HNW - Elizabethan Embroidery...
Noramunro at aol.com
Thu May 11 07:15:01 PDT 2000
In a message dated 5/10/100 8:18:52 PM GMT, drgndncr at uswest.net writes:
> Oh ladies and gents of the list, I most himbly request help in finding
> sources of Elizabethan embroidery and designs....
Elizabethans often derived their needlework designs from emblem books; an
online resource for these is the Pennsylvania State University Emblem Book
Jane Ashelford has a chapter in _Dress in the Age of Elizabeth I_ (excellent
book) which discusses Elizabethan embroidery and the use of emblem book
designs in needlework. She also has some bibliography on secondary works on
If you can find a non-bootlegged copy, _The New Carolingian Modelbook_ is a
fantastic resource for sixteenth century counted-thread work. Many many
patterns, and some discussion of how to use them in the appendices.
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