Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pictures from Nationalmuseet

I added some new pictures to the archive. This time they are from Nationalmuseet in Copenhagen.
I photographed various household objects... and some of the fancy stuff :-)

--> Arhcive link


Monday, November 17, 2008

More Embroidery

I promissed that I´d show more pictures of the silk embroidery when it came along. Now I´m allmost finished and I am now woundering about that colour to put in side the little pouch.
I have found some red silk and so far that is the best option.

I have also started a new project. I were looking at the internet one day and came across a great idea on a blog some were. So I can´t say that the idea is mine. You can see the original idea at EWKA She have finished here pillow and it will be very intresting to see the end result.

The idea is to make a bed pillow with squares in white, red and greens in a checker pattern. There were shown a couple of 15th century pictures of bedding scenes and behind the back of the person in bed were the pillows.

So I have now started the project. I had it with me on a small winter market here in start November and found it to be so much easier to talk to people since the pattern is so easy. There is no complicated animals/geometric patterns and that ment that I actually hade some work done eventhough there were poeple to talk to.

My plan is that the pillow is going to be about 40 x 60 cm. I can´t quite decide if the pillow is going to be open in the ends with lacing or if it is going to be closed. I´ll have to look at some more pictures before I decide.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New! Haandkraft picture-archive!

Louise and I decided to start collecting pictures from Danish (and foreign) museums. The pictures will all be of different findings, mainly from the medieval period. Nice artefacts from other periods will be included as well :-)

Picture Archive link --->

(You can navigate the gallery by clicking the menu on the left of the screen. Click the "Museer"-button, thereafter click the "Dueholm kloster"-button... or clik here)

The first pictures are from the museum "Morslands historiske museum" in Nykøbing Mors (my home town).
It's been a while since i last visited the museum, but i found that they had quite al lot of nice findings on display.
So I took some pictures :-)

There were both medieval, viking-, and iron-age stuff (and lots, and lots of other things).