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My current research obsession is centered around purses and pouches from the European Middle Ages, and the accompanying hardware and passementerie. It is my hope to not only study extant items but also learn via reconstructive experiments; these will be limited for the most part to the textile components, however in the future I hope to explore the production of the metal frames.

19 February 2009

Embroidery complete

The brickstitch embroideries I've been working on are complete, and ready to be turned into purses. Here's what they look like so far (not to scale):


Žabacorporation said...

I haven't seen goldword on brickstitching like this so far. It's perfect:)

Kathy Storm said...

The bottom embroidery is my particular favorite, I loved it when you first showed the pic of it in progress. Did you get the pattern from the picture of the reliquary box on bildindex? If not, what was your source? I was just staring at this pattern last night, contemplating recreating it, maybe even for a box.

Congratulations of finishing these embroideries, I look forward to seeing them as finished purses!

Tristán Z. said...

Kathy, the bottom pattern I based off a purse somewhere in Belgium. You can see some pictures of it here.

Woodcrafter said...

I too have completed an embroidery for a pouch, but am unsure how to turn it into the pouch. How do you intend on doing this?

Eowyn said...

When you assemble it into a pouch, do you cut the slits in for the threads/cords?