Re: use of applique in period banners
- Elizabeth asked:
> Does anyone know of a good source of information on the use ofSure -- check out
> appliqué in period banners?
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.