Hello, my name is Julie. I have created this blog to share with others about the artisans I have found who design their art from historic images. Those images that inspire me the most are from the Medieval and Renaissance periods, but I also find Ancient and Modern images inspiring as well. For this blog,… Continue reading Welcome to New Medieval Art!
Hello all. I am happy to announce two new articles that have been published recently, May, 2021. I have them cited below, one is open access, and the other one I have uploaded a pre-print copy. Both articles give more detail to my approach to creating patterns for embroidery based on digital images from historical… Continue reading Announcing my new articles!
While researching an article on the medieval guitar I came across this book “Music In Ancient Arabia And Spain: Being La Musica De Las Cantigas ” by Julian Ribera and wanted to add it to my private library. This was in 1998, and alas, it was out of print. It seemed I looked for this… Continue reading A book I have been looking for…
Hello out there in the World Wide Web! The embroidery patches are coming along, and I hope to be adding new images of my latest ones soon. I am also working on the medieval screen but need to move it back to my home so that I actually do more work on it. Please do… Continue reading Update for New Medieval Art
Hi all, We are working on the blog now, so it will look different for a while. Please stay tuned. Julie
I think of different people and how they find their information. In the library world we refer to those who don’t use the Internet for research or don’t have access to the Internet as the Digital Divide. Why don’t they have access? It could be that they live in areas that don’t have anything built… Continue reading The Digital Researcher
Hello, Please check out the two links I have added that have digitized medieval manuscripts on them. I believe one site is new; Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts, and one has been around for a while: The Digital Scriptorium. They are both fantastic sources, and what is nice, is that there is documentation of where… Continue reading New Medieval Manuscripts links added
Hi all, For those of you that are curious, you may notice that the faces and hands of the people in the patches are not rippled, as with the Laid stitch. That is because I use the Split stitch to create more realistic-looking faces and hands. I did try a couple of stitches with Laid stitch on the… Continue reading More about stitches in Cantigas patches
Hello blog friends, I thought I might want to explain how I came about using the colors that I do in the embroidery patches. First of all, many of the first images I saw of the Cantigas miniatures were in black and white. Later, I found some pictures that looked as if the background colors… Continue reading Choice of colors in Laid Work