This intricate embroidery project has kept me very busy for the past month or so. It started out with a pattern book that I found online: Modelbuch aller art Nehewercks un Strickens, by Christian Egenolf, 1527
There are a ton of embroidery designs, but these two pages caught my eye:
The last one above is finished, but just before I erased the blue with a good soaking of water. These two show the wet and then dry states before sewing up into a bag.
And here is a huge gallery of the finished drawstring bag. The one neat thing about me hand making the template and the blue guide marks is that it repeats beautifully, but it has slight variations between the elements that gives it a lot of character!