I don't have much to show you at the moment, since there has (again) risen a need for a couple of smaller projects that will disturb the bigger one, but there has been some progress. I don't expect this work to be in a wearable condition for at least a couple of years, so there will not be much to share yet, but eventually there will. And what am I making? A Byzantine Garb.
Here is a sneak peek of the first stages of the first embroidery, first of the two clavii on the shoulders. Silk on silk, the pattern was first traced on the silk with a charcoal stick and then stitched with red thread for durability during transport. The pattern is based on an excisting Byzantine silk brocade fragment in the Vatican (Museo Sacro: Hunters on foot silk, M40).