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Klosterstich technique handout – revisited :D

Klosterstich technique handout - revisited - medieval embroidery - medieval hand embroidery techniqueAs some of you might already know, the German Klosterstich technique is one of my most favorite medieval embroidery techniques. And today I proudly present my revised Klosterstich technique handout to you. 😀

I am very happy to say that this is just the beginning of a nice series of posting about the Klosterstich technique. Although I already posted about my very first 14th century “Fleur-de-Lis” embroidery pattern for Klosterstich some time ago, I assure you that the journey just begins.

This technique handout shows you the basics of the Klosterstich technique and is just another step on our way into the beautiful and amazing world of medieval embroidery.
I really hope that you will enjoy this technique as much as I do soon, even if it might need some further help and instructions. Please don’t give up – the technique just looks difficult but it really isn’t difficult at all. 😀

But first things first. As far as I remember, the Klosterstich technique was the second medieval embroidery technique I researched when I started exploring medieval embroidery techniques many years ago. Though the rather famous Bayeux Stitch – the very first medieval embroidery technique I ever tried – is still also one of my favorites, I have to admit that I love Klosterstich even a little more than the Bayeux Stitch.

Some of you will remember my rather huge Klosterstich embroidery project based on the “Malterer tapestry” or also called “Weiberlisten-Teppich”:

Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery

This rather big wallhanging is hand embroidered in the medieval Klosterstich technique.
I used the beautiful threads of Renaissance Dyeing for this project and it took about 4 years to complete this wallhanging.

…and here some more detailed pictures of my version of the “Weiberlisten-Teppich”:

Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery

Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery

Racaire - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery

…and yes, I am using this wallhanging. When I don’t bring it to events, it has a nice place on one of our walls at home and I hope to give it a nice central place in the living room once we are finished with renovating it. 🙂

And now you surely would like to download and take a look at my revised Klosterstich technique handout and here it is: 


For security reasons and also to collect all future handouts at one place, I created a new page where Premium members can access and download the new Klosterstich technique handout:

Craft with Racaire –
Medieval Embroidery Technique Handouts

Btw. you can access this handout and also this newly created page at any time via the “Premium” menu point of the header menu.

If you would like to try out this technique and are looking for a medieval pattern inspiration, you can find my medieval inspired patterns here:

Craft with Racaire – Medieval Inspired Embroidery Patterns 

Enjoy the Klosterstich technique handout! More about this technique will follow soon. 🙂

Best regards Racaire