Period embroidery resources online

On her embroidery website, Kathryn Goodwyn (C. Kathryn Newell) shares articles and period resources for embroidery done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The website includes downloadable copies of the following articles and books:

  • Stalking the Wild Assisi: The article contains charts used while embroidering the Assisi Learning Sample.
  • The 1597 Sibmacher book - Published as "Needlework Patterns from Renaissance Germany": A recharting of the patterns from Johan Sibmacher's Schon Neues Modelbuch of 1597.
  • Flowers of the Needle: A compendium of seven Italian needlework pattern books of the 16th century, from 1531 to 1567. It is a treasure house of linear (i.e. "free form") and charted patterns, originally intended for a variety of uses by both professional and private needleworkers.