...I did another thing! Several years ago!
An Tir has a tradition of giving "non-traditional" documentation, typically of Peerages. Rune stones, majolica, cloaks, you name it and someone's made a "scroll" out of it. A few years ago, when I was co-Royal Scribe, we needed to come up with County things for the stepping down Savaric I and Dalla I. I strong-armed Rauokinnn into doing a shield for Savaric, and wound up having to come up with something for Dalla on my own. I chose a banner in the Viking Age style, since that is/was her persona. Sadly, I didn't get a photo of the finished work, and I wasn't able to be in court, so for YEARS I had no idea if she'd even received it, let alone liked it (communication was...not a strength of my employers).
Facebook, once again reminding me of Things I've Made, coughed up one of the design drawings today. With the help of Reginleif I was able to learn that did, in fact, get it, and that she loves it. That's gratifying - so much of the work I do goes off to its new life, and I have no idea what people think of it.
So, as documentation that I do, in fact, have a broad set of skills, here are the two photos I do have, and a visual reference of it's shape:
An example of a Viking Age banner:
In my construction, the black sections of the black and white border extended past the banner edge to make delightful sticky-outy bits, as demonstrated in the example, and I added a coronet at the top (IIRC). It was pretty keen, if I do say so myself.
The charges - chickadees - look like this:
I'm really bummed that I didn't get a good photo of the finished work, but was mostly pleased with how it turned out (the white wool fabric didn't take to appliqué as well as I would have liked, but I was on a deadline). I'd do something like that again, for sure.
a round gown with Vandyke scollops
1 year ago