[HNW] 15th Century Spanish Embroidery

Betsy Marshall betsy at softwareinnovation.com
Fri Aug 7 22:43:15 PDT 2009

Is that like a Coif – small linen headcover, with string or self ties?

 I know some stunning Elizabethan examples exist- but that is 150-200 years later. 

Or is it more like a night-cap? Any pictures or documentation/descriptions?


From: h-needlework-bounces+betsy=softwareinnovation.com at lists.ansteorra.org [mailto:h-needlework-bounces+betsy=softwareinnovation.com at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Megan McConnell
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2009 12:18 AM
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Subject: [HNW] 15th Century Spanish Embroidery


Greetings all

I've volunteered to work a piece for the current Queen of Lochac (SCA - Australia) and her persona is 15th Century Spanish.

It's been mentioned that she would like a Coifa, worked in bright colours.  Now I have no problems with this, but have not been able to find any examples of these as embroidered pieces - not even going to mention that I have no pattern to even make the thing!

Can somebody who has some more experince with this particular period of embroidery give me some pointers?

The other option that I thought of myself for her was an embroidered book cover (which I can do in the rich, bright colours with pomegranates that she likes).


Megan McConnell

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