My name is Lady Carres Sabran and I am fron Atenveldt. I just
received the 2 most recent copies of your newsletter and I must say
they are AWESOME! I would like to subscribe and keep getting them! I
look forward to learning even more through of all you! I wish I could
join your guild because I think it would be a good thing for me, but I
am so far away and I can't make your meetings.
As for me and my needlework, I am making a celtic knotwork circle
border with an "S" on the inside of the circle. I am straight
stitching and satin stitching the design. Once the needlwork is done,
I will apply it to an alms pouch and make it my own! I have also hand
woven pouches and put blackwork on them. In fact, I have 1 more pouch
to blackwork and my woven pouches will be done for the year. To me,
they look pretty good!
Then I am also working on beading and needle crafting some appliques
for a sideless surcoat. I am actually using the hemlock flower as my
design. I like the flower and we are trying to get it passed on my
Now for my questions
I am wanting to start on a Byzantine outfit and I would like to find
out the techniques used to create the 10th century methods for gem
attachments and pearls. I saw a picture of gems attached to material
in the photo section.
Then I am hoping you can answer a questin for me--- how to attach
beaded and needle crafted cuffs and collars to garments? I mean you
are working with some edges there and you want to keep them neat.
I am looking forward to talking to you and getting to know all of you
through the list!