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There are very few existent fragments of medieval embroidery remaining. A beautiful sample of can be seen below at left, on an embroidered band. The embroidery was sewn onto a separate strip of fabric which was then stitched to the garment. Dated at the 13th century, it is a band of fantastic animals in roundels embroidered with gold thread on silk twill. Photo ©Timothy Mitchell, Victoria Albert Museum of London. (Currently seeking permission to use image)


A. She says this is amateurish B. rusty embroidery skills... WRONG this is really cool, amazing and wonderfully fantastic example of an Otomi inspired embroidery pillow done in stain stitches!!