Blackwork embroidery was used in many forms on a variety of different garments. This gallery is intended to assist costumers in looking at ways of incorporat ing blackwork embroidery into Renaissanc e-era costume. Links to portraits and to examples in museums.
In defining the basic components of French Hoods, I have attempted to use standard terms, beginning at the innermost layer, which would lie directly over the wearer' ; ;s hair, and working outward. Variations in the number of layers and constructi on methods are evident throughout the historical record, but for the most part are fairly consistent .