Monday, August 2, 2010

French metal embroidery thread


Last week, I bought this French metal embroidery thread at the Apeldoorn Antiques Fair for only 8 euro :-) I'll probably use it to finish the seams of a medieval purse, like this.

2 comments:

Chef Eureka said...

I came across your blog today and I thought I’d just shoot a question out to you. I’m wanting to learn more about Irish embroidery from the late 15th century. Specifically, I have a moy gown and was thinking of embroidering along the hem line, however, I can’t find evidence that they would embroider the dress in such a fashion…

Do you happen to know anything about Irish Medieval Embroidery? If not, do you know anyone who does?

Thank you so much for your time!

Machteld said...

I don't know about this myself, but you might like to take a look at Racaire's blog:

http://embroidery.racaire.at/

I know she's done some medieval embroidered clothes, so you might find some inspiration there.