Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Using medieval embroidery techniques to make a period-correct bag. Great SCA A&s project with impeccable research.

pin 10
heart 2

There are very few existent fragments of medieval embroidery remaining. A beautiful sample of can be seen below at left, on an embroidered band. The embroidery was sewn onto a separate strip of fabric which was then stitched to the garment. Dated at the 13th century, it is a band of fantastic animals in roundels embroidered with gold thread on silk twill. Photo ©Timothy Mitchell, Victoria Albert Museum of London. (Currently seeking permission to use image)

pin 2
heart 1

Finished embroidery – a stumpwork embroidery ‘petal bag’

Made from the book ‘Elizabethan Needlework Accessories’ by Sheila Marshall. (Technically too late, but it's awesome)

pin 14
heart 3

viking handcraft, gorgeous embroidery detail in chain stitch. OoOOoOo! I'd love to sew this into a costume someday! So pretty! ME TOO

pin 12
heart 2