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2012 Rose Pouch for West Queens

Presented at 12th Night 2012 to Queen Aurora

Aurora Komnene   Rose Pouch


Needleworker:  Robin of Thornwood



The materials are DMC floss and the technique is chain stitch (not exactly venturesome, but it is so wonderfully versatile and perfect for gradation) I just went with reds on the neutral to cooler side that harmonized well with one another. 


Presented at Beltain to Queen Kara

Queen Kara


 Needleworker Alethia Elphinstone  

I used crewel wool yarn, linen ground, and appliquéd it to wool cloth.
My inspiration for the embroidery was, of course, the Bayeux Tapestry, from which I took the design for the band, the dragon and bird motives, and the use of color - especially on the rose.  The stitches were the Bayeux Tapestry stitch, stem, buttonhole, and if I recall correctly, herringbone stitch.
The pouch design was inspired by a Saxon pouch.  I remember first seeing such a pouch in an artist's rendition of a woman's dress from a Saxon grave found in England.  Her pouch had an ivory ring.  I know I've seen such pouches elsewhere - perhaps in Dress in Anglo-Saxon England.
I was called in (to make the pouch) after Kara had become Queen, so I was fortunate enough to know for whom I was making the pouch.  I was able to incorporate Kara's Arms - the black stag which I trimmed in red to incorporate her colors of red, white, and black.


Presented at A & S Tourney to Dutchess Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor

rose pouch 2012

rose pouch

Needleworker:  Aldith Angharad St. George


Presented at Pergatorio to Queen Mina

Queen Mina


rose pouch mina      rose detail



The pattern taken from the Rose Pouch Instructions located Here.




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