|The Sea Venture - The Offending Spot was in the
Well, I was able to go to Williamsburg in February for an event and we carved out time to join Brenda and her crew embroidering on the jacket. That was the day that they had the back all laced up and it needed to be started! About 12 of us from our party descended on the pieces to put our mark on them. I was particularly interested in working on the piece as a volunteer after being part of the lead team on the Plimoth Jacket. Brenda and I had talked about how we had organized our workroom and discussed how she was going to accelerate to get the jacket done in such a short time. One of her techniques would be to run the workroom more hours in the day and all days of the week, plus put up to three people on a frame at the same time. This is something we hadn't done until we were placing spangles on the Plimoth Jacket. Having to work with others on a frame was a technique absolutely done in the 17th century and I wanted to try it!
So on the back was the motif of the Sea Venture sinking. I love ships and so thought I would start that motif.
A sinking ship.
|"Out Damn'd Spot, out I say!" - Lady Macbeth
traditional fixes to no avail. So…. it was time to embroider like mad to cover it up. And it worked. PHEW. And yes, I did own up to it. Wendy White always wanted to investigate the DNA from licking thread ends to thread them as a technique to look at how many people worked on pieces when we mused about that question.
|Brenda laughing at my 'situation'.