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…
One of the neat things that I love about being involved with the SCA is the opportunity to learn new crafts. Often, the teacher creates a “kit” for the students to work from. You take your 30 or 60 minute class but you’ve only been able to complete a part of it. Ideally, you take… Continue reading What’s next?
For the last month, I have been working on a secret project. A present for (sca) Baronessa Jocelyn. It’s a chalice cover. While not “period” in the strictest of senses, they are a great way to keep things out of your drink (like bugs, and leaves, etc) while outside. I found out that her heraldry… Continue reading #supersecretstitchingproject
I tend to work on multiple projects at a time. Mostly because I get bored with larger projects or projects that don’t have a lot of different color or stitch changes. But today?? Today I finished!! Not just one – but TWO projects!! Meg’s Celtic Seahorse Amd Tom’s goldwork monogram for his niece’s wedding present!!… Continue reading Works In Progress no more!!