We continued the embroidered nightcap today. All the different pieces have been started and some are almost complete! After discussion the metallic thread was removed from the cornflower petals, which looks much better, and a butterfly was added to the aquilegia panel to fill a gap. The main tulip petal has been stiffened and some stamens added behind to enhance it.
The Medieval Village was at Trerice this weekend, and our recently made flags helped enhance the place a bit. Unfortunately there was not a drop of wind when I took photos so most of the flags aren’t shown to their full potential, but I thought they looked great anyway. A big thank you to everyone for all their hard work to make them.
This week we’ve taken a break from our normal costume making and branched out into flag and banner making. No, we haven’t gone completely bonkers (!!), it was a request for help from Visitor Services getting ready for the arrival of the Medieval Village reenactment on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June. (I hope we’ll be able to do all the repairs and things in time for the next Costume Day on 27 May too, but could be a push).
We’ve copied the styles of oriflammes, pennants and various other flags and banners, and created our own emblems and designs to go on them – a bit of poetic license has been used. The plan is to give a bit of medieval flamboyance to Trerice for that weekend, as a whole, not just the Parade Ground where the tented village will be. Hope it works!
Photos to follow as its still a work in progress.