Thursday, December 4

Paper on 14th c. embroidered pillow from Gotland

This paper really made my day:

http://fornvannen.se/pdf/1960talet/1969_192.pdf

It's about a Swedish embroidered pillow from the first half of the 14th century. The close-ups are amazing. The text is in Swedish (too bad!), but luckily, there is an English summary at the end

A paper on medieval Scandinavian embroidery

I found this nice paper on medieval Scandinavian embroidery via google:

http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/embroidery/Scandinavian.pdf

Things that were interesting to me:

- fig 1: overview of lacing stitches. The one on the second row to the right looks really nice, and I think the one in the left corner below was also frequently used in 14th/15th century whitework

-fig 3: pictures of the original St. Brigitta coif

-fig 4: a pillow done in needle weaving