Monday, July 04, 2011

Snapshot of a Reticule in Progress

The basics for an early reticule. Drawn on silk, then spangled with gold spangles from Berlin Embroidery and sadi purl frisee from India.

A rainy Fourth of July morning meant a peaceful time for the boys and I, allowing them hours to relax after yesterday's fun at Spindletop with friends from Atlanta, and me ditto to draw, which is always fun.

The design is my take on a home-produced one from the Victoria and Albert Museum. More details later.



MrsC said...

Very prett, can't wait to see how it goes :)

ZipZip said...

Dear Mrs. C,
Thank you! It seems to be going okay. I've finished the spangling and am now stitching the exterior, then lining it.

Very best,


Kleidung um 1800 said...

Isn't this one of the reasons we all like historical costuming so much: plenty of different handcrafts to discover!
This one looks lovely.