Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .8

2015-07 - Racaire - 14th century - surface couching embroidery - medieval embroidery - hand embroideryFinally it seems like working at this 14th century inspired Surface Couching embroidery project became a nice treat for me. 😀

Whenever I am too tired and just want to work at something “simple” or when I want to consider the next step for the 14th century XL hood project for my friends Pelican elevation, I pick up my embroidery frame and do some more stitches…

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .7

2015-07 - Racaire - 14th century - surface couching embroidery - medieval embroidery - hand embroidery

In my last posting I already showed you a sneak peek at my technical drawing for my next surface couching tutorial.

But this was not the only project I was working on during the last days. All of my so-called “free time” was actually filled with drawing as well as a lot of hand-sewing and surface couching embroidery.

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Medieval embroidery techniques – sneak peek at my new technical tutorial for Surface Couching :)

2014-07_Barcelona_Racaire-2I have great news for all of you who enjoy my technical tutorials of medieval embroidery techniques!

It took several days to work out the very detailed technical drawing for my new medieval technique tutorial about Surface Couching but I finally managed to finish it. 😀

Though the Surface Couching technique tutorial isn’t finished by now, I just couldn’t resist to show you a glimpse at the technical drawing I worked out for you.

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My 14th century XL hood sample – playing with my new gold threads :)

2015-07 - Racaire - 14th century XL hood sample - playing with my new gold thread - medieval embroidery - hand embroideryJust as I finished sewing my 14th century XL hood sample I received a wonderful gift from my mommy Sandra in the mail: awesome silver and gold threads!

Well, you can imagine what that means – play time and a lot fun for me! There was absolutely no doubt that I had to try out this lovely threads immediately so I could report back about the threads to my mom.

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .6

2015-06 - Racaire - 14th century project - surface couching*Gosh* I think I started too many embroidery projects! But unfortunately there is just not enough time to work at them all! At least not at the same time… 😉

Yes, I really wish I could duplicate myself or at least grow an extra set or arms but I doubt that this will happen anytime soon… But well, who doesn’t know this problem… *lol*

Ok, enough self pity for now. I anyway don’t have the time to complain about too many embroidery projects and well, if I complained, who would actually believe me? *lol* You all know that I love embroidery far too much to not enjoy my dilemma. But – *sigh* – there are so many of them –  the embroidery projects I just started and the ones I would love to start next and which are haunting me… At least all this embroidery projects keep me busy and prevent me from getting bored. I guess, I can’t complain about that, can I?

Therefore – what have I been working at during the last days? Well, let me give you a short summery:

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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .5

2015-06 - Racaire - 14th century project - surface couching…and finally, after adding another endless amount of small stitches, I am very happy to announce that I just finished the main framework embroidery of my 14th century inspired pattern. *happydance*

Well, I guess it’s kinda obvious and I admit it – working at the details is so much more fun than working at the basic pattern. But a good medieval embroidery needs a good basic framework… :)
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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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