HNW - Anglo-Saxon Embroidery

Ben ben at
Fri Oct 10 04:10:39 PDT 1997

Hi folks,

Does anyone know of any surviving pieces of Anglo-Saxon embroidery or 
decorative stitching other than the St Cuthbert textiles, the Maaseik 
textiles and the Bayeux Tapestry.

Also, does anyone have any information on how early the Anglo-Saxons 
started to embroider things.  All the examples I can think of come 
from the Christian period.  Does anyone know of any 
examples/references from the pagan period.

Thanks in advance for any replies.
Waes thu hael

Ben Levick
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Angelcynn - Anglo-Saxon Living History 400-900AD 
E-mail: Angelcyn at
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maegthum meodosetla ofteah egsode eorlas 
syththan aerest wearth feasceaft funden he 
thaes frofre gebad weox under wolcnum 
weorthmyndum thah oththaet him aeghwylc thara 
ymbsittendra ofer hronrade hyran scolde gomban 
gyldan. that waes god cyning! 

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