keskiviikko 21. syyskuuta 2011

Late 18th century garters

I have always wanted to make the early type of elastic garters which get their elasticity from metal tension coil springs. These were made of ivory silk taffeta embroidered with silk thread and silk ribbon. They are padded with cotton fiber. They have four metal springs each sewn between the taffeta. The motto was taken from a surviving pair of 18th century garters and the embroidery design is a combination of several others.

Finished embroidery and spring channels: