Re: Late period Scottish costume (getting long)
- --- In albanach@y..., Matt Newsome <eogan@a...> wrote:
> At Monday, 26 November 2001, you wrote:<snip>
> >Decorative patterns in existing 16th - e 17th c Scottish brooches
> This may or may not be within yoru capacity, but it would bewonderful
> if you could scan in some of these motifs and provide briefdocumentation
> of where they are from, so thayt those of us who want to do any kindYahoo,
> of decorative work with documentably period patterns coudl use them
> as a resource. Either put them in the groups file sectiopn at
> or I would be glad to host them off the Albanach.org web space.I'll see what I can do once the books and notes re-emerge (and get my
> I think this would be a very useful thing for SCAdians and other
pictures developed - the Museum allows photography.) Unfortunately,
once I finish moving I will no longer be living with a scanner, but I
think I can access one at work or borrow a friend's.
--- In albanach@y..., Quadriga <trolhaus@v...> wrote:
> The Irish and their cousins in the Scottish highlands were
> their highly decorated costume, so recreating this costume is an
> embroiderers dream. Unfortunately, there is almost nothing in the
> of contemporary pictoral evidence of which shows any details as to
> types of stitch work done or much more specific than that they
> lot of gold work and beads/jewels in the bodice/sleeves. In the
> versions of this dress that I've made, I've attempted to draw from
> embroidery and manuscript art from slightly earlier in the century.
> You can see some pictures of my work at:
> I hope that helps.
> -Rowan ni Ruari
> (mka. Brenda Colosa
Oh so pretty!!! I'm adding this to my links on my Irish Page
I really like the second one.....I will get mine resewn eventually
so that I can embellish it with in an inch of its life.
Once I get this one put back together I plan on running a vine motif
all around the neck and down the front of the bodice and putting
jewels on the half-sleeves. And eventually embroidering the inside
of the split skirt.