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I’m working on a portfolio for Aethelmearc Kingdom A&S Championships and one of the items that I’m putting in the portfolio is the Pelican cushion I embroidered in … A.S. 37.  So here are some good pictures of it, which I didn’t have before.

The ground fabric is scrap linen from my first set of 13th c. rapier armor; the embroidery was worked in Medeira silk floss. The design was taken from the Bostocke Sampler.

Pelican Cushion

The whole thing. It measures about 6″ x 10″.  I used Caryl de Trecesson’s chart for the central figure and charted the border myself. 

Pelican Cushion
Detail of the central figure. 

Pelican Cushion
Detail of the border, and a squashy corner.

Pelican Cushion
Detail of the bottom edge and border.