Heraldic Tent Stitch Slips for Pouch
I want to make a pouch that shows some of my SCA affliations. I don't want to have a heap of favours dangling from my belt so I have decided to make a pouch, using tent stitch slips, which shows these affiliations.
I haven't decided on a final design yet, except that they will be placed in a rough cross shape. My device at the top, Mordenvale and Lochac on the horizontal arm and then WCOB arms below mine. My device and WCOB will be heater shapes and Mordenvale and Lochac Populace will be on roundals, to indicated that they are badges rather than devices.
I was going to put the slips inside a quatrefoil, with possibly a rose in the centre, but I am not sure. I do want something vaguly Elizabethan in feel, and this design might be a bit early, although if I can make the quatrefoil look like strapwork it might be a viable design.
28th May, 2004
This image shows the heraldic designs laid out on the 28ct linen. I am using Eterna stranded silk (2 strands) for the embroidery. This is just under 2 hours work.
Close up of my device.
The size of the shield is about 5cm in size (2").
3rd June, 2004
This is at 6 hrs. I will have to add some more stitches along the right hand side. There was a bit of slippage in the pattern due to the way it was transfered onto the fabric.