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I know this community has been pretty quiet so far, and I guess its purpose is not entirely clear. I had originally envisioned it as a community for people doing reproduction and historical style embroidery from the medieval and Renaissance periods (loosely defined). However, I think it might be good to broaden the scope somewhat.

Poll #5084 Community Scope
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


What do you think of this community expanding to include....

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Historically inspired embroidery that may use obviously modern materials, motifs, or techniques
7 (70.0%)

Historical style embroidery used for modern purposes (e.g. on a handbag, or for an SCA badge)
8 (80.0%)

Other historical periods besides the Middle Ages and Renaissance
8 (80.0%)

Something connected to historical embroidery, but not strictly historical, which I have not thought of (please comment)
0 (0.0%)



ETA: For an example of "something else," see this door painted like an Elizabethan jacket. What do folks think of allowing occasional non-embroidery projects that are clearly based on embroidery?

If we expand the scope of the community, I am thinking of adding some tags to clarify different types of projects:

historical replica - An attempt at an exact copy of a historical piece; may use modern substitute materials

historical style - A piece done in a historical style, but using an original design, different colors, or involving other changes without departing from what might have been done in period

modern interpretation - A piece using historical motifs and/or techniques, but in a modern way, possibly using obviously modern materials

reenactorism - A piece done using a historical technique, but which modern recreation or reenactment convenience, such as an SCA award badge or a cell phone case

What do you think of these categories? Are there any others you would add?

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Date: 2010-11-17 12:42 am (UTC)
flourish: white lady, green eyes, brown hair (Default)
From: [personal profile] flourish
I would love to include modern interpretations in this. Most of my work is modern interpretation, which is part of why I haven't posted very much. I'm really interested in what you all are doing - I love hearing about it! - but I wouldn't want to dilute the community without the goahead from the mod(s).

Categories

Date: 2010-11-17 02:36 am (UTC)
evavano: (Default)
From: [personal profile] evavano
I love the categories. While reproductions are tres cool, they aren't always practical. And when your time is limited, you may only want to do pieces that you will be able to use (modernly or in reenactment).
I think more folks would be more apt to show off and discuss their work under the wider definitions listed above.

Re: Categories

Date: 2010-11-17 12:02 pm (UTC)
evavano: (Default)
From: [personal profile] evavano
I totally agree. Especially the inertia factor. It does take me forever to upload and post pictures, since I'm not that tech savvy :-)

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Date: 2010-11-17 06:22 am (UTC)
lorihalia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lorihalia
I really shouldn't be answering polls when I should be sleeping, but were you looking for more things like this? If so, I'd love to see that too, on top of repros.

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Date: 2010-11-17 06:07 pm (UTC)
florentinescot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] florentinescot
As I've said as Guild Steward (Meridies) -- I'm all over whatever it takes to get people stitching!

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