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Great Wyrm Needle Book by sidneyeileen
Great Wyrm Needle Book
The embroidery is stem stitch in DMC cotton floss on linen.  The hand-stitched edging is two colors of linen thread in a modified fishbone stitch.  The ties are lucet braided cotton crochet thread, and the tassels are hand-made from the same cotton crochet thread.  The pages are wool felt.  It is entirely hand sewn and hand embroidered, over a total of 58 hours including design and preparation.  The knotwork designs are my own creation.

For more images, WIP, and the embroidery patterns, please visit my blog at:…
Letter of Marque for Lady Meala Cambeul by sidneyeileen
Letter of Marque for Lady Meala Cambeul

Letter of Marque for Lady Meala Cambeul, presented by Sigridr, Lady Caidis, Princess of the Kingdom of Caid, Society for Creative Anacronism, presented at Patrero War 2015.

The lower case letters are written in insular minuscule (pointed minuscule), and the upper case letters are written in insular half-uncial (insular majuscule).  This is actually the first real piece of calligraphy I have created since I was a teenager, the first piece I have created using dip calligraphy nibs, and the first time I have written in pointed minuscule.  It’s by no means free of mistakes, but overall I was extremely happy with how it came out, especially considering the difficulty of writing in pointed minuscule.  From what I hear it was very well received as well, which makes me very happy.

I created the Marque on May 15, 2015, and waited to post it until after it was presented.

Red Open Hood by sidneyeileen
Red Open Hood

It is made from 100% linen fabric, with a linen embroidered scrolling vine pattern, mostly in chain stitch, and it is entirely hand stitched with linen thread.  The main seam down the center of the hood is embroidered with fishbone stitch, also using linen thread.

The functional purpose of this hood is to shield me from sunburn at events in the Las Vegas desert where I live.  To that end it is made from medium weight linen, open style for better air flow, and has a much longer skirt than is typically seen in period illuminations of open hoods.  The scrolling vine is loosely inspired by the acanthus vine embroidery found in the Mammen grave goods.

For larger photos, additional details, and wip, please visit my blog at…



Sidney Eileen
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am an artist, seamstress, and craftswoman, specializing in realistic artwork, minimalist animals, Celtic knotwork, and bespoke corsetry and costuming. I am mostly self-taught, having developed my skills over years of passionate practice. I love sharing knowledge, and to that end I maintain an informative blog, periodically publish free tutorials, and teach workshops.

Starting Long-Term Antibiotics

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 6, 2013, 1:31 PM

Starting Long-Term Antibiotics
This morning at 6:30 am, I took my first dose of antibiotics. It will be the first of three today. If all goes well, I will continue to take them on a schedule overseen by my doctor for the next six months. I will be taking monthly blood tests to ensure that the antibiotics themselves don't result in complications. Hopefully the anaplasma infection will be cleared up within that six months, and we won't need to extend the duration of the antibiotics.

So, herx reactions... Well, so far I'm in a damned good mood, and feeling mostly normal. I do have a cough now, and my nose is running a bit. I've also has a weird ringing and pressure in my left ear a couple times that threw my balance momentarily. I suppose just not enough of the buggers have died yet for me to be feeling it much. I'm sure that will change.

Oh, and as for side benefits, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I won't have acne for the next several months.

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Doctor Steel Stamp 1:  Cookies by Toy-Soldier-Enyo World Emperor by Toy-Soldier-Enyo Stamp: Abney Park by FlantsyFlan

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ImaginedGlass Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Enjoy  a very Happy Birthday!
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :aww:
samosvulter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
♪HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ♫♪ bunneh icon4 
🎁And BEST wishes~☆彡 :happy-wave: 
Hope you have a good time celebrate it~~:iconcelebration1plz::iconcelebration2plz:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.  :aww:
mintmocha15 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a great day and may all your wishes come true! :)
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.  :aww:
laranity Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I just stumbled across your account as I was searching for some inspiration in corsetry, which I've been interested in many years. This year I've decided to build my own, and you are a true inspiration. Thank you for your step by steps, they are a world of help! And happy birthday :)
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, and I'm glad you found my tutorials helpful.  I have more posted to my website than I do here.  I also strongly recommend checking out Lucy Corsetry's website for a lot of very helpful information.
holymacro Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Hello beautiful!!!!Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce::happybounce: :happybounce:
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