It is funny at times when one hobby overlays another hobby. Even though this page is devoted to Bead Embroidery - Beadweaving - and Chainmailling but while attending a Society event ( Society of Creative Anachronism ) - I was managing the Arts and Science classes and competitions and I had the opportunity to see ( just a little bit ) for a historic embroidery class being taught by Andrea Brooks ( Lady Aesa ). I was only able to try the Split stitch but I really enjoyed working in thread as a cover medium. One funny thing happened as I was sitting there learning the split stitch though, I did keep trying to pick up a bead.
Of course I enjoyed the Celtic Triskele pattern as well. Soooo....... I'm hooked on Embroidery and starting thinking of ways to incorporate both Embroidery and Bead Embroidery, so I took off so to speak and decided that I would make a SPIKE ( The Unicorn Seahorse ) which is the mascot of the Kingdom of Atlantia. And of course I added beads.
I posted a photo on the Closed Needlework Group for the Barony of Hawkwood and I received many kind comments for completing a second piece. I still have to block and press this piece but I believe it shall be an eye catcher when complete. Now mind you, I have several beaded pieces going on at this time but I have found the thread embroidery very relaxing while watching a little TV or taking a break at work. The first photo ended up as a Cup Cover with brass swans hanging from each corner to keep the piece weighted over the cup. The Spike piece I believe shall be a table center piece but it is to be determined.
I have only learned split stitch and taught myself from a You-Tube Video on how to do Satin Stitch but there are numerous other stitches out there that I need to learn. ( Yes ! Bless you You-Tube ) and now it has my thoughts going to next years Battle piece. How to incorporate both mediums for a stunning design.
Now look at this fabulous darling by " Fly Fenix ". This has the imagination stimulated for sure.
Stay tuned! Piece number 3 is underway....... and it is Celtic and it is Swans.