Racaire’s wedding cloak project – two embroidered patches from the SCA Shire of Phoenix Glade in Meridies :D

patch 07 and 08 - Shire of Phoenix Glade - Kingdom Meridies - SCA - Racaire featuring InanLife tried its best to keep me very busy recently but it’s definitely time again to present another awesome patch for my wedding cloak project to you. But wait… it’s not only one patch – I got two beautiful patches from ‘Inan… 😉

During the last year I received many lovely embroidered patches for my 12th century wedding cloak project by mail and in person. Though our 12th century wedding was delayed by at least one year due to the major heart attack of my husband, I haven’t given up on my 12th century wedding clothing project yet – I just took a short break to deal with the whole situation.

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Racaire’s wedding cloak project – an embroidered patch from the SCA Shire of Phoenix Glade in Meridies :D

And again I have a picture of another beautiful embroidered patch for my 12th century wedding cloak project which I can share with you! 😀

Racaire - 2014 - 12th century wedding cloak - embroidered patch - Racaire featuring Siobhan Love's embroidery

Today I present to you a beautiful hand embroidered patch for my 12th century wedding cloak project by courtesy of lady Siobhan Love.

This patch was hand embroidered by lady Siobhan Love and forwarded to me from the sunny SCA Shire of Phoenix Glade situated in the mighty SCA Kingdom of Meridies. 🙂

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Racaire’s wedding cloak project – an embroidered patch from the SCA Barony of Styringheim in Drachenwald :D

And again I got another beautiful embroidered patch for my wedding cloak project! 😀

Racaire’s wedding cloak project – a lovely embroidered patch from the SCA Barony of Styringheim (Gotland, Sweden) in Drachenwald - medieval hand embroidery by Grima in Rauda

This time I present to you a beautiful hand embroidered patch for my 12th century wedding cloak project by courtesy of lady Grima in Rauda.

This patch was hand embroidered by the talented lady Grima in Rauda. She sent this beautiful hand embroidered patch from the SCA Barony Styringheim situated in the Principality of Nordmark, a part of the beautiful SCA Kingdom of Drachenwald. 😀

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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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Racaire’s wedding cloak project – patch #3 from Denmark

It’s time again for an awesome patch for my wedding cloak project!

Patch for my wedding cloak project by Else Marie Pederson

I proudly present to you another beautiful patch for my wedding cloak project.
This time from Denmark and beautifully embroidered by Else Marie Pederson.
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Craft with Racaire – Needle-roll #1

german-brick-stitch_generalBefore I “restarted” my new blog, I told a friend of mine that I have many possible projects I could start with for my new section “Craft with Racaire”.

I told her that I could start with a German Brick Stitch needle-roll, a Klosterstich needle-book, a 12th century fillet, a Reliquary box with bead embroidery based on a rather rare 13th century Pearl Ciborium or based on a period extant piece, another pull-over dress/underdress with revisiting my last recent pattern, a tight fitted bliaut, a linen veil with a period bird pattern, the “We have Dragons” project, a pouch, a hood with daggings,… – just to name a few possibilities. …and yes, all projects were thought to include more or less embroidery like German Brick Stitch, Klosterstich, Refilsaum,…

I asked her what she would like to see as my first project. She replied, a needle-roll would be good to start with. I admit that this was not really the answer I expected. *lol* But well, I thought, then let’s make a needle roll. I am sure that I and furthermore also you too – with my instructions and help – can do a lovely small needle-roll with German Brick Stitch embroidery rather easily. 😀

…and I anyway need an embroidered gift for my “thank you gift package” for my “Patches for Racaires 12th century wedding dress project” fun project – don’t forget, one lot per patch. Like always, the lucky winner gets all and in this special case Racaire’s “thank you gift package”.

Btw. if you are interested into seeing & learning one of the above mentioned techniques or would like to see one of them as my next “Craft with Racaire” project & tutorial – just let me know. I already have technical fact sheets for Klosterstich & Refilsaum ready. Short note before I return to the topic – I still have all my old postings and photos I shared with you during the last 9 years in my archives – if you want to see a special one of them reblogged or revisited, let me know.

“Craft with Racaire” project .1
Needle-roll #1 with German Brick Stitch #2

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Medieval Embroidery – German Brick Stitch – helpful sources & embroidery for needle-roll #1

German Brick Stitch in progressAs you already might have noticed, I really love medieval embroidery. …and I decided that after all this postings it is finally time for some embroidery done by me.

German Brick Stitch seemed like a good technique to start with. Especially because this stitch looks very pretty on needle-rolls & pouches.

As I already wrote in my posting “Embroidered patches for Racaires 12th century wedding dress project” I want to put together a small gift package. (look out for the PPS at the bottom of the posting about my wedding dress project)
For this “thank you gift package” I will embroider at least one gift. I consider needle-rolls and needle-books to be perfect gifts for embroiderers and costumers, therefore I decided that my thank you gift package will at least contain a needle-roll or needle-book.
Furthermore I will add one of my fancy embroidery scissors from my private collection and well, maybe something else too. I haven’t decided about the “extra gift” yet, but I will let you know as soon as I know it. This thank you gift package will go to one of the artisans who has send in patches for my wedding dress project before the deadline. And yes, every patch will add a lot to the drawing.

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Wedding cloak project – 2 embroidered patches from Ireland

Patches from Ireland - embroidered by Hilkka Susinen

Two patches from Ireland / Europe.
Embroidered by Hilkka Susinen

It’s time for some awesome embroidered patches!

You remember the fun-project
“Patches for Racaires
12th century wedding
dress project”
?

I have really great news!
I already got two wonderful embroidered patches for my wedding cloak! 😀

By courtesy of Hilkka Susinen I may show you the pictures of the very first 2 embroidered patches. This beautiful patches were sent to me from Ireland – embroidered by my dear friend Hilkka.
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Embroidered patches for Racaires 12th century wedding dress project

“Patches for Racaires 12th century wedding dress project”
for my 12th century SCA wedding at Gulf Wars 2015 

Racaire & Conrad

Racaire & Conrad
2012 at the Rose Tourney – Kingdom of Midrealm

When we were planning my wedding dress, my sister Bella had a lovely idea for a great fun project:
“Patches for Racaires 12th century wedding dress project”

This project gives you the possibility to contribute an embroidered patch to my wedding cloak, an important part of my wedding dress ensemble. This way you can become a part of my “wedding dress project” and my wedding, if you like.

Because the temperatures at Gulf Wars during the day are rather high, some of you may wonder why I want to make and wear a wedding cloak at my wedding at Gulf Wars. 1st reason: I am not a fan of generalization but you can say that a well dressed noble 12th century lady is not completely dressed unless she wears a cloak. 2nd reason: I plan to make this cloak a part of our wedding ceremony based on some traditional period wedding traditions from the 12th century. And last but not least – I have to admit that I wanted to make a “period” cloak for my 12th century wardrobe for some years now. My wedding cloak will be a very important part of my wedding garb. You can say that my cloak will make the “12th century picture” complete on “my special day”. 🙂
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