Eowyn's Coronation - Fabric and Embellishment Design
Close up on the Gown and Mantle Fabric
From Kent using Behr Paint chips:
The trim is more complex than it looks. It starts with a machine embroidery of tiny leaves in two shades of gold. At first it look like it might be a variegated gold, but close study shows that some of the leaves are a darker gold, and the pattern repeats (See our diagrams below for the actual pattern.)
There are 3 variations, not two of this design. The wider designs is on the mantle edge and the belt. The narrower version is on the front opening of the skirt. The neckline is a separate pattern about as wide as the skirt.
There is a wonderful piping inserted in the seams that show the most. This consists of a mini pearl alternated with a shinny mirror-silver cut bead (smaller than a standard seed bead). This piping is used on both edges of the belt, as well as the edge of the mantle and neckline. It is not used to edge the skirt open. That is plain.
There is also beading in some areas. The beads are a bit hard to define. The silver ones are seed beads, but the red have a translucence that looks like they possibly could be small garnet beads. There are two sizes: small seed bead and ultra small. Only the neckline and mantle edges are beaded. Only the mantle has the silver beads.
Pictures thanks to Secret Elf, Silvara and Kelldar
Eowyn's Coronation Embroidery Pattern
Light gold thread= dark grey, dark gold thread = blue, bed beads noted in red. However, not all the red beads are placed in the identical place, the patterns are slightly variable.
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Thanks to Katrine for all the cross-eyed work of figuring out the patterns.
This page was last updated 04/22/08