12th century tunic for my husband – 12th century neckline inspired by the “blue Dalmatika” & “white Alba”

2015-12 - Racaire - Conrads 12th century tunic grey light-wool tunicAnd today let’s take a further look at the 12th century tunic I made for my husband last winter and especially its 12th century neckline inspired by the “blue Dalmatika” and the “white Alba”.

I already started to post about this 12th century tunic project several weeks ago but somehow I got a little bit sidetracked after the last posting. It seems like my brain acts like a squirrel at times as I can get easily distracted. Sometimes it can be a hard task for me to keep track of all my projects as there are so many – future, current and already finished ones…

However, postponed is definitely not abandoned. I am picking up the thread right were I dropped it with a posting about my inspiration for the 12th century neckline for my husbands tunic. 🙂
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Medieval Pelican inspiration for embroidery .1

Racaire - medieval inspired Pelican - badge - medieval embroideryDuring the last days I was searching for a new medieval pelican inspiration for my current embroidery project. Well, what shall I say – finding a new inspiration is often difficult enough but if you are looking for something special, it can appear to be even more challenging.

Fully aware of this fact, I gathered my favorite books about embroidery around me, sat down and went through my books in order to find a new medieval pelican inspiration for my current 14th century hood project for my friends pelican elevation.

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My husbands 13th century under tunic – about my medieval inspiration

2015 - Racaire - my husbands 13th century tunic - 13th century under tunic - 12th century wedding clothingNew inspiration for our hobby can be quite difficult to find but some books really make a difference. Like the one in which I found the inspiration for my husbands new 13th century under tunic.

Since I started with this hobby, which was more then 10 years ago, I have been searching for interesting and inspiring books. But well, with every new book purchase for my book collection I always take a chance.

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FAQ – 14th century embroidery & medieval inspiration

Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery

During the past years I was often asked for the medieval inspiration for the Klosterstich embroidery which you can see at the picture above. And I have not only embroidered this lovely theme – I also already used it for a hand painted mug and a hand painted box…
And, well, I might even use it again in the future because I love it so much… 🙂

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FAQ – research & medieval embroidery inspiration – some personal thoughts based on 14years of experience

2013_racaire_2Recently one of my blog members asked me a very simple but also very important question: Where shall she start her research?

Well, though this question seems to be a very simple one, the answer is by far not simple. And I really think that this is actually one of the most simple but also most interesting questions I was ever asked about my work.

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Mission Medieval Barcelona accomplished… – my favorite photos from day #3 :D

2014 July , Racaire in Barcelona - Mission Medieval BarcelonaRecently I already posted the photos of day #1 and day #2 of my trip to Barcelona. And today I have even more photos for you from day #3.

It took some time to go through all the photos which I took during this day. But finally I managed to put together another selection of my favorite photos for you – enjoy! 🙂

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…on a medieval photo safari in Vienna…

2014 Racaire in Barcelona - on a medieval photo safari - Mission medieval BarcelonaAt the moment I am on a medieval photo safari in the museums of Vienna… 😀

…I was so excited about the quality of the photos which my new Sony Alpha dslr takes that I decided to “re-take” some photos of my favorite pieces on display at the local museums.

Yesterday I already spent about 3.5hours at the treasury and after a first look through my new photos I have to say: all this awesome details! I want more! I am definitely going back today to take more photos! *lol*

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Mission Medieval Barcelona accomplished… – my favorite photos from day #2 :D

2014, July, Racaire in Barcelona*gosch* I really can’t believe it. I already took about 1300 photos during my very first day in Barcelona and thought that this is a really large number. Well, this was until I started to go through the photos of day #2….

…it seems that I took even more photos during my second day in Barcelona. More than 2000 photos – *gosch* – how did I manage this? *lol*

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Mission Medieval Barcelona

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I am such a happy girl and I still can’t believe it. For the next days I will be away from the computer because I am going to Barcelona! Viva Espana! *happydance* 😀

…and my motto is again: “Mission Medieval Barcelona”!

But I promise that I will also take a look at the “modern” stuff and that I will take many-many-manyyyy photos. 😉

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Racaire’s wedding cloak project – 12th century inspired patch #4 from the SCA Barony Montengarde in Avacal (Canada)

It’s time again to show you another awesome patch I got for my wedding cloak project!

Racaire’s wedding cloak project – patch #4 from the SCA Barony Montengarde in Avacal (Canada)

I proudly present to you this beautiful embroidered patch for my 12th century wedding cloak project by courtesy of lady Sorcha de Lenche.

It was hand embroidered by the lovely and very talented lady Sorcha de Lenche. Who is not only a very talented artisan but also a very kind and nice lady. She sent this beautiful hand embroidered wedding cloak patch from the SCA Barony Montengarde situated in the Principality of Avacal, a part of the mighty SCA Kingdom of An Tir. 😀

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