Time for a new project. Inspiration came in the form of this painting - a beautifully blackworked shirt showing brilliantly against the gentleman's red suit. Himself also likes red... The shirt design was, of course, simple (see? You only have to tell me 50 times...) The beauty lies in the details - in this case, in the embroidery. As the shirt is meant especially for Himself, I left off the ruffles (he will wear any amount of embroidery, but draws the line at flounces) and designed for simple collar and cuffs instead. I wanted a very dense, dark look, and I wanted to incorporate a cinquefoil, the main charge of Himself's device.
Since this was to be an entry into our Kingdom Arts and Sciences competition, I wrote up a short historical documentation (and here I thought I was past homework and writing essays!) before setting to work.
The embroidery stands out, sharp and dark.
And for one year, I was greatly honored to be the Champion of Arts and Sciences for the Kingdom of The Outlands.