I have started to share the work I’ve been doing on the apron dress.. We have seen (above) that I don’t always need the paramedics when I sew. But supervision is still highly recomended. I have completed the bottom hem: Next was stitching up the straps. Again, all hand stitched: **I should note: I used… Continue reading Wool Apron dress
*** Mea Culpa – I realized that I never gave photo credit’s, where they were due! I have now corrected this error! I mentioned, a few posts back, that I’ve accepted an apprenticeship at Birka, but I really didn’t say much else. Well, it was after the Fashion Show at Birka 28 that my dear… Continue reading So much to do and little time to do it in!
I haven’t posted in a while. Life has been a little crazy. Still trying to find full time permanent employment. Still working temp jobs. Still trying to swim through it all. I taught my first stitching class at the Embroidery Scola in Quintavia, in February. Then taught it again at the Novice Schola in Bergental… Continue reading Life is never what you expect…
How can The Working Needle be a year old, already? It seems like only yesterday that I sat with my friend Trudi, and chatted about genealogy, string things and needlework. Specifically how I should just jump in and even if I do nothing more than photo-dump, it would be a way to document my progress.… Continue reading Happy 1 year Anniversary
Last fall, it was made known that there would be quite a few visiting Royals to our *little* SCA event: A Market Day at Birka. Stonemarche’s artisans have always been very generous in creating & donating items for gift bags for visiting Royals…but usually it’s only a few. This year there was 12 Royal “heads… Continue reading Secret Birka 28 Project
Like many people, I find that I am hardest on myself. I have a hard time seeing the *amazing* in a project. Instead, I see where I missed a stitch, or the symetry was ‘off’ or a color choice wasn’t quite right. Something done or said, that is quite benign and innocent, can haunt me… Continue reading Something Old is New (or getting over it and re-purposing)
I have decided to do a photo dump of the pieces I’ve completed. Some of these are earlier pieces. Some are mundane, some for a LARP, some for SCA… *many of these designs I found through Dover clip art and copywrite-free stock images on google. Other’s I had permission to re-create. And a couple of… Continue reading Photo dump…