viking handcraft, gorgeous embroidery detail in chain stitch. OoOOoOo! I'd love to sew this into a costume someday! So pretty!

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There are very few existent fragments of medieval embroidery remaining. A beautiful sample of can be seen below at left, on an embroidered band. The embroidery was sewn onto a separate strip of fabric which was then stitched to the garment. Dated at the 13th century, it is a band of fantastic animals in roundels embroidered with gold thread on silk twill. Photo ©Timothy Mitchell, Victoria Albert Museum of London. (Currently seeking permission to use image)

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Medieval Embroidery - German Brick Stitch - helpful sources & embroidery for needle-roll #1

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