Thursday, November 23, 2006

Medieval tablecloths

Two years ago, I saw a picture of a piece of embroidery with a very cute 'grumpy' griffin. I found out that it was part of a 14th century Swiss white linen tablecloth from Feldbach. I'd like to know more about how it is done, and maybe try to recreate the style.

I found an on line paper on tablecloths 13th-20th century. No matter how remote or obscure the topic, there is always someone who writes about it... I'm always amazed by that :-)

Das Tafeltuch vom 13. zum 20. Jahrhundert, Anne Wanner-JeanRichard

The paper includes a picture of the Feldbach tablecloth and other medieval tablecloths. There is more interesting information about embroidery on this website as well, some of it in English and some in German!

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