Embroidery

Embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, and related arts

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.

Vienna Schatzkammer photos online

Racaire of the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum in Vienna, Austria, has posted photos from her recent trip to the Schatzkammer (Treasury) in Vienna, Austria.

Alleged Bayeux vandal cleared

In an announcement at the major conference on the Bayeux Tapestry which took place recently at the British Museum, Anna Eliza Stothard was cleared of an accusation of vandalizing the tapestry.

Historic embroidery from the Met on display at the Bard Graduate Center

The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture will present Twixt Art and Nature: English Embroidery from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ca. 1580-1700 from December 11, 2008 until March 15, 2009.

Renaissance textiles in Kansas City

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri will present Revealing, Reversible and Resplendent: 15th-17th-Century Italian and Spanish Textiles through August 17, 2008. The exhibit includes elaborately-embroidered and woven religious and secular pieces (photo)

"For Tent and Trade: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving" at San Francisco's de Young Museum

For Tent and Trade: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving, an exhibition of textile weaving by the Turkmen of Turkmenistan, northwest Iran, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan will be at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's de Young Museum through September 7, 2008.

Viking embroidery

SCA member Þóra Sharptooth has created an extensive online resource for Viking re-enactors including a nicely-illustrated page on Viking Embroidery Stitches and Motifs.

Bayeux Simpsons

Forget the conquest of England! Who has the couch? The Simpsons take on the Bayeux Tapestry for the opening gag.

British Museum to host international conference on the Bayeux Tapestry

On July 15-16, 2008, the British Museum will host an international conference on the Bayeux Tapestry to "highlight recent and new research on the Tapestry." The cost for both days is UK£15.

Inter-Kingdom Intensive Needlework Symposium

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The West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild and the Caidan School of Needlework invite one and all to come & enjoy classes designed for the Embroiderer seeking more in-depth instruction and historical information.

Some of the featured classes include Opus Anglicanum (Dame Richenda Elizabeth Coffin), Elizabethan Sweetbags in Depth (Baroness Eowyn Amberdrake), and Voided Work Pattern Design (Baroness Sabrina de la Location:
West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild (Torrance, California)

Gilding the lily: adding beads to brocade

How do you make a really luscious brocade even more beautiful? Try beading it! Gael Stirler offers a tutorial on how to bead brocades in the November 2007 Renstore newsletter: Beading Brocades: For gifts and personal adornment.

Viking embroidery articles online

The Renaissance Store/Chivalry Sports has added a pair of articles on Viking embroidery by Gael Stirler to their archive.

Medieval silkwork blog

Machteld and Isis have created a blog to share their research on medieval silk embroidery.

New Guild Head of Drachenwald Embroiderers' Guild

Lady Racaire will be the new Guild Head for the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Embroidery Challenge II: Son of Embroidery Challenge

THL Anya Mstyslavyaya and Lady Racaire have started a blog for the second embroidery challenge "Something to keep you warm..." - the new challenge will begin on Sept. 1st 2007.

Dragon's Embroidery Workshop

THL Anya Mstyslavyaya and Lady Racaire have started a blog for the embroiderers of Drachenwald: Dragon's Embroidery Workshop.

Tudor Tailor Vallejo photos highlight headpieces

Joane Silvertoppe, of the Kingdom of Caid, reports that she has posted an album of photos from workshop presented by England's Tudor Tailors. The workshop took place recently in Vallejo, California.

Embraceable Lace Workshop

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If just the sight of lace-weight yarns has always caused you to break out in a rash, this introductory lace class is for you. With her unique, inspiring, fun-loving teaching style, Galina A. Khmeleva will unravel the myths and mystery about the complexities of knitting lace. She will have you knitting continental before this class is over, wondering what all the fuss was about. And finally, Galina will help individualize a lace-knitting project that is just right for you. You can and will learn to knit lace. Location:
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Bayeux Tapestry comes to life

avidavid62 has posted an animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry on YouTube where the paintings actually move. The film was created by David Newton.

Class Act Fabrics (a.k.a. Dragon's Magic)

Class Act Fabrics, also known as Dragon’s Magic at the Pennsic War, provides high quality modern couture fabrics, which are selected for period-appropriate use in medieval and renaissance costuming.

Photos from Lochac's 12th Night/Coronation

Jane Stockton has posted photos from the recent 12th Night/Coronation event which took place January 6, 2007 in the Barony of Rowany (Sydney, New South Wales).

"per manus sororum" published in German

The book of Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai "per manus sororum" - a great book about mediaeval Klosterstich tapestries from the Low German language area is now available at the publishing house Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Early Stuart needlework exhibit at the Fitzwilliam

"Figures on Fabric" will be on display at the Octagon Gallery of the Fitzwilliam Museum (at the University of Cambridge, in England) through December 30.

Devonshire Tapestries Get Face Lift

One of only three full sets of surviving Flemish or French tapestries has been taken down from display at the Victoria and Albert Museum for cleaning and restoration.

Athena's Grove

Athena's Grove, Inc., provides gorgeous trims that will make your garb dazzling. They have Celtic, European and Middle Eastern styles and many other beautiful designs. They also carry many Pagan and new age items including Amy Brown pendants and earrings and tarot decks. Mention that you saw them listed on SCAtoday.net, and they offer a discount.

Athena's Grove Inc.

Athena’s Grove provides the historical re-enactment community with gorgeous trims that make your clothing really stand out and get noticed. Also to be found are many high-quality sterling silver jewelry items, tarot decks and other ritual items and relaxation CDs.

Modern Embroidery Business Serves SCA Customers

Melinda Dement of Embroidery Monogram Business online magazine looks at the SCA as specialty customers for embroidery businesses.

Attention costumers: Husqvarna/Viking recalls sewing machine for safety problem

Owners of the Husqvarna Viking Designer I Sewing and Embroidery Machine should check their unit's serial number to see if it is affected by this safety recall due to an electrical arcing problem.

Medieval Reproductions

Medieval Reproductions offers "carefully researched, historically accurate reproductions of medieval arms, armour, and artwork", in time periods from Roman to Renaissance. Their main focus is armour, but they also create costumes, accessories, tapestries, architectural adornments, and furniture.

Labor of Love Restores Medici Tapestry

Four restoration specialists at New York's Metropolitan Museum have taken on the backbreaking effort of restoring "The Gathering of Manna," a 16th century Medici tapestry, one stitch at a time.