This is a project I held off on sharing until it was presented. A friend of mine, Baroness Diana, asked me if I would like to help prepare a sash for the Barony of al-Barran to use for their A&S champion. I was the al-Barran A&S champion a number of years ago and there was a sash then. However, it has disappeared sometime in the past and a new one was needed. I was so excited to help with this project, every year I am in awe of the work the champions do and was so excited to help make something for them to wear. Baroness Diana is an awesome seamstress and wanted to do the final construction. She also has experience with creating sashes, which I lack, so she masterminded the design, the size and the shape of the piece. My job was to prepare 2 embroidered roundels 3.5 inches across that could be appliqued to the sash.
Each roundel was silk and metal thread embroidery on a white linen ground. The first roundel was the A&S symbol. I did the border in stem stitch and the background in basket weave in blue silk. The arch and the candle were outlined in black silk using stem stitch. The arch is filled with silver chain stitch using a thin silver passing thread. The candle is done in couchwork using heavy metal threads couched with cotton sewing thread.