1500-1600 projects: early historic

stickelchen progress

  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 🙂 he will have a little fat belly. He’ll have his ears and nose partly etched …

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what was that about not handsewing

Yeah, well I tried by machine. It was actually much harder and the result was just not okay. I either had really obvious stitches or had to break out my craft blade to unpick very carefully. The light heat n bond is kind of perfect though. It is too light to work on its own …

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centre detail is very personal! Sable bezanty (eventually!), an ‘ermine’ rampant guardant- obviuously that would conflict but I’m trying.

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more cleves progress

Stickelchen is now tidy enough to line and to add more leaves and sequins 🙂 The back is slightly longer than the original I made so there is a bit of a gap. Currently binding the individual cords in gold thread. It is taking a few goes as my needles keep bending. Brocade trim progress: …

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progress, covering all the raw ends of the braid!

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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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in motion! Sorry for the wobble 🙂 the leaves will hide a multitude of sins!

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<3's you! I will need to fill this to match the rest of the piece. Let's see if I can get a video...

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on new brocade border (Saree from) so happy! But that heart does really stick out!

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accidental heart! This will have leaves and pearls added back 🙂 thanks to N. For an arts and craft round trip. Beading needles for tbe tiniest pearls 🙂

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