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Walter S




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PostPosted: Fri 01 Oct, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Hand-sewn and Dyed Surcoat         Reply with quote

I hand-sewn and hand-dyed a surcoat to replace this one, which was done quickly and looked bad. Big thanks to Elling for helping me with the pattern.


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Oct, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ohhh, very nice. What's going on in the front though? Is that a split with a gore set in? In the picture it looks like it's a different shade than the rest of your garment.
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Walter S




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PostPosted: Fri 01 Oct, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, it is a split with gores. The back side of cloth dyed a bit less and is pinkish more than red, however this look matches some of surcoats depicted in Maciejowski bible, so I left it like that.


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Oct, 2010 3:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Madder I presume?
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Oct, 2010 5:44 am    Post subject: Re: Hand-sewn and Dyed Surcoat         Reply with quote

Walter S wrote:
I hand-sewn and hand-dyed a surcoat to replace this one, which was done quickly and looked bad. Big thanks to Elling for helping me with the pattern.


Could you share your dye components and your process? You are making some very nice progress!

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Walter S




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PostPosted: Sun 31 Oct, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Its dyed with dilluted acrylic paint, it only looks like madder Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 1:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Walter S wrote:
Its dyed with dilluted acrylic paint, it only looks like madder Happy


The color is actually really close to a madder-dye I did this summer.

Only I went through the process of rotting the madder in urine for two months, carrying about 15 liters close-to-boiling urine-madder-vat and defiling my bath-tub with it (I live in an appartement, I do not think my neighbours where thrilled about the fumes that eminated from my barthroom ventilation that day Big Grin )

You saved yourself a lot of trouble, I can say, and look really good!

And Scott, if you want to know anything specific about dyeing recipes or processes, just send me a mail/pm. I have loads of info.

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