Thursday, January 17, 2013

Viking Embroidery Stitches & Motifs

© 1997 C. Priest-Dorma  

While I was poking about on, which is the website for The Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr in the Kingdom of Northshield, I found a link to "Viking Embroidery Stitches and Motifs" by  Þóra Sharptooth MKA Carolyn Priest-Dorma.

The images of the motifs are charming, and there's a nice discussion of Viking textiles, threads, and embroideries from tenth-century grave sites.  I especially enjoyed reading about Viking ornamentation on seams. 

The bibliography is an excellent resource for locating photographs of extant embroidery samples.

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