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Passimenterie

Passimenterie

Handmade trims for Nick’s fighting and court doublets.

Sewing handmade trim onto doublets for Edmund.

And thread-covered buttons for the latter. Now to have it all done by Queen’s, on May eleventh. Why do I do this to myself?

Thread covered buttons for a new court doublet.

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

Done!

Done!

So, I am planning to take some pictures of this awesome pouch that aren’t Instagram ones. Really. But for now, here’s the finished jobby.

Eagle pouch is finished!