Monday, July 11, 2016

And Now For Something Totally Different from the 17th Century

"Something Old is New Again" should have been the subtitle for this posting from Rachael Kinnison. Rachael does a lot of 17th Century Reproduction stitching, from stumpwork to making wooden caskets and embellishing them.   Her work is amazing so I follow her blog, just to see what our stitching ancestors got up to.  In this posting, Rachel shows how to add feathers to beads for a totally different effect, based on what can be seen in 17th Century stumpwork.

No,  I have no idea just how this was done but I think I can go into Mad Scientist mode and try some experiments.  Stay tuned!

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