Your Coif, My Hands

Blackwork embroidery, cotton threads on linen fabric stained with domestic fluids.

 

The pattern used in this work is based completely on the pattern of a 17th century English blackwork woman’s coif, from the V&A archives. All 35 distinc fill patterns appear in the original coif, with an almost exact repeat pattern, multiplied 6 times.

70x75 cm

2018