Sunday, April 12, 2015

&Spotlight: Game of Thrones Costume Embroidery


As we count down the hours til the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 5, I’d like to shine the spotlight on the woman behind those exquisitely embroidered costumes: Michele Carragher. Thanks to Michele, we can all don a dragonscale frock like Daenerys Targaryen!

Michele has a super tutorial on her web site showing how to stitch dragonscale, just like she did on Khaleesi's dress. Click here to have a look!

Michele’s website is pure embroidery eye candy, featuring the fantastically detailed costumes as well as a few behind-the-scenes peeks at how she creates her stunning designs.

But what we wanted to know at &Stitches is:

What costume should we watch out for in the new season of Game of Thrones, Michele? 
Do you have a favourite?

Michele Carragher
Michele: "I cannot reveal too much detail about the costumes for season 5 that I have worked on, as I am sworn to secrecy, but I wouldn't be giving out too much of a spoiler to your question as HBO have already released sneak-peek images of the character and a couple of their costumes that I mention. 

“For the forthcoming season 5 of Game of Thrones, I enjoyed working on many designs for a variety of characters. The main character that I created embroidery for season 5 was Myrcella, Cersei’s daughter who was sent away to and now lives in Dorne.

“I would say the costumes that I worked on for her would be my personal recommendation to look out for – they have a delicate, seductive, Nymph-like romanticism to them. I really enjoyed working on them, being able to use new materials and techniques within the designs. Once season 5 has aired I will be able to share more detailed images of Myrcella’s costumes and other characters that I created embroidery for in season 5 on my website.”

Thank you very much, Michele, we look forward to seeing your beautiful work on the show!

What are you stitching? Please share in the &Stitches Flickr group. We'd love to see it!

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