Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Materials used: Watergun from Biltema, ocre and black acrylic paint, copper dry pigment, glossy miniature lack, about 14 2mm (fake) pearls halfs, 2 4mm diamande stars, UV reactive lakc, Glow in the dark- lack and real gold
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
I can finally report about my latest project, as I gave the present to my friend yesterday.
This is the better part of the project, 14th century german brick stitch with naturally dyed wool and silk. Later I will post pictures of finishing touches of it.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
This is picture of the fabric I (aka my seamtress Mom) am going to use for my new Cthulhu- dress. We have big historical dances few times a year and this dress should be finished just before RopeCon. It's not going to be historical dress, more like geeky,as there will be bling blibg- tentacles on the dress x)
Saturday, 8 June 2013
I finally figured out how to use my handspun linen. Yay! This is 'bathmitten' for my friend. The 'design' aint as good as I hoped, but its usable and functional. I used dalarna stitch to make it, not the normal finnish one.
Friday, 31 May 2013
Sunday, 12 May 2013
I just need to finish the outlines... The man, who ordered this from me, was really excited when I showed this one. All I need to do is black outlines and then it's ready to be attached to his light blue tunic.
Celtic pattern, silk on linen
Dark pink and pink: www.pipers-silks.com
Yellow orange: Bought brom my local SCA-friend
Black outlines: www.pipers-silks.com and www.thesilkmill.com
Linen : Piece grantmother's dowrylinen (from late 30's)
Monday, 6 May 2013
Lately I have been thinking about selling few of my embroideries over Etsy.com. I am just not sure should I sell them as final product (like needlebook or bag) or just as simple embroidery (so the buyer can use it as she wish). Any suggestions/opinions?
Monday, 29 April 2013
I have namaged to done quite a lot of this celtic embroidery. I also started my other commission work, but it's a bit frustrating atm. I have never done silk on silk and that's a bit problematic. Idon't like the outcome at all and I may even undo the embroidery and start again. I'll post pictures as soon as I managed to do something decent.
Friday, 26 April 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Sewing the 10+ meters of seam goes quite well when you are listening an audiobook. Atm I am middle of 'Clash of Kings' by R.R.Masrtin... yup... it's part of the famous 'Game of Thrones'
This time I don't have any pics to post, I have not done anything pictureworthy lately. Well, actually I have done, but it's going to be a present, so I can tell you about it after I have given it away x) ... till then... Adjöö o/
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Monday, 11 March 2013
This is it, the order I have been embroidering lately. It's going to be embroidered with silk and attached to my client's tunic later. I have had some problems while ordering new silk and as this order is quite important, I can not wait till May to get new floss from my normal supplier. So I decided to start with the colors I already have and hope they will last long enough. I found another place to order silk threat. They should arrive tomorrow, I hope. I really wish those new colors are suitable, this new company had like 5 different kind of silk, and I have no idea witch ones would be similar to those I have already used. Don'r worry, I will report as soon as I get the threats.
Saturday, 2 March 2013
Yup, that's Cthulhu wearing a Santa's outfit ;)
Saturday, 23 February 2013
I'll post pictures when I have something to show. I have not yet got the embroidery floss....
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Unfortunately I can not post pictures, as they are going to be presents and both recipients may read this blog x)
I also started to crochet a present for my friend. His birthday is in 3 days, so I am in hurry. Why, oh why I get all ideas only few days beforehand? I am pretty sure I am not the only one, but I am getting annoyed, as I have stressed out too many times. Yup, this aint the 1st time this happens. Last time I got the inspiration 24h before I needed the presents and I was finishing the items middle of night.
Monday, 11 February 2013
- Cut off (and tidy up) about 15cm from your veil and use the cut of piece to make another wimple.
- Start to embroider late 14th cent bag's another side IF you have had money to buy more silkfloss.
- Continue to sew your 14th cent. wool dress.
- Ponder what kind of decoration to add to your new dress.
- Make late 14th cent. dress from linen. You need authentic clothes (/that are not very hot under scorching sun) for Grünwald.
- Try to have time to finish your crocheted scarf.
- Play with indigo dye ;)
Shall we guess how much I manage to do. And how many new projects, not included this list, I'll start (and finish)
Thursday, 7 February 2013
That's another German brick stitch I made. This design is actually done by me. Again the fabric is 24 count evenweave and tread used is silk and wool. it's 5cm x 13.5cm. I have no idea what to do with it, haha xD Maybe I'll try to sell it...
Sunday, 3 February 2013
These patches are both 5.5cm squares. Left one is Bargello-design (sorry, cant find the pattern anymore :( ) and the right one is from here. Both are wool on linen 24 count evenweave. I guess I'll make small lavender-pillows (to put inside linen closet etc) or pincushions. I am definitely trying Bargello again. I'll probably make more modern versiosn, as Bargello aint authentic enough to be used in other medieval society I am involved. You see, Bargello is 17th cent technique and the other society's timeperiod is 1000-1400.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
This time I'd like to post yet another pic of my embroideries. Last 2 weeks have been really crazy, all I have wanted to to is embroider, embroider and embroider a bit more. I have even skipped World of warcraft to be able to finish my little patches of German Brick Stitch.
so... here's one I made. I have these really odd skeins of random floss and I have been trying to use them as good as I can. In this embroidery I used all the colors from the bluish set of floss. It ended up pretty goodlooking (minus the one single mistake on the left side of the embroidery). Fabric was 24 evenweave and each stitch is 3mm long. Cream outlines are silk, interior is mostly wool, I guess. You see, I have no idea what material this bluish set was, as i came without any tags etc. But I assume they are wool, at least they feel like wool.This is 14cm x 8cm
And no, I have no idea what I am going to do with it. I might make a needlebook, but I may do something else too
Monday, 21 January 2013
Friday, 18 January 2013
Here's pic of my finished german brick stitch. It's 22 evencount and made with silk (from Silk Mill) As you can see, plenty of mistakes xD I also ran out of the reddish brown floss and I ordered new skeins... from wrong color. Soooo, I decided to use it after all. I tried to make the transition line as smooth and even as possible, so maybe some people would think it was intentional colorchange xD
I have started to embroider other side. This piece and the unfinished one are going to be a fancy little bag to accompany my new late 14th century dress.
(Pattern here @ Medieval Arts and Crafts)
Thursday, 10 January 2013
As few of you might have noticed, I have changed the layout and background of the blog. It's not as scary as it was previously ;) I hope you like new new look as much as I do.
I also changed the settings. Now anyone are able to comment my entries, althou I will moderate them all. I hope all the spammers will stay away for a while.
Oh well, I might report that I AGAIN started new German brick stitch embroidery, ahahhaha xD We had childrens' weekend at the castle, and I wanted to make embroidery kids can touch. I almost fainted when 10 kids started to caress my finished, silken German brick stitch x) I should not be so scared about it, but I did not want even the tiniest smudge or grease onto the embroidery.
See you later,
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
i made this drawing for one calendar. remember to click it. From biggger pic you'll see all the details.
Part of the ormanent from carved animal head post (Oseberg, Norway)
Paper: 90mg pergamanata
pens: MUJI black 038, 0.5 and 0.7 mm
Thursday, 3 January 2013
This pearl set is one of my favourites too. I was stupid and I did not take details from these sets and now I can't remember anything at all. This probably was early 19th century set... or late 18th.... maybe I'll take new pics of the sets with correct information included.
|Pearls and filigree|