Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Goldwork Partlet

I am still working on some of the finer details to my Venetian outfit based on The Concert by Giovanni Antonio Fasolo. One major detail I have been holding off on is finishing the goldwork embroidery on the partlet aka gorgiera. Now that my copy of The Royal School of Needlework's Goldwork Stitches is here I will be reading it furiously and trying to sketch out the subtle goldwork designs in the painting. Wish me luck! and from what I have read of the book so far it is big on technique, but very light on historical context. A full review will follow later. 

Giovanni Antonio Fasolo, c1565: "The Concert" (fresco detail)
Vicenza, Villa Campiglia Negri de' Salvi