|Photo courtesy of Katie Fullmer|
Here's Kynewynn the Kind, Artemisia's premier Dona of the Order of the White Scarf about to attend the ceremony for her son, Giovanni Il Ratto, as he becomes the youngest Don in the Kingdom. Research is still out as to whether he's the youngest Don in the SCA Known World or not. He also might be the first second generation Don. He certainly is the first in Artemisia.
I was so honored that Kynewynn chose to wear the scarf I made her for the ceremony.
I have to say, I'm totally nuts about drawnwork. I think it may be my favorite type of needlework, That's rather amusing to me since I am such freak for color and I would swear I don't really care for counted work. There's just something peaceful and easy about the white on white and the manipulation of threads though. It makes me happy. And it looks classier than I really am.
Here's a couple of in process pictures since I never went back and wrote up the post I'd planned on it. Here's the mess of drawing the threads after I'd stabilized the ends. The scarves are just over 2 yards long so, while there really aren't that many threads pulled, they're long and make quite the pile.
|Photo courtesy of Sue Fullmer|