Embroidery bits and bobs
A thing I'd like to draw your attention to: a couple of weeks ago, I did another podcast with Gary of FiberTalk. We talked about all kinds of medieval embroidery and how they were made. It has become a lively discussion with lots of interesting facts. The podcast was aired the Sunday before last and you can find it on the FiberTalk website.
As I can't show things on an audio podcast, I also produced a short FlossTube video. In the above video, I talk a bit more about how these late 15th/early 16th-century goldwork orphreys were made. It might surprise you, but this was mass-production. Don't forget to give me the thumbs up and please subscribe to my channel so you don't miss the notifications when a new video is uploaded. And I am already working on some interesting ones for this week! If you have a minute, please leave me a comment on this blog post with what you would like to see/learn in future FlossTube videos. Would you like me to demonstrate some actual medieval goldwork embroidery? Would you like me to talk about historical pieces? Or something else entirely? Over to you!
And last but not least, my husband repaired the older set of drawers in my studio. This meant that I had to empty all the little drawers first. Rather a good exercise! I found several goodies that have now found their way into my webshop. And I also found another packet of fabric dye and decided to dye some Zweigart 40 ct Newcastle and 46 ct Bergen a lovely lavender. Hurry, as this is a limited supply!
That's all for this week. I am working hard on the samples and research for my new eBook on goldwork embroidery. I have a feeling it is going to be a good one :).
Thank you Rachel! It is at least something I can do perfectly during lock-down :).
Great article. This is very useful for me. Thank you for sharing
Oh, no!. I just discovered your site while looking for Dovo scissors. I clicked the link, and there were no scissors there! I love my only pair of Dovo embroidery scissors, currently misplaced after a move. I just recently found out what has happened to the scissors division of Dovo, and have been searching for scissors I can afford. They are scarce and disappearing. How I regret not buying a complete set in leather case at Needlework Galleria in 2020! (I had already spent way too much money before I found them.) No Galleria in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Sorry, Rachel, I don't know of anyone selling these scissors these days.
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