|Paola Priuli Querini|
I'm continuing to work with the GIMP tutorials to do some embroidery designing and have prepped y linen for the white scarves in the meantime. My plan is to do some drawnthread work down the long sides and the blackwork on the ends. In part I think it'll look best that way, but the biggest reason for not doing the blackwork all the way around is time constraints. Solstice and the White Scarf ceremony is a couple of weeks away (December 8) so I'm in a rush. I may just end up doing a drawn on pattern and doing real charts later for use on another project. We'll see.
In other planning, I bought some new fabric at a ridiculous deal. I've seen this faux silk with flocked velvet pattern at several places over the last year that is a dead ringer for Palma Vecchio's painted fabric in the unfinished wedding portrait of Paola Priuli Querini. The scale is a bit different, but the color and pattern is a great match. I've resisted buying it because, well, its polyester. I'm trying to up my game and do less theatrical sewing and improve my accuracy. Then I found it again at $4 a yards with an additional 40% off. I'm weak willed my friends. I bought the rest of the bolt. I got almost 11 yards for $27 even with the tax. Even if it just becomes pillows or drapes it was worth it. It might be a 12th Night dress if I get a serious wiggle on it. It'll be fun and I'll do reenactor's penance and make something handsewn from linen after that.