Zsuzsanna Marton

Zsuzsanna Marton

Zsuzsanna Marton
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Instructions for doing opus anglicum, the English embroidery often used to decorate altar cloths and vestments. I understand it went into decline after the middle of the 14th century because so many of its practitioners died of the Black Plague.

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

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.