Red Open Hood – WIP2

I have made quite a bit of progress on the open hood since the previous blog entry.  In fact, it is nearly finished.

Red Open Hood - WIP 2, by Sidney Eileen, 100% linen hand sewn and embroidered with linen

Red Open Hood – WIP2

At this stage the hood was completely sewn together by hand with linen thread,  including gores on either side of the skirt.  The embroidery was just started, showing only the little pips where the acanthus pattern will branch.

 

Red Open Hood - WIP3, by Sidney Eileen, 100% linen hand sewn and embroidered with linen thread

Red Open Hood – WIP3

Using the pips as guides, I used chain stitch to create the meandering flow of the acanthus vine.

 

Red Open Hood - WIP4, by Sidney Eileen, 100% linen open hood hand sewn and embroidered with linen thread.

Red Open Hood – WIP4

The embroidery is nearly finished.  After embroidering the continuous acanthus vine I added the limbs with leaves at each pip.  I did run out of the pale green thread, necessitating that I use a different color for the vines at the back of the skirt.  At this stage I was adding in the little new growth nubs at each joint.

 

Project: Red Open Hood

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