This is the final creature on the set of cuffs previously posted. They are ready to sew on the new gown! They will be machine washable due to using superwash wool, which will be a nice convenience. The yarn is very thin so it took quite a while to embroider the two cuffs, with only 3 creatures on each cuff. Imagine how pleased I was with my speed when my next two projects seem to speed along, despite one of them being a some what larger design!
Yes, this one is larger than the blue horse. However when I thought about it, the decrease in embroidery time wasn't really that much. First my threads are a tad thicker, so better coverage but I also forgot to track a couple of days time, so who knows, it may have taken more hours, although I doubt it. The little green linen bag has a handspun, wool lucet cord drawstring, is lined with an oatmeal coloured linen and is mainly stitched with linen thread.
The next step in this project will be to spin and dye some wool yarns for a future tapestry / wall hanging for our Longhouse. Of course it won't live there, but I can bring it out when we go to play.