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This large knotwork design is inspired by the blackwork embroidery painted on the gown of Mary Hill in an extant portrait.  The line weight is balanced so that it may be used as printed, or embroidered over for a fully period look.

This large knotwork design is inspired by the blackwork embroidery painted on the gown of Mary Hill in an extant portrait. The line weight is balanced so that it may be used as printed, or embroidered over for a fully period look.

Detailed Tudor Floral Knotwork - Spoonflower Design, by Sidney Eileen; fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap design based on the blackwork embroidery on Henry Tudor's doublet in an extant portrait. It is fully detailed for use as printed.

Detailed Tudor Floral Knotwork - Spoonflower Design, by Sidney Eileen; fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap design based on the blackwork embroidery on Henry Tudor's doublet in an extant portrait. It is fully detailed for use as printed.

Modern Substitutes For Sixteenth Century Fabrics  Need to remember this so I know what I can use for lining

Modern Substitutes For Sixteenth Century Fabrics Need to remember this so I know what I can use for lining

China exported exquisite silk fabrics that were hand-painted with designs of flowers, birds and insects in realistic and fantastical colors and designs made especially for the Western market. In addition to extant gowns in collections, these vibrant silks can be seen in both European and American portraits of fashionable women.

China exported exquisite silk fabrics that were hand-painted with designs of flowers, birds and insects in realistic and fantastical colors and designs made especially for the Western market. In addition to extant gowns in collections, these vibrant silks can be seen in both European and American portraits of fashionable women.

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated to 1795-1800 (Museum of London), but it is made of a softer fabric (cotton muslin) with different color. Accessories are a reticule, a medallion with a portrait and a handkerchief of cotton organza trimmed at the edges with a Dresden work.

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated to 1795-1800 (Museum of London), but it is made of a softer fabric (cotton muslin) with different color. Accessories are a reticule, a medallion with a portrait and a handkerchief of cotton organza trimmed at the edges with a Dresden work.

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated to 1795-1800 (Museum of London), but it is made of a softer fabric (cotton muslin) with different color. Accessories are a medallion with a portrait and a handkerchief of cotton organza trimmed at the edges with a Dresden work.

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated to 1795-1800 (Museum of London), but it is made of a softer fabric (cotton muslin) with different color. Accessories are a medallion with a portrait and a handkerchief of cotton organza trimmed at the edges with a Dresden work.

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated to 1795-1800 (Museum of London), but it is made of a softer fabric (cotton muslin) with different color. Accessories are a reticule, a poke bonnet, a medallion with a portrait and a handkerchief of cotton organza trimmed at the edges with a Dresden work.

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated to 1795-1800 (Museum of London), but it is made of a softer fabric (cotton muslin) with different color. Accessories are a reticule, a poke bonnet, a medallion with a portrait and a handkerchief of cotton organza trimmed at the edges with a Dresden work.

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated to 1795-1800 (Museum of London), but it is made of a softer fabric (cotton muslin) with different color. Accessories are a reticule, a medallion with a portrait and a handkerchief of cotton organza trimmed at the edges with a Dresden work

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated to 1795-1800 (Museum of London), but it is made of a softer fabric (cotton muslin) with different color. Accessories are a reticule, a medallion with a portrait and a handkerchief of cotton organza trimmed at the edges with a Dresden work

Along with “the queen of textiles” – woven silk material – China exported exquisite silk fabrics that were hand-painted with designs of flowers, birds and insects in realistic and fantastical colors and designs, made especially for the Western market. In addition to extant gowns in collections, these vibrant silks can be seen in both European and American portraits of fashionable women.

Along with “the queen of textiles” – woven silk material – China exported exquisite silk fabrics that were hand-painted with designs of flowers, birds and insects in realistic and fantastical colors and designs, made especially for the Western market. In addition to extant gowns in collections, these vibrant silks can be seen in both European and American portraits of fashionable women.

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