Here is another one of the projects that I worked on for friends. This time it is a maroon floral embroidery design on linen.
|The pattern book that I used for this design. It is an excellent reference for band patterns.|
|Plate 13 from 1527, showing the pattern that I adapted on the left|
This design was executed in double running stitch, with two strands of DMC cotton floss. I have done this design before on a partlet in black and gold, (see entry for Collarless Italian Partlet, January 2012) but I like the monochrome effect much more.
|My favourite part of the process! Rinsing the finished embroidery and the design looks so bright and fresh!|
|The completed design. These pieces took approximately fifty hours to work, including drawing and tracing the designs.|
|The finished pieces ironed and waiting to be made into collar and cuffs.|
The design reminded me a bit of the embroidery on the chemise of Aldorfer's Young Woman (in Portrait of a Young Woman). It is conceivable that we used the same pattern!Image from: http://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen/ficha_obra/814