Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Zines Again!






Remember months ago I told you here and here about some zines that the QB5 group is working on?

 (We hope to be finished with these before Christmas
as we have another swap that I think is due around then!!!)

I finally came up with what I wanted to do in Patty's zine!
Her zine is entitled Medieval Thymes....

I was SO inspired and SO excited!

I did my pages on medieval embroidery!
I made a little booklet
with info about medieval
embroidery!
You can't believe how much there is online on that subject!

And I drew off a little pattern (top photo)...
and embroidered a medieval flower...
using some gold thread like in medieval times...
I wanted to stitch as if I were poor.... but
all the samples of such did not last due to the
quality of materials and so only the pieces
done for the wealthy with superior fabrics and thread survived.

I love embroidery...
and what a history it has!

9 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

Oh
Oh
Oh
that is just brilliant and one of the things that has always charmed me about medieval living

I remember reading historical novels about ladies in chilly castles sitting by the fire embroidering on scraves for their knights in shining armour!

A booklet too = Wowee...
I see some of my favorite map tissue ... it will be super to read some of the history behind it all

giggling over your fine print (I am ready to go on our next swap! Done actually!)

thank you Linda...really can't wait to see it in person too
oxo

Patty said...

Beautiful, Linda!

Lorrie Orr said...

What a great project. I love the theme of her book. You've done well!

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous idea! You are all so talented! I can't imagine how you have time to do this what with settling in and all! Lovely!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Inspired! Your flower is wonderful. Looks like a thistle. You did good!

Sandy Michelle said...

The embroidered flower looks fabulous in the journal!!

Sandy xox

kandeland said...

wonderful! nothing like embroidery! xo

Margaret said...

oooo you are a star!!! love your mini book and it's that fab tissue paper too! one of my favs.
Can't wait for it to arrive on my doorstep, I imagine I'll be easily inspired after a flick through, reckon it's a Zine and a half! Mx

carole brungar said...

That is totally gorgeous! You clever girl you!!