Friday, 21 March 2014
Tattoos are appearing everywhere on young women these days - what a sensation Cheryl Cole's roses caused in the British Press recently! But this is not new-fangled fashion. Jacques le Moyne de Morgues' watercolour of a Pictish daughter around 1585 suggests, at first sight, a rather beautifully embroidered body suit. However, eliminating the spear and collar and girdle, this girl of North East Scotland is in fact wearing her birthday suit. De Morgues is illustrating the wonder of Pictish tattoos, which were very in vogue at the time. Some say the name Pict was given to this tribe by the Romans to denote their painted (pictus) appearance. It is very probable that this was a fanciful representation but how interesting it is that it echoes the embroidered fashion of the times as can be seen in the portrait of an unknown lady from the Hampden family below.
Needleprint 10th Anniversary - Save $95.
To share our 10th anniversary celebrations with you, we are offering throughout the month of March 2014 a Free Goodhart Samplers Book or a Free Feller Needlework Collection Volume 1 with every copy of The Feller Needlework Collection Volume 2. You can take advantage of this special offer today. It comes with all our kindest wishes in this our last year before retirement.
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