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! 😀
Maybe you already noticed it – the needle roll with the big yellow tassels is the needle roll from the “Craft with Racaire” project #1- the needle roll tutorial.
…and now some project details for you:
I used “baby Silkpaca lace” from Malabrigo – 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk for this needle rolls. This is the same wool-silk thread which I just used for my 14th century French pouch commission. The thread might be a little bit more expensive then other threads but the colors are bright and brilliant, the feeling of the finished embroidery surface is soft and silky and you can work with this thread very well – in my opinion it is definitely worth its money.
Btw. the white thread I used for this embroidered bands is from Renaissance Dyeing – I had no white wool-silk thread when I worked at this embroidered bands. I decided to use the white wool thread from Renaissance Dyeing which I had at home.
Btw. concerning the German Brick Stitch patterns – I try my best to collect all useful links for you at one place. Therefore you can find my German Brick Stitch patterns in my header menu: Put your mouse pointer on “Premium”, pull it down and over “Medieval Embroidery Techniques” and the field “German Brick Stitch” will appear just on the right side next to this menu.
At the moment Premium users can find here my German Brick Stitch pattern #1 as PDF file for download. Please feel free to download and use it if you like. Furthermore you can also find a quick link to my posting with the charts for my German Brick Stitch pattern #2 – I haven’t finished a PDF file yet but it is on my to-do list. 🙂
…and now back to more photos of my embroidery – at the next picture you can see the borders of the needle rolls – they are all worked in 2 colors. If you haven’t tried out this technique yet but you would like to – you can find the detailed photo tutorial for this technique here: “Craft with Racaire – Project #1 – Step 4 – medieval finishing technique for the border 🙂 “
…and here a picture of one of the borders while I was working at it:
…and while doing my last work at the padding, I also added some embroidery at the inside. The “R” for Racaire is worked in Stem stitch. The small “flowers” with 4 and 6 petals are worked in the “Lazy Daisy Stitch” – you can find a short photo tutorial for this technique <here>.
Yes, this is the same “R” I use to sign my scrolls… 🙂
I think this embroidered needle rolls are a really nice addition for my Travel & Largesse Fund, aren’t they. Somehow I run out of embroidered gifts during my last journeys to the beautiful Kingdom of Meridies in 2012… 😉
I hope you enjoyed my new photos and find my links helpful. If you would like to make a your own needle roll now, you can find all in-depth postings with detailed step-by-step photo tutorials for all steps for this project here: “Craft with Racaire – Project #1 – needle-roll”
I wish you a beautiful weekend! 😀