Thursday, July 30, 2009

Brick stitch pattern #17

With this, my 17th pattern, I am now one third of the way towards my goal of 50 patterns. This pattern is taken from a hanging circa 1290 - mid 1300s showing scenes from the legend of St. Margaret of Antioch. Unfortunately I only have the black and white picture so colors are speculative. The light color is probably white. I had a lot of fun playing with the colors for this pattern, and since so many patterns in embroidery of this period were repeated using different color schemes you could change the colors up a bit and still have a plausibly period color scheme.

One of the disadvantages of making all these patterns is that I do not have time to make examples of all of them, although I hope to someday. This one is definitely in my top five of favorites so far so I'm sure I'll get to it eventually.

Below are some of the ways I played with color for this pattern:


Liadain said...

Ooo, I like that one!
Do you have 50 found and "in line", or are you finding them as you go along?

Kathy Storm said...

Mostly I am finding them as I go along. There were a few that I definitely wanted to include, and too many that I've looked at but don't specifically remember. At first I feared I wouldn't be able to find 50, now I doubt I'll stop there!

Žabacorporation said...

I can see a mirror pattern of an indian cross (swastika) there in the original painting. Don't you want to include it in your colour alternations? :-)
It would be a pity to fully omit this symbol, I mean...