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So sign up for the new blog and don’t miss the posts such as today’s one on my favorite textile stop in Paris. Tricia Well, the audience has spoken and everyone has agreed that the new format for The Embrodierer’s Story using Blogger is a winner. I like it too as I have total control over the interface, WordPress is difficult and I needed an expert to help me with the design and replacement of bits. That is why it is a bit stale, I keep going through consultants and haven’t had a reliable one for over a year. That said, I am going to leave this blog here and active to act as an archive. The New Home of the Embroiderer’s Story is located at: Biscornu. Hier is hij dan, de beschrijving voor de biscornu.Je zult zien dat het in elkaar zetten meer werk is dan het borduren. 1. Als de rand rond je geborduurde blokje groot genoeg is kun je er stiksteken omheen borduren. Om de foto duidelijk te maken heb ik twee steken tussen het blokje en de stiksteken gelaten.

Je kunt er ook één steek tussen laten. Is je lapje niet groot genoeg, dan is dat ook geen probleem. De lapjes zien er dan zo uit: 2. Vouw twee lapjes dubbel op de plek waar de stiksteken zitten en leg de lapjes tegen elkaar aan zodat de stiksteken tegenover elkaar komen. Elk blokje komt aan twee kanten vast aan een ander blokje. Aan vijf kanten zitten de blokjes nu aan elkaar vast. 3. Begin op de punt het lapje aan twee kanten vast te naaien. 4. Elizabethan style pincushion. Blackwork and Plaited Braid Caul: 16th. Century Embroidered Headgear - Embroidery - blackwork goldwork - Honor Before Victory. My Embroidered Caul I’m pleased to report that I have finished my blackworked and plaited braid caul.

Blackwork and Plaited Braid Caul: 16th. Century Embroidered Headgear - Embroidery - blackwork goldwork - Honor Before Victory

I had the pleasure of displaying and wearing the caul the first time two days ago at 12th Night! It looks really lovely and I’m very pleased with it. Many thanks to Countess Ianthe d’Averoigne, author of The New Carolingian Modelbook and member of the Order of the Laurel, for the use of two of her charted botanicals which appear as fills in my design.

I charted the rest of the fills from various period extant pieces, which you can read all about in my documentation below! Blackwork Embroidery Make-and-Take Needlebook Class - Embroidery - blackwork class - Honor Before Victory. I am teaching my first class in blackwork embroidery at Twelfth Night in the Canton of Ealdonordwuda on at 2:00 pm on January 7th, 2012, and my next class will be at Val Day on February 11 in the Canton of Three Hills!

Blackwork Embroidery Make-and-Take Needlebook Class - Embroidery - blackwork class - Honor Before Victory

The class is an introduction to the beautiful blackwork embroidery popular during the 16th century. Blackwork Caul - top. Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion: Florentine gown. The Camicia.

Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion: Florentine gown

Blackwork Embroidery. Description: Band of double-running stitch embroidery in a pomegranate design, worked in black sewing silk and synthetic gold on a linen ground with approximately 50 threads per inch, worked over two threads, intended for a 16th century-style man’s shirt.

Blackwork Embroidery

Background: The style classically associated with the term “blackwork” uses a design of scrolling flowers and/or leaves outlined with multiple types of stitches, filled in with small repeating (diaper) patterns, and worked primarily in black silk, but also using gold or silver threads and further embellished with spangles. However, books about blackwork usually include information about the closely related technique of double-running stitch (known then as Spanish stitch, and these days also called Holbein stitch), often treating it as just a variant, rather than as a separate form in itself. However it was first introduced, Spanish stitch spread rapidly and was worked throughout Western Europe in the 16th century.

Bibliography: Elizabethan Smock. New Year Gifts to QE I By the Lady Carewe, a smock wrought with blak silk, and coller and ruffes, with gold and silk.

Elizabethan Smock

By the Lady Jebson, one smock all over wrought with blak silk, the sleves wrought with gold. By Mrs Marven, a smock wrought with blak silk, with a high coller edged with gold and silke. By Mrs. Harrington, a smock all over wrought with blak silk. By Mrs. By the Lady Marques of Winchester, a smock of cameryck wrought with tawny sylke and black, the ruffe and collor edged with a bone lace of silver. Blackwork Coif from the Tudor or Elizabethan times. In order to improve my skills as an embroider and so that I can make my Jacket...I'll make a blackwork coif It will be made of fine linen and lined with linen.

Blackwork Coif from the Tudor or Elizabethan times

The design will be done in silks The pattern was given to me by my Laurel, Countess Catherine. Wp-content/uploads/2012/01/EmbroideredCaulDocs.pdf. 16th Century Blackwork Partlet - NEEDLEWORK. I have several Tudor events to go to this summer, and as I will be giving blackwork displays, this required the need for some new posher Tudor kit Complete costume is almost finished, but wanted to post up some of the embroidery I have done on it here I found the pattern for the collar on .

16th Century Blackwork Partlet - NEEDLEWORK

I totally love this website. Embroidery has been done in 1 strand of black silk thread, and the rest of the partlet has also been hand sewn together. The Blackwork Jacket Project - damerosalind's Photos. Embroidered Caul. The caul is a small soft cap worn by women in late 16th century England.

Embroidered Caul

It is essentially a circle of fabric, often decorated, which is gathered or pleated to a band and worn on the back of the head with the hair tucked inside. Sometimes a caul is defined as a lined hairnet (Ashelford, page 151). As shown in the picture of Mary (?) Boleyn at Birr Castle (Ashelford, page 19), cauls were occasionally embroidered to match a partlet. Man's Blackwork Shirt - Brodyworke Accounts - Home > Gentlewoman's Warderobe > Brodyworke Accounts > Man's Blackwork Shirt This is my husband's 1580's blackwork shirt that I started on December 8, 2003.

Man's Blackwork Shirt - Brodyworke Accounts -

It was completed sometime in early March 2004. A sideview of my husband wearing the shirt underneath his doublet can be seen at right. The shirt design is one based solely on rectangles (the historical way to conserve expensive materials), with blackwork embroidery, hand worked on the collar and cuffs, and faked (modern) machine embroidery on the sleeves. Periodicity- Research Applied. A Tudor Gentleman's Blackworked Shirt.

Time for a new project. Inspiration came in the form of this painting - a beautifully blackworked shirt showing brilliantly against the gentleman's red suit. Himself also likes red...The shirt design was, of course, simple (see?