Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Let me introduce myself: a new blogger

Isis invited me to share this blog, so let me introduce myself. My name is Machteld and I'm interested in medieval textile arts, embroidery and literature. I'm especially interested in:

-all kinds of embroidery techniques
-techniques for transferring an embroidery design on to fabric
-medieval literature as a source of information about embroidery and the use of embroidered objects in every day life (e.g. purses and clothing)

This is some of my work. The dress isn't finished yet, because I have to change the sleeves (they were too tight...)

The small purse is a copy from a fourteenth century German bag from the Victoria and Albert in London. Isis made the same purse, using different colours.

The big purse is a copy from a Swiss 1320 purse, which is on display in the Landesmuseum in Zurich. I still have to make a drawstring for it.

1 comment :

Isis said...

The Zürich purse looks sooooo gorgeous with all the tassels attached to it!

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