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Saturday, 8 March 2008

Examples of Medieval Embroidery from a Novice

The following pictures are some examples of the embroidery that we saw on our travels. It was amazing. The pictures do not do these items justice. The skill level was outstanding. I left totally inspired to learn how to embroider. The most embroidery i have done is couching a row of gold thread onto the neckline of a dress and its sleaves.

Most of the embroidery that has survived has come from religious items that were forgotten about/kept safe in times of trouble and treasured as the works of art they are. Therefore, most of these images come from church clothing and alters. The following examples are mostly from 1400 - 1550.

Here is a close up of a section of the embroidery.

A close up of the couching technique

This is one of the slightly later images. The use of the metalic threads is quite a different style to the others.
I loved this one the stitching is brilliant.

Here is a close up of the stitching. (Cammera was really still at this point)

Couching again


Racaire said...

Thank you very much for the close-up photos :)

Daisy Debs said...

A joy to behold ! Thankyou so much for sharing your photos .Oh my goodness beautiful !