People have been embellishing clothing and other items with embroidery for thousands of years. Embroidered items of clothing exist from our ancient history, up to the present day.
The embroidered trimmings of the vikings, the Bayeaux Tapestry depicting the Norman conquest, and the blackwork of Elizabethan times are just a few examples of historical embroidery.
This website reflects an interest in embroidery as it was used historically, and patterns that have been created or adapted from historical sources. The patterns and the gallery
show pictures of original and adapted works, and the links are primarily selected according to a historical focus.