Medieval Embroidery

Collection by Chris Busceme • Last updated 8 days ago



this video show how to embroid the Bayeux's stitch used in the Bayeux's tapestry. Presentation to the workshop : bayeux broderie in french at bayeux

Progress on St. Laurence after six days of stitching

As promised in last week's post, here's an update on St. Laurence. As we did not have many visitors due to the lovely sunny weather, I was able to put in quite a few stitches. This is what he looks...

The Underrated Haute Couture of Jacobean Needlework

Attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (c1561-1635) - Anne of Denmark. Rex Harris / Flickr There is bling, and then there is ye olde embroidery. Seventeenth century needlework was to the rich what, say, Alexander McQueen was for contemporary fashion. An injection of fairytale whimsy into ev

Mamluk - Middle East - Historical Needlework Resources

This website is a resource for the study of Dark Age, Medieval and Renaissance embroidery.


Stitches: back, eyelet, running, satin, split, two-sided italian cross with buttonhole stitch edging

This made me smile - Pintangle

I have been looking at the history of fabric books and in particular sample books. I want to share with readers but also point out there is nothing new under the sun. I found this in the Metropolitan Museum of Art website as it is part of their collection. In …

V&A · Embroidery – a history of needlework samplers

What do 'practice pieces' tell us about the changing nature of embroidery over time? Explore highlights from our collection of over 700 needlework samplers.

Sampler (England), early 17th century

Random spot sampler, detached motifs, with interlacings and geometric types.

Polychrome Waistcoat - Left front panel finished and more Progress shots

Finishing the left front panel! Hey I finished that panel in February 2014 YAY! A spool and half of gold thread and 8 grams of Spangles. . And now I have started the Right front panel, Almost all of the multicolored silk work is nearly done. I'm working on all of the greenery right now and making MASSIVE amounts of notes, and a few adjustments here and there. Meanwhile, I am sorting through and acquiring more research for the documentation that surely has grown a life of its own by now. So…

The making of medieval embroidery

Medieval embroidery was a painstaking and precise art form, performed by skilled embroiderers – both men and women – mostly based in the city of London. This...

I Have a Veil (or Two)

I have a thing for tulle. Perhaps because it is so inexpensive, or because it is so floaty and fun? A long veil looks amazing in photos, and alas, my dress has no train. So my solution, a long cath…