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.