The Underrated Haute Couture of Jacobean Needlework
Attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (c1561-1635) - Anne of Denmark. Rex Harris / Flickr There is bling, and then there is ye olde embroidery. Seventeenth century needlework was to the rich what, say, Alexander McQueen was for contemporary fashion. An injection of fairytale whimsy into ev
Mamluk - Middle East - Historical Needlework Resources
This website is a resource for the study of Dark Age, Medieval and Renaissance embroidery.
This made me smile - Pintangle
I have been looking at the history of fabric books and in particular sample books. I want to share with readers but also point out there is nothing new under the sun. I found this in the Metropolitan Museum of Art website as it is part of their collection. In …
V&A · Embroidery – a history of needlework samplers
What do 'practice pieces' tell us about the changing nature of embroidery over time? Explore highlights from our collection of over 700 needlework samplers.
I Have a Veil (or Two)
I have a thing for tulle. Perhaps because it is so inexpensive, or because it is so floaty and fun? A long veil looks amazing in photos, and alas, my dress has no train. So my solution, a long cath…
What Sewing Samplers Tell Us About Women's Lives from the 17th to 19th Centuries
A sewing sampler can be the only trace of a woman's existence, and the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge is recovering this history through over 100 examples.