Wednesday, 13 February 2019

German embroidery chart 1535

Embroidery chart by Christian Egenolff. 1535. Germany. The Met Museum accession number: 33.69(4r)

I love this embroidery chart. It looks like carnations and an iris. It'd be quite simple to loop this around and around a Landsknecht collar or cuffs. The design on the left, I can't decide if it's bells or acorns or some sort of pod on a vine.