23 days until the project is due, not including event day.
I still have a sample on the pillow before starting the final piece.
This puts me into serious crunch territory, but I'll be fighting to the end - for better or worse.
On a brighter note, I met with the final receipient and presented her with the samples completed - we have selected a pattern for the final piece.
I'll be producing Pattern 2 (the simple mouse ear edging) in linen.
More back posts to come, so stay tuned.
As you can see above, I have some discrepancies between picot sizes. I’ve also marked a spot where I didn’t tension the braid enough while making the two picots, one opposite sides of the plait. The gap is not pretty looking. Something I must watch out for in the future.
Note: This post replaces content that originally appeared in October, 2015. I'm replacing posts that have gone missing from a hard copy of my documentation. Every effort has been made to see that the content is not altered from original posting to now - AR/JC
I was able to whip up the silk piece in less than three evenings. Having disliked the look of the simple twist picot on the cotton and linen pieces, I decided to abandon it here. In the photo above I have lined up all of the twisted double picots to the left, the single loop picots in the center, and the twisted picots to the right. The entomology pins are not strong enough to create picots around, so I used the Dritz Bridal and Lace pins – the larger diameter makes for more pronounced picots.
Welcome to the SCA blog of Lady Jane Caldwell. Lady Jane plays in 1534 and is interested in early period lace. Lady Jane hails from the Barony of Skraeling Althing in Ealdormere. Lady Jane is also a clothes whore who will wear clothing from multiple periods to either feel pretty or feel comfortable.