Pelican Cloak: Mistress Catrin Rhyd For
I have been involved with a number of productions with Mistress Catrin O Rhyd For over the years and thus it was quite natural for the production of her Pelican cloak to be given to me by her husband, The Sir Michael of York.
My constraints were that it should be a 14th century style half circle cloak, incorporate Catrin’s arms and colors and to keep it somewhat understated. With this in mind I found a wonderful blue Melton wool and lined it with a white silk satin.
The embroidery was done in DMC floss (alas my supplier of silk floss went out of business.) on a silk background. The finished pieces were then machine appliqued onto the wool cloak.
I was assisted in the production of this cloak by Maistresse Nicolette Bonhomme and my journeyman Gisela Lisabetta Venier, both of whom hand embroidered one of the large dolphins for the cloak.