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Period stitches

Women's kimono (Kosode) from the early 18th century during the Edo Period, Japan. Philadelphia Museum of Art

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France ca.1795. Polychrome embroidered cotton gauze skirt from the french Empire period, consisting in two never used panels . The border panels still have traces of the frame. The cotton gauze with an amazing transparency, has never been washed and is still rigide. Beautiful embroidery with silk thread and chain stitch, wavygarlands of polychrome creepers.

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

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portuguese border stitch -- this would be gorgeous trim if done with a heavier metallic thread (gold or silver) on black velveteen ribbon

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ARTICLE: "Viking Stitches and Motifs", which includes some Anglo-Saxon stitches, such as this one.

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