Thursday, December 04, 2008

Paper on 14th c. embroidered pillow from Gotland

This paper really made my day:

It's about a Swedish embroidered pillow from the first half of the 14th century. The close-ups are amazing. The text is in Swedish (too bad!), but luckily, there is an English summary at the end

A paper on medieval Scandinavian embroidery

I found this nice paper on medieval Scandinavian embroidery via google:

Things that were interesting to me:

- fig 1: overview of lacing stitches. The one on the second row to the right looks really nice, and I think the one in the left corner below was also frequently used in 14th/15th century whitework

-fig 3: pictures of the original St. Brigitta coif

-fig 4: a pillow done in needle weaving

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