Saturday, 30 August 2014

Silky celtic embroideries

Few years ago my SCA friend ordered 2 tunics from me. I made the tunics then and promised to embroider them, when I have more time. 1st embroidery I made over a years ago and I have shown you pictures too. This one was the second, and it took freaking long time to finish. It was my 1st time do embroider on silk, with silk. It took me over a year to make, as I got so frustrated all the time and I had to have a break from embroidering quite often.

I had to darken the background ARMANI silk and I did it using very strong tea and salt. It was real experiment, but the color stuck pretty well.

The 'board' was combination of 2 round images, 2 square ones and 4 tiny triskels between the bigger images. Both big images are from my iron-on book ( found at ), and as my customer wanted doglike creatures, these 2 images were selected. Triskel image was my old rubberstamp, so I just stamped the right places and embroidered top of the mark.

Background: natural white ARMANI silk
Round image: really thin floss silk from Piper Silk
Square image and triskels: silk from The Silk Mill

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wedding card

So, let's start the reporting about things I  have done recently. This one is a wedding card for my friends. I made it August 2013, but I have not remembered to show it.

Theme: Wedding card
Date: 9th August 2013
- Golden , folded card. Originally from Lidl's DIY xmas-cardset. Longer than normal card.
- Punched , white carboard. bought thru eBay.
- gilded initials (MN). 18 carat goldleaf from Malaysia 8bought from eBay). Outlines done with tiny brush and black Winson&Newton guash.
- " Love" sticker from K&Co wedding sticker set
- 104 plastic, 2mm pearl halfs and 8 sky blue diamante. Both bought from eBay.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Back to business!

Hello there! Have you missed me? I have x)

Anyways, now I finally have time for writing and time to blog about my finally finished couple of my secret projects, so I can finally show pictures etc.

I am also taking part to Drachenwal Arts and science exchange. I was lucky to finish my project on time. Actually I would have finished it way earlier, but real life caught on me. At the moment I can not tell more about it, but as soon as I manage to delivery the parcel to my exchange partner, I will blog about it.

Tomorrow I will post 1st report about my 1st mundane project I made for my lover. Then I have to show few paper craft things and few embroideries.