known for years now and already thought about to try but never had a reason to do it until now… :D
Before I “restarted” my new blog, I told a friend of mine that I have many possible projects I could start with for my new section “Craft with Racaire”.
I told her that I could start with a German Brick Stitch needle-roll, a Klosterstich needle-book, a 12th century fillet, a Reliquary box with bead embroidery based on a rather rare 13th century Pearl Ciborium or based on a period extant piece, another pull-over dress/underdress with revisiting my last recent pattern, a tight fitted bliaut, a linen veil with a period bird pattern, the “We have Dragons” project, a pouch, a hood with daggings,… – just to name a few possibilities. …and yes, all projects were thought to include more or less embroidery like German Brick Stitch, Klosterstich, Refilsaum,…
I asked her what she would like to see as my first project. She replied, a needle-roll would be good to start with. I admit that this was not really the answer I expected. *lol* But well, I thought, then let’s make a needle roll. I am sure that I and furthermore also you too – with my instructions and help – can do a lovely small needle-roll with German Brick Stitch embroidery rather easily.
…and I anyway need an embroidered gift for my “thank you gift package” for my “Patches for Racaires 12th century wedding dress project” fun project – don’t forget, one lot per patch. Like always, the lucky winner gets all and in this special case Racaire’s “thank you gift package”.
Btw. if you are interested into seeing & learning one of the above mentioned techniques or would like to see one of them as my next “Craft with Racaire” project & tutorial – just let me know. I already have technical fact sheets for Klosterstich & Refilsaum ready. Short note before I return to the topic – I still have all my old postings and photos I shared with you during the last 9 years in my archives – if you want to see a special one of them reblogged or revisited, let me know.
“Craft with Racaire” project .1
Needle-roll #1 with German Brick Stitch #2
After all the hours which I spent working at German Brick Stitch chart(s) today and yesterday, I am happy to say that I just finished the German Brick Stitch Pattern #2 for my first “Craft with Racaire” project. But this is Pattern #2 and I haven’t re-uploaded Pattern #1 yet – therefore I decided to start with my German Brick Stitch Pattern #1.
I am quite sure some of you will remember the pattern and/or my handout with the pattern chart, which you can see at the picture on the left side. I uploaded it to my blog and a download link for it can be found at the new page “German Brick Stitch“, which is a sub-page of the new “Premium” (Content) page in the header menu. Yes, the new “German Brick Stitch” page with all the download links is just accessible for members of my blog with Premium membership.
Btw. here a picture of the pouch with the German Brick Stitch Pattern #1 I embroidered:
…and a look at my tassels:
Hint: I shared this pattern before therefore you can still find a smaller version of my upload of this handout with the chart for pattern #1 among my photos at my facebook fanpage.
During the last weeks I took the time and did what I wanted to do for a rather long time now. I reworked the page with my German Brick Stitch Pattern #1 – it has 2 pages now and the American “letter” format. You can see page one of the reworked handout on the right side. The download link for it can also be found on the above mentioned new ”German Brick Stitch” page. I took the freedom to also add some very helpful links concerning the German Brick Stitch technique to this page. Continue reading
As you already might have noticed, I really love medieval embroidery. …and I decided that after all this postings it is finally time for some embroidery done by me.
German Brick Stitch seemed like a good technique to start with. Especially because this stitch looks very pretty on needle-rolls & pouches.
As I already wrote in my posting “Embroidered patches for Racaires 12th century wedding dress project” I want to put together a small gift package. (look out for the PPS at the bottom of the posting about my wedding dress project)
For this “thank you gift package” I will embroider at least one gift. I consider needle-rolls and needle-books to be perfect gifts for embroiderers and costumers, therefore I decided that my thank you gift package will at least contain a needle-roll or needle-book.
Furthermore I will add one of my fancy embroidery scissors from my private collection and well, maybe something else too. I haven’t decided about the “extra gift” yet, but I will let you know as soon as I know it. This thank you gift package will go to one of the artisans who has send in patches for my wedding dress project before the deadline. And yes, every patch will add a lot to the drawing.