HNW - 15th/16th c. embroidery

Frank Thallas hardcorps at vcn.com
Fri Mar 23 00:40:26 PST 2001


  Have you taken a peek at Netserf?  They have links to zillions of period
pics - maybe you can find what you're hunting there.
http://www.netserf.org
   Then you can show us the picture, and we can all start on the same page!
<G>

Liadain
who thought "houpelande", but that's too far on the OTHER side

> I did actually mean the late 1400s and early 1500s, I thought about it for
> awhile before typing it out to make sure it was right. =) The RenFest I go
> to is mainly Elizabethan but it's not just one year or decade.  Costumes
> really vary and I'm just doing it for fun.  I've tried to find out about
> what year they base it on, but they just say anything goes.  Which is
> definitely true from what I've seen.  =)
>
> I can't convince my husband to wear a codpiece =) and the costume he has
> agreed to is around 1480.  I'm awful with the names for everything, I just
> can't remember precise definitions and people's definitions seem to
> conflict.  It's basically a long pleated robe that should be done in a
> patterned fabric.  However, I was lucky that I could even find some silk
in
> my area to special order (and it took a year to find), locating a
patterned
> fabric is impossible much less in the right color.  I was hoping that I
> would be able to embroider a pattern onto the fabric so it would look like
a
> patterned fabric.
>
> I was a costume design major, actually it was a Humanities major with an
> emphasis in theatre costume design...would you like some fries with that?
> Anyway, all we did was look at pictures to get the silhouette and essence
of
> a period.  I can design, draft, and sew this costume together and it will
> look good, but without the trims and detail work, it still won't look
> period.  I can't find clear enough pictures to know exactly what I am
> supposed to do.  I had a few books come in but most of them are still
later
> than what I was hoping for.  Maybe I will just change the costumes to be
> later...
>
> I write too much.  Bad Avien.  *slaps wrist*  =)
>
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