The original, vintage doily
I marked my heraldic design out by tracing it onto the linen doily with a removable pen, using a window as a light box.
Some beads were required to finish it off and add weight to the cover. I used some green glass beads and secured them with the embroidery floss.
Here are some SCA-period chalice covers (used in a religious context) in case you feel inspired to make something more complex:
|Image from V&A Museum: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O125784/chalice-veil-unknown/|
Date: ca. 1560 to ca. 1600 (made)
Materials and Techniques: linen, silk embroidery
Museum number: 1415-1874
Gallery location: In Storage
|Image from: LACMA https://collections.lacma.org/node/224478|
Linen plain weave with silk embroidery, metallic-wrapped thread lace
22 1/2 × 22 3/4 in. (57.15 × 57.79 cm)
''Shepheard Buss'' Textile held in the V&A, Image from https://www.pinterest.com.au/malcm2557/shepheard-buss/
Place of origin: England (made)
Date: 1570-1600 (made)
Materials and Techniques: Embroidered linen in silk, bobbin lace
Museum number: T.219-1953
Gallery location: British Galleries, Room 58, case 6
|Russian Chalice Veil. Image from Pinterest https://www.pinterest.se/pin/386887424219161266/|
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