Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .4 & some thoughts about medieval patterns

2015-06 - Racaire - 14th century project - surface couchingI had a quite busy weekend – hanging out with friends, first time at the drive-in cinema in Franklin (KY), visiting family and even drafting an XXL hood pattern for a friend as well as already cutting the fabric for a sample hood to test the new pattern…

But I still managed to make some very good progress concerning my “14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching” project. 😀

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .3

2015-06 - Racaire - 14th century project - surface couchingGosh! You won’t imagine how busy I was during the last days. Besides the usual house chores I also got to prime and paint my kitchen walls white, secured the tomato plants in my garden in order to resist the next severe thunder storm here in Kentucky as well as some further garden work, baked some bread and even found several hours per day to work at my new 14th century inspired surface couching project. 😀

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .2

2015-06_Racaire_14th- century_project_surface-couching_1And finally, after mounting my embroidery frame and putting the pattern PDF together for you, I found some time to work at my new embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching.

I haven’t done fine surface couching like this for quite some time but it seems like I didn’t pause at all – the stitches come so easily to me. Well, yes, this technique is in truth a very simple one…

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .1

2015-05_Racaire_14th-century_surface-couching_1After my last posting about my recent keyhole neckline progress for my 12th century wedding dress, I sat down and worked at the final drawing of the “14th century inspired pattern for my next surface couching embroidery project“.

It took some hours but I just managed to put the 14th century inspired pattern down on paper. And what shall I say, I looks really great and was definitely worth the effort. :)

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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. :)

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 .3 – working at the border embellishment

2015-03 - Racaire - Klosterstich roseAnd today I will show you how I added the border embellishment to the lid of my reliquary box with the 14th century inspired Klosterstich embroidery. :)

So far we had several postings showing the progress of the 14th century inspired Klosterstich rose embroidery, one posting about how I mounted the Klosterstich embroidery on the base for the reliquary lid and also one posting of how I added the silk to the backside of the lid

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching :D

2015-05 - Racaire - 14th century inspired pattern for surface couching embroideryI should actually be preparing for our weekend at the Glasgow Highland Games but I really cant wait to show you the very first sneak peek at my next project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching on red silk!

Yes, I know, I am a little bit neglecting the 12th century patterns at the moment but I can’t help it. The moment I saw the picture of the awesome 14th century pattern on which I based my pattern inspiration for this project, I just had the feeling that I had to embroider it… And once I get this feeling, I really have to start a new project! 😉 *lol*

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Surface couching embroidery – how I made the 12th century Agincourt Heart for Bella’s elevation garment

Surface couching embroidery - how I made the 12th century Agincourt Heart for Bella's elevation garmentI will be very busy and away from my computer for the next days, therefore I thought that you might enjoy some of the progress pictures which I took while I was working at the 12th century Agincourt heart for Bella’s elevation garment.

As some of you might have already noticed, I am very keen on medieval and especially 12th century surface couching embroidery. And today’s progress pictures will give you a nice glimpse at the “2:1 surface couching” embroidery technique which I used for Bella’s 12th century Agincourt heart.

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