new Beorning's breechclout

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Udwin
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new Beorning's breechclout

Postby Udwin » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:13 pm

My 'other' period has been drawing most of my time and energy lately, but I still always have a few Middle-earth projects on the backburner. I've been on Spring Break since Friday, so I finally have time to get a few wrapped up. This time it's a revamped fancy loincloth for Aistan.
Fabric is 100% wool (body and edging), linen topstitching, with mountains (split stitch) and trees (laid stitch) of Wilderland done in embroidery floss. I experimented doing the mountains in a chain stitch, but it looked entirely too modern and quilt-y for my rustic tastes.
I've had the body strip kicking around for years, but it wasn't until I realized that the herringbone tweed would perfectly complement my geometric Beorning motifs that I decided how to use it. The mountain design is meant to mirror those painted on my otzi-style beltpouch and my hide shirt--because extra kit cohesion always helps!
Unlike my earlier breechclouts, the embroidery was worked on the edge panels before attaching to the body, so the backs of the stitches aren't visible on the back. Looking forward to getting many years of use out of it.
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Personae: Aistan son of Ansteig, common Beorning of Wilderland; Tungo Boffin, Eastfarthing Bounder, 3018 TA
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Re: new Beorning's breechclout

Postby Greg » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:02 am

Love it. Looks fantastic.
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Re: new Beorning's breechclout

Postby Elleth » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:59 pm

Oh that's lovely! I do like the echo of the mountain motif - would you say the whole shebang is about together now? Or are you still reworking pieces?
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Re: new Beorning's breechclout

Postby Iodo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:19 pm

That embroidery is amazing
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