7.12.07

Anya's cloak






















I added some color to give you a better impression of what I am planning for Anya.

The cloak is inspired by the pictures of russian cloaks Anya sent me and some other cloaks like the one from the austrian treasury - cloak Rogers II (2x the lion on top of the camel) , the Sternenmantel and the cloak of the Hl. Kunigunde,...
it looks like Medallions are a well known stylistic element and are also placed as a part inside the border lines - that's why I also place the laurel roundels inside the border.

First the roundels and the border will be made - than the part which holds both sides together and avoids slipping the cloak from Anya's shoulders and the embroidery parts at the upper arms...

...and if some time is still left I will fill the cloak fabric with laurel wreaths - maybe with satin stitch or only the outlines in split-stitch or chainstitch,... - but really only if enough time will be left :)

...and maybe my good friend Lady Katharina, also a good friend of Anya, will provide some good looking gloves to this cloak :) - we will see...

btw.: the technique normally not used by me will be: russian pearl embroidery (I really hope that I understood this technique but soon I will know it for sure), I also never tried "diapered" couching before and I will have a lot of time to practise more 'normal' couching (with small patterns because of the modern gold thread I will use, I have done it seldom till now but I love this technique) - I think that are enough techniques I don't use very often :D