I 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…
Gosh! 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. 😀
It 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…
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.