Primary Coloured Brick Stitch

Last week I started on a new embroidery. It’s in brick stitch, a technique seen in several 14th century German textiles. I began it mostly to see how it turned out (having bought the loose weave linen used as a base that day), first having some vague ideas to make a purse from it. The colours aren’t really “me” though, so after just a little while, I decided it’ll be a pincushion, to be given away at some future date. Stay tuned for that 🙂

The yarn is wool, and the pattern is really addictive to embroider. It’s simple, so once you have made a couple of repeats, you don’t need the pattern anymore.

Edited to add that I found the pattern on this excellent blog.

7 thoughts on “Primary Coloured Brick Stitch

  1. It's just gorgeous! Where do you do your research for things like this? Do you find instructions, or do you look at a picture and figure it out yourself?

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  2. I wish 😉 No, I got this pattern from another blog, http://medievalartcraft.blogspot.com/ She has a lot of brick stitch patterns, based on medieval originals. Hm, I should probably edit my post to include this….

    And thanks 🙂

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  3. Vilken fint broderi! Själv lyckas jag aldrig ha tålamod nog att slutföra mina påbörjade broderier…

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  4. Vad mycket fint du har här 🙂 Jag är också fascinerad av medeltiden. Varje år har man medeltida marknad i Åbo,den rekommenderar jag.

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  5. indemejarecristi.wordpress.com 8 February, 2012 — 09:45

    Superfint! Vad är det för garn du har broderat med? Hur tät var bottenväven?
    / Maria

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  6. Tack! Jag har använt diverse ullgarner som jag hade hemma, så jag vet inte riktigt vad det är för något… De är inte avsedda för broderi i alla fall, men vill man så går det ändå. Väven har 12×13 trådar/cm, hittade den på loppis.

    Håller på med ett annat broderi nu, eller ja, jag började på det i somras, men det har blivit liggande sen dess. Finns lite högre prioriterade projekt att få klart först.

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