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New Historical Embroidery Group and the Mira Calligraphae Monumenta

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9 August 2011

New Historical Embroidery Group and the Mira Calligraphae Monumenta

Just in case you haven't heard, there's a new historical embroidery group on Facebook. It numbered 189 members within 3 days, and there are already many discussion threads as people discuss various images and motifs, and where they are in books etc. The last question I saw asked was how do you fit your head to a coif. And it's so easy to put images in!

It's non-specific historical period - ie all of them.

There's also been several interesting documents and photo albums created (I didn't know you could do that in Facebook!) One album on swetebags, contributed by Melinda Sherbring/Eowyn, and another on Scrolling Stem stitch variations of the weird and wonderful variety, and another with some wonderful Slips (both extant and made by herself) from Louise Pass, ...I could keep going, ......Elizabethan stuff so far, but people will be able to find each other that like Icelandic folk embroidery or ....whatever.

Kimoko Small and Susan Farmer are the moderators.

To be one of the crowd, you'll need a Facebook page and then join the group http://www.facebook.com/groups/156337781110182/ You need to wait permission to join - that's just an anti-spam strategy.

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 Baroque_Embellishments (Kimberly) did a very nice analysis of the insect/butterfly shapes in one of the images shown in my post on the Mira Calligraphae Monumenta.

Francesca mentioned that she'd been using the book as a source for china painting. I got it (as my most expensive book, and a special treasure) when I was doing calligraphy and illumination - I love the Bastarde calligraphy and the cadeaux (the very large flourished letter). It would be great for a botancial illustrator/painter as well.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Rachel said...

Thanks for the link - I couldn't find the Facebook Group when I searched. I shall probably lurk for a while....

Tuesday, August 09, 2011  
Blogger Montreat Designs said...

Thanks for sharing this info! I have learned so much from you.... Half a world away! ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011  
Blogger Kimberly Servello said...

Thank you for the info on Facebook. I'm off to check it out as soon as I finish reading your blog!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011  
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