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More like this: vikings, blackwork and embroidery.

Borealis SIlverwolf 2011 105 by Beothuk, via Flickr

Video: How to Embroider a Braided Edge

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

Interlaced Herringbone Stitch

15th century needle lace tutorial

2003.0.708 ; 465 (Ancien n° inventaire) ; 10019 (Ancien n° inventaire) Jupe ou jupon en toile de coton ou de lin écrue brodée de trois rangées de petites fleurs en tige et d'une large bordure en bas de la jupe formée par un décor stylisé de feuillages et de grenades, évoquant les décors à la Bérain. Les motifs ont été réalisés au point de Beauvais avec des fils de laine verts. Le vocabulaire décoratif des ornements et la broderie en laine suggèrent une datation entre 1750 et 1775

Aari (or tambour) embroidery technique tutorial. It's like crocheting chain stitch on fabric. Great explanations on this blog

Stitches and Seam Techniques Seen on Dark Age / Medieval Garments in Various Museum Collections NVG

Embroidered mitt pattern

Textile Fragment with Roundels - German - 12th century

Ornate Lotus Flower Vector by Tairy Greene, via ShutterStock

Catherine of Aragon Blackwork [updated] - NEEDLEWORK. Love the stylized pomegranates.

Brickstitch German bag (14th cent) Serveral brickstitch bags in the pic Linen embroidered with silk

Woman's Pocket England, 1753 Costumes; Accessories Wool, cotton, silk, linen 13 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (34.93 x 20.96 cm) Mrs. Alice F. Schott Bequ...