[HNW] 15th Century Spanish Embroidery

Camin Bradbury mysryael at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 14:00:02 PDT 2009


Absolutely lovely. www.myspace.com/1aspasia worked to get there and thank
you Dear lady for being so incredibly generous with your documentation and
your reasonings. I would and will regard this as a good and solid example of
how to document a project.

Annecathryn

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Aspasia Moonwind <
aspasia_moonwind at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  I have pictures and examples of a coifa on www.myspace/1aspasia. I made
> one with a hood over it for my 1490 Spanish gown. I wrote a blog on it while
> working on it. The Spanish coifa often had a "tail" for a braid. I got mine
> from the Hispanic Costume Book, pictures from the book are included for
> documentation. I also used pomegranants on the hood.
> Aspasia
>
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> From: melisandedf at hotmail.com
> To: h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 07:17:39 -0700
>
> Subject: Re: [HNW] 15th Century Spanish Embroidery
>
> I am currently doing a pomegrante design from a needlework book (modern)
> that I found.  I am doing it in three reds, golds and greens.  I am doing it
> for the forepart of a Spanish dress.  I do not have the book anymore, but I
> did copy the design and can copy it again and mail it to you if you want.
> Just send me, privately, your address.  It is lovely and I am working it in
> split stitch and various types of goldwork.  It is NOT documentable, but not
> everything we do has to be.  It is done in stitches known in period.  (I
> have made coifs too and have a pattern if you want that too).  This is just
> a for fun thing for a friend, probably not for an A&S ever; but maybe
> something nice to display for a body of work type thing.
>
> Anyway, let me know if you want the pattern or the design.
>
> Mistress Melisande de Frayne
> Barony of Namron, Stellar Kingdom of Ansteorra
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> From: betsy at softwareinnovation.com
> To: h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 00:43:15 -0500
> Subject: Re: [HNW] 15th Century Spanish Embroidery
>
>  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@
> lists.ansteorra.org [mailto:h-needlework-bounces+betsy<h-needlework-bounces%2Bbetsy>
> =softwareinnovation.com at lists.ansteorra.org] *On Behalf Of *Megan
> McConnell
> *Sent:* Saturday, August 08, 2009 12:18 AM
> *To:* h-needlework at ansteorra.org
> *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
>
> Embroidery Editor
>
> BellaOnline.com
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>
> Website:  embroidery.bellaonline.com
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