The design for the Lochac Laurel Cloak is being made up of about 60 individually embroidered pieces, all worked in applique and couched work, in gold twist and gold silk on green silk damask.
Laurel cloak medallions comprise three types:
The pieces are being worked by members of the Worshipful Company of Broiderers and the Order of the Laurel.
The closure is a piece of tablet woven braid, worked in fine silk and gold. It will be clasped with a medallion worked in enamels.
The images below show the designs for the medallions, based on period objects, which have been replaced by the worked versions as these are completed. Click the images to see a more detailed version.
The brocaded tablet-woven band, worked by Amalie von Brisache in fine green silk and gold. It is 3cm wide and 63cm long.
Each wreath medallion is 12cm across and take approx 4 hours to work.
(Contarina la Bianca)
Katherine Alicia of Sarum
Fionnabhair inghean ui Mheadhra
(Marguerite de Rada y Sylva)
(Danielis de Luna)
Keredwin the Mouse
Ginevra de Visconti)
(Rosamond de Montford)
Marit the Wanderer
Leonor de Alcocer
The words have been worked separately, then joined to make the edging for the cloak. Each letter takes 1-2 hours to work.
Hunydd verch Madyn Duy
Leonie de Grey
(Adrienne de Fildying de Faux - was lost in the mail)
Each star medallion is 16cm across (point to point). Estimated working time depends on complexity of the design.
Anvil: Armoring, Metalwork
Bookpress: Printing, Bookbinding
Playford's characters: Dance
Toy horse: Toymaking
Arbelos: Shoemaking, Leatherwork
Lyre: Poetry, Bardic
Potter's wheel: Pottery
Bow saw: Woodwork
Watering pot: Gardening