The most common thing I hear when talking to people about my counted thread embroidery obsession is "I can't do that, there's too much counting and looking at charts". And they do have a point-- if you are a person who hates looking up from your work, finding your place in a chart, and looking down again, counted thread might drive you a bit mad. But, there are a number of tricks you can use to make the whole process easier.
Drachenwald Crown Tourney has come and gone, actually more than a week ago? I did kind of massively overdo things that weekend and spent most of the week recovering. But! I went! I did finish my fitted gown in time, thank god, because it was chilly. Going up the spiral staircase to the dormitories in [...]
I have a friend who, when I update him on my projects, always says "you're so talented!" And that always baffles me a little bit, because there is a big difference between talent, skill, and just having the patience to do something that seems outrageous to other people. I truly believe that anyone can sew. [...]
This is my apartment this morning All that white stuff on the far right? More white linen. As usual, too much fabric, NOT enough space. I finally drew up an actual plan for William's shirt: I based on the Nils Sture shirt and the 1535 boy's shirt in the V&A (the first one in PoF [...]
Sorry for the short break in posts-- I've just been chugging along on a few different things. Last Sunday I downloaded an app to keep track of the time I've put into different embroidery projects. If you needed proof that I'm Bad at moderation, here's what I've done over the last week and a half [...]
I was going to start this post with a cute "One year, $XXXX in fabric, and uncountable stitches later" but actually calculating how much I've spent on fabric in the past year was seriously anxiety provoking so I gave up. Twelfth Night 2019 has come and gone! Thanks to Heather for the great photo of [...]