Monday, June 27, 2011

Completed Cloak

 In January I was contacted by a friend after he had attended Calontir Winter War Manuvers to tell me that a mutual friend was to be knighted at Lilies and they were looking for someone to make the cloak.  He thought of me and I was happy to volunteer.

I started with a grey wool herringbone woven blanket that I picked up from Faribault Woolen Mills outlet store.  I added a band of purple wool at the top and bottom.  I wove the trim myself using my inkle loom (not correct for his time period but I could complete it quickly and easier than card weaving).  It's a chain pattern.  ;^) 

The gold chain was appliqued linen, outlined with a red chain stitch in wool thread. 

The runes were stitched in chain stitch using yellow and red wool and read: "What is best in life? to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of the women."

Halvdan really liked it so I am quite pleased!

(Lenny was very helpful)

1 comment:

Knittymama said...

Turned out great!!