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Coronets (Variant 1)
These two patterns are the result of an attempt to
recreate in blackwork the mullions "tied" with crowns that
are a recurring motif in European textiles of the fourteenth through
seventeenth centuries (particularly brocaded silks).
William Morris used similar patterns as sources for some of his fabric and
While the inspiration is period, I should point out that I
know of no surviving blackwork patterns based on the repeating
motifs typical of silk-weaving.
Coronets (Variant 2)
All patterns, text, and illustrations are copyright 1985-2002
Paula Katherine Marmor.
Created 2 September 1997
Last Updated 11 November 2001