And now, that I already started my new 14th century hood project for a friend – about which I told you yesterday – I would like to take the chance and tell you a little bit more about my other 14th century hood projects.
In my opinion it is important to know the basics to be good in something. To know the basics enables creativity and the ability to create lovely things.
Even if the focus is on medieval hand embroidery, it doesn’t hurt to look into the basics of hand sewing if you don’t want to spend the rest of your life creating wallhangings… but well, even for that you would need some basic hand sewing techniques if you don’t want a wallhanging with untreated edges… 😉
But let me share a nice little secret with you – the stitches for hand sewing are rather easy and can be found in the same form or a very similar form also in the medieval embroidery.
Racaire in front of the “Schnütgen Museum” in Köln (Cologne)/Germany
Now I have this lovely and nearly empty “virgin” blog in front of me and the blog postings of more than 8.5 years – about 2.300 postings “behind me”. This count includes many book reviews as you can imagine. I can really draw on plentiful resources and I am willing to do take advantage of it. 😉
During the last 14 years I bought many books about embroidery, historical costuming, medieval art, calligraphy, museum catalogues,… – just to mention a few. And since I started blogging in April 2005, I reviewed several of them.