The (dis)advantage of Collegia is that you come away wanting to do all sorts of cool things that you have briefly had a taste of or seen someone else with a cool x and want to have one of those :)
And you should probably work on the current ones, but these are new and shiny...
So the things I want to do and I was poking:
15th C fitted woman's hood. Have a pattern, need to poke the wool stash. Aligns with the outfits to match Z's project so not as mad/distracted as might initially seem.
Bobbin lace - intro class. Seemed to work :) The issue being that the Elizabethan stuff I would be learning the technique for gets quite advanced, so would be heading in the deep end. Not like I don't have enough mad and finely intricate projects already.
Garment 83 from Patterns of Fashion 4 (A brought her copy in and I drooled). It is a blackworked smock with glorious lace, which unfortunately dates from about 1605 - 1610 and looks far more Jacobean than Elizabethan. But even if I ended up with limited wearing opportunities, it would be a very cool project. See above about the bobbin lace though (lace lined slit which ends up cleavage window, with lace edged sleeves and blackwork over the sleeves and torso). But not until I finish the current blackwork chemise.
Plaited braid stitch (one of the small images mmy_me
showed in the last slide of her embroidery history class). I had black silk left on my needle from the just finished badge, and my sampler, so started having a go. Good start (it is a very cool stitch) but mucked up and forgot fairly fast. Have tracked down some instructions
(diagram well down page) and from that found the link to The Embroidery Project page
(reconstruction of 17th century embroidered jacket), where they are in the process of putting up amazingly comprehensive instructions for said stitch. Then found their pdf instructions
for the other stitches they are using in the Plimouth Jacket reconstruction. This should be a distraction for later - maybe try an Elizabethan blackworked coif involving some of the plaided braid stitch... Oh, and an image of the right style lace is here
And in some quiet time, as mentioned in the previous post, managed to get right the fingerloop braid cording pattern I want to use for the drawstring on the 14th-15th embroidered pouch. Should finish the tablet weaving on the sides first though. Then actually make some cord using the right thread.
And of course I should assemble the list of links for the pretty pics of extant wax tablets, that I promised to post to the local list. Will probably post them here as well for anyone who is interested.
However, after an evening of singing, talking and link chasing, I should take a little time stop waffling and make some progress on a current project. To the loom!
PS. Anyone who has a pro LJ account able/interested in creating a feed for the 17th C Embroidered Jacket blog? Or anyone know if there is a feed via LJ? They are posting some very cool stuff at the moment, but I couldn't find such a feed currently.