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06 September 2010 @ 10:55 pm
Gimli Seekrit Projekt  
About two weeks ago I was asked to create a not-a-scroll Pelican Scroll for Gimli for Tarrach. This is waysuperextracool for several reasons, partly because Tarrach is an ubergeek and one of my heros and especially because the Pelican would complete his set of Peerages. (Yup, Knight, Laurel, Royal Peer, and now Pelican!) I wanted to make this an amazing "scroll" but only had about two weeks to pull it off... After brainstorming for a day or so, Fina and I agreed that a belt pouch or bag with Sutton Hoo inspired Pelicans embroidered on it and nifty period tools in it would fit the bill nicely. Since this was going to be for Tarrach, simple store-bought materials certainly would not do - I needed geektastic materials! Therefore, I proceeded to quickly contact all the people who I thought could be helpful in providing materials this endeavor. Greatest thanks to all of you for so generously proving materials in such a timely manner!

Our contributing artisans are:
gwyneth1362  wove the ground fabric, a gorgeous garnet wool
mightyjesse  dyed and spun the dark gold and black wool yarns
dread_ex  dyed and spun the light green and pink wool yarns
Fiona of the Harp dyed and spun the silks - she provided a selection of colors of which I used the white, yellow, blue, and orange
katrionans  wove the strap out of fine gold and black wool.

I contributed some Pennsic-dyed linen for the lining and did the embroidery. The interlining was a plain linen canvas.

Thanks to devikat  andilaifire  for assistance with the translation.

The tools inside the bag included a firestriker and steel from Asni, a special bead from Ia, a medallion from Thunderbunny, Anglo-Scandinavian "toilet implements uncertain purpose" by Svein. Sadly, many of those were collected right before the ceremony and I failed to take pictures. 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
jtdiiijtdiii on September 7th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
Lovely work!

Especially in the time frame you had.
eithni: embroideryeithni on September 9th, 2010 07:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, there are parts I'm not thrilled with and I wish I'd had the time to properly commission materials instead of calling people and asking for what they had in stock, right now, and could be mailed out the next day... Single-ply loose-spun wool is the pits to embroider with. :P
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eithni: jumpingeithni on September 9th, 2010 07:37 am (UTC)
carrot_khan on September 7th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
That is beyond cool.
eithni: jumpingeithni on September 9th, 2010 07:37 am (UTC)
Thanks! That's a great compliment coming from you, Miss Epic Embroidery!
raventhourne on September 7th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
Cool! I was wondering if they were ever gonna stick him with a pelican. He couldn't avoid it forever!

Very cool project.
eithni: jumpingeithni on September 9th, 2010 07:36 am (UTC)
Gwynethgwyneth1362 on September 7th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
It looks beautiful! I am glad it all came together so well.
eithni: excellenteithni on September 9th, 2010 07:36 am (UTC)
And THANK YOU for your awesome donation - it would not have been as cool without your input. :)
former_callixte on September 7th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Awesome to see it finished. And so amazing! He needs to take pictures of all the nifty tools in it.

Everyone did awesometastic work on it.
eithni: jumpingeithni on September 9th, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
cayswann: shockcayswann on September 7th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
WOW! that's just stunning!

Edited at 2010-09-07 05:05 pm (UTC)
eithni: jumpingeithni on September 9th, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
reneekytokorpireneekytokorpi on September 8th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
That's awesome! :) I didn't realize how big it was in the first image, but the second shows size better, and I'm impressed.

Is your wrist better?
eithni: ?!?!?!?eithni on September 9th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
Not really. It's not like a week of embroidery helped it, I'm sure. :P
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on October 21st, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
This is the coolest project I have seen yet. Very fitting!