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My current research obsession is centered around purses and pouches from the European Middle Ages, and the accompanying hardware and passementerie. It is my hope to not only study extant items but also learn via reconstructive experiments; these will be limited for the most part to the textile components, however in the future I hope to explore the production of the metal frames.

26 August 2010

Latticework purse - embroidery complete!

120 hrs 50 min later, here's the complete embroidered rectangle that will become a purse sometime soon. There are 545 (count 'em!) eyelets. Also included in the picture is a sample for the suspension loop. The side-stitching will be worked in the crimson color as well. Looking forward to seeing this finished!

6 comments:

Nuitt said...

I am speechless. Your work is just amazing.

Machteld said...

wow, it's so beautiful!!!

Kathy Storm said...

Very beautiful!! Love the red, can't wait to see everything finished!

Maria said...

Wow! Amazing!!
What kind of silk do you use?

Tristán Z. said...

Thank you all for the compliments!

Maria, the silk is from DeVere Yarns. I've been using the 1200 denier yarn, which I've found to be great for the 40-ct linen I'm using: good coverage of the fabric, but not so bulky as to make life difficult.

Ronald said...

This is great work, and I wonder, how this red and yellow band in the upper right corner of the picture was made. Is there any documentation about that?