I left you Last week Dear Readers, with the stated goal of charting the stitching pattern for the gown of the Medieval Lady I am adding into my Mini Tapestry Kit designed by Janet Granger. It is a complicated task! And I hope you will not be too bored as I explain my process. To begin with, I had already drawn the rough outline of the Lady, based loosely on the Lady in the Devonshire Hunting Tapestry. Above you can see the original that is my guide, as well as my graph paper sketch. I decided that I at least needed to Try to make the gown a brocade like the one in the original tapestry. Really, I just had to try! Brocade, for those who do not know, is a patterned cloth, mostly of silk, whose pattern is created by the threads in the weave, not by using different colored thread. It is all the same thread, but the way the light is reflected by the difference in the woven pattern, creates the two toned "pattern" that your eyes see. And this pattern and the colors it "appears to be" shift in different light. This is why the Devonshire Lady's gown has the "pattern" shift colors in the shadowed areas. Yes, I wanted to try to do this in my Lady's gown. But the first step would need to be to "develop" a pattern that would fit the scale of the gown.