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13 September 2008

Historical Sampler – My Blog

I’m not completely happy with what I’m putting in my blog.

It’s turning out to have the contents  “this is what I experienced when doing this explicit motif”.

Which is all well and good, but I want to put some more theory and historical examples in as well.

I’m not putting my blog down – but I do want it to have more, to make the information content more valuable.

For example,

* examples of variations of a motif (eg, different types of borage during the 16th and 17th C)

* some theory from the old books, like Wace and Jourdain, (which I can legally repeat), and more references to more modern books on things like say…..padding with string? The old methods – not the ‘modern’ way of things, as much as I can.

I’m learning, and if you want to, you can learn along with me. (or tell me of my mistakes)

I think I’ll set up separate posts on various topics and add to them as I find more information/images, then flag that a post has been updated.

Posts about particular motifs (eg one all about borage, with different examples) I’ll use the label “Embroidery_Motif” as well as “Historical Embroidery Sampler”. Ditto “Embroidery_Technique”.

This is my sampler so far :


I have a lot of background information to catch up on if I want to research/write more thoroughly about each motif and method! *smile*

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Blogger The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I'll enjoy your blog if you add more historical information and comments about things, but I'm enjoying it now. Please yourself and I'm sure you will please your readers, in other words.

Thanks for the overall glimpse of the piece you are working. All those little motifs look good together, even the ones that individually didn't care for.

I'm looking at you-Borage!

Jane, waving from Chilly Hollow

Saturday, September 13, 2008  
Blogger Plays with Needles said...

THANKS for the big picture of the whole thing. I loved seeing it and the colors really pop!

First and foremost, I think your blog should be for you. Whatever you want to put there for whatever reason, go for it. People who love you will find you. When I found out I could get my blog published into a book on, that's when I really decided to make it for me only. I plan to use it for my "journal" to capture moments in my life.

I'll still visit no matter what you decide. And did I mention that I love the latest pic??

Sunday, September 14, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

My blog is definitely first and foremost for me, to record my design thoughts, and what I actually did when embroidering something.

But I also have a didactic streak a mile wide! :-) (My father was a teacher)

I've done a lot of research in the last 6 months before starting the sampler, and I want to incorporate that research into the blog.

It'll help me remember what I've researched because I've learnt so much that I swear my brain is numb!

I didn't really have to say anything, but this entry will explain why I'll be re-organized the Borage information, and be putting in extra posts on background information - that's all.
And it'll take awhile, because I have gastro atm.

Hi Jane from Chilly Hollow :-) I'm not sure whether you mean you do like the two borage or the other way around, but either way, I like them! *grin* (which is the point you're making).

Sunday, September 14, 2008  
Blogger Dragonsally said...

I kind of like the blog the way it is now, all mishy-mashy as you say.

And I am so in love with your snails.

The one place snails can rule is in the embroidery!

Sunday, September 14, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

The sampler isn't going to change. I want to put more theory in my blog, as opposed to pure practical work that I've done.

Sunday, September 14, 2008  

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