My Russian Collar

For my Laurel elevation, I wanted to make something that included all of the skills I learned this last year studying Russian gold embroidery.  Here’s what I ended up with.

Я делаю оплечье.   Это ложится на плечи для традиционного русского свадебного платья. Я сделал это для празднования с группой  реконструкторов.

Я выбираю схему из исторических золотых изделий.

For inspiration, I used historic pieces of Russian goldwork.

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Ткань я выбрала толстая ацетатный шелковая ткань. Края были очерчены шнурком.

I choose silk dupioni fabric. The edges I outlined with twisted gold cord.

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Настил из толстой пряжи.
I used thick yarn for the flooring.

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Я добавил жемчуг, канитель и стеклянные хрустальные бусины.
I added pearls, kanitel and crystal beads

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Продолжаю шить полы.

I continued to sew on the flooring within the designs.  I used more thick yarn and felt.

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Я шью на жемчуг, канитель, бисер и стеклянные бусины.

More gold cord, kanitel (gold purl), seed beads and crystals.

Законченная оплечье.

The finished collar!

 

I don’t even want to calculate the hours I spent making this.  If I had to guess, it would be over 100.  There were times I hated it, but then I would see how pretty it was becoming and love it again.  But in the end, I do love how it came out.  I felt so spectacular in it at my elevation!

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My awesome husband, Adam, and me right after my Laureling.   The wonderful photographer, April Edwards. She is AMAZING!

If you want to see more detailed pics, I posted them to my school blog:  http://ubrus.ru/node/13499

Джоси Сьюэлл

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5 thoughts on “My Russian Collar

  1. thesporkyrat says:

    I would like to know more about your headband. Are those beads or embroidery stitches? (Also, I love your collar. Brent saw it and said, ‘She looks *very* Russian!’)

    • LOL! I got interesting comments from my Russian friends! I’ll bring it and show you. It’s real gold thread that’s couched down in the negative space. I found quite a few period pieces where the gold thread is not the actual pattern, but the space behind it and the fabric is the design.

  2. Leota Manners says:

    Congratulations on your elevation! Your work is superb! That is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Martha says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Just like you! So proud of you and your fabulous work.

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