Originally posted on personal Facebook account 1/26/2020.
Now that it has been publicly seen…
My latest project was some Birka 22 inspired brocade trim for Queen Margarita for her evening court garb, for… BIRKA! How appropriate, yes? 😆
31 cards 60/2 black silk from Eowyn de Wever (https://www.etsy.com/shop/EowynDeWever?ref=pr2018) warp and ground weft, with real silver plated thread for brocade weft (a single thread was the perfect proportion and coverage for the 60/2 silk) from Tied to History (https://tiedtohistory.com/product/precious-metal-thread/)
Final width: 9/16 of an inch wide (1.4cm)
Length: 36 inches long.
Sparkle factor: OMG!!! SO SPARKLY!!!
Time: it took between 1.5-2 hours per inch. Usually brocade takes me less time, but this band decided to be finicky.
The repeat pattern was 110 lines long, which ended up to be about 2 inches of weaving.
Original pattern used for inspiration(I made some small changes to my pattern), and technical information about the original band can be seen here, by Silvia Aisling Ungerechts: http://aisling.biz/…/his…/fruehmittelalter/276-birka-b22
Thank you Sheva Rose for including my work on your AMAZING outfit! The whole thing was gorgeous, and our queen looked great as always! I also thank you for using every last bit of it. I loved how you used it on the headwrap and the panel! Beautiful job!