Embroidery

Embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, and related arts

Reenactor creates replica of Bayeux Tapestry

A medieval reenactor in England has completed a 2:1 scale replica of the Bayeux Tapestry. The embroidery is 40 feet long and took 18 years to complete.

Bayeux tapestry complete at last

The residents of he Channel Island of Alderney, led by librarian Kate Russell, have recently completed a major project: the final panels of the Bayeux tapestry. (photo)

Bayeux Tapestry professionally made, claims expert

New research debunks the theory that the Bayeux Tapestry was woven by nuns across England, and shows that the cherished artifact was not a tapestry at all but an embroidery created by a team of professionals under one manager.

Project Gutenberg offers ebook English Embroidered Bookbindings

Project Gutenberg has posted the free ebook English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril James Humphries Davenport on its website. The book, free for download, features full text, illustrations and color plates.

Handbag museum to open in Korea

The next time you are in Seoul, Korea, make sure to visit the Simone Handbag Museum, whick opens in the Gangnam District in August. The museum will feature mostly European purses from the 16th century through modern times.

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.

Flowers of the Needle embroidery series

Mistress Kathryn Goodwyn has opened a website for her period modelbook collection, "Flowers of the Needle."

Flowers of the Needle

Mistress Kathryn Goodwyn has opened a website for her period modelbook collection, "Flowers of the Needle." She offers up eight historical embroidery pattern books for free download, plus her treatise on voided embroidery styles. (All have been previously published within the SCA).

Bayeux Tapestry: in toto

The website Bibliotheca Augustana offers a scrollable rendition of the complete Bayeux Tapestry from end to end - and in Latin!

[ATL] Clothiers Guild meeting/lecture

On 21 January 2011 at 1:00 pm, Lady Amie Sparrow will give a slide show depicting late Elizabethan / early Stuart embroidered jackets.

For lovers of blackwork

The Practical Blackwork blog offers visitors examples, designs, links and bibliographies to create beautiful blackwork projects.

"We Have Dragons" in Drachenwald

The Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild of the Kingdom of Drachenwald has posted an update on its latest project for 2011: "We have Dragons." Each participant embroiders a 20,0 x 20,0 cm patch featuring - what else - dragons!

Atenveldt's Queens Prize Artisan Showcase photos online

THL Raven Mayne, MOAS for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports that photos from Queens Prize Artisan Showcase, which took place Coronation weekend, are now available to view on the KMOAS Photobucket website.

Southern Regional War Camp photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from Southern Regional War Camp which took place recently in the Barony of Carillion, East Kingdom. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

Embroidery alive and well at the Royal School of Needlework

On the April 17, 2011 edition of CBS This Morning, reporter Martha Teichner visits the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace where she gets a behind-the-scenes look at historic - and future - embroidery projects in England.

Bayeux Tapestry: Tape backup media, medieval style

An article in The Register, an information technology publication online, concludes that the Bayeux Tapestry is perhaps the world's oldest example of a tape backup system.

Personalized "Bayeaux Tapestry" tells story of Reign

A page on the Kingdom of Drachenwald's Dragon's Embroidery Workshop features Countess Honor of Restormel's amazing Bayeux style tapestry project, which chronicles her reign as Queen of Drachenwald.

Embroidery tutorial online

On the Rock, Sea & Sarah blog, Sarah offers a tutorial for many hand embroidery stitches. Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials lets visitors subscribe to get updates on the stitches offered.

Boston art museum returns missing 14th century embroidery to Italy

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has returned a 14th century silk and metal embroidery to the Diocesan Museum of Trent, Italy. The stunning embroidery, entitled "The Entombment of Saint Vigilius," was commissioned by George of Liechtenstein in 1390.

Traditional Chinese weaving techniques endangered

The UNESCO website features traditional Li textile techniques of spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering as employed by women of the Li ethnic group of Hainan Province, China. The site includes photos and video.

French Shore Tapestry Project

In 2006, volunteers from the French Shore Historical Society based in Conche, Newfoundland, Canada, and Christina and Jean Claude Roy began to document the history of their region with a Bayeux Tapestry-type embroidery project.

Bomticc Tapestry chronicles history of the SCA

Lady Jadwiga Wlodzislawska of the Middle Kingdom has undertaken a a monumental challenge: to create a tapestry chronicling the history of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (photos)

Middle Eastern embroidery exhibit in Leiden

The Textile Research Centre of Leiden, NL will present the exhibit Embroidery from the Arab World through August 22, 2010. The exhibit is the first in the Netherlands to showcase Arabic embroidery.

Slavic University III photos online

THL Marija Kotok reports that an album of photos from Slavic University III, taken by her lord husband, Lord Petr, are available to view online. The event took place April 10, 2010 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Embroidered textiles bring high prices at Bonham auction

On December 9, 2009, a collection of 15th-19th century works of art and textiles was auctioned by Bonham's Auction House. Detailed photos of the auctioned items are available to view on the website.

Gospodin Ivan Matfeevich Rozansky to be elevated to Laurel in Northshield

Barwnes Bronwyn ferch Gwyn ap Rhys of the Kingdom of Northshield reports that her apprentice, Gospodin Ivan Matfeevich Rozansky, known to many as "Vanya," was placed on vigil by Their Majesties to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Meridies Midwinter A&S photos online

Jerusha reports that she has posted photos from the recent Midwinter A&S event in the Kingdom of Meridies on her Facebook website.

Designs by Medb

Custom garb, corsets, accessories, and other costumes are offered by Lady Medb ingen Eochaid. All items are handmade and fitted to you at reasonable prices. All garb is made using period designs and patterns. Lady Medb has experience making all types of custom costumes.

Royal School of Needlework Day Classes USA 2009

Royal School of Needlework Day Classes USA 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport

10th century Russian tabletweaving featured in "Archaeological Textiles Newsletter"

Ingvild of the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that the December 2008 issue of the Archaeological Textiles Newsletter includes an article by Kirill Mikhailov, "New Finds of Viking Age Textiles in Ukraine and Russia" which discusses the 10th-century, brocaded, tabletwoven bands.