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Cuffs with embroidered blackwork for her Royal Highness ~Craftster.org

Catherine of Aragon Blackwork [updated] - NEEDLEWORK - Just before Christmas I was commissioned to make set of blackwork cuffs, collar and partlet embroidery for a Catherine of Aragon outfit.

Based on a real example in the Bayerisches National Museum in Munich, Germany dated to circa 1550, this smock aka chemise pattern features a gathered neckline and sleeve edges.

Based on a real example in the Bayerisches National Museum in Munich, Germany dated to circa this smock aka chemise pattern features a gathered neckline and sleeve edges.

Golden tendrils against a red ground  Date: 16th century Culture: Italian or Spanish Medium: Silk and metal-wrapped thread on velvet Dimensions: Overall: 15 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (38.7 x 48.9 cm) Classification: Textiles-Embroidered

Golden tendrils against a red ground Date: century Culture: Italian or Spanish Medium: Silk and metal-wrapped thread on velvet Dimensions: Overall: 15 x 19 in. x cm) Classification: Textiles-Embroidered

extant smock - honeycomb pleating - An extant fragment of a shirt from the find at the Alpirsbach Monastery dating from the 16th century documents the usage of a honeycomb-like stitch to control the pleating.

extant smock - honeycomb pleating - An extant fragment of a shirt from the find at the Alpirsbach Monastery dating from the century documents the usage of a honeycomb-like stitch to control the pleating.

Extant Camicias - 6. Ciccolini, Macerata

Extant Camicias - 6. Ciccolini, Macerata

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Based on a real example in the Bayerisches National Museum in Munich, Germany dated to circa this smock aka chemise pattern features a gathered neckline and sleeve edges.