Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rectangular Construction: A Tunic Pattern - Part 7

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)

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