BAYEUX STITCH TUTORIAL
this video show how to embroid the Bayeux's stitch used in the Bayeux's tapestry. Presentation to the workshop : bayeux broderie in french at bayeux
The Underrated Haute Couture of Jacobean Needlework
Attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (c1561-1635) - Anne of Denmark. Rex Harris / Flickr There is bling, and then there is ye olde embroidery. Seventeenth century needlework was to the rich what, say, Alexander McQueen was for contemporary fashion. An injection of fairytale whimsy into ev
Progress on St. Laurence after six days of stitching
As promised in last week's post, here's an update on St. Laurence. As we did not have many visitors due to the lovely sunny weather, I was able to put in quite a few stitches. This is what he looks...
Polychrome Waistcoat - Left front panel finished and more Progress shots
Finishing the left front panel! Hey I finished that panel in February 2014 YAY! A spool and half of gold thread and 8 grams of Spangles. . And now I have started the Right front panel, Almost all of the multicolored silk work is nearly done. I'm working on all of the greenery right now and making MASSIVE amounts of notes, and a few adjustments here and there. Meanwhile, I am sorting through and acquiring more research for the documentation that surely has grown a life of its own by now. So…
I Have a Veil (or Two)
I have a thing for tulle. Perhaps because it is so inexpensive, or because it is so floaty and fun? A long veil looks amazing in photos, and alas, my dress has no train. So my solution, a long cath…
The making of medieval embroidery
Medieval embroidery was a painstaking and precise art form, performed by skilled embroiderers – both men and women – mostly based in the city of London. This...
Basics of Opus Anglicanum Embroidery - By Sidney Eileen
This tutorial describes stylistic details of opus anglicanum embroidery, and instructions in the basics of how to emulate the style in your own embroidery.