12th century belt for my 12th century wedding dress – thinking about finger braided cord…

2015-12 - Racaire - 12th century belt - pearl embroideryNow, that the pearl embroidery for my very first 12th century belt project is already finished, I have to think about a suitable cord for the two ends of my belt. This is especially important as I need to attach the cord firmly to the basic material of my belt before I can add the last layer of fabric to cover up the backside of my belt.

Well, I don’t think that my body will actually cause a lot of tension to the cord or the belt during normal wear but you know one of my most important mottos – better safe than sorry! 😀

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14th century French Pouch .1 – sneak peek progress .23 – sewing the pouch together .1 :)

Racaire - medieval embroidery - projects 2014 - hand embroideryMaybe some of you remember my 14th century French pouch commission. And I have great news concerning this project – I managed to finish the pouch and it was delivered in time to surprise a beautiful lady on Valentines day.

And during the recent down time of my blog I found some time to sit down and go through the pictures on my tablet…

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Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Step 4.1 – Pouch drawstring & how to attach a tassel to the drawstring :D

Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Tassels & pouch drawstringI am very excited! After all the detailed photo tutorials for this project, we finally reached the very last step of the fast and easy pouch tutorial.

…and yes, also this posting is again about tassels. They are (and will always be) one of my favorite medieval embellishments – especially when it comes to embroidered pouches. 😀

How I made the tassels for the bottom of the pouch was already the topic of the last posting. In the following photo tutorial you can read about the handling of the drawstrings for this pouch. In addition you will also see how I attached the tassel securely to the drawstring.

Todays motto is:
“Pouch drawstring & how to attach a tassel to the drawstring”

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