And finally, after all the recent postings about my progress, I am glad to say that I just managed to finish the main framework pattern of my 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching! 😀
But I wasn’t embroidering all the time – actually, after all the countless hours which I spent working at my current projects last week, I took a brake from my embroidery projects this weekend.
Yesterday, after a weekend filled with fishing and hanging out with some of our good friends, I finally got back to work at two of my embroidery projects again.
First I managed to flatten the seams and also the rest of the fabric of the 14th century XL hood. And I also ironed the lovely purple wool fabric which I got for the appliqué embroidery.
Finally it seems like working at this 14th century inspired Surface Couching embroidery project became a nice treat for me. 😀
Whenever I am too tired and just want to work at something “simple” or when I want to consider the next step for the 14th century XL hood project for my friends Pelican elevation, I pick up my embroidery frame and do some more stitches…
In my last posting I already showed you a sneak peek at my technical drawing for my next surface couching tutorial.
But this was not the only project I was working on during the last days. All of my so-called “free time” was actually filled with drawing as well as a lot of hand-sewing and surface couching embroidery.
I have great news for all of you who enjoy my technical tutorials of medieval embroidery techniques!
It took several days to work out the very detailed technical drawing for my new medieval technique tutorial about Surface Couching but I finally managed to finish it. 😀
Though the Surface Couching technique tutorial isn’t finished by now, I just couldn’t resist to show you a glimpse at the technical drawing I worked out for you.
*Gosh* I think I started too many embroidery projects! But unfortunately there is just not enough time to work at them all! At least not at the same time… 😉
Yes, I really wish I could duplicate myself or at least grow an extra set or arms but I doubt that this will happen anytime soon… But well, who doesn’t know this problem… *lol*
Ok, enough self pity for now. I anyway don’t have the time to complain about too many embroidery projects and well, if I complained, who would actually believe me? *lol* You all know that I love embroidery far too much to not enjoy my dilemma. But – *sigh* – there are so many of them – the embroidery projects I just started and the ones I would love to start next and which are haunting me… At least all this embroidery projects keep me busy and prevent me from getting bored. I guess, I can’t complain about that, can I?
Therefore – what have I been working at during the last days? Well, let me give you a short summery:
…and finally, after adding another endless amount of small stitches, I am very happy to announce that I just finished the main framework embroidery of my 14th century inspired pattern. *happydance*
Well, I guess it’s kinda obvious and I admit it – working at the details is so much more fun than working at the basic pattern. But a good medieval embroidery needs a good basic framework… 🙂
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…
But I still managed to make some very good progress concerning my “14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching” project. 😀
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. 😀
And finally, after mounting my embroidery frame and putting the pattern PDF together for you, I found some time to work at my new embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching.
I haven’t done fine surface couching like this for quite some time but it seems like I didn’t pause at all – the stitches come so easily to me. Well, yes, this technique is in truth a very simple one…