FlossTube with the Acupictrix
As the lock-down here in Bavaria, and indeed elsewhere, continues till at least the 19th of April, my embroidery courses at the open-air museum Glentleiten and the stumpwork course here in my studio had to be cancelled. Unfortunately, teaching is literally my bread-and-butter. Over the past two weeks, I have been looking into other avenues of promoting my embroidery business and making up for the financial downturn. One project will be another eBook. It will be on a little-known counted medieval embroidery technique with huge potential. I hope to be able to release it next week. The other project underhand is starting a FlossTube channel on medieval embroidery. The second episode is now up:
In these short videos, I'll talk about a specific aspect of medieval embroidery. In the first one, we explore the name acupictrix and the Babylonian confusion regarding the word 'embroidery' in Greek and Roman written sources. If you have missed it, you can watch it below. In the second episode, I'll show you how to search a fantastic online catalogue of medieval (textile) art in the Netherlands. It contains many high-resolution pictures of embroidery which you can download and use freely as long as you cite the source.
I am currently working on the third episode in which we will explore the rich silken fabrics used for these magnificent medieval goldwork embroideries. Please subscribe to my channel, give me the thumbs up and help me to promote my business. These are crazy times and we will only make it if we support one another. Thank you!
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Hi Jessica - Your Flosstube channel is going to be very interesting. However, when I entered the entire address you gave, I got a serious warning :
After carefully reading your comment again, I can see where you went wrong: there is a spelling mistake in the webaddress. It should be .nl and not .ni.
Dear Jessica, this is so interesting! And I have to admire your courage to speak in public like this! Thank you!
Thank you Claire! I am working on become better and more confident. I seem to forget to breathe :).
Thank you Rachel! It is a fantastic resource. The only trouble is that it is in Dutch :-
Hoi Jessica, wat geweldig dat je dit doet! heel dapper en een mooie uitleg. jammer dat alles nu gesloten is wij gaan ook onze 4e sluitingsweek in. veel liefs en ik kijk uit naar de volgende video. blijf veilig en gezond!
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