Resources and Weblinks

Resources & Web Links
Stitched Fabric

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The stitches below are of just a few of those which were used during the period covered by the SCA. The stitches are organized according to the Sojourner categories on the Guild Programs page.

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Stitched Fabric

(a.) quilting

(b.) trapunto

(c.) smocking

(d.) appliqué


 

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Stitched fabric -- quilting

How-To Stitch Sources

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Information on Historical Techniques

Quilt History
http://www.quilthistory.com/quilting.htm
Gives overview of history of quilting, from before the first century through the 20th Century.

A 15th Century Italian Quilted Blanket
by Senhora Rafaella d’Allemtejo, GdS
An Tir Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship -- March A.S. XXXVI (2002)
http://www.fridayvalentine.com/rafaella/kingdom_AS/blanket.pdf
Description of types of materials, patterns & techniques used. Unfortunately, no photos are included in the document.

Tristan quilt
http://lists.ansteorra.org/pipermail/h-needlework-ansteorra.org/2001-March/006680.html
Description from email list on materials, what quilting was used for.

Quilting in period
http://www.florilegium.org/files/TEXTILES/quilting-msg.html
Discussion from email lists on quilting.

Actual Historical Textiles and Patterns

A Collection of Notes on the Historical Aspects of Quilting

Tristan quilt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/medievalandrenaissance/1812794187/in/photostream/
Photos of the Tristan Quilt from the V & A Museum in London.

Historically Inspired Patterns and Pieces

A 15th Century Italian Quilted Blanket
by Senhora Rafaella d’Allemtejo, GdS
An Tir Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship -- March A.S. XXXVI (2002)
http://www.fridayvalentine.com/rafaella/kingdom_AS/blanket.pdf
Description of a blanket make for a competition. Unfortunately, no photos are included in the document.

 

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Stitched fabric --trapunto

How-To Stitch Sources

Trapunto Embroidery
http://merryrose.atlantia.sca.org/archive/1997-01jan/msg00154.html
a message in the Atlantia arts and sciences arts list archive about period Trapunto.

Keeping Us in Stitches: Quilts & Quilters
http://www.museum.state.il.us/muslink/art/htmls/ks_tech_t.html
While this shows 19th c. quilt style, it includes photos of the technique in process.

Information on Historical Techniques

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Actual Historical Textiles and Patterns

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Historically Inspired Patterns and Pieces

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Stitched fabric -- smocking

How-To Stitch Sources

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Information on Historical Techniques

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Actual Historical Textiles and Patterns

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Historically Inspired Patterns and Pieces

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Stitched fabric - appliqué

How-To Stitch Sources

http://www.florilegium.org/files/TEXTILES/applique-msg.html
Discussion from email lists on how to appliqué a rondel onto fabric.

Information on Historical Techniques

 

Actual Historical Textiles and Patterns

Extants

http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/MI01603b14a.jpg
Chasbuble with Appliquéd Angels, German, 15th Century

http://www.bildindex.de/bilder/fmc655142b.jpg
Heraldic Embroidery - Firestone and Flint

Historically Inspired Patterns and Pieces

Designing Your Own Oxburgh-Style Embroidery
http://www.larsdatter.com/oxburgh.htm

http://www.lightlink.com/rhiannon/Rhi_Ice_Dragon_04/Rhi_Ice_Dragon_04_pix/1A1-Aerin-Teine.jpg
Stitched by a group of needleworkers in Aethelmearc -- done in the style of the Oxburgh Hanging by Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury. England, late 16th century

 

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