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Cleves updates

Firstly some headgear progress ­čÖé Becase my pearlwork is so dimensional I need a flat brocade front, and then am able to have a flat but slightly more texture brocade for the haub. Then we have the brocade for the collar and neckline. Yep, pressed the brocade into a curve! Ditto for the piece above …

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sewing day

I wound up breaking out the overlocker all day instead of working on horns. Which was probably wise. The rain is still leaving everything damp so curing would be risky. So I zipped around the edges of my Worth sunburst skirt (the satin is so perfectly buttery that it was just nice to do!) and …

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stickelchen progress

┬á My Mr Boo tribute fits in really nicely. He will need to be unpicked to put the embroidered body in place but I really wanted to test the shapes and embossing depth and get used to it first ­čÖé he will have a little fat belly. He’ll have his ears and nose partly etched …

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website updates

Oh thank goodness! Last night I was updating my theme (to prevent too many thumbnails being generated when I upload media from an old backup- it’s just easier to import them all) my browser hung. Then I got a 524 error. uh oh, I thought. As a database error it was likely to be a …

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big day

Finally have my studio feeling spacious. There has been a lot of digging through stash to divest the burden, still lots more to go and we have so much old furniture to get rid of too. Anyway. Today I cut and pressed all the gold trim of the saree. Well now gold. I used RIT …

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very down

Not sure if fatigue is worse this year or what, but today has been spent trying to be at least upright and it has felt like a struggle all day, and that is after a day sleep that usually does help. But we did have “not a storm really” last night which brought down this …

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anne of cleves stickelchen

Okay, this has taken forever and I was trying to get this ready for.. tomorrow. AHAHAHAHAHHAAH!!! But I decided to not take any shortcuts (except to stabilise layers before hand working.) So this meant stretching the velvet and pearls over the base. Loose over handing of the back, then the front with tinier over handing. …

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update to the meisterschnittbuch

https://www.facebook.com/schnittbucher/posts/1718310801816017 Schnittbucher Platz’s update today! Marion McNealy and Katherine Barich are working on a massive┬áproject to get the book* translated! Not just translated but with pattern layouts, transcriptions, and more as per their Drei Schnittbucher book! I was pretty darn excited because even though myself and others love primary material, the joy of Drei Schnittbucher …

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full scan of Meisterst├╝ckbuch der Schneiderzunft zu Schwabach

I am about to faint. I check every so often to see if there are documents I did not see in previous searches, or if new documents are available- there is so much available to us that is buried behind “popular” sites in searches. Sammlung:┬áKunstbibliothek Berlin URN:┬áurn:nbn:de:gbv:601-3222 Titel:┬áMeisterst├╝ckbuch der Schneiderzunft zu Schwabach gefertigt von Joh. …

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cleves is sort of on track

I woke early and put Pride and Prejudice on and sewed. And sewed. Backtracking a few days: My support bodice has been theorised and made. Basically I went this area has both Dutch and German influences and I really don’t want another sidelacing support so what if…?” The shoulder is cut separately like in Alcega …

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