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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

helgulf by ~Sholosh on deviantART

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

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