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Month: July 2012

Eagle Pouch: Completed

Eagle Pouch: Completed

I know, I know. I promised a run-down of the fox embroidery. But i realized that I have two projects that need to be wrapped up first. The biggest one is the Double-Headed Eagle pouch. This was embroidered as a Christmas present for a friend (and only finished 7 months late). It’s worked in long-and-short stitch, in black DMC cotton floss (three strands at a time), on linen, and outlined in couched DMC silver thread. The eyes are silver beads.

Double Eagle Pouch

Double Eagle Pouch

The loop and drawstring are fingerloop braids (round braid of five loops, I think) done in black and grey pearl cotton. The drawstring goes through seven hand-sewn eyelets on each side, and is separate from the belt loop so you don’t have to fuss with the hanging strap to get into the pouch (IĀ hate that).

Double Eagle Pouch

Double Eagle Pouch

Double Eagle Pouch

The pouch is lined in natural linen for a finished look, and so nothing in there snags on the embroidery back. The sides of the pouch are finished in a looping braid-like finish that I learned from the fantasticĀ Racaire. I’m really proud of how this project turned out. And I can’t wait to see the look on Marc’s face when I give it to him.

Double Eagle Pouch

Class

Class

Today I teach a class on basic embroidery stitches at my local SCA populace gathering. I’m excited and a little nervous. It’s the first formal teaching I’ve done down here.

Right now I’m gathering up supplies to take with me. I hope I have enough!

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Fox Embroidery

Fox Embroidery

A quick update on the fox embroidery project:

Fox embroidery.

The second picture is truer to color, with a penny included for size comparison. This will be another pouch like the Double Eagle one (a project completion post is in the works). I’ve actually just finished all the red on the right fox, so I’m nearing the home stretch. Just the brown and white to go on him, and then the yellow ochre background. Chain stitch, I think.

Fox embroidery