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The attendant’s blue dress (2)

I see it’s been a while since I attended to this. Busy with other things. It’s tempting to think of an attendant as a servant, and therefore having very plain clothes, but where would be the fun in that? My … Continue reading

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The attendant’s blue dress (1)

The woman buried with the queen on the Oseberg ship is generally thought of as her attendant. The second woman is thought to have been about 50, whereas the queen was much older. The attendant was wearing a blue dress, … Continue reading

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More Oseberg embroidery

When I first came across this design, taken from embroidery found in the Oseberg ship burial, I thought of couched lines and fly stitch. First, of course, I had to transcribe it and somehow get it onto fabric. Easier said … Continue reading

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Square stitches

Still on the subject of Oseberg and its textiles, I transcribed one of the designs into my working sketch book. You can probably see that it was difficult to get it right. I tried it on graph paper, just to … Continue reading

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Surprise

Sometimes I surprise even myself.  You might recall how I was saying the other day that there was no way I could finish the Tracks Samples cloth book by the end of January. I almost feel I should apologise for … Continue reading

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Pacing again

Still on the subject of pacing, I’m conscious that the end of January is fast approaching – outpacing me, as it were – and I realise that the plan will have to undergo some modification.  Originally, I intended to make … Continue reading

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Walking on sunshine

This time I tried some reverse applique, using the design from one of the footprint patterns I found: Just as an exercise, I wondered how narrow a line I could make as a border.  This is all turned edge reverse … Continue reading

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Work in progress

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