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My latest historical project...
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Date: 6/25/13 12:26 PM

I thought you guys might enjoy seeing my latest finish--a 16th century blackwork pocket I made for a friend. Y'all helped me out with the construction probably more than you realize, but I'm putting a special shout-out to wendyrb who gave brilliant bias tape advice in this thread, which (no joke) has changed my binding life forever.



It's all hand-stitched in silk on linen, with gilt spangles (sequins), backed and bound in velveteen. I have lots more information (such as, what I mean by a "pocket") and photos on my website, but if you want to skip all of that and just go to the giant, zoomable close-up photo (you can really see how beautifully the binding turned out!!), click here

Thanks for looking!

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Date: 6/25/13 1:27 PM

Oh my! Such beautiful work!

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Date: 6/25/13 11:29 PM

What gorgeous, gorgeous embroidery! You should be so proud of yourself.

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Date: 6/26/13 0:21 AM

Beautiful beautiful work! I enjoyed your website, amazing!

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Date: 6/26/13 2:50 AM

I am VERY impressed. Creating just a small sample for my dressmaking course of embroidery stitches took forever in my mind and I just dont have the patience for a large scale project.

Those stitches are really neat and regular!

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Date: 6/26/13 4:34 AM

You do amazing work! I am so impressed with your artistry and historical accuracy. The meticulous handwork, color and use of fabric are stunning. Thank you ever so much for sharing. I truly enjoy reading your blog and your adventures in creative sewing.

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Date: 6/26/13 6:28 AM

That is gorgeous!!

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Date: 6/26/13 10:43 AM

Fabulous! And love your website. Thank you for posting. Your work is always meticulous and absolutely lovely. Annette

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Date: 6/30/13 3:15 PM

Wow! I can't believe those are hand-stitches, they are so perfect! It's a shame that those go under the paniers and skirts :)

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Date: 7/10/13 8:08 PM

Wow, that looks fabulous!

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