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    Blackwork design by Alicia Paulson

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    "Opus anglicanum" ("Englishwork") embroidery of the 12th-15th centuries. Usually split-stitch and couching, high concentration of gold and silver metallic threads, usually for ecclesiastical pieces, but also secular (book covers, garment embellishment)

    Opus Anglicanum (Chasuble) | British

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    Linen smock with silk and metal thread embroidery. And awesome closeup of the gusset layout.

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    16th century Italian linen chemise, embroidered with silk and metal thread. At the Met Museum, Rogers Fund, 1910 Accession Number: 10.124.1

    Undershirt | Italian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    Purse with scenes from the story of Patient Griselda Date: 14th century Culture: French Medium: Silk and metal thread on canvas Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 5 5/8in. (15.2 x 14.3cm) Accession Number: 27.48.2 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    Blackworked shirt, 1580-1600, at the Bath Fashion Museum. (c) Bath & NE Somerset Council. Photo by Your Wardrobe Unlock'd, taken on our last group visit in March 2011.

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    Portrait of a Woman Bernhard Strigel  (German, Memmingen 1460–1528 Memmingen)

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    Detail from an 11th century runic stone, Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), Sweden. The inscription reads "Sigvid, the England traveller, erected this stone for Vidjärv, his father..." The rest of the inscription is lost.

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    Linen purse with silk embroidery depicting lovers, French (Paris), c. 1340.

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    Date: 1600–1630 Culture: English Medium: Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; satin, long -and-short, braid, buttonhole, and couching stitches

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    Portrait of Sibylla Kessel,Barthel Bruyn the Elder ( ca. 15401545), fragment by Ekaterina Mikhaylova-Smolnyakova, via Flickr

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    Portrait of Sibylla Kessel,Barthel Bruyn the Elder ( ca. 15401545), fragment by Ekaterina Mikhaylova-Smolnyakova, via Flickr Holy pearlwork!! amazing!

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    bath smock....at more and more and more. What a nice flicker site.

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    Piece of printed linen Date: 13th–14th century Culture: German Medium: Linen Dimensions: No dimensions recorded. Classification: ...

    Piece | German

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    1505 Belgium(?)

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    Brickstitch | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    Smocking Plate, Dottie, Childrens Corner

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    Couching gold work

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    14th century embroidered pouch | Medieval embroidery - a gallery on Flickr

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    Borealis SIlverwolf 2011 105 by Beothuk, via Flickr

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    Lovely redworked partlet

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    Knitty: editorial spring 06 - Historical examples of knitting.

    Knitty: editorial spring 06

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    Satin Gauntlet embroidered with silk and metallic thread, purl and spangles, trimmed with silk ribbon and silver-gilt bobbin lace… English c. 1600-1625

    Posts about Antique Fabric on Trouvais

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    Elisabeth of Valois (detail), Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1605

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    Paolo Ucello- Portrait of a Young Woman

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