White 14th century XL hood for a friends Pelican elevation – embroidery .3 – how I created the embroidered knight belt patches .1

2015.08 - Racaire - Sams 14th century XL elevation hood - 14th century hood - embroidered knight belts - appliqué embroidery - medieval embroidery - SCAI hope you enjoyed yesterdays short calligraphy sidestep as I am now moving on to the next step of the embroidery for the 14th century XL hood project for my friends Pelican elevation at the Meridian Grand Tournament:

How I created the
embroidered knight belt patches

Though the embroidered knight belts might look rather simple, as you can see them at the picture on the left, they still demanded a lot of thought, time and stitches. But well, you know, I like challenges and this combined Order of the Chivalry and Pelican patches were definitely a very interesting personal challenge for me as I normally rarely do appliqué embroidery.
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14th century French Pouch .1 – sneak peek progress .23 – sewing the pouch together .1 :)

Racaire - medieval embroidery - projects 2014 - hand embroideryMaybe some of you remember my 14th century French pouch commission. And I have great news concerning this project – I managed to finish the pouch and it was delivered in time to surprise a beautiful lady on Valentines day.

And during the recent down time of my blog I found some time to sit down and go through the pictures on my tablet…

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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! 😀

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Embroidered 14th century pouch for tomorrows 9th blog-birthday raffle finished!!! :D

Wooohoooo! Countdown! Just 1 day left!
…and I just finished my embroidered 14th century pouch for the raffle!

Racaire's embroidered 14th century pouch for the 9th blog-birthday raffle :D

I just managed to finish the embroidered 14th century pouch! …and there is still one day left until the raffle! *happydance*

This “petite” pouch is inspired by an actual 14th century pouch from France. I decided to rework two sections of an extant 14th century French pouch for it. You can see pictures of the other sections in my postings about my current commission which is based on the same extant 14th century French pouch: “14th century French pouch commission”

The final result looks so nice that I wish I could keep it for myself – but no, I will raffle it off tomorrow betwixt my members.

Embroidered 14th century pouch for tomorrows 9th blog-birthday raffle finished!!! :D

…and I will not only raffle off this pouch, I also added one of my embroidery scissors from my “personal fancy scissors collection”. You can see it at the picture above.
This is one of the scissors I got as a birthday present from Frank from the shop www.scherenkauf.de. I have to say that I really love the scissors which he gave me 2011. I use mine nearly every day since I got them and they still work like at the very first day. 🙂

Btw. one of my personal and favorite scissors, which I use very often is this one:

Link Amazon.com:
Mundial 3-1/2-Inch Classic Forged Stork Embroidery Scissors, Gold Plated Finish
(unfortunately I can’t tell you if this are the same scissors I use but they look very close to what I use and have a really good rating)
Link Amazon.de:
Stickschere / Storchenschere

…and finally some pictures of the finished pouch for you – Enjoy! 😀

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Craft with Racaire – Project #1 – Step 4 – medieval finishing technique for the border :)

Seam treatment at the border - RacaireOk, first we started with some embroidery and embroidered a nice “stripe” of fabric using a medieval embroidery technique – “German Brick Stitch” for our very first “Craft with Racaire” project – a small embroidered needle-roll.

…and yesterday I showed you in my detailed photo tutorial how to assemble the needle-roll.

Today I put together another very detailed photo tutorial for you. In this photo tutorial I will show you a nice medieval (or like some people like to call it: “period”) technique for the seam treatment at the borders. Continue reading