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Heraldic gown- German early 16th century: 3 yards of Heraldry

This is what 3 yards of heraldry looks like from the 2nd floor balcony. The center line represents the back of the dress and the change in armory. The ermines are appliques also. The dress has been completely appliqued. The dress has been built. All that is needed are the final touches of trim added. This is the part that will take the longest.

Heraldry

Design Phase

The dress has been completed and you can see it here: This is Yehuda getting his Silver Crescent (OHM for service in the East). Photo taken by Hugh Tauerner.

What’s all the heraldry mean:
Right side panel- Who am I?
Alesone’s arms- Quarterly gules and sable, on a bend sinister argent three fleurs-de-lys gules. Those are Florentine fleurs, they look a bit like lobsters with jazz hands (yeah, there’s a story behind those).

Left side panel- My associations (aka-who I’ve been “licked by”)
Front 1/2
Aly Macintosh’s badge- (Fieldless) A bear rampant gules charged with an ermine spot argent. This was put on a yellow feild to show that I am a protege.

Back 1/2 Top-
Ian Raven’s cadet mark- My position is the 6th child of Ian Raven, which is represented by the fleur-de-lys.My cadet scarf is marked by Ian’s ermine spot and raven, with the fleur on top.

Back 1/2 Bottom-
Donovan Shinnock’s badge-  (Fieldless) A fox’s mask gules charged with a mascle argent.This was put on a green field as that is one of his primary device colors.When my Don moved out of kingdom, I entered into the age old system of “fostering”.

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Posted by on October 11, 2013 in 16th Century, German, Heraldic, Uncategorized

 

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Heraldic gown- German early 16th century: Update

Progress has been made on getting the appliques pieced. I have completed the first 1/2, and pieced & ironed down the second side. I’ve opted for doing 100% applique for the ermine dots rather than purchasing fabric. This is a mostly formal dress, the appliques will look nicer. The time line for completion has moved from River Wars to Coronation. As of today, I have not decided if this will double as armor.

Side1

Side 2

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2013 in 16th Century, German, Heraldic

 

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Heraldic Slip Cover

Been working on my artisan swap gift the last few months. I made an embroidered hankie, with pulled work border, with silver gilt appliques for heraldry. Then the a cat yaked on it and I had to start over again. I got the border re-pulled and 1/2 of the appliques down. I was not going to get it finished even with the 2 week extension. My hands couldn’t handle the speed needed for the hand sewing/deadline.

So I started a different project, that I could finish in a short time period and still be nice looking.

Slip Cover

This is the heraldic slip cover for rounded metal back chairs.  I got a folding chair with a rounded top, the kind you are most likely going to find at events with folding chairs. I created a pattern that covers the chair back with a person’s device. The point of the device was extended to 1/2 below the seat, covering most of the legs from the back view.  There are ties in the upper part, so they can be attached to the chair back to prevent movement/falling off the chair. I made the project out of 100% wool and machine appliqued the device. The machine sewing should handle wear and tear better and the wool should handle everything else.

It is a way to cover up the modern at an event, and serve as a place holder.  Everyone will know who’s chair it is. I am continuing to work on the handkerchief project and will get that to the person as soon as it is finished.I am happy with how the project came out. I hope my recipient is too.

And now I have a solid pattern that I can use for other folks.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Embroidery, Heraldic, Sewing

 

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Swabian dress #4: Sleeve in progress

The appliques are down on the sleeve and the beading has begun in earnest. Here are some of the pictures of the sleeve in progress.

Base appliques
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Beading begins
SleeveLizardProgression

Full sleeve with appliques down and some beading
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We have squirrels
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And so you have the reference, here is what we are trying to achieve.

 

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Swabian dress #4: The “mostly” final design

Well in theory, this is the mostly final design.  There will be tweaks as we go. And the goal again is to hand applique and bead all of the elements. So there may end up being fewer leaves.

Full sleeve

Full Dress:

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in 15th century, Embroidery, Heraldic

 

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Swabian dress #4: design iterations

Normally, I don’t post all of the design process. But I figure that folks can learn from my iterations along with me. I’ve been trying to lean more towards “real” and less “what works”. In this iteration, you can see that the letter shape of the Y changed to something a little more calligraphy, less typography. Both the previous Y and this Y are in the pre- 1600 time period. But this new version begins to look more like a decorative cap, rather than a composition of things. The person who will be wearing this is running for baronial seat. But win or lose, the dress will be made and worn for Baronial Investiture. It is important to see if the design will hold up with all the elements, even if one element is missing. So I am adding a side by side view of what it will look like with a baronial coronet.  This covers both outcomes.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in 15th century, Embroidery, Heraldic

 

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Swabian Dress #4: design in progress

The sleeve design is in full swing. Doing design mockups like this allow me to play with elements until I and the recipient are happy.  It also serves as the baseline for what the applique shapes will be.

What we have so far:


What’s left?  The background noise, of ivy leaves.  The leaf motif will carry to the front and back of the bodice.

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in 15th century, Embroidery, Heraldic

 

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