Viking motif embroidery  http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotgingeranddynamite/2037600777/in/set-72157602582487431/

In not-very-Viking stranded cotton. Acanthus leaves and blue vine in stemstitch; yellow things are bar tacks; green and blue leaves in split stitch.

Freehand stitching the Mammen scroll vine

A simple version of the Mammen vine scroll, and how to sew it freehand.

Viking dress cuff with blue silk, embroidered using stitches from the mammen find, including a double herringbone stitch.

Viking dress cuff with blue silk, embroidered using stitches from the mammen find. proof of the distant range of Viking traders

Hand embroidered knot work design using pulled chain stitch

Super Simple embroidery technique, just a chain stitch with either a running or couching stitch to outline. could be used to edge instead of tablet weaving?

Proposal for the reconstruction of a costume embroidery of around 1200. http://hemiole.com/reconstitution/index.php/post/2009/12/07/38-proposition-de-reconstitution-d-un-costume-de-brodeuse-vers-1200

Proposal for the reconstruction of a costume embroidery of around 1200. http://hemiole.com/reconstitution/index.php/post/2009/12/07/38-proposition-de-reconstitution-d-un-costume-de-brodeuse-vers-1200

i love historical clothing: Viking patterns & embroidery

viking handcraft gorgeous embroidery detail in chain stitch. I& love to sew this into a costume someday!

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