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shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit

Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 7:48 pm
by tailordrews
Hi,
I just wanted to burst a little with my 2006 projekt. I started the embroidery work, and i am sure i have plenty to make for the rest of the year. I hope to finish it for next years reenactments.
http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/2006suit.htm
By the way it is rather cheap to embroider with silk, i have made 1/2 a waistcoat and only used 6 skeins of silk floss at 0,95 dollars a skein. The expense of the suit is going to be all the labour, wich i do myself.

Tailordrews

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 8:04 am
by Gwen
Oh my goodness! That is the most AMAZING thing I think I've ever seen. :shock:

I've seen work like this in museums, but I had absolutely no idea anyone still did embroidery like this. I've seen gorgeous work wasted on poorly cut and/or tailored garments before, but the fact that the cut and tailoring are so good as well sends your work right into the stratosphere.

Astonishing, awe inspiring, and humbling. I prostrate myself before your mastery (and no, I am not being in the least facetious or snide!!)

Gwen

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 8:38 am
by DeviantShrub
That is beautiful work and a tremendous tribute to your patience.

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:01 am
by Lena
Gwen wrote:Oh my goodness! That is the most AMAZING thing I think I've ever seen. :shock:
Just wait until you've seen the rest of his stuff... I swear, if I was still living in Sweden, I'd go over just to sit at his feet watching the embroidering :) .
/Lena

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:02 am
by Wiblick
I hate and despise you in the best possible sense!

Beautiful work. I shall track you down just to see it in person!

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:06 am
by Heloise
Absolutely gorgeous. As usual :lol:

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:28 am
by Penny Robinson
Wow!! Wow, Wow and wow again!!! That is truly amazing! How on earth do you have the patience to do it? And it's so beautiful!!!
Wow!

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:39 am
by kate/bob
Can you teach me how to do that please - it's amazing!!!

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:35 pm
by moosiemoosiegander
That is truly one of the most amazing pieces of work that I have seen. what a skill you have, and what patience!

Absolutely amazing!

(I also know a number of people that would gladly assasinate you in the night to steal your wonderful creations....myself included! :P)

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 3:37 pm
by tailordrews
Gosh,
Many thanks for your positive feedbacks. I would be a liar if i didnt say, that i love your words. Its very nice of you to give me such phraises.
I am patiente, if not i would never get into such long lasting projekts, but i must tell you that i have ben home from work the last months because i am waiting an operation of my right knee. So i had all day to sit at my frame to embroider. I am having my operation tomorrow friday morning, and alas has to go back to work when i have recovered the operation in about 10 days. I work daily in helping elderly people, i serve their suppers and i clean their small flats and help them to have a bath and so on. Its a very hard work, and its probably therefore that my knee was worned out. So after that i have started the work, it will take longer time for me to embroider the suit, as i only will be doing it in my sparetime.
I never learned by any teachers to embroider, i learned from books, and lot of praktise, but embroidery is such a passion for me, and 18th century is the right era to make it for.

Many thanks again..............

Bjarne

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:13 pm
by Heloise
I hope your operation is a success :)

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:28 pm
by tailordrews
Heloise wrote:I hope your operation is a success :)
:lol: thanks, i am sure it will be ok, its my minisken that is ingered, dont know the propper spelling of it in the english language, its a damage football players and sportsmen gets often.
Thanks for your concern.

Bjarne

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:10 pm
by Lena
tailordrews wrote: thanks, i am sure it will be ok, its my minisken that is ingered, dont know the propper spelling of it in the english language, its a damage football players and sportsmen gets often.
Meniscus.

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Hope you get well soon.

/Lena

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 12:50 pm
by Cat
The embroidery is absolutely beautiful. Are you such a perfectionist in your everyday life too? :D

Stunning work.

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 2:01 pm
by John Waller
Ask your surgeon if you can close the wound yourself!

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 2:35 pm
by DomT
Fantastic Work.

Hope all is well with you.



(and sewing yourself up is the most alarming feeling, I dont recomend it)

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:56 pm
by tailordrews
Cat wrote:The embroidery is absolutely beautiful. Are you such a perfectionist in your everyday life too? :D

Stunning work.
Hi,
No i am not. I make a mess here where i work, and my mundane clothing is not worth telling about.
I am most comfortable wearing t-shirts and jeans.

Bjarne

Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:58 pm
by tailordrews
I just wanted to tell you the operation was a succes, and i am fresh and well again. There will be some threads to remove for my doctor in 12 days, thats all. They even gave me strong pane killers with me home, but so far i am not in need of any.

Bjarne

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:03 pm
by Tuppence
Glad to hear you're on the mend again.

And your work is as stunning and awe inspiring as ever

(it's actually better than some of the embroidery I looked at in the textile room of the v&a a while back).

Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 10:13 am
by purple peril
Get well soon....and I still want to employ you full time when I win the lottery :wink:

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 11:02 pm
by arianwen
wow that is amazing. I embroider a little myself but nowhere even close the that standard. i will have to practise more.

wow again

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 8:48 pm
by steve stanley
Having just peeled off my sticky,smelly,grungy 18thcent frontier kit after a happy day spent shooting Frenchmen,I looked at the pictures....and nearly cried as I looked at my noxious pile of kit on the floor..MUST upgrade to gentry sometime!!
Steve

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:43 pm
by tailordrews
Hi,
Dont you have any civil reenacting besides the military? How many groups are there for 18th century in England?
What do you do with the uniform when its used, do you send it for the cleaners?
I have ben to one danish event at Jutland, at an old Manor called Gammel Estrup. They have a 1700 fair there, and 2 military officers shows pistol shooting and guns two. Most of the reenactors there are craftsmen and peassants.

Bjarne

Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:52 pm
by steve stanley
Lace Wars has a large civilian group & also does purely civil events from low to high status(also do military & mixed events). New France & Old England concentrate on the 7 years war in America & are more "military" ...'tho a lot of those are armed civilians....belonging to both I "ring the changes"....do have Highland gentry kit & we've done some nice pre-1745 Highland life events in Scotland.
Steve