Welcome to New Medieval Art!

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, I will be sharing those artworks based on medieval art. On some occaisions, depending on the art, I will share artwork based on other periods in history.

I am a fiber artist and use digital images to create my own patterns for embroidery, and apply laid work, an ancient embroidery process, over the copied digital images applied to fiber. To understand the full story of my process, I present to many conferences and groups, and published a few articles, to help others obtain this delightful pasttime.

Announcing my new articles!

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 art work.

Carmen, Julie. 2021. “Makerspaces: Combining Information Literacy with Pattern Design for Fiber Art through Digital Images”. Library Trends 69 (3), Winter, 2021.  Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Carmen, Julie. 2021. “Using Digital Images for STEAM Education and Discovery Through Fiber Art”. VRA Bulletin 48 (1), Spring/Summer, 2021. https://online.vraweb.org/index.php/vrab/article/view/203/211