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« on: March 09, 2012 11:07:23 AM »

So, at the moment I am currently putting together all the pieces for a Viking costume for an event in May.  (Costume isn't finished yet so thought I'd post some of the embroidery here, until I get around to doing a big post for the whole outfit Smiley )

This was pretty easy to put together and is made entirely for linen and all hand stitched.  The embroidery is done using silk embroidery thread.  I think I worked my way through two 6.5 metres skeins of gold thread on this one.  The embroidery is 24 inches long, and is based on the acanthus vine pattern.  I love how shiny the silk is!





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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012 12:19:09 PM »

Beautiful ! I am envious of your nice,neat,even stitches !!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012 09:28:47 PM »

*breathes deeply* I love the smell of SCA in the morning. This looks fantastic. I hate you just a little.  Grin  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012 02:40:43 AM »

Your stitching is amazing.  May I ask what type of gold thread you used? It's gorgeous.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012 06:15:53 AM »

Smiley Thanks everyone!

@CheeryBombs - I buy all my silk from the Silk Mill (www.thesilkmill.com) The gold shade is Vintage Gold 4085 Smiley  Their silk is so lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012 03:08:31 PM »

That is so pretty and such a great picture!
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012 01:15:26 AM »

Thanks oceansoul I'll definitely look into them.
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