Mouse's Embroidery

This page is so I can display my work to a wider audience. Hopefully, people will see the stuff on this page and will want to contact me to ask questions, or to swap information. I hope to learn new things as well as imparting what I've learned so far.

I became interested in historical needlework through the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). I am a member of the group in Sydney, Australia.

Split stitch

A recent project of mine, was to sew the devices of some of the Barons and Baronesses of Lochac(Australia), onto napkins in split stitch. During this project, I discovered that the direction of the stitches makes a lot of difference to the effect. I also gained an appreciation of simple and beautiful heraldry.

These pictures are scans of colour photocopies of the napkins. Please be patient, the pictures are large.

Alarice Beatrix von Thal, Baroness of Rowany 76k. Per chevron purpure and vert, on a chevron cotissed Or, three cinquefoils purpure.

Richard de la Croix, Baron of Rowany 69k. Argent, two unicorns rampant sable addorsed reguardant, horns crossed sable, and a Maltese cross gules.

Stephan Aldred of Rockley, Baron of Politarchopolis 72k. Per chevron vert and argent, a dragon passant argent and a hunting horn reversed gules, a chief argent.

Mathilde Adycote of Mynheniot, Baroness of Politarchopolis 82k. Per pale purpure and sable, a sun in its splendor and in chief, three acorns bendwise sinister Or.

Osgot of Corfe, Baron of Innilgard 72k. Per chevron argent and barry wavy argent and azure, a pall inverted between three ram's heads cabossed gules.

Esla of Ifeld, Baroness of Innilgard 68k. Argent, a chevron vert between three acorns proper, all within a bordure sable.

Baron Hrolf Herjolfssen 83k. Quarterly sable and Or, a sun, cardinal points throughout, within an orle of roundels counterchanged.

Baroness Madelaine de Bourgogne 73k. Per pale Or and gules, a squirrel sejant erect guardant sable maintaining in its dexter paw a drop spindle proper, and a chief seme-de-lys counterchanged.

German Renaisance Frock

These are some pictures of a dress I made based on a picture by Lucas Cranach.

full view

side view

Embroidered Shirts

shirt 1

shirt 2

Blackwork Favour

This is a blackworked tudor rose favour, made for my lord, Sir Corin Anderson.

favour 2

Device of Politarchopolis

This piece is about 8x9 inches. It is sewn in patterned couching and split stitch.


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