Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery .4

Racaire - medieval rose - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery - cloister stitch - hand embroidery…and besides all the work at the house, I managed to finish another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery for my Travel & Largesse Fund. ūüôā

Already for several days now I am busy working at my very first own sewing & crafting room as well as the adjacent rooms.

Though it seems to take forever, it somehow pleases me to see the progress. It feels like¬†the house is becoming more and more my/our home. ūüôā

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Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery .3

Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery - medieval embroidery - hand embroidery - Fleur-de-Lis - cloister stitchYes, I know, I already wanted to start working at my Klosterstich hands-on photo tutorial but I have to admit that I just finished¬†another small needle book with Klosterstich embroidery instead. ūüėÄ

While I was getting the¬†materials for my hands-on photo tutorial together, I realized that I still have two small patches with 14th century inspired Klosterstich embroidery which I haven’t turned into needle books yet… Continue reading

Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery .2

Racaire - 2014 - Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery - hand embroidery - medieval embroideryReady for another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery? …and in the mood for a hand embroidered medieval 14th century rose?

Well, that’s great¬†because I have a cute combination of both for you today. ūüėÄ

Again I turned one of the recently embroidered Klosterstich patches into a small needle book for my Travel & Largesse Fund. I think this needle book is even more beautiful that the needle book which¬†I finished¬†yesterday. …but well, I am biased, therefore decide yourself. ūüėČ

And here¬†the picture of my¬†new needle book with the 14th century Klosterstich rose – enjoy! ūüėÄ
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Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery .1

Racaire 2014 - another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery - hand embroidery - medieval embroidery - cloister stitch embroidery techniqueI am very glad to say that I just finished¬†another new needle book with Klosterstich embroidery. ūüôā

You remember my sneak peeks at my most recent Klosterstich embroidery? Well, I already turned one of this small patches with Klosterstich embroidery and some leftover wool fabric into a new needle book.

This new needle book looks really cute. It is definitely a great addition to my Travel & Largesse Fund.

…and now ¬†– enjoy the pictures of my new needle book with Klosterstich embroidery! ūüėÄ

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More Klosterstich embroidery for needle books – sneak peek .4

2014 Racaire embroidery for needle books - medieval embroidery technique - Klosterstich - hand embroidery…and after¬†all the small¬†patches for my new needle books showing¬†flowers done in Klosterstich technique,¬†I again have a 14th century¬†inspired¬†fleur-de-lis¬†Klosterstich embroidery for you.

With¬†all this small embroidered patches lying before me, I¬†really think that I should go on¬†and transform them into some nice¬†needle books now. They will be a beautiful addition for my “Travel & Largesse Fund”.

My pile of U.F.O.s* is already big enough and doesn’t need any further addition. Therefore – where are my leftover wool fabrics, threads and needles?! *lol* ūüėČ

But first things first – here a picture of my most recent fleur-de-lis in Klosterstich embroidery for you and some additional progress pictures – enjoy! ūüėÄ

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More Klosterstich embroidery for needle books – sneak peek .1

More Klosterstich embroidery for needle books - sneak peek .1 - medieval embroidery technique - cloister stitch - hand embroideryThe Klosterstich embroidery technique is one of my favorite embroidery techniques. As some of you might remember, I always tremendously enjoy working at projects which involve this technique.

Therefore it’s no wonder that I enjoyed working at my recent needle books with Klosterstich embroidery so much that I¬†decided to embroider more small patches ¬†and to sew more needle books. Furthermore I also have the feeling that my “Travel & Largesse Fund” is still much too empty for my personal taste. I definitely need to make more small gifts. ūüôā

This is why¬†I again started working at small patches with Klosterstich embroidery and I already have one more Klosterstich embroidery for needle books I can show¬†you – a medieval 14th century rose – enjoy! ūüėÄ

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Needle books with 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery worked in Klosterstich

Racaire - hand sewn needle books with 16th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery worked in medieval embroidery technique - KlosterstichMy recent 4day trip to Barcelona as well as the postings about my favorite Barcelona photos were a nice possibility to take a short break from my ongoing embroidery projects. This is one of my favorite ways to restore my energy and inspiration for new projects and postings.

But now it is definitely time to¬†get¬†back to my¬†embroidery projects and my embroidery related postings with renewed¬†power. And I am very glad to say that I just finished two hand sewn needle books with 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis Klosterstich embroidery. ūüôā

2014 - Racaire - medieval embroidery, hand embroidery - Klosterstich and chain stitch - needle book

You maybe remember my recent posting with the sneak peek at the 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery in Klosterstich. As you can see on the picture on the left, I finally found the time to turn this 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery into small needle books.

They look so cute that I¬†was¬†really tempted to¬†keep them for myself but I already have a needle roll and a needle book which mean quite a lot to me. Therefore I will add them to my “Travel & Largesse Fund”. Well, this was anyway my initial plan for them… ūüėČ

You might not believe it but this needle books are rather easy to make. Some¬†of the steps concerning the creation process are very similar to the steps which¬†I already described in¬†my “Craft with Racaireneedle roll tutorial“. But more about this in one of my next¬†postings about this embroidery project.

However, todays focus is on the finished needle books and I took¬†several photos of the needle books for you – enjoy! ūüėÄ

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Needle books with 14th century inspired Fleur-de-Lis embroidery worked in Klosterstich – sneak peek .1

2014 Racaire - medieval embroidery Klosterstich / cloister stitch needle bookAbout 2 years ago, during my very first stay in the states, I gave away some hand embroidered needle books as gifts to interesting people which I met on my journey.

I was told¬†that this needle books were highly appreciated and became treasured and loved items of their owners. Well, what shall I say, this kind of message is always a great balm for the soul of an artisan. ūüôā

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More German Brick Stitch embroidery – Needle Roll 2 & 3 finished :D

Racaire - German Brick Stitch - Needle Roll 2 & 3 finished

You maybe remember my first¬†“Craft with Racaire” project #1. The¬†needle roll¬†tutorial with German Brick Stitch¬†embroidery which I recently posted.

I was very pleased with my new German Brick Stitch pattern and the finished embroidery for the first needle roll. Furthermore I also tremendously enjoyed working with the beautiful new silk/wool thread I just got from the yarn shop.

Like always, this are more then enough great reasons for me to became playful and creative. This time I decided to play around with my German Brick Stitch pattern #2 and to try out two new pattern ideas I had on my mind. The German Brick Stitch pattern #2 is already a simplified version of my German Brick Stitch pattern #1 and both new pattern ideas are based on this simplified German Brick Stitch pattern #2.

Though¬†I just finished¬†the embroidery for my 14th century French pouch commission, I¬†was¬†not able to proceed with the assembling of the pouch before I had all needed materials together, pre-washed and ironed. Preparing the materials for the¬†pouch commission, I wanted to work at some embroidery. That was the moment when¬†I remembered that I had some embroidery – well, this German Brick Stitch embroidery – still waiting to be turned into needle rolls and I decided to get back to this embroidered bands and to assemble the needle rolls…

…and like¬†always, I have some pictures for you – enjoy! ūüėÄ

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