What do you think of this community expanding to include....
Historically inspired embroidery that may use obviously modern materials, motifs, or techniques
Historical style embroidery used for modern purposes (e.g. on a handbag, or for an SCA badge)
Other historical periods besides the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Something connected to historical embroidery, but not strictly historical, which I have not thought of (please comment)
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?
This community is for embroidery based on historical styles, whether you're making an exact copy of a period piece, something in the style of a period piece, or using the techniques of a particular time and place to make something new and modern! We are primarily focused on 500-1600 CE at present, but it's fine to go earlier and later. Any country, and time, as long as it's historically based.
Ideas for Things to Post:
- Questions about historical embroidery
- Resources and embroidery tips
- Project and photos diaries
- Pattern and book reviews
- Discussion questions related to historical embroidery
- Ads for items you have made yourself or used embroidery books/supplies/etc. (not more than once per week)
- Other stuff related to historical embroidery