Great Embroidery Tutorials! For example: the Braided Chain Stitch.

Great website for hand embroidery tutorials, like this on for a braided chain stitch. Such a beautiful stitch and the tutorials are wonderful! --Basically Coptic stitch on fabric.

Embroidery Stitches #2

Thoughts, projects, and a few yarns from a self taught knitting obsessive, crochet & sewing enthusiast, and lover of all things DIY. my escape to my happy place)

Viking art, around 275 bc.

Perhaps this Viking carving was an inspiration for some of the carousel horses carved hundred years later! Viking carvings, around 275 bc.

Disk Brooch, early 600s  Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England  Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Viking compass embroidery design

NN Vegvisir - The Icelandic word literally means ‘guidepost’: It is a Norse protection symbol, intended to help the bearer find their way through bad weather. ”if this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way… even when the way is not known”

Norse Raven

Norse Raven - May have to try to replicate the image (DG)

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