Re: sources for period pouch patterns
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "ladymorwenna"
> The V&A has at least 4 embroidered drawstring pouches from the late
> 16th century. You can see one of them here:
> The purses are about 4 X 5 inches or there abouts (just happened to
> looking at them in the V&A embroidery book this morning). They havea
> double drawstring running through eyelets (not throught a casing!.belt
> There's a hanging string as well, so you don't have to thread you
> through the end of the drawstrings and fuss whenever you want to getI'm making one as well, but completely embroidered. A friend,
> your stuff out.
> I'm making one of this design (appliqued with a slip rather than
> embroidered all over) for my apprentice and I'll let you know if I
> discovery anything interesting during the construction.
Mistress Eowyn Amberdrake is writing a book on Elizabethan sweetbags
(actually it may be two books now, one on historical samples and one
on how to make your own) and has done a tremendous amount of
research. I've learned alot from looking over her shoulder :) and
can't wait for her book to be completed.