I know, as nice as my 12th century wedding dress project might be, if you are reading my blog there is a good chance that we share the love for “early” medieval embroidery like Klosterstich, Bayeux Stitch,… Therefore I decided to “pick up the thread” of the Klosterstich tutorial again which I recently started and to make up or the recent lack of postings about medieval and medieval inspired embroidery. 😀
Some of you might remember my posting “Klosterstich hands on tutorial – part 1 – how to start your Klosterstich embroidery“. Since I posted the first part I of this tutorial, I spent so much time thinking about the second part that I actually thought I already posted it. But when I went through my postings, I discovered that the second part of my Klosterstich tutorial was still due. Fortunately this is a mistake which can be easily corrected. *lol*
Well, it took some days to put this posting together but today I am finally able to present the second part of the Klosterstich hands on tutorial to you:
Klosterstich hands on tutorial – part 2
How I do my Klosterstich embroidery 🙂
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I hope that after this detailed hands on tutorial of how I do my Klosterstich embroidery you get an even better insight why I think that this medieval embroidery technique is such a great embroidery technique – regardless if you want to cover a rather small or big textile surface with embroidery.
And my “Malterer”/”Weiberlisten” tapestry is a great example of what can be achieved with the Klosterstich nowadays:
Every time I take a look at my Klosterstich wallhanging now, I am really glad that I stayed the course and finished it. But well, I am not sure if I will ever start a huge project like this again – it took me about 4 years to finish it. Yes, this wallhanging contains an endless amount of Klosterstich stitches. *lol*
My Klosterstich handout can be download here:
Previous postings of this Klosterstich hands on tutorial: