Ok, sorry so i haven't posted in ages...
*insert numerous excuses here*
I have decided to have a crack at Jacobean embroidery. (Or at least MY interpretation of Jacobean embroidery) I just love some of the funky filling stitches and unrealistic nature of the work. I have talked about this is some of my earlier posts.
Have ordered lots of thread from my favourite wool supplier *Renaissance dyeing* http://www.renaissancedyeing.com/
And downloaded lots of patterns:
Then i had a play at putting them in a semi Jacobean patterns based around the "tree of life" complete with squirrel... :-)
Excuse the rough lines, i havn't finished this yet.
I haven't tried to totally copy a jacobean design, i can do that later, i just wanted to have fun with the stitches and see how i go.
This will be my first time working with wool thread, and my first time doing anything other than split stitch work.
Hopefully my threads will arrive before i lose enthusiasm.