Post by Dame Dorothia Karloff on Feb 10, 2014 14:14:25 GMT -5
i was thinking about doing a tapestry for the mnorc.i need to know where to look for information about this topic.what it should look like.suggestions from sir didymous would help on this matter.what type cloth should be used and w0uld i do the stiches with wool thread? is there a book or sight that would have pictures of the stitches used during that time period.crewel stitches are commonly used now but how elabberate did they get then?what colors would have been used also?i want them to be blends of mnorc colors. would that be acurite for our time period?i also was thinking of maybe useing the shields as the border design.would that be exceptable?discussion on the center design as stated before would be most helpful.i'm thinking rampid lions or something along that line.i want it to look royal when its finished.also would size be an issue?i want something maybe one yard by one yard or would longer then wide be better?now that i think about it i think it would.openions will be appritiated.looking forward to some feed back because i'd like to start this project while i'm excited about it.
Post by Lady Latitia LaRoth on Feb 12, 2014 11:47:44 GMT -5
What I know right off hand with what I have looked at is that it would be like emordering a big clothed area and I believe they used wool thread I think this is my opinion in the metter. When it comes to colors it is just like sewing. And I believe I would be commen for haroldery to be displayed in a patasrty and also storys. Well these this are used to keep drafts out of the homes and to decorat the walls. Above is examples.
Post by Sir Didymous LaRoth on Feb 12, 2014 21:22:46 GMT -5
Well, tapestries in their truest sense were typically woven of colored wool yarns and threads. However many decorative wall hangings used in medieval themed buildings today are cloth-backed works of embroidery. These are more like the battle/pageantry flags used in war and tournament. I would say that if you were to want to make such a thing, you should try a felt backing with standard embroidery floss. That at least would help get you used to the very tedious work that it requires. I don't know much about period embroidery, but I would assume that pretty much all stitches would be fair game. Larger stitches on monks cloth with coarser threads may give a more period look, but I don't know. You may get better results with the standard embroidery on felt or wool. Here are some links for general information on the subject.
Post by Dame Dorothia Karloff on Feb 12, 2014 22:09:55 GMT -5
Sir didymous,thank you for the sights you posted.the first one told me all I needed to know.now I would like some ideas as to what ddesighn would be best for what I want to do.I'm going to do the members. Sheilds around the boarders with the mnotrc sheid being the center point of the work.I belive that would be your coat of arms.what do you think of this idea.I'm thinking broad cloth in a cream color with 2 ply yarn for the stitches.please give me some feedback on my idea.
Post by Sir Didymous LaRoth on Feb 16, 2014 16:43:43 GMT -5
I only have one question about the arms of the members. Which members would be on it? Because as the group grows, new arms are added to the roll. May I recommend using the corporate arms arranged with the Order's shield between them as the design and a border of appropriate design? If you look at period clothing trims it might be an interesting way to come up with a border design.
Post by Dame Dorothia Karloff on Feb 14, 2016 21:30:18 GMT -5
I have my pattern decided for the tapestry.the pics you posted are great.they show me more choices on colors of thread or yarn.the book you bought helped alot on stitches used for our time period.i want the tapestry to be a true replica of our time period.if someone would look at it they would say,this women nows her history.thanks dame and sir laroth.
Post by Sir Didymous LaRoth on Feb 20, 2016 13:04:13 GMT -5
I would say that the best thing to do from this point is to sketch out a few concepts first, and then put it on the cloth. Speaking of which; what do you have minds of using for the backing? A nice flat piece of linin would be ideal, but broad cloth would work too. In spite of my precious posts, a bit of research suggest that standard embroidery floss would work for the embroidery itself.
Post by Lady Latitia LaRoth on Feb 29, 2016 13:27:14 GMT -5
no broad cloth is not heaver then linen but you might be able to use monks cloth that away it would be like ye old ada cloth with it being of the woven type witch would give you a grid like you where talking about at one time. and i think after you do the one style and get done with it i think would could do the full achievements and i would love one it would be neat and cool you could even do a marriage arms too. that would be cool or you could teach some of the other members and they could work on their individual achievements it would be neat and then there are pitchers you could embroider like they did on the bayeux tapestry you know how they had people on theirs.
Post by Sir Didymous LaRoth on Feb 29, 2016 17:36:08 GMT -5
I think a course linin might be beat. It would still have the woven qualities, but it would be finer than the rather large weave on the monks cloth. It wouldn't be as heavy either. I mean after all, we will be wanting to display this when it's finished.
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