Saturday, January 20, 2007

Embroidered braids to hide seams

Embroidered braids were used to cover the seams of 14 th century embroidered purses. Frieda Sorber explains this technique in this book:

Ceulemans, C. (1988), Tongeren. Basiliek O.L. Vrouwe Geboorte. I. Textiel van de vroege middeleeuwen tot het Concilie van Trente, Leuven: Peeters

Isis wrote a comprehensive "how to instruction", including pictures: click here.

1 comment:

Isis said...

what an adorable stack of purses! i love how you're finishing the one on top.