Reconstructing History is proud to be the exclusive worldwide distributor of
Extreme Embroidery Patterns by Laura Mellin!
These painstakingly-documented embroidery patterns are taken from extant embroidered garments and period portraiture. Each design has been extensively researched and drawn out for your ease of use.
"Frances" is based on a coif dated to 1600-1620 in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Each full-sized pattern is ready to transfer to your embroidery medium. Just follow the instructions for transferring the pattern, thread your needle, and go!
Photo of coif by Laura Cormier Parker
Fabric: Outer Shell: 3.5oz Linen
Lining: 5 oz linen
The embroidery is done in Rainbow Gallery’s ‘Splendor’ silk embroidery thread. The coif is hemmed with Gutermann silk sewing thread, and the lining is slip-stitched to the coif with Gutermann silk.