IDEAS FOR EMBROIDERY ON TUNICS AND OTHER OUTER GARMENTS.
Simple embroidery stitches from the “backstitch family” done on the neckline, cuffs, seams, and hem of a garment.
Box stitch: Created by first using a blanket stitch approximately a half inch from the edge of the garment and then laying a backstitch along the top of the blanket stitch to close the boxes.
Herringbone (Long Armed Cross Stitch):
Arrowhead Stitch – Sewn on a seam:
Mammen Stitch –
Photos of exhibit of reproductions of Viking clothing (Photos by Jane Yarbrough, matching line drawings from Viking Embroidery website by Carolyn Priest Dorman)