Sunday, 29 October 2017

VPC2017: Lady Melissa's Tablet Woven Belt

Lady Melissa presents this tablet woven belt for the categories  Out of Your Comfort Zone, String Theory, and Counting on Sheep.

She says:
This tablet-woven belt was made using motifs from historical Finnish tablet weaving, which uses more threaded-in patterning and less brocade than historical Scandinavian pieces. The outer yellow strands were hand-spun from raw fleece and dyed yellow with rosemary. The thicker blue was handspun as well. The rest was commercial embroidery wool. The colors are the same as Melissa's heraldry. This was an interesting and challenging project for Melissa, as it was her second attempt at tablet weaving, and much longer than the previous (failed!) project.

Friday, 20 October 2017

VPC2017: Her Excellency Ginevra's Sailor's Hat

From Her Excellency, a 16th Century sailors hat, for the categories The Neck Best Thing, String Theory and Oh Say Can You Sea.