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…another sneak peek at my Klosterstich embroidery .3

2014-10 - Racaire - Klosterstich - cloister stitch - medieval rose - hand embroidery - medieval embroidery - sneak-peekAnd during the last days I have not only created some wire jewelry, I was also working at my new Klosterstich embroidery, which I recently started.

After all the pictures of wire, beads and several “trees of life“, I thought you might enjoy to see some embroidery pictures again. Therefore I have a new sneak peek picture of the most recent progress of my medieval rose worked in the Klosterstich embroidery technique for you. 🙂

And because I know that some of you find it helpful to see a close up photo of the surface of my embroidery as well as a photo of its backside, I also took several detail photos for you…

And here the new sneak peek for you at my most recent progress concerning my 14th century inspired rose worked in Klosterstich embroidery – enjoy! 😀


The colors at the picture above unfortunately appear a little bit darker than they actually are. The contrast between the dark red thread and the blue thread is much more apparent in natural light. 🙂


Anyway, based on previous experience with similar colors, it will highly depend on the color of the outline between the sections, if they shine or “go down” in relation to the whole embroidery.

…and now let’s get to the detail photos I promised you. 😀


At the picture above you can see a close up of my Klosterstich embroidery. What I really love about this technique, is that the couching thread nearly vanishes inside the bottom thread if you take care and “lay the (couching) thread into the twist (of the basic thread)”.
I really love this small technique details… 🙂

Yes, I know, sometimes I sound very cryptic; even for myself. *lol* Therefore you might like to take a look at my technical drawing of the Klosterstich technique in my Klosterstich handout for a better understanding. You can download my Klosterstich handout here: Medieval Embroidery Technique Handouts 🙂

…and now the promised picture of the backside:

2014-10_Racaire_Klosterstich-rose_sneak-peek_outer-part-5-backsideIsn’t it beautiful? *lol* Nearly all of the precious Malabrigo Silkpaca yarn is on the front and there is just little loss on the backside. I love embroidery techniques that help to save thread and money… Ok, not really money, but this technique definitely saves a lot of thread which normally would end up on the backside… 🙂

I really like my 14th century inspired rose and can’t wait to finish this Klosterstich embroidery. The rose will make a lovely top for my next round 14th century inspired reliquary box. 😀

Best regards Racaire

If you would like to try this technique and/or pattern yourself you can download the rose pattern and the Klosterstich embroidery handout here:

– Klosterstich embroidery handout –
– 14th century rose pattern –