Historical clothing is rich with examples of beautiful embroidery designs. Almost every era has distinct styles and techniques that set it apart.
In this course, I walk you through the changing styles and motifs of embroidery on clothing from 1500-1950. Each section is illustrated with multiple color photographs and/or museum links so that you can see the styles progress through the centuries.
This is an introductory course intended for historical costumers interested in making historically accurate choices for embellishing their projects. It's also a good overview for anyone who is interested in the history of embroidery.
At the end of this class you should understand which designs were popular in each century, which eras did not rely on embroidery for embellishment, and the difference between a wide variety of embroidery techniques.
Denise has been involved in reenactment and costuming for over 20 years. In 2014, she launched a line of historically inspired machine embroidery designs in order to help other costumers bring the beauty of period embroidery to their own projects.