Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Reliquery box

Out of the weekend of general craftiness at Casa de Clermont, a plot was hatched by my friends to build this box. I've started work and charted and stitched a sample for the first pattern 20120529_113202 I decided to get even closer to period practice and stitched this with a flat silk, Soie Oval. I have to say not only is the result very close to close up shots of period pieces, but its gorgeous! For comparison, here is a picture in the same light of sample in similar colors in a spun silk (Rainbow Gallery Splendor) 20120529_113218 And for fun, here is a nice close up of a period piece from the same time and place: We've started chatting about other construction details and I'm very excited about this project. I will post updated pictures and samples as we make progress. I've got 4 patterns charted so far and I think we will start work on the panels as soon as we order the silk.


Dame Sitelle said...

Hello !

What do you use to transcript a motif on a grid ? I have a few that I would like to do, but I fail everytime because I'm surely not doing it right.

Thank you !

Helene said...

I use Inkscape (http://inkscape.org/) to create and edit my pattern files. Below is an SVG (vector graphics) file that you can download use with Inkscape as the base for patterns:

Dame Sitelle said...

Thank you so much, I downloaded them both and installed the program. I'll take a look this weekend and let you know ! :-)