Friday, 20 March 2015

Prepping for Kingdom A&S (with picture)

Kingdom A&S is coming up fast, we're now essentially three weeks out. The deadline to get all entries registered is the end of March.

I've been on the fence since I didn't think I'd have enough time to get all of the work done on the stick-purse but I've made a big-time push in the past week and a half so things are looking more positive.

Last night I finished the stitching on the final of the four pouches. That's the bulk of the hard work, so I think it may get done.

Here's a pick of the pouches in my work basket.

Final Stick-Purse in Progress - The Four Pouches
Next steps are to cut out all of the pieces to be dyed, so the handle leather and the drawstring straps. Then I have to do up some new batches of my various period dyes and dye the leather before assembling it all together. I also need to take a look at my documentation from QPT and make sure its updated with the details of the final project. Last time I also added a page to explain any changes that were made since QPT, which went over well with the judges. I'll probably do that again.

So, still a bit of work to do, but it may just get done in time.