I’ve been working on ideas for my elevation gown, and of course it must have Russian goldwork on it. The underdress will have embroidered collar and cuffs, and I’m using a pattern found on a 12th century collar from Suzdal.
It’s a design I’ve sketched out a couple of times, both a simplified version and one closer to the extant piece. Like many early Russian patterns, it incorrporates 2 of my favorite motifs: the tree of life and the simple scrollwork.
In case anyone else is feeling inspired to do some Russian goldwork, I wanted to share my sketch. It’s a little cleaned up using the computer, but it should work well.
I’m still dumbfounded. People keep asking me how I feel or what I think, and I keep saying, “I have no words.” I do keep breaking out into spontaneous giggle-fits.
I kinda felt I might be, MIGHT be talked about, but I thought it was for feedback. I have not been blindly walking down the path the be a Laurel, but I did not feel that I was close. 3 more years – I even had the projects plotted out!!!
But it was cool! I could not have planned it better. My friend Olrun and I were called into court. We both assumed it was possibly a thank you because we helped make coronation garb for Their Majesties.
But nope! We both were announced!
Before I babble. . . . you can see it all unfold on Kungaloosh’s photos from the event.