Here is my progress so far! I'm not much of an embroiderer, but I'm determined to get this done. It is the first time I've use long-and-short filler stitches, and I'm really liking the effect.
AND...in case you are in need of pocket inspiration, check out this awesome resource for extant pockets - VADS. This online museum also has all kinds of other things to look at, like shoes, patterns, and textiles. Here are a few of my fave embroidered pockets from this site:
|Scottish, early to mid 18th c. Don't you just adore the animals?|
|early 18th c. Beautiful polychromatic embroidery, and asymmetrical too|
|1718-20 - beautiful, subtle embroidery on white, but in a gorgeous, intricate pattern|
|mid-18th c. Charming pair with a different design that we normally see. All-over embroidery and contrasting binding and tape, very beautiful!|