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Mar 16

16th c. Portraits

1560'sw - Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester.  By Steven van der Meulen, active 1543-1563, Netherlandish, active in Britain (from 1560), naturalized 1562

All images here from the Yale Center for British Art.   Shared here with permission, via their Creative Commons License.   TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Jan 15

Coif Progress and new resources!

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We’re knee-deep in ‘Cabaret’ and ‘Rent’ at my schools – so my progress on the coif is slowing down a bit.  But I am still confident that I’ll be able to have this done for the spring.  All that’s left is a bit of fill-stitch, and then I’ll probably put some stipple stitch in the …

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Dec 31

Embroidered Elizabethan Coif – 1600

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This beautiful embroidered coif lives at the MFA, Boston – accession number 1996.51.  It measures 9″ by 17″, linen cloth with silk and metallic thread.  I love, love, love the shading on this – it’s amazing what you can do with that stipple stitch! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious