Embroidered details in Game of Thrones
‘Michele Carragher is a London-based Hand Embroiderer and Illustrator who has been working in costume on film and television productions for over 15 years. She studied Fashion Design at The London College of Fashion, where the course incorporated design, pattern cutting, garment construction, embroidery, millinery and illustration. At the same time she attended a three year evening course in Saddlery at Cordwainers College learning skills in leatherwork.
After leaving college Michele worked in Textile Conservation, repairing and restoring historical textiles for private collectors and museums, specialising in hand embroidery. She then moved into a career in costume for film and television, initially working as a Costume Assistant/Maker on productions such as the BBC’s Our Mutual Friend, ITV’s David Copperfield and Mansfield Park. She soon gravitated towards the decoration and embellishment of costumes, using skills in hand embroidery and surface decoration, taking inspiration from the many historical textiles she had encountered working as a Textile Conservator.
The first production that saw her undertake the role of a Principal Costume Embroiderer was for HBO’s 2005 Emmy Costume award-winning production of Elizabeth 1. Her most recent work has been on HBO’s 2012 Costume award-winning television series Game of Thrones, working on all three seasons.
As a Costume Embroiderer Michele specialises in hand embroidery and surface embellishment, using traditional hand embroidery techniques, smocking, beading and surface decoration. She works directly onto the completed garment or starts with motifs and textures on silk crepeline/organza, which are applied to the costume and then worked into once on the actual garment. She also works on existing machine embroidery designs that are not too dense, adding some hand stitching and beading to give a more authentic, hand-finished look.
Michele finds hand embroidery has more flexibility and diversity than that of embroidery created by machine, as there is a greater variety of thread choice and colours to use. It is also possible to work more easily on garments that are already constructed. However, machine embroidery in combination with hand work can be very useful when completing many repeats by creating light outlines or a less dense machine stitch, work can then be completed by hand and again can be carried out on a finished garment.
Michele is a highly creative Costume Embroiderer, producing original designs as well as working closely to a costume designer’s brief to create their desired look.’
Text and images from http://www.michelecarragherembroidery.com
God, that embroidery is so gorgeous! I had no idea that third dress was so detailed after seeing it on the show… Amazing work.
lord of the rings gif meme: a scene that makes you cry (4/∞)
”I made a promise, Mr. Frodo. A promise.”
I’m just gonna throw out here that both Frodo’s parents died by drowning.
Hardcore jacket porn.
a metaphor of my life
best moment on television. ever.
this is basically me whenever i try to do something
good news! my job usually only allows so many hours per employee per year, but the museum director’s making an exception for me since I wasted a lot of my work hours in the gift shop instead of giving tours, where I really excel.
that means that when I reach a certain amount of hours I’ll be eligible for the pension plan! plus, more hours! yay! (aaand, this is sort of a sign that soon I might get a full-time position, or at least it’s a foot in the door)
gonna celebrate by eating a bag of breadsticks and making a toad garden öᴥö
Celebrated the end of my Junior year at pcad with a Cicada Exoskeleton study!
Painted from life so I have no reference photo to post along with it.
I’ve had a huge affinity for Cicada shells ever since I was a kid so the opportunity to do a study of one now is like a dream!
I had a bright light shining on this little bugger while working, hence it’s bright colors.
Robert Doisneau - Frozen fountain / Frozen in motion, Paris
Robert Doisneau: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Doisneau
why do all superheroes have their names end with man. batman. superman. wonder woman.
captain americaman. hulkman. black widowman. the flashman
wow, i dont even remember these guys, but just more proof, reblogging so everybody can see this
“you shouldn’t be depressed, people have it worse than you”
finally, after years of searching, the person with the worst life ever is found. formally, they are granted permission to be sad. but only them. only they have earned it. no sads for anyone else at all ever
A leucistic Red Fox killed in Denmark.
White foxes are well documented in Denmark with 66 sightings since the 1950’s. These foxes are considered valuable trophies by hunters, but in some regions hunters have made an agreement not to hunt them in order to preserve these unusual looking animals. This particular animal will be mounted and donated to a school for educational purposes.
Be honest - you knew it was endangered, so you wanted to kill it to satiate your own sick ego.
This animal is in no way endangered. It is simply a common red fox with a genetic deformity.
Leucism actually causes a number of health problems, including poor eyesight and hearing, skin sensitivity leading to a high risk of sun burn and skin cancer and skeletal deformities. Culling leucistic and albino animals benefits the population as it stops them passing on these faulty and harmful genes. There’s a reason leucism in wild animals is so rare; it causes so many issues they cannot survive very well.
I need feminism because yesterday as I was facilitating a relay race, an 8 year old boy look me in the eye and told me that the only reason I could tell him what to do is because I’m older than him, and if he were my age, he’d be faster and smarter than me because women are weak and men are better than women. Word for word.
That is fucking terrifying.