Needle books with 16th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery worked in Klosterstich

Racaire - hand sewn needle books with 16th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery worked in medieval embroidery technique - KlosterstichMy 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. :)

2014 - Racaire - medieval embroidery, hand embroidery - Klosterstich and chain stitch - needle book

You maybe remember my recent posting with the sneak peek at the 16th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery in Klosterstich. As you can see on the picture on the left, I finally found the time to turn this 16th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery into small needle books.

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 Racaireneedle 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! :D

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Needle books with 16th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery worked in Klosterstich – sneak peek .1

2014 Racaire - medieval embroidery Klosterstich / cloister stitch needle bookAbout 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. :)

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – embroidery finished! :)

Racaire 2014 - 12th century embroidery - hand embroidery - Saint Michael and the Dragon - embroidery finishedToday I have great news for you – my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” is finished! This embroidery took an endless amount of working hours and embroidery stitches but I didn’t give up! :D

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! :D

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.26 – Endspurt!

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 - first (yellow) border finishedEndspurt! …and again new progress concerning my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery project. :D

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! :D

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.25 – Endspurt!

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 - first (yellow) border finishedAnd again new progress concerning my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery project. :D

*Wooohooo* Endspurt! Yeah, I am diligently working at the last embroidered border of my medieval embroidery project and I can already imagine the end of my project… *happydance* :)

…and here a new photo of my recent embroidery progress for you – enjoy! :D

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.24 – Endspurt!

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 - first (yellow) border finishedAnd again new progress concerning my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery. :D

*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! :D

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 – first (yellow) border finished

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.23 - first (yellow) border finishedIt took many long hours but I just completed another important part of my embroidery. Yes, I finally finished the work at the first border of my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” embroidery. :D

As you can see on the picture underneath, a yellow border gently enframes my archangel Saint Michael now.

Not only that, I also managed to finish the last part of the dragon. I added the last missing part of the dragons tail and completed the dragon. :)

…and here the picture with the recent progress of my medieval embroidery project for you – enjoy! :D

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12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.22 – after more than 100 working hours…

12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon – sneak peek.22 - after more than 100 working hours...After more than 100 working hours I finally managed to finish the first major part of my “12th century embroidery – Saint Michael and the Dragon” project. :D

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! :D

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