Art and Art Resources

This patch was finished on February 13, 2021.  It is an image from the 13th century manuscript, Book of Games, and shows a musicians playing the lute while two people play chess. Laid work embroidery by Julie Carmen.  Image by Marc Wiley.


Is Laidwork fiber Art?

Through my research, I am looking for documentation from artisans on how they perceive Laidwork.  Do they they think it is art or craft?  Is it considered a Fine Art?  If not, what does that mean for the Bayeux Tapestry?

Here is a picture of the medieval screen with some of the Laidwork patches sewn on.

Here is my Laidwork patch on the image from Cantiga 260 (Lindahl, 1995).

Here is my Laidwork patch on the image from Cantiga 370. (Lindahl, 1995).