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Following the maker’s path into the lost art of medieval embroidery

Intrigued by the rare and intricate embroidered binding on a medieval almanac, textile maker and researcher Jacqui Carey set out to discover how it was done. Through a combination of close analysis and practical experiments, she was able to recreate samples of the materials and techniques. In the process she found a connection to the medieval makers who went before her.

Words by Jacqui Carey

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Jacqui Carey


Jacqui Carey has been a practising craftsperson since completing her degree in textiles in 1985. She is renowned for her work on analysing textile techniques and is the author of many books, including ‘MS.8932: A Medieval Embroidered Folded Almanac’.