Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Progress on a purse

A couple of months ago I posted about my new embroidery frame. In that post you could see a piece of embroidery that is now finally finished! I think I have started it back in January 2007 or so.

The piece is 9 by 18 cm. The ground is linen and the embroidery is done with spun silk. This piece is now ready to be lined and finished with tassels with turk's head knots (see photo below).
I'm still waiting for the lining silk to arrive and I need to make up my mind about the tassels and laces colours. The turk's head knots will be burgundy red. Should I go for purple or ochre tassels?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

New project: Swedish frilled veil

Maria, Älgå, 2nd half of the 14th century
Soon I'll be starting on a new project: a custom order for a Swedish frilled veil for Maria from Albrechts Bösser.
The statue above will serve as example for the reconstrcution. The veil looks like it has a fretworked honeycomb frill consisting of only two layers. Mostly this type has at least three layers (however I'm nearly sure I've seen a two-layered version before, but I don't remember where).
First thing to do is order the right type of linnen.
In the mean time I'm translating my Ba-paper on frilled veils into English in order to get it published.

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