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Medieval embroidery frame, german brick stitch / telaio da ricamo medievale, ricamo tedesco

Medieval embroidery reproduction

Illustration of a viking ship from an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon history book.

Celtic Majesty Snake | Urban Threads: Unique and Awesome Embroidery Designs

Embroidered Lovers' Purse - with great documentation & tutorial

Medieval Threads: Soignies Relic Bag for Queen's Largess....I would love to make something like this my next project!

Borealis SIlverwolf 2011 105 by Beothuk, via Flickr

Viking Embroidery Part 1 - interesting because the article notes what forms of embellishment are period!

Sam's Viking Dress - Hem & Cuff View w/Embroidery - Othala Craft

Viking Art Tattoo Flash by DarkSunTattoo on deviantART

In the finds at Birka, there are a variety of ornaments made of gold or silver wire on clothing...(one) type of decoration uses long flexible coils of very fine wire around a fiber core. The coils are braided and sewed down to make borders that look like knotwork. You can just see a bit of such a border (very tarnished) under the feet of the gold wire "deer" from Birka shown here.

Border pattern for Opus Teutonicum

Article about the medieval method of embroidering eyes