Tuesday, 19 August 2008


I have written some notes on how to drop spin (so that I don't have to worry about copy right etc). I was hoping to post them here and ask for critique but can't do that as it is a word document with pictures in it. I can email the document if any of you nice people have the time to help me. Marian / Julian

Friday, 15 August 2008

Dear All,

This is just a clarification regarding the Challenge to make regalia items for Insulae Draconis, namely that the deadline will be the time of our transition to full Principality. I would hope that this will give us all time to identify what is needed to increase the prestige of ID so that all will be in place for that momentous occasion.

Melisende Fitzwalter
Group Leader

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Help needed!

Hello everyone,
I need some urgent help finding dye supplies. I need to find a store that I can visit to pick up some steam set silk dyes. I need to be able to actually go in to pick it up as I need to match the other dyes being used in the project. If anyone has any suggestions in the London or Suffolk areas, I'd greatly appreciate it!


Monday, 4 August 2008

My new project

My next project is another set of sleeves for another persian robe. I have completed the outlining on one sleeve and have started filling it in. I realize that how I did the outlining made it a bit confusing as to which colours went where, but now that I've got some filled in, it is clearer.
Here is a picture of the progress I have made so far. This project is my summer project as I've not felt like having the cloak on my lap much. Even if my husband decides to have me fill the pattern on his cloak, it may have to wait until cooler weather.

The fabric is a very soft blue wool that I absolutely adore. The design is being stitched using a fine silk. I'm very happy with how it is going so far, especially since I'm doing much better at keeping the stitches smaller and much neater than my last set of sleeves.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Cloak pictures

I am finally able to post pictures of the cloak with the outlining finished.

It's being held a little crooked here, but you can see most of the design.

Here is what it looks like without being held out. It's a bit difficult to see what the design is.

The original plan was to fill the design using red silk. We now have the silk, but he is not sure if he wants it filled or not now that he's seen the outline. I decided to do a bit of a test to show him what it would look like. This is the test I finished this evening. I want him to see it in natural light before making any decision. I'm not sure myself what will look better, but I tend to lean towards filling it.