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Re: use of applique in period banners

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  • Karen
    ... Sure -- check out http://larsdatter.com/applique.htm There aren t many appliquéd banners, but there are a few (as well as other heraldic bits done as
    Message 1 of 4 , May 16, 2012
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      Elizabeth asked:
      > Does anyone know of a good source of information on the use of
      > appliqué in period banners?

      Sure -- check out
      http://larsdatter.com/applique.htm
      There aren't many appliquéd banners, but there are a few (as well as other heraldic bits done as appliqué).

      The modern type of resist-painted silk is not the same technique as was used on western European painted banners, anyway. ;-)  See http://destrier.net/astonhall/article_medieval_painted_flags.20070501.pdf for more information on painted banners (as well as other techniques used on medieval banners).

      For that particular heraldry, I'd recommend doing each element as a separate embroidered element (so you can get the details right without having to piece together all those little waves) and then applying it to a solid-colored ground (that is, of course, split between two backgrounds really, the yellow and the blue) -- assuming, of course, that you have a few embroiderers who might be willing to work together on this.


      Karen Larsdatter
      www.larsdatter.com
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