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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.

24 October 2009

Latticework purse progress

This is after approximately 20 hours of work. Ground is 40ct linen.

10 comments:

Kathy Storm said...

This is very pretty! You didn't cut any of the threads in the centers, did you? Are they just pulled aside?

Tristán Z. said...

Right, just spread with an awl.

Machteld said...

It's beautiful!!!

Gina-B said...

beautiful!

Isis said...

oooooooooh! i have been working on a digitalised pattern for this purse! didn't get to the actual embroidering it though. yours looks very pretty already!

Tristán Z. said...

@ Isis: Was your pattern interpretation any different than mine? I based mine off just what I could see in the photos from the IRPA site..

Tristán Z. said...

@ everyone: Thank you for the compliments :-)

Racaire said...

Lovely! ...and such a great inspiration! Would you mind if I share the link to your posting in the Dragon's Workshop blog?
( http://dragonsembroiderers.blogspot.com/ )

Tristán Z. said...

Racaire, certainly! Blogs are for sharing! Well, mine at any rate..

Anna said...

Your work is unbelievable, it's really beautiful!