Painting on Fabric
One of the characteri stic and beautiful things about Medieval clothing is the ornate patterns and ornaments. Often, those patterns are woven into the fabric or are embroidere d. But there is some evidence of patterns painted onto fabric, specifical ly for banners and theatrical /ceremonia l costumes and backdrops and as the patterns for embroidery . However painted fabrics were used in the Medieval and Renaissanc e, re-enactor s can use paint to recreate the look of heavily patterned fabrics in place of expensive fabrics or time-consu ming decorative techniques .

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