three living and three dead, laptop boy

•June 13, 2021 • 5 Comments

He is wearing nike trainers like selfie boy because they were the ones I found with the most recognisable logo on the sole, and his hoodie is also nike because I thought the slogan down the arm was nicely ironic considering what he’s doing.
One of the living had to have ripped jeans because I think one of the aspects of modern fashion which would most confound the medieval dead would be our fetishisation of ripped workwear. He’s meant to be playing candy crush because it was the game I thought had the simplest bold graphic to represent on such a tiny wee scale. 
I have a video as well but I haven’t got round to processing it yet because it’s been a bit of a weekend (combination of Torm, clearing out Gareth’s dad’s place in rugby and my birthday) so I’ll try and get to it during the week sometime


•June 4, 2021 • 10 Comments

Ok, so we’re getting close now – pre-order is available on my webshop!

*cough* this kind of book doesn’t make you rich, and your hard working author makes a slightly less meagre pittance if she sells it directly plus you can get itmauled by my appaling scrawl signed by the author *cough cough*

graffiti boy

•May 28, 2021 • 2 Comments

his trousers are much less shouty now he’s fully clothed. I worked his shirt in several strands of different grey in an attempt to get that marled jersey effect (gareth keeps wandering past and saying how hideous the shirt is, but I think that’s more of a comment on how utterly chav it is, rather than on the needlework) Maga hat seemed a bit out of date, so I swapped it for a streetwear brand called obey because the juxtaposition of the message and his actions amused me.

I’m quite pleased with his tattoo.


ramble ramble, blah blah blah…

•May 23, 2021 • 4 Comments

So I’m thinking I’ll definitely enter the three living and the three dead into the broderers exhibition. But you have to register now and decide the size of the piece, which is fine for the 3 living, but do I want to enter something else as well?

maybe one of the pieces from the book – which would be two opus pieces, one traditional and one not so much

maybe the music fantasy if I cough up the £75 fee for over 60cm? it’s a completely different style to the 3 living.

or is there no point in entering two? do they tend to only allow one piece through selection per artist?

opus camo

•May 21, 2021 • 4 Comments

it’s not a full update this week as I’ve not got much sewing done due to life and assorted other stuff.

Also slow progress because I decided graffiti boy needed camo trousers, and since theres no such thing as medieval camo it proved a bit challenging.

I’ve photographed them alongside a pic of the superdry ones I used as inspiration. I don’t feel they’re entirely sucessful (true random is decidedly difficult to pull off) but they’re growing on me and I think the pattern will be less shouty once the rest is complete.

I added shading by working the colours in pairs – black/very dark grey, dark/midgreyblue, and grey/silver, working the darker shade of each pair to the side and the brighter to the middle

Selfie boy – 3 living and 3 dead update

•May 14, 2021 • 6 Comments

Boy number one – athlieasure is intersting to translate into the opus style.

like the rest he will need a few details adding with underside couching

Skeleton number three

•May 8, 2021 • 7 Comments

Meant to update alst night but I got distracted

three living and three dead update

•April 30, 2021 • 3 Comments

because I was watching tv whilst sewing, I recorded 3 seconds of video at the end of each episode and then compiled them.

IMC face

•April 28, 2021 • 2 Comments

A face done as an online class for Leeds university international medieval congress in july

She ginger because I’m a bit bored with doing blonde hair.

She is available both as a kit and a digital only option on my shop, but non delegates won’t be able to get acess to the Qand A during the congress

pearl flower

•April 23, 2021 • 3 Comments

a video tutorial on how I did the pearl flowers for my burgundian gown

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