Camicia, close-up, century, Tuscany (?) (Museo del tessuto, Prato) double running stitch, pleatwork, long armed cross stitch, and lace.

*Ukrainian embroidery

Extant; redwork(?)

Detail of embroidery on the Italian chemise (15th century). From the book Old Italian Lace, Ricci

Flemish baby’s coif, 1550-1600 Linen, with cutwork Museum number: 7523-1861 Both adult and miniature versions of these cutwork coifs have survived from the second half of the sixteenth century. The technique of cutwork was the creation of a delicate structure of needle lace stitches across the spaces cut in a fine linen ground.

Closeup 'Pisa' Gown

Man's shirt, linen with blue silk embroidery and bobbin lace. Knee-length, late 16th century. From The Textile Museum in Prato. shirtlate16thcprato1.jpg Photo by operafantomet | Photobucket

Top Ten Medieval Embroidery Stitches- #9 Long-Armed Cross Stitch

Coif Date: 1575-1600 Culture: English Medium: Linen embroidered with linen and metal thread, spangles; drawn thread work, satin, chain, and needle-lace stitches

Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Sleeve panel, English, late 16th century. Black silk in stem stitch and speckling on linen. T.11-1950

Ruff with Needle-Lace Edging, Italian, Early 1600s.

The Italian camicia

Dress, silk tulle, floral embroidery in chain, stem, long and short stitch, Lyon, 1804-1810

Embroidered camicia on weighty linen.

Lovely Stitch Sampler

Wandering Past: outfit posts

How to do Slashes; 1) Draw the lines of your pattern on the backside, slice with a scalpel or cut carefully with scissors. 2) Fold the fabric and stitch it on the backside, forming either the "flower" or diamond pattern. 3) Press the fabric by ironing with steam 4) Line it with either linen or silk

14th century kamiz


Double herringbone stitch as trim for Viking underdress.

extant smock - honeycomb pleating - An extant fragment of a shirt from the find at the Alpirsbach Monastery dating from the 16th century documents the usage of a honeycomb-like stitch to control the pleating.