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Sneak peek at my next embroidery project – a 14th century inspired pattern worked in surface couching .3

2015-06 - Racaire - 14th century project - surface couchingGosh! 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. 😀

Well, Surface Couching might not be the fastest medieval embroidery technique but it’s definitely a beautiful one and one of my favorite medieval embroidery techniques. To see the Surface Couching embroidery grow with every day – stitch by stitch – is such a great feeling. But, damn, I have to make soooooooooooooo many small stitches… *lol* 😉

But you know – I love it and I wouldn’t like to have it any other way! …and now let’s take a look at the new progress of my 14th century inspired Surface Couching embroidery – enjoy! 😀

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Every one of the lines – which you can see above – actually consists of two lines of “silver thread” (Treasure Braid – Petite – PB04; 65% Rayon, 35% Metalized Polyester) couched down with 60/2 white (“bleached”) silk thread from the Handweaver Studio in London.

The picture above already gives a good idea of the lovely sparkling effect the couched “silver thread” has. Unfortunately the photo doesn’t really do justice to the silk fabric and the “silver thread” but I hope you can imagine it and that it inspires you do start a similar embroidery project for yourself. 🙂 

Now I have to get back working at my 14th century inspired Surface Couching project because I want to show you more progress as soon as possible! 😀

Best regards Racaire