Klosterstich hands on tutorial – part 2 – how I do my Klosterstich embroidery :)

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. 😀

Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval 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 🙂

2014-10 - Racaire - Klosterstich - cloister stitch - medieval rose - hand embroidery - medieval embroidery - sneak-peek

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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:

Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery

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*

Best regards Racaire

My Klosterstich handout can be download here:

Craft with Racaire – Medieval Embroidery Technique Handouts

Previous postings of this Klosterstich hands on tutorial:

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