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24 April 2012 @ 10:15 am
[sticky post] (Sticky post) record of embroidery and nålbinding projects  

While I don't yet have many photos of the various embroidery projects I've done over the years, I thought it might be fun to start a collection of them in one place. I'll add to this as I find or create new photos...

Hmm, I think I have completed a few things that aren't yet recorded here. Opps, someday I should fill them in here. However, in the meantime, here is a new project in progress (July 2013) that got its very own post with photos.

Several nålbinding projects completed between late 2009 and May 2010 and are recorded here and here

Project completed 30 Nov 2009: a small case for a wax tablet. No embroidery per se, but I did some finger-loop braiding of sewing thread to make a clasp that matches the stitching on the case, and used a hematite and a glass bead to make a button. Photos of it in this LJ post, and more on facebook in the "art projects" folder.

A new project started 17 Aug 2010--never mind that the Oct '09 project has had pretty much no progress since those photos were taken. The inspiration for this project came from a fabric-shopping trip with racaire1 in Vienna back in May '10, where I purchased, amongst other things, a lovely black/brown wool in great quantity. I've been wanting to try a bliaut with the long torso that gets runched up, and I thought this fabric would lend itself well for that. However, in order to do that I had to decide what to do with the neckline, since my preferred technique for costumes is to finish the neck first, and then assemble the rest of it. This means that if it is going to be embroidered the embroidery needs to happen first. Eventually I decided that I'd use the same statue for inspiration as I used when I did the embellishment on my first bilaut. However, the last time I did a simple outline stitch in blue on red silk facing on a blue silk dress. This time I decided to use laid-and-couched stitch to cover a linen so that only wool yarn shows against the wool fabric. I'm using an indigo (hand dyed) wool yarn and some undyed wool. The first hour's of work looks like this (the brown/black wool that is planned for the dress is the background):

project in progress Aug 2010

This (below) is my current project in progress (Oct 2009). The pattern is based upon the Stafford Shire Hoard specifically , this knife hilt. It is wool yarn on a wool tunic. So far it is just the outline of the border, which I am doing in single-strand split stitch (but the yarn is thick enough it is easier to split than the silk split stitch below).

project in progress Oct 2009

This one (below) and the embroidery in my user pic are both for the Guild Banner of the Worshipful Company of Broider's of Lochac. Both worked in silk, single-strand split stitch. I did the Kingdom Arms the first time I lived in Lochac (sometime during the period May 2003 to Feb 2004) and the one of my personal coat of arms after I moved back to Tasmania (stitching done between July 2007 and Jan 2008)

single-strand split stitch

This one (below) I started in about October of 1999 and finished in January of 2000, just on time to present it to khevron on the occassion of his cermony to enter the Order of the Pelican. It is done in cotton, using the laid-and-couched work technique.

to commemorate Khevron's Pelican
Current Mood: accomplished
Dorindadorinda2212 on October 2nd, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, these are lovely!
Mary M.mushroom_maiden on October 3rd, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Wow. So very clever.
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madryn_1960madryn_1960 on October 6th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Fabulous. What stitch is used on the body of the golden dog? It looks wonderful!
madryn_1960madryn_1960 on October 6th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
Oops, I guess it's laid and couch-work.
Kareinakareina on October 6th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
That is correct, laid-and-couched work, for everything save the fire, which is done with two-stranded split stitch (often two different colour threads, to let the colours of the flame blend).
vesta_aureliavesta_aurelia on May 14th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
look at the link I found on CraftGossip, via work today:

mentions a certain somebody *I* know by name :)
Kareinakareina on May 14th, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
Yup, with photos, too! She's been much more efficient about posting photos and words about my week in Vienna than I've been.
Cap'n Fox: scabodhifox on October 12th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
That last work is AMAZING.
Kareinakareina on October 12th, 2010 07:08 am (UTC)
Kareinakareina on October 12th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Have you seen my friend racaire1's work? She's amazing, and has way more time for stitching than I do...