Trying my hand at blackwork embroidery. I’m using up bits of fine white linen, making hankies with decorated edges that may well turn into items for largess. As I grow more familiar with the patterns and technique, I look forward to working with silk floss, but the cotton is lovely for now. The pattern is from Hans Hofer’s Formbuchlein, Augsburg, 1545. Pattern drafted on the grid by Claudette Ziemann in 2002.
These two pieces were inspired by an invitation to contribute blank scrolls for the East Kingdom Spring Blank Scroll Challenge. The first depicts foxglove and a tyger inspired by a Bestiary and Herbal, MS Ashmole 1504, Bodleian Library, Oxford England (1510-20). The second combines ornaments from The Luttrell Psalter, England (1325-40), pages 208R and 60V.
Both are gouache on Bristol paper.
I made a poppet for S. the first year we went to the GNEW (2014). “Hildi” had a red dress to match, and still reemerges from time to time. Which is a good thing, as I was able to make a pattern from her and make some sisters to donate to the East Kingdom toybox, along with some blue pilgrim scrips (shoulder bags) repurposed from old garb, and some things for grownups, too.