I’ve been having fun sketching Viking Rus embroidery designs from period sources. Their artwork, as I may have said before, is this amazing mix of Viking, Byzantine and Eastern. I’m still researching on the stitches they used, but I haven’t yet found enough to post anything.
Here’s a new design. It’s based on a sword hilt from 11th century Ukraine.
Neckline / collar
Hem, Sleeves and other Straights