Continuing from yesterday’s post, here are the next ten images from my Schola talk on historical counted thread embroidery, originally given in 2014.


6 responses

  1. anna from the netherlands | Reply

    thank you very mutch for sharing this. i love these embroidery and i think it is very unfortunate that the there is no book with pattern in it so that it is possible to learn it. but.! i am very glad that you are sharing this.

    1. My forthcoming book, The Second Carolingian Modelbook will include charts for many patterns in these styles. When it is available I will announce it here.

      1. anna from the netherlands | Reply

        i am waiting for it. i have your first book to.

  2. I have been trying to do a mesh background using the 2 sided Italian cross stitch. You mentioned that you pull it very tight. There are a couple of ways to do it. Which one do you use? Do you pull each part of the stitch tight (A – B) or do you do the whole stitch (A – B – C – D) and then pull it tight? Also, what count linen are you using? Thanks!

    1. I pull each component stitch very tight – I don’t wait until the block unit is formed to do that. This piece is on 40 count linen, using one strand of Soie d’Alger silk floss. Cotton floss isn’t strong enough to stand up to the heavy tension.,/11/green_17.jpg

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