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Embroidered details in Game of Thrones
‘Michele Carragher is a London-based Hand Embroiderer and Illustrator who has been working in costume on film and television productions for over 15 years. She studied Fashion Design at The London College of Fashion, where the course incorporated design, pattern cutting, garment construction, embroidery, millinery and illustration. At the same time she attended a three year evening course in Saddlery at Cordwainers College learning skills in leatherwork.
After leaving college Michele worked in Textile Conservation, repairing and restoring historical textiles for private collectors and museums, specialising in hand embroidery. She then moved into a career in costume for film and television, initially working as a Costume Assistant/Maker on productions such as the BBC’s Our Mutual Friend, ITV’s David Copperfield and Mansfield Park. She soon gravitated towards the decoration and embellishment of costumes, using skills in hand embroidery and surface decoration, taking inspiration from the many historical textiles she had encountered working as a Textile Conservator.
The first production that saw her undertake the role of a Principal Costume Embroiderer was for HBO’s 2005 Emmy Costume award-winning production of Elizabeth 1. Her most recent work has been on HBO’s 2012 Costume award-winning television series Game of Thrones, working on all three seasons.
As a Costume Embroiderer Michele specialises in hand embroidery and surface embellishment, using traditional hand embroidery techniques, smocking, beading and surface decoration. She works directly onto the completed garment or starts with motifs and textures on silk crepeline/organza, which are applied to the costume and then worked into once on the actual garment. She also works on existing machine embroidery designs that are not too dense, adding some hand stitching and beading to give a more authentic, hand-finished look.
Michele finds hand embroidery has more flexibility and diversity than that of embroidery created by machine, as there is a greater variety of thread choice and colours to use. It is also possible to work more easily on garments that are already constructed. However, machine embroidery in combination with hand work can be very useful when completing many repeats by creating light outlines or a less dense machine stitch, work can then be completed by hand and again can be carried out on a finished garment.
Michele is a highly creative Costume Embroiderer, producing original designs as well as working closely to a costume designer’s brief to create their desired look.’
Text and images from http://www.michelecarragherembroidery.com
After a lot of attempts I finally got some pictures of this cutiepie. She’s roughly a month old and really well tempered. She’s friendly with other animals and kids and she really likes to cuddle. She’s pretty smart for her age too, she poops and pees in her litter box without a problem.
Sadly, she’s not vaccinated or spayed considering I not only can’t afford to pay for it but also can’t keep her myself. A friend of mine is fostering her for only three days since she also has cats and can’t keep her any longer than that and I can’t keep her because my mom is dangerously allergic. SO. If anyone in the Long Island area or even NY area in general is looking for a cat, paaahleaaase consider this cutiepatootie!
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I drew this Superman and Batman drawing because I couldn’t think of anything I possibly wanted to draw. The whole idea was to just redo an old drawing which I would post here as well in a photoset but uh… nah… Anyways, thanks for looking.
I love this picture — Superheroes who actually LOOK like they’re wearing costumes, and not just body paint.
Well done. Well done!
There are seams!!! Seams!!!
I’m going to Tokyo!
I’m doing $15 commissions to help deal with the fact that just getting there cleaned my bank account out.
So here is the low down
- Single Character B/W Line art : $15
- Payment will be handled through Paypal
- Email me at Jrs1306@gmail.com to sign up
- Final Product will be a High Res Digital Image
for now i will not be taking any porn requests. Basically I go by the “I know it when I see it” rule.
I figure I will open up 10 slots for now! If if goes well then I’ll open up ten more slots and so on until It gets closer to June!
If you would like to check out more of my art work please see my art blog at voxdraws.tumblr.com
I hope this will be a fun project! Please do me a favor and signal boost if you can.
I’ve always hated doing shoe and boot covers until my friend introduced me to this method. Turns out it’s not very well known how to do it! So I decided to take some photos while I did my most recent ones and make a tutorial for others to use. This tutorial can be used for socks, shoe covers, spats, custom boots, and anything else you can think of!
I’m only covering how to make the pattern, not how to sew it because I feel like that part is pretty straight forward.
Here we go~
Skill level required: beginner
- a body
- a friend!(not required, but VERY helpful!)
Here are your supplies! I used blue tape because it’s what I had lying around, but I would suggest packers tape. It’s a lot easier.
Ok, step 1! Put on your shoe and start wrapping your leg with the saran wrap. It sticks to itself, so this step is pretty easy. I am making suuuper high boots, so I have the wrap pretty high up. Only go as high as what you’re making to cut down on time& supplies. Also, be sure to get all around your shoe(and underneath if you’re making a custom sole).
It is very important that you are keeping your leg straight from here on out. If you bend it, the tape and everything will move around and your pattern won’t fit as well as you’d like. So keep your leg straight!
Step 2, tape bracers. I suggest putting long strips down the center front, center back, and perpendicular in key spots(top, mid thigh, above/below knee, mid calf, ankle, foot arch, toes) these strips will act as support for the rest of the tape and prevent you from taping too tight.
Step 3, the fun has begun! Tape, tape, tape!! Looks good, right??
WRONG! Here’s where it’s important to have a friend helping. It’s hard to reach everywhere unless you are very flexible.
Step 4,Be sure you have everything covered in tape before moving on to the next step.
Step 5, mark your seams. I suggest doing a front and back seam, if not more. Did some dashes up the front of my leg for where I wanted the seam, and then used a flexible quilting ruler to make it a straight line. Since I was doing this on my own, I couldn’t draw the back seam. I’ll show you how to do that in a few steps!
Step 6, cut it off. BE CAREFUL, PLEASE. Especially around your knees and ankles.
Step 7, you are now free from your sweaty leg prison!
Take your cast off your leg, but leave your shoe in.
Step 8, Now that it’s off, tape up any spots you may have missed, including the bottom of the shoe if you’re making the bottoms as well. Mark around the bottom edge of the shoe to get the correct shape, and cut it out.
Step 9, this is for if you didn’t draw& cut your back seam. Lay out your cast and fold it as closely in half as you can. I have the legs of a 6th grader, so mine folds very nicely without many bulges. If yours doesn’t, fear not! Just get it as close as you can to in half and we’ll flatten it out in a bit.
Step 10, cut it in half! Looking good so far! This is also where you can add extra seams and style lines if your character calls for it.
Step 11, we’re now going to transfer your pattern to butcher paper! If your pattern isn’t laying flat, here’s what you do…
*snip* that’s it! When you’re tracing your pattern, you just sketch between the opening to make it a smooth line.
Step 12, Finish tracing it out, and your pattern is done! Yaaaay we made it! Haha Mark the outside/inside in a way that you can tell them apart(I used O and I). Don’t mix them up!
From here, you need to add seam allowance before cutting it out otherwise it’ll be too tight!
That’s it! After that, the sewing part is pretty straight forward. I would suggest knit fabrics and maybe a short zipper at the ankle, but if you want to use a woven that’s fine; just add a bit more ease and include a zipper up the back from top to bottom.
Let me know if you have any questions, and hopefully you won’t hate doing shoe covers as much now! haha