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. :D

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! :D

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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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .4 – sneak peek at the sleeve embroidery :D

2015-01 Racaire 13th century tunic - sleeve embroidery - hand embroidery - 12th century wedding clothingAfter posting the very first sneak peek of the sleeve embroidery for my husbands 13th century tunic, I spent several hours busy working at the embroidery.

I am very glad to say that I already have a new sneak peek picture for you that will give you a much better idea of the sleeve embroidery design I am going for. :)

The progress is slow but steady. It took me nearly two days but I was able to accomplish the major design at the very first sleeve.

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male 13th century tunic for the “12th century wedding clothing project” .3 – sleeve embroidery started :D

2015-01 - Racaire - 13th century tunic embroidery - 12th century sleeve embroideryAlready some days ago, after finishing the hand sewing, I started working at the sleeve embroidery for the 13th century under tunic for my sweetheart. And today I have some sneak peeks at the very first sleeve embroidery progress for you. :D

Every new embroidery project is like a small journey and requires some inspiration, planning and many decisions. It took quite a while to go through my nice and very versatile thread collection. But as you can imagine, it took even longer to go through all the pictures of 12th century male garments on my computer.

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My 12th century embroidery for my sister Bella – an agincourt heart for her elevation garment

Two days ago I already posted a sneak peek at the 12th century embroidery progress for Bella’s elevation garment. And today I have a picture of the finished 12th century agincourt heart embroidery for you. :D

My 12th century embroidery for Bella - an agincourt heart for her elevation garment

I am very happy that my sister Bella will be introduced to the SCA Order of the Laurel soon. Though I can’t attend the event where this will take place, sending her an 12th century embroidery – an agincourt heart – makes me feel like at least a part of me will be with her at this very special day…

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Sneak peek at my 12th century agincourt heart embroidery progress for Bella

Sneak peek at my 12th century agincourt heart embroidery progress for Bella - Racaire - medieval embroidery - projects 2014 - hand embroidery*omg* I can’t believe that I nearly missed it! But now I am busy working at my 12th century agincourt heart embroidery for my sister Bella. :)

I anyway needed a short embroidery break after yesterday, spending most of my day behind the computer working at my next posting… A one day deadline is not much but I am sure I can make a beautiful 12th century agincourt heart embroidery for my sister. :D

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Craft with Racaire – Project #2 – Step 1.2 – Hand sewing stitches: Back Stitch & its connection to Stem Stitch

Craft with Racaire – Project #2 – Step 1.2 – Hand sewing stitches: Back Stitch & its connection to Stem Stitch

I hope you enjoyed the progress pictures of my short side-project: “embroidered 14th century pouch for the 9th birthday of my blog” and the birthday raffle.
…but now it is time to get back to the second “Craft with Racaire” project – the fast and easy pouch tutorial.

Some time already passed by since the first two postings for this project therefore here a short summery for you:

1) “…fast and easy pouch tutorial (handsewn) & how to work with “rapports”
In this first posting of the pouch tutorial you will find useful information about the materials you will need for this project. It also explains how you can calculate the needed fabric yourself or you can also use the measurements I provide. As a little bonus for you, I also added some extra information of “how to work with “rapports”” (repeating fabric patterns).

2) “…Hand sewing stitches: Running Stitch & more thoughts about hand sewing
In this second posting of the pouch tutorial you will find an in-depth description of the first and most basic hand-sewing stitch you will need for this technique – the Running Stitch. Furthermore you will also find some additional hints how you can use this stitch for sewing or fitting and how you can speed up your sewing when you are using it. One of my favorite sections of this posting is the part about the Running Stitch and its possibilities of usage in medieval embroidery.

I am still amazed how much information I could put together for you for the posting about the Running Stitch. I think the following text about the Back stitch is at least as long as the one about the Running Stitch. It is about the Back Stitch and its connection to Stem Stitch and its usage in medieval embroidery… but we will come to all this soon.

Btw. I just added the new page “Medieval hand-sewing techniques” underneath the “Medieval embroidery techniques“. You can find both pages underneath the menu option “Premium“. When you place your curser on the word Premium the drop down menu containing both pages should appear. On this pages I put together all useful information about medieval embroidery and hand-sewing I posted till now for a faster overview and an easier access for you. I will do my best to update this page whenever I post something about medieval embroidery or hand-sewing techniques.

…and now back again to the topic:

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