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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12th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project”

2015-02 - Racaire - 12th century tunic for 12th century wedding clothing projectDuring the last days I was very busy working at the 12th century tunic for my husbands 12th century wedding clothing.

And today I have great news for you – all the hand-sewing is done! The 12th century tunic is finished and the blue and yellow silk I used for it looks awesome! *happydance* 😀

Though there is not much time left until our 12th century wedding ceremony Gulf Wars and I am working like a maniac to finish all the 12th century wedding clothing I have on my list, I really couldn’t resist to add at least a little bit of embroidery to his 12th century tunic. Well, you know, when you have the overwhelming feeling that something is missing, you really have to add it to ease your mind. 😉

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .9 – bottom hemline embroidery finished :D

2015-01 Racaire 13th century tunic embroidery - neckline embroidery for 12th century wedding clothingAnd again a new update concerning the 13th century under tunic for my sweetheart – it took many working hours and little stitches but the bottom hemline embroidery is finished! *happydance*

Well, the embellishment is quite simple but the bottom hemline looks much more appealing with this extra sparkle. I think you can say that it adds a certain “je-ne-sais-quoi”. 😉

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .8 – neckline embroidery finished :D

2015-01 Racaire 13th century tunic embroidery - neckline embroidery for 12th century wedding clothingWooohooo! During the last days I added many more embroidery stitches and finished the neckline embroidery for my sweethearts 13th century tunic. *happydance* 😀

Though the embroidery is very simple and rather basic due to the little time I have left for the whole “12th century wedding clothing project”, it adds a nice effect and a lovely golden sparkle around the neckline opening.

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .7 – more sleeve embroidery – embroidered bears & comets :D

2015-01 Racaire 13th century tunic embroidery - sleeve embroidery for 12th century wedding clothingSince the last posting concerning the sleeve embroidery for the 13th century tunic, I spent even more hours busy working at my husbands 13th century under tunic.
And I am very glad to say that I made great progress concerning the embroidery. 😀

I added two embroidered bears and comets to the sleeves. The bears stand for the “Legion of the Bear“/”Legio Ursi”  SCA award and the comets for the Argent Comet” SCA award.

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .6 – more sleeve embroidery – embroidered shells & shields :D

2015-01 Racaire 13th century tunic embroidery - sleeve embroidery for 12th century wedding clothingAnd after a lot of hard work during the last days, I managed to make even more progress concerning the sleeve embroidery for the 13th century tunic for my sweetheart – today I have embroidered shells and shields for you. 😀

Yes, two shells and two shields already fill the first four roundels. That leaves just four more empty roundels which need to be filled – two on every sleeve.

The embroidered shells stand for my husbands SCACompostella” award and the embroidered shields for his “Argent Shield“. I am going to add two bears for the “Legion of the Bear“/”Legio Ursi” and two comets for his “Argent Comet” next – this are the other two SCA awards he achieved till now.

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .5 – sneak peek at the sleeve embroidery :D

2015-01 Racaire 13th century tunic embroidery - sleeve embroidery for 12th century wedding clothingDuring the last days I was very busy working at the sleeve embroidery for the 13th century under tunic for my sweetheart. And it totally payed off –  the embroidery of the major pattern on both sleeves is already finished and ready to be filled. Wooohooo! 😀

I am very happy with the rather fast progress and the overall look of the sleeve embroidery so far. Yes, I admit it, I really like the sparkle of this golden thread on the white linen though I still prefer silver over gold for myself. But well, my sweetheart prefers gold…

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