Embroidery design from Das Neue Modelbuch, 1593

Embroidery design from Das Neue Modelbuch, 1593

Embroidery design from Das Neue Modelbuch
1593
St. Gallen
Pressmark 95.O. Box 1

This embroidery design was to be transferred by pouncing.

Pouncing was a technique which involved pricking out the outline of the pattern with a pin, attaching the page to a piece of fabric, then rubbing soot or charcoal through the pin holes so that when the page was removed, the pigment would be left in place.