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For those interested in Elizabethan embroidery

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For those interested in Elizabethan embroidery

Post by Telynor » Thu May 6th, 2010, 6:53 am

Take a look at the May issue of Victoria magazine. They have an article in there about the re-creation of a late-sixteenth century jacket with silk embroidery and gold work that is simply amazing. For anyone thinking that the Pilgrims wore drab colourless clothing, this one is an eyeopener.

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Post by Margaret » Fri May 7th, 2010, 1:17 am

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Post by Telynor » Fri May 7th, 2010, 8:19 pm

Margaret, yes it is. I was fascinated by how they recreated the jacket, and the immense amount of work that went into it.

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Post by Margaret » Sat May 8th, 2010, 4:04 am

Got to read this one! I don't do as much embroidery as I used to (i.e. practically none vs. some), but I still love to look at it.
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Post by Telynor » Sat May 8th, 2010, 5:00 am

[quote=""Margaret""]Got to read this one! I don't do as much embroidery as I used to (i.e. practically none vs. some), but I still love to look at it.[/quote]

I love doing it too, but heavens, I have so many 'eternal projects' as I call them around the house. The current one is a panel with a dozen cats on it that I have spent a couple of years on. And the knitting. And the crocheting. And the art...

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat May 8th, 2010, 4:05 pm

I used to embroider a bit. But needles and my kids don't go well together, and the younger two just can't stay out of things.

I'll pick it up again when they're older. Don't think I'll ever be at the Elizabethan level though.

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