The Grouping of Ice Dragon Entries.

Here I will just list images of the items I entered in the Ice Dragon A&S Competition of 2013.  In the future I will devote a full entry to these entries separately with more in-depth review.

A bit of background as I post these entries though. It was suggested to me that a good lesson would be to actually make the tools which I would, in turn, use to make many of my entries or parts of my entries.  These first images are the collection of Fiber tools which I used to do the weaving on both the hood and gifting bag.

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Here you can see of bone, a seam smoother, a beater for weaving, a bone needle, and a bone drop spindle whorl.  In wood, there are tablet weaving cards.  I had never worked in either bone or wood before I took on these projects. At the display I had spun a length of wool on the spindle to show it working. I will take a separate picture of that once I bring my entries inside once more.

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This is a 14th century hood with three card tablet woven edges, hand made cloth buttons, and the button holes finished with hand spun wool from the spindle.

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This is a step by step image of how I attached the tablet weaving to the edge of the hood.

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A step by step of how I make my fabric Buttons from the above hood.

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This is an early 16th century gifting bag in wool, with a linen lining. Covered in gold work and semi precious stones. The design was taken from an English wall tapestry in silk and gold.

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This is a 22inch wide applique medallion which was attached to the back of a cloak for an elevation ceremony. It is done primarily in wools on a cotton brocade base. The applique of the laurel wreath is cut work in the plaid while the heraldic device in the center is applied applique in wool with silk detail.

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  1. Selena/Mahin/BaronessMartha

     /  March 31, 2013

    Spoiler. D let me see some in the dressing room.
    I love this.
    I love that you made your tools.
    I love that you put card woven edges on. They are beautiful and the stitches of your weft are tiny and neat. Your tension remained consistent for the entire edge.

    The whole thing makes me want to play string with you and also intimidates the crap out of me.

    I love your work and the creativity and effort you put into it.

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  2. You’re doing very nice work. Keep going!

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  3. Wow. Just Wow.

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