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    Aug132012

    Medievaloid Pincushions

    Here are two pincushions I made as gifts for Twelfth Night 2012. Both are embroidered in silk thread on linen; the interior cushion is a wool flannel bag filled with emory sand. The motifs are taken from the emboidery pattern book Here Be Drolleries, and the letters are based on extant 14th century alphabets.

    A tiny grotesque for Ascelyn.

    And a camel for Mistress Violante. Here's a detail of the stitches - split stitch for the outline and speckle stitch for the fill:

     

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