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Here is the bookmark I had started months ago, stopped working on when I realized I made a mistake, then came back to it this month and finished it today! I made 3 mistakes for sure and got alot of practice in on cross stitch and back stitch and how the thread behaves.

I am deciding what to work on next.

I still have 3 plastic canvas WIP’s lying about. So I shall see!

God Tier Wings Tutorial

My wings were made using a scaled-up version of Saccharinesylph’s wing tutorial with different patterning and materials, since they’re too large for any kind of tights.  A long time ago Dei and Kisbe suggested using dance mesh fabric, and it’s worked great for both Sollux’s wings and my Grubmom ones.  I experimented with a lot of different things for Sollux including cellophane and fantasy film, but in the end dance mesh gave the cleanest look without any weird wrinkling or bending.

For Sollux I used a different method of fitting the dance mesh, as well as way more individual wing pieces, and I’m much happier with the results.

Instructions and progress pics under the cut!

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Lady Tempest asked me stuff!

3. Have you ever carved a curse word into a pumpkin?

Yes. The f-word. The carving design I was working on fell apart so I turned it around and put the word on it instead. I was not, however, allowed to leave it out on the porch.

 9. Most Bees

-are awesome!

 25. What insect would you marry?

None of them. I don’t need an insect in my life to feel complete.

 37. Weirdest thing a surgeon left in you.

Mesh, permanent stitches, and a new lease on … life?

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Formal ensemble                

  • Place of origin:
  • Date:
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  • Materials and Techniques:

France (possibly, made)

1790-1800 (made)

Unknown (production)

Spotted twill silk, embroidered with silk thread, lined and backed with silk and cotton, hand-sewn.

Male visitors to occasions at European royal courts, such as royal birthday balls, were required to wear spectacular, ornately decorated court suits.  The style of these continued a long-established tradition and were conservative in cut, as this example shows, retaining curved fronts and deeply pleated back-skirts of suits from previous decades. The high collar of the coat and waistcoat however reflects the changes in fashionable dress of the 1780s and 90s. The suit needed to be worn with a shirt with lace ruffles at the neck and sleeves. Meanwhile, everyday dress for men was much more practical, and consisted of plain wool frock coats, breeches and boots, rather than shoes with silver or jewelled buckles.

Many court suits were embroidered with coloured silk thread in floral patterns. The best embroidery was carried out in professional workshops in Lyon, the centre of the French luxury textile industry. The embroidery on the coat of this court suit is extensive, even edging some of the back pleats, where it would barely be visible. The technical quality of the work is exquisite and is particularly seen in the shading of the flower petals and leaves. The larger flower heads are filled with stitches creating a square mesh imitating the delicate laces and nets used to trim fashionable women’s dress.