April and most of May was a very stressful month for me. All my sewing projects went on hold and I tried to take the time to put myself and self-care first when I could. I’m starting to feel like I have more energy now, I’ve gotten some hand sewing done and started a few embroidery… Read More A Green Linen Apron and some 17th Century Goldwork Embroidery Projects
“Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North, whose name is Stark.”
I started these as learning samples in free motion embroidery. The small motifs are from a 17th-century stomacher at the V&A museum. The original was done in silk and silver gilt on linen with spangles. My samples are in polyester thread on cotton muslin with silver bullion wire and fine silver cord for some of the… Read More 17th Century Stomacher Slips Free Motion Embroidery
The sigil of House Lannister done in yellow, scarlet and gold metallic threads with gold bullion/french wire for the the mane and silver for the claws. Free motion embroidery and hand couch work.
A series of photos showing the process of free motion embroidery on House Targaryen’s sigil. Polyester threads on cotton muslin background, with silver bullion accents on the claws and eyes.
I’ve fallen in love with free motion embroidery. it doesn’t require a fancy machine, digitizing software, or hunting down designs that might not be quite right. I’ve been working on several different projects trying to push the bounds of what I can do.