Hand & Lock at the V&A

From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its luxury embroideries, and were frequently referred to as ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work). Often featuring complex imagery, and ambitious in their scale and intricacy, they were sought after by kings, queens, popes and cardinals across…

Deviant Discoveries – Toreocookies

Hello all. I am back. Sorry I have been away for so long. I blame the constraints of life (and having a bust computer). For September’s installment of Deviant Discoveries I bring you a beautiful hand embroidered paj ntaub by Toreocookies. For those not in the loop, paj ntaub is a style…

eMbroidery – Eran Inbar

Welcome to eMbroidery, a series of interviews with male embroiderers. This month, Eran Inbar. Name: Eran Inbar Location: Israel Main embroidery medium: Hand embroidery Noteworthy projects or pieces: Settlement (the Hebrew word, Hityashvut, means both ‘settlement’ and ‘sitting down’) is one of my personal favorites, and has been in a number…

Pinning The Past – Victoria & Albert Museum Medieval Galleries

Following on from my post about the Indian textiles at the V&A, I’d like to introduce you to the medieval galleries and the many textile delights therein.  The majority of textiles on display are church textiles, usually made with the very finest cloth, thread and embroidery. You can find out…