Looped stitch: the travels and development of an embroidery stitch

Lester-Makin, A. (2017) Looped stitch: the travels and development of an embroidery stitch. In: Biggam, C., Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons. Series: Essays in Anglo-Saxon studies (8). ACMRS, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Tempe, Arizona, pp. 119-136. ISBN 9780866985758

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This chapter is based on the paper I gave at the 2015 ISAS conference in Glasgow. It brings together, for the first time, all known examples of early medieval looped stitch and analyses them in the context of the wider Scandinavian world. By doing so the chapter incorporates two areas of discussion: what the variety of materials used in the stitch’s construction and its use in different social settings can tell us about the stitch’s value and the people who wore or used it, and what the surviving example’s find locations can tell us about the movement of people, ideas and materials in the Scandinavian world during the early medieval period. As such, the chapter explains how looped stitch was incorporated into the daily lives of people living and working in the Scandinavian world between c. AD 450 and 1100.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Makin, Dr Alexandra
Authors: Lester-Makin, A.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:ACMRS, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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