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Saint Lukes Artisan's Fair Laurel Challenge

At last! I can do a Laurely thing!

Okay, here is my challenge for Saint Lukes Artisan's Fair.

Are you guys game?

"Create a Sixteenth Century embroidery sampler.
Include a brief history of these types of samplers, as
well as the uses for these stitches in practical
terms. Explain what kinds of materials and stitches
you used, and how they would compare to a period

"The sampler does not need to be a reproduction of an
existing one. Originality can be achieved by doing it
in the style of these samplers, with stitches that
were used at the time, without being an actual copy."


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Apr. 16th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Ooo! This sounds fun!

I may actually have to enter!
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes you may!
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Love it! Do I need to forward this to amykb or does she have it already?
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
I sent an email through the St. Luke's Webpage. But you may want to forward it anyway just in case :-)
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Nice challenge!
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Gee - I can just see myself at Storvik's Baronial Birthday (the week before - I understand that we're having some problem spiking it) - madly trying to finish this. Now I have a last minute! I need to work on the design elements for a blackwork cap I'm working on. I've even gotten a lot of the documentation or the cap done. But the design elements themselves need to be practiced. Sounds like a plan! I need to work out the appropriate weight of thread for each motif and how to deal with the gold I want to use.

I decided a while ago that I wanted to make a late period down as a challenge to myself. I realized that the only part of me that wasn't going to substantially change in size was my head, so I am starting there.
Of course, now I'm looking at a German inspired one. Guess I'll have to make two.
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
And since we have two different events, in two different places, you can also use it for Chalice of the Sun God. Or is the cap for Chalice? ;-)

Edited at 2008-04-16 03:55 pm (UTC)
Apr. 16th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
With Chalice so soon after Pensic, I think the best I'll do is the sampler. If a miracle occurs, then maybe the cap. I have promised Rorik that I will finish spiffing up his wardrobe. My priorities are very fluid. This week - finish the favors for Storvikii fighters (and other Storvikii if I get enough done) for TOC. Then finally finishing fixing my oops on Rorik's investiture garb. Yep, more than a year later I am working on the embroidery for the replacement neckline. The boat like effect isn't what I was going for, but what I ended up with when cutting it at 3am the morning of Investiture. I planned on making a series of shields around the neck to reflect that part of the arms. Sigh.
Apr. 16th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! This is the sort of challenge I was hoping for, and something I've been meaning to do anyway.


(Erm, yes, I will be entering this challenge.)
Apr. 16th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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