Embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, and related arts
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-08-07 22:41
Professor Robert Bartlett of the University of St. Andrews believes that there should be a better ending to the reknowned Bayeux Tapestry than the death of King Harold and the defeat of his army. Now a community project from the British island of Alderney offers an alternative: the coronation of William the Conqueror. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2013-08-21 13:10
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-02-20 19:36
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)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-12-24 15:22
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-08-22 05:36
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.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2012-07-14 18:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-02-28 20:33
On her embroidery website, Kathryn Goodwyn (C. Kathryn Newell) shares articles and period resources for embroidery done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Submitted by Ianthe on Fri, 2012-02-17 16:19
Mistress Kathryn Goodwyn has opened a website for her period modelbook collection, "Flowers of the Needle."
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2012-02-17 11:40
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).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-01-24 09:00
The website Bibliotheca Augustana offers a scrollable rendition of the complete Bayeux Tapestry from end to end - and in Latin!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-01-19 19:08
On 21 January 2011 at 1:00 pm, Lady Amie Sparrow will give a slide show depicting late Elizabethan / early Stuart embroidered jackets.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-10-25 19:22
The Practical Blackwork blog offers visitors examples, designs, links and bibliographies to create beautiful blackwork projects.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-07-12 18:18
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!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-06-15 07:18
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-06-07 06:33
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-20 13:26
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.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2011-04-01 12:34
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-10 08:33
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-02-18 17:29
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.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2011-01-02 09:19
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-06 07:42
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-09-02 10:36
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-07-20 07:18
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)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-05-27 07:38
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-05-09 16:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-22 14:04
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-11-25 13:13
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-14 10:53
Jerusha reports that she has posted photos from the recent Midwinter A&S event in the Kingdom of Meridies on her Facebook website.
Submitted by annwyn on Sun, 2009-03-08 22:16
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-27 14:34
Royal School of Needlework Day Classes USA 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport