I was asked several times now, from where I got my pattern for my embroidered hood with dagging – it’s really quite easy if you have this book:
The Medieval Tailor’s Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500
“2. Pattern for Fig 1″
Yes, I know, many people say that the patterns in this book aren’t authentic and/or not accurate – but I tried this pattern and it works very well – it’s a rather easy pattern and I think it’s rather easy to sew especially if you are a beginner concerning sewing…
…btw. I already have a book with ‘A’ patterns and a refitted medieval pattern of a hood from a lady in Aarnimetsä (Finland), but that’s another project – will tell you more about as soon as I start this project
I just followed the instruction in the book, added more fabric for the Liripipe and the Face opening and for the dagging – you can find many photos of the progress of my hood here:
Racaire’s embroidery – Hood with Dagging
…and here the inspiration for the embroidery:
Maybe some of you remember my embroidered Gugel (hood) with dagging (see the photo on the left) – recently I had a look through the photo collections of some friends at Flickr – where I found Kiriels photos of a lovely medieval pouch and also a photo of Nereidas ‘Medieval hood’.
My Gugel inspired her to make an embroidered hood for herself – she writes that she already added more embroidery to her hood, I hope she will post photos of her progress soon
It’s great to be an inspiration for other artisans! Yeah!
Nereida has no blog or website I could link to, but maybe you would like to have a look through Nereidas Flickr photos
btw. if you got inspired by one of my projects – please let me know, I would love to post about it
…a picture of me and my new hood
…back home after visiting the medieval market here in Vienna – Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Arsenal
…but now the hood is really finished
…every time I take a look through some pictures taken at a sca event, I see many beautiful embroidered hoods – therefore I decided to add a little bit more embroidery to my new hood
…now chain stitch on the in- and outside of the dagging…
…but maybe I should put some additional embroidery between the lines (circles,…), or shouldn’t I?
…round and round the chain stitch goes on the inside