One of our wonderful volunteer Artisans, Ipie, who is incredibly talented is often working on projects that use vintage HBC blankets as the base fabric. She’s usually making beautiful mittens or vests, but this winter Ipie has been working away on this magnificent embroidered gun case – and she’s just finished it!
Hand-sewn from a three and a half point, camel-coloured Hudson’s Bay Blanket Ipie has embroidered three intricate floral-pattern panels and incorporated them into this gun case. You can see the points on the blanket fabric in between the largest and second-largest embroidered panels.
This hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind item is available for sale exclusively in our online store.
Here is a close-up of the largest embroidered panel:
You can see in this close-up that most of the embroidery is done with the chain stitch. Ipie also incorporated the original tag from the blanket into the inner flap of the gun case:
Click here to learn more about the history of point blankets. If you’re interested in reading more about HBC Blankets and their history you can purchase this great book from our online store – or you can visit the museum!