I 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*
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.
During 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. 😉
Wooohooo! 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.
And 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.
During 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…